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Musical parking chairs cause rifts

February 1, 2015 It’s a long-held view in global affairs: When resources are scarce, conflict often follows. more »»


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Musical parking chairs cause rifts

February 1, 2015 It’s a long-held view in global affairs: When resources are scarce, conflict often follows. more »»

UPMC vs. Highmark: Confusion, hard feelings remain

February 1, 2015 he end of 2014 was supposed to be Armageddon in the long-running battle between UPMC and Highmark, as the contract between them was due to expire, cutting off in-network access for Highmark... more »»

‘American Sniper’ holds attention of local audience

February 1, 2015 Clint Eastwood’s politically polarizing film “American Sniper” has captivated local audiences. more »»

Less than super weather to hit area tonight

February 1, 2015 Conditions aren’t likely to be super this evening when local residents go to and from their parties to watch the big game. more »»

Pursuit of patient subscribers fuels battle

February 1, 2015 Both UPMC and Highmark are integrated delivery networks with medical systems and insurance arms. UPMC’s strength lies in its medical system, while Highmark’s lies in insurance. more »»

Local Sports

Bearcats defeated in finals on criteria system

February 1, 2015 By Todd Irwin tirwin@altoonamirror. more »»

'The Bus' is finally heading to Canton

February 1, 2015 The Associated Press PHOENIX — Junior Seau, Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Charles Haley and Will Shields were elected Saturday to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. more »»

Flash receive Major help in NEC victory

February 1, 2015 By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror. more »»

Lynch silent ... who cares?

February 1, 2015 PITTSBURGH — Super Bowl week ends tonight with the actual game and, darn it, we don’t know Marshawn Lynch any better than we did a week ago. more »»

Robinson keys Pitt upset

February 1, 2015 PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh’s James Robinson took an elbow to the face from a teammate, a shot to mouth from Notre Dame’s Demetrius Jackson and a metaphorical punch to the gut when the eighth-ranked... more »»

Lions land pair of DBs

February 1, 2015 Penn State got closer to completing its 2015 recruiting haul and upgraded its 2016 class at the same time on Saturday when the Nittany Lions received commitments from Pittsburgh Central Catholic... more »»

Lions lose in final seconds

February 1, 2015 CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — With the ball in his hands Saturday and just seconds left in a tie game, Illinois’ Malcolm Hill was looking for the best possible option. more »»

Hoops du Jour

February 1, 2015 PSU women at No. more »»

Nittany Lions getting head start on 2016

February 1, 2015 With most of its 2015 recruiting class filled, Penn State’s last visit weekend before signing day on Wednesday turned into an impromptu junior day. more »»

Nittany Lions edge Michigan

January 31, 2015 ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team won four of the first five bouts and six of 10 overall to down No. 15 Michigan for a Big Ten dual meet win on Friday night. more »»


Eric Robert Cavallucci

February 1, 2015 Eric Robert Cavallucci, 44, Tipton, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, at UPMC Altoona. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, at the Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc. more »»

William F. Sr. and C. Joanne DeArmitt

February 1, 2015 William F. “Bill” DeArmitt Sr. and C. Joanne DeArmitt, both 87, Tacoma, Wash., formerly of Bellwood, died Oct. 29, 2014, and Dec. 17, 2014, respectively. Bill was born on Feb. more »»

Frances (Lang) Engelhardt

February 1, 2015 Frances (Lang) Engelhardt, better known as Fran, 70, of Woodbury, N.Y., formerly of Altoona, passed away Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. She was born in Pennsylvania, daughter of Dr. more »»

John A. Favinger

February 1, 2015 John A. Favinger, 61, rural Williamsburg, died Friday. He was born in Chester County, son of the late John F. and Antoinette R. (Ferrara) Favinger. more »»

William Roy Drugg

February 1, 2015 William Roy Drugg, 88, Altoona, passed away early Friday morning at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Clyde T. and Frances N. (Dobson) Drugg. more »»

Area Life

Earth Matters: Energy sources have checkered past in Pennsylvania

January 31, 2015 Energy, economics and politics have made strange bedfellows for centuries. The peculiar dynamics among the three have historically been especially interesting in this part of the United States. more »»

Fundraiser for sick boy Saturday

January 30, 2015 CRESSON — A fundraiser will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Cresson American Legion Post 238, 222 Ashcroft Ave., for a 5-year-old boy who was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma on Oct. 30. more »»

Student of the Month: Ali Feathers Claysburg-Kimmel Junior Senior High School

January 29, 2015 Grade: Senior Age: 17 Chosen for: In addition to being an honors student, Ali’s greatest accomplish is her servant leadershi. more »»

Initiating imagination: Gallery exhibit ‘empowers’ student artists

January 29, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG – Knowing her mixed-media work entitled “Obsession” is displayed at a local gallery, Hannah Myers said she is excited that the community supports the arts. more »»

Talented and mysterious: Area autistic artist's artwork on display locally

January 25, 2015 By the time Matthew McCoy was 5, he was meticulous with his toys. Too meticulous, his parents noticed. more »»

Local Business


February 1, 2015 New hires and promotions -- Andrea T. Cecilli has joined Mount Aloysius college as director of campus ministry. more »»

Web offers business advantages

February 1, 2015 A lot of small businesses may be missing the boat. more »»

Sheetz opening concept restaurant in State College

January 30, 2015 STATE COLLEGE — Sheetz Inc. will open a new concept restaurant with a beer cave in downtown State College this fall, company officials announced. The concept restaurant at 129 1/2 S. Pugh St. more »»

Landolfi opening at new location

January 30, 2015 The long-vacant former Altoona YWCA building on Union Avenue has a new occupant. Guy J. Landolfi CPA, CFP will open for business Monday at the 224 Union Ave. locatio. more »»

Mobile provider TracFone to pay $40M in federal settlement

January 29, 2015 WASHINGTON — The nation’s largest prepaid mobile provider, TracFone Wireless, will pay $40 million to settle government claims that it misled millions of smartphone customers with promises of... more »»

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