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Ice show crowd pleases organizers

December 22, 2014 Dozens of little girls sporting gear from the Disney hit “Frozen” tugged at their mothers’ and fathers’ hands as they led them into the Jaffa Shrine Sunday afternoo. more »»


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Ice show crowd pleases organizers

December 22, 2014 Dozens of little girls sporting gear from the Disney hit “Frozen” tugged at their mothers’ and fathers’ hands as they led them into the Jaffa Shrine Sunday afternoo. more »»

Poinsettias, other holiday flowers drive sales after Thanksgiving

December 22, 2014 The holiday season may not be as busy as Mother’s Day, but it is a very important time of the year for local florists and greenhouse operators. more »»

Support staff, wife’s cooking help Santa make deliveries

December 22, 2014 As the Mirror reporter approached the home of Santa Claus, she had to catch her breath and pause. Her heart was filled with glee. She was so excited to meet her interviewee. This was Santa’s big da. more »»

Blair County ­prison board updates volunteer policy

December 22, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair County Prison Board has updated a policy spelling out who can volunteer at the prison. more »»

IRC to buy surveillance cameras to help curtail illegal dumping

December 22, 2014 The Intermunicipal Relations Committee is planning to buy security cameras to install at illegal dumping sites in the area. more »»

Local Sports

Victory legitimizes Saint Francis team

December 21, 2014 After watching so much bad basketball for so many years, it’s a pleasure to finally say this: Saint Francis is for real this seaso. more »»

Flash rally to defeat Rutgers

December 21, 2014 PISCATAWAY, N.J. — If Saint Francis has learned anything this year, it is that no opponent’s lead is too big to battle back from. more »»

Tigers crush Trojans for title

December 21, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — When you’re hot, you’re hot, and the Hollidaysburg Golden Tigers were on fire Saturday night. more »»

Franklin's first year raises doubt

December 21, 2014 In response to frequent correspondent Les Hart, who says it is too soon to evaluate Penn State coach James Franklin, I believe we have some disturbing indications already. more »»

Fleury stays hot for Pens

December 21, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Derrick Pouliot scored in his NHL debut and Sidney Crosby ended his drought with a third-period goal for the Pittsburgh Penguins in their 3-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on... more »»

Seventh heaven

December 21, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY — Micha Hancock’s dream came true. The senior setter from nearby Edmond won a national title in front of family and friends in her final college match. more »»

Penn State men improve to 11-1

December 21, 2014 ALLENTOWN — D.J. Newbill scored 20 points, Brandon Taylor had 14 and 11 rebounds and Penn State won its ninth-straight game 73-68 over Drexel on Saturday at the PPL Center. more »»

Hancock, Lady Lions go for repeat

December 20, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY — Micha Hancock could finish a standout career in storybook fashion. more »»

Penn State edges Virginia Tech

December 20, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — It’s common at home Penn State wrestling matches for fans to leave Rec Hall before the 285-pound bout is wrestled. Not Friday night. The sellout crowd of 6,352 wasn’t going anywhere. more »»

Sandusky won't get pension back

December 19, 2014 HARRISBURG(AP) — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has lost a legal battle to restore his $4,900-a-month pension, a benefit that was canceled two years ago after he was... more »»


Dorothy L. Geist

December 22, 2014 Dorothy L. more »»

Barbara V. Ertter

December 22, 2014 Barbara V. Ertter, 78, Carrolltown, died Saturday. She was born in Bakerton, daughter of the late Thomas R. and Helen (Stefanick) Vallery. She was preceded in death by her husband, James R. more »»

Albert G. Calhoun

December 22, 2014 Albert G. Calhoun, 88, Altoona, passed away Saturday at home. He was born in New Enterprise, son of Colonel Aaron and Olive Grace (Warham) Calhoun. more »»

Nancy Jane Riley

December 22, 2014 Nancy Jane Riley, 79, of Birmingham died Saturday. She was born in Bair Station, daughter of Charles Noah and Elva Mae (Redding) Bare. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gail E. Riley. more »»

Sylvia M. Hartman

December 22, 2014 Sylvia M. Hartman, 93, Duncansville, died peacefully Saturday at her residence following a lengthy illness. She was born in Cambria County, daughter of Bernard Richard and Philomenia (Rice) McConnell. more »»

Area Life

Roadside inspiration: A daughter’s delight with holiday lights leads to an annual tradition

December 21, 2014 Twenty or so years ago, Barb and Wayne Guella started noticing that their intellectually disabled daughter, Shannon, was becoming more and more entranced with the Christmas lights Wayne was hanging... more »»

Earth Matters: Christmas trees have been holiday tradition for centuries

December 20, 2014 No holiday is more steeped in tradition and nostalgia than Christmas. Beyond commemorating a 2,000-year-old holy event, many Christmas traditions go back centuries. more »»

Trinkets for the tree: Turn your child’s old toys into ornaments

December 18, 2014 From tractors and trains to cats and knights, my son’s evolving obsessions all find a place on our Christmas tre. more »»

‘Saving Private Ryan’ among films preserved

December 18, 2014 WASHINGTON — “Saving Private Ryan” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” are among 25 movies being inducted this year into the National Film Registry for long-term preservation, the Library of Congress... more »»

Sharing music way to stay connected to friends

December 18, 2014 Luke Maguire Armstrong doesn’t pen a holiday letter to friends. The guitar player and songwriter prefers to communicate musically. more »»

Local Business

Auto sales best in 13 years

December 21, 2014 Local auto dealers hope end-of-the-year sales finish strong after the best November since 2001. According to Autodata, total industry sales for the month were up 4.6 percent to slightly more than . more »»


December 21, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Dave Chandler and Shawn Leslie have joined Keystone Environ­men­tal Health and Safety Services Inc., Hollidays­burg, as senior project managers. more »»

Phoenicia sale approved in federal court

December 19, 2014 JOHNSTOWN — A U.S. bankruptcy court judge Thursday approved the sale of the building that once housed the Phoenicia Mediterranean Restaurant. Judge Jeffrey A. more »»


December 19, 2014 STATE COLLEGE OurFleet wins business concept competition Ben Franklin TechCelerator at State College recently awarded startup company OurFleet $10,000 for winning its business concept competition. more »»

Shenk & Tittle decides to close all locations

December 18, 2014 Shenk & Tittle has decided to close all of its stores including one in the Logan Valley Mall. The New Freedom, Pa. more »»

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