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Hotel set to be built downtown

July 8, 2015 By the end of next summer, downtown Altoona should have its first functioning hotel since the late 1980s. more »»


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Hotel set to be built downtown

July 8, 2015 By the end of next summer, downtown Altoona should have its first functioning hotel since the late 1980s. more »»

Killer to appeal murder conviction

July 8, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hugo Baez of New York, convicted of killing Willie Solomon at a city night club 21 months ago, read a statement Tuesday in a Blair County courtroom contending the jury should have... more »»

Frankstown officials asked to save bridge

July 8, 2015 FRANKSTOWN — Representa­tives of a local group interested in saving a pedestrian swinging bridge from destruction have asked Frankstown Township supervisors for help. more »»

Patton misses deadline for athletic field grant

July 8, 2015 A yearslong debate about how to best restore an aging athletic field in Patton will continue because an application deadline for prospective grant funds was missed. more »»

Local Sports

Portage league in its third decade of competition

July 8, 2015 By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirro. more »»

Bucs are gaining on Cards

July 8, 2015 By John Perrotto The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Gregory Polanco helped free a grounds crew member trapped underneath a billowing tarp, then hit a go-ahead triple in the eighth inning that sent th... more »»

Kang everyday player right now

July 8, 2015 By John Mehno For the Mirror PITTSBURGH — With Josh Harrison on the disabled list for the next two weeks, Jung Ho Kang can expect to see his name on the lineup card just about every day. more »»

Adversity on Pirates' horizon

July 8, 2015 PITTSBURGH — With one awkward slide, the Pirates’ season may have taken a different course. Josh Harrison injured his left thumb making a head-first dive into second base on Sunday. more »»

Covering the bases

July 8, 2015 Covering the bases LEADING OFF: The Curve were rained out Tuesday night at Erie and will play a doubleheader tonight beginning at 5:0. more »»

Hall of Fame enshrinee Bill Polian pays tribue to lesser known Paterno

July 4, 2015 When Bill Polian is enshrined in the Pro Football of Fame next month, he’ll pay tribute to a name that is recognized throughout the football world: Paterno. more »»

Lions get surprise commit

July 1, 2015 You know your recruiting class is on a roll when you start getting big-time prospects no one thought you were going to get. more »»

Baltimore four-star DT picks Nittany Lions

June 27, 2015 Just like that, Penn State has filled nearly all its 2016 recruiting needs on the defensive line. more »»

Rudel: Well-earned ‘ticket’ to retirement

June 26, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — When Bud Meredith began working in the Penn State ticket office 48 years ago, a large section-by-section map of the Beaver Stadium seating plan hung on the wall, and additions and... more »»

Lions snag big DT

June 26, 2015 When Charlotte, N.C. defensive tackle Christian Colon announced he would going public with his college of choice on Independence High School’s senior night, No. more »»


Barbara Anne Meehan-Harris

July 8, 2015 Barbara A. Meehan-Harris, 62, Altoona, passed away early Monday morning at UPMC Altoona. more »»

Sally A. Points

July 8, 2015 Sally A. Points, 59, Altoona, passed away unexpectedly Sunday evening, July 5, 2015, at home. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Leslie E. more »»

Eliot Stevenson Smithe

July 8, 2015 Eliot Stevenson Smithe, 89, Duncansville, died June 4, 2015. He was born in Douglaston, N.Y., son of the late Frank B. and Elizabeth (Cowden) Smithe. more »»

Rosario Randazzo

July 8, 2015 Rosario Randazzo, 88, Raleigh, N.C., formerly of Altoona and Sicily, Italy, passed away Monday at WakeMed Hospital, Raleigh Campus. more »»

Kathleen M. (Molnar) Rentz

July 8, 2015 Kathleen M. (Molnar) Rentz, 56, West Farmington, Ohio, passed away peacefully Friday with her family at her side. She was born in Garfield Heights, Ohio. more »»

Area Life

Altoona native Brandt to appear on ‘Talent’

July 7, 2015 Local singer Eddie Brandt will appear tonight on “America’s Got Talent.” Brandt, an Altoona native who is currently rehearsing with his father, Greggory, for S. more »»

Centre County has the whole nine yards Penn State, festivals, recreation, history

July 5, 2015 State College recently was ranked as the 14th best town in which to live in the country, in part, because of the wide variety of fun things to d. more »»

Curve honoring Mister Rogers today with special jersey

July 5, 2015 Mister Rogers would have loved the clever idea, which is all the validation the Altoona Curve could hope for as they honor his legacy. more »»

'Daniel Tiger' an example of children’s programming excellence

July 5, 2015 Television is bad for kids, and it will rot their brains. Right? That's an outdated myth that many parents hear over and over but actually isn't true -- if your kids are watching the right kind of TV. more »»

Last month the second-wettest June­­ locally on record

July 4, 2015 Even if you spent most of June in a cave, it was difficult to miss that it was a very wet month. more »»

Local Business

Report: Troops face hassles with their student loans

July 8, 2015 WASHINGTON — A government regulator says military personnel are still being hassled over their student loans despite the federal laws and programs put in place to protect them, and officials worry i... more »»

Business briefs, July 8

July 8, 2015 huntingdon Community State Bank supports care center Community State Bank of Orbisonia has committed $10,000 to name a patient exam room in J.C. more »»

Bourbon: Inventory at 40-year high point

July 5, 2015 By Bruce Schreiner The Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky’s bourbon boom is showing no signs of peaking as distilleries keep up a production pace unmatched for decades. more »»

Pickup truck sales jump

July 5, 2015 Auto dealers enjoyed a good spring with an increase in pickup truck sales playing a key role. more »»

US stocks slip on mixed US jobs report, Greek fears

July 5, 2015 NEW YORK — Stocks ended a tumultuous trading week with slight losses Thursday as investors sought safety ahead of an extended holiday weeken. more »»

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