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AASD set to name superintendent

June 30, 2016 The Altoona Area School Board is set to hire a new superintendent during a special Saturday morning meeting, Board President John Donley said. more »»


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AASD set to name superintendent

June 30, 2016 The Altoona Area School Board is set to hire a new superintendent during a special Saturday morning meeting, Board President John Donley said. more »»

City man files discrimination lawsuit

June 30, 2016 An Altoona-area man under investigation for a fatal traffic accident 13 months ago on the North Eighth Street Bridge has filed a federal lawsuit claiming that he was the victim of racial... more »»

House rejects parks proposal

June 30, 2016 A proposal that could have opened Pennsylvania’s state parks to private development was shot down in the state House Tuesday, earning praise from environmental groups but leaving future changes... more »»

Two face charges for insurance fraud

June 30, 2016 Two area residents are among the 43 who have been charged following investigations by the state Attorney General’s Insurance Fraud Section. The charges were part of a June swee. more »»

B-A board, union negotiating

June 30, 2016 BELLWOOD — Members of the support staff in the Bellwood-Antis School District have now been working without a contract for one year. more »»

Local Sports

Altoonan trying to earn Olympic javelin berth

June 30, 2016 Altoona’s Chris Carper heads to Eugene, Ore., today with one goal in mind: Return as a U.S. Olympia. more »»

BG’s Irwin commits to Harvard

June 30, 2016 When Andrew Irwin was in the process of making a decision as to where to continue his education and football career, Harvard University stood out for him like the prominent crimson color that the... more »»

Osuna gets promotion to Triple-A

June 30, 2016 Just minutes after dropping an ugly 13-4 loss to Binghamton, the Altoona Curve locker room erupted in an enthusiastic celebration. more »»

Five area players make state-wide first team

June 30, 2016 Five players from the Altoona Mirror coverage area — including two from PIAA Class AA quarterfinalist Philipsburg-Osceola — have been named to the Pennsylvania High School Softball Coaches... more »»

Walters, Park Furniture rally past Martin Oil

June 30, 2016 Park Furniture battled back from a 7-4 deficit and knocked off Cox Division leader Martin Oil, 10-8, in a George B. Kelley Federation game on Wednesday night at Vets Field. more »»

PSU-Auburn series set

June 28, 2016 Penn State will play a two-game, home-and-home football series with Auburn in 2021 and 2022, the school announced Monday. Auburn will visit Beaver Stadium on Sept. more »»

Battle goes on: QB race to extend into camp

June 24, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — Trace McSorley outplayed Tommy Stevens by such a wide margin in the Blue-White Game that just about everyone has assumed that McSorley will be Penn State’s starting quarterback thi... more »»

Lady Lions opening at Drexel

June 24, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — Eight home tilts, three true road game and a trip to the San Juan Shootout all highlight the 2016-17 non-conference schedule for head coach Coquese Washington and the Penn State... more »»

Volleyball at Olympics has 3 Lions

June 22, 2016 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Three Penn State alums were recently named to the USA men’s volleyball team which is preparing for the Olympic games in Brazil this August. more »»

Sports at a glance

June 20, 2016 HERSHEY — Penn State has one big-time running back in rising sophomore Saquon Barkley. It looks like another will be joining him in the coming months. more »»


Jeffrey D. Miller

June 30, 2016 Jeffrey Dwayne Miller, 56, rural Martinsburg, passed away Saturday afternoon in Woodbury Township, Bedford County, following injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. more »»

Lori A. Miller

June 30, 2016 Lori Ann Miller, 55, rural Martinsburg, passed away Saturday afternoon in Woodbury Township, Bedford County, following injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. more »»

Naomi R. Gensamer

June 30, 2016 Naomi R. Gensamer, 63, Altoona, died Tuesday afternoon, June 28, 2016, at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg. Arrangements are by Gilden Barton Funeral Home, 1401 Ninth Ave., Altoona. more »»

Marvin Lamar Murray

June 30, 2016 Marvin Lamar Murray, 79, Tyrone, died Tuesday. He was born in Warriors Mark, son of the late Paul K. and Linda P. (Dixon) Murray. Surviving are his wife, Linda; a son, Marvin L. Murray Jr. more »»

Robert E. ‘Bob’ Yon

June 30, 2016 Robert E. “Bob” Yon, 80, Altoona, passed away Tuesday evening at Graystone Manor at Bellmeade. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Robert and Charlotte (Calderwood) Yon. more »»

Area Life

How it began, where it’s going

June 30, 2016 Reconstructing the colonial-era Fort Roberdeau has been decades in the making, and the work isn’t finished yet. more »»

Fourth of July crowd-pleasers: Smoking your own ribs as easy as grilling them

June 29, 2016 There was the year that I demonstrated how to make ribs eight times on the same national morning show. more »»

Creamy Buffalo Potato Salad can add a kick to any picnic

June 29, 2016 By Sara Moulton The?Associated Press Chicken wings are wonderful, but Buffalo Chicken Wings are on another level — and that’s thanks to the sauce. more »»

Garden Notes: Story proves pesticides bad for bees, bad for husbands

June 25, 2016 This is a story about what can happen to your toothbrush when you ignore the rules for using pesticides. For 46 years, the husband and wife have lived on the small farm at the end of the lane. more »»

Local Business

Barber shop in Logan Valley Mall closes

June 29, 2016 From Mirror staff reports A longtime tenant of the Logan Valley Mall has closed its doors. The Mall Barber Shop, which opened Feb. more »»

Local business briefcase

June 29, 2016 The Meadows goes global The Meadows Original Frozen Custard has signed its first international franchise, in Canberra, New South Wales, Australia. more »»

Local business briefcase

June 28, 2016 HUNTINGDON Bank supports ER expansion Community State Bank of Orbisonia has made a second health care donation with a gift of $5,000 for the J.C. Blair Hospital emergency room expansion projec. more »»

Blair County Nonprofit of the Month

June 26, 2016 Name: Catholic Charities Inc. more »»


June 26, 2016 New hires and promotions -- Shannon Vitovich has been named Cardiac Catheterization Lab manager for the new Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber facility that is planned to open this fall. more »»

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