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Supervisor: Prison rumors unfounded

July 3, 2015 Tuesday marked the two-year anniversary since the official closing of the State Correctional Institution at Cresson, with barely a word from state officials as to when the property will be up for... more »»


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Supervisor: Prison rumors unfounded

July 3, 2015 Tuesday marked the two-year anniversary since the official closing of the State Correctional Institution at Cresson, with barely a word from state officials as to when the property will be up for... more »»

Wolf vetoes liquor bill

July 3, 2015 HARRISBURG — Gov. more »»

Attorney: Grand jury hears students’ testimony

July 3, 2015 Members of a fraternity suspended from Penn State Altoona for hazing allegations testified before a grand jury last month, their attorney told the Mirror. more »»

Aircraft company sets up shop at county airport

July 3, 2015 MARTINSBURG — A company that builds and sells small unmanned aircraft has begun to set up a testing center inside a hangar at the Altoona-Blair County Airport. Navmar Applied Sciences Corp. more »»

Police: Clerk stole $8,200 from Sheetz

July 3, 2015 A Freedom Township Sheetz employee allegedly stole more than $8,000 from her employer this year and claimed the missing money had been handed out as lottery winnings, police said. more »»

Local Sports

For the record: Appleman stepping aside after 547 wins

July 3, 2015 By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror. more »»

Liriano, Pirates finish off sweep of Tigers

July 3, 2015 DETROIT — Francisco Liriano knows very well what the Detroit Tigers have done to him over the last five years. more »»

Curve struggle again as Creasy roughed up

July 3, 2015 From Mirror reports TRENTON, N.J. — Jason Creasy got off to a great start in Double-A, winning his first seven decisions, but the Curve right-hander hasn’t had as much success lately. more »»

Nadal loses early at Wimbledon

July 3, 2015 LONDON — On the final point of the first set of his latest Wimbledon disappointment, Rafael Nadal swung his mighty, lefty forehand — and whiffed, accidentally whacking his right leg with his racket. more »»

Park knocks off Kelley leader Spring Cove

July 3, 2015 Dylan Adams had three hits, including a triple, and Josh Russo knocked in two runs to lead Park Furniture to an 8-5 win over Kelley Federation leader Spring Cove Thursday at Geesey Par. more »»

Lions get surprise commit

July 1, 2015 You know your recruiting class is on a roll when you start getting big-time prospects no one thought you were going to get. more »»

Baltimore four-star DT picks Nittany Lions

June 27, 2015 Just like that, Penn State has filled nearly all its 2016 recruiting needs on the defensive line. more »»

Rudel: Well-earned ‘ticket’ to retirement

June 26, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — When Bud Meredith began working in the Penn State ticket office 48 years ago, a large section-by-section map of the Beaver Stadium seating plan hung on the wall, and additions and... more »»

Lions snag big DT

June 26, 2015 When Charlotte, N.C. defensive tackle Christian Colon announced he would going public with his college of choice on Independence High School’s senior night, No. more »»

Nittany Lions hire ex-NFL coach Haslett

June 25, 2015 Penn State made an intriguing hire Wednesday, bringing former NFL head coach Jim Haslett on board as a team consultant. more »»


Lawrence L. Garman

July 3, 2015 Lawrence L. Garman, 94, Altoona, passed away early Monday morning. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Elmer and Alta (Wiley) Garman. He was twice married, first to Betty M. more »»

Rick A. Ickes

July 3, 2015 Rick A. Ickes, 57, East Freedom, died Wednesday evening, July 1, 2015. Arrangements are by Todd T. Thompson Funeral Home Inc., Roaring Spring. A complete obituary will appear in Saturday’s Mirror. more »»

Stanley A. Pisarski

July 3, 2015 Stanley A. Pisarski, 91, Portage, died Wednesday. He was born in Portage, son of Stanley and Mary Pisarski. more »»

Louis J. Ponder

July 3, 2015 Louis J. Ponder, 88, rural Roaring Spring, passed away Thursday afternoon, July 2, 2015, at the Pittsburgh VA Medical Center. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date. more »»

Jerry Lee Snyder

July 3, 2015 Jerry Lee Snyder, 46, Martinsburg, formerly of South Dakota, died unexpectedly Tuesday. A service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by S. more »»

Area Life

Fighting multiple sclerosis: Bicycle ride, tennis tournament to raise funds for local MS group

July 2, 2015 Organizers are hoping two fundraisers this month will both increase awareness and bring in money for a disease that continues to affect millions of peopl. more »»

Teen created new fundraiser last year

July 2, 2015 By Mary Haley For the Mirror HOLLIDAYSBURG — Emre Cardakli never knew his mother's cousin who died from complications caused by multiple sclerosis, but Emre heard a lot about him when he was growing... more »»

Teachers and friends enrich life’s journey

July 2, 2015 The ability to listen and act can set the soul on an unpredictable journey. more »»

Celebrity snippet

July 2, 2015 Jim Caviezel is being honored by a Pennsylvania museum dedicated to actor Jimmy Stewart. more »»

Keeping things fresh

July 1, 2015 BEDFORD — Raeann Dailey said the first thing she did after finishing her bagel breakfast sandwich was look the restaurant up on Faceboo. more »»

Local Business

Gas prices lowest in decades

July 1, 2015 Beginning today, customers of Peoples Natural Gas will pay the lowest price for natural gas since the mid-1980s. more »»


July 1, 2015 Microtel now open Jaggard Street Realty LLC has opened the new Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham at 1601 Valley View Blvd. The hotel is being operated by SKY Hospitality LLC and employs 15. more »»

Tenants committing to former Butterick site

June 30, 2015 The group that owns the former Butterick building on Beale Avenue is filling it back up, with the help of renovations, after the departure in 2013 of major tenant Warnac. more »»


June 30, 2015 WPS Office recognized Photizo Group has recognized WPS Office Solutions of Altoona as a leader in managed print services. more »»

Marcellus-reliant firms resilient

June 28, 2015 Local businesses who work with the Marcellus Shale industry say a significant drop in crude oil prices has had an impact on their business — and one company that had planned on building a plant in... more »»

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