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Injuries keep hospital staff busy

July 4, 2015 Banging and popping throughout city neighborhoods, as they shower streets and sidewalks with colored sparks and smoke, fireworks are seemingly unavoidable on Independence Da. more »»

 
 
 

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Injuries keep hospital staff busy

July 4, 2015 Banging and popping throughout city neighborhoods, as they shower streets and sidewalks with colored sparks and smoke, fireworks are seemingly unavoidable on Independence Da. more »»

Park managers advise patience

July 4, 2015 When the smoke clears after Fourth of July fireworks shows tonight, people will have to take a deep breath because they won’t likely be able to burst out of their parking space. more »»

Police: City man broke into yard sale store

July 4, 2015 An Altoona man faces dozens of charges after police say he broke into a Pleasant Valley Boulevard store in January. Terry L. Rightenour, 52, of 413 19th S. more »»

Antis tweaks garbage ordinance

July 4, 2015 BELLWOOD — Antis Township supervisors voted Thursday to advertise a solid waste ordinance that became somewhat controversial at their June meeting. more »»

Lodging properties expect few vacancies

July 4, 2015 Blair County visitors looking for a place to stay during the holiday weekend may need to keep their fingers crossed because some area hotel officials report there will be few vacancies. more »»

Local Sports

Hall of Fame enshrinee Bill Polian pays tribue to lesser known Paterno

July 4, 2015 When Bill Polian is enshrined in the Pro Football of Fame next month, he’ll pay tribute to a name that is recognized throughout the football world: Paterno. more »»

Taillon set for surgery

July 4, 2015 PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Pirates pitching prospect Jameson Taillon lost the 2014 season to injury. Now it looks like his 2015 season might be a wipeout, too. more »»

Struggling Curve hope coming home boosts them

July 4, 2015 TRENTON, N.J. — The Curve are looking for a way to stop the bleeding, and at least they’ll have a chance to do so at home over this holiday weekend. more »»

DeGol, Linder lead Park past ReMax Realty

July 4, 2015 Josh DeGol had two hits and two RBIs, while Jake Linder also drove in two runs, to lead Park Furniture to an 11-8 victory over ReMax Realty in a Kelley Federation baseball game Friday at Mansion Park. more »»

Area softball roundup

July 4, 2015 Hollidaysburg Area Girls Tiger Tail (18u) Division Standings W-L-T Dairy Queen 5-1-0 Northern Bedford 3-3-0 US Hotel & Tavern 2-3-1 Professional Auto Body 1-4-1 Monday, June 29 Dairy Queen 9,... more »»

Hall of Fame enshrinee Bill Polian pays tribue to lesser known Paterno

July 4, 2015 When Bill Polian is enshrined in the Pro Football of Fame next month, he’ll pay tribute to a name that is recognized throughout the football world: Paterno. more »»

Lions get surprise commit

July 1, 2015 You know your recruiting class is on a roll when you start getting big-time prospects no one thought you were going to get. more »»

Baltimore four-star DT picks Nittany Lions

June 27, 2015 Just like that, Penn State has filled nearly all its 2016 recruiting needs on the defensive line. more »»

Rudel: Well-earned ‘ticket’ to retirement

June 26, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — When Bud Meredith began working in the Penn State ticket office 48 years ago, a large section-by-section map of the Beaver Stadium seating plan hung on the wall, and additions and... more »»

Lions snag big DT

June 26, 2015 When Charlotte, N.C. defensive tackle Christian Colon announced he would going public with his college of choice on Independence High School’s senior night, No. more »»

Obituaries

Timothy P. Brilhart

July 4, 2015 Timothy P. Brilhart, 66, Altoona, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015, at home, after a brief illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Hilton W. and Lucille T. (Goodlin) Brilhart. more »»

Louis J. Ponder

July 4, 2015 Louis J. Ponder, 88, rural Roaring Spring, passed away Thursday afternoon at Pittsburgh VA Medical Center. He was born in Mars Hill, N.C., son of the late Louis P. and Raymonde (Gloire) Ponder. more »»

Shirley M. Langer

July 4, 2015 Shirley M. Langer, 82, Martinsburg, passed away Thursday evening at Homewood at Martinsburg. She was born in Falls Creek, daughter of the late John R. and Teresa E. (Murray) Turk. more »»

Mildred L. ‘Mid’ Matthew

July 4, 2015 Mildred L. “Mid” Matthew, 88, North Hill, Fallentimber, died Thursday at the home of her daughter. She was born in Blandburg, daughter of the late John W. and Ethel M. (Herman) Scott. more »»

Joseph H. Highduch

July 4, 2015 Joseph H. Highduch, 83, Altoona, died Friday, July 3, 2015, at Golden LivingCenter-Hillview. Friends will be received from 3 to the 6 p.m. funeral service Monday, July 6, 2015, at Stanley J. more »»

Area Life

Last month the second-wettest June­­ locally on record

July 4, 2015 Even if you spent most of June in a cave, it was difficult to miss that it was a very wet month. more »»

Fighting multiple sclerosis: Bicycle ride, tennis tournament to raise funds for local MS group

July 2, 2015 Organizers are hoping two fundraisers this month will both increase awareness and bring in money for a disease that continues to affect millions of peopl. more »»

Teen created new fundraiser last year

July 2, 2015 By Mary Haley For the Mirror HOLLIDAYSBURG — Emre Cardakli never knew his mother's cousin who died from complications caused by multiple sclerosis, but Emre heard a lot about him when he was growing... more »»

Teachers and friends enrich life’s journey

July 2, 2015 The ability to listen and act can set the soul on an unpredictable journey. more »»

Celebrity snippet

July 2, 2015 Jim Caviezel is being honored by a Pennsylvania museum dedicated to actor Jimmy Stewart. more »»

Local Business

Gas prices lowest in decades

July 1, 2015 Beginning today, customers of Peoples Natural Gas will pay the lowest price for natural gas since the mid-1980s. more »»

Briefcase

July 1, 2015 Microtel now open Jaggard Street Realty LLC has opened the new Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham at 1601 Valley View Blvd. The hotel is being operated by SKY Hospitality LLC and employs 15. more »»

Tenants committing to former Butterick site

June 30, 2015 The group that owns the former Butterick building on Beale Avenue is filling it back up, with the help of renovations, after the departure in 2013 of major tenant Warnac. more »»

Briefcase

June 30, 2015 WPS Office recognized Photizo Group has recognized WPS Office Solutions of Altoona as a leader in managed print services. more »»

Marcellus-reliant firms resilient

June 28, 2015 Local businesses who work with the Marcellus Shale industry say a significant drop in crude oil prices has had an impact on their business — and one company that had planned on building a plant in... more »»

 
 
 

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