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Altoona Area debates Adelphoi proposal

July 30, 2016 A decision whether to outsource alternative education services to a nonprofit or maintain the district’s own program at the William . more »»

 
 
 

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Altoona Area debates Adelphoi proposal

July 30, 2016 A decision whether to outsource alternative education services to a nonprofit or maintain the district’s own program at the William . more »»

Altoona residents see bear in city

July 30, 2016 Police officers drove slowly up a dead-end road, looking out for an unusual suspect reported lurking Friday in the area of South Fifth Street. more »»

Hoover’s work ethic, horses leave legacy

July 30, 2016 As a businessman in Northern Cambria, Harold “Hal” Hoover, 75, was known for his outgoing personality and willingness to talk with anyone. more »»

Addiction treatment center in Patton set to open

July 30, 2016 PORTAGE — After months of work, a drug and alcohol addiction treatment center at 123 Main St. is ready to open its doors Monday morning. more »»

Planning Commission

July 30, 2016 DelGrosso Foods expansion reviewed Blair County Planning Commission members Thursday gave a favorable review to an expansion project at DelGrosso Foods Inc. more »»

Local Sports

Bucs have no answer for Brewers' righty

July 30, 2016 By Andrew Gruman The Associated Press MILWAUKEE — Junior Guerra limited Pittsburgh to four hits over 82/3 strong innings, Chris Carter hit a two-run home run and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the... more »»

Razor’s Edge, Dean Patterson to meet in championship final

July 30, 2016 By Jon Fleck For the Mirror Big innings were the order of the night in the Dean Patterson Little World Series semifinals Friday night. more »»

Absence of Bryant big letdown for Big Ben

July 30, 2016 By Will Graves The Associated Press LATROBE — Ben Roethlisberger will spend the next six weeks getting a feel for potentially the most explosive offense in the NFL. more »»

Blue & White feeling a bit Brown now

July 30, 2016 By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com One thing is undeniable about James Franklin’s tenure as Penn State football coach: He’s cornered the market on Maryland prep stars named Cam Brown. more »»

Johnston puts in the time before exit

July 30, 2016 By Jim Lane For the Mirror After five hours of baseball Friday at Juniata Field, Johnston Realty was eliminated from the AAABA Altoona Regional, while Boston and Buffalo were left to battle it out... more »»

Blue & White feeling a bit Brown now

July 30, 2016 By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com One thing is undeniable about James Franklin’s tenure as Penn State football coach: He’s cornered the market on Maryland prep stars named Cam Brown. more »»

PSU's Bates ready to make mark on offensive line

July 29, 2016 Ryan Bates, who has a chance to become a household name among Penn State football fans in the coming years, has a refreshingly candid humor about hi. more »»

Griping publicly doesn’t help Penn State

July 28, 2016 James Franklin went 0-1 at the Big Ten Media Days. more »»

PSU lands 3-star defender

July 28, 2016 By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror. more »»

Negative recruiting debated in Chicago

July 27, 2016 James Franklin tried to distance himself Tuesday from comments he previously made that seemed to accuse Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State and Notre Dame of negative recruiting against Penn State. more »»

Obituaries

Arlene S. Ake

July 30, 2016 Arlene S. Ake, 88, Williamsburg, died unexpectedly Thursday evening, July 28, 2016, at her residence. Arrangements are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Williamsburg. more »»

Ethel Jo Ann Popson

July 30, 2016 Ethel Jo Ann Popson, 65, Patton, died Thursday. She was born in Patton, daughter of the late Anthony and Margaret (Burkhart) Saltsgiver. more »»

Elaine B. Reffner

July 30, 2016 Elaine B. Reffner, 64, Roaring Spring, died Thursday evening at UPMC Altoona after a brief illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Mary L. (Ickes) Dick and the late Carl E. Burket. On Dec. more »»

Linda Lee Snider

July 30, 2016 Linda Lee Snider, 72, Tyrone, died Friday at Colonial Courtyard. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late William and Adelina “Brownie” Snider. Surviving are several cousins. more »»

Donald Swope

July 30, 2016 Donald Swope, 57, Portage, died Thursday. He was born in Johnstown, son of Edgar Hodge and the late Bernadine (Yingling) Swope. Surviving are his wife of 35 years, Joan S. more »»

Area Life

Earth Matters: Historical heat waves a reminder to conserve water resources

July 30, 2016 It can get mighty hot in July, even here in the mountains of Central Pennsylvania. This most recent hot spell pales in comparison to a couple blistering hot summers eight decades ago. more »»

Not always ‘incompatible with life’: Study: Severe birth defects not as lethal as docs once said

July 28, 2016 CHICAGO — Parents of newborns with rare genetic conditions used to hear the grim words that the severe birth defects were “incompatible with life. more »»

Some fitness experts seek end to drill-sergeant type putdowns

July 28, 2016 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — My grandmother can do more push-ups than you. No one wants to see jiggly cellulite hanging out of a bikini. You need to make up for all those cookies you ate last nigh. more »»

J.M. Coetzee, Elizabeth Strout on Man Booker Prize list

July 28, 2016 LONDON (AP) — Celebrated South African novelist J.M. Coetzee and U.S. more »»

Tasty substitute: Summer squash makes flavorful ‘pasta’ dish

July 27, 2016 Summer squash reproduces so energetically that calling it prolific is understating the case. more »»

Local Business

Cable companies strive to improve

July 28, 2016 NEW YORK — Did you hear the one about the cable company that’s actually improving customer service? The punchline: Comcast and its rivals say it’s no joke. more »»

Norfolk Southern profits dip

July 28, 2016 OMAHA, Neb. — Norfolk Southern’s second-quarter profit declined 6 percent as it hauled 7 percent less freight and cut costs. more »»

Comcast’s second-quarter profits fall

July 28, 2016 NEW YORK — Comcast’s second-quarter profit slipped because of fewer movie hits from its NBCUniversal film-and-TV arm, but it posted big gains in internet customers and its smallest video losses for... more »»

Briefcase

July 27, 2016 PITTSBURGH UPMC program earns national distinction The Comprehensive Pulmonary Hypertension Program at UPMC, which has locations in Altoona and Bedford, has earned national accreditation by the... more »»

Local business briefcase

July 26, 2016 Pittsburgh Local business receives award Stephen and Kathy McCullough of Servpro of Altoona were recognized with the Director’s Gold award for outstanding revenue performance during an Awards... more »»

 
 
 

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July 29, 2016 Among the highlights of this weekend’s slate of area live music happenings is a special day in remembrance of local entertainer and icon Dennie Huber. more »

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