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Video surveillance helps police solve crimes they wouldn't otherwise

March 2, 2015 It was a late night in February when someone stole an antique Marhoefer Bread sign from a porch in Tyrone. more »»


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Video surveillance helps police solve crimes they wouldn't otherwise

March 2, 2015 It was a late night in February when someone stole an antique Marhoefer Bread sign from a porch in Tyrone. more »»

Administrator’s work a ‘calling’

March 2, 2015 Serving as the chairman of a state licensing board, improving facilities and receiving awards for a job well done would prove to be the highlights of many individuals’ careers. more »»

Keystone criticism increasing

March 2, 2015 HARRISBURG — Eight years and two governors ago, the state Board of Education realized it had a problem on its hands. more »»

Process gets underway to carve up $60 million Sandusky fine

March 2, 2015 HARRISBURG — Now that a settlement has cleared the way for $60 million from Penn State to be spent in Pennsylvania to address child sexual abuse, potential recipients are starting to think about how... more »»

Magistrate’s letter raises questions

March 2, 2015 In a nearly 25-year career as a magistrate, Michael Zungali said he never mixed campaign activities with his professional work. more »»

Local Sports

Penguins surging again after recent slump

March 1, 2015 PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh coach Mike Johnston can tell a couple of shifts into a game what version of Evgeni Malkin the Penguins are going to get on a given night. more »»

Altoona duo gear up for PIAAs with titles

March 1, 2015 For the first time in many moons, Altoona Area High School will enter next weekend’s PIAA Class AAA state wrestling tournament with a legitimate, bonafide chance to crown not one, but two state... more »»

Some teams staying close for opener

March 1, 2015 The Altoona Area girls, Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic girls and Bishop Carroll boys will be playing basically in their backyards when a dozen high school basketball teams from the Mirror coverage area... more »»

Ridge takes team crown

March 1, 2015 CANONSBURG — As he talked with a couple of reporters Saturday night in the warmup area of the Canon-McMillan gymnasium, Chestnut Ridge coach Greg Lazor held the Southwest Regional Class AA Tournamen... more »»

BG grad savors milestone in final Juniata game

March 1, 2015 Kelsey Livoti can’t help but see the parallels that exist between her scholastic and collegiate basketball careers. more »»

With one game left, Lady Lions drop 22nd game of season

February 27, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — A double-double from Candice Agee and double-figure scoring efforts from both Sierra Moore and Tori Waldner weren’t enough for the Penn State Lady Lions to overcome high-scoring... more »»

Franklin’s caravan to make stop in Altoona

February 25, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — Seeking to continue building on the success of “Dominate The State,” Penn State football coach James Franklin and several head coaches will embark on the Penn State Coaches Carava... more »»

Bradley hired by UCLA

February 24, 2015 Former longtime Penn State assistant Tom Bradley is leaving West Virginia after one season to become defensive coordinator at UCLA, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Pres. more »»

Report: Bradley on his way to UCLA

February 20, 2015 Tom Bradley has spent his entire life in this region — growing up in Johnstown, attending and working at Penn State for decades and most recently working at West Virginia — but he’s reportedly... more »»

Newbill gets no help in defeat

February 19, 2015 By Mark Brennan For the Mirror UNIVERSITY PARK — No. 5 Wisconsin scored only two points over a nearly eight-minute span of the first half against Penn State at the Jordan Center Wednesday. more »»


James E. Arthur

March 1, 2015 James E. Arthur, 78, formerly of Tyrone, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at Mount Hope Nazarene Retirement Village in Manheim. He was born in Altoona, son of the late George and Ethel (McGinnis) Arthur. more »»

Fred E. Eckard

March 1, 2015 Fred E. Eckard, 77, Altoona, died Saturday morning at Westminster Woods at Huntingdon after a brief illness. He was born in East Freedom, son of the late Roy H. and Mildred (Hollopeter) Eckard. more »»

Debra Jean Horton

March 1, 2015 Debra Jean Horton, 59, of Altoona died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 at UPMC Altoona following an extended illness. A complete obituary will appear in Monday’s Mirror. Arrangements are by Anthony P. more »»

Melanie Kay Estright

March 1, 2015 Melanie Kay Estright, 57, of Altoona found peace in passing after fighting a courageous battle with lymphoma Thursday. Melanie was born in Tyrone, daughter of Charles . more »»

Jennifer S. Guyer

March 1, 2015 Jennifer S. Guyer, 69, State College, died Thursday. She was born in Birmingham, Ala., daughter of Naomi Davis. She was preceded in death by husband, Robert . more »»

Area Life

Free book giveaway

March 1, 2015 From time to time, the Mirror receives complimentary copies of books, and we like to share these with our readers. more »»

Hail to the Chieftains: Celtic band to play Penn State ahead of St. Patrick’s Day

February 28, 2015 As the region gears up for St. Patrick’s Day festivities in March, “legends in the Celtic music realm” will be making a return to the area. The Chieftains will perform at 7 p.. more »»

Garden Notes: Spotted lanternfly brings new bug threat

February 28, 2015 Editor’s note: This column was originally scheduled to be published on Saturday, Feb. 21. A newly discovered pest is lurking in southeastern Pennsylvania. more »»

Earth Matters: Storm water management requires everyone’s attention

February 28, 2015 An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. While that old axiom holds true for many things, it is especially applicable to storm water management. more »»

Symphony Orchestra concert to honor the region’s history

February 26, 2015 An immigrant from Hong Kong, Altoona Symphony Orchestra (ASO) Maestra Teresa Cheung says she has long been fascinated with how a young America has evolved while holding on to its short history. more »»

Local Business

Park Furniture marks 75th year

March 1, 2015 John Muccitelli planned a career as a math teacher. more »»


March 1, 2015 New hires and promotions -- Tim Tekely of Houtzdale has been named Highway Main­tenance Manager for Clearfield County by PennDOT. more »»


February 26, 2015 Home Nursing recognized Home Nursing Agency’s Private Duty Home Care program has been recognized with Home Care Pulse’s Best of Home Care distinction for the third straight year. more »»

US automakers improve in annual brand rankings

February 25, 2015 DETROIT — Buick is the first U.S.-based automotive brand to crack the top 10 in Consumer Reports magazine’s annual brand report cards. U.S. more »»

Red Robin coming to Altoona plaza

February 24, 2015 A Colorado-based hamburger chain is coming to Altoona. more »»

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