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Wright asks for execution again

April 24, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A death row inmate from Blair County is asking that a nearly six-year-old stay of execution be lifted “so (he) can commence the death-penalty execution without further delay. more »»


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Wright asks for execution again

April 24, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A death row inmate from Blair County is asking that a nearly six-year-old stay of execution be lifted “so (he) can commence the death-penalty execution without further delay. more »»

Ex-chief honored by Logan Township

April 24, 2015 Recently retired Logan Township Police Chief Ron Heller said he was humbled by the tribute presented in his honor at Thursday’s supervisors meeting. more »»

Police: Teens cause incident at McDonald’s

April 24, 2015 Police said about 40 school-age teenagers were involved in an incident at McDonald’s that ended in the assault of the owner. more »»

Falling bricks build case for repair orders

April 24, 2015 With bricks having fallen from four city buildings onto or near public rights of way in about seven weeks, City Councilman Mike Haire asked Wednesday what can be done to prevent a recurrence. more »»

Commissioners plan to approve LERTA program

April 24, 2015 SIDMAN — After more than two years of discussion, Cambria County commissioners said Thursday they plan to approve a tax-abatement program for Portage Borough in the coming weeks. more »»

Local Sports

Mustangs hold off Bulldogs

April 24, 2015 CLAYSBURG — Luke Dividock and Cody Zdunczyk each doubled and drove in two runs for Portage as it edged Claysburg-Kimmel, 4-3, in high school baseball Thursday. more »»

Passed ball in 7th gives JV win over Pirates

April 24, 2015 ALEXANDRIA — Brittany Houck reached on an error and scored the winning run with no outs on a passed ball in the bottom of the seventh inning as Juniata Valley managed to squeak by Inter-County... more »»

Bellwood-Antis runs by Mount Union, Rockets

April 24, 2015 MOUNT UNION — Marissa Panasiti (400), Kamryn Mercer (high jump), Ana Hollen (triple jump) and Selena Damiano (shot put) each won an event for the Bellwood-Antis girls track team as it defeated... more »»

Steelers draft capsule

April 24, 2015 The following is the second of seven position-by-position 2015 Pittsburgh Steelers draft analyses: RUNNING BACKS Currently on the roster: Le’Veon Bell, DeAngelo Williams, Dri Archer, Josh Harris Las... more »»

Mirror seeking awards nominations

April 24, 2015 The Mirror is seeking nominations for special awards to be presented at its 10th annual Athlete of the Year banquet Monday, May 18. more »»

Red Flash adding water polo in 2016

April 23, 2015 LORETTO — Saint Francis University added women’s water polo as the 23rd varsity sport, it was announced by Director of Athletics Bob Krimmel. more »»

Possibly more than football at Beaver Stadium

April 21, 2015 By Ben Brigandi For the Mirror UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State is open to expanded use of Beaver Stadium beyond football, though no specific conversations about concerts or other sporting events such a... more »»

Improving offensive line remains a top priority

April 19, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — There were a few surprises in Saturday’s Blue-White Game, but it came as no surprise that Penn State’s defense clearly is ahead of the offense at the conclusion of spring drills. more »»

Hack back and on (NFL) track

April 19, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — The NFL Draft is right around the corner (April 30-May 2), and Christian Hackenberg won’t be in it. more »»

Game adds feather to recruiting cap

April 19, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — As Penn State football coach James Franklin fielded a question about recruiting during spring practice following Saturday afternoon’s Blue-White Game, the second year Nittany Lion... more »»


Guy V. Burkholder

April 24, 2015 Guy V. Burkholder, 88, Tipton, died Wednesday morning, April 22, 2015, at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 2015, at Jon C. more »»

Father Gerard Majella Connolly, T.O.R.

April 24, 2015 Father Gerard Majella Connolly, T.O.R., 74, died Wednesday at St. Bernardine Monastery, Hollidaysburg. He was born in Riverdale, N.Y., son of the late Michael and Katherine (Lyons) Connolly. more »»

Dale R. Eberhart

April 24, 2015 Dale R. Eberhart, 52, Cresson, died Wednesday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of Gloria (Tobin) Eberhart and the late William F. Eberhart. more »»

Beverly A. (Kuhn) Fabian

April 24, 2015 Beverly A. (Kuhn) Fabian, 71, Altoona, died Wednesday evening, April 22, 2015, at UPMC Altoona. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 2015, at Stanley J. more »»

Elma (Schnars) Gette Smithmyer

April 24, 2015 Elma Ruth (Schnars) Gette Smithmyer, 96, Key Colony Beach, Fla., formerly of Philipsburg, died Wednesday at Epworth Manor, Tyrone. more »»

Area Life

Altoona native to appear on TLC show

April 23, 2015 By Paige Minemyer Altoona native Brittany Kleiner said finding her wedding dress at Kleinfeld Bridal in was one of the best birthday gifts she could have asked for. more »»

Stitching up a show

April 23, 2015 HUNTINGDON — Some call quilting a craft, but the finished product surely is art. And, a lot of it will be on display at this week’s 24th annual Huntingdon Quilt Show. more »»

On-Foot Foodies: Leighty's Chik-N-Ribs

April 22, 2015 It’s almost summer —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 »»

Bryan is ACM Awards entertainer of year: Miranda Lambert takes home four awards; It’s a family affairfor Taylor Swift

April 20, 2015 ARLINGTON, Texas — Luke Bryan won entertainer of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards. more »»

Summer’s coming: Time to sign up kids for camp

April 19, 2015 Parents may view summer camp as a babysitter for their children. more »»

Local Business

UPS Store owners receive award from administration

April 24, 2015 The owners of the UPS Store in Altoona’s Plank Road Crossing have been named Small Business Persons of the Year by the Small Business Administration’s Pitts­burgh District Office. more »»

Blair-Bedford Central Labor Council selects annual winners

April 23, 2015 The president of a longtime family business will be honored as Person of the Year by the Blair-Bedford Central Labor Council. Tim Bettwy of Bettwy Electric Inc., Newry, will receive the honor Sept. more »»

Plans to reduce ag carbon emissions announced

April 23, 2015 DETROIT — Federal agricultural officials are planning to announce voluntary programs and initiatives for farmers, ranchers and foresters meant to build on President Barack Obama’s efforts to combat... more »»

Business briefs, April 23

April 23, 2015 TIPTON New Pig launches water projects grant program New Pig Corp., a leader in innovative environmental leak and spill containment products on Wednesday launched the PIG Difference Grant Program. more »»

Community banks go extra mile

April 19, 2015 The little guy plays a big role in the banking industry. more »»

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