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Gallitzin officer finishes physical therapy

October 1, 2016 Veteran police officer Sean Wetherson said when he was initially hospitalized after suffering a medical emergency in late August while on duty, he thought he had die. more »»


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Gallitzin officer finishes physical therapy

October 1, 2016 Veteran police officer Sean Wetherson said when he was initially hospitalized after suffering a medical emergency in late August while on duty, he thought he had die. more »»

Tobacco buyers prepare for taxes

October 1, 2016 Regulars at tobacco and vapor stores may find their wallets a little lighter because of new state taxes on electronic cigarettes and smokeless and loose tobacco that take effect toda. more »»

Judge considers hearing for 2002 murder case

October 1, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County Senior Judge Hiram Carpenter will decide if a hearing with testimony is warranted on post-trial issues being raised in a 2002 murder case. William D. more »»

Lawmakers revisiting casino tax after high court ruling

October 1, 2016 HARRISBURG — A court decision that has hacked a major chunk out of Pennsylvania’s heavily negotiated casino gambling law is prompting fear among lawmakers who represent casino districts that their... more »»

Police arrest suspect in heroin operation

October 1, 2016 JOHNSTOWN — An Altoona man wanted for his alleged role in a multi-million dollar heroin ring is now in custody. Robert A. Castapheny, 28, of 2731 Seventh Ave. more »»

Local Sports

Lions ‘tackling’ defensive woes

September 30, 2016 Nick Felus isn’t getting defensive about his team’s defense. more »»

Chadbourn happy to land at Lehigh

September 30, 2016 To his delight, Evan Chadbourn found out that Lehigh University is more than just a fair-weather frien. more »»

Tigers try to build momentum against McDowell

September 30, 2016 Homer DeLattre came into the 2016 high school football season with a team short on experience that would cut its teeth against one of the most demanding first-half schedules around for a school... more »»

Jaso part of elite company

September 30, 2016 By John Mehno For the Mirror PITTSBURGH — Roberto Clemente never hit for the cycle. Neither did Barry Bonds. But Gary Redus did. And so did Daryle War. more »»

Nova's finale officially a tie

September 30, 2016 The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — If this was the end of Ivan Nova’s brief time with the Pittsburgh Pirates, he went out on a good note. more »»

Barbour: Franklin not on hot seat

September 29, 2016 Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour made it perfectly clear when asked about coach James Franklin’s future. “James is not on any hot seat,” Barbour said Wednesda. more »»

Giger: Running game not balancing offense

September 29, 2016 The obvious answer to this question is the defense, but all the injuries make it impossible to fully fault that group. more »»

Rudel: Offensive scheming has fallen short

September 29, 2016 There have been several, of course, but I’m going with the overall coaching in general and specifically the offensive preparation. more »»

Targeting call mistake

September 29, 2016 The Big Ten acknowledged Wednesday that the targeting call on Penn State linebacker Brandon Smith during Saturday’s game at Michigan should have been overturned by the replay official. more »»

Franklin: ‘Take a deep breath’

September 28, 2016 James Franklin apparently knows full well how much unrest there is in the Penn State fan base following a 49-10 loss at Michigan, and the coach did his best to ease some of the anxiety Tuesday. more »»


Anna Mary (Steward) Zimmerman

October 1, 2016 Anna Mary (Steward) Zimmerman, 96, a resident of The Village at Morrisons Cove, formerly of East Julian Street, Martinsburg, passed away Wednesday evening at the home. more »»

Crystal S. Stehley

October 1, 2016 Crystal S. Stehley, 29, Altoona, passed away Wednesday at her residence due to heart complications. She was born in Charlotte, N.C., daughter of Rush G. Stehley Jr. and Nita G. Berdin. more »»

Guy L. Ball Jr.

October 1, 2016 Guy L. Ball Jr., 85, Smoke Run, died Wednesday. He was born in Utahville, son of the late Guy L. and Esther C. (Gault) Ball. more »»

John E. Stonerook

October 1, 2016 John E. Stonerook, 87, rural Martinsburg, passed away Friday morning, Sept. 30, 2016, at Golden LivingCenter-Hillview. Arrangements are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg. more »»

Eileen Mary Estright

October 1, 2016 Eileen Mary Estright, 70, Altoona, died Wednesday afternoon at Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg. She was born in Winchester, Mass. more »»

Area Life

Garden Notes: You don’t know beans? Past politicians sure did

October 1, 2016 Trump has his campaign buttons with his “Make America Great Again” slogan. Clinton has her campaign buttons with her “Stronger Together” slogan. You can’t plant button. more »»

Yoga event to be led by master

October 1, 2016 Age does not have to be a deterrent to living a vital life, and Grand Master Adam Nguyen is a perfect example of that. more »»

Princesses for a day: Beautiful You Pageant puts focus on special needs

September 29, 2016 Sitting in the stands at a Miracle League game watching her son play baseball, Angela Ebersole started thinking about other special needs activities and realized there are not many glamorous... more »»

History served: Cooking up 18th-century dinner is hard, but fun and educational

September 28, 2016 SINKING VALLEY — The hostess warned: Don’t fill up on the first course. It was hard not to because you wanted to taste everything — all 10 dishe. more »»

Area man to compete on ‘Voice’

September 24, 2016 Viewers of NBC’s “The Voice” will see some local musical talent this season. more »»

Local Business

Local business briefs

September 28, 2016 CareerLink books workshop to help interviewing, research Pennsylvania CareerLink Blair County will conduct a job fair success workshop at 10 a.m. Oct. 7 at 3001 Fairway Drive. more »»

Engineers to join Hall of Fame

September 25, 2016 Editor’s note: This is the first in a series on businesses that will be inducted into the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame on Oct. 24 at the Blair County Convention Center. more »»

Blair County Nonprofit of the Month

September 25, 2016 Name: Society of St. more »»


September 25, 2016 New hires and promotions -- Dr. Melissa Murray was recently appointed associate vice president of External Affairs at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College. more »»

PGP to supply CO2 to CCPI

September 23, 2016 From Mirror staff reports CLEARFIELD — A company will construct a liquid carbon dioxide and dry ice manufacturing facility adjacent to a Clearfield County ethanol plant. more »»

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