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Neighbors want house torn down

August 31, 2014 EBENSBURG — Municipal governments are used to dealing with properties whose owners let grass grow wild, fences hang crooked and paint peel from their houses. more »»

 
 
 

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Neighbors want house torn down

August 31, 2014 EBENSBURG — Municipal governments are used to dealing with properties whose owners let grass grow wild, fences hang crooked and paint peel from their houses. more »»

Penn State relishing late win

August 31, 2014 DUBLIN — Penn State planned to celebrate during its long flight back to Pennsylvania on Saturday night after a thrilling finish 3,000 miles from home. more »»

First open heart surgery remembered by nurse as 'something big for Altoona'

August 31, 2014 Dr. John Anastasi called it the most exciting time of his life. Sept. 7 will mark the 25th anniversary of the first open heart surgery performed — by Anastasi — at then Altoona Hospita. more »»

Doctor almost didn't accept position

August 31, 2014 As UPMC Altoona marks the 25th anniversary of its first open heart surgery the cardiac surgeon who has lead the program for all 25 years almost never came to Altoon. more »»

Crash injures Everett woman

August 31, 2014 HOPEWELL — At least two people were flown to UPMC Altoona on Friday after a two-car crash in Hopewell Township, state police said. more »»

Local Sports

Lions pull out victory in Ireland in Franklin’s debut

August 31, 2014 DUBLIN — James Franklin stood at midfield after the game and screamed to his team, “Get Ficken! Where’s Ficken?” Five seconds later, the kicker started running toward Franklin. more »»

Highlanders lose stunner to Hilltoppers

August 31, 2014 JOHNSTOWN — The future looks bright for the Cambria Heights High School football team. But the future isn’t now, and, on Saturday, the Highlanders endured the most excruciating of growing pains. more »»

Rangers breeze past Bishop McCort

August 31, 2014 JOHNSTOWN — Forest Hills came into Saturday’s season opener with a high-powered offense as the defense would have to answer some questions early in the seaso. more »»

Flash fall in opener

August 31, 2014 NEW YORK — Mike Nebrich threw three touchdown passes and Chase Edmonds set a school freshman rushing record to lead Fordham to a 52-23 victory Saturday night over Saint Francis in the season opene... more »»

Conner scores 4 TDs in first start

August 31, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Sophomore running back James Conner earned his first career start on Saturday and he responded in style by rushing for 153 yards and four touchdowns on 14 carries—in the first half. more »»

Lions pull out victory in Ireland in Franklin’s debut

August 31, 2014 DUBLIN — James Franklin stood at midfield after the game and screamed to his team, “Get Ficken! Where’s Ficken?” Five seconds later, the kicker started running toward Franklin. more »»

Penn State relishing late win

August 31, 2014 DUBLIN — Penn State planned to celebrate during its long flight back to Pennsylvania on Saturday night after a thrilling finish 3,000 miles from home. more »»

Hack’s record day shows his value

August 31, 2014 DUBLIN — One of the best compliments any athlete in any sport can receive is that he always gives his team a chance to win. more »»

Penn State-UCF highlights, lowlights

August 31, 2014 Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 26-24 victory over UCF on Saturday at Croke Park Stadium in Dublin, Irelan. more »»

Penn State-UCF notebook

August 31, 2014 O-line: The good and the bad DUBLIN — Penn State’s heavily maligned offensive line did some good things Saturday, but also came out of the game still facing major concerns. more »»

Obituaries

Henry Nathaniel Lee

August 31, 2014 Henry “Hank” Nathaniel Lee, 82, Altoona, went to be present with the Lord Friday evening at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Helen Hesser Love Whiting and John McKelvey Lee. more »»

Michael J. Noel Sr.

August 31, 2014 Michael J. Noel Sr., 87, Coalport, died Friday at The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg. He was born in Fallentimber, son of the late Michael and Minnie (Rickard) Noel. more »»

William B. Reed

August 31, 2014 William B. Reed, 63, Smithmill, died Thursday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Philipsburg, son of the late Howard and Louise (Myers) Reed. He married Patricia A. Kuhn. more »»

Joshua Allan Calhoun

August 30, 2014 Joshua Allan Calhoun, 37, Ashville, N.C., formerly of Altoona, passed away Monday from a car accident. He was born in Texas City, Texas, son of Allan Calhoun of Altoona. more »»

John E. Ferry

August 30, 2014 John E. Ferry, 96, Altoona, died unexpectedly on Thursday afternoon. He was born in Altoona, son of the late John P. and Elizabeth (Parks) Ferry. He married Betty E. Simington on Jan. more »»

Area Life

Earth Matters: Several causes can bring blight right to our doorstep

August 30, 2014 I stood aghast as I looked at the large container of trash near the front door. Inside the house, things didn’t look much better. more »»

Provoking thought: 9/11 story examines selfishness in a time of tragedy

August 28, 2014 “The Mercy Seat” brings a war within a war to its audiences. more »»

Edible flowers can brighten and flavor dishes

August 27, 2014 Finding flowers on a dining table is not not surprising, but maybe you’d find yourself a bit curious if they were part of the meal. more »»

‘Breaking Bad,’ Cranston win Emmys; ‘Modern Family’ gets its fifth award for comedy series; Billy Crystal honors Robin Wiliams

August 26, 2014 LOS ANGELES — “Modern Family” won a record-tying fifth best comedy series Emmy Award and a dominant “Breaking Bad” captured the top drama award and a trio of acting honors in Monday’s ceremony,... more »»

Local Business

Fiore marks 60th anniversary

August 31, 2014 Frustrated by periodic furloughs from his job as a pipe fitter for the Pennsyl­vania Railroad, Leonard S. Fiore Sr. started a small construction company in Altoona in 1954. more »»

Workplace

August 31, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Sean Makowiecki of Cresson has been hired as UPMC Altoona’s Patient Access manager. more »»

Operation Our Town grants $50K to groups

August 28, 2014 Operation Our Town has distributed grants totaling $50,000 to 15 Blair County organizations who will assist with drug prevention and treatment effort. more »»

Local foreclosure rates drop

August 27, 2014 Foreclosure rates in Altoona decreased for the month of June over the same period last year, according to newly released data from CoreLogic. more »»

Airport authority OKs lease agreement

August 26, 2014 kstephens@altoonamirror. more »»

 
 

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