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Airport passenger numbers improving

April 26, 2015 MARTINSBURG — Passenger numbers at the Altoona-Blair County Airport went up in March, the first time since December when daily flights to Pittsburgh started. more »»


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Airport passenger numbers improving

April 26, 2015 MARTINSBURG — Passenger numbers at the Altoona-Blair County Airport went up in March, the first time since December when daily flights to Pittsburgh started. more »»

Tremor worst in 80 years

April 26, 2015 KATHMANDU, Nepal — Tens of thousands of people spent the night in the open under a chilly and thunderous sky after a powerful earthquake devastated Nepal on Saturday, killing at least 1,805 across... more »»

Huntingdon goes back in time with Mayfest

April 26, 2015 HUNTINGDON — A stroll through Huntingdon on Saturday was a bit like stepping through time as Mayfest brought history, good food and great music to Huntingdon’s downtown. more »»

Softball marathon to benefit We CARE

April 26, 2015 This summer, local children facing lifelong disabilities will again benefit from a softball marathon, but it will be held by a different organization. more »»

YTI adds shooting simulator to aid student training

April 26, 2015 Aiming down the sights of a laser-tipped pistol, Mark Ledford pulled a trigger as numerous dangerous criminals appeared in a small room at the YTI Career Institute in Altoona. more »»

Local Sports

Marte delivers key hit

April 26, 2015 The Associated Press PHOENIX — Starling Marte singled home Neil Walker with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates edged the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1 on Saturday night. more »»

Curve get homer happy

April 26, 2015 From Mirror reports ERIE — It’s early, but the Curve now have the best record in the Eastern League as the first month of the season winds down. more »»

Quick exit leaves Pens wondering

April 26, 2015 By?Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby wasn’t making excuses so much as stating the obvious. more »»

Timing a bit odd with Pitt AD hiring

April 26, 2015 PITTSBURGH — Pitt hired Scott Barnes as athletic director, and a couple of things about that: n The announcement was made on a Friday when the Penguins were facing elimination in the playoffs and th... more »»

PSU’s extension of Chambers curious

April 26, 2015 Recently, the college basketball ranks have been switching coaches like guys sometimes switch their underwear. Coaches like Rick Barnes of Texas and Steve Lavin of St. more »»

Red Flash adding water polo in 2016

April 23, 2015 LORETTO — Saint Francis University added women’s water polo as the 23rd varsity sport, it was announced by Director of Athletics Bob Krimmel. more »»

Possibly more than football at Beaver Stadium

April 21, 2015 By Ben Brigandi For the Mirror UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State is open to expanded use of Beaver Stadium beyond football, though no specific conversations about concerts or other sporting events such a... more »»

Improving offensive line remains a top priority

April 19, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — There were a few surprises in Saturday’s Blue-White Game, but it came as no surprise that Penn State’s defense clearly is ahead of the offense at the conclusion of spring drills. more »»

Hack back and on (NFL) track

April 19, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — The NFL Draft is right around the corner (April 30-May 2), and Christian Hackenberg won’t be in it. more »»

Game adds feather to recruiting cap

April 19, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — As Penn State football coach James Franklin fielded a question about recruiting during spring practice following Saturday afternoon’s Blue-White Game, the second year Nittany Lion... more »»


Dorcas I. Dick

April 26, 2015 Dorcas I. Dick, 95, of Golden Living Center-Hillview, formerly of Spring Manor Apartments, Hollidaysburg, passed away Friday at Hillview. more »»

Marian R. Dodson

April 26, 2015 Marian R. Dodson, 94, Altoona, passed away peacefully Friday afternoon at the Altoona Center for Nursing Care, with her family by her sid. more »»

Eleanor (McMullen) Michaels

April 26, 2015 Eleanor (McMullen) Michaels, 78, Ligonier, passed away Friday at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Ligonier, daughter of the late Leo G. and Annie C. (Grimes) McMullen. more »»

Jack J. Miraglia

April 26, 2015 Jack J. Miraglia, 82, of Duncansville passed away Friday, April 24, 2015, at home surrounded by his loving family. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. more »»

Helen L. Williams

April 26, 2015 Helen L. Williams, 98, Graystone Court, Bellemead, formerly of Bellwood, died Friday evening at Tyrone Hospital. She was born in Bellwood, daughter of the late Aaron Y. and Cora J. (Mingle) Caswell. more »»

Area Life

Earth Matters: Earth Day came from golden age of environmentalism

April 25, 2015 For those of us that lived through the first Earth Day, it may come as a surprise that the planet’s holiday turned 45 this past wee. more »»

Morris remembered for her love of her community

April 25, 2015 A longtime resident of Altoona, Charlotte Lee Morris worked tirelessly for a number of civic organizations and left her community with a long-living legacy, say community leaders who knew her. more »»

Tribute concert to benefit library

April 25, 2015 Folks who’d like to be transported to a Broadway theater need only take the short trip to Tyrone next week. more »»

Altoona native to appear on TLC show

April 23, 2015 By Paige Minemyer Altoona native Brittany Kleiner said finding her wedding dress at Kleinfeld Bridal in was one of the best birthday gifts she could have asked for. more »»

Stitching up a show

April 23, 2015 HUNTINGDON — Some call quilting a craft, but the finished product surely is art. And, a lot of it will be on display at this week’s 24th annual Huntingdon Quilt Show. more »»

Local Business

UPS Store owners receive award from administration

April 24, 2015 The owners of the UPS Store in Altoona’s Plank Road Crossing have been named Small Business Persons of the Year by the Small Business Administration’s Pitts­burgh District Office. more »»

Blair-Bedford Central Labor Council selects annual winners

April 23, 2015 The president of a longtime family business will be honored as Person of the Year by the Blair-Bedford Central Labor Council. Tim Bettwy of Bettwy Electric Inc., Newry, will receive the honor Sept. more »»

Plans to reduce ag carbon emissions announced

April 23, 2015 DETROIT — Federal agricultural officials are planning to announce voluntary programs and initiatives for farmers, ranchers and foresters meant to build on President Barack Obama’s efforts to combat... more »»

Business briefs, April 23

April 23, 2015 TIPTON New Pig launches water projects grant program New Pig Corp., a leader in innovative environmental leak and spill containment products on Wednesday launched the PIG Difference Grant Program. more »»

Community banks go extra mile

April 19, 2015 The little guy plays a big role in the banking industry. more »»

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