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Altoona Area School District approves modular buildings

June 21, 2016 Plans for spending a half million dollars to rent temporary classrooms for the overcrowded Ebner Elementary School were approved Monday, and reasons for the removal of Penn-Lincoln Elementary... more »»

Groups hope to set plan for Scout camp

June 21, 2016 Two parties hope to have a plan in place by the end of the year to preserve a Blair County Boy Scout Camp. more »»

State unemployment continues to increase

June 21, 2016 HARRISBURG — Since the start of 2016, Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate has jumped by nearly one full percentage point, from 4.6 percent in January to 5.5 percent in Ma. more »»

AMED receiving grant to buy medical devices

June 21, 2016 AMED will soon receive a $254,000 Assistance to Firefighters Grant to help buy six heart monitor defibrillators and six modern chest compression devices. more »»

Police reports

June 21, 2016 Altoona police - Bobby J. Little, no age available, 507 Sugar St., rear, Roaring Spring, was charged Friday on the 700 block of 23rd Street with DUI. - James Thomas Harkins Jr. 35, 114 Pinecroft Ave. more »»

Local and state

June 21, 2016 Attorney to announce abuse lawsuits Altoona attorney Richard M. more »»


June 21, 2016 Bedford state police - Kyle Gardner, 21, Bedford, on Thursday lost control of his vehicle while driving south on Route 869 in South Woodbury Township. more »»

Area briefs

June 21, 2016 Altoona woman facing drug charge An Altoona woman faces a drug charge after she allegedly walked into the Blair County Courthouse with someone else’s prescription drugs in her purse. Kendra L. more »»

Spring Cove School Board approves budget

June 21, 2016 ROARING SPRING — With no debate and no disagreement among the seven members present, the Spring Cove School Board quickly approved a $25. more »»

Blair waste disposal collection scheduled

June 21, 2016 From Mirror staff reports Blair County residents are being encouraged to set aside their household hazardous waste items for proper disposal during a two-day event in July. more »»

Stores raise glass to liquor law

June 20, 2016 To read comments online and among excited beer buyers, Gov. more »»

Agency looking into VA allegations

June 20, 2016 The Department of Veterans Affairs is investigating allegations that the Van Zandt VA Medical Center failed to conduct needed followup on many vulnerable brain-injury patients between 2007 and 2014. more »»

Former superintendent chronicles career in book

June 20, 2016 When talking about his new book detailing the lessons learned over the course of his 42-year career as superintendent of the Tyrone Area School District, William Miller points out that, while it is... more »»

Police: W.Va. woman died in I-99 motorcycle accident

June 20, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A West Virginia woman died Saturday night in Blair County when she was thrown from a motorcycle on Interstate 99. more »»

Fire destroys city house

June 20, 2016 Two Altoona residents became homeless Sunday after fire ripped through the top of their house. The blaze at 2117 Eighth Ave. was reported about 3 p.m. more »»

Area briefs

June 20, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG Police seek robbery suspects State police are making an appeal for information in connection with a robbery and theft that was reported Saturday night. more »»

Use of biosolids making a stink

June 19, 2016 When residents of a local municipality were told a neighbor would be fertilizing his crops with treated sewage, they spoke out claiming they got a crappy deal. more »»

Gay bar patrons seek security

June 19, 2016 In the past week, some of Jay Adams’ friends have sought out handguns. “They’re terrified right now,” Adams, a bartender at Escapade, a gay bar along Union Avenue, sai. more »»

Juneteenth Celebration provides history lesson

June 19, 2016 HUNTINGDON — In seven years, the borough’s Juneteenth Celebration has developed into a homecoming and a history lesson. more »»

City Council planning regrading ordinance

June 19, 2016 City Council plans to consider an ordinance that would require permits for projects that involve regrading more than 500 square feet or digging deeper than 4 linear feet. more »»

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