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Longtime area entertainer Huber dies

June 14, 2016 The Altoona area has lost a man who spent his life helping others enjoy their lives. Dennie Huber, 60, 2547 Union Ave., best known as a master balloon artist and magician, died Sunday in Pittsbur. more »»

Senators debate raising age in child sexual abuse lawsuits

June 14, 2016 HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s top legal office told lawmakers Monday that it is unconstitutional to change state law to retroactively give victims of child sexual abuse more time to sue, although some... more »»

Police: Altoona man fought with officers while drunk

June 14, 2016 A city man who police said was staggering drunk when he fought with officers ultimately had to be sedate. more »»

Salary board drops practice

June 14, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair County Salary Board is abandoning its longstanding practice of re-creating employee positions, a task that required elected officials and/or department heads to ask the... more »»

Logan commission certifies project application

June 14, 2016 The Logan Township Planning Commission has certified to the state Department of Community and Economic Development that an improvement project for Leopold Park conforms with the township’s... more »»

Airline wants to add flights at Altoona-Blair County Airport

June 14, 2016 The company now providing daily passenger flights from the Altoona-Blair County Airport to Pittsburgh wants to add flights to the Baltimore-Washington airport starting in October. more »»

Tyrone reverses decision to use water chemical

June 14, 2016 From Mirror staff reports TYRONE — In a vote at their Monday night meeting, Borough Council members chose to undo a decision made last month to use a new chemical within the local water supply. more »»

Retirement Board votes to divert pension money

June 14, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair County Retirement Board has agreed to divert invested pension dollars into two real estate funds, a practice that is new for the county. more »»

Hollidaysburg Area approves increase in real estate taxes

June 14, 2016 From Mirror staff reports In a break from the past seven years with no tax increase, the Hollidays­burg Area School Board voted Monday evening to raise real estate taxes 1.5 mills. more »»

Area briefs

June 14, 2016 Missing truck driver found dead A missing truck driver from Altoona has been found dead. Barry L. more »»

Park naturalist: ‘I have the best job in the world’

June 13, 2016 Summer is definitely a busy time for Prince Gallitzin State Park naturalist Beth Garner. On a recent weekday morning, she started her day kayaking with a group of ladies. more »»

Airlines show interest in Martinsburg airport

June 13, 2016 MARTINSBURG — Three companies have informed the federal government of their interest in providing subsidized passenger service at the Altoona-Blair County Airport. more »»

K9s run, leap for funds

June 13, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The incentive for the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society to hold its first-ever Paws in the Park here Saturday was Altoona native Lawrence Frederick’s offer to stage a demonstration... more »»

Old Canal Inn owner wants outdoor concerts

June 13, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Live music may soon be played outside of the Old Canal Inn after a Thursday night vote from Borough Council set the stage for further discussion. more »»

Tyrone boy found near home

June 13, 2016 TYRONE — A 7-year old Tyrone boy was missing for three hours Sunday afternoon, leading to a search that ended when he walked home from the house of a friend he’d visited without telling his family,... more »»

Study could suggest more restoration

June 13, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A closer examination of courtrooms in the original portion of the Blair County Court­house has yielded information that is expected to encourage further restoration wor. more »»


June 13, 2016 Hollidaysburg state police -- Robert L. more »»

Police reports

June 13, 2016 Altoona police -- Tara N. Dennis, 26, 610 N. Third St., was arrested early Saturday at home on a sheriff’s warran. more »»

Motorcyclist injured in crash

June 13, 2016 A motorcyclist was transported to a hospital after a crash Sunday afternoon on an I-99 ramp at 17th Street, according to an official from the Blair County 911 Center. more »»

BG, McCort take stand on two diocese leaders

June 12, 2016 Two religious leaders with roles in the Altoona-Johnstown diocese’s landmark school consolidation set for this fall are banned from high schools where they formerly serve. more »»

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