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Workers keep roads safe for Thanksgiving travel

November 27, 2014 Thanksgiving eve is one of the busiest travel days of the year,­­ and Mother Nature did not hold back, dumping several inches of snow across the region as motorists made their way home for the... more »»


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Workers keep roads safe for Thanksgiving travel

November 27, 2014 Thanksgiving eve is one of the busiest travel days of the year,­­ and Mother Nature did not hold back, dumping several inches of snow across the region as motorists made their way home for the... more »»

Stores prepare for usual early rush

November 27, 2014 As Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday season, area stores are gearing up for one of the biggest shopping days of the year, Black Friday, though many of the traditional sales are waiting for shoppers... more »»

Alleged mom killer has hearing delayed

November 27, 2014 The preliminary hearing for a woman accused of killing her mother at their Fifth Avenue home has been pushed back. Tracy Stephenson, 48, of 3706 Fifth Ave. more »»

Judge OKs proposal to keep Blair County tax rate level

November 27, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A judge approved the Blair County general fund’s proposed 2015 property tax rate at its current level Wednesday, marking the third year in a row at the same rate. more »»

Charges filed against Raystown Lake boat driver

November 27, 2014 HUNTINGDON — The pilot of a 28-foot cabin cruiser that crashed and sank at Raystown Lake, killing a Carlisle woman, has been charged. more »»

Local Sports

Family, football part of holiday

November 27, 2014 Holidays are the time for reflection, and, although he’s trying to take Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School’s amazing football season one game at a time, senior quarterback/safety Brandon Chadbour... more »»

McMonagle lands spot on Penn State baseball team

November 27, 2014 Despite the fact that he averaged over 11 strikeouts a game while pitching tiny, eighth-seeded Williamsburg Area High School into the District 6-A baseball semifinals last spring, Austin McMonagle... more »»

2014 Mirror golf all-stars

November 27, 2014 FIRST TEAM Ian Dunmyer, sr., Penn Cambria: Finished 27th at PIAA championships. ... Tied for sixth after shooting a 78 at the PIAA Western regionals to qualify for states. ... more »»

2014 Mirror cross country all-stars

November 27, 2014 FIRST TEAM Kim Bischof, sr. more »»

2014 Mirror cross country all-stars

November 27, 2014 FIRST TEAM Zane Baker, jr., Bedford: Two-time Mirror first-team all-star and honorable mention as a sophomore … Placed fourth in the District 6-AA meet with a time of 17:16. more »»

Shoop impressive

November 27, 2014 James Franklin and Penn State fans everywhere should be thankful that Bob Shoop is on the coaching staf. more »»

Getting mad helps

November 26, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State coach Pat Chambers began to shout in anger as the halftime buzzer sounded in a game against Akron at the Jordan Center Tuesday night, before catching himself and keeping... more »»

Franklin standing up for assistant

November 26, 2014 Penn State’s offense has struggled mightily all season, and while there are myriad reasons for that, many have pointed to the playcalling as one of the biggest issues. more »»

PSU falls at buzzer

November 26, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — A Nyla Rueter layup with 1.4 seconds left in the game broke a 54-54 tie — and Penn State’s final shot fell short — as the Lady Lions fell to St. more »»

Giger: Sitting Hack not the answer for problems

November 24, 2014 Christian Hackenberg cannot be benched. Whether he should be or not is a legitimate question and has started to be asked more and more the past two weeks. But he can’t be. Not now. more »»


Lloyd S. Casteel

November 27, 2014 Lloyd S. Casteel, 88, Bedford, died Tuesday at UPMC Bedford. He was born in Bedford, son of the late Roy and Mary A. (Stayer) Casteel. more »»

Mary E. Mitchell

November 27, 2014 Mary E. Mitchell, 100, formerly of Altoona, went home to be with the Lord early Tuesday morning at the Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late William E. more »»

Doris A. Carper

November 26, 2014 Doris A. Carper, 81, a resident at Epworth Manor, Tyrone, died Sunday at the Manor. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Roy and Margaret Ehrisman. Surviving are her husband, Randall A. more »»

Leslie R. ‘Zip’ Conrad

November 26, 2014 Leslie “Zip” R. Conrad, 63, Tyrone, died Monday after a motorcycle accident. He was born in Philipsburg, son of Fred and Wilma (Friday) Conrad. more »»

Dennis Matthew ‘Denny’ Cooper

November 26, 2014 Dennis Matthew “Denny” Cooper, 58, Altoona, died Monday evening at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late William C. and Florence A. (Mercer) Cooper. more »»

Area Life

From vintage to city chic: Holiday decor

November 27, 2014 By Kim?Cook The Associated Press For those who love to decorate, there’s no time like the holidays for adding fun, festive touches to our living spaces. more »»

Tyrone featured for second time in 'Our Town'

November 27, 2014 A second helping of Tyrone is getting served next week. WPSU is airing “Our Town: Tyrone,” at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4. more »»

Student of the month: Ryan Evanko Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School

November 27, 2014 Age: 18 Grade: 12th Chosen for: Academic, extracurricular and community service. He has embraced a multitude of opportunities — academic, co- and extra- curricular and social. more »»

Rocky love: Letters by great women are auctioned

November 23, 2014 PARIS — An unprecedented collection of 1,500 documents from some of history’s greatest women is being auctioned in Paris, including everything from Catherine the Great’s imperious letter shunning he... more »»

Making a tough fold is sign of a good player

November 23, 2014 Decisions are made based on information gleaned. No different in poker. Last week at the Tipton Firehall — I haven’t played elsewhere recently — I played as well as I can remember. more »»

Local Business

Sony to offer partial refunds

November 26, 2014 WASHINGTON — Hundreds of thousands of people who bought the handheld gaming console PlayStation Vita are in line for a partial refund from Sony because of questionable claims in its advertising. more »»

Black Friday catches on in United Kingdom

November 26, 2014 LONDON — Halloween and Mother’s Day have become staples of the U.K. shopping calendar. Now Black Friday looks as though it may be the next big retail import from the United States. more »»

Business briefs

November 26, 2014 Local foreclosure rates drop Foreclosure rates in Altoona decreased for the month of September over the same period last year, according to newly released data from CoreLogic. more »»


November 26, 2014 Rugs Large and small Altitude shag area rugs are being recalled. The rugs are made of polyester and were available in the color “Altitude Gol. more »»

Small businesses seek support

November 23, 2014 Small businesses are hoping for an influx of holiday shoppers Saturday during the fifth annual Small Business Saturday. more »»

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