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Judge: Ross jurors won’t be testifying

August 2, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County President Judge Jolene G. Kopriva sees no need for jurors from the first trial of homicide suspect Paul Aaron Ross to testify about their deliberations. more »»


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Judge: Ross jurors won’t be testifying

August 2, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County President Judge Jolene G. Kopriva sees no need for jurors from the first trial of homicide suspect Paul Aaron Ross to testify about their deliberations. more »»

Tipton Heights water dispute worked out

August 2, 2014 Barbara Greenaway of Glenby Drive in Tipton Heights is retired now, but she remembers taking her toothbrush, washcloth and soap to work. more »»

Police: Man posted nude photos of girl

August 2, 2014 An Altoona man is in jail on charges he posted nude pictures of an underage girl on Facebook. Ti Alexander Williams, 21, of 1012 16th Ave. more »»

Third-party hopefuls abandon bids to become state’s governor

August 2, 2014 HARRISBURG — The possibility of a third-party candidate crashing the gubernatorial race between Republican Gov. more »»

Parole violation leads to prison sentence

August 2, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona woman who initially got into trouble with the law for selling methadone has violated her parole and will now spend time at the State Correctional Institution at Muncy,... more »»

Local Sports

Steelers’ Suisham stays put

August 2, 2014 LATROBE — Shaun Suisham doesn’t seem to mind kicking at Heinz Field. more »»

Curve continue hot streak

August 2, 2014 Pat Ludwig has become more consistent on the mound, but Friday night, he wasn’t just contributing to his cause there. more »»

Veteran team opens with big playoff win

August 2, 2014 As Mountain View Archery’s players walked off Vets Field following their 11-0 loss to Conrad Chiropractic/Lilly American Legion Friday evening, one of them asked another just how old a player from... more »»

ProActive takes 1-0 lead

August 2, 2014 Trailing 9-8 in the bottom of the sixth inning, Tyler Neff delivered a two-out, three-run double to lift ProActive Sports to an 11-9 win over Locker Room in the first game of their best-of-three Cit... more »»

Maroon team drops to 1-2

August 2, 2014 WILLIAMSPORT — Altoona Maroon fell to 1-2 at the Mid-Atlantic Region 7 Junior Babe Ruth 14-year-old Tournament Friday afternoon, thanks to a 7-4 loss to Rotterdam, N.Y. at Logue Fiel. more »»

Men’s team sets games with Drexel

August 2, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State men’s basketball team begins a two-game, off-campus series with Drexel by taking on the Dragons Saturday, Dec. more »»

Franklin enjoys versatility

August 1, 2014 So many young athletes feel the need to specialize in one sport, thinking it will improve their chances for success, but Penn State coach James Franklin prefers the opposite approach with football... more »»

Blue band director set to retire

August 1, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — The director of Penn State’s renowned Blue Band is retiring. O. Richard Bundy says the upcoming football season will be his last. more »»

Lions get five-star recruit

July 31, 2014 Penn State is putting together one of the best recruiting classes in the nation for 2015. From the early returns, though, the Nittany Lions’ 2016 class might even be bette. more »»

Tweets turn off Lions assistant

July 31, 2014 Few college football staffs in the country are as active on Twitter as the Penn State coaches, and one Nittany Lion coach made national news Wednesday for a strong message he wrote on the social... more »»


Edward D. Frederick

August 2, 2014 Edward D. Frederick, 81, Port Deposit, Md., died Wednesday. He was born in Frankstown, son of Charles and Carrie Frederick. Surviving are four children: David of Newark, Del. more »»

William L. Lowey Sr.

August 2, 2014 William L. Lowey Sr., 88, formerly of Juniata, died Friday morning, Aug. 1, 2014, at Graystone Manor at Bellmeade. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. more »»

Eleanor (Williams) Ludwig

August 2, 2014 Eleanor (Williams) Ludwig, 88, La Jose, died Friday at Colonial Courtyard at Tyrone. She was born in Irvona, daughter of Blair and Pearle (Hamer) Williams. She was married to the late Robert C. more »»

Karla Mae and Katharine Renai Mihok

August 2, 2014 Karla Mae (Otto) Mihok, 43, Norfolk, Va., passed away unexpectedly July 23, 2014. Her daughter, Katharine Renai, 8, joined her in heaven. more »»

Barbara A. Wilk

August 2, 2014 Barbara A. Wilk, 51, Hollidaysburg, died Thursday, July 31, 2014, at UPMC Altoona. Arrangements are by Gibbons Funeral Home, 301 Church St., Gallitzin. A full obituary will appear in Sunday’s Mirror. more »»

Area Life

Earth Matters: Problems can’t be solved with environmental ignorance

August 2, 2014 Ignorance is bliss. Poet Thomas Gray’s famous quote is often taken out of context. Gray wondered in his 18th century poem if learning more might actually complicate his life. more »»

Start your engines: Annual machine show comes to Martinsburg park

August 2, 2014 With a new location and an effort to expand its appeal, the Keystone Chapter of the Antique Truck Club of America is holding this year’s annual Antique Truck and Machinery Show at Morrisons Cove... more »»

Leftover Salmon, Boz Scaggs headline Flood City Music Fest

July 31, 2014 Asked to describe his band’s eclectic mix of styles, Leftover Salmon co-founder Drew Emmitt laughed before answering. more »»

On the air: A quick look at some area radio and TV personalities

July 31, 2014 Patrick Welter, WJAC-TV Age: 26 Current position: Sports reporter/anchor at WJAC-TV Family: John and Patty Welter (parents in New Hampshire), Jenna Welter (sister at University of Minnesota), Justin... more »»

Making a meal outdoors doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice taste

July 30, 2014 Just because you can’t pack up your at-home kitchen and take it camping with you doesn’t mean the menu for your outdoor adventure has to suffer. more »»

Local Business

Dow plunges as multiple worries vex investors

August 1, 2014 NEW YORK — For stock investors, the red flags were everywhere on Thursday. more »»

WPS Solutions recognized

August 1, 2014 WPS Solutions of Altoona has been recognized by Photizo Group as a leader in managed print services. more »»

Spa brings new services to area

July 31, 2014 DUNCANSVILLE — When Joyelle Scavone opened her business on Route 764 in 2011, she hoped to one day expand into offering spa service. more »»

Backyard show

July 30, 2014 Tussey Mountain Mulch Landscape Center is organizing a free self-guided tour of area backyards. The seven stops will accept visitors from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. more »»

School featured

July 30, 2014 The Altoona Beauty School is featured in this month’s Seventeen magazine. The local school offers four programs: cosmetology, esthetician, nail technician and beauty teaching. more »»

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Tyrone Hospital Foundation golf tournament 08-27

Hospital foundation plans golf outingTYRONE — The Tyrone Hospital Foundation will hold its 13th annual golf tournament on Aug. 27 at Sinking Valley Country Club. The tournament is a best-ball four-man scramble, with registration beginning at 8 a.m. and a shotgun start at 9 a.m. more »

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