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Living dead swarm city for festival

August 27, 2016 There was a crowd on the Health Walk near Station Medical Center Friday — looking none too healthy. more »»


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Living dead swarm city for festival

August 27, 2016 There was a crowd on the Health Walk near Station Medical Center Friday — looking none too healthy. more »»

Police: Altoona teenager hurt after hitting car

August 27, 2016 An Altoona teen was injured Friday after police say he rode a skateboard into a busy city intersection. The 16-year-old, whose name was not released, suffered moderate injuries about 1:15 p.. more »»

State closes Alexandria eatery

August 27, 2016 The state Department of Agriculture closed a Huntingdon County restaurant earlier this month after repeated food safety violations. more »»

Hill behind Logan center pinned to deter slides

August 27, 2016 It doesn’t have the graveyard look of the hillside along the northbound ramp of I-99 at 17th Street, but the slope behind Ashley Furniture in Logan Town Centre has been pinne. more »»

Woman accused of exposing herself at restaurant

August 27, 2016 An Altoona woman faces charges after police say she exposed her breasts at a Logan Township fast food restaurant. Krista Noel, 36, of 818 Bell Ave. more »»

Local Sports

Eagles eke out win over B-A

August 27, 2016 TYRONE — With much of the preseason attention focused on Tyrone senior running back Gary Weaver, junior teammate Brandon Loose didn’t expect to play as much as he did against Bellwood-Antis. more »»

Lions score 3 defensive TDs to romp in Felus’ debut

August 27, 2016 Nick Felus unveiled his highly-anticipated tempo offense on Friday night at Mansion Park, and there was a very explosive wrinkle for which no one was prepared. A high-scoring defense. more »»

Hoenstine, Dragons rout Tigers

August 27, 2016 ROARING SPRING — If Friday’s 2016 opener was any indication, the Central Scarlet Dragons and Alex Hoenstine are headed for another big seaso. more »»

BG begins its defense

August 27, 2016 BEDFORD — Andrew Irwin scored three touchdowns, ran for 100 yards and recovered a fumble to set up another score as the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School football team ran its winning streak to... more »»

Bearcats overcome sloppiness to win opener

August 27, 2016 MOUNT UNION — The backyard county rivalry between Huntingdon and Mount Union was a sloppy, mistake-filled contest in the season opener on Friday nigh. more »»

Pitt-Penn State series tagged as Keystone Classic

August 27, 2016 PITTSBURGH — The Pitt vs. Penn State football series will be tagged as the Keystone Classic presented by Peoples Gas as announced Friday by both institutions. more »»

Trace under pressure

August 25, 2016 To pretty much no one’s surprise, Trace McSorley was named Penn State’s starting quarterback Wednesday by coach James Franklin, who also made it clear he does not like using a two-quarterback syste. more »»

Barkley knows staying healthy a big key

August 21, 2016 Saquon Barkley has a chance to be sensational this season, and to do that, he’ll have to keep his body fresh since Penn State’s opponents will go into every game targeting him as priority No. 1. more »»

O-line depth grows

August 18, 2016 Penn State finally has some options on the offensive line. more »»

Young tight end picks Nittany Lions early

August 17, 2016 By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror. more »»


C. Gerald Albright

August 27, 2016 C. Gerald Albright, 81, Roaring Spring, died Thursday. He was born in Roaring Spring, son of Clair and Ethel Albright. Surviving are three children: Deborah Manges, Wendy L. Crawford and George A. more »»

Joan L. Davis

August 27, 2016 Joan L. Davis, 86, Hollidaysburg, died Thursday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Philipsburg, daughter of the late George and Florence (Nofsker) Mignot. On May 29, 1948, she married Richard . more »»

Francis W. Harker

August 27, 2016 Francis W. Harker, 74, Newry, died Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, at UPMC Altoona. Arrangements are incomplete and are by Sorge Funeral Home Inc., Hollidaysburg. more »»

Wilmer G. ‘Pete’ McClellan Jr.

August 27, 2016 Wilmer G. “Pete” McClellan Jr., 52, Van Ormer, died Wednesday. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Wilmer G. Sr. and Barbara S. (Yon) McClellan. On April 21, 1987, he married Kimberly K. more »»

Dayvin Kendall Johnson

August 27, 2016 Dayvin Kendall Johnson, 39, Cape Coral, Fla., formerly of Frostburg, Md., passed away Monday. He was born in Towson, Md., son of Yolanda Roberts and Wayne Waldon. more »»

Area Life

Art exhibit coincides with today’s zombie event

August 27, 2016 In conjunction with ZombietownUSA, local artist Michael Long has teamed up with 321 Gallery to curate the Dark Art Exhibit, giving artists a chance to show their artworks that are dark in mood and... more »»

Earth Matters: More strides must be made in our recycling efforts

August 27, 2016 Management of environmental resources of all kinds evolve and mature as the decades pass. What we did 40 years ago should seem woefully inadequate in 201. more »»

Society celebrates 110 years with gala

August 27, 2016 The “Roaring Twenties” is the theme of the 2016 Blair County Historical Society’s Gala to be held on the lawn and inside the restored rooms of the Baker Mansion on Sunday, Sept. 18, from 3 to 6 p.m. more »»

Fun for the family: BCAF announces Family Theatre schedule at Mishler

August 27, 2016 The Blair County Arts Foundation’s Family Theatre at the Mishler is celebrating its 30th anniversary season and will present six live theatrical productions for young people. more »»

Local Business


August 24, 2016 Field & Stream plans event Field & Stream at 141 Sierra Drive will host a “Paint it Red” archery event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. more »»

Behind the desk: Bill Sell

August 21, 2016 Company name: Bill Sell’s Bold Address: 1413 11th Ave. more »»


August 21, 2016 Blair County Fannie Mae and Federal National Mortgage Association to Weston and Daniella Zimmerman, 2393 Juniata Valley Road, Frankstown Township, $76,101. more »»


August 19, 2016 Adonia Beauty Bar opens Adonia Beauty Bar has opened at 919 Pleasant Valley Blvd. The shop offers a variety of services from haircuts to highlights. more »»

Ben Franklin partnerships valued

August 14, 2016 With four locations throughout Pennsyl­vania, Ben Franklin Technology Partners has been providing investment capital and business support services to tech startups and small manufacturers for nearly... more »»

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