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Norfolk Southern unveils reduced emission locomotives for rail yards

September 2, 2015 From Mirror staff reports Norfolk Southern unveiled the nation’s first reduced emission locomotives developed under a public-private partnership for use in rail yards in urban areas in Atlanta on... more »»

 
 
 

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Norfolk Southern unveils reduced emission locomotives for rail yards

September 2, 2015 From Mirror staff reports Norfolk Southern unveiled the nation’s first reduced emission locomotives developed under a public-private partnership for use in rail yards in urban areas in Atlanta on... more »»

Hospital plans open house at HealthForce office

September 2, 2015 EVERETT — An open house will be held from 1-2 p.m. Thursday at UPMC Bedford Memorial’s HealthForce Office, Specialty Service Area, 195 Memorial Drive, Suite 6, lower level, Everett. more »»

Coroner called to scene of Cove farm accident

September 2, 2015 Emergency responders, including employees of the Blair County coroner’s office, were called to the scene of a farming accident Tuesday in Huston Township. more »»

Lack of budget wrecking school funds

September 1, 2015 State subsidies count for more than half of many area school districts’ budgets, and school bells are ringing without those districts seeing one cent of their state funding. more »»

Nazi banner replaces US flag

September 1, 2015 State police are searching for suspects after someone stole an American flag flying from the former New Paris Elementary building and replaced it with the flag of Nazi Germany. Police said the U.S. more »»

Local Sports

Cole roughed up in Milwaukee

September 2, 2015 Nelson leads Brewers past Bucs The Associated Press MILWAUKEE — Jimmy Nelson pitched seven dominant innings, and the Milwaukee Brewers tagged Pittsburgh Pirates ace Gerrit Cole for five early runs o... more »»

Pirates appear headed for 1-game playoff

September 2, 2015 PITTSBURGH — If you’ve ever ridden more than 5 miles in a car with small children, you know the script: “Are we almost there?” Today is Sept. 2, and we’re here. The pennant races are on. more »»

Breneman's status up in

September 2, 2015 By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror. more »»

Bumpy preseason produces questions

September 2, 2015 By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Oh, for the days of late July, when the biggest question surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers was whether Antonio Brown’s custom-wrapped Rolls Royce... more »»

Curve closing in on playoff spot

September 2, 2015 From Mirror reports BOWIE, Md. more »»

Breneman's status up in

September 2, 2015 By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror. more »»

PSU plans ‘stripe out’

September 1, 2015 Penn State’s primetime game against Rutgers on Sept. 19 will feature the program’s first “stripe out” at Beaver Stadium. more »»

Impact Lions No. 5: LB Nyeem Wartman-White

September 1, 2015 This is a series on the top 10 players who could make the biggest impact for Penn State this season. more »»

Impact Lions

August 31, 2015 Impact Lions No. 6: CB Trevor Williams This is a series on the top 10 players who could make the biggest impact for Penn State this season. more »»

Young RBs battling for spots in rotation

August 30, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — Johnathan Thomas knows what it’s like to appear on the big stage. As a high school senior at St. John’s Prep in Peabody, Mas. more »»

Obituaries

Mary Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Campbell

September 2, 2015 Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Campbell, 94, Pittsburgh, formerly of Carrolltown, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in the presence of her loving family. She was born to the late Paul and Florence Thomas. more »»

Mary Louise Peck

September 2, 2015 Mary Louise Peck, 90, a resident of Valley View Health and Rehabilitation Center, went to be with the Lord on Monday at the center. She was born in Tyrone, daughter of the late Dorothy (Peck) Moser. more »»

Paula ‘PJ’ Eldred

September 2, 2015 Paula “PJ” Eldred, 62, Altoona, died Saturday at the Altoona Center for Nursing Care. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Paul and Sara (Berkhimer) Simms. She married William Eldred on Au. more »»

Gloria A. Hill

September 2, 2015 Gloria A. Hill, 56, Northern Cambria, formerly of Portage, died Tuesday. She was born in Johnstown, daughter of the late Jack Sr. and Arlene (Rager) Hillegass. Surviving are three sons: William R. more »»

Devin LeComte

September 2, 2015 Devin LeComte, 19, of Bottom Road, Ashville, died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Arrangements are by Gibbons Funeral Home, 1688 Liberty St., Ashville. A complete obituary will appear in Thursday’s Mirror. more »»

Area Life

Treating everyone right: Mike's Court offers family atmosphere, varied menu

September 2, 2015 First-time customers to Mike’s Court in Altoona will not be welcomed immediately with a menu, but instead with a basketball. more »»

SAMA appoints Sincak, Wall as trustees

September 1, 2015 LORETTO — The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art announced the additions of Barbara Sincak and Michael D. Wall to its board of trustees. Sincak of Holsopple is owner of Treasures of the Earth, Ltd. more »»

Writing group to discuss character development

August 30, 2015 DUNCANSVILLE?—?The monthly meeting of the Inkwell will be held Sept. 17 at Marzoni’s Brick Oven and Brewing Company, 165 Patchway Road, beginning with dinner at 6 p.m. and followed at 7 p.m. more »»

McHale to perform in Williamsport

August 29, 2015 WILLIAMSPORT?— If his “Community” character of a disgraced, womanizing lawyer with an acerbic tongue were a real person, Joel McHale would be a less-than-well-liked individual. more »»

Baker Mansion made over: There’s a whole lot of new at the old house in Altoona

August 29, 2015 If you haven’t visited the Baker Mansion lately, you haven’t seen the new, blue ceiling, reconfigured exhibits and a real 1850s office. more »»

Local Business

Wal-Mart cutting back on hours for workers at some stores

September 1, 2015 NEW YORK — Wal-Mart says it is asking some stores to schedule workers for fewer hours, although it says the directive is only being given to stores that are assigning more hours than they were... more »»

Alpha Natural Resources executive resigns

September 1, 2015 BRISTOL, Va. — An Alpha Natural Resources executive has left the coal producer amid a financial restructuring. Alpha says in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that Brian D. more »»

Apple aims to boost sales with Cisco

September 1, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is leaning on Cisco Systems’ Internet networking expertise in its latest attempt to sell more iPhones and iPads to corporate customers. more »»

US fines Triumph Motorcycles up to $2.9M

September 1, 2015 DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government has fined Triumph Motorcycles up to $2.9 million for violating safety reporting requirements. more »»

Workplace

August 30, 2015 New hires and promotions -- Dr. Joel Ferreira, who specializes in treating hand and upper extremity conditions, is the newest member of UPMC Altoona Elite Orthopaedic. more »»

 
 
 

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