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Shoplifting challenges retailers

May 24, 2015 As long as stores offer products for people to browse and buy, there will likely always be someone looking to find that “five-finger discount. more »»


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Shoplifting challenges retailers

May 24, 2015 As long as stores offer products for people to browse and buy, there will likely always be someone looking to find that “five-finger discount. more »»

Accident scene ‘a real mess’

May 24, 2015 WILLIAMSBURG — Two people were killed and two more left with severe injuries early Saturday after a violent high-speed crash in Catharine Township. more »»

Authority pursuing on-site lodging

May 24, 2015 The Blair County Convention Center and Sports Facilities Authority has authorized the placement of a legal advertisement, stating its interest in working with a party interested in building an... more »»

Attorney General’s office requests records from Lilly

May 24, 2015 Lilly War Memorial Association officials said their growing membership should be seen as a community success story. more »»

Spring Cove board prepares $4.7M bond for work at two schools

May 24, 2015 ROARING SPRING — Spring Cove School District administrators are finalizing the terms of a $4.7 million general obligation bond that’s set to pay for extensive buildings renovations this summe. more »»

Local Sports

Running for bronze: Kachman medals again in 3200

May 24, 2015 SHIPPENSBURG — Bedford Area High School junior long-distance runner Will Kachman can be very generous. Take for example, his reasoning for taking a risk in Saturday’s Class AA 3200-meter run. more »»

CC girls relay team takes third

May 24, 2015 SHIPPENSBURG — Central Cambria High School young standout Lexi Peterman had a chance on Saturday to do something few freshmen can boast: win a PIAA individual medal. more »»

Gahagans propel Cove’s rout

May 24, 2015 Cullen Gahagan had four hits, including a home run, while Conner Gahagan added two hits and three RBIs as the Spring Cove Dragons beat Corporal Miller/Reliance Bank, 14-1, in five innings in Kelley... more »»

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 »»

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 »»


Thomas F. Albright

May 24, 2015 April 25, 1954 - May 20, 2015 Thomas F. Albright, 61, Altoona, died unexpectedly Wednesday at his home. He was born in Altoona, son of the late John Farrell and Joan (Myers) Albright. more »»

Ronald F. Carnicella

May 24, 2015 Ronald F. Carnicella, 77, of Ebensburg died Friday, May 22, 2015, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. more »»

Allison Brooke Edwards

May 24, 2015 Allison Brooke Edwards, 21, of Williamsburg, passed away early Saturday morning, May 23, 2015, as a result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident. more »»

John Fara

May 24, 2015 John Fara, Cresson, died Saturday, May 23, 2015, at UPMC Altoona. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date. Arrangements are by Charles M. Kennedy Funeral Home, Cresson. more »»

Joshua N. Fay

May 24, 2015 Joshua N. Fay, 26, rural Williamsburg, passed away early Saturday morning, May 23, 2015, as a result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident. more »»

Area Life

Atop One World Trade Center, high-tech views of bustling NYC

May 24, 2015 NEW YORK — From the top of One World Trade Center, the nation’s tallest building, it really does seem as if you can “see forever. more »»

Striking chords against cancer: Event features continuous music and a Kid Zone

May 24, 2015 Ten musical acts have donated their time for an outdoor music festival that will have continuous music from gates open to close on May 30. more »»

Here come the judges as ‘AGT’ returns for its 10th season

May 24, 2015 NEW YORK — “They keep telling people it’s the 10th anniversary. But it’s the fourth season, as far as I’m concerned,” says Howard Stern, who joined “America’s Got Talent” as a judge in 2012. more »»

Michelle Obama offers glimpse of workout routine

May 24, 2015 WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama has finally revealed some of her workout secrets. more »»

Earth Matters: Bike ride brings reflection on past, environment

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

Local Business

Governor’s Impact Awards includes recognition for New Pig

May 24, 2015 HERSHEY — A Blair County company was among the 50 outstanding Pennsylvania companies and entrepreneurs recognized for creating jobs, developing ideas, expanding into new markets and making positive... more »»

Working on the holiday

May 24, 2015 Many American workers will enjoy a day off on Memorial Day, but most of those people on the job will be compensated for working on what is traditionally the first holiday of the summer season. more »»


May 24, 2015 New hires and promotions -- Dennis E. Doll of Hollidaysburg has been promoted to president and chief executive officer of Reliance Bank. more »»

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 »»

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