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August 29, 2014 Today’s birthday, Aug. 29 This is a year when you master your craft and make money at it, too. Know your work, show up on time, and bring your sense of humor. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. more »»

Bars prepare for early PSU football opener

August 29, 2014 Several local establishments hope the morning kickoff for Penn State’s season opener Saturday will generate some additional busines. more »»

Birth control responsibility belongs to men, women

August 29, 2014 Dear Abby: I am sick to death of hearing about people who have too many kids and the hardship it imposes. more »»

Penelec customers to see prices drop

August 29, 2014 Penelec customers will see a significant decrease in their price of electricity beginning Monday. The residential rate for electricity will decrease from 9.28 cents per kilowatt hour to 7. more »»

Low-salt diet can help reduce episodes of Meniere’s disease

August 29, 2014 Dear Dr. Roach: My husband has Meniere’s disease. We cannot find anyone who can help him. Is there any medication for this? — L.M. more »»


August 29, 2014 Huntingdon Man to be cited for car accident A driver from Three Springs will be charged for causing a crash Wednesday when he crossed into another lane and hit a vehicle while trying to pass another... more »»


August 29, 2014 “For with God nothing shall be impossible.” — Luke 1:37 This is a good word to remember. God is still on the throne. more »»

Philly museum to display 6,500-year-old skeleton

August 29, 2014 PHILADELPHIA — The public will soon get to see an ancient human skeleton recently rediscovered in a Philadelphia museum’s storage room. more »»


August 29, 2014 Schellsburg Woman charged in jewelry theft Theft charges have been filed against a Latrobe woman accused of stealing almost $300 in jewelry from a 74-year-old Schellsburg woman. more »»

Sewer project important

August 27, 2014 Hollidaysburg’s upcoming sewer project will be good for the borough. It will eliminate some of the water infiltration that is placing unnecessary strain on sewage treatment. more »»

Tread lightly in Iraq

August 26, 2014 To Americans of a certain age, the news out of Washington may sound disturbingly similar to reports from more than a half-century ago. more »»

Crime can follow those involved throughout life

August 24, 2014 Each new edition of the Altoona Mirror brings reports of criminal investigations, arrests and court proceedings. more »»

Warning: fraternize with caution

August 24, 2014 I hope you read last Sunday’s extensive story, written by Russ O’Reilly, on the ongoing grief felt at Penn State Altoona over the March suicide of one of its students, Marquise Braham, during spring... more »»

Apology doesn’t suffice

August 23, 2014 Like other states and the federal government, Pennsylvania has witnessed its share of apologies from elected officials guilty of wrongdoing. more »»

Evaluate salaries carefully

August 21, 2014 State and federal offices are the focus of the Nov. 4 general election. Next year the focus shifts back to county and municipal offices. more »»

Time to end pigeon shoots

August 20, 2014 A true sportsman or sportswoman cringes at the thought of blasting away at pigeons released from cages only yards away. more »»

Public deserves PLCB data

August 19, 2014 Before the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board considers any proposal to increase its markup on liquor and wine, consumers deserve more transparency regarding the agency’s overall financial condition... more »»

ABCD proposal could help solve city’s cash woes

August 17, 2014 The city of Altoona needs every dollar it can muster to extract itself from the state’s Act 47 distressed municipalities program. more »»

Committee must open its records

August 15, 2014 The Antis Township supervisors erred regarding the Bellwood-Antis 125th Anniversary celebration. Now they’re experiencing its consequenc. more »»

Portage answers lacking

August 14, 2014 The Portage Township supervisors are setting a bad precedent by their decision to curb dialogue with residents about coal dust and speeding trucks associated with Amfire Mining Co. more »»

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