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Shuster, challengers speak at forum

April 25, 2014 INDIANA — The crowd at the Kovalchick Complex quickly abandoned a “hold your applause” request Thursday, noisily approving as the three Republican candidates for the 9th congressional district worke... more »»


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Cambria proud of threat response

April 25, 2014 EBENSBURG — The Cambria County commissioners on Thursday recognized the first responders involved in investigating Tuesday’s bomb threat at the courthous. more »»

Man gets probation for PSU assault

April 25, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Philadelphia man who came to Penn State Altoona for a round of weekend parties last fall was sentenced Thursday to five years’ probation for indecent assault of a female student. more »»

Maple Hollow Road guardrail requested

April 25, 2014 CROSS KEYS — Some Allegheny Township residents are asking supervisors to install a guardrail along a section of Maple Hollow Roa. more »»

Bedford forest fire contained

April 25, 2014 CENTERVILLE — Firefighters are winding down operations at a massive Bedford County forest fire, representatives said Thursday, with the nearly 900-acre blaze totally encircled and unable to expand. more »»

Local Sports

Allie slugs Altoona to victory

April 25, 2014 By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror. more »»

Million Dollar Man among legends appearing at Jaffa

April 25, 2014 Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase’s famous laugh will be bellowing through the Jaffa Shrine Saturday when Big Time Wrestling returns to Altoona with a fanfest starting at 5 p.. more »»

Reffner hits 2 grand slams in Tussey’s sweep

April 25, 2014 SAXTON — Tussey Mountain’s Erica Reffner had a day on Thursday that all batters dream abou. more »»

Slumping Pirates hitting the road to face St. Louis

April 25, 2014 PITTSBURGH—Yes, the Pittsburgh Pirates packed bats for their trip to St. Louis. Whether they do anything with them remains to be seen. more »»

Servello double lifts Tigers over Lions

April 25, 2014 John Servello had an RBI double down the right field line in the seventh inning that scored Chad Dongell to push Hollidaysburg past Altoona, 1-0, in high school baseball action at Mansion Park... more »»

Kiper sees Robinson dropping to 3rd round

April 24, 2014 Allen Robinson left Penn State a year early hoping to be a first-round NFL pick, but ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. believes the receiver actually hurt himself by not staying in school. more »»

Nittany Lions, Rutgers will play night game

April 23, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — The return of one of Penn State’s long-time rivalries is set for prime time, as the Nittany Lions’ Big Ten Conference opener at Rutgers has been selected as their third night game... more »»

Personally, Franklin a big change from O’Brien

April 15, 2014 James Franklin is going to genuinely love the next 3¢ months until fall camp begins, not just endure them the way Bill O’Brien did. more »»

Strong spring a good sign for DE Barnes

April 14, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State defensive end Deion Barnes sent his D-coordinator, Bob Shoop, a text message Thursday night, explaining how he’s “all about being 100 percent and totally committed to... more »»

Early issues come into focus during Blue’s romp

April 13, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — It’s usually not a good idea to read too much into the actual football from the Blue-White Gam. more »»


Roy J. ‘Jim’ Diviney Jr.

April 25, 2014 Roy J. “Jim” Diviney Jr., 72, Dysart, passed away Wednesday at UPMC Altoona after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Roy J. Sr. and Laura Marie (Powell) Divine. more »»

Emma M. Foust

April 25, 2014 Emma M. Foust, 91, formerly of Lakemont, passed away quietly in her sleep early Thursday morning, April 24, 2014, at the Altoona Center for Nursing Care. more »»

Shirley I. McFarland

April 25, 2014 Shirley I. McFarland, 86, Bellwood, died Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at UPMC Altoona. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 until the 8 p.m. funeral service Sunday, April 27, 2014, at Jon C. more »»

Susan Joy Skillings

April 25, 2014 Susan Joy Skillings, 58, Pittsburgh, died Wednesday morning at Family Hospice and Palliative Care, Pittsburgh. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Miriam “Peg” (Barr) Campbell and the late Howard . more »»

Eugene Drinosky

April 24, 2014 Eugene Drinosky, 80, Portage, died Monday. He was born in Portage, son of John and Katherine (Churry) Drinosky. more »»

Area Life

Summer flicks: Hollywood bets big again

April 24, 2014 NEW YORK — Like jumbo jets on the runway, Hollywood’s summer movies are lined up, ready for takeoff. more »»

Juniata music teacher gave to students, community

April 24, 2014 Longtime Altoona piano and voice teacher Kathryne Karraker Hitchen often talked about having what she called an “educated heart, thinking about what the other person wanted,” said her daughter, Lisa... more »»

Joan Jett will play Clearfield County Fair

April 24, 2014 CLEARFIELD — Joan Jett & the Blackhearts will close out the Clearfield County Fair with a night of rock and roll at 8 p.m. Aug. 2. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. today via at www. more »»

Gallitzin Sportsmen’s Club preps third Wine Fest

April 23, 2014 When Ray and Kim McCloskey first took the idea of having a wine festival fundraiser to the board of the Gallitzin Sports­men’s Club, there were some doubts. more »»

Dig in! It’s time to plan, plant, nurture, grow

April 20, 2014 For many, the zing in the air this time of year has them rushing to their area garden shops for supplies, eager to add new life to their dreary landscape. more »»

Local Business

Local election officers await decision

April 23, 2014 As officials in small counties expressed deep concern this week with the limited time left to order primary ballots, state officials announced that they're set to certify the forms statewide —... more »»

Glendale authority gets $2.4M in loans, grants

April 23, 2014 FLINTON — Glendale Valley Municipal Authority customers will see much smaller increases in their bills thanks to $2.4 million in grants and loans approved Tuesday. more »»

FNB Corp. declares dividend

April 23, 2014 HERMITAGE — The board of directors of F.N.B. Corp. declared a quarterly cash dividend of $18.13 per share on F.N.B. Corp.’s Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series . more »»

Chamber plans career fair

April 23, 2014 The Blair County Chamber of Commerce BASICS (Businesses and Schools Investing in Cooperative Solutions) program, in partnership with the six Rotary Clubs of Blair County, will hold the first-ever... more »»

Edward Jones plans event

April 23, 2014 DUNCANSVILLE — Dwight L. Kennedy, a local Edward Jones financial adviser, will host a coffee club at 9 a.m. Thursday at his office near the Meadows Intersection at 104 Hollidaysburg Plaz. more »»

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