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Gallitzin resident’s eviction halted

February 12, 2016 A Cambria County judge on Thursday signed an order halting the eviction of a Gallitzin woman and her children over a drug rental ordinance. more »»


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Gallitzin resident’s eviction halted

February 12, 2016 A Cambria County judge on Thursday signed an order halting the eviction of a Gallitzin woman and her children over a drug rental ordinance. more »»

Highland Hall work receives approval

February 12, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Borough Council members voted at their Thursday evening meeting to approve final plans for a project intended to revamp the dilapidated Highland Hall building, turning it into a... more »»

Spanier files suits against PSU, Freeh

February 12, 2016 HARRISBURG — Penn State’s ex-president has sued the university, saying it reneged on an agreement they struck when he stepped down in 2011, and filed another claiming former FBI director Louis Freeh... more »»

Zoning Board approves preschool at old church

February 12, 2016 The city Zoning Hearing Board on Wednesday gave conditional permission for a preschool in a former church building in Garden Heights, despite opposition from neighbors leery of additional traffic. more »»

Police: Pair trashed room inside hotel

February 12, 2016 Two people face charges after police say they trashed a hotel room and caused a disturbance. Michael S. Shevenock, 44, of Gallitzin and Lacy . more »»

Local Sports

Blue Devils fight past Marauders

February 12, 2016 Bellwood-Antis has had a fantastic regular season, as it held a 19-2 record entering Thursday’s finale, but few of those contests have been competitive. more »»

Mtn. Lions take down Huntingdon

February 12, 2016 The Altoona boys basketball team just needed to find a way to hang in there with Huntingdon through the first three quarters Thursday nigh. more »»

Ridge falls, Bearcats win at Duals

February 12, 2016 HERSHEY — Chestnut Ridge won’t be making a return trip the finals of the PIAA Duals, but Huntingdon kept its hopes alive on the first day at the Giant Center. more »»

Red Flash sweep season series against rival Colonials

February 12, 2016 MOON TOWNSHIP — Robert Morris dominated Saint Francis for many years, but the Red Flash finally are getting some payback. more »»

See Bucs in spring

February 12, 2016 See the Bucs in spring PITTSBURGH — ROOT Sports announced Thursday it will broadcast a network-record 12 Pittsburgh Pirates spring training games in March, beginning March 4 with a game against the... more »»

Franklin favors early signing day

February 8, 2016 UNIVERSITY?PARK — One will never be able to accuse Penn State football coach James Franklin of straddling the fence when it comes to the issue of instituting an early signing date for football like... more »»

PSU recruiting mirrors 2015 play on field

February 7, 2016 How a college team recruits usually sets the tone for how it performs on the field. For Penn State football, though, it might be the other way around. more »»

Penn State upsets Indiana

February 7, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — Against No. 22 Indiana at the Jordan Center Saturday night, Penn State finally landed a haymake. more »»

Nittany Lions looking at linebacker for 2017

February 7, 2016 Penn State wasn’t able to address its need for a middle linebacker in its 2016 recruiting class. Fortunately for the Nittany Lions, it looks like they’ll have ample opportunity to do so in 2017. more »»

Fading at the finish: Despite late issues, Franklin likes class

February 4, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State football coach James Franklin did his best impression of his elusive, five-star running back recruit Miles Sanders in trying to sidestep a question about the reasons the... more »»


Michael L. Butchko

February 12, 2016 Michael L. Butchko, 93, Altoona, a resident of Golden LivingCenter-Hillview, died Wednesday evening at the center. He was born in Hooversville, son of Paul L. and Susan (Kohan) Butchko. more »»

Linda R. Bradley

February 12, 2016 Linda R. Bradley, 75, Carmel, Calif., died Saturday. more »»

Charles Edward ‘Chuck’ Lake

February 12, 2016 Charles Edward “Chuck” Lake, 61, Altoona, died Monday. He was born in New Mexico, son of the late John and Mary Margaret Brown. He married Diane Rutledge Jan. more »»

Melvin R. Clapper

February 12, 2016 Melvin R. Clapper, 84, Martinsburg, went to be with his Lord Wednesday at Select Specialty Hospital, Johnstown. He was born in New Enterprise, son of R. Harvey and U. Mae (Mountain) Clapper. more »»

Beth Ann Barton

February 12, 2016 Beth Ann Barton, 52, Altoona, died Wednesday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Henery E. and Jolane (Bundy) Barton. more »»

Area Life

Bringing in country: Jason Aldean to perform at Bryce Jordan Center Feb. 26

February 11, 2016 With hit songs like “Dirt Road Anthem,” “She’s Country” and “Big Green Tractor,” Jason Aldean has made his mark on country music. more »»

'Treated like family': Greenwood Steakhouse's regulars love the food, welcoming atmosphere

February 10, 2016 Rita Kephart didn’t expect to be recognized on an ordinary trip to Sam’s Club, but someone stopped her and paused, trying to figure out why they knew who she was. more »»

‘Ace’ in the hole: TV Food Network’s Duff Goldman to headline food show

February 7, 2016 Celebrity chef and baker Duff Goldman said he will bring some Pennsylvania-inspired flair to his presentation at Taste of the Alleghenies later this month. more »»

Time flies: Lincoln Caverns’ Batfest celebrating its 10th year

February 6, 2016 Attending the 10th annual Batfest at Lincoln Caverns next week is sure to be fun and educational, and proceeds will help benefit research into a condition that has threatened the bat population of... more »»

Garden Notes: Oregano not very particular about soil quality

February 5, 2016 Even today, men die scaling the rocky cliffs of Crete in search of dittany. There, dittany grows wild and is classified as “vulnerable” on the Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Plants. more »»

Local Business

Animal hospital receives award

February 12, 2016 Mirror staff reports STATE?COLLEGE — Metzger Animal Hospital won the 2016 Petplan Veterinary Award, which recognizes outstanding pet health heroes from across North America. more »»

Business briefs

February 12, 2016 Window Perfections earns 2015 service award Window Perfections, 1803 Valley View Blvd., has earned the Angie’s List Super Service Award for 2015. more »»

Sports costs at ESPN weigh down Disney’s quarter

February 10, 2016 LOS ANGELES — ESPN, the sports network that drives Disney’s profit engine, has hit a soft patch. Subscribers have fallen by about . more »»

Alpha says lenders offer $500M for coal producer’s assets

February 10, 2016 CHARLESTON, W.Va — Alpha Natural Resources said it has received a $500 million offer from existing lenders for the potential sale of the bankrupt coal producer’s core assets. more »»

Business briefs

February 10, 2016 Chamber sets Business Before Hours at ALSM The Blair County Chamber of Commerce will hold Business Before Hours from 7:30-9 a.m. Feb. more »»

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Love Some Live Music This Weekend!

February 12, 2016 For those planning to spend quality time with significant others during this Valentine’s Day weekend, the area music scene offers several Valentine’s-themed events and plenty of live music action,... more »

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