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Easter Seals to return some money

March 1, 2015 The Pittsburgh-based Easter Seals board of directors is set on keeping equipment taken from the Altoona facility, but the board says it will return restricted funds to donor. more »»


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Easter Seals to return some money

March 1, 2015 The Pittsburgh-based Easter Seals board of directors is set on keeping equipment taken from the Altoona facility, but the board says it will return restricted funds to donor. more »»

Kids, sports take center stage at Jaffa Shrine Sports show

March 1, 2015 The 32nd annual Jaffa Shrine Sports show is more children and sports-oriented than in the past. more »»

Pumpkin butter confounds attendees at Taste of the Alleghenies

March 1, 2015 DUNCANSVILLE — Not far from a colorful row of bagged apples, one vendor had positioned small sample tubs of something that puzzled many visitors who stopped by the Juniata Farmers Market booth at... more »»

Logan Twp. to soon start police chief search

March 1, 2015 Logan Township expects to be advertising within a month for police chief candidates. In-house and outside applicants will be considered, township leaders said Thursday. more »»

Supervisor seeking bid as commissioner

March 1, 2015 A Logan Township supervisor has announced his candidacy for a Blair County commissioner seat. more »»

Local Sports

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 »»

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 »»

OT loss doesn’t sit well with B-A

March 1, 2015 LORETTO — Bellwood-Antis High School point guard Ana Hollen has the intensity of the sun — a fire burns within that girl that often is kept under wraps, but, when it shows herself, she takes as few... more »»

Golden Tigers fail to deliver in clutch

March 1, 2015 LORETTO — Although it was the third seed, Hollidaysburg took the DeGol Arena floor on Saturday afternoon the presumed favorite to win the District 6 Class AAA boys basketball championshi. more »»

Veteran leadership key for Tussey

March 1, 2015 By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror. 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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