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Van Zandt goes digital to preserve history

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Gary Orr, who’s been coming for care to the Van Zandt VA Medical Center for five decades, is upset that management doesn’t plan to rehang the approximately 2,000 pictures of local veterans that have adorned the walls for years, after a repainting project that began recently. Management ...

Edwards ‘in awe’ at being on Lions Club International board

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You could call Larry Edwards a reluctant Lion. You can also call him an International Director of Lions Club International. Edwards, 71, an Altoona native, was elected to Lions Club International’s Board of Directors during the association’s 102nd International Convention in Milan, ...

Wild whiteout

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Penn State Nittany Lion fans cheer at the start of the whiteout game against Michigan at Beaver Stadium on Saturday. PSU held on for the win. See game story on Page B1. (Photo for the Mirror by Chuck Meyers)

Pets help ease seniors’ loneliness

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Social isolation is an increasingly common issue, with one in five Americans reporting they feel lonely. Seniors are especially vulnerable to these feelings, with nearly half saying they often feel lonely. A recent survey by Home Instead Inc. found regular interaction with animals can help to ...

Martinsburg airport sees uptick in passengers

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MARTINSBURG — The Altoona-Blair County Airport ended the federal fiscal year on Sept. 30 with 7,318 passengers, the highest amount since 2015 for its current carrier, Southern Airways, which initially started serving the airport in late 2014. The number was a slight improvement over the ...

AMED board member wants documentation on project

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AMED’s construction work in Lakemont is well underway, but board member Dave Cowger remained a little nervous recently about the scope of a project that began as a potential $110,000 addition to the Lakemont firehouse and grew to what will become the $3.4 million organizational headquarters, ...

All hail Halloween

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Claysburg kicked off Halloween celebrations with its annual parade on Saturday. Avery Weyandt, 4, of Claysburg tosses candy to crowds. (Mirror photos by Cynthia Wise)

Area

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Commissioner forum is Tuesday The Blair County Tea Party and Indivisible Blair County will co-host a nonpartisan candidate forum featuring the candidates for Blair County commissioner: incumbents Ted Beam Jr. and Bruce Erb along with challengers Laura Burke and Amy Webster. The event will ...

Are you nuts?

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As I am out and about running errands, I am often stopped by readers of this column and asked the same question, “How is the puppy doing?” It seems as if dogs are a favorite subject of many people and the fact that my wife and I are senior citizens who started life over at an advanced ...

ISC to amend pollution plan

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The Intergovernmental Stormwater Committee is proposing an amendment including some new projects to its Pollution Reduction Plan, so that the organization of 11 municipalities in the urbanized area of central Blair County can get “credit” toward its mandated pollution reduction goal. That ...

Joyce bucks GOP, backs Trump

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Even as most House Republicans split from President Donald Trump on Wednesday and condemned his sudden military withdrawal from Syria, U.S. Rep. John Joyce, R-13th District, remained in the minority. The vote — part of an ongoing political battle that has roiled Washington and rippled ...

Parking garage elevator will be out

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The elevator in the Altoona Transportation Center is going down. Sometime between late October and mid-November, the lift will be out of service to allow for its replacement — and the replacement elevator won’t be available to the public until some time in December, according to Altoona ...

Blair GOP to host ‘Republican Red Rally’

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DUNCANSVILLE — The Blair County Republican Committee will host the two candidates at the top of the November GOP ticket, as well as the state party chairman, for its second annual “Republican Red Rally” breakfast. Superior Court Judge nominees Megan King and Christylee Peck and state ...

Halloween events

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Trick or treat is planned for this month. Communities and organizations wishing to have their events included in future lists should email the information to news@altoonamirror.com. All Blair County municipalities will observe trick or treat from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. Police in the ...

UOC performs surgeries at Tyrone

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Although no longer performing joint replacement surgery at Tyrone Hospital, University Orthopedics Center will continue to perform other orthopedic surgeries in the specialties of sports medicine surgery, hand surgery and foot and ankle surgery at Tyrone Hospital. Additionally, UOC’s Dr. ...

Marriage licenses

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Bedford County Abriana Maria Wigfield and Bryce Jordon Miller, both of New Paris. Justin David Paul Weist, Breezewood, and Alexis Nacole Fletcher, Everett. Tyler Adam Cooper and Brittany Lavon Over, both of Bedford. Mark A. Patterson, Bedford, and Angela Jennifer Cornell, ...

Divorces

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Bedford County HILLEGASS — Karen Marie, Everett, Robert R. Jr., Clearville. HARRIS — Amy, Mark Wissinger, both of New Paris. BAREFOOT — Russell Eugene, Osterburg, Marguerite R., Accident, Md. Huntingdon County GERHOLT — Charles E. Jr., Mount Union; Wanda K., Mapleton. Married ...

Magisterial district judge

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Filed before Altoona Magisterial District Judge Daniel C. DeAntonio: Korrina M. McCormick, 28, 715 Third Ave., rear, charged by Altoona police with accident involving damage to attended vehicle or property and one summary traffic violation on the 200 block of Eighth Street March 8. Summary ...

PSU ticket scanning frustrates fans

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STATE COLLEGE — Penn State is gearing up for arguably its biggest matchup of the season — tonight’s whiteout game against Michigan. However, while fans are hyped up for the big game, they’re also bracing for challenges many have faced this season. To kick off the 2019 season, Penn ...

Appvion reworking Spring Mill operations

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ROARING SPRING — Major changes are coming to Appvion’s Spring Mill. “Last week Appvion and the (United Steelworkers) Local 10-422 reached an agreement to restructure the company’s integrated pulp and paper mill in Roaring Spring, PA. The new agreement provides a framework for a more ...