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Cambria assistant DA to run for county judge

January 28, 2015 EBENSBURG — Cambria County Assistant District Attorney Tammy Bernstein said after a long career as a prosecutor, she is ready to step up to the bench as a county judge. more »»


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Cambria assistant DA to run for county judge

January 28, 2015 EBENSBURG — Cambria County Assistant District Attorney Tammy Bernstein said after a long career as a prosecutor, she is ready to step up to the bench as a county judge. more »»

Woman accused of hiding suspect in home wanted by police

January 28, 2015 An East Freedom woman faces felony charges for allegedly hiding a man wanted by police, a Freedom Township officer said Tuesday. more »»

Hollidaysburg borough seeks Main Street manager

January 28, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Borough officials and the Hollidaysburg Community Partnership are looking to fill the borough’s Main Street manager position after it was announced in December that Andrea Carnicella... more »»

Entrance to Blair County courthouse reopening

January 28, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Allegheny Street entrance and exit of the Blair County Courthouse will reopen today, the first time since Nov. more »»

Keynote speech selected for journal

January 28, 2015 The keynote address delivered by President Foley to the Cresson American Legion Post on Veterans Day was selected for inclusion in the journal Vital Speeches of the Day, a Mount Aloysius press... more »»

Local Sports

Givens picked for Big 33 game

January 28, 2015 Altoona football standout Kevin Givens has been invited to play in the Big 33 Football?Classic this June. That announcement came from Givens on his Twitter account Tuesday afternoo. more »»

Carroll closes strong for win

January 28, 2015 EBENSBURG — The first matchup of the season for the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference Section 1 teams of Bishop Carroll and Bishop Guilfoyle, both of which entered the game with a 12-3 overall... more »»

Scherzer deal not good for Pirates

January 28, 2015 PITTSBURGH — Max Scherzer had a chance to sign a contract a year ago that would have guaranteed him $144 million. He passed on the chance. more »»

Lynch steals show with 'fine' theme

January 28, 2015 PHOENIX — Marshawn Lynch smiled politely, waved at the crowd and answered every question the same. more »»

Pirates trade outfielder Snider

January 28, 2015 The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired left-handed pitcher Stephen Tarpley and a player to be named from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for outfielder Travis Snider. 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 »»


Merle W. Lucas

January 28, 2015 Merle W. Lucas, 82, Altoona, died Saturday at Van Zandt VA Medical Center after an extended illness. He was born in Bellefonte, son of Samuel Edmond and Pearl Susanna Lucas. more »»

Jerry L. Fortney

January 28, 2015 Jerry L. Fortney, 66, Dover, Pa., died Saturday. He was born in Altoona, son of Raymond E. and Pearl Marie Fortney. Surviving are his wife, Margaret (Parker); two sons: Leonard R.W. and Jerry L.A. more »»

Shirley J. Mateer

January 28, 2015 Shirley J. Mateer, 86, Hollidaysburg, passed away Jan. 19, 2015. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late John Lawrence Sr. and Isadora Irene (Medaugh) Dalton. She married Robert C. more »»

Joan A. ‘Jo’ Hirt

January 28, 2015 Joan A. “Jo” Hirt, 86, Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg, died Tuesday morning, Jan. 27, 2015, at the home after an extended illness. Friends will be received from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Fe. more »»

Gregory A. Moyer

January 28, 2015 Gregory A. Moyer, 51, Homers Gap, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ unexpectedly Sunday at his residence. He was born in North Hollywood, Cali. more »»

Area Life

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 »»

Author appearances: Miller will read her work at PSU’s Paterno Library

January 25, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK —Award-winning author Cathleen Miller will read her book at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, in Paterno Library’s Foster Auditorium. As part of the Mary E. more »»

Garden Notes: Native plants can suitably substitute for invasive species

January 24, 2015 Once upon a time, I had a sign on my desk that read “Absquatulate or Risk Defenestration.” I thought of it as a subtle nudge out the door for any salesperson that dropped in without an appointment. more »»

Don’t let weather stop your exercise

January 24, 2015 Though the warmth of summer offers a variety of activites to help people stay in shape, winter’s chill can make it harder to stay motivated and attentive to personal fitness. more »»

Local Business

Norfolk Southern 4Q profit flat

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

IBM denies massive layoffs

January 27, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Calling it “ridiculous” and “baseless,” IBM on Monday dismissed a report that said the technology giant plans to lay off 1 in 4 of its workers, or 100,000 people. more »»

MeadWestvaco, Rock-Tenn join to form $16B packaging behemoth

January 27, 2015 RICHMOND, Va. — Rock-Tenn and MeadWestvaco will join forces to create a $16 billion global packaging company, driving down its own costs and possibly gaining the scale to better dictate prices. more »»


January 25, 2015 New hires and promotions -- Linda Carpenter has been named executive director of develop­ment and J.C. more »»

Architects partners again

January 25, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The acquisition of a Hollidays­burg architectural firm has brought two former partners in another firm back together. more »»

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