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Patton locals pour water concerns onto rep.

May 27, 2016 PATTON — With water on their minds, dozens of concerned residents filled the seats around circular tables inside the Patton Senior Center along Park Avenue, where state Rep. more »»


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Patton locals pour water concerns onto rep.

May 27, 2016 PATTON — With water on their minds, dozens of concerned residents filled the seats around circular tables inside the Patton Senior Center along Park Avenue, where state Rep. more »»

Owner dies after theft at store

May 27, 2016 The owner of a Bedford County general store died Wednesday, hours after she suffered a heart attack in the wake of a shoplifting incident, District Attorney Bill Higgins said. more »»

Cambria County raising hotel tax

May 27, 2016 EBENSBURG — Overnight visitors to Cambria County will soon see slightly higher hotel costs during their stay, a move officials said was needed to help attract other tourists to the area. more »»

Poll: Many taking Social Security before retirement

May 27, 2016 CHICAGO — Taking Social Security benefits early comes with a price, yet more than 4 in 10 Americans who are 50 and over say they’ll dip into the program before reaching full retirement age. more »»

Local Sports

Tigers walk off with win

May 27, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hollidaysburg loaded the bases in the bottom of the seventh inning of its deadlocked District 6 Class AAA baseball playoff game against Huntingdon on Thursday. more »»

Lions go punchless in ouster

May 27, 2016 MILL HALL — After allowing just nine plate appearances and no hits through the first three innings against Altoona in the District 6 Class AAAA baseball semifinals on Thursday afternoon, Central... more »»

Lady Warriors three-peat

May 27, 2016 BEDFORD — A moderately steady rain waterlogged the Bedford Area High School softball field at around 6 p.m. more »»

Dividock pitches Portage past Saint Joe’s

May 27, 2016 PORTAGE — With last season’s semifinal loss fresh on their minds, Portage senior right-hander Luke Dividock and his teammates were not going to be denied with a trip to Peoples Natural Gas Field on... more »»

Hornets earn spot in 6-A final again

May 27, 2016 CENTER TOWNSHIP — When Juniata Valley ended its regular season with a four-game losing streak, Hornets coach Don Price knew that he needed to convince his team that was in the past. A draw of the N. 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 »»

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 »»


Merle Delbert Albright

May 27, 2016 Merle Delbert Albright, 93, Tyrone, died Thursday at Tyrone Hospital. He was born in Tyrone, son of George and Mary (Ray) Albright. On Aug. 17, 1946, he married Charlotte Irvin. more »»

Richard W. Beck

May 27, 2016 Richard W. Beck, 65, Altoona, died Wednesday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Russell Jacob Beck and Florean (Troxell) Beck, who survives in Tyrone. On Oct. more »»

Betty A. Hamm

May 27, 2016 Betty A. Hamm, 93, a resident at Golden LivingCenter-Hillview, formerly of Roaring Spring, died Wednesday evening, surrounded by her loving family. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. more »»

Edward Charles Frischkorn Sr.

May 27, 2016 Edward Charles Frischkorn Sr., 84, Altoona, passed away Wednesday at his residence. Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Carmen; five children: Kenneth, Ricky, Brian and Edward Charles J. more »»

Sylvia P. ‘Sib’ Weakland

May 27, 2016 Sylvia P. “Sib” Weakland, 68, Tyrone, went to be with the Lord on Thursday after an extended illness. She was born in Altoona. more »»

Area Life

Borderline personality disorder carries unfair stigma

May 26, 2016 This is the ninth in a series of 10 articles on mental health. more »»

Not just brats and beer: Milwaukee chefs earn foodie honors

May 25, 2016 MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee may be known for beer and brats, but a dozen local chefs and eateries have been honored for their skill and creativity with all kinds of ingredients, and they have helped turn... more »»

Eating disorders can have fatal ending

May 25, 2016 Eating disorders affect millions of Americans every year. Three-quarters of those affected are women. The outcomes, even with treatment, are not always positive. more »»

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 »»

Local Business

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 »»


May 25, 2016 Local foreclosure rates fall CoreLogic data shows that the rate of Altoona area foreclosures among outstanding mortgage loans was 1.09 percent for March 2016, a decrease of 0. more »»

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 »»

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