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HarvestFest marks end of park’s season

September 26, 2016 TIPTON—DelGrosso’s Amusement Park Director Elliott Geist said the park’s 30th annual season finale, HarvestFest, brought thousands of people Saturday and Sunday. more »»

Area briefs

September 26, 2016 Alexandria man dies in ATV crash A 22-year-old man died in an ATV accident Sunday in Huntingdon. According to a police report, Brady Gillam of Alexandria was pronounced dead at the site of the crash. more »»

Sentencings

September 26, 2016 The following sentencings were filed in Blair County Court. Although some cases may be more than a year old, the Mirror publishes them in the interest of complete reporting. more »»

Altoona Area pushing for guest teachers

September 25, 2016 With a shrinking pool of certified teachers available, Altoona Area School District is looking to pay parents, recent college graduates, retirees — anyone with a four-year-degree who completes the... more »»

Proposal slows down trucks

September 25, 2016 The main opponent of a recently proposed federal rule that would forcibly limit the speed of heavy trucks claims that statistics show the change would actually increase the number of crashes. more »»

Drag racers reminisce about life in the fast lane

September 25, 2016 To many, a quarter mile of asphalt does little to inspire passion, but 50 years ago this month in Tipton, a similar stretch drew hundreds of motorists week after wee. more »»

Dems protest poll-watching plan

September 25, 2016 State Democrats have struck at a bill that would allow campaign poll watchers to operate anywhere in the state, arguing that it would enable candidates’ supporters to harass voters far from their... more »»

County sets trick-or-treat

September 25, 2016 Municipalities across Blair County have set Oct. 27 as this year’s Halloween trick-or-treating date. In a news release, police said trick-or-treating will take place 6 to 8 p.m. more »»

Penn Highlands to host open house

September 25, 2016 Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is set to open its campuses, including locations in and around Blair County, to the public next month for an open house. more »»

Bail sought for man granted new trial in 1991 slaying

September 25, 2016 EBENSBURG (AP) — A federal public defender is seeking bail for a Pennsylvania man granted a new trial in his ex-wife’s slaying a quarter-century ago. more »»

End of summer means now I can warm up in my own home

September 25, 2016 Fall officially arrived last week, which means I am legally allowed to remove the air conditioners from the windows in my home, which is something I wanted to do a couple of months ag. more »»

VFW Post 685 honors its namesake

September 25, 2016 The Juniata VFW Bernard Albert Good Post 685 celebrated its 70th anniversary on Saturday with a ceremony honoring its namesake. Bernard A. more »»

Absentee ballot requests soaring

September 24, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County has received requests for almost 800 absentee ballots so far from registered voters who want to participate in the November election. more »»

Send in the real Clowns

September 24, 2016 It’s not a good time to be a clown. With rumors of creepy clown sightings ravaging news reports and social media, times are tough for the men and women who have made clowning their vocatio. more »»

Driver who killed man on I-99 to face trial

September 24, 2016 An Indiana County truck driver who struck and killed an Altoona man on I-99 will face trial on an involuntary manslaughter charge, a judge ruled Friday. more »»

Man gets no relief from lengthy prison sentence

September 24, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A man who once bragged that he was the biggest drug dealer in Altoona will continue serving a 20-40 year prison sentence, despite his claim of reform. more »»

Fire police captain faces theft charges

September 24, 2016 The captain of the Tyrone fire police faces charges he used the organization’s money for his own use. John F. Eirich Sr., 74, 703 Park Ave. more »»

Vandals damage job site

September 24, 2016 Vandals damaging a job site using heavy machinery is the focus this week of Blair County Crime Stoppers. The Logan Township Police Department is investigating a reported criminal mischief incident. more »»

VA offering veterans flu shots

September 24, 2016 The Van Zandt VA Medical Center is offering veterans flu shots at several locations, including Altoona, in the coming weeks. more »»

Property owners turning to courts

September 23, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County property owners unhappy with the newest value assigned to their properties through the county’s reassessment project have started to turn to the court system for help. more »»

 
 
 

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