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Teen cadets build character

August 3, 2015 CRESSON — A group of young teens, dressed in matching white T-shirts and black shorts, lined up from tallest to shortest in a Mount Aloysius College gym. more »»


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Teen cadets build character

August 3, 2015 CRESSON — A group of young teens, dressed in matching white T-shirts and black shorts, lined up from tallest to shortest in a Mount Aloysius College gym. more »»

Convict wants sentence reviewed

August 3, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Buffalo, N.. more »»

State police: Bedford man missing

August 3, 2015 BEDFORD — State police in Bedford are looking for an 87-year-old man who went missing between 6 and 7 a.m. Saturday. Jack M. Clouse was last seen in the McDonald’s at the Bedford Interchange. more »»

Woman continues to design her architecture career

August 3, 2015 When Gina Narracci was going to graduate from Penn State’s College of Arts and Architecture in 1995, her parents expected her to come to Indianapolis, where the family had moved since Gina’s... more »»

Two parishes to share pastor

August 3, 2015 CRESSON — With a priest retiring and a current shortage of priests to fill in, Bishop Mark L. more »»

Local Sports

Altoona teen enjoying success in triathlons

August 3, 2015 For Altoona’s Dima Kunstbeck, becoming a triathlete was as easy as learning to ride a bike. Literally. more »»

Departures hurt, but season a big success

August 3, 2015 This had the makings of a very special season for the Curve, until the Pirates moved a bunch of the team’s best players up to Triple-. more »»

Duo does it again

August 3, 2015 CRESSON — Christopher Perry and Mike Macionsky have tagged themselves “The Gruesome Twosome,” but whatever their moniker, they’ve established themselves as perhaps the area’s premier two-man golf... more »»

Hollen honored to receive Spirit Award

August 3, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Bellwood-Antis graduate Ana Hollen received the Lynnette Williams Spirit Award Sunday night during a ceremony at the Hollidaysburg YMCA. more »»

Locker Room, Lilly earn spots in finals

August 3, 2015 Locker Room pitcher Trey Claar wasn’t too pleased when he walked his first and only batter in the sixth inning Sunday. more »»

Move to safety Lucas’ idea

August 3, 2015 CHICAGO — A little voice inside his head had some advice for Jordan Lucas during the spring. more »»

Franklin on right path to succeed

August 2, 2015 CHICAGO — Make a checklist of everything you’d want in a college football coach for the modern era, and consider how Penn State’s James Franklin stacks up. Elite recruiter? That’s easy. more »»

Penn State athletic director juggles scheduling objectives

August 2, 2015 CHICAGO — Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour discussed numerous subjects concerning the business of the school’s athletic department Friday during Big Ten media days. more »»

Average will be good for line

August 1, 2015 CHICAGO — Penn State’s offensive line should be absolutely, positively at least slightly above average this season. That should come as wonderful news to Nittany Lion fan. more »»

Barbour sees no necessity in rivalry series

August 1, 2015 By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror. more »»


John Bernecky

August 3, 2015 John Bernecky, 91, Portage, died Saturday at Cambria Care Center. He was born in Emeigh, son of the late Simon and Martha (Krakawski) Berneck. more »»

David D. Buchanan

August 3, 2015 David D. Buchanan, 84, Cumberland, Md., died Saturday, July 25, 2015, at The Lions Center. He was born in Cumberland, son of the late Walter Howard “John” Buchanan and Dorothy (Glisan) Buchanan. more »»

Cathy A. Diehl

August 3, 2015 Cathy A. Diehl, 57, Duncansville, died Saturday evening at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of William Lilly Sr. of Cresson and the late Margie (Patterson) Lilly. She married Jeffrey L. more »»

Crystal M. Langer

August 3, 2015 Crystal M. Langer, 34, Altoona, passed away Friday at home. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Kim Marie Lamertina and Joseph L. Langer. She was reared by her father figure, Robert “Buzz” Hoover Jr. more »»

Melvin L. Robinson

August 3, 2015 Melvin L. Robinson, 89, died peacefully Saturday at Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, after a brief illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Joseph E. and Alverta E. (Hamel) Robinson. more »»

Area Life

Huntingdon County abounds with recreation

August 2, 2015 Editor’s note: This is the fifth story in a regular series on travel in the region. In this installment, we visit Huntingdon County, just to the east of Blair County. more »»

Earth Matters: Buying locally grown produce can help solve issues

August 1, 2015 As we near the peak of local fruit and vegetable harvests, it’s a great time to revisit the benefits of buying and eating locally. more »»


July 30, 2015 ‘Breaking Bad’ houses for sale ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two houses featured on the hit AMC-TV series “Breaking Bad” are up for sale in Albuquerque. more »»

Dylan’s electric guitar returned to Newport

July 30, 2015 The guitar that Bob Dylan used to go electric at the New-port Folk Festival 50 years ago was back in Newport. more »»

Lifetime TV to feature several touring Broadway shows

July 30, 2015 By Mark Kennedy The?Associated?Press NEW YORK — Lifetime TV’s “The Balancing Act” will feature several touring Broadway shows this summer, including behind-the-curtain peeks on “Kinky Boots,”... more »»

Local Business

Ritchey’s Dairy marks 75th year

August 2, 2015 By Walt Frank MARTINSBURG — Ritchey’s Dairy is a survivor. Founded Aug. 3, 1940, by Oliver C. more »»

Kent Stanko

August 2, 2015 What products or services does your company provide? We are a general contractor that has skilled carpenters and painters on staf. more »»

State permission needed

July 31, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG - The Blair County Conservation District is pursuing permission from the state for stream crossing work at Valley View County Park. more »»

Work to depend on labs

July 31, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG - Blair County will depend on CMT Labs of State College to provide concrete testing services on an as-needed basis during renovation work at the employee parking garage. more »»

UPMC Altoona recognized

July 31, 2015 UPMC Altoona has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll. more »»

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