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Kulp Farm hosts Ag Career Day

May 4, 2016 MARTINSBURG — Altoona-Blair County Development Corp.’s agriculture committee has an important message for middle school age students. more »»


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Kulp Farm hosts Ag Career Day

May 4, 2016 MARTINSBURG — Altoona-Blair County Development Corp.’s agriculture committee has an important message for middle school age students. more »»

Bishop: Foster’s claims ‘simply false’

May 4, 2016 Bishop Mark L. Bartchak of the Altoona-Johnstown diocese issued a statement about claims that he turned a blind eye to allegations of corrupt priest. more »»

Prom dates

May 4, 2016 May 6 -- Bishop Carroll at 6:30 p.m. at Crystal Hall, Ebensburg. -- Spring Cove at 7 p.m. at The Casino at Lakemont Park. -- Tussey Mountain at 7 p.m. at Lake Raystown Resort Conference Center. more »»

Auditor: Too much spent to transport

May 4, 2016 Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Altoona Area School District is paying excessive fees for student transportation in addition to missing reimbursements owed to it by the state... more »»

Motorist dies near Williamsburg

May 4, 2016 WILLIAMSBURG — A woman was killed and her two child passengers were injured Tuesday afternoon when her SUV flipped and rolled just north of Williamsburg Boroug. more »»

Local Sports

Rookie tries to keep it simple

May 4, 2016 The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Matt Murray isn’t in the mood to think about what it all means, this ride that he’s on. The NHL’s best team on the other side of the ice. more »»

Passion costly for Pens' Letang

May 4, 2016 PITTSBURGH — Kris Letang took the bait, and the Penguins will now pay the price. more »»

Pitching woes part of history books now

May 4, 2016 From Mirror reports ERIE — A historically bad night ended with the Curve suffering their worst shutout loss in franchise history Tuesda. more »»

NBA admits 5 blown calls late in game

May 4, 2016 NEW YORK — The NBA said Tuesday there were five incorrect non-calls on the wild final sequence in San Antonio, including a foul on Oklahoma City’s Dion Waiters that referees earlier had already... more »»

Kleman keys Penn Cambria’s sweep

May 4, 2016 CRESSON — Backed by Liz Kleman’s hitting, Penn Cambria swept a doubleheader from Cambria Heights, 10-2 and 8-5, in high school softball action on Tuesday. more »»

PSU-OSU will be in primetime

May 3, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — For the fifth consecutive season, Penn State and Ohio State will meet under the lights on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2. more »»

PSU’s Zettel happy to be in Detroit

May 1, 2016 Anthony Zettel is going home to Michigan as an NFL player, and he knows how thrilled his late father would be about that. more »»

Hack lands with Jets

April 30, 2016 Christian Hackenberg’s long and winding, hotly debated road to becoming an NFL draft pick came to an end Friday night with him going midway through the second round to the New York Jets. more »»

Giger: Hackenberg’s draft spot not easy to determine

April 28, 2016 It wouldn’t be shocking to see Christian Hackenberg drafted at the end of the first round tonight, nor would it be shocking if he falls as far as the fourth round. more »»

Tight end off Lions

April 28, 2016 Brent Wilkerson’s career as a Penn State football player is over as the senior tight end was dismissed from the team Wednesday. more »»


Dean W. Laich

May 4, 2016 Feb. 12, 1952 - April 30, 2016 Dean W. Laich, 64, Altoona, passed away Saturday afternoon at his home. He was born in Altoona, son of Lynn E. and Catherine Marie (Weyandt) Laich. more »»

John Boyd Martin

May 4, 2016 June 2, 1938 - May 2, 2016 John Boyd Martin, 77, Altoona, died Monday at his home. He was born in Altoona, son of the late J. Willard Martin and Margaret Griffin Martin. more »»

David McClelland

May 4, 2016 Jan. 25, 1944 - April 15, 2016 David McClelland, 72, passed away April 15, 2016, at The Lane Purcell Hospice House, Sum­terville, Fla. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., son of David and Marie McClelland. more »»

Margaret Della

May 4, 2016 Margaret Della, 85, Cresson, died May 3, 2016, at home. Arrangements are by Charles M. Kennedy Funeral Home, Cresson. A full obituary will appear in Thursday’s Mirror. more »»

Betty Ann (Matheny) Price

May 4, 2016 Feb. 21, 1933 - May 1, 2016 Betty Ann (Matheny) Price, 83, Roaring Spring, passed away Sunday. more »»

Area Life

Historic Capitol Hotel home to 'amazing eats'

May 4, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — On a recent drizzly day, Kelsey Bender walked a few blocks from her home to enjoy a cheese steak hoagie at Capitol Hotel on the Diamond in downtown Hollidaysburg. more »»

Local production of ‘Spamalot’ to play Mishler

May 4, 2016 From Mirror reports The Tony-award winning musical “Spamalot” is coming to the Mishler Theatre stage in Altoona this summer. more »»

Philly style: City of Brotherly Love a home to dozens of museums

May 1, 2016 Editor’s note: This is the 10th story in a regular series on travel. In this installment, we visit some of the museums in Philadelphia. more »»

Garden Notes: Gardeners, take heed! Don’t plant anything on Thursday

April 30, 2016 Don’t plant anything on Thursday! May 5 is Ascension Thursday. For millennia, crops haven’t been planted on that day. more »»

Sweet harmony: Oak Ridge Boys to sing in Altoona; will meet again with fan

April 30, 2016 Tammy Rhodes of Clappertown has a softball signed by The Oak Ridge Boys when they previously came to Altoona, but when the group returns next month, for a concert May 11 at the Blair... more »»

Local Business


May 4, 2016 Judge to speak to chamber Blair County President Judge Jolene Kopriva will be the featured speaker at the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Club at 7:45 a.m. more »»

Sheetz Inc. to hire 8,000

May 3, 2016 On the heels of investing more than $15 million in 2016 to increase employee wages, Sheetz Inc. officials announced Monday the business plans to hire more than 8,000 employees companywide. more »»


May 3, 2016 DUNCANSVILLE KarPro Tire and Auto Center completes expansion project A $500,000 expansion project was recently completed at KarPro Tire and Auto Center, 1109 Plank Road. more »»

Bull Pen marks golden milestone

May 1, 2016 TYRONE — The Bull Pen Restaurant and Lounge has been a popular eating and meeting place for more than 50 years. more »»


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