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Golfing legend Palmer dies at 87

September 26, 2016 Arnold Palmer brought a country club sport to the masses with a hard-charging style, charisma and a commoner’s touch. more »»

 
 
 

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Golfing legend Palmer dies at 87

September 26, 2016 Arnold Palmer brought a country club sport to the masses with a hard-charging style, charisma and a commoner’s touch. more »»

Leaders feel left in the dark over lighting bill

September 26, 2016 Opening an outstanding bill for $20,000 likely would surprise anyone. more »»

Juniata College student spelling out her success

September 26, 2016 HUNTINGDON — Nitya Chagti, a Juniata College student, doesn’t play typically friendly Scrabble games. more »»

Hollidaysburg to discuss option for trash hauling

September 26, 2016 The possibility of contracting a single trash hauler to service all Hollidaysburg Borough residents will be the focus of a public meeting this week at Hollidaysburg Area High School. more »»

Vigil recognizes victims of drug, alcohol addiction

September 26, 2016 In active addiction, the isolation you feel is ever-present no matter who’s around, Ryan Custead said Sunday. more »»

Local Sports

In Philly, Steelers suffer worst loss ever under Tomlin

September 26, 2016 By Rob Maaddi The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — All aboard the Wentz Wagon. more »»

Calm down on firing Franklin talk

September 26, 2016 Fire James Franklin. Fire Mike Tomlin. Fire Clint Hurdle. Fire every coach who suffers an embarrassing loss or fails to win a championship. No. No. Calm down. Relax. Be patient. Sports are har. more »»

Lights are dimming on Pirates

September 26, 2016 The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — A season that’s spiraled away from the Pittsburgh Pirates spilled into frustration Sunday. more »»

Miami tragedy affects Hurdle, Bucs

September 26, 2016 By John Mehno For the Mirror PITTSBURGH — Sunday was a tough day for Clint Hurdle before a pitch was even thrown at PNC Park. more »»

Philly's Wentz in Big Ben territory

September 25, 2016 The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Carson Wentz’s excellent start is nothing compared to what Ben Roethlisberger did his rookie season. Wentz is 2-0. Big Ben was 13-0 in 2004. more »»

Calm down on firing Franklin talk

September 26, 2016 Fire James Franklin. Fire Mike Tomlin. Fire Clint Hurdle. Fire every coach who suffers an embarrassing loss or fails to win a championship. No. No. Calm down. Relax. Be patient. Sports are har. more »»

We are ... embarrassed

September 25, 2016 ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Trace McSorley described the debacle best. “It’s embarrassing,” Penn State’s quarterback said. “I’m sorry to all our fans how we came out and played. more »»

Rout shows how far PSU is from elite teams

September 25, 2016 ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Penn State had no chance to beat Michigan on Saturday because of so many injuries on defense. That’s not an excuse. It’s a legitimate football explanation. more »»

Penn State-Michigan notebook

September 25, 2016 Lions having major LB issues ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Penn State is enduring a nightmare scenario at linebacker, and if things don’t improve, it could have a devastating impact on the rest of the season. more »»

PSU-Michigan scoring summary

September 25, 2016 FIRST QUARTER Michigan 7, Penn State 0: Jabrill Peppers returned a punt 53 yards to the PSU 9, but a penalty pushed Michigan back to the 24. more »»

Obituaries

Phyllis A. Gauntner

September 26, 2016 Phyllis A. Gauntner, 103, Horseheads, N.Y., formerly of Bellwood, died Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, at the home of her daughter in Horseheads, N.Y. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. more »»

Ellen Marie (Shinners) Ottaway

September 26, 2016 Ellen Marie (Shinners) Ottaway, 55, Hollidaysburg, died Friday at UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh. She was born in Pittsburgh, daughter of Thomas and Barbara (Brown) Shinners. She married Brent M. more »»

Larry M. Robinson

September 26, 2016 Larry M. Robinson, 70, La Plata, Md., passed away Sunday morning, Sept. 25, 2016, at UPMC Altoona. Arrangements are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg. more »»

Robert E. Sheehan Jr.

September 26, 2016 Robert E. Sheehan Jr., 87, Cresson, died Saturday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Cresson, son of the late Robert Sr. and Maude (Henwood) Sheehan. more »»

June Marie Talasky

September 26, 2016 June Marie Talasky, 80, Van Buren Avenue, Altoona, passed away peacefully on Saturday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late John and Emma (Merciai) Santopietro. more »»

Area Life

Area man to compete on ‘Voice’

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

Earth Matters: Hottest summer calls to remembrance coldest summer

September 24, 2016 Summer officially ended on Thursday, and it will most likely mark the conclusion of the warmest summer season since worldwide records began in 1880. more »»

‘Star’-filled nights: Special ASO concerts to feature music of John Williams

September 24, 2016 The Altoona Symphony Orchestra is bringing back its former conductor to lead a special pops concert weekend series that also will feature a former area resident who has gone on to a successful piano... more »»

Out of the box: Chase Bryant playing BJC with Rascal Flatts

September 22, 2016 Diehard country fans who helped make up-and-coming star Chase Bryant’s debut single “Take It On Back” a top 10 hit in 2014 may not like his latest sexy and bluesy “Room to Breathe. more »»

Jolie, Pitt’s life together bookended by films

September 22, 2016 LOS ANGELES — For Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt, it started with tequila and dancing in the rain in Bogota and ended on the French seaside with white wine, pills and tears. more »»

Local Business

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 »»

Workplace

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 »»

Fed keeps rate unchanged, but hints of coming hike

September 22, 2016 WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is keeping its key interest rate unchanged but signaling that it will likely raise rates before year’s end. more »»

 
 
 

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