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Let’s brace for long road to recovery

COVID-19

A front-page Mirror article on July 29 provided a lengthy account of fears being harbored by owners of bars and eateries stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the restrictions imposed by the state in an effort to get the coronavirus situation under control. Many of those business ...

Clearfield salvages some fair favorites

Local Business

CLEARFIELD — For the first time since World War II, the Clearfield County Fair was canceled due to restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic. It would have been the 160th edition of the fair, but as 2020 continued with the virus not diminishing, it became obvious that the fair board had no ...

ABCD sees positives despite virus

Local Business

The coronavirus pandemic has had an impact on almost every business and organization in the area — it even led Altoona Blair County Development Corp. to cancel its annual meeting for the first time in its history — a time set aside to reflect and celebrate the previous year’s ...

Jury: Forshey not guilty in drug death

Local News

HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Blair County jury took 3.5 hours to convict a Hollidaysburg man of four drug-trafficking offenses while acquitting him on a felony charge of drug delivery resulting in death. Michael Lee Forshey, 39, was accused of supplying the heroin laced with fentanyl that led to the ...

Lawsuit against Giant Eagle awaiting decision

Local News

An injunction request filed by more than 30 customers of Giant Eagle stores, who contend their rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act have been violated by the store’s policy requiring facial coverings while shopping, is now awaiting a decision by a U.S. District Judge in ...

Festival spans communities

Local News

A three-day, multi-community festival to celebrate the shared histories of Orbisonia and Rockhill Furnace boroughs and the East Broad Top Railroad is set for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The weekend marks the 260th anniversary of Orbisonia’s founding, and the 60th anniversary ...

Tyrone woman accused of trespass

Local News

A Tyrone woman who state police allege walked into a home at 3 a.m. with a small dog and a syringe full of a liquid will face trial. Melissa Ann McClellan, 43, of 1007 Decker Hollow Road, waived her preliminary hearing on felony criminal trespass and misdemeanor loitering and prowling at ...

Civil War reenactors plan to meet

Local News

The August meeting of the 148th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company C, Civil War Reenactment Group will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hoss’s Steak & Sea House, 1450 N. Atherton St., State College. The Civil War reenactors will be discussing their summer and fall ...

City man faces burglary charges

Local News

An Altoona man faces charges after state police said he broke into several buildings. Zachary P. Rhykerd, 37, faces charges that include felony burglary and criminal trespass stemming from two separate incidents Thursday and Friday, according to state police. About 4 p.m. Thursday, on ...

Duncansville women face charges

Local News

Two women face charges after a traffic stop by Duncansville police allegedly turned up heroin and methamphetamine. Rochelle M. Warren, 42, and Shannon L. Brubaker, 37, both of Duncansville, were taken into custody after Duncansville police pulled over Warren about 2 p.m. Wednesday on the ...

Racial disparities seen in kids with COVID-19

Local News

NEW YORK — Racial disparities in the U.S. coronavirus epidemic extend to children, according to two sobering government reports released Friday. One of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports looked at children with COVID-19 who needed hospitalization. Hispanic children were ...

City man accused of robbery, assault

Local News

An Altoona man who police say was an associate in a multimillion-dollar methamphetamine trafficking ring is due in court on fresh robbery and assault charges. Darwin Herring Sr., 38, is accused of assaulting a woman and then grabbing a cellphone from another woman, who told him she was ...

Joyce announces $1M grant for Broad Top Area Medical Center

Local News

The Broad Top Area Medical Center in Huntingdon County has received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to combat substance use disorders and opioid use disorders. The grant, through HHS’ Health Resources and Services Administration, was announced by U.S. ...

Agriculture

Local News

Central student awarded scholarship Recent Central High School graduate Victoria Longenecker has been awarded a $1,500 scholarship from America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by Bayer Fund. In the fall, Longenecker will study agricultural engineering at Penn State University ...

Restaurants at mercy of virus

COVID-19

NEW YORK — The check has arrived and beleaguered restaurant owners across America are looking down on their empty wallets. Government coronavirus loans in the spring helped eating establishments rehire laid-off employees and ride out the pandemic’s initial surge and wave of shutdown ...

Marriage licenses

Public Records

Editor’s note: the following information was provided by the prothonotary’s offices at area county courthouses. Bedford County Tonya Marie Keen and Geoffrey Shane Sharrard. Andrew Yoakum Phillips Sr. and Dawn Michelle Schrock. Richard John Bieler and Arlinda Lee Metz, both of ...

Divorces

Public Records

Editor’s note: The following information was provided by the prothonotary’s offices at area county courthouses. Bedford County WEYANT — Kimberly S. Howsare; William G. Jr., both of Bedford. WICKEL — Elaine M., Wernersville; Kenneth W, Bedford. FETTER — Brittany; William, ...

Births

Public Records

July 24, 2020 Quinton Aaron Martin, a son born to Ellen Z. and Clair W. Martin, Martinsburg, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, at 2:44 p.m. July 27, 2020 A son born to Karinn and Michael Gartmann, Roaring Spring, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. Dixie ...

Deeds

Public Records

­­­Blair County David M. Caputo to PSN LLC, 111 S. Main St., Altoona, $44,000. Robert H. Issenhood to Bobbi J. Burger and Jesse M. Brown, property in Juniata Township, $100,000. Ronald B. and Patricia B. Mallery to Skills of Central Pennsylvania LLC, 441 Cedar Blvd., Hollidaysburg, ...