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Holiday traffic gets in gear

December 23, 2014 The nation’s highways are expected to be busier than ever this holiday season. AAA forecasts that 98.6 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more, up 4 percent from the 94. more »»

 
 
 

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Holiday traffic gets in gear

December 23, 2014 The nation’s highways are expected to be busier than ever this holiday season. AAA forecasts that 98.6 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more, up 4 percent from the 94. more »»

Agencies try to save Easter Seals services

December 23, 2014 Children with lifelong disabilities might be able to seamlessly continue their medical rehabilitation therapies despite plans by the Easter Seals of Western and Central Pennsylvania to stop those... more »»

Police round up 11 drug suspects

December 23, 2014 Accused of selling four Suboxone pills to a police informant in the fall of 2013, Rikki Lee Cobler of Duncansville sat facing arraignment Monday before Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller, who... more »»

Home Rule Transition Committee meets for first time

December 23, 2014 The city’s Home Rule Transi­tion Committee may end up with a legacy of minimalism, like that of the Government Study Com­mission whose home rule charter the committee is helping to put into practic. more »»

Judge says Piner cannot withdraw guilty pleas

December 23, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man who claimed he was ignored by his court-appointed attorney after his arrest during the Operation Last Call drug investigation has lost his bid to withdraw his guilty... more »»

Local Sports

Two-year drought ends as Steelers return to playoffs

December 22, 2014 PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers spent two years rebuilding themselves on the fly, a necessary process that frequently looked more erratic than inspiring. Consider the project nearly complete. more »»

Nice to see familiar face at Heinz Field

December 22, 2014 PITTSBURGH — This is the time of year when old friends return. That feeling was in effect at Heinz Field Sunday afternoon as the Pittsburgh Steelers welcomed one back. The name was “Dee-Fense. more »»

Steelers benefit from Miller's solid outing

December 22, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Heath Miller’s stiff-legged running style is a product of the damage his knees have sustained over a decade in the NFL. It no longer takes multiple defenders to get him on the ground. more »»

Bad December costs Eagles the playoffs

December 22, 2014 By Rob Maaddi The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles hid their flaws and overcame glaring weaknesses for three-quarters of the season. Then came December. more »»

Brown takes long road to PSU

December 22, 2014 It wasn’t too long after Matt Brown arrived at Penn State in 2011 off of a two-year Mormon Mission to Africa that coach Cael Sanderson and his teammates learned what he was capable of doing on the... more »»

Brown takes long road to PSU

December 22, 2014 It wasn’t too long after Matt Brown arrived at Penn State in 2011 off of a two-year Mormon Mission to Africa that coach Cael Sanderson and his teammates learned what he was capable of doing on the... more »»

OT loss sends Lady Lions to 3-8

December 22, 2014 From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Regulation wasn’t enough for the Penn State Lady Lions on Sunday against USF, as the Bulls claimed a 90-87 overtime victory at the Bryce Jordan Center. more »»

Hoops du Jour

December 22, 2014 Dartmouth at Penn State men Tipoff: 4 p.m. more »»

Seventh heaven

December 21, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY — Micha Hancock’s dream came true. The senior setter from nearby Edmond won a national title in front of family and friends in her final college match. more »»

Penn State men improve to 11-1

December 21, 2014 ALLENTOWN — D.J. Newbill scored 20 points, Brandon Taylor had 14 and 11 rebounds and Penn State won its ninth-straight game 73-68 over Drexel on Saturday at the PPL Center. more »»

Obituaries

David Clutter Jr.

December 23, 2014 David Clutter Jr., 36, Westover, died Sunday in Cambria County. He was born in Clearfield, son of David Jr. and Kathryn (Fishel) Clutter. more »»

Susan J. Covert

December 23, 2014 Susan J. Covert, 43, Breezewood, formerly of Bellwood, died unexpectedly Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, at her home. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, at Jon . more »»

Robert Hornbaker

December 23, 2014 Robert Hornbaker, 88, Huntingdon, formerly of Altoona, died Sunday at Huntingdon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Altoona, son of Walter and Ruth (Mull) Hornbake. more »»

Francis E. ‘Fran’ Kuhn

December 23, 2014 Francis E. “Fran” Kuhn, 79, Hollidaysburg, formerly of 205 Milton Ave., Altoona, died Friday morning at The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg after an extended illness. more »»

Dorothy L. Geist

December 22, 2014 Dorothy L. more »»

Area Life

Roadside inspiration: A daughter’s delight with holiday lights leads to an annual tradition

December 21, 2014 Twenty or so years ago, Barb and Wayne Guella started noticing that their intellectually disabled daughter, Shannon, was becoming more and more entranced with the Christmas lights Wayne was hanging... more »»

Earth Matters: Christmas trees have been holiday tradition for centuries

December 20, 2014 No holiday is more steeped in tradition and nostalgia than Christmas. Beyond commemorating a 2,000-year-old holy event, many Christmas traditions go back centuries. more »»

Trinkets for the tree: Turn your child’s old toys into ornaments

December 18, 2014 From tractors and trains to cats and knights, my son’s evolving obsessions all find a place on our Christmas tre. more »»

‘Saving Private Ryan’ among films preserved

December 18, 2014 WASHINGTON — “Saving Private Ryan” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” are among 25 movies being inducted this year into the National Film Registry for long-term preservation, the Library of Congress... more »»

Sharing music way to stay connected to friends

December 18, 2014 Luke Maguire Armstrong doesn’t pen a holiday letter to friends. The guitar player and songwriter prefers to communicate musically. more »»

Local Business

Auto sales best in 13 years

December 21, 2014 Local auto dealers hope end-of-the-year sales finish strong after the best November since 2001. According to Autodata, total industry sales for the month were up 4.6 percent to slightly more than . more »»

Workplace

December 21, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Dave Chandler and Shawn Leslie have joined Keystone Environ­men­tal Health and Safety Services Inc., Hollidays­burg, as senior project managers. more »»

Phoenicia sale approved in federal court

December 19, 2014 JOHNSTOWN — A U.S. bankruptcy court judge Thursday approved the sale of the building that once housed the Phoenicia Mediterranean Restaurant. Judge Jeffrey A. more »»

Briefcase

December 19, 2014 STATE COLLEGE OurFleet wins business concept competition Ben Franklin TechCelerator at State College recently awarded startup company OurFleet $10,000 for winning its business concept competition. more »»

Shenk & Tittle decides to close all locations

December 18, 2014 Shenk & Tittle has decided to close all of its stores including one in the Logan Valley Mall. The New Freedom, Pa. more »»

 
 
 

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December 22, 2014 Through the generosity of Mirror management, this entry is the column of holiday song parodies that appeared in the Sunday Dec. 21 print editio. more »

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2014 Holiday Tour at Baker Mansion 12-27

Come visit Baker Mansion and enjoy a classic Victorian Holiday with tours, live music, refreshments, and seasonal cheer!

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