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Tyrone Albemarle plant up for sale

January 30, 2015 TYRONE — The Albemarle Corp. plant in the Tyrone Industrial Park is for sale. The Baton Rouge, La. more »»


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Tyrone Albemarle plant up for sale

January 30, 2015 TYRONE — The Albemarle Corp. plant in the Tyrone Industrial Park is for sale. The Baton Rouge, La. more »»

Sleet, freezing rain possible

January 30, 2015 Though Blair County residents might still be recovering from Monday’s snowfall that blanketed the region with several inches of snow, some will be forced to pick up their shovels yet again this... more »»

PSU sexual misconduct policies may change

January 30, 2015 STATE COLLEGE — A new task force report recommends Penn State changes how the university handles sexual misconduct, suggesting it devote an office with an investigator and other staff to those case. more »»

State recognizes Pleasant Valley Elementary

January 30, 2015 An Altoona area elementary school is hoping its academic success will open the door to win $100,000 to buy iPads for student. more »»

Accused police killer enters not guilty plea in ambush

January 30, 2015 MILFORD — A survivalist who spent more than a month on the run after authorities say he killed one Pennsylvania State Police trooper and wounded another in a late-night ambush pleaded not guilty... more »»

Local Sports

Friday scholastic sports postponement list

January 30, 2015 Scholastic sports postponements from across the region as received by the Mirror by 2:30 p.m. This list will be updated; if you have a postponement to report, please email sports@altoonamirror. more »»

PIAA accepts penalties put on Clairton

January 30, 2015 From Mirror reports Anyone who watched the ending of Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic’s win over Clairton in the PIAA Class AA high school football final last December remembers the skirmish that broke out... more »»

Footballs at scholastic level checked, too

January 30, 2015 By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror. more »»

Flash knock off first-place Bryant

January 30, 2015 By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror. more »»

Nittany Lions still seventh

January 30, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team maintained eight ranked wrestlers as Intermat has released its latest national rankings. Cael Sanderson’s team remained ranked No. more »»

Recruit leaves Pitt for Lions

January 27, 2015 Some nasty weather didn’t stop Penn State football coach James Franklin. Franklin ventured out into the snowstorm on Monday, heading to western PA. more »»

Penn State addresses needs on defensive line

January 26, 2015 Penn State came into this key recruiting weekend hoping to increase the overall upside of its 2015 class and to fill a gaping void with the days winding down until signing da. more »»

No. 2 Gophers nip Lions

January 26, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — Going up against a Minnesota team ranked second and with three top-ranked wrestlers in its lineup, Penn State faced an uphill battle to pick up a victory Sunday afternoon at a... more »»

Lady Lions earn 2nd straight win

January 26, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — Sophomore Alex Harris came off the bench to score 11 points and grab 10 rebounds for her first career double-double, and sophomore Kaliyah Mitchell grabbed a career-high 15 boards... more »»

PSU making one last push

January 25, 2015 With less than two weeks to go before signing day, Penn State is trying to put the finishing touches on its 2015 recruiting class by holding its biggest official visit event of the year this weeken. more »»


Donald J. Chrisko Jr.

January 30, 2015 Donald J. Chrisko Jr., 58, Portage, died Thursday at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Donald J. Sr. and Charlotte M. (Richardson) Chrisko. more »»

Robert Eugene Decker

January 30, 2015 Robert Eugene Decker, 46, Altoona, died Saturday at his residence. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Joseph Albert “Popeye” and Lois Jean (DeTemple) Decker. Surviving are a brother, Kenneth C. more »»

James L. Dempsie

January 30, 2015 James L. Dempsie, 89, Altoona, passed away Thursday afternoon at Valley View Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Williamsburg, son of William and Ethel (Dickson) Dempsie. more »»

W. Griffith ‘Griff’ Edwards

January 30, 2015 W. Griffith “Griff” Edwards, 99, Cambria Township, died Wednesday at HAIDA Manor, Hastings. He was born in Cambria Township, son of Russell Jay and Nellie Jane (Bloom) Edwards. more »»

Margaret ‘Marge’ Tokarchic

January 30, 2015 Margaret “Marge” Tokarchic, 90, Coalport, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at home. A complete obituary will appear in Saturday’s Mirror. Arrangements are by Gibbons Funeral Home, 1085 Main St. more »»

Area Life

Fundraiser for sick boy Saturday

January 30, 2015 CRESSON — A fundraiser will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Cresson American Legion Post 238, 222 Ashcroft Ave., for a 5-year-old boy who was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma on Oct. 30. more »»

Student of the Month: Ali Feathers Claysburg-Kimmel Junior Senior High School

January 29, 2015 Grade: Senior Age: 17 Chosen for: In addition to being an honors student, Ali’s greatest accomplish is her servant leadershi. more »»

Initiating imagination: Gallery exhibit ‘empowers’ student artists

January 29, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG – Knowing her mixed-media work entitled “Obsession” is displayed at a local gallery, Hannah Myers said she is excited that the community supports the arts. more »»

Talented and mysterious: Area autistic artist's artwork on display locally

January 25, 2015 By the time Matthew McCoy was 5, he was meticulous with his toys. Too meticulous, his parents noticed. more »»

Free book giveaway

January 25, 2015 From time to time, the Mirror receives complimentary copies of books, and we like to share these with our readers. This week, we are giving away "Annie Mundy,” a novel by Robert H. Fowler. more »»

Local Business

Sheetz opening concept restaurant in State College

January 30, 2015 STATE COLLEGE — Sheetz Inc. will open a new concept restaurant with a beer cave in downtown State College this fall, company officials announced. The concept restaurant at 129 1/2 S. Pugh St. more »»

Landolfi opening at new location

January 30, 2015 The long-vacant former Altoona YWCA building on Union Avenue has a new occupant. Guy J. Landolfi CPA, CFP will open for business Monday at the 224 Union Ave. locatio. more »»

Mobile provider TracFone to pay $40M in federal settlement

January 29, 2015 WASHINGTON — The nation’s largest prepaid mobile provider, TracFone Wireless, will pay $40 million to settle government claims that it misled millions of smartphone customers with promises of... more »»

Business briefs, Jan. 29

January 29, 2015 huntingdon ServeSafe food safety training certification session set Penn State Cooperative Extension will offer a ServSafe Food Safety Certification Training course from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. more »»

Norfolk Southern 4Q profit flat

January 27, 2015 OMAHA, Neb. — Norfolk Southern Cor. more »»

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