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Water authority unveils alternative

August 28, 2014 The Altoona Water Authority on Wednesday detailed to City Council its alternative to council’s plan to shop the Altoona water and sewer systems to a long-term lesee in exchange for a large, upfront... more »»

 
 
 

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Water authority unveils alternative

August 28, 2014 The Altoona Water Authority on Wednesday detailed to City Council its alternative to council’s plan to shop the Altoona water and sewer systems to a long-term lesee in exchange for a large, upfront... more »»

Police: Woman made false 911 calls

August 28, 2014 EBENSBURG — Police have filed charges against the Altoona woman who called in a kidnapping early Wednesday morning that turned out to be fals. more »»

Convicted killer’s appeal rejected

August 28, 2014 The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has denied further hearing into an appeal by Sean Louis Allen, who was convicted of murder and sentenced to life without parole for the 2009 death of a Penn State... more »»

Woman’s request for appeal rights denied

August 28, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Senior Judge Hiram . more »»

City Council considers ordinance

August 28, 2014 City Council on Wednesday took an initial step in preparing Altoona to participate in a lucrative development program initiated in Allentown as a revitalization tool. more »»

Local Sports

Pirates like Ike right now

August 28, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Ike Davis wasn’t able to play meaningful late-season games during his time with the New York Mets. He’s making the most of his chance with the Pittsburgh Pirates. more »»

Pennant race takes its toll on Bucs

August 28, 2014 PITTSBURGH — There is one month left in the season, which means two things: The intensity is picking up, and the players are wearing down. more »»

Bowling in '14 still not reality

August 28, 2014 The final year of Penn State’s bowl ban could be lifted for next season, according to a published report Wednesday, but the school does not appear to have a good chance of going to a bowl game this... more »»

Lion defender puts family as focus

August 28, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — The annual Blue-White game is traditionally one of the highlights of the Penn State community: the return to tailgating, a rowdy Beaver Stadium, and the thought that soon enough,... more »»

Tigers face high-octane offense

August 28, 2014 Scoring points wasn’t a big problem for the Hollidaysburg Area High School football team in 2013. Stopping teams from doing the same was another story. more »»

Bowling in '14 still not reality

August 28, 2014 The final year of Penn State’s bowl ban could be lifted for next season, according to a published report Wednesday, but the school does not appear to have a good chance of going to a bowl game this... more »»

Lion defender puts family as focus

August 28, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — The annual Blue-White game is traditionally one of the highlights of the Penn State community: the return to tailgating, a rowdy Beaver Stadium, and the thought that soon enough,... more »»

Lions on 'business trip'

August 27, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — James Franklin doesn’t want anyone on the Penn State football team to lose sight of the most important thing about playing this week’s opener in Irelan. more »»

Coachspeak with James Franklin­

August 27, 2014 A capsule look at James Franklin’s weekly news conference: Opponent: Central Florida Kickoff: Saturday 8:30 a.m. more »»

Nittany Lions taking their time on depth chart

August 26, 2014 Penn State’s opening-week depth chart was not released by press time Monday, and it appears the coaching staff is taking things down to the wire with some of the position battles. more »»

Obituaries

Esther Jane Albright

August 28, 2014 Esther Jane Albright, 87, Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg, passed away Wednesday morning at the Village. She was born in Hollidaysburg, daughter of Claymore and Mary Ethel (Showalter) Beegle. more »»

David A. Hartman

August 28, 2014 David A. Hartman, 51, Altoona, died Tuesday at UPMC Altoona. Arrangements are by Sorge Funeral Home Inc., Hollidaysburg. A complete obituary will appear in Wednesday’s Mirror, Sept. 3, 2014. more »»

Albert Richard Earl Johnson

August 28, 2014 Albert Richard Earl Johnson, 69, Duncansville, died Monday at Huntingdon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Niagara Falls, N.Y., son of the late Clinton A. more »»

Lois May Rodgers Crowell

August 28, 2014 Lois May Rodgers Crowell, 97, Epworth Manor, Tyrone, died Tuesday. She was born in Tyrone, daughter of William and Alma (Ross) Cowher. more »»

Donna Jane Seidel

August 28, 2014 Donna Jane Seidel, 77, Altoona, passed away Tuesday at her residence after an extended illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Robert and Martha Elizabeth (Karstetter) Brantlinge. more »»

Area Life

Provoking thought: 9/11 story examines selfishness in a time of tragedy

August 28, 2014 “The Mercy Seat” brings a war within a war to its audiences. more »»

Edible flowers can brighten and flavor dishes

August 27, 2014 Finding flowers on a dining table is not not surprising, but maybe you’d find yourself a bit curious if they were part of the meal. more »»

‘Breaking Bad,’ Cranston win Emmys; ‘Modern Family’ gets its fifth award for comedy series; Billy Crystal honors Robin Wiliams

August 26, 2014 LOS ANGELES — “Modern Family” won a record-tying fifth best comedy series Emmy Award and a dominant “Breaking Bad” captured the top drama award and a trio of acting honors in Monday’s ceremony,... more »»

Local improv comedy group gaining traction in area

August 24, 2014 Improv comedy guru Del Close once gave this description of the medium: “Fall, then figure out what to do on the way down.” If that’s true, then a group of local actors is currently falling fast. more »»

Local Business

Operation Our Town grants $50K to groups

August 28, 2014 Operation Our Town has distributed grants totaling $50,000 to 15 Blair County organizations who will assist with drug prevention and treatment effort. more »»

Local foreclosure rates drop

August 27, 2014 Foreclosure rates in Altoona decreased for the month of June over the same period last year, according to newly released data from CoreLogic. more »»

Airport authority OKs lease agreement

August 26, 2014 kstephens@altoonamirror. more »»

Field & Stream opening set

August 26, 2014 Field & Stream, a specialty retail concept focusing on hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts, will open its Altoona store on Oct. 10. The store is in the Sierra North Plaza, adjacent to Target. more »»

F.N.B. involved in merger

August 26, 2014 The shareholders of OBA Financial Services Inc. have approved the agreement and plan of merger between F.N.B. Corp. and OBA Financial Services. more »»

 
 

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