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Fireworks dealers excited for Saturday Fourth of July

June 29, 2015 Independence Day falling on Saturday is the perfect storm for fireworks dealers. “The prospects for sales this season are excellent. more »»


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Fireworks dealers excited for Saturday Fourth of July

June 29, 2015 Independence Day falling on Saturday is the perfect storm for fireworks dealers. “The prospects for sales this season are excellent. more »»

Courthouse, water threats suspect will use attorney

June 29, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Adam C. more »»

Local woman leaves to join Peace Corps in Africa

June 29, 2015 A local woman has left the comforts of central Pennsylvania to embark on a 27-month service trip in Africa. more »»

Beccaria man killed in crash

June 29, 2015 CLEARFIELD — A Clearfield County man is dead after a crash on Sunday. more »»

Woman upset after skunk killed

June 29, 2015 After a baby skunk was removed from her yard and killed, an area woman was infuriated, writing a scathing letter naming several local wildlife agencies to claim they had “ended an innocent animal’s... more »»

Local Sports

Curve fall out of first with DH sweep

June 29, 2015 HARRISBURG — The 2010 Curve championship team was a whopping 23 games over .500 the first half of the season but went one game under . more »»

Heidelberg clips Medicine Shoppe

June 29, 2015 Heidelberg scored six times in the top of the sixth as it edged Medicine Shoppe/Grandview Meats, 7-6, Sunday in Greater City League baseball action at Juniata. Medicine Shoppe allowed 11 walks tota. more »»

Area youth baseball

June 29, 2015 Independent Major League W-L-T Thompson Pharmacy 20-4 ERA Sports 18-5-1 Makdad 16-7-1 Sheetz 13-11 Cumming Motors 3-20 Friendly’s 0-23 Results Makdad 22, Cumming Motors 6: Multiple hits—Wood,... more »»

Mount hosts Northern Ireland hoops team

June 29, 2015 Cresson — A small group of girls basketball players, mostly from Belfast, Northern Ireland, participated in the Mount Aloysius College Basketball Cam. more »»

Spikes knock off Staten Island

June 29, 2015 STATEN ISLAND, NY —The State College Spikes produced a four-run fourth inning, and clutch pitching made the lead hold up as the Spikes defeated the Staten Island Yankees, 4-3, on Sunday afternoon at... more »»

Baltimore four-star DT picks Nittany Lions

June 27, 2015 Just like that, Penn State has filled nearly all its 2016 recruiting needs on the defensive line. more »»

Rudel: Well-earned ‘ticket’ to retirement

June 26, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — When Bud Meredith began working in the Penn State ticket office 48 years ago, a large section-by-section map of the Beaver Stadium seating plan hung on the wall, and additions and... more »»

Lions snag big DT

June 26, 2015 When Charlotte, N.C. defensive tackle Christian Colon announced he would going public with his college of choice on Independence High School’s senior night, No. more »»

Nittany Lions hire ex-NFL coach Haslett

June 25, 2015 Penn State made an intriguing hire Wednesday, bringing former NFL head coach Jim Haslett on board as a team consultant. more »»

Hancock up for ESPY

June 25, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State women’s volleyball’s Micha Hancock has been nominated for a 2015 ESPY award, presented by ESPN. more »»


June F. Bassler

June 29, 2015 June F. Bassler, 92, Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of Roaring Spring, died Sunday morning at the home. She was born in Henrietta, daughter of the late Dean and Elizabeth Ayers. She married John H. more »»

Alison S. Douglas

June 29, 2015 Alison S. Douglas, 101, Homewood at Martinsburg, died Saturday morning, June 27, 2015, at the home. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date. more »»

Patricia A. ‘Patty’ Feigh

June 29, 2015 Patricia A. Feigh, 78, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Coalport, died Saturday at Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg. more »»

James L. Helsley

June 29, 2015 James L. Helsley, 71, Antis Township, died Saturday afternoon, June 27, 2015, at Epworth Manor Tyrone. Friends will be received from 4 to the 8 p.m. funeral service Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at Jon . more »»

C. Elizabeth Ott

June 29, 2015 C. Elizabeth Ott, 81, Home­wood at Martinsburg, formerly of New Enter­prise, died Saturday at the home. She was born in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late Edgar and Grace (Arble) Snider. more »»

Area Life

Going natural

June 27, 2015 Craig Cameron is grateful for the evergreen privet shrubs that line his 28th Avenue front yard in Altoona. They hide the overgrown look of his yard. more »»

Wonder and humor dot Pittsburgh artist's work

June 26, 2015 Kathleen Zimbicki picked up oil painting because she wasn’t as good musically as the rest of her family, but her competitive nature made her want to be good at something. more »»

A good mix: Wine and paint events offer new experiences

June 25, 2015 People looking to try a new nightlife option need only pick up a paintbrus. more »»

Writer Larry Kramer 80, but ‘fight’s never over’

June 25, 2015 NEW YORK — He refuses to go quietly into that good night. Larry Kramer continues to rage. more »»

Beating the heat

June 24, 2015 It takes more than a twist of orange for bartender Tracey Lane to make up the shaker of Twisted Marg. more »»

Local Business

Marcellus-reliant firms resilient

June 28, 2015 Local businesses who work with the Marcellus Shale industry say a significant drop in crude oil prices has had an impact on their business — and one company that had planned on building a plant in... more »»


June 28, 2015 New hires and promotions -Heidi Bishop has joined YTI Career Institute- Altoona as a medical billing and coding program instructor. more »»

Behind the Desk: Bill Herr Sr.

June 28, 2015 Company name: Triangle Barber Shop Address: 1518 12th Ave. Telephone number: 942-7222 Position: Owner Years with company: 53 Family: Wife, Nancy; son, Bill Jr. more »»

Sheetz employees to ‘Bike to work’

June 26, 2015 Sheetz is holding its second annual Bike to work day today with employees encouraged to ride their bikes to work. more »»

Plans for clean energy center fall through

June 23, 2015 DUNCANSVILLE — A project to build a clean energy center in Blair County and bring 30 new jobs to the area isn’t going to happe. more »»

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