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Parents, teachers blast proposal

June 2, 2015 Engineer and presenter of Bishop Mark L. Bartchak’s Catholic school consolidation plan Tom Levine compared Monday night’s meeting to a car wreck. more »»

 
 
 

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Parents, teachers blast proposal

June 2, 2015 Engineer and presenter of Bishop Mark L. Bartchak’s Catholic school consolidation plan Tom Levine compared Monday night’s meeting to a car wreck. more »»

Lakemont residence total loss after blaze

June 2, 2015 The Friday afternoon fire on the 900 block of Jade Avenue, Lakemont, possibly began in a bedroom in the middle of the home’s first floor near the kitchen, said Tom Sral, chief of the Lakemont... more »»

Court takes issue with attorney

June 2, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Pennsylvania Superior Court has asked the attorney for a Hollidaysburg-area man serving 20-40 years for killing his grandfather to explain why he doesn’t believe his client has... more »»

Court tosses conviction for Facebook threats

June 2, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday threw out the conviction of a Pennsylvania man convicted of making threats on Facebook, but dodged the free speech issues that had made the case intriguing t... more »»

Man sentenced after ‘family dispute’

June 2, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A 22-year-old Altoona man was sentenced Monday to 15-30 months in the Blair County Prison for assaulting and attempting to kidnap a woman involved in what the prosecution called a... more »»

Local Sports

Bellwood-Antis advances with thrilling finish

June 2, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — Close games were the Bellwood-Antis High School softball team’s kryptonite this season. Heading into the playoffs, the Lady Devils were 1-5 in games decided by two runs or fewer. more »»

Hornets deliver in a pinch

June 2, 2015 CRESSON — Although Jake Houck is only a sophomore, and the backup catcher for Juniata Valley, he’s had some success for the Green Hornets’ baseball team this spring. Nothing as big as Monday, thoug. more »»

Central girls keep it going

June 2, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — Central’s Olivia Smith slid into second base safely in the sixth inning, popped up and saw that Seton-La Salle catcher Alyssa Miller’s throw had bounced about 10 feet away from the... more »»

Devils lose tough one

June 2, 2015 BEAVER FALLS — Bellwood-Antis ace pitcher Chad Luensmann was determined to redeem himself after what he called a disappointing performance on the mound in the Blue Devils’ District 6 Class AA... more »»

Relentless Lady Warriors pull out victory

June 2, 2015 NEW PARIS — In the bottom of the ninth inning of Everett’s PIAA Class AA first-round state playoff game against Moniteau Monday afternoon, Lady Warriors junior pitcher Kadie Morral was seen... more »»

Penn State lands top recruit in state

May 30, 2015 By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com A split second after Michal Menet announced his college choice, a thunderous cheer filled the Exeter High School auditoriu. more »»

PSU hockey schedule set

May 29, 2015 The Penn State men’s hockey program announced its 36-game regular-season schedule for 2015-16. more »»

Bizer leads rugby into national championships

May 23, 2015 DENVER — Caution: “Human Sledgehammer” at work. Big hits about to happen. Penn State rugby standout Meya Bizer is known for her jarring collisions on the field, leading to her fitting nickname. more »»

Franklin says camp idea wasn’t his

May 21, 2015 NEW YORK — Penn State coach James Franklin wants to make something clear when it comes to the debate about so-called satellite camps: He stole theidea. more »»

CB Davis dismissed from team

May 21, 2015 Senior cornerback Da’Quan?Davis has been dismissed from the Penn State football team for violating team rules, the university announced Wednesday. more »»

Obituaries

Lois C. Bishop

June 2, 2015 Lois C. Bishop, 86, Cresson, died Sunday at The Winds at Mattern Orchard, Duncansville. She was born in Cresson, daughter of the late Leo and Margaret (Buck) Eage. more »»

Thomas L. Bookhammer

June 2, 2015 Thomas L. Bookhammer, 82, a resident of Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of Williamsburg, passed away late Monday morning, June 1, 2015, at Nason Hospital, Roaring Spring. more »»

Raymond R. Haddock

June 2, 2015 Raymond R. Haddock, 54, Altoona, passed away Saturday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Joseph F. and Millie M. (Rubine) Haddock. He married Susan Caldwell on Oct. 8, 1988. more »»

Kenneth B. ‘Ken’ Kirk

June 2, 2015 Kenneth B. “Ken” Kirk, 79, Patton, died Saturday. He was born in Patton, son of Emerson and LuLu (Weber) Kirk. more »»

Danyll R. Rougeux

June 2, 2015 Danyll R. Rougeux, 41, Mechanicsburg, passed away Friday at PinnacleHealth West Shore Hospital, Mechanicsburg, after complications from diabetes. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Regis S. more »»

Area Life

Garden Notes: Fragrant Sweet Woodruff virtually maintenance-free

May 30, 2015 In 1776, the uniforms of British soldiers were dyed with “Red Madder,” a pigment extracted from the boiled roots of Sweet Woodruff, also known as Galium odoratum, a member of the Genus Madde. more »»

Get planting!: Warm weather, right soil ripe for growing

May 30, 2015 As a kid, Doug Endler of Duncansville remembers working alongside his dad in his garden, doing most of the work by hand instead of using labor-saving devices like rototiller. more »»

Daring and digital: SAMA Altoona displays local artist’s work

May 28, 2015 Lynn Marchetti Heverly believes her interest in art was first stoked at an early age when she was attending Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Altoona. more »»

Student of the Month: Tyler Shaw: Williamsburg High School

May 28, 2015 Age: 18 Grade: 12 Accomplishments: Served as team captain for his senior football, basketball and baseball team. more »»

Make our garden grow

May 27, 2015 Kim Zeiss knows the struggles of putting quality fresh food on the table while being a single mother of four and going to school. “I’ve been there,” she said. more »»

Local Business

Intel Corp. buys chip designer Altera for $16B

June 2, 2015 NEW YORK — Intel is buying chip designer Altera for about $16.7 billion in cash to expand its reach into new chip markets that are powering the wireless revolution, smarter cars and mor. more »»

Chevron fined for fatal explosion

June 2, 2015 PITTSBURGH — Chevron Appalachia LLC has agreed to pay a nearly $940,000 fine levied by the state Department of Environ­mental Protection over a natural gas well explosion and fire that killed a... more »»

Recalls

June 2, 2015 Ford is recalling 1 million Mustang and GT sports cars because their driver’s side air bags could potentially explode. The air bags made by Takata Corp. more »»

Ticker

June 2, 2015 Hollywood dipping toes into virtual reality worlds Virtual reality is creeping into our world. more »»

Local businesses utilizing social media

May 31, 2015 Social media is becoming an even bigger tool for local businesses. “We definitely do use it. more »»

 
 
 

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