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Roaring Spring union authorizes strike, wage negotiations continue

August 2, 2015 ROARING SPRING — Without a contract since January, union membership of the Roaring Spring Blank Book Co. more »»


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Roaring Spring union authorizes strike, wage negotiations continue

August 2, 2015 ROARING SPRING — Without a contract since January, union membership of the Roaring Spring Blank Book Co. more »»

Plenty of room(s)

August 2, 2015 It was a long sleep. After construction of the Courtyard by Marriott at the Convention Center in 2001, there was no hotel development in the Altoona area for nine years. more »»

Analysis: Wolf plan gives most tax relief

August 2, 2015 Typical homeowners in most Blair County school districts and districts across the state would receive a higher share of property tax relief under Gov. more »»

Popeyes restaurant might return in new location

August 2, 2015 A Popeyes restaurant — home of spicy New Orleans-style chicken and buttermilk biscuits — might be coming to the 300 block of East Plank Road. Currently, it’s the site of D. more »»

Pa. senator seeks bulked-up inspection for rail bridges

August 2, 2015 A train rolling through Blair County might cross as many as eight bridges, some over heavily trafficked road. more »»

Local Sports

Upper Deck claims title

August 2, 2015 BELLWOOD — For those who missed Caleb Gampe’s home run derby-winning performance on Friday night, he sure provided Saturday’s championship game crowd with an encore presentation. more »»

P-O’s Condo still going strong

August 2, 2015 When Jon Condo first joined the Oakland Raiders as a practice squad long snapper 10 seasons ago, not many would have predicted that he would still be with the team in 2015. more »»

Altoona finishes 3-1 in pool play

August 2, 2015 ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. more »»

Locker Room goes up 1-0 on ProActive

August 2, 2015 ProActive Sports knocked Locker Room from the Greater City Baseball League playoffs with two one-run victories in the semifinals a year ago. more »»

Club Altoona stays alive

August 2, 2015 CLEARFIELD — It wasn’t always pretty for the Club Altoona 15-16-year-old VFW Teener League team in its first-round elimination game, but manager John Gority will take what was given to his team. more »»

Franklin on right path to succeed

August 2, 2015 CHICAGO — Make a checklist of everything you’d want in a college football coach for the modern era, and consider how Penn State’s James Franklin stacks up. Elite recruiter? That’s easy. more »»

Penn State athletic director juggles scheduling objectives

August 2, 2015 CHICAGO — Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour discussed numerous subjects concerning the business of the school’s athletic department Friday during Big Ten media days. more »»

Average will be good for line

August 1, 2015 CHICAGO — Penn State’s offensive line should be absolutely, positively at least slightly above average this season. That should come as wonderful news to Nittany Lion fan. more »»

Barbour sees no necessity in rivalry series

August 1, 2015 By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror. more »»

Terps hope for rivalry with Lions

July 31, 2015 By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror. more »»


Sheldon L. Mountain

August 2, 2015 Sheldon L. Mountain, 81, Claysburg, passed away Friday at the Allegheny Lutheran Home after an extended illness. He was born in Claysburg, son of Glenn C. and Stella Mae (Dively) Mountain. more »»

Karl A. Koenig

August 2, 2015 Karl A. Koenig, 88, Ebensburg, died Friday. He was born in Johnstown, son of the late Karl W. and Bertha (Niessner) Koenig. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert M. more »»

Chrystal M. Langer

August 2, 2015 Chrystal M. Langer, 34, Altoona, passed away Friday, July 31, 2015, at home. Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, at Santella Funeral Home. more »»

Rufus L. Edmonds

August 2, 2015 Rufus L. Edmonds, 81, Altoona, died Saturday morning, Aug. 1, 2015, at his home. A complete obituary will appear in Tuesday’s Mirror. Arrangements are by Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc., Juniata. more »»

Thelma R. ‘Memaw’ Finochio

August 1, 2015 Thelma R. Finochio, 95, Altoona, formerly of Juniata, passed away early Friday morning at Valley View Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late William E. more »»

Area Life

Huntingdon County abounds with recreation

August 2, 2015 Editor’s note: This is the fifth story in a regular series on travel in the region. In this installment, we visit Huntingdon County, just to the east of Blair County. more »»

Earth Matters: Buying locally grown produce can help solve issues

August 1, 2015 As we near the peak of local fruit and vegetable harvests, it’s a great time to revisit the benefits of buying and eating locally. more »»


July 30, 2015 ‘Breaking Bad’ houses for sale ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two houses featured on the hit AMC-TV series “Breaking Bad” are up for sale in Albuquerque. more »»

Dylan’s electric guitar returned to Newport

July 30, 2015 The guitar that Bob Dylan used to go electric at the New-port Folk Festival 50 years ago was back in Newport. more »»

Lifetime TV to feature several touring Broadway shows

July 30, 2015 By Mark Kennedy The?Associated?Press NEW YORK — Lifetime TV’s “The Balancing Act” will feature several touring Broadway shows this summer, including behind-the-curtain peeks on “Kinky Boots,”... more »»

Local Business

Ritchey’s Dairy marks 75th year

August 2, 2015 By Walt Frank MARTINSBURG — Ritchey’s Dairy is a survivor. Founded Aug. 3, 1940, by Oliver C. more »»

Kent Stanko

August 2, 2015 What products or services does your company provide? We are a general contractor that has skilled carpenters and painters on staf. more »»

State permission needed

July 31, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG - The Blair County Conservation District is pursuing permission from the state for stream crossing work at Valley View County Park. more »»

Work to depend on labs

July 31, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG - Blair County will depend on CMT Labs of State College to provide concrete testing services on an as-needed basis during renovation work at the employee parking garage. more »»

UPMC Altoona recognized

July 31, 2015 UPMC Altoona has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll. more »»

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