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May 25, 2016 Local foreclosure rates fall CoreLogic data shows that the rate of Altoona area foreclosures among outstanding mortgage loans was 1.09 percent for March 2016, a decrease of 0. more »»

Lumber inspector makes the grade

May 22, 2016 FRANKSTOWN — Robert Pittman had a choice. “I could either stay here or move down south,” said Pittman, 48, an Everett native. He had been a lumber inspector for 28 years. more »»

16 Mirror news, sports staffers win state awards

May 22, 2016 A total of 16 members of the Altoona Mirror newsroom team, along with the Mirror sports staff, earned recognition in several national and statewide awards competitions. more »»

Behind the desk

May 22, 2016 Company name: WR Barnhart Auto Sales, or Barnharts Address: 1368 Mill Run Road, Altoona Telephone number: 942-9172 Position: Owner Years with company: I have been with the company for 36 years. more »»


May 22, 2016 New hires and promotions -- Allen Thompson is the new broker/ owner of Howard Hanna Johnston Realty Services, Altoona. Thompson has more than 28 years in the real estate and right of way fields. more »»


May 20, 2016 Chamber business dinner tickets now available Marty Marasco, president and CEO, of Altoona-Blair County Development Corp. more »»


May 19, 2016 Holiday Inn Express opens The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites is now open in Convention Center Commons. more »»

Co-op offers wild salmon

May 17, 2016 Local residents can now enjoy wild Alaskan salmon. Billings, Mont.,-based Kwee-Jack Fish Co. has opened its Altoona co-op at the Alpacas of the Alleghenies Farm, near Duncansville. more »»


May 17, 2016 State College Mall adds indoor trampoline An indoor trampoline park and ninja course will be coming to the Nittany Mall this winter. more »»

Pool dealers making a splash

May 15, 2016 After what most are calling an average year in 2015, local swimming pool dealers are optimistic that 2016 will be a better year. more »»

Ad Bargain will return to newsstands June 1

May 15, 2016 Ad Bargain, the free weekly publication that local shoppers have used to find great deals for the past four decades, will return to newsstands on a full-time basis, beginning June . more »»

Behind the desk

May 15, 2016 Company: Aquatic Imitations Address: 311 U.S. more »»


May 15, 2016 New hires and promotions -- Gregory L. Elliott has been appointed to the position of vice president and principal of The EADS Group In. more »»

Local briefcase

May 12, 2016 Johnstown New store in Galleria The Zebra Stand is now open in the Johnstown Galleria. more »»


May 11, 2016 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SFU gets energy audit grant WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Tuesday awarded 26 grants — including one to Saint Francis University — to help rural small businesse... more »»

Bellwood native finds niche in TV

May 8, 2016 As a youngster, Matt Claar wasn’t sure what he wanted to do with his life. “I wanted to rule the world, but didn’t know how,” Claar said. “I always wanted to leave and explore the world. more »»


May 8, 2016 New hires and promotions -- Lisa Defibaugh of Bedford has been named executive director at Homewood at Martinsburg. more »»

Behind the desk

May 8, 2016 Company name: Answer Physical Therapy and Health Center LLC Address: 921 Third Ave. more »»


May 6, 2016 Bedford Lampire Biological certified Lampire Biological Laboratories recently achieved certification to ISO 9001:2008 and 13485:2003. more »»

Company buys Huntingdon building

May 5, 2016 MOUNT UNION — A Texas-based manufacturing company has announced plans to expand into Huntingdon County. ACProducts Inc. more »»

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