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United Way appoints new executive director

September 10, 2014 United Way of Blair County has a new executive director. Melanie Shildt of Pinecroft was recently selected for the position, succeeding Robin Beck who retired after six years in the post. more »»

Victim program funding on hold

September 10, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Approval of a contract to use state funds for the Blair County Victim-Witness program will have to wait at least a week until the county commissioners have the opportunity to discuss... more »»

NCAA lifts PSU’s postseason ban

September 9, 2014 Penn State football got out from under the most severe on-field sanctions imposed on it two years ago over the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal, learning Monday that the NCAA will allow it to... more »»

Council discusses revisiting fire bills

September 9, 2014 At the suggestion of Interim Manager Peter Marshall, City Council may revisit a year-old ordinance that allows the fire department to bill for fire and accident calls, so council can sort out... more »»

Battisti donation to police questioned

September 9, 2014 A $10,000 donation from the Cesare Battisti Club in Eldorado to the Altoona Police Department — reported in the Community section of Sunday’s Mirror — caught the attention of neighbors who’ve been... more »»

Police: Man shot, killed dog that attacked him

September 9, 2014 A man walking a poodle was attacked by a Rottweiler on the 2100 block of Fifth Avenue, according to Altoona police. more »»

Blair health coalition outlines plans

September 9, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Healthy Blair County Coali­tion is making an impact in the community, but much work remains to be done, officials said. more »»

Chairman supervisor might have to resign

September 9, 2014 EBENSBURG — Cambria Township Chairman Supervisor Dave Hoover has moved out of the township and must give up his seat, township officials said Monday. more »»

City Council picks members to handle ‘general authority’

September 9, 2014 City Council on Monday agreed on a slate of members for appointment to a “general authority” it plans to create to handle Altoona’s participation in the potentially lucrative City Revitalization and... more »»

Local winery cannot provide samples for Cresson festival

September 9, 2014 CRESSON — Despite multiple assurances that there wouldn’t be widespread drinking during next month’s Cresson Area Heritage Days, Borough Council declined to allow a local winery to provide samples t... more »»

AASD considers academy cost

September 9, 2014 The Altoona Area School Board is trying to determine the cost of repurposing the former Wright Elementary building into a magnet school where science, mathematics and arts would be integrated, and... more »»

Early morning fire destroys house

September 9, 2014 EBENSBURG — A Coupon road was closed for almost four hours as multiple fire departments battled an early morning house fire along the 400 block of Coupon Gallitzin Road just off Route 36. more »»

Police: Woman attacked boyfriend with a knife

September 9, 2014 An Altoona woman faces charges after police said she attacked her boyfriend with a knife. Kristy N. Rosado, 34, of 1217 18th Ave. more »»

Bedford woman killed by tractor-trailer

September 9, 2014 BEDFORD — A Bedford woman was struck and killed Monday as she crossed Route 30 on foot, state police said. In a report, police said Tracy A. more »»

Graduating to success

September 8, 2014 What began as an undergraduate center in an abandoned grade school building has grown into a huge economic generator for the community. more »»

Diocese places priest on leave

September 8, 2014 The Bishop of the Altoona-Johns­town Diocese announced Sunday that a priest in Mount Union has been relieved of his duties pending an investigation into “misconduct involving adults that occurred a... more »»

Local man featured on amusement parks show

September 8, 2014 Most roller coasters start with a slow climb, an ascent to the summit, before riders are sent rushing downward and around twists and turns in a maze of suspense and excitement. more »»

Grandma pushes for NKH testing

September 8, 2014 During his years in office, state Rep. Jerry Stern, R-Martinsburg, has had many requests to sponsor legislation, but most he has had to turn dow. more »»

Cyber school, district share students

September 8, 2014 Beginning this fall, the Central Pennsylvania Digital Learning Foundation cybercharter school is set to accomplish what it’s aimed to do for more than a decade but never could. more »»

Kids’ art sought

September 8, 2014 Elementary school teachers are invited to have their students submit drawings for the Mirror’s Kids Weather feature. The Mirror will send a copy of the form to teachers who email news@ altoonamirror. more »»

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