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Local health officials encourage everyone to donate blood

January 26, 2015 If everyone who was eligible to donate blood did, people would only have to make one donation every 10 to 12 years to meet the country’s needs, according to a local lab directo. more »»

 
 
 

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Local health officials encourage everyone to donate blood

January 26, 2015 If everyone who was eligible to donate blood did, people would only have to make one donation every 10 to 12 years to meet the country’s needs, according to a local lab directo. more »»

Weis considers opening beer cafe

January 26, 2015 Weis Markets is interested in opening a beer cafe in its Park Hills Plaza store. more »»

Passion for writing leads teacher to pen first book

January 26, 2015 Lindsay Detwiler of Hollidaysburg is an enthusiastic young woman with many loves. She loves her husband, Chad, whom she met in the seventh grade. more »»

Fire damages city home

January 26, 2015 Five adults and a litter of puppies threatened by a fire at 319 Seventh Ave. are safe and the house is able to be repaired thanks to a quick response by the Altoona Fire Department. more »»

Rain potential analysis planned for watershed

January 26, 2015 The Altoona Water Authority plans to hire a consultant to do an in-depth analysis of the rainfall potential for the Bellwood reservoir watershed in hopes of reducing the cost of a required... more »»

Local Sports

Monday scholastic athletic postponement list

January 26, 2015 Here is a list of postponements for today's high school sports events that the Mirror has received as of 4 p.. more »»

Penn State addresses needs on defensive line

January 26, 2015 Penn State came into this key recruiting weekend hoping to increase the overall upside of its 2015 class and to fill a gaping void with the days winding down until signing da. more »»

No. 2 Gophers nip Lions

January 26, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — Going up against a Minnesota team ranked second and with three top-ranked wrestlers in its lineup, Penn State faced an uphill battle to pick up a victory Sunday afternoon at a... more »»

No. 10 Cardinals too much for Pitt

January 26, 2015 PITTSBURGH — Louisville spent eight long days recovering from a miserable home loss to Duke, giving Rick Pitino plenty of time to tinker and his players plenty of time to regrou. more »»

Ottaway big presence for Golden Tigers

January 26, 2015 Growing up in Hollidaysburg as one of the youngest siblings in a successful, basketball-rabid family, Jesse Ottaway cut his teeth on the game at a very young ag. more »»

Penn State addresses needs on defensive line

January 26, 2015 Penn State came into this key recruiting weekend hoping to increase the overall upside of its 2015 class and to fill a gaping void with the days winding down until signing da. more »»

No. 2 Gophers nip Lions

January 26, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — Going up against a Minnesota team ranked second and with three top-ranked wrestlers in its lineup, Penn State faced an uphill battle to pick up a victory Sunday afternoon at a... more »»

Lady Lions earn 2nd straight win

January 26, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — Sophomore Alex Harris came off the bench to score 11 points and grab 10 rebounds for her first career double-double, and sophomore Kaliyah Mitchell grabbed a career-high 15 boards... more »»

PSU making one last push

January 25, 2015 With less than two weeks to go before signing day, Penn State is trying to put the finishing touches on its 2015 recruiting class by holding its biggest official visit event of the year this weeken. more »»

Recruiting update

January 25, 2015 PENN STATE Player Ht. Wt. Pos. Hometown Saquon Barkley 5-11 190 RB Whitehall, Pa. more »»

Obituaries

Evelyn Anna (Gerhardt) Fiore

January 26, 2015 July 31, 1922 – Jan. 23, 2015 Evelyn Anna (Gerhardt) Fiore, 92, Longport, N.J., formerly of Montrose and Philadelphia, passed away at her home. more »»

Mary K. Hammel

January 26, 2015 Oct. 8, 1925 – Jan. 22, 2015 Mary K. Hammel, 89, Raystown Road, Everett, passed away Thursday at Pennknoll Village, Everet. more »»

Walter R. Kiel

January 26, 2015 Dec. 12, 1939 – Jan 24, 2015 Walter R. Kiel, 75, Portage, died Saturday. He was born in Lilly, son of the late George and Blanch Kiel. more »»

Merle W. Lucas

January 26, 2015 Merle W. Lucas, 82, Altoona, passed away Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at Van Zandt VA Medical Center. Arrangements are by Wetzler Funeral Service Inc., Bellefonte. more »»

Ethel JoAnne Dougherty

January 25, 2015 Ethel JoAnne Dougherty, 73, Altoona, died Friday. She was born in Altoona, daughter of John and Margaret (Gunderman) Webster. She was married to the late Charles F. Weyer. more »»

Area Life

Talented and mysterious: Area autistic artist's artwork on display locally

January 25, 2015 By the time Matthew McCoy was 5, he was meticulous with his toys. Too meticulous, his parents noticed. more »»

Free book giveaway

January 25, 2015 From time to time, the Mirror receives complimentary copies of books, and we like to share these with our readers. This week, we are giving away "Annie Mundy,” a novel by Robert H. Fowler. more »»

Author appearances: Miller will read her work at PSU’s Paterno Library

January 25, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK —Award-winning author Cathleen Miller will read her book at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, in Paterno Library’s Foster Auditorium. As part of the Mary E. more »»

Garden Notes: Native plants can suitably substitute for invasive species

January 24, 2015 Once upon a time, I had a sign on my desk that read “Absquatulate or Risk Defenestration.” I thought of it as a subtle nudge out the door for any salesperson that dropped in without an appointment. more »»

Don’t let weather stop your exercise

January 24, 2015 Though the warmth of summer offers a variety of activites to help people stay in shape, winter’s chill can make it harder to stay motivated and attentive to personal fitness. more »»

Local Business

Workplace

January 25, 2015 New hires and promotions -- Linda Carpenter has been named executive director of develop­ment and J.C. more »»

Architects partners again

January 25, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The acquisition of a Hollidays­burg architectural firm has brought two former partners in another firm back together. more »»

Chevron lays off 162 workers

January 23, 2015 CORAOPOLIS (AP) — Chevron Corp. is laying off 162 workers at its Appalachian business unit based near Pittsburgh. more »»

Microsoft debuts Windows 10

January 22, 2015 REDMOND, Wash. — Microsoft on Wednesday took the wraps off a new version of Windows — and a new wearable 3D gadget it calls the HoloLen. more »»

Stimulus measures bring hope to stocks

January 22, 2015 NEW YORK — Another choppy day on Wall Street ended with stocks broadly higher on hopes of new stimulus measures for Europe’s weak economy and a sharp rise in oil prices. more »»

 
 
 

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Nittany Lions snare two defensive linemen

January 25, 2015 Penn State came into this key recruiting weekend hoping to increase the over upside of its 2015 class and to fill a gaping void with the days winding down until signing day. more »

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