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AASD to close Kimmel

May 2, 2016 The Altoona Area School Board is set to close the William P. Kimmel Alternative School with the intention of contracting Adelphoi for its alternative education services. Closing the school at 900 S. more »»


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AASD to close Kimmel

May 2, 2016 The Altoona Area School Board is set to close the William P. Kimmel Alternative School with the intention of contracting Adelphoi for its alternative education services. Closing the school at 900 S. more »»

Playing an important role

May 2, 2016 Although the Civil Air Patrol is marking its 75th anniversary in 2016, many people aren’t aware of the important role the organization plays. more »»

Couple marks 76 years of marriage

May 2, 2016 TYRONE — During an hour-long conversation on Friday about his 76-year marriage, Chet Amick of Epworth Manor was eager to show a Mirror reporter his International Union of Operating Engineers union... more »»

Man facing charges after chase

May 2, 2016 An Indiana County man was arrested on numerous charges Saturday following a police chase through Blair and Cambria counties. Brandon . more »»

Municipal building to expand

May 2, 2016 CROSS KEYS — The latest engineering plans for an expansion of the Allegheny Township Municipal Building show a 7,500-square-foot structure, about double the size of the existing buildin. more »»

Local Sports

Pens, Caps set to resume so-far bruising series

May 2, 2016 By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The number of hits the Washington Capitals have tried to level on Pittsburgh Penguins through two contentious games in the Eastern Conference... more »»

NHL suspends Caps’ Orpik for 3 games

May 2, 2016 The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik was suspended three games for his late hit to the head of Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta. more »»

Defense not sharp at all for Pirates

May 2, 2016 The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Despite three late comebacks, the Pirates’ chances of extending their winning streak couldn’t endure some shoddy defense. more »»

Curve find it hard to get offense, pitching in sync

May 2, 2016 From Mirror reports AKRON, Ohio — Putting together a solid all-around game on the mound and at the plate together continues to be a problem for the Curve. more »»

Loss linked to outfield play

May 2, 2016 By John Mehno For the Mirror PITTSBURGH — It’s not often that outfield defense figures prominently in the outcome of a game, but that was the case in the Pirates’ 6-5, 11-inning loss to the... more »»

PSU’s Zettel happy to be in Detroit

May 1, 2016 Anthony Zettel is going home to Michigan as an NFL player, and he knows how thrilled his late father would be about that. more »»

Hack lands with Jets

April 30, 2016 Christian Hackenberg’s long and winding, hotly debated road to becoming an NFL draft pick came to an end Friday night with him going midway through the second round to the New York Jets. more »»

Giger: Hackenberg’s draft spot not easy to determine

April 28, 2016 It wouldn’t be shocking to see Christian Hackenberg drafted at the end of the first round tonight, nor would it be shocking if he falls as far as the fourth round. more »»

Tight end off Lions

April 28, 2016 Brent Wilkerson’s career as a Penn State football player is over as the senior tight end was dismissed from the team Wednesday. more »»

Defensive speed is added

April 26, 2016 By Philip Cmor Penn State added a speedy three-star cornerback from the Deep South to its 2017 recruiting class on Monday night. D.J. more »»


Bernard Allen Martz Jr.

May 2, 2016 Bernard Allen Martz Jr., 87, Mountain Top, passed to the eternal care of the Lord Jesus Christ on Thursday. He was born in Antis Township, Blair County, son of Bernard A. and Edna Mae (Weber) Martz. more »»

Henry P. Warfield

May 2, 2016 Henry P. Warfield, 89, Patton, died Saturday at Indiana Regional Medical Center. He was born in St. Augustine, son of John and Margaret (Bitter) Warefield. more »»

Denver C. Schenk Jr.

May 2, 2016 Denver C. Schenk Jr., 60, Altoona, died Friday evening at UPMC Altoona emergency department. He was born in Spangler, son of Barbara A. (Little) and the late Denver C. Schenk Sr. more »»

John C. Ozio

May 2, 2016 John C. Ozio, 22, Altoona, passed away at his grandmother’s residence after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Altoona, son of Paula Johnson and Stephen Ozio. more »»

John J. Thomas

May 1, 2016 John J. Thomas, 84, Hastings, entered the gates of Heaven on Saturday to be reunited with his loving wife, Shirley, who passed away three years ago. John passed away peacefully in his sleep at St. more »»

Area Life

Philly style: City of Brotherly Love a home to dozens of museums

May 1, 2016 Editor’s note: This is the 10th story in a regular series on travel. In this installment, we visit some of the museums in Philadelphia. more »»

Garden Notes: Gardeners, take heed! Don’t plant anything on Thursday

April 30, 2016 Don’t plant anything on Thursday! May 5 is Ascension Thursday. For millennia, crops haven’t been planted on that day. more »»

Sweet harmony: Oak Ridge Boys to sing in Altoona; will meet again with fan

April 30, 2016 Tammy Rhodes of Clappertown has a softball signed by The Oak Ridge Boys when they previously came to Altoona, but when the group returns next month, for a concert May 11 at the Blair... more »»

Student of the month: Nicholas Patrick Philipsburg-Osceola High School

April 28, 2016 Age: 18 Grade: 12 Family: Eugene and Melissa Patrick (parents), Erika and Alison Patrick (sisters) Future goals: To attend Kent State University, major in architecture and earn a master’s degree. more »»

Downtown Night Market: Altoona event promises fun, music and food

April 28, 2016 Food, music and other entertainment, along with shopping opportunities, will be featured at the Downtown Night Market, a relatively new event that promises to show off the amenities of the central... more »»

Local Business

Bull Pen marks golden milestone

May 1, 2016 TYRONE — The Bull Pen Restaurant and Lounge has been a popular eating and meeting place for more than 50 years. more »»


May 1, 2016 Awards and honors -- Dr. more »»

Behind the desk

May 1, 2016 Company: Anything Metal Address: 106. N. Sixth Ave., Altoona Telephone number: 942-1624 Position: Co-owners Years with company: 12 Family: Terry: Wife, Verna; and son, Terry. more »»


April 28, 2016 PITTSBURGH F.N.B. net income decreases F.N.B. Corp., parent company of First National Bank of Pennsylvania, reported net income for the first quarter of 2016 totaled $24. more »»

DelGrosso’s water park on track to open

April 28, 2016 TIPTON — The newest addition to DelGrosso’s Amusement Park is set to open one month from today. Construction on the $12. more »»

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Mayfest, Brian Collins and Green Jelly!

April 29, 2016 An annual springtime festival and two national names visiting area stages highlight area live music activities for this weekend. more »

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