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Students encounter parking problems

September 6, 2016 Some Penn State Altoona students parking on downtown streets are learning a lesson about the cost of exceeding time limits. more »»

Cambria County Fair, 4-H celebrate milestones

September 6, 2016 EBENSBURG — The visitors lining the midway at the Cambria County fairgrounds Monday might not have noticed it, but this year is an auspicious one for the huge annual gatherin. more »»

Students to research drummer boy, flag

September 6, 2016 Michael Halloran was a 15-year-old Civil War drummer boy from Hollidays­burg, and the battle-scarred flag that his company carried is being restored for the Hollidaysburg Area School District with a... more »»

Area briefs

September 6, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK PSU Extension publishes manual Penn State Extension has published the newly updated Master Gardener Manual, an expansive guide containing a comprehensive inventory of gardening and... more »»

Blair County Courthouse continues to improve

September 5, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — From the highest-level scaffolding around the Blair County Courthouse towers bordering Allegheny Street, decorative iron fencing now tops those towers like it did in the early years... more »»

Counties consider voting by mail

September 5, 2016 HARRISBURG — For generations, Pennsylvanians have elected their local, state and federal officials in relatively the same fashion, by visiting a polling place and casting a ballot. more »»

Very’s devotion to farm show spans five decades

September 5, 2016 WILLIAMSBURG — As part of its first board of directors, Joe Very helped the Williamsburg Community Farm Show set its roots. more »»

‘Low Life Riders’ help local children

September 5, 2016 DUNCANSVILLE — Hundreds of motorcycles filled parking lots near Apple Harley-Davidson Sunday morning, where bikers clad in sleeveless vests and bandanas gathered en mass. more »»

Fire destroys former restaurant in Northern Cambria

September 5, 2016 A former restaurant was destroyed by a Saturday evening fire in Northern Cambria, but emergency responders said it was already in the process of being demolished. more »»

Leaders admit reassessment needed

September 4, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Former Blair County commissioners are offering no protests to the ongoing reassessment project that will generate updated property values to use in calculating real estate taxes. more »»

Data: Crashes on I-99 piling up

September 4, 2016 State data show that despite steady traffic rates in recent years, the number of vehicle crashes along Interstate 99 has been increasing. more »»

Nonprofits invited to be part of Mirror's Blair County Proud

September 4, 2016 Local nonprofit organizations and service clubs have until Sept. 9 to submit information on their activities for inclusion in the 2016 Blair County Proud edition. more »»

Festival celebrates community

September 4, 2016 DUNCANSVILLE — Dozens of festivalgoers browsed vendor booths and watched live entertainment Saturday, when roads surrounding Duncansville’s community center and fire hall were closed for a... more »»

Group considers options for Lower Trail surface

September 4, 2016 WILLIAMSBURG — Rails to Trails of Central Pennsylvania is looking into the possibility of paving another section of the 17-mile Lower Trail. more »»

Laborers spend day honoring work rights

September 4, 2016 Wrapped in blankets and sitting on city curbs and lawn chairs, dozens of onlookers crowded the sidewalks along 11th Avenue Saturday, when local laborers walked in the annual Labor Day parad. more »»

Clinton camp rolls into Altoona

September 4, 2016 To Democrats, the opening of a new Hillary Clinton campaign office is another sign of an organized, effective campaign that’s spread to dozens of sites across Pennsylvania. more »»

Musical talent

September 4, 2016 Nancy (Park) Hitchings was my teenage colleague in the Mirror newsroom in the 1950s. more »»

Area Briefs

September 4, 2016 Clearfield Blue Ball Road Bridge reopens The Blue Ball Road Bridge that spans Laurel Run near West Decatur has reopened. more »»

Community Engagement Fair planned

September 4, 2016 CRESSON — Organiza-tions interested in sharing service projects at the second annual Mount Aloysius Community Engagement Fair should make reservations by Tuesda. more »»

Shaver’s Creek getting upgrades

September 3, 2016 PETERSBURG — Soon, the screeching of eagles and falcons will have to compete with the rumbling of construction equipment at the Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center. more »»

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