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State monitors travelers for Ebola

October 25, 2014 PHILADELPHIA — State health officials said Friday they will rely on federal travel data to identify and monitor people who arrive in the state after spending time in Ebola-stricken West African... more »»

 
 
 

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State monitors travelers for Ebola

October 25, 2014 PHILADELPHIA — State health officials said Friday they will rely on federal travel data to identify and monitor people who arrive in the state after spending time in Ebola-stricken West African... more »»

Kopriva sides with heroin dealer

October 25, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Being a judge is sometimes a lonely job, and a case Friday in which a young mother was seeking drug treatment as an alternative to prison presented one of those moments, said Blair... more »»

Vet featured in Redbook gets new job

October 25, 2014 Navy veteran Kandy White of Altoona, who was featured in a national story about the high unemployment rate among women veterans, is no longer jobless. more »»

Wolf stops in Altoona during bus tour

October 25, 2014 DUNCANSVILLE — Gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf closed a five-stop bus tour on Friday night at the AFSCME building, where the message was one of unity between labor unions and the Democratic Party. more »»

Megan's law review delays man's sentencing

October 25, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The sentencing of an Altoona man convicted in August for the sexual assault of a child was postponed Friday to give the judge and attorneys in the case a chance to review a report... more »»

Local Sports

Commentary: Defense might need to take cue from Conlan

October 25, 2014 Shane Conlan, on a very short list of the greatest Nittany Lions of all time, will be recognized during tonight’s Penn State-Ohio State game for his upcoming induction into the College Football Hall... more »»

Home for Halloween: Lions secure playoff game at Mansion Park

October 25, 2014 Mansion Park hadn’t seen a scene like this in ... well, a long, long time. more »»

Penn State’s chances hinge on offensive line improving

October 25, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — There are not five keys to tonight’s game between Penn State and Ohio State. There’s one key, and it makes all the differenc. more »»

Trojans outlast Titans

October 25, 2014 SAXTON — It was a showcase high school football game between two Huntingdon County rivals. more »»

Tigers’ season reaches its end

October 25, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — On Friday night, the Indiana football team wanted to win heading into the WPIAL postseason that starts next week. The Hollidaysburg Golden Tigers had to win to live another wee. more »»

Commentary: Defense might need to take cue from Conlan

October 25, 2014 Shane Conlan, on a very short list of the greatest Nittany Lions of all time, will be recognized during tonight’s Penn State-Ohio State game for his upcoming induction into the College Football Hall... more »»

Penn State’s chances hinge on offensive line improving

October 25, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — There are not five keys to tonight’s game between Penn State and Ohio State. There’s one key, and it makes all the differenc. more »»

Ohio State’s speed to test Lions

October 24, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Brent Pry doesn’t seem to be afraid of Ohio State. more »»

QB battle set up for weekend

October 23, 2014 While there might not be much comparison between Christian Hackenberg and Ohio State’s J.T. more »»

As of now, Franklin will have OC down on the field

October 23, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — John Donovan likely will be bundling up Saturday night as James Franklin told the media after Wednesday’s practice that the offensive coordinator will return to the sideline. more »»

Obituaries

Donald Andrew Crum Sr.

October 25, 2014 Donald Andrew Crum Sr., 74, Cape Coral, Fla., formerly of Altoona, passed away Tuesday in Cape Coral. He was born in Altoona, son of the late James and Margaret Crum. more »»

Ann (Dietrick) Estep

October 25, 2014 Ann (Dietrick) Estep, 67, Hollidaysburg, died Thursday at her residence. She was born in Mifflintown, daughter of the late Charles R. and Christine (Bossert) Dietrick. She married E. Donald Estep S. more »»

Earl A. ‘Red’ French Jr.

October 25, 2014 Earl A. “Red” French Jr., 74, Altoona, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at UPMC Altoona after an extended illness. A full obituary will appear in Sunday’s Mirror. Arrangements are by Anthony . more »»

Joy Ann Woodring

October 25, 2014 Joy Ann Woodring, 61, Altoona, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at UPMC Altoona. A full obituary will appear in Sunday’s Mirror. Arrangements are by The Good Funeral Home Inc., Alto-Reste Park Cemetery. more »»

Judith V. Edwards

October 25, 2014 Judith V. Edwards, 64, Land O’ Lakes, Fla., formerly of rural Martinsburg, passed away peacefully Oct. 13, 2014, at Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Fla. more »»

Area Life

Earth Matters: Recycling common items makes sense for environment

October 25, 2014 It may seem odd that common objects we use almost every day can be connected to serious environmental problems. more »»

Ghost tour of Mishler raises spirits

October 25, 2014 A lot of haunted houses will try to send people screaming in fear from the building. But when ghosts invade the Mishler next week, they’ll be more likely to tell you a story than try to scare you off. more »»

‘A heart of gold’: Altoona’s Igoe family meets donor family for the first time

October 25, 2014 More than two years after the unexpected passing of her 12-year-old daughter, Valerie Sinclair listened to her late child’s beating heart with a stethoscope through the chest of 17-year-old Dalton... more »»

Family dysfunction: Edgy dark comedy brings violence, suspense

October 23, 2014 A Tony-winning dark comedy about a dysfunctional family is taking the stage at the Church in the Middle of the Block Cultural Cente. more »»

Comedians honor Leno with humor prize in DC

October 23, 2014 WASHINGTON — The joke was on Jay Leno as comedians saluted the former “Tonight Show” host Sunday when he received the nation’s top humor priz. more »»

Local Business

Briefcase

October 21, 2014 Danaher earnings increase WASHINGTON, D.C. — Danaher Corp. said net earnings for the third quarter ended Sept. 26 were $680. more »»

Business Hall of Fame

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Ticker

October 21, 2014 Not so fast cordcutters; cable’s not going anywhere Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite... more »»

Chamber honors J.C. Orr & Son

October 18, 2014 Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series on businesses that will be inducted into the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame Monday at the Blair County Convention Center. more »»

Workplace

October 18, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Dr. Benjamin Salter recently joined the medical staff of UPMC Altoona in the Radiology Department. more »»

 
 
 

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