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Penn State faithful travel to Dublin

August 30, 2014 DUBLIN — Looking out over a sea of more than 10,000 Penn State fans, Nittany Lion and Steelers legend Jack Ham said it best. more »»


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Penn State faithful travel to Dublin

August 30, 2014 DUBLIN — Looking out over a sea of more than 10,000 Penn State fans, Nittany Lion and Steelers legend Jack Ham said it best. more »»

Tip leads police to run-away suspect

August 30, 2014 ROARING SPRING — The saga Friday in Morrisons Cove possessed all the elements of a drama: A leap from an upper-floor window, with law enforcement at the door; a run to freedom, a friend to act as a... more »»

Nittany Pointe Apartment residents without water

August 30, 2014 Penn State students living in the off-campus Nittany Pointe Apartments have been without water from 5 p.m. Thursday to at least 4 p.m. Friday. more »»

No charges will be filed in Hollidaysburg probe

August 30, 2014 No criminal charges will be filed in connection with misconduct by Hollidaysburg Area football players that was reported by the senior high school’s officials. more »»

Ready to roar

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Local Sports

Ridge rallies for win

August 30, 2014 NEW PARIS — One can only wonder what might have happened in the Looney Toons cartoon with the Roadrunner and the Wile E. Coyote if the coyote had a sidekick to help him catch the Roadrunner. more »»

NCAA punishes SFU football program

August 30, 2014 For the second time in less than four months, the Saint Francis football program has been punished by the NCAA, this time for what the governing body deemed as violations of ethical conduct rules. more »»

Eagles make final stand

August 30, 2014 TYRONE — A reporter mistakenly asked Tyrone first-year coach Jason Wilson at 29 years old how much did the final drive of the Backyard Brawl between the Golden Eagles and Bellwood-Antis age him?... more »»

Mountain Lions’ offense clicks early

August 30, 2014 Everyone in the WPIAL understands that Altoona’s Kevin Givens is an explosive player. For a quarter at least, Givens helped show the Mountain Lions’ big-play potential as a team. more »»

Marauders get off to big start

August 30, 2014 JOHNSTOWN — Brandon Chadbourn knows there is a big difference between being the team that sneaks up on everyone and the team that everyone has come to topple. more »»

UCF more than just Bortles

August 30, 2014 DUBLIN — Five things to look for as the James Franklin era begins at Penn State with an intriguing matchup overseas against Central Florida in the Croke Park Classic. No. 1. more »»

Windy conditions could influence game

August 30, 2014 DUBLIN — Former Purdue coach Joe Tiller didn’t invent the passing game, but he is often credited for helping modernize the Big Ten by bringing a good air attack to the conference. more »»

Penn State players get chance at making memories in Ireland

August 29, 2014 DUBLIN — Penn State’s players looked like fish out of water trying to play football Thursday. But don’t worry, it wasn’t our football. It was Ireland’s version of football. more »»

Franklin not bothered by Central Florida game

August 29, 2014 College football coaches all face the same opening-week dilemma: Do they want to play a tough opponent right out of the chute, or ease into the season with a soft opponent that’s essentially a... more »»

Bowling in '14 still not reality

August 28, 2014 The final year of Penn State’s bowl ban could be lifted for next season, according to a published report Wednesday, but the school does not appear to have a good chance of going to a bowl game this... more »»


Joshua Allan Calhoun

August 30, 2014 Joshua Allan Calhoun, 37, Ashville, N.C., formerly of Altoona, passed away Monday from a car accident. He was born in Texas City, Texas, son of Allan Calhoun of Altoona. more »»

John E. Ferry

August 30, 2014 John E. Ferry, 96, Altoona, died unexpectedly on Thursday afternoon. He was born in Altoona, son of the late John P. and Elizabeth (Parks) Ferry. He married Betty E. Simington on Jan. more »»

William B. Reed

August 30, 2014 William B. Reed, 63, Smithmill, passed away Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at UPMC Altoona. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, and 9 until the 11 a.m. more »»

George G. ‘Gene’ Ketner

August 30, 2014 George G. “Gene” Ketner, 82, Lakemont, died Thursday morning at Golden LivingCenter-Hillview. He was born in Hollidays­burg, son of the late George O. and Minnie (Benner) Ketner. He married Susanne R. more »»

Howard Brant Coy

August 29, 2014 Howard Brant Coy, 81, Altoona, died Saturday at his home. He was born in McKeesport, son of the late Stephen C. and Alma Mae (Brant) Coy. He is survived by a sister, Marlene Mifflin of Pittsburgh. 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

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 »»

Field & Stream opening set

August 26, 2014 Field & Stream, a specialty retail concept focusing on hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts, will open its Altoona store on Oct. 10. The store is in the Sierra North Plaza, adjacent to Target. more »»

F.N.B. involved in merger

August 26, 2014 The shareholders of OBA Financial Services Inc. have approved the agreement and plan of merger between F.N.B. Corp. and OBA Financial Services. more »»

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