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Operation Our Town grants $50K to groups

August 28, 2014 Operation Our Town has distributed grants totaling $50,000 to 15 Blair County organizations who will assist with drug prevention and treatment effort. more »»

Local foreclosure rates drop

August 27, 2014 Foreclosure rates in Altoona decreased for the month of June over the same period last year, according to newly released data from CoreLogic. more »»

Airport authority OKs lease agreement

August 26, 2014 kstephens@altoonamirror. more »»

Field & Stream opening set

August 26, 2014 Field & Stream, a specialty retail concept focusing on hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts, will open its Altoona store on Oct. 10. The store is in the Sierra North Plaza, adjacent to Target. more »»

F.N.B. involved in merger

August 26, 2014 The shareholders of OBA Financial Services Inc. have approved the agreement and plan of merger between F.N.B. Corp. and OBA Financial Services. more »»

Chamber sets event

August 26, 2014 The Blair County Chamber of Commerce will hold its next Business Before Hours from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Sept. 8 at Bloom Yoga & Wellness, 1506 12th Av. more »»

Recycling Sheetz structures

August 24, 2014 The building at 2601 Fifth Ave. in which Sheetz Inc. got its start in 1952, today houses the office of a magisterial district judge. Other former Sheetz locations have become car washe. more »»

Behind the desk

August 24, 2014 Company name: Roberts Four Season Address: 613 N. Logan Blvd. more »»


August 24, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Dr. Elliott Bilofsky has joined the UPMC Altoona medical staff in the Department of Specialized Surgery’s clinical service of otorhinolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). more »»

Home construction rises to eight-month high

August 20, 2014 WASHINGTON — U.S. home construction rebounded in July, rising to an eight-month high and offering hope that housing has regained momentum after two months of declines. Construction increased 15. more »»


August 17, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Dr. Hanan Morcos has joined Central Pa. Cardiol­ogy & Vascular Center of Altoona and Everett. more »»

Farmers market expected record crop carefully

August 13, 2014 DES MOINES, Iowa — Farmers will produce a record-breaking corn harvest this year, surpassing earlier expectations of the U.S. more »»


August 10, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Dr. Christopher Hughes, former chief resident of Conemaugh Memorial’s Emergency Medicine program, is returning to Conemaugh to continue his career in emergency medic. more »»

NAC wins marketing award

August 6, 2014 DUNCANSVILLE — North American Communications was named winner of the gold award for its “Need for Speed” Brand Awareness Campaign in the Marketing Methods Competition by the Professional Insurance... more »»

Consulting firm expands

August 6, 2014 Schooner Strategies, an Annapolis, Md.-based, national consulting firm that specializes in business development and marketing communications, has opened a second location in Altoona at 5410 Sixth Ave. more »»

Juniata president to speak at chamber breakfast

August 5, 2014 James Troha, president of Juniata College in Huntingdon and former executive vice president for institutional advancement and university relations at Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio, will be... more »»

LBC alumni accepting donations for Hope basket

August 5, 2014 For the fourth consecutive year, the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Blair County Alumni will accept donations for its Basket of Hope projec. more »»

GRYP plans Summer Bash networking event

August 5, 2014 The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Growth & Relationships of Young Professionals will hold its annual Summer Bash networking event from 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. more »»


August 3, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Dr. more »»

Dow plunges as multiple worries vex investors

August 1, 2014 NEW YORK — For stock investors, the red flags were everywhere on Thursday. more »»

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