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Auditor general says abuse hotline missed 40,000 calls

May 25, 2016 More than 40,000 calls made to a state hotline in place for people to report child abuse and neglect were unanswered in 2015, according to a report from state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale’s... more »»


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Auditor general says abuse hotline missed 40,000 calls

May 25, 2016 More than 40,000 calls made to a state hotline in place for people to report child abuse and neglect were unanswered in 2015, according to a report from state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale’s... more »»

Cambria Heights OKs preliminary budget

May 25, 2016 PATTON — Cambria Heights School Board on Tuesday passed a tentative deficit budget for 2016-17 that includes a 1-mill tax increase. The almost $23 million budget includes a revenue shortfall of $2. more »»

Architects frustrated by AASD board’s decision

May 25, 2016 With little local work available, architects in the area are distressed that Altoona Area school officials chose a Philadelphia firm to work on a major high school building project. more »»

Residents learn more about reassessment

May 25, 2016 Many property owners expect their real estate taxes will go up because of Blair County’s first reassessment since 1958. more »»

Governor favors new rules for beer

May 25, 2016 HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf wants Pennsylvanians to be able to buy six-packs of beer and gasoline in the same place, despite a pending court challenge. more »»

Local Sports

Crosby helps Pens to Game 78

May 25, 2016 By Fred Goodall The Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. — The Pittsburgh Penguins are headed home for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final. more »»

Victory puts Ridge in another title game

May 25, 2016 By Rick Weaver For The Mirror NEW PARIS — Chestnut Ridge has won 15 District 5 softball championships, including five straight (2009-2013) over the last 40 years. more »»

Bell now understands harsh reality

May 25, 2016 PITTSBURGH — Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell has concluded there are players in the NFL who have deliberately tried to hurt him. Smart man. more »»

Ducks show off big sticks in easy win

May 25, 2016 By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirro. more »»

Polanco powers Pirates

May 25, 2016 The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Thrust into the third spot in the lineup behind superstar teammate Andrew McCutchen earlier this month, Gregory Polanco knew it might take a while to get settle. 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 »»


Rose Louise Joseph

May 25, 2016 Rose Louise Joseph, 95, Roseville, Mich., died Friday, May 20, 2016, at Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Point, Mich. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. more »»

Betty M. Putt

May 25, 2016 Betty M. Putt, 78, Claysburg, passed away Saturday at home. She was born in Claysburg, daughter of the late P. Merrill and Mary J. (Dively) Black. more »»

John P. Kropinsky

May 25, 2016 John Paul Kropinsky, 85, Woodward Township, died Monday. He was born in Cassandra, son of the late John and Mary (Waslosky) Kropinsky. more »»

Paul E. Rickard Jr.

May 25, 2016 Paul E. Rickard Jr., 84, Altoona, peacefully went home to be with the Lord on Sunday. He was born in born in Fallentimber, son of the late Paul E. Sr. and Margaret (Van Scoyc) Rickard. On Dec. more »»

William C. Laird

May 25, 2016 William C. Laird, 83, Bellwood, died Thursday, May 19, 2016, at Epworth Manor, Tyrone. Arrangements are by Jon C. Russin Funeral Home Inc., Bellwood. more »»

Area Life

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 »»

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 »»

Local Business


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 »»

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 »»


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 »»

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