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Cresson native shines on The Voice

September 29, 2016 When picked to audition for this season’s The Voice on NBC, Josh Gallagher was hoping that country music star Blake Shelton would press his button and be his coach. more »»


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Cresson native shines on The Voice

September 29, 2016 When picked to audition for this season’s The Voice on NBC, Josh Gallagher was hoping that country music star Blake Shelton would press his button and be his coach. more »»

Borough debates single hauler

September 29, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Both support and opposition were offered by residents Wednesday evening, when Borough Council hosted a public meeting about the possibility of contracting a single trash hauler to... more »»

Frustration over feral cats continues

September 29, 2016 Diane Beiswenger of the West Chestnut Avenue area didn’t display much patience when she came to City Council two weeks ago to complain about feral cats in her neighborhood. more »»

Police: Tyrone man sexually assaulted teen

September 29, 2016 A Tyrone man who police say sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl appeared before a judge Wednesday for arraignment on rape and related charges. Trenton R. more »»

Pacifico records no vote to stormwater ordinance

September 29, 2016 Among all votes cast Wednesday by five City Council members to adopt five planning ordinances that were recodified for ease of use, the only “no” vote was Mayor Matt Pacifico’s — for an ordinance... more »»

Local Sports

Looking ahead

September 29, 2016 It’s been an incredible run. more »»

Pirates trying to catch up to Devils

September 29, 2016 Decades of success have made Bellwood-Antis the gold standard in Inter-County Conference high school football. Of course, that also makes the Blue Devils a target. more »»

Scott’s game-winner lifts Highlanders

September 29, 2016 PATTON — Tyler Scott scored the game-winning goal in overtime on an assist from Alex Diamond as Cambria Heights topped Bedford, 2-1, in high school boys soccer Wednesday. more »»

Williams, Chamberlain lift Altoona to victory

September 29, 2016 VANDERGRIFT — Both the Altoona Area High School boys and girls cross country teams won dual meets on Kiski Area’s home course Wednesday. more »»

Lady Tigers win three

September 29, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hollidaysburg defeated Philipsburg-Osceola, Clearfield and Bellefonte in a high school girls golf match Wednesday at Scotch Valley Country Club. more »»

Barbour: Franklin not on hot seat

September 29, 2016 Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour made it perfectly clear when asked about coach James Franklin’s future. “James is not on any hot seat,” Barbour said Wednesda. more »»

Giger: Running game not balancing offense

September 29, 2016 The obvious answer to this question is the defense, but all the injuries make it impossible to fully fault that group. more »»

Rudel: Offensive scheming has fallen short

September 29, 2016 There have been several, of course, but I’m going with the overall coaching in general and specifically the offensive preparation. more »»

Targeting call mistake

September 29, 2016 The Big Ten acknowledged Wednesday that the targeting call on Penn State linebacker Brandon Smith during Saturday’s game at Michigan should have been overturned by the replay official. more »»

Franklin: ‘Take a deep breath’

September 28, 2016 James Franklin apparently knows full well how much unrest there is in the Penn State fan base following a 49-10 loss at Michigan, and the coach did his best to ease some of the anxiety Tuesday. more »»


Robin M. Boone

September 29, 2016 Robin M. Boone, 58, Glasgow, died Sunday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Joseph McCormick and Rose Hill. more »»

Virgil S. Conrath

September 29, 2016 Virgil S. Conrath, 77, Altoona, died Wednesday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Greensburg, son of the late Dow and Stella (Foor) Conrath. On Jan. 8, 1963, he married Mildred M. Dull in Bedford. more »»

Mary E. (McConnell) Kissell

September 29, 2016 Mary E. (McConnell) Kissell, 92, Portage, died Tuesday. She was born in Lilly, daughter of the late Leroy and Mary (Riley) McConnell. Surviving are six children: Albert Jr. more »»

Deborah Kling

September 29, 2016 Deborah Kling, 67, Altoona, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday morning at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Albert E. and Janet (Walls) Becker. more »»

Ethel M. Miller

September 29, 2016 Ethel M. Miller, 97, Hickory Bottom Road, rural Martinsburg, passed away early Wednesday morning, Sept. 28, 2016, at The Village at Morrisons Cove. Arrangements are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc. more »»

Area Life

Princesses for a day: Beautiful You Pageant puts focus on special needs

September 29, 2016 Sitting in the stands at a Miracle League game watching her son play baseball, Angela Ebersole started thinking about other special needs activities and realized there are not many glamorous... more »»

History served: Cooking up 18th-century dinner is hard, but fun and educational

September 28, 2016 SINKING VALLEY — The hostess warned: Don’t fill up on the first course. It was hard not to because you wanted to taste everything — all 10 dishe. more »»

Area man to compete on ‘Voice’

September 24, 2016 Viewers of NBC’s “The Voice” will see some local musical talent this season. more »»

Earth Matters: Hottest summer calls to remembrance coldest summer

September 24, 2016 Summer officially ended on Thursday, and it will most likely mark the conclusion of the warmest summer season since worldwide records began in 1880. more »»

‘Star’-filled nights: Special ASO concerts to feature music of John Williams

September 24, 2016 The Altoona Symphony Orchestra is bringing back its former conductor to lead a special pops concert weekend series that also will feature a former area resident who has gone on to a successful piano... more »»

Local Business

Local business briefs

September 28, 2016 CareerLink books workshop to help interviewing, research Pennsylvania CareerLink Blair County will conduct a job fair success workshop at 10 a.m. Oct. 7 at 3001 Fairway Drive. more »»

Engineers to join Hall of Fame

September 25, 2016 Editor’s note: This is the first in a series on businesses that will be inducted into the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame on Oct. 24 at the Blair County Convention Center. more »»

Blair County Nonprofit of the Month

September 25, 2016 Name: Society of St. more »»


September 25, 2016 New hires and promotions -- Dr. Melissa Murray was recently appointed associate vice president of External Affairs at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College. more »»

PGP to supply CO2 to CCPI

September 23, 2016 From Mirror staff reports CLEARFIELD — A company will construct a liquid carbon dioxide and dry ice manufacturing facility adjacent to a Clearfield County ethanol plant. more »»

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