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Employers have high expectations for new hires

May 3, 2015 Experience from clinicals or internships on a resume gets an employer’s attention from a prospective employee. “Students need to tailor their resume to the job they are applying fo. more »»


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Employers have high expectations for new hires

May 3, 2015 Experience from clinicals or internships on a resume gets an employer’s attention from a prospective employee. “Students need to tailor their resume to the job they are applying fo. more »»

PennDOT: Four road projects coming

May 3, 2015 Four major road projects will be slowing Blair County drivers over the next few years — before speeding them up again, upon the projects’ completion. more »»

Attorney: Court decision helps to protect children

May 3, 2015 A Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision holding an official of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia criminally responsible for the sexual abuse of children even though he did not commit the abuse is an... more »»

Concerns from Easter Seals merger still running high

May 3, 2015 Easter Seals in Pittsburgh continues its fundraising efforts in the Altoona area, while local benefactors believe hundreds of thousands of dollars are being held by the Pittsburgh office that was... more »»

Students making sacrifices for jobs

May 3, 2015 Many soon-to-be college graduates are on the hunt. Those who already have a job lined up after graduation have found it will take short- and long-term sacrifices to reach their career goals. more »»

Local Sports

West finds direction back in Altoona

May 3, 2015 DUNCANSVILLE — Doug West is home and glad to be giving back to the community that nurtured him. more »»

Altoona pair win doubles title

May 3, 2015 Chad Allender and Ryan Good have been best buddies as long as they can remember — at least going back to their pre-school days. more »»

Marauders erupt against Lions to take title

May 3, 2015 It’s been a year of growth for the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic baseball team, and Saturday afternoon it showed just how far it has come. more »»

Bell’s blast lifts Curve

May 3, 2015 Josh Bell’s first Double-A home run was something special. Why Erie decided to pitch to Bell in that situation was certainly questionable. more »»

P-O cruises to wins over BG, Altoona

May 3, 2015 Philipsburg-Osceola went 2-0 at Garfield Park Saturday, beating Altoona, 6-0, and Bishop Guilfoyle, 14-2, in six innings in high school softbal. more »»

James elated to land in Pittsburgh

May 3, 2015 It was a perfect match predicted in many mock drafts, and sure enough, the predictions of Jesse James going home to Pittsburgh came true. more »»

PSU's Smith selected by Tampa Bay in Rd. 2

May 2, 2015 There were a lot of questions and skepticism when Donovan Smith announced he’d be giving up his final year of eligibility at Penn State, but Smith’s gamble paid off big time Friday night. more »»

Red flags up on prospects

April 30, 2015 The Associated Press CHICAGO — Shane Ray and Randy Gregory, two players who could help any NFL team’s defense, didn’t help themselves in the lead-in to the draft. more »»

Red Flash adding water polo in 2016

April 23, 2015 LORETTO — Saint Francis University added women’s water polo as the 23rd varsity sport, it was announced by Director of Athletics Bob Krimmel. more »»

Possibly more than football at Beaver Stadium

April 21, 2015 By Ben Brigandi For the Mirror UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State is open to expanded use of Beaver Stadium beyond football, though no specific conversations about concerts or other sporting events such a... more »»


June L. Barley

May 3, 2015 June L. Barley, 94, Altoona, went home to be with the Lord early Saturday morning, May 2, 2015, at Golden Living­Center-Hillview. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date. more »»

Martha M. Grace

May 3, 2015 April 28, 1920 – May 1, 2015 Martha M. Grace, 95, Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, formerly of Roaring Spring, died Friday evening at the home. She was the daughter of the late Paul S. and Julia R. more »»

Janice L. Gunnett

May 3, 2015 Jan. 20, 1959 - May 1, 2015 Janice L. “Ninny” Gunnett, 56, rural Williamsburg, went home to be with the Lord late Friday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Charles F. and Bertha L. more »»

Leon John Hagerich

May 3, 2015 Nov. 11, 1943 – April 28, 2015 Leon John Hagerich, 71, Duncansville, formerly of Portage, died Tuesday. He was born in Fifficktown, son of Fred and Margaret (Schrader) Hagerich. more »»

Ann F. Roberts

May 3, 2015 June 15, 1925 – May 1, 2015 Ann F. Roberts, 89, Cresson, died Friday at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. more »»

Area Life

Eclectic Clearfield County: Natural beauty, a covered bridge, history -- something for everyone

May 3, 2015 Editor’s note: This is the second in a series on traveling in the region. In this installment, we visit Clearfield County, just to the north of Blair County. more »»

Man wages war against birds on his property

May 2, 2015 He’s the block’s curmudgeon, prickly and cranky. People either avoid him or purposely antagonize hi. more »»

The proof is in the product

May 2, 2015 BELLEFONTE — Thanks to a chance encounter with a Pittsburgh lawyer, Kevin Lloyd heard about a Pennsylvania law passed four years ago that allowed for micro distilleries to set up shop in the Keyston... more »»

No worries

April 30, 2015 By Cory Dobrowolsky Any Disney fan will immediately know what “hakuna matata” means. more »»

Student of the Month: Briana Shriver, of Central High School

April 30, 2015 Age: 18 Grade: 12 Accomplishments: High honors, National Honor Society member, class president, varsity letter-winner Future goals: Attend Indiana University of Pennsylvania, earn a degree in... more »»

Local Business

Mother’s Day business booms

May 3, 2015 Mom’s special day will also be special for area merchants. Americans are expected to spend an average of $172.63 on mom this year. That is up $10 from $162.94 last year. Total spending will reach $21. more »»


May 3, 2015 New hires and promotions -- Garrett Leopold has joined P. Joseph Lehman, Inc. Consulting Engineers. more »»

Luxury homes reach new threshold

May 1, 2015 WASHINGTON — The poshest of luxury homes are acquiring the cachet of a masterwork by Picasso or Matisse. more »»

GNC shares fall on disappointing results

May 1, 2015 PITTSBURGH (AP) — GNC, which has faced government scrutiny about the nutritional supplements it sells, said Thursday that its profit fell more than 9 percent during its first quarter as sales slipped. more »»


April 29, 2015 MeadWestvaco declares quarterly dividend RICHMOND, Va. -- The board of directors of MeadWestvaco Corp. declared a regular quarterly dividend of 25 cents per common share. more »»

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May 2, 2015 It's a huge day in sports with the NFL Draft and the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight, but neither will match the greatest two minutes in sports with the running of the Kentucky Derby. more »

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AVSA Shotgun Shoots 05-06

The Altoona Vol. Sportsmen's Club will hold shotgun shoots each Wed. at 7pm through May 20. $10 for 6 Rounds. Located at 1448 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Altoona (approx. 1.5 miles from the Allegro Restaurant). All ages welcome to attend. more »

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