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Authority working to get CRIZ going

October 6, 2015 The Altoona General Authority learned it has some breathing room as it prepares to apply to be part of the Community Revitalization Improvement Zone progra. more »»


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Authority working to get CRIZ going

October 6, 2015 The Altoona General Authority learned it has some breathing room as it prepares to apply to be part of the Community Revitalization Improvement Zone progra. more »»

Cocaine dealer receives sentence

October 6, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man facing multiple charges in connection with cocaine sales will spend seven to 10 years in jail. Lamont D. more »»

Police: Man struck relative with wrench

October 6, 2015 PORTAGE — A Portage Township man was arrested Saturday after allegedly hitting a female relative in the face with a pipe wrench. more »»

Kindergarten kidnapper tells girl, ‘I’m not a monster’

October 6, 2015 PHILADELPHIA — A girl abducted from her kindergarten classroom and sexually tortured during a bizarre overnight ordeal faced her kidnapper in court Monday and asked a judge to stop her from harming... more »»

Crime briefs

October 6, 2015 Police looking for FeFi’s robbery suspect Altoona police are looking for a man who held up the FeFi’s grocery store at 1313 Pleasant Valley Blvd. about 9:30 p.m. Sunday. more »»

Local Sports

Minor league miracles

October 6, 2015 The Pirates are starting the wrong pitcher in tomorrow’s National League wild-card game against Jake Arrieta and the Cubs. It should be Yoslan Herrera instead of Gerrit Cole. OK, not really. more »»

Minus radio, some schools turn to Internet

October 6, 2015 This year’s high school football season has marked the end of an era. For the first time in more than 50 years, Altoona Area High School games are not carried by a local radio statio. more »»

Melancon spends season erasing all doubt

October 6, 2015 The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The greatest season by a Pittsburgh Pirates reliever began with doubt. About Mark Melancon’s command. About the state of his right arm. more »»

McGhee setting records

October 6, 2015 Name: Alyssa McGhee School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Soccer Athlete of the week achievement: McGhee scored five first-half goals, including two unassisted, to propel... more »»

Hauck gives perfect effort

October 6, 2015 Name: Logan Hauck School: Chestnut Ridge Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Hauck enjoyed a perfect game at quarterback against Philipsburg-Osceola on... more »»

Lions RBs left off depth chart

October 6, 2015 Running backs Saquon Bark­ley (ankle) and Akeel Lynch (knee) were not listed on Penn State’s depth chart released Mon­day night, meaning both could miss this week’s game against Indiana. more »»

PSU’s Franklin positively needs better offense

October 5, 2015 Let’s recap the last week for the Penn State football program. Trent Dilfer says Christian Hackenberg is in a bad situation. Hackenberg and the offense look bad in Saturday’s 20-14 win over Army. more »»

Lions survive surprising Army counterattack

October 4, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — James Franklin is going to stay positive. He’s emphatic about it. No matter what. more »»

New stadium? PSU can’t rush to digest feedback

October 4, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — When Penn State introduced plans to move old Beaver Field from near Rec Hall across campus to its current Beaver Stadium location in 1960, Joe Paterno implored Rip Engle to voice... more »»

Army-PSU highlights, lowlights

October 4, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 20-14 victory over Army on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: Play of the game: Christian Hackenberg connected with tight end... more »»


Alan R. Clouser

October 6, 2015 March 9, 1944 – Oct. 1, 2015 Alan R. Clouser, 71, Altoona, died Thursday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Raymond and Madeline (Woomer) Clouser. more »»

Douglas E. Drost

October 6, 2015 Sept. 30, 1964 – Oct. 3, 2015 Douglas E. Drost, 51, Duncansville, died Saturday at UPMC Altoona after a brief illness. more »»

Ellen J. Feltenberger

October 6, 2015 Dec. 4, 1963 – Sept. 29, 2015 Ellen J. Feltenberger, 51, Altoona, passed away Sept. 29, 2015, at UPMC Altoona after an extended illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Charles E. more »»

Daniel R. Lingenfelter

October 6, 2015 Daniel R. Lingenfelter, 83, Altoona, died Monday morning, Oct. 5, 2015, at Catherine’s Care Center in Steubenville, Ohio. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date. more »»

Terry E. ‘Tiny’ Markle

October 6, 2015 July 3, 1962 – Oct. 3, 2015 Terry E. “Tiny” Markle, 53, Everett, died Saturday. He was born in Bedford, son of Shirley A. (Walters) Markle and the late Richard H. Markle. more »»

Area Life

Boo! Haunted attractions provide 'natural high'

October 4, 2015 Editor’s note: This is the sixth story in a regular series on travel. In this installment, we check out spooky places to visit. more »»

Area poet to read at Juniata

October 4, 2015 HUNTINGDON — Julia Spicher Kasdorf, a native of Lewistown, will give a reading of her award-winning poetry at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Beeghly Library on the Juniata College campus. more »»

Garden Notes: Now’s the time to plant bulbs for spring blooms

October 3, 2015 It’s bulb season! Sept. 15 to Nov. 30 is thought to be ideal planting weather for bulbs. more »»

Having a spell: Cresson Lake Playhouse staging funny, edgy musical

October 3, 2015 When asked what the Tony Award-winning musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Bee” is about, Kevin Bean just laughe. more »»

American music: Altoona symphony featuring works of George Gershwin

October 1, 2015 The American-themed 2015-16 concert series of the Altoona Symphony Orchestra will kick off Saturday in a celebration of the first major American orchestral composer, George Gershwi. more »»

Local Business


October 6, 2015 CareerLink sets job fair DUNCANSVILLE — Pennsylvania CareerLink will host a job fair Oct. 14 at the National Guard Armory, 518 Municipal Drive. more »»

Chamber honors ‘The Village’

October 4, 2015 Editor’s note: This is the third in a series on businesses that will be inducted into the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame on Oct. 19 at the Blair County Convention Center. more »»

Behind the desk

October 4, 2015 Address: One Main St., Bellwood Telephone: 822-2223 or 932-4499 Website: www.pamelasvictorian. more »»


October 4, 2015 New hires and promotions -- Chris Barno of Altoona has been promoted to assistant vice president and technical team leader at Reliance Ban. more »»


October 2, 2015 Tyrone New location for Tyrone Regional’s payment office The Tyrone Regional Health Network Patient Bill Payment Office has moved out of the hospital and into the office building located at 200... more »»

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