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State, local leaders to help sell SCI Cresson

September 5, 2015 CRESSON — Acknowledging that past miscommunications likely delayed sale of the shuttered state prison at Cresson, local and state officials announced Friday that they are now moving forward together... more »»


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State, local leaders to help sell SCI Cresson

September 5, 2015 CRESSON — Acknowledging that past miscommunications likely delayed sale of the shuttered state prison at Cresson, local and state officials announced Friday that they are now moving forward together... more »»

Judge hears locals’ concerns about Presybterian Home project

September 5, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Residents of Gaysport, a Hollidaysburg neighborhood comprised of “working class and elderly” homeowners, showed up in force Friday morning asking Blair County Judge Daniel J. more »»

Alleged victim might testify in Maurizio case

September 5, 2015 A young man who was being interviewed Thursday as a possible witness to a priest’s alleged sexual abuse of three Honduran children now says he too was a victim, according to a court papers... more »»

AG Kane argues against law license suspension

September 5, 2015 HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane argued to the state’s highest court Friday that suspending her law license while she fights criminal charges would violate her constitutional... more »»

AWA fixes Duncansville water leak near bank

September 5, 2015 DUNCANSVILLE — Altoona Water Authority workers connected a bank branch to their system on Friday, eliminating a leaky connection that had left a stream running through the borough for weeks, a... more »»

Local Sports

Hoenstine’s 6 TDs carry Dragons

September 5, 2015 ROARING SPRING — Central has a wealth of experience that it will rely on this season. more »»

Dodson sparks Claysburg over Pirates

September 5, 2015 CLAYSBURG — Winning means a lot to someone who is starved for the feeling of a victory. more »»

Wagner leads ’Cats by MU

September 5, 2015 HUNTINGDON — Senior Jon Wagner is Huntingdon’s go-to player on offense this season. more »»

Penalties doom Heights in opening loss

September 5, 2015 PATTON — A long touchdown run and 23-play drive resulting in a field goal put Cambria Heights in an early 10-0 hole Friday against Westmont Hilltop. more »»

Red Devils can’t sustain early start

September 5, 2015 EBENSBURG — Central Cambria struck first to open the 2015 football season, but Johnstown turned the tide quickly and hard on the Red Devil. more »»

Line, accuracy key to victory

September 5, 2015 PHILADELPHIA — Five things to look for as Penn State opens the season at Temple, which hasn’t beaten the Nittany Lions since 1941. No. more »»

PSU planning to redshirt Givens

September 4, 2015 Kevin Givens had a solid first training camp for Penn State and improved as the weeks went on, but at this point the coaching staff plans to redshirt the Altoona Area High School product. more »»

PSU defensive coaches adjust quickly

September 4, 2015 A big reason for Penn State’s immense defensive success last year was the coaching staff’s ability to make quick in-game adjustments and take away what opposing teams were doing well. more »»

Impact Lions No 2 DTs Anthony Zettel, Austin Johnson

September 4, 2015 This is a series on the top 10 players who could make the biggest impact for Penn State this season. more »»

Circumstances have Gesicki as No. 1 TE

September 3, 2015 By Mark Puleo For the Mirror UNIVERSITY PARK — “Staying on his toes” is more than just a cliche saying for Penn State tight end Mike Gesicki. more »»


Dolores M. Burtnette

September 5, 2015 Dolores M. “Dorie” Burtnette, 85, Altoona, passed away peacefully Friday morning, Sept. 4, 2015, at Homewood at Martinsburg. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. more »»

James Chester ‘Chet’ Fetterhoof

September 5, 2015 Dec. 7, 1926 – Sept. 4, 2015 James Chester “Chet” Fetterhoof, 88, Colonial Courtyard at Tyrone, died Friday. He was born in Spruce Creek, son of James and Margaret Fetterhoof. more »»

Arthur C. Payne

September 5, 2015 Oct. 22, 1932 – Sept. 3, 2015 Arthur C. Payne, 82, Altoona, died Thursday at his residence. He was born in Denville, N.J., son of the late Joseph and Viola (England) Payn. more »»

Kenneth E. Riley

September 5, 2015 Jan. 11, 1942 – Sept. 3, 2015 Kenneth E. Riley, 73, Hollidaysburg, passed away Thursday evening doing what he loved, riding his motorcycle. more »»

Greg ‘Hodgie’ Samuelson

September 5, 2015 March 14, 1967 – Sept. 3, 2015 Greg “Hodgie” Samuelson, 48, West Loop, Hollidays­burg, passed away Thursday afternoon at UPMC Altoona after a courageous battle with cancer. more »»

Area Life

Garden Notes: Weird weather puts kibosh on tomato-tasting events

September 5, 2015 I’m blaming the weather! Usually, we’ve had ripe tomatoes well into September, but the Tomato Tastings planned for the Juniata Farmers Market and the Station Mall have been cancelled. more »»

Market event entertainment includes Chrome Hearts

September 5, 2015 A family-friendly event with arts, food, music and other entertainment is on tap for the first-ever Downtown Night Market at and around Heritage Plaza from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11. more »»

P&J Productions celebrates 10 years of theater

September 3, 2015 A local artistic production company is going to try to pack a decade of memories and music into one night as it celebrates a mileston. more »»

Reflections don't tell entire story

September 3, 2015 It’s said that if you look in a mirror, you’ll either see a reflection of someone you love — or someone you hate — staring back at you. That reflection can resemble yourself, a friend or an enemy. more »»

TV’s fall crop of new shows

September 3, 2015 NEW YORK — If there’s a dominant trend in TV today, it’s this: There’s too much TV, even too much good TV, for any viewer to absorb, much less support. more »»

Local Business

Norfolk Southern unveils reduced emission locomotives for rail yards

September 2, 2015 From Mirror staff reports Norfolk Southern unveiled the nation’s first reduced emission locomotives developed under a public-private partnership for use in rail yards in urban areas in Atlanta on... more »»

Hospital plans open house at HealthForce office

September 2, 2015 EVERETT — An open house will be held from 1-2 p.m. Thursday at UPMC Bedford Memorial’s HealthForce Office, Specialty Service Area, 195 Memorial Drive, Suite 6, lower level, Everett. more »»

Wal-Mart cutting back on hours for workers at some stores

September 1, 2015 NEW YORK — Wal-Mart says it is asking some stores to schedule workers for fewer hours, although it says the directive is only being given to stores that are assigning more hours than they were... more »»

Alpha Natural Resources executive resigns

September 1, 2015 BRISTOL, Va. — An Alpha Natural Resources executive has left the coal producer amid a financial restructuring. Alpha says in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that Brian D. more »»

Apple aims to boost sales with Cisco

September 1, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is leaning on Cisco Systems’ Internet networking expertise in its latest attempt to sell more iPhones and iPads to corporate customers. more »»

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