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Aviation industry donating heavily to Shuster

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Local jury seated for Midder trial

April 21, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Despite his attorney’s contention that publicity meant Brandon Midder of Altoona could not get a fair trial locally, a jury of eight men and four women as well as four female... more »»

Altoona Area School Board wants action on overcrowding

April 21, 2015 No more talk. Several Altoona Area School Board members said the district needs a plan to reduce its ongoing class-size problems as a result of closing two elementary schools nearly two years ago. more »»

Peoples Natural Gas working to reach other rural communities

April 21, 2015 GALLITZIN — As a tentative enrollment deadline nears for Gallitzin-area residents to sign up for natural gas hookups, Peoples Natural Gas officials said they’re branching out to other underserved... more »»

Severe weather brings hail, flooding to region

April 21, 2015 While an early evening storm showcased heavy rain, pea-sized hail and lightning, the flooding that followed may have seemed more severe to motorists, homeowners and emergency management personnel. more »»

Local Sports

Batzel resigns as coach

April 21, 2015 When Jeff Batzel took over as Northern Bedford County High School football coach in 2008, it was only supposed to be a one-year gig. more »»

Biddle dominating javelin

April 21, 2015 Name: Mike Biddle School: Williamsburg Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Track and field Athlete of the week achievement: Biddle won the Class AA javelin competition at the Shippensburg University... more »»

Ritchey fueling Dragons

April 21, 2015 Name: Lexi Ritchey School: Central Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Ritchey went 5-for-9 with six RBIs in Central’s wins over Bellefonte, Huntingdon and... more »»

Hurley propels Penn Cambria by Westmont

April 21, 2015 LILLY — Jacob Hurley had two hits and three RBIs to lead Penn Cambria past Westmont Hilltop, 9-3, in high school baseball Monda. more »»

Ridge teams improve to 9-1

April 21, 2015 NEW PARIS — The Chestnut Ridge boys track and field team defeated Southern Fulton, 88-53, behind doubles wins from Trent Lohr (100-, 200-meter dashes) and Landon Kensinger (shot put, discus) on... more »»

Possibly more than football at Beaver Stadium

April 21, 2015 By Ben Brigandi For the Mirror UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State is open to expanded use of Beaver Stadium beyond football, though no specific conversations about concerts or other sporting events such a... more »»

Improving offensive line remains a top priority

April 19, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — There were a few surprises in Saturday’s Blue-White Game, but it came as no surprise that Penn State’s defense clearly is ahead of the offense at the conclusion of spring drills. more »»

Hack back and on (NFL) track

April 19, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — The NFL Draft is right around the corner (April 30-May 2), and Christian Hackenberg won’t be in it. more »»

Game adds feather to recruiting cap

April 19, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — As Penn State football coach James Franklin fielded a question about recruiting during spring practice following Saturday afternoon’s Blue-White Game, the second year Nittany Lion... more »»

Lynch ready for big role

April 19, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — Akeel Lynch waited his turn for three years, and everyone in the Penn State camp agrees that the redshirt junior running back is poised for a big season this fall. more »»


Ellen J. Blyler

April 21, 2015 Ellen J. Blyler, 77, resident of Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of Williamsburg, passed away Monday afternoon, April 20, 2015, at UPMC Altoona. more »»

Brian Edward Bohn

April 21, 2015 Brian Edward Bohn, 49, Altoona, died late Sunday evening, April 19, 2015, at his home. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 24, 2015, at Mauk & Yates Funeral Home In. more »»

Connie Bradley

April 21, 2015 Connie Bradley, 67, Altoona, died Monday. She was born in Hollidaysburg, daughter of Albert and Rosalia (Plunket) Bradley. more »»

Virginia K. Cavender

April 21, 2015 Virginia K. Cavender, 86, East Freedom, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday morning at Golden LivingCenter-Hillview. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Emory and Leah (Wineland) Walters. more »»

Wade P. Conrad

April 21, 2015 Wade P. Conrad, 32, Mineral Point, formerly of Altoona, died Friday. He was born in Altoona, son of Paddy W. Shade and Deborah L. Conrad. more »»

Area Life

Bryan is ACM Awards entertainer of year: Miranda Lambert takes home four awards; It’s a family affairfor Taylor Swift

April 20, 2015 ARLINGTON, Texas — Luke Bryan won entertainer of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards. more »»

Summer’s coming: Time to sign up kids for camp

April 19, 2015 Parents may view summer camp as a babysitter for their children. more »»

College course studies ‘Thrones’

April 18, 2015 DEKALB, Ill. — Northern Illinois University is offering a course this semester on the HBO series “Game of Thrones. more »»

Expo looks at women’s health issues

April 18, 2015 Area women looking to learn a little more about their health will have a chance to meet expert doctors and local vendors at the Women’s Healthy Living Expo. more »»

Spring cleaning: Time to dust off the winter blues... and dirt and clutter

April 18, 2015 The red robins are hopping across the now-green grass as the yellow of the daffodils bursts onto the scene. more »»

Local Business

Community banks go extra mile

April 19, 2015 The little guy plays a big role in the banking industry. more »»


April 19, 2015 New hires and promotions -- Mike Burke, Kent Crago and Jeff Scalice have joined the Courtesy Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Nissan sales team. more »»

Apartment rents projected to rise

April 15, 2015 Living in an apartment? Expect your rent to go up again. Renting has gotten increasingly expensive over the last five years. The average U.S. more »»

CSX boosts profits by 11 percent

April 15, 2015 OMAHA, Neb. — CSX Corp.’s first-quarter profit grew 11 percent as it benefited from lower fuel costs, and the railroad announced plans Tuesday to repurchase $2 billion of stock. more »»

Business briefs, April 15

April 15, 2015 everett UPMC Bedford recognized for respiratory program UPMC Bedford Memorial has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition under a national program by the American Association for Respiratory Care. more »»

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