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Farm family recognized

CHEST SPRINGS — Once purchased by John Itle in 1842, Vale Wood Farms in Loretto is now operated by the fifth and sixth generations of the Itle family. Regarded as one of Cambria County’s oldest farm families, the Itles and Vale Wood Farms have provided a wide range of dairy products to ...

City man faces arrest warrants

From Mirror staff reports A city man faces arrest warrants after he allegedly broke into a residence and assaulted two occupants, a police report stated. Elijah Jihad Easterling, 26, is wanted by the Altoona Police Department for felony charges of burglary and criminal trespassing. Police ...

Attention to detail

St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church parishioner Debbie Sault of Duncansville paints a handrail at the Hollidaysburg church on Monday. Mirror photo by Patrick Waksmunski

Child sex offender’s sentence upheld

A Bedford man serving a minimum of 56 years in prison for the rape of a child and related offenses has failed to convince the Pennsylvania Superior Court that he is entitled to a new trial because of the close relationship between the county’s former district attorney and the sentencing ...

Empower3 merges with Pittsburgh group

Altoona doctor Zane Gates’ subscription-based Empower3 primary health care organization has merged with Pittsburgh-based Spark360 to form PeopleOne Health — adding reach and capability. Core services remain about the same as under Empower3, including primary care, labwork, radiology, ...

Man sought in BLM incident

From Mirror staff reports A man with an active felony arrest warrant out of Bedford County posted bond and was released from DeWitt County Jail in Illinois before he could be extradited to Pennsylvania to face charges related to a 2020 shooting. Bedford County District Lesley Childers-Potts ...