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'Football' mostly foreign to Ireland

August 29, 2014 By Cory Giger DUBLIN, Ireland — No worries, as the locals say. more »»


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'Football' mostly foreign to Ireland

August 29, 2014 By Cory Giger DUBLIN, Ireland — No worries, as the locals say. more »»

Hollidaysburg football players disciplined for misconduct

August 29, 2014 Several Hollidaysburg Area High School football players have been suspended or removed from the team after an investigation into inappropriate conduct, authorities said Thursday. more »»

Bedford judge to end appeal with county

August 29, 2014 Attorneys for Bedford County’s chief judge have moved to end a state Supreme Court appeal in a legal battle with the county commissioners, giving them a victory in a two-year fight over funds. more »»

Remarks by Altoona City Council upset water authority leaders

August 29, 2014 Because of a microphone left open during a hiatus in Wednesday’s City Council meeting, viewers of the local-access TV broadcast heard lighthearted private banter between a pair of councilmen about a... more »»

AAA: Labor Day traffic to be highest since ’08

August 29, 2014 Expect the roads to be crowded this Labor Day weekend. AAA projects 3. more »»

Local Sports

Steelers end preseason quietly

August 29, 2014 By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Cam Newton plans to have a very different view the next time he sees the Pittsburgh Steelers. more »»

BG facing its first obstacle in Richland

August 29, 2014 If there is a rallying cry for the 2014 Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School football team, it might very well be “the devil is in the details. more »»

B-A, Tyrone always loaded with talent

August 29, 2014 Every two or three years or so, the stars of the season-opening Backyard Brawl between Bellwood-Antis and Tyrone change, but the excitement and anticipation is always at a fevered pitch. more »»

A fun time when football starts up

August 29, 2014 All nine of Blair County’s football teams kick off their seasons tonight? Nine? Well, yes, technically. more »»

Penn State players get chance at making memories in Ireland

August 29, 2014 DUBLIN — Penn State’s players looked like fish out of water trying to play football Thursday. But don’t worry, it wasn’t our football. It was Ireland’s version of football. more »»

Penn State players get chance at making memories in Ireland

August 29, 2014 DUBLIN — Penn State’s players looked like fish out of water trying to play football Thursday. But don’t worry, it wasn’t our football. It was Ireland’s version of football. more »»

Franklin not bothered by Central Florida game

August 29, 2014 College football coaches all face the same opening-week dilemma: Do they want to play a tough opponent right out of the chute, or ease into the season with a soft opponent that’s essentially a... more »»

Bowling in '14 still not reality

August 28, 2014 The final year of Penn State’s bowl ban could be lifted for next season, according to a published report Wednesday, but the school does not appear to have a good chance of going to a bowl game this... more »»

Lion defender puts family as focus

August 28, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — The annual Blue-White game is traditionally one of the highlights of the Penn State community: the return to tailgating, a rowdy Beaver Stadium, and the thought that soon enough,... more »»

Lions on 'business trip'

August 27, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — James Franklin doesn’t want anyone on the Penn State football team to lose sight of the most important thing about playing this week’s opener in Irelan. more »»


Howard Brant Coy

August 29, 2014 Howard Brant Coy, 81, Altoona, died Saturday at his home. He was born in McKeesport, son of the late Stephen C. and Alma Mae (Brant) Coy. He is survived by a sister, Marlene Mifflin of Pittsburgh. more »»

Margaret L. ‘Peg’ Fundack

August 29, 2014 Margaret L. “Peg” Fundack, 83, Smoke Run, died Wednesday. She was born in Tubbs Crossing, Madera RD, daughter of Andrew and Margaret Kitko. She was married to the late Andrew Fundack. more »»

George G. ‘Gene’ Ketner

August 29, 2014 George G. “Gene” Ketner, 82, Lakemont, died Thursday morning, Aug. 28, 2014, at Golden LivingCenter-Hillview. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Au. more »»

Jack W. Ogden

August 29, 2014 Jack W. Ogden, 90, Normal, Ill., died July 24, 2014. He was born in Altoona, son of Lloyd Warren and Margaret Miriam Ogde. more »»

Esther Jane Albright

August 28, 2014 Esther Jane Albright, 87, Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg, passed away Wednesday morning at the Village. She was born in Hollidaysburg, daughter of Claymore and Mary Ethel (Showalter) Beegle. more »»

Area Life

Provoking thought: 9/11 story examines selfishness in a time of tragedy

August 28, 2014 “The Mercy Seat” brings a war within a war to its audiences. more »»

Edible flowers can brighten and flavor dishes

August 27, 2014 Finding flowers on a dining table is not not surprising, but maybe you’d find yourself a bit curious if they were part of the meal. more »»

‘Breaking Bad,’ Cranston win Emmys; ‘Modern Family’ gets its fifth award for comedy series; Billy Crystal honors Robin Wiliams

August 26, 2014 LOS ANGELES — “Modern Family” won a record-tying fifth best comedy series Emmy Award and a dominant “Breaking Bad” captured the top drama award and a trio of acting honors in Monday’s ceremony,... more »»

Local improv comedy group gaining traction in area

August 24, 2014 Improv comedy guru Del Close once gave this description of the medium: “Fall, then figure out what to do on the way down.” If that’s true, then a group of local actors is currently falling fast. more »»

Local Business

Operation Our Town grants $50K to groups

August 28, 2014 Operation Our Town has distributed grants totaling $50,000 to 15 Blair County organizations who will assist with drug prevention and treatment effort. more »»

Local foreclosure rates drop

August 27, 2014 Foreclosure rates in Altoona decreased for the month of June over the same period last year, according to newly released data from CoreLogic. more »»

Airport authority OKs lease agreement

August 26, 2014 kstephens@altoonamirror. more »»

Field & Stream opening set

August 26, 2014 Field & Stream, a specialty retail concept focusing on hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts, will open its Altoona store on Oct. 10. The store is in the Sierra North Plaza, adjacent to Target. more »»

F.N.B. involved in merger

August 26, 2014 The shareholders of OBA Financial Services Inc. have approved the agreement and plan of merger between F.N.B. Corp. and OBA Financial Services. more »»

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