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Dormevil receives 7 years’ probation

May 22, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Jacob Dormevil is only 21 years old, but he said in a statement Thursday to Blair County Judge Elizabeth Doyle that the last two years of his young life have been “unbearable. more »»


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Dormevil receives 7 years’ probation

May 22, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Jacob Dormevil is only 21 years old, but he said in a statement Thursday to Blair County Judge Elizabeth Doyle that the last two years of his young life have been “unbearable. more »»

Circus company facing scrutiny

May 22, 2015 An Oklahoma circus company is being asked to respond to allegations linked to the handling of elephants, including a 2014 incident in Altoona, as reported in a recent complaint filed with the U.S. more »»

Holiday travel to increase

May 22, 2015 Highways are expected to be busy this weekend for what is typically the first big travel holiday of the summer season. About 37. more »»

PNG elaborates on Gallitzin gas signups, benefits

May 22, 2015 GALLITZIN — If there was any perceived benefit to delaying signing up for natural gas, it’s gone now, said Peoples Natural Gas officials Thursday. more »»

Local Sports

Good as gold

May 23, 2015 By Philip Cmor SHIPPENSBURG — Mike Biddle is the only student at Williamsburg’s Living Waters Christian Academy. “It’s a little differen. more »»

Not even injuries can stop Voyzey from winning

May 23, 2015 By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror. more »»

Cole shows his mettle in victory

May 23, 2015 By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Gerrit Cole was in Noah Syndergaard’s shoes in 2013, anointed the next big thing and freighted with the weight of outsized expectations. more »»

Juniata Valley pulls off road upset in District 6-A semifinals

May 23, 2015 By Nick Gueguen For the Mirror JOHNSTOWN — The No. more »»

Frederick fine with silver; Mencer in line for big day

May 23, 2015 SHIPPENSBURG — Sometimes all you can do is tip your hat to the other guy. more »»

Bizer leads rugby into national championships

May 23, 2015 DENVER — Caution: “Human Sledgehammer” at work. Big hits about to happen. Penn State rugby standout Meya Bizer is known for her jarring collisions on the field, leading to her fitting nickname. more »»

Franklin says camp idea wasn’t his

May 21, 2015 NEW YORK — Penn State coach James Franklin wants to make something clear when it comes to the debate about so-called satellite camps: He stole theidea. more »»

CB Davis dismissed from team

May 21, 2015 Senior cornerback Da’Quan?Davis has been dismissed from the Penn State football team for violating team rules, the university announced Wednesday. more »»

PSU’s Brown, Gebhart recognized

May 20, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State Nittany Lion wrestler Matt Brown and field hockey player Laura Gebhart have been named to the First Team CoSIDA At-Large Academic All-District team. more »»

PSU picks up O-line recruit

May 19, 2015 Penn State bolstered the offensive line for its 2016 recruiting class on Monday afternoon when the Nittany Lions received a verbal commitment from 6-foot-7, 270-pound offensive tackle Alex... more »»


Pamela S. (O’Shell) Deeters

May 23, 2015 Pamela S. (O’Shell) Deeters, 54, Tyrone, died early Thursday morning at Altoona Center for Nursing Care. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Kirby H. and Lois J. (O’Shell) McClellan. more »»

Freeman Homer Feathers

May 23, 2015 Freeman Homer Feathers, 82, a resident at The Village at Morrisons Cove, formerly of Claysburg, died Thursday evening at the Village. more »»

Joann Fornwalt

May 23, 2015 Joann Fornwalt, 81, of Ninth Street, Watkins Glen, N.Y., formerly of County Route 28, Watkins Glen, passed away May 16, 2015, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, N.Y. more »»

Rilla (Mansell) Kearney

May 22, 2015 Rilla (Mansell) Kearney, 91, Lilly, died Wednesday. She was born in Cassandra, daughter of James and Eliza (Sanders) Mansell. more »»

Michael Thomas Pattie

May 22, 2015 Michael Thomas Pattie, 34, Altoona, passed away Saturday at home. He was born in Altoona, son of John M. Pattie and Tamara Knisley. more »»

Area Life

Earth Matters: Bike ride brings reflection on past, environment

May 23, 2015 In human terms, 40 years is a long tim. more »»

Water well-being: Safety must be a priority for boaters this summer

May 23, 2015 GALLITZIN — Richard Mohney, who is the ranger supervisor at Prince Gallitzin State Park, said despite all of the warnings people hear about why they need to stay safe when they’re boating, they don’... more »»

Music helps brain injury patients find their voice

May 21, 2015 Pianist and guitarist Tom Sweitzer will perform a free concert on May 24 to thank his hometown of Altoona for supporting his early education, which he said, has led him to a successful career in... more »»

Keeping history alive

May 21, 2015 Editor’s note: The second story in the “Our Heritage” series looks at Altoona’s Italian roots. “Buon birra, buon vino, buon amici. more »»

On-Foot Foodies: The Meadows Original Frozen Custard

May 20, 2015 It’s almost summer — almost time for relaxing outside and enjoying the mild weather. But it’s also a great time to take a ride and buy a treat at a food stand. more »»

Local Business

Feds seek to manage Takata air bag recall, speed up repairs

May 22, 2015 DETROIT — Exploding air bags made by Takata Corp. are so dangerous that U.S. safety regulators want to manage a massive recall so cars can be fixed faster. more »»

Suit: Competitor’s smiley face cookies ‘confusingly similar’

May 22, 2015 PITTSBURGH (AP) — The cookies may be smiling, but the restaurants are not. more »»


May 20, 2015 UPMC lab gets accreditation UPMC Altoona’s Laboratory Services received accreditation from The Accred­i­ta­tion Committee of the College of Ameri­can Pathologists, based on results of a recent... more »»


May 19, 2015 Online boutique starts Courtney Conaway of Altoona has started an online boutique at www.courtney more »»

Convenient care center to open in Huntingdon

May 15, 2015 HUNTINGDON — Mutual Benefit Group has committed $100,000 to J.C. Blair’s new Convenient Care Center scheduled to open Tuesday in the Giant Plaza in Huntingdon. more »»

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