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League president: PNG Field needs upgrades

June 29, 2016 All stakeholders involved believe a financial fund that will help keep the Altoona Curve around for many years is within reach, but there is mounting frustration from the Eastern League’s standpoint... more »»

 
 
 

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League president: PNG Field needs upgrades

June 29, 2016 All stakeholders involved believe a financial fund that will help keep the Altoona Curve around for many years is within reach, but there is mounting frustration from the Eastern League’s standpoint... more »»

Reassessment property values being mailed

June 29, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The first reassessment notices are in the mail with others being sent later this week, Blair County commissioners said Tuesday. more »»

Man gets 3-12 years for drugs that led to teenager’s death

June 29, 2016 A Hollidaysburg-area man will spend three to 12 years in a state correctional institution for selling drugs that resulted in the death of a Hollidaysburg teenager, Andrew Hines, in 201. more »»

Panel OKs wider age limit in child abuse suits

June 29, 2016 HARRISBURG — Legislation in Pennsylvania to give victims of child sexual abuse more time to sue took another step forward in the Senate on Tuesday, although not without debate over whether people wh... more »»

Audit: Blair County pensions underfunded by $86M

June 29, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County has a larger than planned deficit and significantly less in reserve fund, an audit shows. In addition, an $86 million shortfall in the county pension system was reveale. more »»

Local Sports

Claysburg deals Bedford first Legion loss

June 29, 2016 CLAYSBURG — Dakota Chamberlain had three hits and two RBIs, and Luke Eberhart had two hits and scored a run as Claysburg handed Bedford its first loss in Cambria County American Legion action, 7-4,... more »»

Pitt will sell beer during games

June 29, 2016 PITTSBURGH — The University of Pittsburgh plans to expand beer sales at its football games at Heinz Field starting this season. Athletic director Scott Barnes says beer will be sold stadium-wide. more »»

Curve lose game in 8th

June 28, 2016 In the span of exactly one month, the Curve erased an 8¢-game deficit in the standings to leap into first place. In the span of 2 hours and 51 minutes Monday, they fell back to second. more »»

Embattled Reyes plays in Altoona tonight

June 28, 2016 The national domestic violence discussion is coming to a very public local stage tonight in Altoon. more »»

PSU-Auburn series set

June 28, 2016 Penn State will play a two-game, home-and-home football series with Auburn in 2021 and 2022, the school announced Monday. Auburn will visit Beaver Stadium on Sept. more »»

PSU-Auburn series set

June 28, 2016 Penn State will play a two-game, home-and-home football series with Auburn in 2021 and 2022, the school announced Monday. Auburn will visit Beaver Stadium on Sept. more »»

Battle goes on: QB race to extend into camp

June 24, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — Trace McSorley outplayed Tommy Stevens by such a wide margin in the Blue-White Game that just about everyone has assumed that McSorley will be Penn State’s starting quarterback thi... more »»

Lady Lions opening at Drexel

June 24, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — Eight home tilts, three true road game and a trip to the San Juan Shootout all highlight the 2016-17 non-conference schedule for head coach Coquese Washington and the Penn State... more »»

Volleyball at Olympics has 3 Lions

June 22, 2016 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Three Penn State alums were recently named to the USA men’s volleyball team which is preparing for the Olympic games in Brazil this August. more »»

Sports at a glance

June 20, 2016 HERSHEY — Penn State has one big-time running back in rising sophomore Saquon Barkley. It looks like another will be joining him in the coming months. more »»

Obituaries

Mildred H. Meredith

June 29, 2016 Mildred H. Meredith, 97, a resident of Just Like Home Personal Care, Cresson, died Monday. She was born in Leitchfield, Ky., daughter of the late William Joseph and Ella F. (Sims) Higdon. more »»

Dennis Lynn Peters

June 29, 2016 Dennis Lynn Peters, 68, Altoona, died Sunday at Altoona Center for Nursing Care after an extended illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late David Leroy and Vesta Jane (Wall) Peters. more »»

Juanita Baim Crawford

June 29, 2016 Juanita Baim Crawford, 75, Newark, Del., formerly of Altoona, died Saturday. She was the daughter of the Rev. Frank and Lucy Baim. more »»

Louis W. Onorato

June 29, 2016 Louis W. Onorato, 95, Dysart, died Monday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Akron, Ohio, son of the late William Onorato and Theresa (Rea) Onorato Rossi. On Aug. 8, 1970, he married Rose Cretin at St. more »»

William P. ‘Billy’ Heininger

June 29, 2016 William P. “Billy” Heininger, 23, Altoona, died Saturday as a result of a motorcycle-automobile accident. He was born in Altoona, son of William L. and Karen L. (Garland) Heininge. more »»

Area Life

Fourth of July crowd-pleasers: Smoking your own ribs as easy as grilling them

June 29, 2016 There was the year that I demonstrated how to make ribs eight times on the same national morning show. more »»

Creamy Buffalo Potato Salad can add a kick to any picnic

June 29, 2016 By Sara Moulton The?Associated Press Chicken wings are wonderful, but Buffalo Chicken Wings are on another level — and that’s thanks to the sauce. more »»

Garden Notes: Story proves pesticides bad for bees, bad for husbands

June 25, 2016 This is a story about what can happen to your toothbrush when you ignore the rules for using pesticides. For 46 years, the husband and wife have lived on the small farm at the end of the lane. more »»

Freedom in harmony: Patriotic music on tap for Independence Day celebrations

June 25, 2016 The Hollidaysburg Community Band will represent the state of Pennsyl­vania at a national celebration of music near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. on July 3. more »»

Thunder coming: Johnstown expecting record crowds for motorcycle rally this weekend

June 23, 2016 Thunder in the Valley is roaring toward Johnstown at lightning speed. Today through Sunday, bikers will descend upon the town for four days of music, stunt shows, parades and entertainmen. more »»

Local Business

Barber shop in Logan Valley Mall closes

June 29, 2016 From Mirror staff reports A longtime tenant of the Logan Valley Mall has closed its doors. The Mall Barber Shop, which opened Feb. more »»

Local business briefcase

June 29, 2016 The Meadows goes global The Meadows Original Frozen Custard has signed its first international franchise, in Canberra, New South Wales, Australia. more »»

Local business briefcase

June 28, 2016 HUNTINGDON Bank supports ER expansion Community State Bank of Orbisonia has made a second health care donation with a gift of $5,000 for the J.C. Blair Hospital emergency room expansion projec. more »»

Blair County Nonprofit of the Month

June 26, 2016 Name: Catholic Charities Inc. more »»

Workplace

June 26, 2016 New hires and promotions -- Shannon Vitovich has been named Cardiac Catheterization Lab manager for the new Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber facility that is planned to open this fall. more »»

 
 
 

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