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House shoots down Wolf tax plan

October 8, 2015 HARRISBURG — Gov. more »»


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House shoots down Wolf tax plan

October 8, 2015 HARRISBURG — Gov. more »»

Retirement System falls short of returns target

October 8, 2015 HARRISBURG — Lost in all the budget plan hubbub in the state Capitol was the announcement Tuesday by the Public School Employees’ Retirement System that it came up significantly short of its targete... more »»

Cambria petitions court for $12M loan

October 8, 2015 The Cambria County commissioners have petitioned its Common Pleas Court for approval to take out a six-month $12 million loan to stave off a government shutdown. more »»

Holocaust survivor shares his story with AAHS students

October 8, 2015 Holocaust survivor David Tuck shared his experience of surviving in the Auschwitz concentration camp with Altoona Area High School students Wednesday. Tuck added a message to students who are bullied. more »»

SFU hosting hunter health fair

October 8, 2015 When fall hunting season picks up, it’s not uncommon for ambulance workers to be called to some remote wooded area to assist a hunter who’s gotten hurt or had an acciden. more »»

Local Sports

Pirates' bats silent for second straight year

October 8, 2015 By John Hartsock PITTSBURGH — As the late, legendary Yogi Berra would have said, it was deja‘ vu all over again Wednesday night. more »»

Cole disappointing on big stage for Pirates

October 8, 2015 PITTSBURGH — Let’s not beat around the bush: Losing the wild-card game sucks for the Pirates and their fans. more »»

C-K now part of the discussion

October 8, 2015 By Philip Cmor One of the great storylines of the area high school football season this fall has been the turnaround at Claysburg-Kimmel. more »»

Classes officially restructured

October 8, 2015 By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror. more »»

Padula propels Dragons’ victory

October 8, 2015 MARTINSBURG — Alana Padula scored a goal and had two assists as Central scored three straight goals in the second half to pull away from Bald Eagle Area for a 5-2 win and pick up its 12th victory in... more »»

Freshmen expected to contribute heavily

October 8, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — In the last four years, Patrick Chambers has visited living room after living room and has been told no again and again. No, Chambers’ Penn State team isn’t a basketball powe. more »»

Success both on, off the field a big priority for Lions’ Kline

October 8, 2015 By Mark Puleo For the Mirror There are some football players that are really smart. There are some smart people that are football players. There are some really smart football players. more »»

Zettel opens up about father's death

October 7, 2015 By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror. more »»

Lions RBs left off depth chart

October 6, 2015 Running backs Saquon Bark­ley (ankle) and Akeel Lynch (knee) were not listed on Penn State’s depth chart released Mon­day night, meaning both could miss this week’s game against Indiana. more »»

PSU’s Franklin positively needs better offense

October 5, 2015 Let’s recap the last week for the Penn State football program. Trent Dilfer says Christian Hackenberg is in a bad situation. Hackenberg and the offense look bad in Saturday’s 20-14 win over Army. more »»


Leota M. Cashman

October 8, 2015 Leota M. Cashman, 86, Altoona, went to be with the Lord Tuesday at her residence after a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late Ulysses F. and Vanelda M. (Hample) Carter. more »»

Betty J. Heininger

October 8, 2015 Betty J. Heininger, 89, Altoona, died Tuesday morning at Epworth Manor, Tyrone, after an extended illness. She was born in Oil City, daughter of the late Philias and Velma (Stevenson) Dugrenier. more »»

James William ‘Bill’ Koontz

October 8, 2015 James William “Bill” Koontz, 76, New Enterprise, died Tuesday. He was born in Salemville, son of George Lester and Harriet (Kagarise) Koontz. more »»

M. Louise Leighty

October 8, 2015 M. Louise Leighty, 89, Lakemont, Altoona, died Tuesday afternoon at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Harry Alvin and Helen Gertrude (Deleny) Leighty. more »»

Betty Jane (Otto) Peck

October 8, 2015 Betty Jane (Otto) Peck, 80, a resident of Altoona Center for Nursing Care, formerly of Wolf Court, Apt. 708, Altoona, died Monday at UPMC Altoona after a brief illness. more »»

Area Life

A night of laughs in store at Mishler

October 8, 2015 Looking to share a few laughs? Then head down to the Mishler Theatre this weekend. The Blair County Arts Foundation will present Comedy Night at the Mishler at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. more »»

Tweaking tradition: Celebrating your way, with a nod to family traditions

October 8, 2015 Your wedding day? It’s “your” day. It’s all about you. Your wedding day? Your mother has been planning it since the day you were born. more »»

Yoga inspires Aguilera’s new music

October 8, 2015 NEW YORK — Yoga is serving as inspiration for Christina Aguilera’s upcoming album. more »»

Practice makes perfect: Rik-N-Nik's knows authentic Italian cuisine

October 7, 2015 EBENSBURG — Rick Ardini makes many of the ingredients, certainly most of the seasonings, that go into his pizzas, pasta, wings and things at Rik-N-Nik’s downtown restauran. more »»

Boo! Haunted attractions provide 'natural high'

October 4, 2015 Editor’s note: This is the sixth story in a regular series on travel. In this installment, we check out spooky places to visit. more »»

Local Business

Five Star recognized

October 8, 2015 Five Star Mitsubishi of Altoona was recognized Wednesday as the No. 4 Mitsubishi dealer in the world. more »»


October 8, 2015 SAXTON Learning Lamp sets job fair The Learning Lamp, which is seeking certified teachers, retired teachers and professionals with four-year college degrees to serve as substitute teachers in the... more »»

Thompson named Business Person of Year

October 7, 2015 LORETTO — The Saint Francis University Small Business Development Center has named William D. more »»


October 7, 2015 U-Hauler dealer opens DUNCANSVILLE — Mark Maher Painting & Storage has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer. more »»


October 6, 2015 CareerLink sets job fair DUNCANSVILLE — Pennsylvania CareerLink will host a job fair Oct. 14 at the National Guard Armory, 518 Municipal Drive. more »»

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