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Union Avenue work ahead of schedule

June 26, 2016 On Friday, signs bearing blinking lights and the words “road closed” continued to block off a portion of Union Avenue, but officials said the roadway could be opened earlier than expecte. more »»


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Union Avenue work ahead of schedule

June 26, 2016 On Friday, signs bearing blinking lights and the words “road closed” continued to block off a portion of Union Avenue, but officials said the roadway could be opened earlier than expecte. more »»

Tourism budgets shrinking

June 26, 2016 Local officials who have worked in the travel industry for a long time said they can remember when state tourism budgets topped $40 million, with money set aside for international marketing campaign... more »»

Inmate wants resentenced without mandatories

June 26, 2016 A year after the U.S. more »»

Demonstration educates visitors about 1830s era

June 26, 2016 CRESSON — Park rangers operating at the Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site offered guests some perspective Saturday at an 1830s-era living history demonstratio. more »»

Lawmakers not sold on opioid treatment centers

June 26, 2016 HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf appeased House leaders last week when he agreed to convene a special session later this year on the state’s opioid addiction epidemic. more »»

Local Sports

Bucs ride Cutch’s two HRs to win

June 26, 2016 PITTSBURGH — Andrew McCutchen broke out of his slump in a big way and helped the Pittsburgh Pirates get back-to-back wins for the first time in 2 1/2 week. more »»

Bedford Hall honors Bailey

June 26, 2016 EVERETT — Dave Bailey is known for being a passionate, energetic and intense basketball coach. more »»

Rough first inning ends Curve's win streak

June 26, 2016 BOWIE, Md. — Tyler Eppler’s night got off to a rough start from the get-go, and the Curve offense couldn’t overcome his first-inning struggles as their six-game wining streak came to an end Saturda. more »»

Mehno: McCutchen's struggles hard to explain

June 26, 2016 PITTSBURGH — It didn’t take long for the feelings about Andrew McCutchen to change radicall. more »»

Edwards has pole at Sonoma

June 26, 2016 SONOMA, Calif. — Carl Edwards edged AJ Allmendinger to earn the stop starting spot today on the road course race at Sonoma Raceway. Edwards ran a lap at 95.777 mph around the 10-turn, . more »»

Battle goes on: QB race to extend into camp

June 24, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — Trace McSorley outplayed Tommy Stevens by such a wide margin in the Blue-White Game that just about everyone has assumed that McSorley will be Penn State’s starting quarterback thi... more »»

Lady Lions opening at Drexel

June 24, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — Eight home tilts, three true road game and a trip to the San Juan Shootout all highlight the 2016-17 non-conference schedule for head coach Coquese Washington and the Penn State... more »»

Volleyball at Olympics has 3 Lions

June 22, 2016 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Three Penn State alums were recently named to the USA men’s volleyball team which is preparing for the Olympic games in Brazil this August. more »»

Sports at a glance

June 20, 2016 HERSHEY — Penn State has one big-time running back in rising sophomore Saquon Barkley. It looks like another will be joining him in the coming months. more »»

McCort falls short

June 17, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — Ethan Pritchett pitched a complete-game three-hitter to lift Neumann-Goretti to a 3-0 victory over Bishop McCort in the PIAA Class AA baseball championship game on Thursday at... more »»


Shirley A. Gardner

June 26, 2016 Shirley A. Gardner, 71, Alexandria, passed away Friday at J. C. Blair Memorial, Huntingdon. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Dominick and Linda (Frederick) Uliano. She married John R. more »»

Deborah K. ‘Debbie’ Eichenlaub

June 26, 2016 Deborah K. “Debbie” Eichenlaub, 63, Altoona, died unexpectedly Wednesday afternoon at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late James H. and Lois L. (David) Glass. more »»

Robert D. Balasco

June 26, 2016 Robert D. Balasco, 87, Roaring Spring, passed away Friday at home surrounded by family and friends. He was born in Altoona, son of Ralph and Mary (DeAngelis) Balasco. more »»

Cindy Lee Kinback

June 26, 2016 Cindy Lee Kinback, 59, Altoona, passed away Friday at UPMC Altoona. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date. Arrangements are by E. Merrill Smith Funeral Home Inc. more »»

Helen Marie Laulor

June 26, 2016 Helen Marie Laulor, 90, Mount Pleasant, S.C., passed away last Sunday. She was born in Altoona, third of four children born to the late Homer Joseph and Jesse Mildred (Lafferty) Bearr. more »»

Area Life

Garden Notes: Story proves pesticides bad for bees, bad for husbands

June 25, 2016 This is a story about what can happen to your toothbrush when you ignore the rules for using pesticides. For 46 years, the husband and wife have lived on the small farm at the end of the lane. more »»

Freedom in harmony: Patriotic music on tap for Independence Day celebrations

June 25, 2016 The Hollidaysburg Community Band will represent the state of Pennsyl­vania at a national celebration of music near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. on July 3. more »»

Thunder coming: Johnstown expecting record crowds for motorcycle rally this weekend

June 23, 2016 Thunder in the Valley is roaring toward Johnstown at lightning speed. Today through Sunday, bikers will descend upon the town for four days of music, stunt shows, parades and entertainmen. more »»

Joe Wicks: ‘Trying to get whole world lean’

June 23, 2016 LONDON — With over a million Instagram followers and a best-selling book, Joe Wicks is back for round two with “Lean in 15: The Shape Plan,” released earlier this month. more »»

In a pickle? Don’t be sour, make them yourself

June 22, 2016 In the world of summer barbecues, the pickle hardly plays a starring role. more »»

Local Business

Blair County Nonprofit of the Month

June 26, 2016 Name: Catholic Charities Inc. more »»


June 26, 2016 New hires and promotions -- Shannon Vitovich has been named Cardiac Catheterization Lab manager for the new Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber facility that is planned to open this fall. more »»


June 24, 2016 Johnstown Sales pitch focus of session Brian Law, president of Prime Design Solutions, will share his expertise in developing a sales pitch that’s short enough to be delivered during an elevator rid... more »»


June 23, 2016 WE-LEaD hosting event The next WE-LEaD Networking event will be held 5-7 p.m. Tuesday on the patio at Park Hills Golf Club. The cost to attend is $20 for chamber members and $40 for nonmembers. more »»

Barber school flourishing

June 19, 2016 Terry E. Green was looking for a second career. So Green, 50, enrolled at Martin’s Barber School in Huntingdon. more »»

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