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Blair settles on bed tax allocation

August 24, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County commissioners settled Tuesday on a division of bed tax revenue that assigns specific percentages to Explore Altoona, the Blair County Convention Center, Peoples Natural... more »»


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Blair settles on bed tax allocation

August 24, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County commissioners settled Tuesday on a division of bed tax revenue that assigns specific percentages to Explore Altoona, the Blair County Convention Center, Peoples Natural... more »»

Building for the future?

August 24, 2016 The Altoona Area School Board is expecting to know by October how much money the state Department of Education will reimburse the district for its planned high school construction project, KCBA... more »»

No bids received for SCI Cresson

August 24, 2016 The state government received no bids for a 328-acre property at the site of the former Cresson state prison, an official announced Tuesday. more »»

Water leak floods Tyrone street

August 24, 2016 TYRONE — A few dozen people were without water Tuesday morning and afternoon after a 12-inch pipe along West 15th Street broke, expelling hundreds of thousands of gallons of water, which saturated... more »»

Logan to extend sewer line

August 24, 2016 If any family has cause to object to Logan Township’s proposal to extend a sewer line along Knob Lane in Eldorado, it’s the Kantoskis. more »»

Local Sports

Emotions run high for Lions

August 24, 2016 By Philip Cmor One of the tasks facing a scholastic coach is keeping his players on an even emotional keel at the start of each new season. more »»

Frazier shows off his versatility

August 24, 2016 PITTSBURGH — The parallels between Adam Frazier, who is making an impact in his first season with the Pittsburgh Pirates after being called up from Class AAA Indianapolis in late June, and Josh... more »»

Stonebraker adds to archery legacy

August 24, 2016 Tyrone’s Rick Stonebraker won the national archery target championship in the barebow division last month in Decatur, Alabam. more »»

Coming into his own: Polanco reaching potential

August 23, 2016 PITTSBURGH — Chalk it up to a heightened sense of confidence and personal security. Credit it to an increased maturity and a better overall knowledge of the game of baseball. more »»

Offense flat as Bucs drop 4th in a row

August 23, 2016 PITTSBURGH — Pirates infielder David Freese got a two-year contract extension Monday, then made the final out on a baserunning blunder in a game hours later. more »»

Barkley knows staying healthy a big key

August 21, 2016 Saquon Barkley has a chance to be sensational this season, and to do that, he’ll have to keep his body fresh since Penn State’s opponents will go into every game targeting him as priority No. 1. more »»

O-line depth grows

August 18, 2016 Penn State finally has some options on the offensive line. more »»

Young tight end picks Nittany Lions early

August 17, 2016 By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror. more »»

Nittany Lions hoping depth aids special teams

August 14, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — Thoughts alone of Saquon Barkley returning kickoffs this fall jolt the image of Penn State’s special teams, a unit that struggled through Joe Paterno’s final years and then suffere... more »»

WR picks PSU over Iowa, MSU

August 14, 2016 Fort Wayne, Ind.’s Mac Hippenhammer has made a reputation as a superb route-runner with great hand. more »»


Norma B. Berkey

August 24, 2016 June 10, 1929 - Aug. 22, 2016 Norma B. Berkey, 87, Imler, died Monday. She was born in King, daughter of the late Stewart “Pat” and Ada (Colebaugh) Finnegan. more »»

Kenneth F. Burket

August 24, 2016 June 2, 1937 - Aug. 22, 2016 Kenneth F. more »»

John William Dunn III

August 24, 2016 April 21, 1954 - Aug. 21, 2016 John William Dunn III, 62, Altoona, passed away early Sunday morning at his residence. He was born in San Antonio, Texas, son of the late John W. Sr. more »»

Curtis R. Horton

August 24, 2016 Sept. 9, 1934 - Aug. 22, 2016 Curtis R. Horton, 81, Riddlesburg, died Monday. He was born in Henrietta, son of the late Walter B. and Charlotte Mae (Koontz) Horton. more »»

Shirley Lou Ickes

August 24, 2016 Dec. 23, 1944 - Aug. 21, 2016 Shirley Lou Ickes, 71, Altoona, died Sunday at Select Specialty Hospital, Johns­town. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Earl P. Sr. and Hazel E. more »»

Area Life

Beer benefit: Rails & Ales Fest raising funds for Altoona Community Theatre

August 24, 2016 Beer lovers can celebrate a night out Saturday while tasting the finest regional brews and benefiting a local cause. Altoona Community Theatre’s 2016 Rails & Ales Brewfest will be held from 5 to 8 p. more »»

Fireball Run: Clearfield County winery a stop on road rally with a cause

August 21, 2016 The Fireball Run is an eight-day, 2,000-mile road rally that brings attention to missing children and remote places through its televised series. more »»

Love tears Helen McCrory apart in ‘The Deep Blue Sea’

August 21, 2016 LONDON — You might not think there’s much overlap between Amy Winehouse and the work of playwright Terence Rattigan, chronicler of upper-crust British stiff upper lips. more »»

Snyder inspired others through music, teaching

August 20, 2016 If the measure of a person’s life is how much that person inspired and brought happiness to others, then judging by the comments of those who knew him, Jacob “Jake’’ Snyder lived a successful life,... more »»

A weed or not? The truth about Goldenrod

August 20, 2016 A plant William Cullina included in The New England Wild Flower Society Guide cannot be considered a weed. more »»

Local Business


August 24, 2016 Field & Stream plans event Field & Stream at 141 Sierra Drive will host a “Paint it Red” archery event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. more »»

Behind the desk: Bill Sell

August 21, 2016 Company name: Bill Sell’s Bold Address: 1413 11th Ave. more »»


August 21, 2016 Blair County Fannie Mae and Federal National Mortgage Association to Weston and Daniella Zimmerman, 2393 Juniata Valley Road, Frankstown Township, $76,101. more »»


August 19, 2016 Adonia Beauty Bar opens Adonia Beauty Bar has opened at 919 Pleasant Valley Blvd. The shop offers a variety of services from haircuts to highlights. more »»

Ben Franklin partnerships valued

August 14, 2016 With four locations throughout Pennsyl­vania, Ben Franklin Technology Partners has been providing investment capital and business support services to tech startups and small manufacturers for nearly... more »»

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