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Airport switches operator

July 30, 2014 The Altoona-Blair County Airport Authority will allow its fixed-based operator to transfer responsibilities and obligations to a newly formed limited liability corporation. more »»


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Airport switches operator

July 30, 2014 The Altoona-Blair County Airport Authority will allow its fixed-based operator to transfer responsibilities and obligations to a newly formed limited liability corporation. more »»

Ebensburg council OKs rain runoff charge

July 30, 2014 EBENSBURG — The borough became the first local municipality to take advantage of a state law allowing local governments to levy fees to pay for stormwater management projects. more »»

Hospital opens transplant clinic

July 30, 2014 Dale Barnes and Gloria Bosh won’t miss their two hour drives to Pittsburg. more »»

Man to stand trial for courthouse feud

July 30, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Justin D. more »»

Teen accused of removing pins from ride

July 30, 2014 An Altoona 19-year-old faces a theft charge for allegedly removing safety pins from a Bedford County Fair Ferris wheel, and while police haven’t filed any charges to suggest passengers were at risk,... more »»

Local Sports

Sheetz claims Major crown

July 30, 2014 In the best-of-three Altoona Teener Major championship series, having two reliable 15-year-old pitchers helps, but having three is a luxury. more »»

Locker Room knocks off Conrad/Lilly

July 30, 2014 LILLY — Brett Weibley homered, Lucas Kelleher drove in four runs and Locker Room knocked off regular-season champion Conrad Chiropractic/Lilly American Legion, 8-4, in a Greater City League game on... more »»

Biddle, Tiracave earn high medals

July 30, 2014 HUMBLE, Texas — Two members of the Mountain Top Track and Field Club brought home top-five medals from the USATF National Junior Olympics championships last week at Turner Field near Houston. more »»

Cumming, Penn Med advance to semis

July 30, 2014 Cumming Motors, the champion of the East End Youth Baseball League, rolled into the semifinals of the Dean Patterson Little World Series with a convincing 21-0 victory over Thompson’s Pharmacy on... more »»

IUP hires Mazzante as assistant

July 30, 2014 INDIANA — IUP women’s basketball coach Tom McConnell announced the hiring of Kelly Mazzante as the program’s top assistant coach on?Monday. more »»

Coach is ‘comfortable’

July 30, 2014 CHICAGO — James Franklin fielded about 100 questions Tuesday, most of which were serious while two were downright sill. more »»

Franklin ready for family reunion

July 30, 2014 CHICAGO — I have 2-year-old twins, and it’s been emotionally difficult being away from them for a mere three days covering Big Ten football in the Windy City. more »»

Running back matures, ready for big year

July 29, 2014 CHICAGO — Bill Belton admits he needed to grow up, to work harder, to not feel entitled. more »»

Additions may be rivals

July 29, 2014 CHICAGO — The addition of Rutgers and Maryland to the Big Ten were a major focus at Monday’s conference media days, and the Penn State camp believes those teams will be good rivals for years to com. more »»

New PSU AD has solid hoop history

July 28, 2014 CHICAGO — One of the best things about new Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour — if you’re a basketball fan — is that she has a lot of experience working at schools where basketball actually... more »»


Angela M. Ayle

July 30, 2014 April 3, 1930 – July 28, 2014 Angela M. Ayle, 84, Roaring Spring, formerly of Gallitzin, died Monday at her home. She was born in Gallitzin, daughter of the late John and Mary (Jaskulski) Stahulak. more »»

Barbara Ann Benton

July 30, 2014 Barbara Ann Benton, 73, Altoona, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at UPMC Altoona. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date. more »»

Michael R. Cerullo

July 30, 2014 Nov. 18, 1935 - July 28, 2014 Michael R. Cerullo, 78, Altoona, died Monday. Born in Altoona, he resided in Yonkers, N.Y., moving back to Altoona in 1992. more »»

Alfred K. ‘Fred’ Dangel

July 30, 2014 Alfred K. “Fred” Dangel, 75, Hollidaysburg, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at his residence after an extended illness. At his request, there will be no public visitation or funeral service. more »»

Marjorie J. Ginter

July 30, 2014 Jan. 1, 1920 – July 22, 2014 Marjorie J. Ginter, 94, Haines City, Fla., was called home by her Lord on July 22, 2014, in Haines Cit. more »»

Area Life

Making a meal outdoors doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice taste

July 30, 2014 Just because you can’t pack up your at-home kitchen and take it camping with you doesn’t mean the menu for your outdoor adventure has to suffer. more »»

IUP trumpet professor making appearance at Sunday concert

July 26, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Musician Kevin Eisensmith was first introduced to the trumpet at hom. more »»

‘Unity in the community’: African American Heritage Festival marks 21 years

July 24, 2014 The 21st annual African American Heritage Festival will be packed with entertainment and fellowship for another year of celebrating “unity in the community. more »»

Ice cream may make you happy, but be sure to eat sensibly, dietitian says

July 23, 2014 MARTINSBURG — You could say Pam Stock and her granddaughter, Kayla Jo Dodson, have worked side-by-side in Stock’s ice cream business almost since it opened 15 years ago. more »»

Rib festival returns to 7 Springs

July 23, 2014 SEVEN SPRINGS — As a rib cook, Bill Ball travels across the country doing something that he loves — making people happy. more »»

Local Business

Backyard show

July 30, 2014 Tussey Mountain Mulch Landscape Center is organizing a free self-guided tour of area backyards. The seven stops will accept visitors from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. more »»

School featured

July 30, 2014 The Altoona Beauty School is featured in this month’s Seventeen magazine. The local school offers four programs: cosmetology, esthetician, nail technician and beauty teaching. more »»

Four chosen for chamber’s 2014 Hall of Fame class

July 29, 2014 Four businesses will comprise the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame’s Class of 2014. Holiday Inn Express, Homewood at Martinsburg, J.C. Orr & Son, Inc. more »»

Dollar Tree buys Family Dollar

July 29, 2014 NEW YORK — The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying. Dollar Tree said Monday it is buying rival discounter Family Dollar for $8. more »»

Red Lobster focuses on quality

July 29, 2014 NEW YORK — Red Lobster wants to be seen as a purveyor of quality seafood, so it’s getting rid of some of its promotional discounts and stacking the food higher on plates, as is the style at fancier... more »»

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Good news for hoops fans: PSU's new AD has solid basketball background

July 29, 2014 CHICAGO -- One of the best things about new Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour -- if you're a basketball fan -- is that she has a lot of experience working at schools where basketball... more »

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