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Female cobbler goes toe-to-toe

March 2, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Sur­rounded by damaged footwear, a young woman heats some material, adds glue, then adheres it to one of the boots by giving it a squeeze to make sure it will hold. more »»


March 2, 2014 BLAIR COUNTY Gretka Real... more »»

Hospitals coping with drug shortages

March 2, 2014 TRENTON, N.J. — U.S. more »»


March 2, 2014 The following people have made filings in U.S. Bank­ruptcy Court in Pittsburgh. Chapter 7 involves selling assets to pay debts. Chapter 13 is a plan to pay debts using income. more »»

Old vans are dying, so small businesses are buying

March 2, 2014 DETROIT — To deliver bouquets in and around Washington, D.C., Karin’s Florist has two big vans, two small ones and a boxy little wagon that’s clinging to life. more »»

Success is all about attitude

March 2, 2014 As a small business owner, you’re not just “the boss.” You’re also the leader, the person employees, vendors, customers and prospects look to for guidance, support and confidence. more »»

Good records important for taxes

March 2, 2014 Dear Bruce: I have a stock that I sold, but I don’t have any record of when it was bought and for how muc. more »»


March 2, 2014 NEW HIRES AND PROMOTIONS -- Dr. Nii-Daako P. Darko has joined UPMC Altoona’s Trauma/Emergency General Surgery Service. more »»

Money market fund assets rise

March 2, 2014 NEW YORK — Total U.S. money market mutual fund assets rose by $19.96 billion to $2.684 trillion for the week that ended Wednesday, according to the Investment Company Institute. more »»

Business profiles sought

March 2, 2014 Area businesses are encouraged to submit information for the Mirror’s annual People & Progress edition, which will be included in the March 25 edition. more »»

Meals on Wheels

February 23, 2014 Blair Senior Services Home Delivered Meals program does more than just provide a hot meal for senior citizens in Blair County. more »»

Nominations invited for next ‘20 Under 40’

February 18, 2014 The Mirror is now accepting nominations for its seventh edition of “20 Under 40,” which will recognize 20 deserving community members younger than 40 years old in the June edition of Blair Living. more »»

Minimum wage debated

February 16, 2014 Not everyone is thrilled with President Barack Obama’s call in his State of the Union address to raise the minimum wage. The Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013, introduced by Sen. more »»

Airport open to leasing restaurant

February 13, 2014 MARTINSBURG — With an idle kitchen and dining room on the second floor of the Altoona-Blair County Airport terminal building, the airport authority is wondering if anyone is interested in leasing th... more »»

Retailers prepare for cupid

February 10, 2014 Valentine’s Day falling on a Friday is expected to lead to extra business for area restaurants and local candy makers. Dining establishments are expected to take in $10. more »»

EZToUse, PSU Altoona partner on mobile app

February 10, 2014 In addition to newspapers, cellular telephones, computers and phone directories, mobile apps have become an object of wanting information in today’s world, when and how they want it, on many... more »»

Police: Jeep stolen for getaway

February 8, 2014 From Mirror staff reports A Tyrone man is behind bars after he allegedly stole a Jeep to flee a store where he’d been caught shoplifting, according to police. Shane A. Snyder, 32, 306 Teaberry St. more »»

Audit data shows schools owed additional funding

February 8, 2014 The detail of data school districts are required to collect on students to receive state subsidies can be overbearing, resulting in questionable state funding for districts or lack of it. more »»

Woman allegedly steals sunglasses in front of officer

February 8, 2014 TYRONE — An Altoona woman faces charges after police said she stole a pair of sunglasses from Sheetz just feet away from an on-duty police officer. Bonnie L. more »»

Franchises flourishing

February 2, 2014 Diane Helsel joined thousands of franchise owners in October when she opened Cinnabon in the Logan Valley Mall. more »»

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