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Bicycling gaining traction in area

May 23, 2016 Baseball is known as America’s national pastime — maybe it should be bicycling. more »»


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Bicycling gaining traction in area

May 23, 2016 Baseball is known as America’s national pastime — maybe it should be bicycling. more »»

Arts fest fans fend off bad weather

May 23, 2016 Professional photos of a sun-drenched magnolia plantation, a warm Charleston, S.C. more »»

Altoona surgeon set to lead national medical group

May 23, 2016 Dr. Andrew W. Gurman is an orthopedic hand surgeon in Altoona who was chosen last year to serve as president of the American Medical Association. more »»

Bus strikes, kills New York cyclist visiting Huntingdon County

May 23, 2016 A man visiting from New York was killed Friday evening when a school bus struck his mountain bike on a Huntingdon County road, state police said. Police said Marc . more »»

Marasco recaps ‘exciting’ year for ABCD

May 23, 2016 Altoona-Blair County Development Corp. had an “exciting” year, its retiring leader said. “We were able to lay the groundwork for several major initiatives. more »»

Local Sports

Cook, McGhee picked as top stars

May 24, 2016 Austin Montgomery told the audience he’d really rather not have to say anything at all as he received his Ron Rickens Sportsmanship Award before finally offering up a comment. more »»

Bowser shuts out Trojans

May 24, 2016 MOUNT UNION — One run was all that was needed for Cordell Bowser and the Central baseball team Monday afternoon. more »»

Bedford advances

May 24, 2016 BEDFORD — Bedford played some very effective small ball during a very big inning that fueled an 11-1, mercy-rule victory over visiting Forest Hills in a District 6-AA quarterfinal-round playoff... more »»

C-K bunts its way past Carroll

May 24, 2016 CLAYSBURG — For the first five innings of Monday’s District 6 Class A softball quarterfinal, Claysburg-Kimmel’s freshman No. more »»

Win over Rockies marred by beaning of Vogelsong

May 24, 2016 The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — With reliever Ryan Vogelsong making a spot start Monday in a game rescheduled from the day before, Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle knew that he was going... 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 »»


James D. ‘Jim’ Boor

May 23, 2016 James D. “Jim” Boor, 71, New Enterprise, died Friday at Pennknoll Village, Everett. He was born in Roaring Spring, son of Virgil and Estella (Miller) Boor. He married Debra L. Stitt on Au. more »»

Dr. David A. Corso

May 23, 2016 Dr. David A. Corso, 82, Altoona, passed away Saturday evening, May 21, 2016, at UPMC Altoona. Arrangements are by The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoon. more »»

Sondra Jane Detwiler

May 23, 2016 Sondra Jane Detwiler, 57, Martinsburg, died Sunday morning, May 22, 2016, at UPMC Altoona after a courageous fight with cancer. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and from 6 until the 8 p.m. more »»

Kathleen (Davis) Dysart

May 23, 2016 Kathleen (Davis) Dysart, 90, Gaithersburg, Md., formerly of Altoona, passed away May 16, 2016. Surviving are a son, Mark R. more »»

Thelma W. ‘Sis’ Kruis

May 23, 2016 Thelma W. “Sis” Kruis, 79, Bellwood, died early Saturday morning at her home. She was born in Bellwood, daughter of the late Dale E. and Mary B. (Yohe) Walter. She married Robert L. more »»

Area Life

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 »»

Phobias, anxiety disorders common

May 21, 2016 While obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) comprise a considerable percentage of the spectrum of anxiety-related mental-health problems, phobias are the most... more »»

Disasters, combat or assaults can trigger PTSD

May 19, 2016 Combat service exacts an enormous toll on thousands and thousands of military veterans. more »»

Local Business

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 »»


May 20, 2016 Chamber business dinner tickets now available Marty Marasco, president and CEO, of Altoona-Blair County Development Corp. more »»

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