Thrift store closing
After more than 20 years as part of the Johnstown community, The Salvation Army Family Thrift Store at 1025 Eisenhower Blvd. will close on March 1.
The first priority of the store was to raise funds to continue offering no-cost rehabilitation programs to ...
Mid-Atlantic Interstate Transmission, a transmission subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp, has completed and energized a new power line in Altoona.
The new line provides flexibility to the transmission and distribution system to more quickly restore power to Penelec customers after service ...
By Jason Klose
For the Mirror
Wearing protective masks to ward off COVID-19 and needing glasses is not a good mix, and the combination seems to be prompting more people to get LASIK surgery.
Michele Scott of Huntingdon had LASIK surgery at Envision Laser Centers in Altoona in ...
Although the COVID-19 pandemic dominated national and local news during 2020, the February murder of an Altoona teenager was voted as the top local story of the year by the Mirror’s news staff.
The following is a look at the top stories as chosen by the Mirror news staff.
1. Devon ...
By Walt Frank
After the COOVID-19 pandemic put a chill on sales of winter sports equipment, the Dec. 9 winter storm has unleashed interest locally.
“Snow is huge for us. It makes a huge difference,” said Spokes N Skis owner Bryan Caporuscio. “We’ve ...
Years in existence: 12 years as WISE Women, previously known as the Altoona YWCA.
Total number of employees: One part-time assistant for our annual tribute dinner; 14 volunteer board members.
Type of nonprofit: 501(c)(3)
Populations served: Blair County
Area(s) of focus: The mission of ...
New hires and promotions
UPMC has appointed James Houser as president of the Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania, which also operates the region’s STAT MedEvac critical care air ambulance service.
Houser succeeds Doug Garretson, who retired in October.
Chamber event changes
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Blair County Home Garden & Healthy Living Showcase, co-sponsored by the chamber and the Blair-Bedford Builders Association, will take a year off and return in 2022.
“The chamber board and the builders board ...
Name: Jonathan Mifflin
Address: 801 S. Kettle St. Altoona,
Telephone number: 814-944-3344
Position: Practice lead, cloud and carrier services
Years with company: 23
Family: Wife, Jessica Lippert; and three dogs: two Chihuahua ...
Pennsylvania has awarded three major business and building expansion projects in Blair County with more than $950,000 in State Enterprise Zone and Special Priority Program tax credits.
The EZP program provides state tax credits to businesses or industries investing in or making physical ...
Blue Knob to open for season
Blue Knob All Seasons Resort will re-open for the season on Friday.
The resort was open for skiing for the first time over the past weekend.
Giant Co. donating hams
The Giant Co. will donate more than 3,000 hams to 14 partner food banks ...
Some area growers say their supply of live Christmas trees is down again this year.
The number of Christmas tree farms in central Pennsylvania has been declining, according to Thomas G. Ford, commercial horticulture educator for Penn State Extension.
“When you factor in the loss of the ...
An Indiana County craft brewery is planning to open a second location in Altoona and expand its current taproom in Indiana.
Levity Brewing Co. has started construction at the old Chalk Box building at 1411 11th Ave.
“We explored lots of towns for a second location, but in Altoona, we were ...
PITTSBURGH — Levin Furniture and Mattress has announced an agreement to lease five furniture stores in the greater Pittsburgh, Altoona and State College markets.
The stores are all former Loves Furniture locations. All five stores were acquired by Loves Furniture through the bankruptcy ...
Chamber sets digital marketing presentation
The Blair County Chamber of Commerce will hold its next Digital Marketing presentation at 10 a.m. Thursday on Zoom.
The program, “Facebook Ads That Create Sales,” will focus on how companies can more effectively get the attention of customers ...
Customers who use Penelec as their power generation supplier are paying slightly more for their electricity.
Effective Tuesday, the residential rate for electricity increased from 5.6 cents per kilowatt-hour to 5.67 cents per kwh, said spokesman Todd Meyers of FirstEnergy Corp., Penelec’s ...
Executive Barberz 2 Hair Salon is now open for business on the upper level of the Logan Valley Mall.
Executive Barberz 2 is a full-service, multi-cultural barber shop and salon offering cuts, color and styles for men, women and children.
Business hours are from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday ...
SCG Hobby, located at 3200 Pleasant Valley Blvd., in the Valley Plaza is now open for business.
SCG Hobby, which also has locations in Indiana and Latrobe, is a retail store specializing in an extensive line of hobby products. Some of its featured items are Legos, sports cards and sports card ...
Blair Chamber office closed
The Blair County Chamber Office is closed to the public until further notice to comply with Gov. Tom Wolf’s new mitigation efforts for COVID-19.
“Our staff is working remotely and members will have access to our staff to assist with any issues or ...
HOLLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County’s votes in the Nov. 3 election for president and vice president were included in vote totals certified Wednesday by state Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar.
Blair County voters cast 45,306 votes (71.07%) for Republican Donald Trump, 17,636 votes (27.67%) for ...