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July 24, 2016 It was Sunday evening, July 17, and Matt Powers was lost in Altoona. more »»


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Police provide tips for traffic stops

July 24, 2016 It was Sunday evening, July 17, and Matt Powers was lost in Altoona. more »»

Facility giving veterans assistance

July 24, 2016 Rudy Bellisario, a Vietnam War veteran, says his apartment rental applications often get rejected because of his criminal history. more »»

E-cigarette sellers fear new state tax

July 24, 2016 A wispy haze hung in the air at a small store, where owner Rus Condon and a few employees gave impromptu demonstrations of their merchandise. more »»

Police: Man ran off with lost wallet

July 24, 2016 An Altoona man was charged in connection with a July 9 incident at the Sheetz store at 1661 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd. Logan Township police said at 3:04 p.m. more »»

State in contention amid ‘make Pennsylvania red’ vow

July 24, 2016 Local Republicans watched with interest Thursday as GOP nominee Donald Trump’s running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, vowed to “make Pennsylvania red again. more »»

Local Sports

Big fifth propels Pirates

July 24, 2016 Glasnow exits early By John Perrotto The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates can’t feel all that excited about their victory Saturday because of an injury to their top pitching... more »»

Adventures of Pirates’ rookie continue to grow with each start

July 24, 2016 By John Hartsock PITTSBURGH — It was one of the most scary and tense moments in recent Pittsburgh Pirates’ history. more »»

Curve's Newman still hitting

July 24, 2016 By Cory Giger Just to set the record straight, Curve shortstop and hitting machine Kevin Newman is not a “Seinfeld” fan. more »»

Blitz 2016 almost here

July 24, 2016 The fourth annual edition of the “Preseason Blitz,” published by the Mirror, hits newstands and local stores Monday, in preparation for the 2016 high school football season. more »»

Hurdle’s ‘heavy lifting’ away from field

July 24, 2016 Sidelights from a recent trip to Pittsburgh’s PNC Park PITTSBURGH — Clint Hurdle is quick to admit that his biggest challenges as the Pittsburgh Pirates manager often don’t lie between the white... more »»

Barbour’s concerns justified, but might fall on deaf ears

July 22, 2016 In a perfect sports world of friendly, always respectful competitors, as well as patient, realistic fans, Sandy Barbour would not have had to make the comments she did about some of the issues facin... more »»

Trying to close the gap

July 21, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — Tommy Stevens doesn’t really know how to answer the question, because from his perspective, he’s doing everything he can to avoid the question being relevant any longer. more »»

North Carolina LB picks Penn State

July 21, 2016 Penn State football fans have been waiting almost three months to add a recruit. The wait is over. more »»

Lions won't be in a mood to huddle

July 17, 2016 By Cory Giger UNIVERSITY PARK — Huddle is a six-letter word, but it’s treated like a four-letter word by new Penn State offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead. It’s a dirty wor. more »»

Lettermen want JoePa statue back

July 6, 2016 More than 200 Penn State football lettermen who want the Joe Paterno statue returned to Beaver Stadium have petitioned the university seeking to have it restored. more »»


Earl Norman Rager Sr.

July 24, 2016 Earl Norman Rager Sr., 84, New Florence, passed away Thursday at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. more »»

Grace N. Holmes

July 24, 2016 Grace N. Holmes, 96, Port Matilda, died Friday at Colonial Courtyard, Tyrone. She was born in Tyrone, daughter of George G. and Maude Brown Naylor. On March 11, 1944, she married Amos G. more »»

Jean E. Hoover

July 24, 2016 Jean E. Hoover, 95, Martinsburg, passed away late Thursday at her daughter’s home in Fort Mill, S.C., where she had lived for the last three years, following an extended illness. more »»

Linda Louise (Ritchey) Halbritter

July 24, 2016 Linda Louise (Ritchey) Halbritter, 64, Altoona, died early Monday morning at her residence. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Harold Rex and Natalie Irene (Reed) Ritche. more »»

David F. Fluke

July 24, 2016 David F. Fluke, 81, Roaring Spring, passed away Friday. He was born in Yellow Creek, son of Lloyd and Martha (Black) Fluke. He married Mary E. Uler. more »»

Area Life

Preserving Plummer's Hollow: Naturalist and family thrive in central PA mountain

July 24, 2016 TYRONE — Marcia Bonta paused under the Norway spruce, pursed her lips and mimicked a whippoorwill. She had been concerned, hearing its call only occasionally in recent years. more »»

Praying for rain: Monastery Community Gardens needs a drink and volunteers

July 23, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Monastery Community Gardens just south of here is real thirsty for rain and help. more »»

Public plant breeders back patent-free seeds

July 23, 2016 The English language is constantly evolving, but did you know “editing” is now garden-speak for weeding? Are there any gardens left with plain old “dirt” rather than “soil”? Has manure always been ... more »»

Steven Tyler goes a little country

July 23, 2016 NEW YORK — He’s led the bad-boy rock band Aerosmith for decades, written a book, learned to parasail, and is the father of four children. more »»

Historical treasure: ‘Rare’ copy of Declaration of Independence on temporary display at Baker Mansion

July 21, 2016 A longtime collector of artifacts, Tom Lingenfelter was in pursuit of anything unusual at a flea market years ago when in the course of events he stumbled on an old copy of the Declaration of... more »»

Local Business

Blair Companies’ future is bright

July 24, 2016 Times are good at Blair Companies. Blair’s Image Group is expected to grow by 27 percent this year to record volume, continuing the steady growth that has landed Blair on the IN. more »»


July 24, 2016 New hires and promotions - Richard Bukoski has been named assistant professor of communications and media studies at Penn­sylvania Highlands Community College. more »»

Behind the Desk

July 24, 2016 Bill Senitko Bill Senitko Appliance Repair Service Telephone number: 942-3773 Position: Owner Years with company: 30 years in business; self-employed for 20 years Family: Wife, Robyn, and dachshunds... more »»

What to know before buying a business

July 24, 2016 Rather than building a small business from the ground up, buying an existing company offers the opportunity to move on the path to entrepreneurship more quickly. more »»


July 24, 2016 Blair County Jerome and Susanne McAleer to Stephen and Ruth Shank, 1324-1330 Monroe Ave., Altoona, $13,500. Jackie Wyland to Steven Clapper, property in Freedom Township, $15,000. more »»

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