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Snow tapers off; temps drop

January 27, 2015 After a weekend and Monday morning that dumped piles of snow on local roads and prompted some municipalities to declare emergencies, precipitation appears set to slow down today, making for safer... more »»

 
 
 

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Snow tapers off; temps drop

January 27, 2015 After a weekend and Monday morning that dumped piles of snow on local roads and prompted some municipalities to declare emergencies, precipitation appears set to slow down today, making for safer... more »»

Bishop Guilfoyle students work from home

January 27, 2015 As snow fell throughout much of Monday blanketing streets and sidewalks, many area students got a day off. more »»

Blair jury selected for Piner drug trial

January 27, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Even though the deepest snow of this winter season occurred Monday, almost 200 Blair County residents showed up for the selection of a jury to hear drug charges against Stephen M. more »»

Police called to home; find 51 bags of marijuana

January 27, 2015 A city couple face felony charges after police stumbled upon their marijuana stash. It started about 4 p.. more »»

GAEDC to help BackPack Program

January 27, 2015 The Greater Altoona Economic Development Corp. more »»

Local Sports

Tuesday scholastic sports postponement list

January 27, 2015 A list of rescheduled events as reported to the Mirror by 11 a.m. BOYS BASKETBALL Chestnut Ridge at McConnellsburg, ppd. Northern Bedford Southern Huntingdon, ppd. more »»

Baker left his mark on Cove

January 27, 2015 Max Baker, 94, passed away at Nason Hospital in Roaring Spring last week. The obituary in the Mirror mentioned his many contributions to education, civic and humanitarian causes over the years. more »»

Hoenstine, Mock lead Central to new heights

January 27, 2015 They’re two seniors on a predominantly young wrestling team, have been key cogs as Central has risen to new heights and have been instrumental in leading the football and baseball team to success. more »»

Swogger is a ‘gamer’

January 27, 2015 Name: Karson Swogger School: Bellwood-Antis Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Swogger scored 26 points in a rout of Glendale, had 22 in a romp over... more »»

District 6-AA Duals appear to be up for grabs

January 27, 2015 The district duals tournaments are this weekend, and while Chestnut Ridge appears to be a heavy favorite to win its third straight District 5 title, the District 6 Class AA title appears to be up fo... 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

Betty Jo (Date) Bedekovich

January 27, 2015 Betty Jo (Date) Bedekovich, 85, Langhorne, died Sunday. She was born in Smoke Run, daughter of James and Mary (Phillips) Date. more »»

Robert Eugene Decker

January 27, 2015 Robert Eugene Decker, 46, Altoona, formerly of Tyrone, died Saturday at his residence. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Joseph A. “Popeye” and Lois Jean (DeTemple) Decker. more »»

Sara E. DeLozier

January 27, 2015 Sara E. DeLozier, 82, Altoona, died Jan. 8, 2015, at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of John Kinslow and Edna (Wall) Miller. more »»

Peggy K. Morrison

January 27, 2015 Peggy K. Morrison, 88, Cresson, died Saturday at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. She was born in Michigan, daughter of Peter and Vera Moran. more »»

Gregory Allen Moyer

January 27, 2015 Gregory Allen Moyer, 51, Homers Gap, passed away early Sunday morning, Jan. 25, 2015, at his home. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc. more »»

Area Life

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 »»

Garden Notes: Native plants can suitably substitute for invasive species

January 24, 2015 Once upon a time, I had a sign on my desk that read “Absquatulate or Risk Defenestration.” I thought of it as a subtle nudge out the door for any salesperson that dropped in without an appointment. more »»

Don’t let weather stop your exercise

January 24, 2015 Though the warmth of summer offers a variety of activites to help people stay in shape, winter’s chill can make it harder to stay motivated and attentive to personal fitness. more »»

Local Business

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 »»

Workplace

January 25, 2015 New hires and promotions -- Linda Carpenter has been named executive director of develop­ment and J.C. more »»

Architects partners again

January 25, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The acquisition of a Hollidays­burg architectural firm has brought two former partners in another firm back together. more »»

 
 
 

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