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Boat, cycle sales promising

May 29, 2016 With warm weather finally arriving, boat, motorcycle and powersports dealers are excited about an increase in business. Growth in U.. more »»

Blair County Nonprofit of the Month

May 29, 2016 Name: Home Nursing Agency Years in existence: 48 Number of employees: 970 Type of Nonprofit: Health and human services Populations served: All ages Area of focus: Assisting the most vulnerable... more »»


May 29, 2016 New hires and promotions Penn State Altoona has announced several promotions: -- Jungwoo Ryoo has been promoted to professor of information sciences and technology. more »»

Planning Commission reviews Chick-fil-A idea

May 27, 2016 Blair County Planning Commission members Thursday gave a favorable review to plans for a new Chick-fil-A restaurant at 106 Sierra Drive, the site of the former Montezuma Mexican Restaurant. more »»

Barn project received positively

May 27, 2016 Blair County Planning Commission members Thursday gave a positive review to a project that calls for the conversion of a barn on Locke Mountain Road into a place that will host weddings and banquet. more »»


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 »»


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


May 19, 2016 Holiday Inn Express opens The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites is now open in Convention Center Commons. more »»

Co-op offers wild salmon

May 17, 2016 Local residents can now enjoy wild Alaskan salmon. Billings, Mont.,-based Kwee-Jack Fish Co. has opened its Altoona co-op at the Alpacas of the Alleghenies Farm, near Duncansville. more »»


May 17, 2016 State College Mall adds indoor trampoline An indoor trampoline park and ninja course will be coming to the Nittany Mall this winter. more »»

Pool dealers making a splash

May 15, 2016 After what most are calling an average year in 2015, local swimming pool dealers are optimistic that 2016 will be a better year. more »»

Ad Bargain will return to newsstands June 1

May 15, 2016 Ad Bargain, the free weekly publication that local shoppers have used to find great deals for the past four decades, will return to newsstands on a full-time basis, beginning June . more »»

Behind the desk

May 15, 2016 Company: Aquatic Imitations Address: 311 U.S. more »»


May 15, 2016 New hires and promotions -- Gregory L. Elliott has been appointed to the position of vice president and principal of The EADS Group In. more »»

Local briefcase

May 12, 2016 Johnstown New store in Galleria The Zebra Stand is now open in the Johnstown Galleria. more »»


May 11, 2016 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SFU gets energy audit grant WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Tuesday awarded 26 grants — including one to Saint Francis University — to help rural small businesse... more »»

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