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Palmer recalled as kind, gracious

September 27, 2016 Golfing legend and American icon Arnold Palmer, who quietly passed away on Sunday afternoon in Pittsburgh after complications caused by a heart condition, had some Blair County connections. more »»


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Palmer recalled as kind, gracious

September 27, 2016 Golfing legend and American icon Arnold Palmer, who quietly passed away on Sunday afternoon in Pittsburgh after complications caused by a heart condition, had some Blair County connections. more »»

Blair’s Drug Court to receive accreditation

September 27, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County’s Drug Court will be recognized this morning when a state Supreme Court justice will present an accreditation certificate. Justice David N. more »»

City man faces charges in baseball bat attack

September 27, 2016 A baseball bat to the face left one man with injuries and another in jail over the weekend in Altoona. Richard P. Jukes Jr., 23, of 1526 Fifth S. more »»

City, CBRC settle lawsuit over injury

September 27, 2016 The city and the Central Blair Recreation and Park Commission have settled a lawsuit with the family of a girl who broke her arm when she fell off climbing apparatus at Highland Park. more »»

Dill sentenced on porn charges

September 27, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man will spend 12 to 30 months in prison, followed by five years probation, after entering a no-contest plea to possession of child pornography. Scott M. more »»

Local Sports

Border doing it all for ’Cats

September 27, 2016 Name: Ian Border School: Huntingdon Area Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Border ran for 216 yards and four touchdowns on 20 carries, and he also returned a... more »»

Myrick leading her squad

September 27, 2016 Name: Delaney Myrick School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Soccer Athlete of the week achievement: Myrick had two goals and an assist in a 9-3 win over Cambria Heights, two... more »»

Pens’ goalie frustrated over hand injury

September 27, 2016 The Associated Press CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Matt Murray’s broken right hand doesn’t hurt in general. Just when the Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender tries to get a firm grasp on his stic. more »»

Schmittle helps Bellwood hammer Mo Valley

September 27, 2016 HOUTZDALE — Thor Schmittle scored three touchdowns, two on runs from scrimmage of 5 and 12 yards, and the other on a 90-yard interception return, to spark Bellwood-Antis to a 38-6 rout of Moshannon... more »»

Lady Tigers sweep MC

September 27, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hollidaysburg defeated Mifflin County, 5-0, behind singles wins from Veronica Helsel, Jenee Delerme and Helen Rose, in high school tennis Monday. more »»

O-line shuffle begins

September 27, 2016 Penn State’s depth chart released early each week isn’t always the most reliable indicator of who will start on Saturday, but there are some noteworthy changes on the one revealed Monday night. more »»

Calm down on firing Franklin talk

September 26, 2016 Fire James Franklin. Fire Mike Tomlin. Fire Clint Hurdle. Fire every coach who suffers an embarrassing loss or fails to win a championship. No. No. Calm down. Relax. Be patient. Sports are har. more »»

We are ... embarrassed

September 25, 2016 ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Trace McSorley described the debacle best. “It’s embarrassing,” Penn State’s quarterback said. “I’m sorry to all our fans how we came out and played. more »»

Rout shows how far PSU is from elite teams

September 25, 2016 ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Penn State had no chance to beat Michigan on Saturday because of so many injuries on defense. That’s not an excuse. It’s a legitimate football explanation. more »»

Penn State-Michigan notebook

September 25, 2016 Lions having major LB issues ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Penn State is enduring a nightmare scenario at linebacker, and if things don’t improve, it could have a devastating impact on the rest of the season. more »»


John T. ‘J.D’ Downey

September 27, 2016 John T. “J.D.” Downey, 60, Altoona, died unexpectedly on Friday at his residence. He was born in Gallipolis, Ohio, son of Jake and Helen Downey. more »»

James Galla

September 27, 2016 James Galla, 63, Portage, died Sunday. He was born in Windber, son of William and Alice Mary (Babish) Gall. more »»

Gregory M. Hencherick

September 27, 2016 Gregory M. Hencherick, 65, Flinton, died Sunday at his residence. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Michael and Shirley (Hennigan) Hencherick. more »»

Ronald Edward Shields

September 27, 2016 Ronald Edward Shields, 36, Altoona, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016. He was born in Altoona, son of Ronald Lee and Kristi Lynn (Rinker) Shields. Surviving are his father; and a sister, Brooke Ingra. more »»

A. Louise ‘Weeze’ Endress

September 27, 2016 A. Louise “Weeze” Endress, 95, Altoona, passed away Monday morning at her residence after an extended illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Roland and Ruth (Botteicher) Condon. more »»

Area Life

Area man to compete on ‘Voice’

September 24, 2016 Viewers of NBC’s “The Voice” will see some local musical talent this season. more »»

Earth Matters: Hottest summer calls to remembrance coldest summer

September 24, 2016 Summer officially ended on Thursday, and it will most likely mark the conclusion of the warmest summer season since worldwide records began in 1880. more »»

‘Star’-filled nights: Special ASO concerts to feature music of John Williams

September 24, 2016 The Altoona Symphony Orchestra is bringing back its former conductor to lead a special pops concert weekend series that also will feature a former area resident who has gone on to a successful piano... more »»

Out of the box: Chase Bryant playing BJC with Rascal Flatts

September 22, 2016 Diehard country fans who helped make up-and-coming star Chase Bryant’s debut single “Take It On Back” a top 10 hit in 2014 may not like his latest sexy and bluesy “Room to Breathe. more »»

Jolie, Pitt’s life together bookended by films

September 22, 2016 LOS ANGELES — For Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt, it started with tequila and dancing in the rain in Bogota and ended on the French seaside with white wine, pills and tears. more »»

Local Business

Engineers to join Hall of Fame

September 25, 2016 Editor’s note: This is the first in a series on businesses that will be inducted into the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame on Oct. 24 at the Blair County Convention Center. more »»

Blair County Nonprofit of the Month

September 25, 2016 Name: Society of St. more »»


September 25, 2016 New hires and promotions -- Dr. Melissa Murray was recently appointed associate vice president of External Affairs at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College. more »»

PGP to supply CO2 to CCPI

September 23, 2016 From Mirror staff reports CLEARFIELD — A company will construct a liquid carbon dioxide and dry ice manufacturing facility adjacent to a Clearfield County ethanol plant. more »»

Fed keeps rate unchanged, but hints of coming hike

September 22, 2016 WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is keeping its key interest rate unchanged but signaling that it will likely raise rates before year’s end. more »»

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Viewing Arnie's career ... as a neighbor

September 26, 2016 Veteran writer Dennis McIlnay grew up as Arnie Palmer's neighbor and wrote about his experiences in a story published in the Mirror in May, 2015. Click on the link at the right. more »

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