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Airports at risk of losing gov’t subsidy

May 24, 2016 MARTINSBURG — The Altoona-Blair County and the John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County airports are among 30 airports whose federal subsidy for daily passenger flights is at risk. The U.S. more »»

 
 
 

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Airports at risk of losing gov’t subsidy

May 24, 2016 MARTINSBURG — The Altoona-Blair County and the John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County airports are among 30 airports whose federal subsidy for daily passenger flights is at risk. The U.S. more »»

Logan Town Centre owners say they have fix for mountain fault

May 24, 2016 Engineers working to remedy a large crack or fault in the mountainside behind a popular Logan Township shopping center have zeroed in on a solution, according to Logan Town Centre officials. more »»

Police charge 14 in large heroin bust

May 24, 2016 Fourteen people have been charged in connection with what police said were the largest controlled purchases of heroin to occur in Blair County. more »»

Dozens oppose AASD’s choice to move principal

May 24, 2016 Dozens of people, including teachers, parents and a police officer, attended an Altoona Area School Board meeting Monday to oppose the board’s decision to remove the principal of Penn-Lincoln, the... more »»

Local Sports

Cook, McGhee picked as top stars

May 24, 2016 Austin Montgomery told the audience he’d really rather not have to say anything at all as he received his Ron Rickens Sportsmanship Award before finally offering up a comment. more »»

Bowser shuts out Trojans

May 24, 2016 MOUNT UNION — One run was all that was needed for Cordell Bowser and the Central baseball team Monday afternoon. more »»

Bedford advances

May 24, 2016 BEDFORD — Bedford played some very effective small ball during a very big inning that fueled an 11-1, mercy-rule victory over visiting Forest Hills in a District 6-AA quarterfinal-round playoff... more »»

C-K bunts its way past Carroll

May 24, 2016 CLAYSBURG — For the first five innings of Monday’s District 6 Class A softball quarterfinal, Claysburg-Kimmel’s freshman No. more »»

Win over Rockies marred by beaning of Vogelsong

May 24, 2016 The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — With reliever Ryan Vogelsong making a spot start Monday in a game rescheduled from the day before, Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle knew that he was going... 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 »»

Lions, Hawkeyes will play at night

May 10, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State Nittany Lions will host Iowa Nov. 5 and visit Rutgers Nov. 19 in primetime games to air on the Big Ten Network. more »»

Hackenberg ready for new start

May 7, 2016 FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Christian Hackenberg is used to all the scrutiny, the varying opinions about his skills and what he can and can’t do on a football field. Forget all that. more »»

Obituaries

Doris J. Bush

May 24, 2016 Doris J. Bush, 84, Roaring Spring, died Monday morning at UPMC Altoona, following complications of a stroke. She was born in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late J. Leroy and A. Pearl (Butler) Beac. more »»

Dr. David A. Corso

May 24, 2016 Dr. David A. Corso, 82, Altoona, passed away Saturday evening at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Dominic M. and Mary A. (Cuzzolina) Corso. On July 5, 1958, he married Georgia . more »»

Sondra Jane Detwiler

May 24, 2016 Sondra Jane Detwiler, 57, Martinsburg, passed away Sunday morning. She was born in Williamsburg, daughter of the late Catherine A. (Miller) Biddle. more »»

Lawrence B. Hill

May 24, 2016 Lawrence B. Hill, 89, a resident of Homewood at Martinsburg, died Saturday. He was born in Minot, N.D., son of the late Thomas B. and Mina (Card) Hill. more »»

Gail T. (Hagens) Martin

May 24, 2016 Gail T. (Hagens) Martin, 82, Hastings, died Saturday. She was born in Hastings, daughter of the late Ernest and Catherine (Greenland) Bott. more »»

Area Life

Substance abuse requires thorough treatment

May 22, 2016 Substance abuse — an addiction to alcohol, drugs or both — is a chronic, progressive and potentially fatal disease that requires treatment which encompasses the body, mind and spirit. more »»

Life, hoops and other musings: Award-winning PSU poet Davis hunts for inspiration from the land

May 22, 2016 TIPTON — Todd Davis forged through the undergrowth of wooded State Game Lands No. 158 northwest of here, stopping first at a meandering Loup Ru. more »»

Earth Matters: Problems not so puzzling when you understand geology

May 21, 2016 Strange things can happen when we mess with something that hasn’t moved or changed in a quarter of a billion years. more »»

Phobias, anxiety disorders common

May 21, 2016 While obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) comprise a considerable percentage of the spectrum of anxiety-related mental-health problems, phobias are the most... more »»

Disasters, combat or assaults can trigger PTSD

May 19, 2016 Combat service exacts an enormous toll on thousands and thousands of military veterans. more »»

Local Business

Lumber inspector makes the grade

May 22, 2016 FRANKSTOWN — Robert Pittman had a choice. “I could either stay here or move down south,” said Pittman, 48, an Everett native. He had been a lumber inspector for 28 years. more »»

16 Mirror news, sports staffers win state awards

May 22, 2016 A total of 16 members of the Altoona Mirror newsroom team, along with the Mirror sports staff, earned recognition in several national and statewide awards competitions. more »»

Behind the desk

May 22, 2016 Company name: WR Barnhart Auto Sales, or Barnharts Address: 1368 Mill Run Road, Altoona Telephone number: 942-9172 Position: Owner Years with company: I have been with the company for 36 years. more »»

Workplace

May 22, 2016 New hires and promotions -- Allen Thompson is the new broker/ owner of Howard Hanna Johnston Realty Services, Altoona. Thompson has more than 28 years in the real estate and right of way fields. more »»

Briefcase

May 20, 2016 Chamber business dinner tickets now available Marty Marasco, president and CEO, of Altoona-Blair County Development Corp. more »»

 
 
 

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