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Blair pursuing child abuse coordinator

March 5, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County officials will ask the salary board next week to create a part-time child sexual abuse coordinator’s position in an effort to streamline investigations and ensure injure... more »»

Mirror phone system working

March 5, 2015 Telephone service to the Mirror generally has been restored, although there remain some brief temporary periods where calls cannot get throug. more »»

City aims to remove prominent blight

March 5, 2015 The Altoona Planning Commission this week approved a blight declaration for a property that has been an eyesore on a busy corridor for many months. more »»

Storm causes injuries, flooding

March 5, 2015 Flooding, dwindling salt supplies and injuries were the result of a winter storm that blanketed much of Blair County in more than a quarter inch of ice Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. more »»

AG: Man tried buying insurance at scene of crash

March 5, 2015 An Altoona man faces insurance fraud charges after he allegedly called to buy insurance from the scene of an accident that he was involved in. more »»

Firefighter critical after porch collapses

March 5, 2015 CLEARFIELD (AP) — An 18-year-old firefighter remained in critical condition after being trapped beneath a porch roof that collapsed during a blaze at a central Pennsylvania home. more »»

Neighbors resigned to doctor’s office

March 5, 2015 A couple of neighbors of a proposed new site for the Central Pennsylvania Cardiology & Vascular Center on the 900 block of South 12th Street left a city Planning Commission meeting this week... more »»

Local woman headed to court

March 5, 2015 An Altoona woman who called police on a man police said was looking to answer her Internet escort ad will face trial. more »»

Glasgow resident seeks to unseat magistrate

March 5, 2015 HASTINGS — Glasgow resident Randall Wilson announced Tuesday his plans to run for magisterial district judge. Wilson, 43, is a U.S. Navy veteran and Penn State graduate. more »»

Adams Township supervisor running for commissioner

March 5, 2015 Adams Township Supervisor William “B.J.” Smith said he plans to run for Cambria County commissioner on the Democratic ticket. more »»

Judge ‘impressed’ by dealer’s commitment to change life

March 5, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County Judge Timothy M. more »»

Tyrone tweaks school calendar

March 5, 2015 TYRONE — Tyrone Area School Board members discussed several calendar changes at their Tuesday work session. Superintendent Cathy Harlow said the board is scheduled to vote to designate Friday, Aug. more »»

Parking Authority to advertise for bids

March 5, 2015 The Altoona Parking Authority will advertise for bids after all for its transition from standard to LED lighting at its parking garage and surface lots. more »»

More job applicants sought by Blair County CYF agency

March 5, 2015 Blair County's Children, Youth & Families wants to set up a contract with the Mirror designating specific prices for help wanted advertisements. more »»

Blair County briefs package, March 5

March 5, 2015 County mails property tax bills Property tax bills showing amounts owed to Blair County and to most local municipalities have been mailed. more »»

Wolf seeks billions in tax revamp

March 4, 2015 HARRISBURG — In an ambitious first budget plan, Gov. more »»

Traffic alert: Sugar Run closed (7:25 a.m.)

March 4, 2015 Motorists are advised that Route 4002 (Sugar Run Road) in Blair County is closed due to the roadway being icy. The roadway will re-open once the grader can clear the roadway. more »»

Icy conditions delay Mirror delivery

March 4, 2015 This morning's icy conditions that has canceled schools in our region has also delayed delivery of the Mirror, particularly in rural areas. We ask for our customers' patience. more »»

GOP finds lots of dissent in proposal

March 4, 2015 Story was updated Wednesday afternoon to reflect that food, clothing and some medicines would remain exempt from sales taxes under Gov. Tom Wolf's proposed budget. Hours after Gov. more »»

Suspect in straw gun case faces delay

March 4, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The trial of a Frankstown Township woman accused of making a straw purchase of a gun used in a triple homicide more than two years ago has been delayed while the court ponders whethe... more »»

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