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Man accused of intimidating DEP intern

March 27, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The state has filed a criminal complaint against a Duncansville area man based on allegations from last summer when a college intern tried to inspect a salvage yard in Allegheny... more »»


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Man accused of intimidating DEP intern

March 27, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The state has filed a criminal complaint against a Duncansville area man based on allegations from last summer when a college intern tried to inspect a salvage yard in Allegheny... more »»

Pilot’s decision puzzles German families

March 27, 2015 PARIS — Passengers with moments to live screamed in terror and the pilot frantically pounded on the locked cockpit door as a 27-year-old German co-pilot deliberately and wordlessly smashed an Airbus... more »»

Intermediate Unit 8 teaches about mission

March 27, 2015 The state’s intermediate units are little known but help keep school districts viable, the leader of the local organization said. more »»

Norfolk Southern investing in $53M energy project

March 27, 2015 Norfolk Southern will break ground today on a $53 million project to replace its coal boilers with natural gas heaters at its Juniata Locomotive Shop. more »»

PUC approves Cambria County natural gas service plan

March 27, 2015 HARRISBURG — A plan that could extend natural gas service to some Cambria County communities received Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission approval on Thursday. more »»

Local Sports

Blairsville’s talent on display in Mirror Classic

March 27, 2015 The kids from Blairsville have faced a lot of good basketball competition growing up. Some of the best of it was during recess in grade school. “We’ve always been athletic. more »»

Curry content with retirement

March 27, 2015 BRADENTON, Fla. — There’s an unmistakable hint of sadness in Matt Curry’s voice, which is understandable. But there are no regrets. more »»

Northern’s Replogle no-hits Chestnut Ridge

March 27, 2015 NEW PARIS — Northern Bedford’s Carter Replogle struck out three in his 8-0 no-hit shutout win over Chestnut Ridge in high school baseball on Thursday. more »»

Ridge opens by beating NB

March 27, 2015 NEW PARIS — Jozie Mock had two hits, and Jen Carthew struck out seven to lead Chestnut Ridge to a 6-2 win over Northern Bedford in the high school softball season opener for both teams on Thursday. more »»

Tigers run past Blue Devils

March 27, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Ali Wyland and Makenzie Wilkinson each won two events for the Hollidaysburg girls track and field team as it defeated Bellwood-Antis, 90-33, on Thursda. more »»

Lions excited for future

March 23, 2015 ST. LOUIS — Even as Ohio State was supplanting four-time defending champion Penn State as the champion at the 2015 NCAA Div. more »»

PSU’s Bailey signs with Toronto

March 23, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State men’s hockey junior forward Casey Bailey (Anchorage, Alaska) will forgo his senior season in Hockey Valley, signing with the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday night on ... more »»

Brown wins title in final seconds

March 22, 2015 ST. LOUIS — Who knew that Matt Brown had such a highly developed and highly relevant sense of humor. more »»

Competition already at the forefront for Franklin

March 22, 2015 From Mirror reports It’s taken just two days of spring practice for Penn State coach James Franklin to realize there’s a lot more competition among players across the board than there was a year ago... more »»

Brown has shot at title; Schopp an All-American

March 21, 2015 By Andy Elder For the Mirror ST. LOUIS — Penn State will return home with five All-Americans and, potentially, one national champion. Tyrone grad A.J. Schopp of Edinboro is an All-American once again. more »»


Mary A. Becker

March 27, 2015 Sept. 12, 1932 – March 25, 2015 Mary A. Becker, 82, Ebensburg, formerly of Chest Springs, died Wednesday. She was born in Chest Springs, daughter of James and Ruth (Conrad) Barnett. more »»

Miriam K. Funk

March 27, 2015 April 18, 1920 – March 25, 2015 Miriam K. Funk, 94, Chambersburg, passed away Wednesday morning at Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. more »»

Robert C. ‘R.C.’ Houser

March 27, 2015 Aug. 2, 1930 – March 25, 2015 Robert C. “R.C.” Houser, 84, Tyrone, died Wednesday at his residence. He was born in Tyrone, son of Reuben and Martha (Copenhaver) House. more »»

Betty J. (Bender) Schulz

March 27, 2015 Betty J. Schulz, 87, Altoona, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at UPMC Altoona surrounded by her loving family. Friends will be received from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at The Stevens Mortuary Inc. more »»

John J. Stevens

March 27, 2015 Aug. 3, 1952 – March 25, 2015 John J. Stevens, 62, Carrolltown, died Wednesday. He was born in Spangler, son of James and Bernadine (Baker) Stevens. more »»

Area Life

What’s next for One Direction?

March 27, 2015 LOS ANGELES — David Lee Roth and Van Halen. Noel Gallagher and Oasis. And now Zayn Malik and One Direction. more »»

Local kids part of 'Rapunzel': Show plays at Mishler twice on Saturday

March 26, 2015 About 115 local children huddled close together in a circle on the Mishler Theatre stage in Altoona Monday, each looking for a chance at their 15 minutes of local fame. more »»

Student of the month: Mark Lewis, Tyrone Area High School

March 26, 2015 Age: 17 Grade: 12 Accomplishments: Holds a 4.326 GPA, is a candidate for valedictorian and was the starting center on the D6 Championship football team. more »»

Taco Bell to replace breakfast waffle taco with biscuit version

March 25, 2015 The Associated Press NEW YORK — The newest weapon in the breakfast wars is a biscuit shaped like a taco. more »»

Gussy up your toast with these 10 ideas

March 25, 2015 We’re not entirely sure what the difference is between a classic open-faced sandwich and the suddenly hip world of toast with toppings. Then again, maybe it doesn’t much matter. more »»

Local Business


March 26, 2015 Foreclosure rates decrease Foreclosure rates in Altoona decreased in January over the same period last year, according to newly released data from CoreLogic. more »»


March 25, 2015 BEDFORD Farm to Table Chef Showcase set for Bedford The Bedford County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Bedford County Historical Society and Eat 2 Live Bistro, will hold the second... more »»

Wolf Furniture purchasing Baltimore-based furniture stores

March 24, 2015 BELLWOOD — Wolf Furniture Co. will be expanding. The 113-year-old, Bellwood-based furniture company has signed an agreement to purchase the five-store Baltimore, Md.-based Gardiners Furniture Co. more »»

WJAC welcomes back Rigby

March 24, 2015 JOHNSTOWN — Tim Rigby is rejoining the 6 News team as the new morning anchor for WJAC-TV Channel 6. “It’s exciting to have Tim return to our news team,” News Director Jim Platzer said in a statement. more »»

Landscapers eager for spring

March 22, 2015 Now that Old Man Winter has left his mark, local landscapers expect a busy spring season. more »»

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Big recruiting weekend on tap at PSU

March 27, 2015 National recruiting analyst Tom Lemming is bringing his show to State College tomorrow, and the timing was perfect, because it will coincide with a junior day that has elite talent converging on Pen... more »

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Area fish dinners and seafood buffets 03-27

All-you-can-eat seafood buffet, 4 to 7 p.m., St. Patrick's School Hall, 731 Patrick Lane, Newry. The cost is $11.25 for ages 13 to 55, $10.25 for ages 56 and older, $6 for ages 5 to 12, free for ages 4 and younger and $12 for takeouts. more »

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