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POW/MIA soldiers recognized

September 20, 2014 ALTOONA — Cambria County President Judge Timothy Creany said visiting the beaches at Normandy was a life-changing experience. more »»

 
 
 

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POW/MIA soldiers recognized

September 20, 2014 ALTOONA — Cambria County President Judge Timothy Creany said visiting the beaches at Normandy was a life-changing experience. more »»

Three allegedly stole card, went on grocery spree

September 20, 2014 Three people were taken into custody Friday after Altoona police say they used a stolen credit card to buy hundreds of dollars worth of groceries. Brandon P. McConnell, 25; Susan M. more »»

Blair County jury finds man guilty of possessing gun

September 20, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A McKees Rocks man with history of gun violence was found guilty Friday by a Blair County jury of illegally carrying a firearm just over two years ago after an alleged drug buy in th... more »»

Police warn residents about scam

September 20, 2014 GALLITZIN — Police said a man claiming to be a sewer authority official has been going to homes in Gallitzin Borough asking to check meters and basement sewer drains. more »»

Sub Zero Ice Cream to open in Altoona

September 20, 2014 Cherie Brandt isn’t afraid to take a chance. She and her husband Tom plan to open the first Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt franchise in Pennsylvania Oct. more »»

Local Sports

Penn State crushes UMass, 48-7

September 20, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK -- Penn State (4-0) remained unbeaten by clobbering UMass on Saturday, 48-7, finally getting its running game going and taking advantage of its superior talent across the board... more »»

Committing to run critical for PSU

September 20, 2014 By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com Five things to look for as Penn State looks to improve to 4-0 as a heavy favorite against what appears to be an overmatched UMass team. N. more »»

Goal-line stand lifts Tigers in overtime

September 20, 2014 BELLE VERNON — Anyone thinking that Hollidaysburg’s game at Belle Vernon Area didn’t mean anything, they forgot to tell both teams. more »»

Rudel: Is Zwinak forgotten man?

September 20, 2014 Some gameday notes and observations while thinking this is the first 4 p.m. more »»

Kephart leads Portage to ‘big win’

September 20, 2014 PORTAGE — Portage’s 38-27 WestPAC conference victory over visiting Berlin Brothersvalley Friday night at Mustangs Stadium was quite an offensive showcase. more »»

Penn State crushes UMass, 48-7

September 20, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK -- Penn State (4-0) remained unbeaten by clobbering UMass on Saturday, 48-7, finally getting its running game going and taking advantage of its superior talent across the board... more »»

Committing to run critical for PSU

September 20, 2014 By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com Five things to look for as Penn State looks to improve to 4-0 as a heavy favorite against what appears to be an overmatched UMass team. N. more »»

Rudel: Is Zwinak forgotten man?

September 20, 2014 Some gameday notes and observations while thinking this is the first 4 p.m. more »»

Rutgers AD cracks Sandusky joke

September 20, 2014 PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann made an off-the-cuff joke about the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal at Penn State during a meeting with staff last fall. more »»

PSU’s Zettel embracing new position

September 19, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Change often invokes fear as it involves delving into the unknown, the unfamiliar. But not for Anthony Zettel. more »»

Obituaries

Lois E. Cowan

September 20, 2014 Lois Evelyn Cowan, 92, Martinsburg, passed away Thursday morning at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg, after a brief illness. She was born near Martinsburg, daughter of the late Eldie . more »»

Thomas Calvin Dickenson

September 20, 2014 Thomas Calvin Dickenson, 71, Green Avenue Tower, Altoona, died Thursday at his residence. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, son of the late Harold W. and Betty J. (Richards) Dickenson. more »»

Allan L. ‘Lindy’ Edmiston

September 20, 2014 Allan L. “Lindy” Edmiston, 87, Rawlings, Md., died Tuesday at the home of his nephew in Riggles Gap. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Roy and Nina (Whiteman) Edmiston. more »»

Clyde A. Finnegan

September 20, 2014 Clyde A. Finnegan, 93, a resident of the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, formerly of Queen, passed away Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, at UPMC Altoona. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. more »»

Ruth F. Fox

September 20, 2014 Ruth F. Fox, 90, Greenwood, Altoona, died Friday morning at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Bedford County, daughter of the late George and Mabel (White) Drenning. more »»

Area Life

Family Theatre announces productions

September 20, 2014 The Blair County Arts Foundation’s “Family Theatre at the Mishler” will offer six events this season. The season opens at 7 p.m. Tuesday, with ArtsPower’s “Harry the Dirty Dog. more »»

‘Drag Race’ winner to perform at Penn State Altoona

September 20, 2014 Bianca Del Rio — also known as Roy Haylock, who won season 6 of TV’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race,’’ a reality competition show — said when she was in college, the idea of a homosexual man, let alone a drag... more »»

Sweitzer returns home with ‘Music Got Me Here’

September 18, 2014 Some people believe writer Thomas Wolfe’s assertion that “you can’t go home again,’’ but Altoona native Tom Sweitzer isn’t one of them. more »»

Rosh Hashanah desserts try to keep things lighter

September 17, 2014 My grandma Ursula relied on honey to solve nearly any culinary or health problem. Have a nagging nighttime cough? Swallow a spoonful of honey. more »»

Cooking show, fresh basil inspire homemade pesto

September 17, 2014 September is full of exciting fall firsts for me: the first days of the school year, the first Steelers game and the first abundance of basil in my garden. more »»

Local Business

Briefcase

September 18, 2014 SAP&DC receives awards The Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission received two 2014 Innovation Awards from the National Association of Development Organizations Research Foundation... more »»

Briefcase

September 17, 2014 Food safety training planned HUNTINGDON — Penn State Cooperative Extension will offer a ServSafe Food Safety Certification Training course from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 6 and from 9 a.m. to noon Oc. more »»

Once-troubled reverse mortgages start rebound

September 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — Advertised as a path to an affordable retirement, federally insured reverse mortgages are showing signs of a rebound, drawing the scrutiny of regulators seeking to reduce historically... more »»

Olive Garden defends breadstick policy

September 16, 2014 NEW YORK — Olive Garden is defending its practice of giving customers as many breadsticks as they want, saying the policy conveys “Italian generosit. more »»

Workplace

September 14, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Mark Slonaker has been appointed as McLanahan Corp.’s first vice president of manufacturing. In his position, Slonaker oversees manufacturing operations at all U.S. more »»

 
 

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