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Harrisburg mindset troubling

May 11, 2016 At first glance the idea is appealing: Pass legislation in the Pennsylvania General Assembly that would guarantee funding for schools during any future budget gridlock, as long as there’s money in... more »»

Cresson plans just a start

May 10, 2016 People of eastern Cambria County and most of Blair County might be feeling upbeat that the prolonged uncertainty about the former state correctional institution at Cresson might be coming to an e. more »»

Troubling info opens another wound at PSU

May 8, 2016 Penn State fans were reminded again last week that the scandal that permanently stained the university more than four years ago will never fully be erase. more »»

Numbers say it’s apparently difficult to vote

May 6, 2016 Congratulations. At least to half of you. more »»

Employer deserves disclosure

May 5, 2016 Some employers have very good reasons for rejecting job applicants with criminal histories. For example, you probably don’t want your local police department offering jobs to convicted felons. more »»

Zombies will take over city

May 4, 2016 Altoona’s zombie experience Aug. 26-27 holds great potential. It’s true that the event is aimed at being a welcoming treat for students flooding to Penn State’s Altoona campus for their fall classe. more »»

Special report(er) is Ray’s legacy

May 1, 2016 Friday might as well have been Phil Ray Day here at the Mirror and at the Blair County Courthouse. more »»

Primary helps set the stage for fall race

May 1, 2016 Now that Pennsylvania’s primary elections have come and gone, it’s time for a respite from the multitude of political signs that have dotted the landscape in recent weeks. more »»

See more than a motorcycle

April 30, 2016 Last week’s news that Pennsylvania motorcycle deaths hit their lowest point last year in more than a decade was nearly as surprising as it is encouraging. more »»

Does Kane think she’s above law?

April 28, 2016 Does Kane think she’s above law? This week’s primary elections consumed a significant amount of Pennsylvania residents’ attention. more »»

Penn Cambria transparency needs work

April 27, 2016 Penn Cambria School District administrators were guilty of an error in judgment when they failed to notify parents quickly about an alleged weapons threat on April 8 at the high school. more »»

Please be true to your selfie

April 25, 2016 The fine may be small, but the consequences can be life-altering. Distracted driving is a route drivers do not want to travel. more »»

State voters face historic opportunity

April 24, 2016 Pennsylvania’s presidential primaries usually merit not much more than a glance from the rest of the nation, because the Republican and Democratic nominees usually are decided long before Keystone... more »»

Boroughs’ frustration justified

April 22, 2016 Residents of Gallitzin and Tunnelhill boroughs obviously are relieved that understandings now are in place about repair of their streets following Gallitzin’s natural gas project. more »»

Outage brings reminder

April 20, 2016 The electrical problems that blackened Altoona’s downtown business district from Sunday into Tuesday can be regarded as instructive, as well as an annoyance and temporary economic setback. more »»

Amtrak concerns lingering

April 19, 2016 Although the most recent fatal accident involving an Amtrak train occurred hundreds of miles from Altoona, it’s understandable that the deadly incident evoked major interest and concern among people... more »»

Thankfully, rail merger goes off track

April 17, 2016 Despite failing in its five-month push to merge with Norfolk Southern Corp., Calgary, Alberta-based Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. more »»

Hold EPA to same standard

April 16, 2016 When the tables are turned, the U.. more »»

Studying Altoona’s future vital

April 15, 2016 A study focused on the capacity of the Altoona Area School District buildings is indeed an eye-opener. more »»

Northern Cambria on alert

April 13, 2016 Altoona or any other community that has experienced arson or a blaze of undetermined origin can relate to what people of Barr Township in northwestern Cambria County have been feeling since early... more »»

 
 
 

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