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Authority questions one-strike policy

November 23, 2015 The Altoona Housing Authority is worried about recent “guidance” from the U.. more »»

Family gets Disney distraction from Make-A-Wish

November 23, 2015 Six-year-old Kenneth Glass, who goes by his middle name Ethan, seems like a typical kid. He’s a straight-A student at Glendale Elementary School, and he’s looking forward to playing in the snow. more »»

Authority prefers that neighbors buy available lots

November 23, 2015 The chairman of the Altoona Redevelopment Authority on Friday reassured residents worried about a development group’s proposal to acquire all the authority’s available lots for construction of... more »»

Schirf makes ‘sacrifice’ offer

November 23, 2015 Altoona Water Authority member Bill Schirf this week offered to give up his seat, if it can help keep fellow member Tom Martin on the boar. more »»

Pastor leasing spaces for worship center

November 23, 2015 The pastor of a new congregation in Altoona has leased two spaces in the city Transportation Center to serve as a worship center. more »»

Society: Blair County Prison must add workers

November 22, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A longtime representative of the Pennsylvania Prison Society said Thursday a “staffing problem” at the Blair County Prison is frustrating inmates and corrections officers. more »»

Customers gobbling up turkeys

November 22, 2015 It takes months of preparation to get ready for Thanksgiving season at Imler’s Poultry of Duncansville. more »»

WWII paratrooper gets chance to fly again

November 22, 2015 MARTINSBURG — A small red and white plane sped down a runway Saturday morning at the Altoona-Blair County Airport before ascending into the sky as it likely has many times befor. more »»

State budget plans could help homeowners, hurt renters

November 22, 2015 Taxes and budgets always produce winners and losers, and after nearly five months of fighting in Harrisburg, they’re starting to become clear. more »»

Young lady’s help makes me feel old

November 22, 2015 I am old. I mean, I know I’m old. I’m 50, and I have waxed nostalgic in this column about turning the big 5-0 plenty. more »»

Foundation hosting ceremony

November 22, 2015 The Home Nursing Agency Foundation will conduct a Lights of Love Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Monday at its corporate office on Sheraton Drive. more »»


November 22, 2015 The following sentencings were filed in Blair County Court. Although some cases may be more than a year old, the Mirror publishes them in the interest of complete reporting. more »»

Yard waste collections ending soon

November 22, 2015 Municipal leaf and yard waste collections will end soon with most municipalities winding up collections this week, the Intermunicipal Relations Committee said. more »»

Hiring system causes contention

November 22, 2015 The most attended school board meetings usually have a lot to do with money; closing schools or raising taxes are two examples. more »»

Police: Crash victims were being pursued

November 22, 2015 From Mirror staff reports MARTINSBURG — New details about a Friday afternoon car crash that left a woman dead and a man and infant severely injured reveal that the driver was fleeing police at the... more »»

Premier Healthcare taking over management of Valley View

November 21, 2015 Blair County’s former nursing home is expected to soon come under new management, as required by an agreement signed in October by the state Department of Health and the company that formed to buy... more »»

Woman dies, infant and man badly injured in Piney Creek Road crash

November 21, 2015 MARTINSBURG — A woman was killed, and a man and infant suffered severe injuries Friday afternoon when a car rolled on Piney Creek Roa. more »»

Lots drawn to decide ties in municipal elections

November 21, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Winners of 10 municipal offices were decided Friday when the Blair County Board of Elections drew lots to break tie votes. Election officials expect to release final results on Monday. more »»

Cresson woman, 34, pleads guilty in 2013 fatal crash

November 21, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Cresson woman who has been in the Blair County Prison for months awaiting trial as the result of a fatal traffic accident on Route 22, entered guilty pleas Friday to all charges... more »»

ADA must request mental health treatment for man who killed dog

November 21, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A judge has ordered Blair County Assistant District Attorney Deanne Paul to file a petition requesting mental health treatment at the Torrance State Hospital for a man who killed his... more »»

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