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Bishop Carroll house parent facing felonies

July 26, 2016 A man working for Bishop Carroll Catholic High School as a “house parent” for international students has been charged with sexual assault for incidents dating back to December 201. more »»


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Bishop Carroll house parent facing felonies

July 26, 2016 A man working for Bishop Carroll Catholic High School as a “house parent” for international students has been charged with sexual assault for incidents dating back to December 201. more »»

Driver facing homicide charge

July 26, 2016 A Bedford County man faces homicide by vehicle charges after a Sunday morning crash in Cumberland Valley Township led to a passenger’s deat. more »»

Races remain popular at Bedford County Fair

July 26, 2016 The Bedford County Fair will showcase car races, demolition derbies and riders thrown from bulls as it continues into the coming weekend. more »»

State pension funds to get audit amid fee scandal

July 26, 2016 HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s fiscal watchdog will audit the management of $78 billion in assets by the state’s two big public employee retirement systems amid a federal investigation into fees paid t... more »»

Blair County expecting nearly $4K in Zika virus monitoring money

July 26, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County is expecting to receive almost $4,000 to use toward prevention and better awareness of the mosquito-borne Zika virus. more »»

Local Sports

Northern Bedford success ‘dashing’

July 26, 2016 Editor’s note: An incorrect photo of Northern Bedford County High School’s Jacob Dasher was published in the Mirror’s 2016 Blitz magazine, which is currently on sale at the Mirror and area newstand. more »»

Dewease keeps Cup with victory

July 26, 2016 MECHANICSBURG — Lance Dewease claimed a win for the PA Posse Saturday night during the World of Outlaws Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedwa. more »»

Gority Builders takes series lead

July 26, 2016 Dylan Benton and Jeremy Ehrhart both had three hits and knocked in two runs to lead Gority Builders to a 6-4 victory over Five Star Mitsubishi Monday in game 1 of the best-of-three games semifinal... more »»

Tomahawks lock up coach

July 26, 2016 JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown Tomahawks of the North American Hockey League are proud to announce that coach Mike Letizia will remain with the team as head coach for two more years. more »»

Searching for a spot

July 25, 2016 Altoona native Julian Howsare has been working with the New York Jets’ practice squad as a fullback for the past year, but he realizes that his best opportunity to land a spot on the Jets’ 53-man... more »»

Franklin set for ‘pivitol season’

July 26, 2016 James Franklin says he has a lot of reasons to feel confident about the Penn State football team this year, and he acknowledged what everyone already knew in calling this a pivotal season for the... more »»

Barkley might return kicks

July 26, 2016 Saquon Barkley has a chance to be one of the best running backs in the country this season, and if he gets his wish, he also might be returning kicks. more »»

Four-star recruit picks PSU

July 25, 2016 Penn State has reached over the country’s northern border to pluck scholastic football talent in the past: Former Nittany Lions Pete Giftopoulos, Phil and Frank Yeboah-Kodie, Akeel Lynch and Michael... more »»

Barbour’s concerns justified, but might fall on deaf ears

July 22, 2016 In a perfect sports world of friendly, always respectful competitors, as well as patient, realistic fans, Sandy Barbour would not have had to make the comments she did about some of the issues facin... more »»

Trying to close the gap

July 21, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — Tommy Stevens doesn’t really know how to answer the question, because from his perspective, he’s doing everything he can to avoid the question being relevant any longer. more »»


Eleanor Mae ‘Cookie’ (Whittaker) Nierle

July 26, 2016 Eleanor Mae “Cookie” (Whittaker) Nierle, 65, Moon Township, a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother, passed away Sunday at Heritage Valley, Sewickley. more »»

William L. ‘Bill’ Yancey Jr.

July 26, 2016 William L. “Bill” Yancey Jr., 87, Altoona, passed away Saturday at Allegheny Lutheran Home, Hollidaysburg. He was born in Marion, Va., son of William L. Sr. and Pauline Lavacia (Goodman) Yancey. more »»

Yvonne J. Oakes

July 26, 2016 Yvonne J. Oakes, 68, Martinsburg, passed away Sunday morning at UPMC Altoona after an extended illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Chauncey and Hazel (Ringler) Lingenfelter. more »»

Helen Louise Newcomer

July 26, 2016 Helen Louise Newcomer, 91, Altoona, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday at Epworth Manor, Tyrone. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Charles Jessie Newcomer and Florence May Stambaug. more »»

Grace Evelyn Smith

July 26, 2016 Grace Evelyn Smith, 102, a resident of The Village at Morrisons Cove, formerly of Curryville, passed away early Monday morning at the hom. more »»

Area Life

Preserving Plummer's Hollow: Naturalist and family thrive in central PA mountain

July 24, 2016 TYRONE — Marcia Bonta paused under the Norway spruce, pursed her lips and mimicked a whippoorwill. She had been concerned, hearing its call only occasionally in recent years. more »»

Praying for rain: Monastery Community Gardens needs a drink and volunteers

July 23, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Monastery Community Gardens just south of here is real thirsty for rain and help. more »»

Public plant breeders back patent-free seeds

July 23, 2016 The English language is constantly evolving, but did you know “editing” is now garden-speak for weeding? Are there any gardens left with plain old “dirt” rather than “soil”? Has manure always been ... more »»

Steven Tyler goes a little country

July 23, 2016 NEW YORK — He’s led the bad-boy rock band Aerosmith for decades, written a book, learned to parasail, and is the father of four children. more »»

Historical treasure: ‘Rare’ copy of Declaration of Independence on temporary display at Baker Mansion

July 21, 2016 A longtime collector of artifacts, Tom Lingenfelter was in pursuit of anything unusual at a flea market years ago when in the course of events he stumbled on an old copy of the Declaration of... more »»

Local Business

Local business briefcase

July 26, 2016 Pittsburgh Local business receives award Stephen and Kathy McCullough of Servpro of Altoona were recognized with the Director’s Gold award for outstanding revenue performance during an Awards... more »»

Blair Companies’ future is bright

July 24, 2016 Times are good at Blair Companies. Blair’s Image Group is expected to grow by 27 percent this year to record volume, continuing the steady growth that has landed Blair on the IN. more »»


July 24, 2016 New hires and promotions - Richard Bukoski has been named assistant professor of communications and media studies at Penn­sylvania Highlands Community College. more »»

Behind the Desk

July 24, 2016 Bill Senitko Bill Senitko Appliance Repair Service Telephone number: 942-3773 Position: Owner Years with company: 30 years in business; self-employed for 20 years Family: Wife, Robyn, and dachshunds... more »»

What to know before buying a business

July 24, 2016 Rather than building a small business from the ground up, buying an existing company offers the opportunity to move on the path to entrepreneurship more quickly. more »»

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