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Bill allows teachers to carry guns

September 17, 2014 HARRISBURG — A bill that would allow Pennsylvania teachers and other school employees to carry guns at work drew a mixed reaction Tuesday from lawmakers. Republican Sen. more »»

 
 
 

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Bill allows teachers to carry guns

September 17, 2014 HARRISBURG — A bill that would allow Pennsylvania teachers and other school employees to carry guns at work drew a mixed reaction Tuesday from lawmakers. Republican Sen. more »»

Defenders ask to stay Padilla’s execution

September 17, 2014 Federal public defenders from the Western District of Pennsylvania in Pittsburgh have asked the U.S. District Judge Kim Gibson in Johnstown to stay the execution of death row inmate Miguel A. Padilla. more »»

County considers courthouse restoration

September 17, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County commissioners are showing interest in a restoration effort for the second floor of the Courthouse to address decades of patch-and-paint repairs and remodeling work that... more »»

Blair audit reveals $800K surplus

September 17, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Excluding the sale of Valley View Home in 2013, Blair County ended 2013 with $800,000 in the black, the county’s latest audit shows. more »»

Work to renovate Highland Hall stalls

September 17, 2014 A plan to renovate historic Highland Hall into senior housing is on hold for another year, after tax credits needed to help fund the project were denied for the second time. more »»

Local Sports

Horne helps seal Lady Tigers’ win over Altoona

September 17, 2014 By Matt Michelone For the Mirror HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hollidaysburg Area High School Lady Tiger senior goalkeeper Laura Horne almost missed the entire soccer season with a knee injury. more »»

Lansberry’s goal lifts Damsels

September 17, 2014 HOUTZDALE — Mackenzie Lansberry’s goal on an assist from Wynter Adams in the second overtime lifted Moshannon Valley to a 4-3 victory over Northern Bedford in high school girls soccer on Tuesday. more »»

Bellwood-Antis tops Lady Pirates

September 17, 2014 WILLIAMSBURG — Sophia Damiano had 12 service points, including four aces, 11 digs and five blocks as Bellwood-Antis swept Williamsburg, 25-19, 25-15, 25-20, in high school girls volleyball on Tuesday. more »»

Bedford golfers show balance in topping Ridge

September 17, 2014 BEDFORD — Kourtney Mortimer, Bailey Martin and Cody Tew were tri-medalists with 39s for the Bedford Area High School golf team in a 206-216 win over Chestnut Ridge at Bedford Elks Country Club on... more »»

Central shuts out Huntingdon, 7-0

September 17, 2014 MARTINSBURG — Central evened its record at 4-4 with a 7-0 win over Huntingdon in high school girls tennis on Tuesday. more »»

coachspeak with james franklin

September 17, 2014 A capsule look at James Franklin’s weekly news conference Opponent: UMass Kickoff: Saturday 4 p.m. more »»

Take your pick for league’s best

September 17, 2014 So who’s the best offensive player in the Big Ten? Yes, the conference has gotten off to a dismal start. And, yes, the season is youn. more »»

UMass coach high on Hack

September 16, 2014 Mark Whipple understands what it takes for a quarterback to succeed in the NFL, and he believes Penn State’s Christian Hackenberg will be the first player drafted whenever he becomes eligibl. more »»

Central picks Mock as new girls coach

September 16, 2014 The new head coach of the Central High School girls varsity basketball program will be a very familiar face. more »»

Boys Athlete of the Week

September 16, 2014 Name: Mike Mock School: Central Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Mock was 9-of-14 passing for 179 yards and four touchdowns, including two in the final 7... more »»

Obituaries

Kathie L. Bartley

September 17, 2014 June 25, 1958 – Sept. 15, 2014 Kathie L. Bartley, 56, Altoona, passed away Monday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late John Oliver Sr. and LaDonna May (Davis) Young. more »»

James R. Bianconi

September 17, 2014 April 27, 1945 – Sept. 15, 2014 James R. Bianconi, 69, Cresson, died Monday at home. He was born in Spangler, son of the late Thomas N. and Faye A. (Riner) Biancon. more »»

Edna P. Brosius

September 17, 2014 Feb. 25, 1921 – Sept. 14, 2014 Edna P. Brosius, 93, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Huntingdon, died Sunday afternoon at The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysbur. more »»

Mary Helen Deihl

September 17, 2014 Oct. 10, 1941 – Sept. 15, 2014 Mary Helen Deihl, 72, Hopewell, passed away Monday at Homewood at Martinsburg. She was born in Riddles­burg, daughter of Daniel T. and M. Helen (Young) Fleck. more »»

Nora Elizabeth Geesey

September 17, 2014 Jan. 8, 1918 – Sept. 14, 2014 Nora Elizabeth Geesey, 96, Ball Ground, Ga., passed away Sunday evening at her residence. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late John and Mazie (Brown) Spidel. more »»

Area Life

Rosh Hashanah desserts try to keep things lighter

September 17, 2014 My grandma Ursula relied on honey to solve nearly any culinary or health problem. Have a nagging nighttime cough? Swallow a spoonful of honey. more »»

Cooking show, fresh basil inspire homemade pesto

September 17, 2014 September is full of exciting fall firsts for me: the first days of the school year, the first Steelers game and the first abundance of basil in my garden. more »»

Actor portrays C.S. Lewis in one-man show

September 14, 2014 British actor David Payne was a teenager when someone gave him a copy of a book by noted author C.S. Lewis, but Payne had little idea then of how the writer would later change his life. more »»

Actor portrays C.S. Lewis in one-man show

September 14, 2014 British actor David Payne was a teenager when someone gave him a copy of a book by noted author C.S. Lewis, but Payne had little idea then of how the writer would later change his life. more »»

Colorful ‘Alice’ is a really big show

September 14, 2014 NEW YORK — It takes nine — yes, nine — tractor-trailers to move all the sets and props for “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” a $2 million extravaganza that arrived in New York this week. more »»

Local Business

Briefcase

September 17, 2014 Food safety training planned HUNTINGDON — Penn State Cooperative Extension will offer a ServSafe Food Safety Certification Training course from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 6 and from 9 a.m. to noon Oc. more »»

Once-troubled reverse mortgages start rebound

September 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — Advertised as a path to an affordable retirement, federally insured reverse mortgages are showing signs of a rebound, drawing the scrutiny of regulators seeking to reduce historically... more »»

Olive Garden defends breadstick policy

September 16, 2014 NEW YORK — Olive Garden is defending its practice of giving customers as many breadsticks as they want, saying the policy conveys “Italian generosit. more »»

Workplace

September 14, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Mark Slonaker has been appointed as McLanahan Corp.’s first vice president of manufacturing. In his position, Slonaker oversees manufacturing operations at all U.S. more »»

Logan Medical Center project could begin soon

September 12, 2014 Work on a $25 million Logan Medical Center project is expected to begin this fall. “The design work for the project is almost done. We hope to break ground in November. more »»

 
 

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