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Travel might be treacherous

November 26, 2014 Highways are expected to be busy this Thanksgiving holiday weekend, which runs today through Sunday, according to AAA. However, those heading out today will have to deal with some wintry weathe. more »»

 
 
 

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Travel might be treacherous

November 26, 2014 Highways are expected to be busy this Thanksgiving holiday weekend, which runs today through Sunday, according to AAA. However, those heading out today will have to deal with some wintry weathe. more »»

Natural gas heat coming to Gallitzin

November 26, 2014 GALLITZIN — A new program that would charge users monthly fees instead of thousands in upfront costs could see Gallitzin-area homes heated by natural gas within a year. more »»

Penelec rates to drop 5 percent

November 26, 2014 Customers who use Penelec as their power generation supplier will see a significant decrease in their price of electricity beginning Monday. The residential rate for electricity will decrease from 7. more »»

Commissioners head to court for millage rate

November 26, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County leaders will be in court this morning, defending their plan to levy 27.495 mills of real estate taxes in 2015 to support the general fund. more »»

Workers protest health care costs

November 26, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Valley View Home workers lined Pleasant Valley Boulevard Tuesday afternoon to protest their employer’s reported plan for a significant increase in employee contributions toward healt... more »»

Local Sports

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 »»

No conspiracy involving Blount move

November 26, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Everyone likes a good conspiracy theory. Oliver Stone has turned them into a caree. more »»

Reinforcements returning Sunday for Steelers

November 26, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Ike Taylor is a heck of a cheerleader. more »»

Panthers still struggling in Hawaii

November 26, 2014 LAHAINA, Hawaii — San Diego State fought through a tight game and won in a runaway to open the Maui Invitational. Two victories in paradise earned the 15th-ranked Aztecs a shot at a familiar foe: N. 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 »»

Newbill keys Nittany Lions by USC

November 24, 2014 CHARLESTON, S.C. — If Penn State wanted to close the Charleston Classic with a victory, coach Pat Chambers knew D.J. Newbill would have to make the biggest play. more »»

Obituaries

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 »»

Richard M. ‘Rick’ Hatch

November 26, 2014 Richard M. “Rick” Hatch, 58, rural Williamsburg, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later dat. more »»

Mary E. Mitchell

November 26, 2014 Mary E. Mitchell, 100, went home to be with the Lord early Tuesday morning Nov. 25, 2014, at the Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg. Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. more »»

Area Life

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 »»

Cher cancels rest of tour

November 22, 2014 Cher has announced the cancellation of all remaining dates on her “Dressed To Kill” (D2K) concert tour, including her scheduled concert on Jan. 9 at the Bryce Jordan Center. more »»

Earth Matters: Earth’s tilt brings big changes during seasons of the year

November 22, 2014 Winter is not only the coldest time of the year, but its early weeks also bring the shortest spans of daylight. more »»

Worthwhile workshop: Seasonal wreath-making experience lightens heart

November 22, 2014 The smell of pine reached me when I walked into the community room at the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library on Wednesday evenin. 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 »»

Recalls

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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