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Fiery derailment unlikely locally

February 27, 2015 While crude oil likely is transported daily on railroad tracks traveling through Altoona, officials say a fiery derailment like one nearly two weeks ago in West Virginia is unlikely. more »»


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Fiery derailment unlikely locally

February 27, 2015 While crude oil likely is transported daily on railroad tracks traveling through Altoona, officials say a fiery derailment like one nearly two weeks ago in West Virginia is unlikely. more »»

Cambria seeking better links for radios

February 27, 2015 EBENSBURG — A handful of small contracts approved by Cambria County commissioners on Thursday will improve emergency communications across the county and, eventually, the state, officials said. more »»

County plaque reminds of nation’s drug czar

February 27, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Starting in the 1930s, an Altoona native heading the nation’s Bureau of Narcotics initiated a campaign against marijuana. more »»

State house takes stab at privatizing liquor

February 27, 2015 HARRISBURG — For the second time in two years, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Thursday sent a proposal to privatize the operations of much of the state-controlled wine and liquor store... more »»

Cambria OKs senior center project

February 27, 2015 EBENSBURG — What started out as a $30,000 project a few years ago has turned into a behemoth project to improve parking at the Northern Cambria Senior Center, commissioners said Thursday. more »»

Local Sports

Whitfield’s shot lifts Lady Lions to gratifying title

February 27, 2015 CRESSON — Paige Whitfield thought she cost Altoona the girls District 6 Class AAAA championship when she fouled Ali Treglia with the score tied and just 12.6 seconds left. more »»

Mtn. Lions’ upset bid falls short

February 27, 2015 CRESSON — The Altoona Area High School boys basketball team’s season bounced all over the place before taking a sharp turn in the right direction in February. It wasn’t all that unlike the final 1. more »»

Altoona wrestlers trying to build on momentum

February 27, 2015 While there was a winter storm warning and snow falling outside of the Altoona Fieldhouse last Saturday, the day was a glorious one for the Altoona program. more »»

Tussey gets spot in A final

February 27, 2015 EVERETT — While the top-seeded Tussey Mountain girls basketball team is in a new class this year, it’s still a chance to repeat to the Lady Titan. more »»

SFU gets historic win

February 27, 2015 By Cory Giger LORETTO — This will not be a losing season for the Saint Francis men’s basketball program, which is somewhat historic. more »»

With one game left, Lady Lions drop 22nd game of season

February 27, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — A double-double from Candice Agee and double-figure scoring efforts from both Sierra Moore and Tori Waldner weren’t enough for the Penn State Lady Lions to overcome high-scoring... more »»

Franklin’s caravan to make stop in Altoona

February 25, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — Seeking to continue building on the success of “Dominate The State,” Penn State football coach James Franklin and several head coaches will embark on the Penn State Coaches Carava... more »»

Bradley hired by UCLA

February 24, 2015 Former longtime Penn State assistant Tom Bradley is leaving West Virginia after one season to become defensive coordinator at UCLA, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Pres. more »»

Report: Bradley on his way to UCLA

February 20, 2015 Tom Bradley has spent his entire life in this region — growing up in Johnstown, attending and working at Penn State for decades and most recently working at West Virginia — but he’s reportedly... more »»

Newbill gets no help in defeat

February 19, 2015 By Mark Brennan For the Mirror UNIVERSITY PARK — No. 5 Wisconsin scored only two points over a nearly eight-minute span of the first half against Penn State at the Jordan Center Wednesday. more »»


Evelyn Mae Beamer

February 27, 2015 Evelyn Mae Beamer, 99, Tyrone, died Tuesday at Epworth Manor, Tyrone. She was born in Altoona, daughter of William C. and Anna E. (Murray) Smith. She married Paul W. Beamer on Nov. more »»

Harry Bogel

February 27, 2015 Harry Bogel, 80, Bradford, formerly of Barnesboro, died Wednesday. He was born in Barnesboro, son of Harry and Mary (Duke) Bogel. more »»

Terry L. Guyer

February 27, 2015 Terry L. Guyer, 70, Altoona, died Wednesday morning, Feb. 25, 2015, at UPMC Altoona after an extended illness. Arrangements by Jones Funeral Home are incomplete. more »»

Dorothy ‘Dot’ Kunsman

February 27, 2015 Dorothy “Dot” Kunsman, 86, Ashville, died Wednesday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Gallitzin, daughter of the late John F. and Edna (Sweeney) Hughes. more »»

Billie L. Bonsell

February 27, 2015 Billie L. Bonsell, 87, Altoona, passed away late Wednesday afternoon at UMPC Altoona. He resided with his daughter, Tammy, at her home. more »»

Area Life

Symphony Orchestra concert to honor the region’s history

February 26, 2015 An immigrant from Hong Kong, Altoona Symphony Orchestra (ASO) Maestra Teresa Cheung says she has long been fascinated with how a young America has evolved while holding on to its short history. more »»

Doctors say trackers, apps can boost care

February 26, 2015 HACKENSACK, N.J. — That phone app keeping track of your exercise and meals might keep you out of the hospital one day. more »»

Challenges for doctors using apps

February 26, 2015 NEW YORK — More hospitals and doctors are starting to use data from fitness trackers and health apps to help treat patients. But they are moving cautiousl. more »»

Rolling for the sport and fun of it: Derby leagues catching on in Central PA

February 22, 2015 STATE COLLEGE — The pseudonyms, colorful clothes and painted faces remain, but athleticism and competition have replaced the scripted theatrics and pre-determined outcomes. more »»

Free book giveaway

February 22, 2015 From time to time, the Mirror receives complimentary copies of books, and we like to share these with our readers. more »»

Local Business


February 26, 2015 Home Nursing recognized Home Nursing Agency’s Private Duty Home Care program has been recognized with Home Care Pulse’s Best of Home Care distinction for the third straight year. more »»

US automakers improve in annual brand rankings

February 25, 2015 DETROIT — Buick is the first U.S.-based automotive brand to crack the top 10 in Consumer Reports magazine’s annual brand report cards. U.S. more »»

Red Robin coming to Altoona plaza

February 24, 2015 A Colorado-based hamburger chain is coming to Altoona. more »»

CNB marks 150th anniversary

February 22, 2015 CLEARFIELD — The local bank is more than just a building where people come to cash checks, make deposits and take out loans. CNB Bank, under the leadership of president and CEO Joseph B. Bower Jr. more »»


February 22, 2015 New hires and promotions -- Dr. Scott DeHart of Mount Nittany Physician Group has joined the Tyrone Regional Health Network medical staff. more »»

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