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Dems call Wolf’s budget ambitious

March 3, 2015 HARRISBURG — More details of Gov. more »»


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Dems call Wolf’s budget ambitious

March 3, 2015 HARRISBURG — More details of Gov. more »»

Judge denies withdrawal of Piner’s guilty pleas

March 3, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Blair County judge has denied a request by Stephen M. Piner of Altoona to withdraw his guilty pleas to 32 drug-related offenses. more »»

Police say city man beat pregnant dog

March 3, 2015 An Altoona man remains behind bars after he allegedly showed up drunk at his ex-girlfriend’s house and assaulted their dog. Robert W. Schandelmeier, 406 Cherry Av. more »»

Theater operator wants to serve beer

March 3, 2015 CROSS KEYS — The operator of a movie theater proposed for Convention Center Commons wants to introduce on-site sales of alcoholic beverages. A representative for Eastwynn Theaters Inc. more »»

Smoke alarms available

March 3, 2015 The Altoona Fire Depart­ment is accepting applications from city residents for smoke alarms as part of its Fire Prevention and Awareness campaign. more »»

Local Sports

Manley working hard

March 3, 2015 Name: Cole Manley School: Altoona Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Wrestling Athlete of the week achievement: Manley was one of two area wrestlers to claim a PIAA Class AAA Northwest Regional... more »»

Long setting records

March 3, 2015 Name: Colter Long School: Hollidaysburg Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Swimming Athlete of the week achievement: Long set a new record in the District 6 Class AA Swimming Championships by winning th... more »»

Flaugh puts in time

March 3, 2015 Name: Taylor Flaugh School: Central Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Swimming Athlete of the week achievement: Flaugh won the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle events at the District 6 Class AA... more »»

Ridge’s Burkett hopes to continue roll at states

March 3, 2015 Chestnut Ridge’s Aaron Burkett rolled into the Southwest Regional Tournament 106-pound finals with a pin, a 10-0 major decision and a 16-0 technical fall. more »»

Canon-McMillan site for regional has pros, cons

March 3, 2015 So, after the midseason surprise announcement that the Southwest Regional Tournament had been moved from IUP to Canon-McMillan High School, I can give you my review on how it was ru. more »»

With one game left, Lady Lions drop 22nd game of season

February 27, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — A double-double from Candice Agee and double-figure scoring efforts from both Sierra Moore and Tori Waldner weren’t enough for the Penn State Lady Lions to overcome high-scoring... more »»

Franklin’s caravan to make stop in Altoona

February 25, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — Seeking to continue building on the success of “Dominate The State,” Penn State football coach James Franklin and several head coaches will embark on the Penn State Coaches Carava... more »»

Bradley hired by UCLA

February 24, 2015 Former longtime Penn State assistant Tom Bradley is leaving West Virginia after one season to become defensive coordinator at UCLA, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Pres. more »»

Report: Bradley on his way to UCLA

February 20, 2015 Tom Bradley has spent his entire life in this region — growing up in Johnstown, attending and working at Penn State for decades and most recently working at West Virginia — but he’s reportedly... more »»

Newbill gets no help in defeat

February 19, 2015 By Mark Brennan For the Mirror UNIVERSITY PARK — No. 5 Wisconsin scored only two points over a nearly eight-minute span of the first half against Penn State at the Jordan Center Wednesday. more »»


James L. ‘Irvin’ Brantner

March 3, 2015 James L. “Irvin” Brantner, 71, Altoona, formerly of Williamsburg, died Sunday. He was born in Roaring Spring, son of David Elwood and Mary Elizabeth (Kifer) Brantner. more »»

James Paul Brooks (Colella)

March 3, 2015 James Paul Brooks (Colella), 78, Eleventh Street Tower, Altoona, died unexpectedly Monday at Valley View Health and Rehabilitation Center. more »»

Thomas S. ‘Big T’ Campbell

March 3, 2015 Thomas S. “Big T” Campbell, 78, Altoona, formerly of Lynn’s Crossing, died Sunday, March 1, 2015, at Select Specialty Hospital, Johnstown. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. more »»

Virginia Caroline ‘Ginny’ Weise

March 3, 2015 Virginia Caroline “Ginny” Weise, 81, Verona, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. She was born in Cresson, daughter of Guy and Mary Grace (Machiarola) Albarano. She was married to the late George P. Weise. more »»

Paula D. (Smith) Gides

March 3, 2015 Paula D. (Smith) Gides, 62, Lilly, passed away very peacefully Saturday at UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, surrounded by her children and loved ones after a brief respiratory illness. more »»

Area Life

Free book giveaway

March 1, 2015 From time to time, the Mirror receives complimentary copies of books, and we like to share these with our readers. more »»

Hail to the Chieftains: Celtic band to play Penn State ahead of St. Patrick’s Day

February 28, 2015 As the region gears up for St. Patrick’s Day festivities in March, “legends in the Celtic music realm” will be making a return to the area. The Chieftains will perform at 7 p.. more »»

Garden Notes: Spotted lanternfly brings new bug threat

February 28, 2015 Editor’s note: This column was originally scheduled to be published on Saturday, Feb. 21. A newly discovered pest is lurking in southeastern Pennsylvania. more »»

Earth Matters: Storm water management requires everyone’s attention

February 28, 2015 An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. While that old axiom holds true for many things, it is especially applicable to storm water management. more »»

Symphony Orchestra concert to honor the region’s history

February 26, 2015 An immigrant from Hong Kong, Altoona Symphony Orchestra (ASO) Maestra Teresa Cheung says she has long been fascinated with how a young America has evolved while holding on to its short history. more »»

Local Business

Park Furniture marks 75th year

March 1, 2015 John Muccitelli planned a career as a math teacher. more »»


March 1, 2015 New hires and promotions -- Tim Tekely of Houtzdale has been named Highway Main­tenance Manager for Clearfield County by PennDOT. more »»

Nominations are invited for Mirror’s next ‘20 Under 40’

March 1, 2015 The Mirror is now accepting nominations for its eighth edition of “20 Under 40,” which will recognize 20 deserving community members younger than 40 years old in the June edition of Blair Living. more »»


February 26, 2015 Home Nursing recognized Home Nursing Agency’s Private Duty Home Care program has been recognized with Home Care Pulse’s Best of Home Care distinction for the third straight year. more »»

US automakers improve in annual brand rankings

February 25, 2015 DETROIT — Buick is the first U.S.-based automotive brand to crack the top 10 in Consumer Reports magazine’s annual brand report cards. U.S. more »»

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