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School of thought for fish

September 2, 2014 REYNOLDSDALE — Pointing to clouds of tightly packed trout swimming in circles last week, Reynoldsdale State Fish Hatchery foreman Tracy Wombacher said: “These fish are basically the Class of 2015. more »»

 
 
 

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School of thought for fish

September 2, 2014 REYNOLDSDALE — Pointing to clouds of tightly packed trout swimming in circles last week, Reynoldsdale State Fish Hatchery foreman Tracy Wombacher said: “These fish are basically the Class of 2015. more »»

AWA braces for dam projects

September 2, 2014 Having just finished $65 million in renovations to its pair of sewer plants and having just begun $8. more »»

Milliron: Dickey’s case load ‘overbooked’

September 2, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair County courts have hit a logjam because popular Altoona defense attorney Thomas M. more »»

Volunteers focus of annual edition

September 2, 2014 The volunteer spirit — from firefighters to youth sports coaches and from the arts to helping feed the needy — will be focus of this year’s Blair County Proud edition, coming in the Monday, Sep. more »»

Fair unites family over food

September 2, 2014 EBENSBURG — Labor Day at the Cambria County fair was all about family. “We make it like a family affair. There are about 25 of us here together. We come here every year. more »»

Local Sports

McCutchen shot wasted in Pirates’ loss

September 2, 2014 ST. LOUIS — To Andrew McCutchen, it was just another home run — one of 21 that he has hit this season. However, his 454-foot shot in the seventh inning wasn’t just ordinary. more »»

Curve end miserable year with victory

September 2, 2014 If only the Curve would have been able to accomplish all season what they accomplished in Monday’s finale, this wouldn’t have been such a disastrous year. If only. more »»

Bowden rebuilding Akron Zips

September 2, 2014 Penn State faces a coach with a famous last name this week in Terry Bowden, who is in his third year of trying to rebuild the Akron program. more »»

Chadbourn has a great start

September 2, 2014 Name: Brandon Chadbourn School: Bishop Guilfoyle Age: 17 Grade: 12 Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Chadbourn rushed for 135 yards on 12 carries and scored three touchdowns. more »»

Ormsby a force on the floor

September 2, 2014 Name: Anna Ormsby School: Central Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Volleyball Athlete of the week achievement: Ormsby helped her team win the Lycoming Labor Day Invitational by totaling 42 kills, 40... more »»

Bowden rebuilding Akron Zips

September 2, 2014 Penn State faces a coach with a famous last name this week in Terry Bowden, who is in his third year of trying to rebuild the Akron program. more »»

Plenty to like about first PSU game

September 1, 2014 Looking back on Saturday and ahead to this week and beyond for the Penn State football team. n Five things to like: . more »»

Lions pull out victory in Ireland in Franklin’s debut

August 31, 2014 DUBLIN — James Franklin stood at midfield after the game and screamed to his team, “Get Ficken! Where’s Ficken?” Five seconds later, the kicker started running toward Franklin. more »»

Penn State relishing late win

August 31, 2014 DUBLIN — Penn State planned to celebrate during its long flight back to Pennsylvania on Saturday night after a thrilling finish 3,000 miles from home. more »»

Hack’s record day shows his value

August 31, 2014 DUBLIN — One of the best compliments any athlete in any sport can receive is that he always gives his team a chance to win. more »»

Obituaries

Kathryn A. Best

September 2, 2014 Kathryn A. Best, 94, of East Freedom passed away Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. She was born in East Freedom, daughter of the late Frank and Edna (Crawford) Shaw. Her husband, Joseph . more »»

Helen M. Bowser

September 2, 2014 Helen M. Bowser, 93, of the Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 until the 7 p.m. more »»

Mary Jane Gochnaur

September 2, 2014 Mary Jane Gochnaur, 82, formerly of North Third Street, Altoona, died early Sunday morning at Valley View Health & Rehabilitation Center. more »»

Vera (Wineland) Stalter

September 2, 2014 Vera (Wineland) Stalter, 82, of Como, N.C., died Monday while in the care of hospice. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, James; a son, James Michael of Yuma, Ariz. more »»

R. Scott Pennabaker

September 2, 2014 R. Scott Pennabaker, 75, Auburndale, Fla., died Monday morning, Sept. 1, 2014, at his summer home in Houtzdale. Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. more »»

Area Life

Earth Matters: Several causes can bring blight right to our doorstep

August 30, 2014 I stood aghast as I looked at the large container of trash near the front door. Inside the house, things didn’t look much better. more »»

Provoking thought: 9/11 story examines selfishness in a time of tragedy

August 28, 2014 “The Mercy Seat” brings a war within a war to its audiences. more »»

Edible flowers can brighten and flavor dishes

August 27, 2014 Finding flowers on a dining table is not not surprising, but maybe you’d find yourself a bit curious if they were part of the meal. more »»

‘Breaking Bad,’ Cranston win Emmys; ‘Modern Family’ gets its fifth award for comedy series; Billy Crystal honors Robin Wiliams

August 26, 2014 LOS ANGELES — “Modern Family” won a record-tying fifth best comedy series Emmy Award and a dominant “Breaking Bad” captured the top drama award and a trio of acting honors in Monday’s ceremony,... more »»

Local Business

Fiore marks 60th anniversary

August 31, 2014 Frustrated by periodic furloughs from his job as a pipe fitter for the Pennsyl­vania Railroad, Leonard S. Fiore Sr. started a small construction company in Altoona in 1954. more »»

Workplace

August 31, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Sean Makowiecki of Cresson has been hired as UPMC Altoona’s Patient Access manager. more »»

Operation Our Town grants $50K to groups

August 28, 2014 Operation Our Town has distributed grants totaling $50,000 to 15 Blair County organizations who will assist with drug prevention and treatment effort. more »»

Local foreclosure rates drop

August 27, 2014 Foreclosure rates in Altoona decreased for the month of June over the same period last year, according to newly released data from CoreLogic. more »»

Airport authority OKs lease agreement

August 26, 2014 kstephens@altoonamirror. more »»

 
 

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