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'It's the history of the VFW'

May 30, 2016 One of the Veterans of Foreign Wars founding chapters, Post 3 in Altoona, has a history that dates to before the VFW was given its final name. In its 100-plus years, James L. more »»

Pens fans boost sales

May 30, 2016 Eager to support their team and hungry for camaraderie and libations, local hockey fans are expected to flock to area shops and sports bars while looking to support the Penguins in the Stanley Cup... more »»

Osceola Mills girl, 3, named 2016 Miracle Kid

May 30, 2016 When 3-year-old Nevaeh Brown was born in May 2013 at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, she weighed less than 2 pounds and needed chest compressions to start breathing. more »»

Poultry will return to county fairs

May 30, 2016 From Mirror staff reports HARRISBURG — Feathers will be flying — or at least flapping — at county fairs this summe. more »»

Local Sports

Chasing the Cup: Two rebuilt teams face off in Finals

May 30, 2016 PITTSBURGH — It wasn’t supposed to take the San Jose Sharks this long to reach their first Stanley Cup Final. more »»

Sharks back after dropoff

May 30, 2016 SAN JOSE, Calif. — After watching the San Jose Sharks miss the playoffs for the first time in more than a decade, general manager Doug Wilson set out to remake the team last offseason. more »»

Liriano roughed up by lefties

May 30, 2016 ARLINGTON, Texas — Francisco Liriano mostly cruised through the first three innings, looking to win his fifth straight start against Texa. more »»

Rossi pulls off shocker at Indy 500

May 30, 2016 INDIANAPOLIS — A new era for the Indianapolis 500 arrived in the form of a most unfamiliar driver. An American, no less. more »»

Truex Jr. ends bad luck with easy win

May 30, 2016 CONCORD, N.C. — Martin Truex Jr. didn’t avoid ladders or black cats, never worried about cracking mirrors or stepping on cracks. He knew his bad luck on the Sprint Cup circuit would change. more »»

Lady Lions edged in lacrosse semis

May 28, 2016 CHESTER — The Penn State women’s lacrosse team ended the game on a 4-0 run but fell a goal shy of forcing overtime in a 12-11 NCAA FInal Four loss to No. more »»

Sex scandal leads Baylor to fire Art Briles, re-assign president

May 26, 2016 WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor University's board of regents said Thursday that it will fire football coach Art Briles and re-assign university President Kenneth Starr amid questions over the school's... more »»

PSU promotes three staff members

May 17, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK —?Penn State Director of Athletics Sandy Barbour recently announced the promotion of three Intercollegiate Athletics staff members to Assistant Athletic Directo. more »»

Maryland, PSU get noon kick

May 12, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — The game time for the Penn State Football homecoming contest against Maryland Oct. 8 is slated for noon. Television arrangements for the contest will be announced at a later date. more »»

PSU softball experiencing glory days

May 10, 2016 Saddle up to a Central Pennsylvania bar and you’ll probably find someone talking about the “Glory Days” – looking back at their time playing high school sports or college athletics. more »»


Cody D. Belin

May 30, 2016 Cody D. Belin, 19, Altoona, died Saturday morning in Baltimore, Md. He was born in Altoona, son of Carl Doug Belin and Stacey Cunningham Lingafelt. more »»

David Blaine Burket

May 30, 2016 David Blaine Burket, 78, Virginia Beach, Va., went to be with the Lord on Saturday. He was born in Altoona, son of William E. and Carolyn (Schildt) Burket. more »»

Yolanda M. Garner

May 30, 2016 Yolanda M. Garner, 93, Tuscon, Ariz., formerly of Altoona, passed away at home on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 2, 2016, at Santella Funeral Hom. more »»

Lynn M. Zapotoczny

May 30, 2016 Lynn M. Zapotoczny, 61, Altoona, died Saturday, May 28, 2016, at her residence. Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave. more »»

David R. Wilt

May 29, 2016 David R. Wilt, 74, Altoona, died Friday at Golden LivingCenter-Hillview. He was born in Hollidaysburg, son of the late Robert and Christine (Ecker) Wilt. He married Carol A. Dumbeck on Dec. more »»

Area Life

Take a bow: Best high school musical productions honored

May 30, 2016 As the 11th annual Isaac Awards began Sunday night at the Mishler Theatre in downtown Altoona, master of ceremonies Jonathan O’Harrow, a veteran of many Altoona Community Theatre productions, asked... more »»

Multiple disorders are the rule, not exception

May 29, 2016 Serious mental illnesses, in and of themselves, create significant challenges, not only for individuals suffering from these conditions, but for clinicians attempting to treat the conditions. more »»

National, state and local sources of help/assistance for mental illness

May 29, 2016 National Organization: The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Phone: Toll-free, 1-800-950-NAMI Website: Organization: NAMI Information HelpLine Website: www.nami. more »»

Garden Notes: Mountain laurel bountiful and blooms beautifully

May 28, 2016 Mountain laurel soon will be creating pastel polka dots all along the wood line and in our forest clearings. more »»

Roth Port to appear at Barnes & Noble

May 28, 2016 Celebrity dog trainer Zak George and award-winning writer Dina Roth Port have collaborated on a dog-training book scheduled for release on June 7. more »»

Local Business

Boat, cycle sales promising

May 29, 2016 With warm weather finally arriving, boat, motorcycle and powersports dealers are excited about an increase in business. Growth in U.. more »»

Blair County Nonprofit of the Month

May 29, 2016 Name: Home Nursing Agency Years in existence: 48 Number of employees: 970 Type of Nonprofit: Health and human services Populations served: All ages Area of focus: Assisting the most vulnerable... more »»


May 29, 2016 New hires and promotions Penn State Altoona has announced several promotions: -- Jungwoo Ryoo has been promoted to professor of information sciences and technology. more »»

Planning Commission reviews Chick-fil-A idea

May 27, 2016 Blair County Planning Commission members Thursday gave a favorable review to plans for a new Chick-fil-A restaurant at 106 Sierra Drive, the site of the former Montezuma Mexican Restaurant. more »»

Barn project received positively

May 27, 2016 Blair County Planning Commission members Thursday gave a positive review to a project that calls for the conversion of a barn on Locke Mountain Road into a place that will host weddings and banquet. more »»

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