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PSU president condemns Freeh report

January 29, 2015 STATE COLLEGE — Penn State’s president on Wednesday dismissed the university-commissioned review of how top administrators handled complaints about Jerry Sandusky as “not useful to make decisions. more »»

 
 
 

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PSU president condemns Freeh report

January 29, 2015 STATE COLLEGE — Penn State’s president on Wednesday dismissed the university-commissioned review of how top administrators handled complaints about Jerry Sandusky as “not useful to make decisions. more »»

Council raises rent for property

January 29, 2015 The city has negotiated a 9.66 million percent increase in rent for a parcel of land on Chestnut Avenue. more »»

Meeting discusses McAuliffe’s Title I status

January 29, 2015 Altoona Area School District administrators called McAuliffe Heights parents together to explain the school’s change of status with the state and federal government Wednesday at the school. more »»

Man found guilty of shooting gun at friend

January 29, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — James Dennis Petty of Crawford Avenue faces several years in a state correctional institution after being found guilty Wednesday afternoon of shooting at a friend last March as the... more »»

Assistant DA Jubas announces run for judge

January 29, 2015 EBENSBURG — Assistant District Attorney Gary Jubas said his local ties, community service and quarter-century of legal experience make him the best choice to take the bench at the Cambria County... more »»

Local Sports

Huskies find way to outlast PC

January 29, 2015 EBENSBURG — For the second time this season, the cross-town rivals of Bishop Carroll and Penn Cambria squared off against one another, but this time, the Panthers did not go quietly into the night. more »»

Altoona’s defense key once again

January 29, 2015 For the second night in a row, the Altoona girls basketball team was powered by its defense. more »»

PSU picks up second straight Big Ten win

January 29, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State “turned over” a new leaf at the Jordan Center Wednesday night, forcing a pair of late-game miscues by Minnesota to secure a 63-58 victory. more »»

Pats still can’t forget ’08 loss

January 29, 2015 CHANDLER, Ariz. — The road to perfection reached a dead end in the Arizona desert. more »»

Lady Lions fall on road

January 29, 2015 MINNEAPOLIS — Penn State came out strong to open the second half to erase a halftime deficit with a 20-3 run, but Minnesota rallied past the Lady Lions for a 75-64 win Wednesday night. more »»

Recruit leaves Pitt for Lions

January 27, 2015 Some nasty weather didn’t stop Penn State football coach James Franklin. Franklin ventured out into the snowstorm on Monday, heading to western PA. more »»

Penn State addresses needs on defensive line

January 26, 2015 Penn State came into this key recruiting weekend hoping to increase the overall upside of its 2015 class and to fill a gaping void with the days winding down until signing da. more »»

No. 2 Gophers nip Lions

January 26, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — Going up against a Minnesota team ranked second and with three top-ranked wrestlers in its lineup, Penn State faced an uphill battle to pick up a victory Sunday afternoon at a... more »»

Lady Lions earn 2nd straight win

January 26, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — Sophomore Alex Harris came off the bench to score 11 points and grab 10 rebounds for her first career double-double, and sophomore Kaliyah Mitchell grabbed a career-high 15 boards... more »»

PSU making one last push

January 25, 2015 With less than two weeks to go before signing day, Penn State is trying to put the finishing touches on its 2015 recruiting class by holding its biggest official visit event of the year this weeken. more »»

Obituaries

Josephine Apple

January 29, 2015 Josephine Apple, 93, a resident of Epworth Manor, Tyrone, formerly of Hollentown, died Tuesday at the Manor. She was born in Glasgow, daughter of the late Joseph and Kathryn (Babicz) Fiedor. more »»

Floyd E. McConahy

January 29, 2015 Floyd E. McConahy, 99, Richmond, Va., formerly of Altoona, went to be with the Lord Monday, Jan. 26, 201. more »»

William Gwin Madara

January 29, 2015 William G. “Bill” Madara, 73, Altoona, passed away late Tuesday evening, Jan. 27, 2015, at UPMC Altoona. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 10 until the 11 a.m. more »»

Virginia S. Stever

January 29, 2015 Virginia S. Stever, 84, a guest at Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of Highland Drive, Tyrone, died Tuesday. She was born in Tyrone, daughter of the Rev. Samuel and Dorothy (Beatty) Strain. more »»

Mary Alice Boland

January 29, 2015 Mary Alice Boland, 84, Newry, passed away Tuesday evening at The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg. She was born in Newry, daughter of the late Frank and Mary Alice (Costlow) Gonsma. more »»

Area Life

Student of the Month: Ali Feathers Claysburg-Kimmel Junior Senior High School

January 29, 2015 Grade: Senior Age: 17 Chosen for: In addition to being an honors student, Ali’s greatest accomplish is her servant leadershi. more »»

Initiating imagination: Gallery exhibit ‘empowers’ student artists

January 29, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG – Knowing her mixed-media work entitled “Obsession” is displayed at a local gallery, Hannah Myers said she is excited that the community supports the arts. more »»

Talented and mysterious: Area autistic artist's artwork on display locally

January 25, 2015 By the time Matthew McCoy was 5, he was meticulous with his toys. Too meticulous, his parents noticed. more »»

Free book giveaway

January 25, 2015 From time to time, the Mirror receives complimentary copies of books, and we like to share these with our readers. This week, we are giving away "Annie Mundy,” a novel by Robert H. Fowler. more »»

Author appearances: Miller will read her work at PSU’s Paterno Library

January 25, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK —Award-winning author Cathleen Miller will read her book at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, in Paterno Library’s Foster Auditorium. As part of the Mary E. more »»

Local Business

Mobile provider TracFone to pay $40M in federal settlement

January 29, 2015 WASHINGTON — The nation’s largest prepaid mobile provider, TracFone Wireless, will pay $40 million to settle government claims that it misled millions of smartphone customers with promises of... more »»

Business briefs, Jan. 29

January 29, 2015 huntingdon ServeSafe food safety training certification session set Penn State Cooperative Extension will offer a ServSafe Food Safety Certification Training course from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. more »»

Norfolk Southern 4Q profit flat

January 27, 2015 OMAHA, Neb. — Norfolk Southern Cor. more »»

IBM denies massive layoffs

January 27, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Calling it “ridiculous” and “baseless,” IBM on Monday dismissed a report that said the technology giant plans to lay off 1 in 4 of its workers, or 100,000 people. more »»

MeadWestvaco, Rock-Tenn join to form $16B packaging behemoth

January 27, 2015 RICHMOND, Va. — Rock-Tenn and MeadWestvaco will join forces to create a $16 billion global packaging company, driving down its own costs and possibly gaining the scale to better dictate prices. more »»

 
 
 

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