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Night Out Against Crime

August 5, 2015 DUNCANSVILLE — It was blue skies, blue uniforms and a lot of smiling faces Tuesday night as Duncansville hosted its 31st annual Night Out Against Crim. more »»

 
 
 

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Night Out Against Crime

August 5, 2015 DUNCANSVILLE — It was blue skies, blue uniforms and a lot of smiling faces Tuesday night as Duncansville hosted its 31st annual Night Out Against Crim. more »»

Ex-APD officer case goes to court

August 5, 2015 A magisterial district judge found enough evidence Tuesday to send one count of simple assault and an official oppression charge against a former Altoona police officer to Blair County Court. more »»

County seeks funds for housing needs

August 5, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County will ask for $185,850 from a state agency that distributes Marcellus Shale revenue to help those who have either lost their housing or are at risk of losing i. more »»

Wingate approved with waivers

August 5, 2015 The Altoona Planning Com­mission on Tuesday waived several land development requirements in approving a proposal for a Wingate Hotel at the site of the former Ford Music store on Chestnut Avenu. more »»

Inclusive playground put to test at unveiling

August 5, 2015 EBENSBURG — On a hot Tuesday afternoon, parents pushed kids’ wheelchairs up to basket swings and watched as others played with special sensory equipment on a playground designed to give children wit... more »»

Local Sports

Weaver leaves icing on local hockey legacy

August 5, 2015 Dave Weaver arrived in Altoona 16 years ago to become the news director at WRTA Radi. more »»

Lilly, Stere cruise to Game 1 win

August 5, 2015 As perennial favorites to win the Altoona Greater City Baseball League title, Conrad Chiropractic/Lilly American Legion and starting pitcher Zach Stere made a strong statement on Tuesday as they loo... more »»

Hollidaysburg YMCA ready for playoffs

August 5, 2015 The High School Division semifinals will feature a couple of rivalry games, and Mitch Grace Construction will be the top seed in the Alumni Division tournament when the Hollidaysburg YMCA Women’s... more »»

Volleyball team picked

August 5, 2015 PITTSBURGH — Penn State Altoona women’s volleyball was predicted to finish atop the standings in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference for the second year in a row, as the Lady Lions tied for... more »»

Hummingbird holds fundraiser

August 4, 2015 By Dottie Bird For the Mirror Reynoldsville — Hummingbird Speedway fans and race teams held a special fundraiser for the Children’s Tumor Foundation on Saturday night. more »»

Zettel stands out in every way

August 4, 2015 To say Anthony Zettel is an interesting dude would be a major understatement. That’s Zettel’s word, too — “dude.” Ask him about other guys, and he’ll frequently respond by saying, “He’s a good dud. more »»

Top recruit picks PSU

August 4, 2015 PHILADELPHIA — Roman Catholic point guard Tony Carr, a four-star recruit, made a verbal committment to Penn State at the school’s library on Monday, according to multiple reports. more »»

Penn State names new assistant AD

August 4, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State announced Monday the appointment of Dr. Michael Cross as assistant athletic director, new business development. more »»

Move to safety Lucas’ idea

August 3, 2015 CHICAGO — A little voice inside his head had some advice for Jordan Lucas during the spring. more »»

Franklin on right path to succeed

August 2, 2015 CHICAGO — Make a checklist of everything you’d want in a college football coach for the modern era, and consider how Penn State’s James Franklin stacks up. Elite recruiter? That’s easy. more »»

Obituaries

John Cuthbert ‘Charlie’ Adams

August 5, 2015 John C. “Charlie” Adams, 87, Cresson, passed away peacefully Tuesday at the home of his daughter in Stafford, V. more »»

Kathryn J. Claar

August 5, 2015 Kathryn J. Claar, 90, Roaring Spring, died Tuesday morning at Homewood at Martinsburg after an extended illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Paul S. and M. Margaret (Smeltzer) Royer. more »»

Jack M. Clouse

August 5, 2015 Jack M. Clouse, 86, Bedford, passed away Monday. He was born in Altoona, son of J. Emmert and Hilda (Treese) Clouse. Surviving are a sister, Betty Gable of New Enterprise; and a brother, Jesse . more »»

Walter R. ‘Dick’ Davis

August 5, 2015 Walter Richard “Dick” Davis, 93, died peacefully Saturday at his historic home in Ebensburg. more »»

Michael J. Hoover

August 5, 2015 Michael J. Hoover, 66, Fallentimber, formerly of Spangler, died Monday. He was born in Spangler, son of the late Charles and Dorothy (McCann) Hoover. more »»

Area Life

'Hollidaysburg's best kept secret'

August 5, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — John Rutter spent much of his life working in a variety of pizza shops, and all that time spent tossing dough in the kitchen taught him a few business lessons. more »»

Huntingdon County abounds with recreation

August 2, 2015 Editor’s note: This is the fifth story in a regular series on travel in the region. In this installment, we visit Huntingdon County, just to the east of Blair County. more »»

Earth Matters: Buying locally grown produce can help solve issues

August 1, 2015 As we near the peak of local fruit and vegetable harvests, it’s a great time to revisit the benefits of buying and eating locally. more »»

Grapevine

July 30, 2015 ‘Breaking Bad’ houses for sale ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two houses featured on the hit AMC-TV series “Breaking Bad” are up for sale in Albuquerque. more »»

Dylan’s electric guitar returned to Newport

July 30, 2015 The guitar that Bob Dylan used to go electric at the New-port Folk Festival 50 years ago was back in Newport. more »»

Local Business

ABCD Corp. receives grant

August 5, 2015 Altoona-Blair County Development Corp. has been awarded a $97,500 grant from U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development. more »»

Appvion sells Encapsys division

August 5, 2015 APPLETON, Wis. — Appvion Inc. more »»

Alpha Natural files for Chapter 11

August 4, 2015 BRISTOL, Va. — Alpha Natural Resources is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the fourth big coal producer to do so within the last two years. more »»

US auto sales strong in July on SUV, luxury demand

August 4, 2015 DETROIT — More Americans are buying cars that say “look at me. more »»

Sports medicine expo set

August 4, 2015 Huntingdon County Orthopedic Partnership is sponsoring a Preseason Sports Medicine Expo from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the J.C. Blair Therapy & Wellness Center on the campus of J.C. more »»

 
 
 

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