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Altoona Area could hire Tuscarora superintendent

July 1, 2016 It wouldn’t come as a shock to the Tuscarora School Board if Altoona Area hired away its current superintendent on Saturday, Tuscarora School Board President Larry Funk said. more »»

 
 
 

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Altoona Area could hire Tuscarora superintendent

July 1, 2016 It wouldn’t come as a shock to the Tuscarora School Board if Altoona Area hired away its current superintendent on Saturday, Tuscarora School Board President Larry Funk said. more »»

Blair County drug sweep targets two dozen

July 1, 2016 Two dozen street-level and mid-level drug dealers who allegedly sold heroin, cocaine, prescription drugs and marijuana were the targets of the latest drug sweep Thursday in Blair County. more »»

Diocese planning to relocate offices

July 1, 2016 Officials with the Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown are in talks to sell their Allegheny Township office complex to the Garvey Manor Nursing home and move the diocesan headquarters to the City... more »»

Wolf receives main Pa. budget legislation

July 1, 2016 HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Legislature on Thursday sent Democratic Gov. more »»

All reassessment notices sent

July 1, 2016 Reassessment change notices have been mailed to all property owners, the Blair County commissioners announced Thursday. more »»

Local Sports

Resilient Curve extend lead in division

July 1, 2016 Austin Meadows got promoted to Triple-A two weeks ago, and the Curve responded by winning six in a row. Jose Osuna got promoted Wednesday, and the club won its first game without him the next day. more »»

Penn State adds fee to park

July 1, 2016 There will be one big change to the Blue-White Game next year for some Penn State fan. more »»

Leap to participate at Olympic Trials

July 1, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — Fresh off his sixth-place finish at the NCAA Track and Field Championships, Brian Leap is taking a step up in competition. more »»

Rodriguez’s work hitting a switch for defensive whiz

July 1, 2016 SEATTLE — Clint Hurdle speaks with great appreciation for what Sean Rodriguez brings defensively, playing wherever Pittsburgh needs him to be in the field. more »»

Huntingdon graduate will lead team in Rio

July 1, 2016 From Mirror reports Huntingdon Area High School graduate Gregory Walker will be heading to Rio later this year to coach in the Paralympic Games. more »»

Penn State adds fee to park

July 1, 2016 There will be one big change to the Blue-White Game next year for some Penn State fan. 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 »»

Obituaries

H. Paxson Gifford Sr.

July 1, 2016 H. Paxson Gifford Sr., 96, Mount Dora, Fla., died peacefully on June 21, 2016. He was born in Hollidaysburg. Surviving are three children: H. Paxson (Marilyn) of New Canaan, Conn. more »»

Timothy J. ‘Tim’ Hanna

July 1, 2016 Timothy J. “Tim” Hanna, 46, Portage, passed away Wednesday. He was born in Johnstown, son of Darryl and Sharron (Miterko) Hanna. Surviving are his parents; and two siblings: Greg and Nicki. more »»

Barbara A. Johnson

July 1, 2016 Barbara A. Johnson, 75, Ramey, died Wednesday. She was born in Osceola Mills, daughter of the late Donald Lee and Elizabeth (Ibberson) Baughman. more »»

Douglas E. Schorner

July 1, 2016 Douglas E. Schorner, 33, Altoona, died unexpectedly on Sunday. He was born in Altoona, son of John E. and Janice (Luther) Schorner. more »»

John Lynn ‘Boo’ Smith

July 1, 2016 John Lynn “Boo” Smith, 45, Williamsburg, passed away Thursday at UPMC Altoona Regional Hospital after a lengthy illness. more »»

Area Life

Unsung volunteers

July 1, 2016 ishop is an accomplished pilot in the stage production of a story about the WASPs, or Women Airforce Service Pilots who volunteered for their country during World War II. more »»

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 »»

Local Business

Briefcase

July 1, 2016 Business After Hours set The Blair County Chamber of Commerce will hold Business After Hours from 5 to 7 p.m. July 14 at Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries, 998 Logan Blvd. more »»

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 »»

 
 
 

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