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Minority-owned businesses finding success in city lacking racial and ethnic diversity

September 1, 2014 A Los Angeles native has created a small island of diversity in Altoona — which, according to a 2012 Penn State study, is one of the least racially and ethnically diverse metropolitan areas in the U. more »»

 
 
 

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Minority-owned businesses finding success in city lacking racial and ethnic diversity

September 1, 2014 A Los Angeles native has created a small island of diversity in Altoona — which, according to a 2012 Penn State study, is one of the least racially and ethnically diverse metropolitan areas in the U. more »»

Ceremony to honor crewman

September 1, 2014 Fifteen thousand feet above France, their cockpit ablaze and bullets ripping through their B-17 bomber, five men donned parachutes and leaped for safety on Sept. 6, 1943. more »»

Labor union president proud of success locally

September 1, 2014 Though many celebrate Labor Day with barbeques and family picnics, the holiday, first recognized as a federal holiday in 1894, originally began as a celebration of the labor movement in the United... more »»

Burgi’s ride continues to grow

September 1, 2014 BELLWOOD — With the first blare of the air horn Sunday, dozens of leather-clad bikers strapped on their helmets and checked their gear. more »»

Woman stays busy in Grange

September 1, 2014 Lorena Baughman grew up in the Grange. “I am a member of the fourth generation of my family, my daughters are the fifth generation,” the Duncansville area woman said. more »»

Local Sports

Heisey's homers hurt Bucs

September 1, 2014 PITTSBURGH — The Cincinnati Reds likely envisioned themselves in the thick of a pennant race as the calendar turned to September. Yet, they’re five games under . more »»

Pirates must do better than 0-5 on road trip

September 1, 2014 PITTSBURGH—The Pittsburgh Pirates packed up and left PNC Park Sunday afternoon following a successful 6-3 homestan. 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 »»

Curve make history in bad way with loss

September 1, 2014 BOWIE — The Altoona Curve’s late-inning struggles continued in their 8-7 loss to the Bowie Baysox on Sunday afternoon at Prince George’s Stadium. more »»

Team finishes up at Galactic Ice

September 1, 2014 Johnstown Tomahawks head coach Mike Letizia was looking for a veteran presence to step up in their second pre-season game. He may have shown up in the form of Tanner Barne. 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 »»

Penn State-UCF highlights, lowlights

August 31, 2014 Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 26-24 victory over UCF on Saturday at Croke Park Stadium in Dublin, Irelan. more »»

Obituaries

Benjamin L. Knisely

September 1, 2014 Benjamin L. Knisely, 78, of King went home to be with the Lord Saturday at home. He was born in Queen, son of the late Harry and Lydia (Walter) Knisely. more »»

Barbara L. Walker

September 1, 2014 Barbara L. Walker, 84, Altoona, died Saturday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Cumberland, Md., daughter of the late Cecil and Elizabeth (Matt) Schriver and her step-mother, Mary Schriver. more »»

Fern L. Feathers

September 1, 2014 Fern L. Feathers, 66, Imler, passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at home. A full obituary will appear in a later edition of the Mirror. Arrangements are by Leslie-Miller Funeral Home, Claysburg. more »»

Henry Nathaniel Lee

August 31, 2014 Henry “Hank” Nathaniel Lee, 82, Altoona, went to be present with the Lord Friday evening at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Helen Hesser Love Whiting and John McKelvey Lee. more »»

Michael J. Noel Sr.

August 31, 2014 Michael J. Noel Sr., 87, Coalport, died Friday at The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg. He was born in Fallentimber, son of the late Michael and Minnie (Rickard) Noel. 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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