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Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame celebrates area companies' success

October 20, 2014 What some have called Blair County’s version of the Academy Awards will take place at the Blair County Convention Center tonight when the Blair County Chamber of Commerce hosts its 25th annual... more »»

 
 
 

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Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame celebrates area companies' success

October 20, 2014 What some have called Blair County’s version of the Academy Awards will take place at the Blair County Convention Center tonight when the Blair County Chamber of Commerce hosts its 25th annual... more »»

Lawyer says he's optimistic about potential deal between city, water authority

October 20, 2014 The lawyer trying to help the city work out a deal with the Altoona Water Authority to monetize the water system that the authority operates is optimistic for succes. more »»

Altoona man has left his mark on local sports history

October 20, 2014 Nearly 81 years ago, by the time Joe Bidoli was born in Altoona, the city had lost its traveling baseball team. more »»

Police: Man stole OxyContin in robbery

October 20, 2014 TYRONE — A Tyrone man was arrested Sunday afternoon after police say he got away with a quantity of OxyContin during an armed robbery at Community Pharmacy, 1256 Pennsylvania Ave. more »»

Newcomers find success at pet expo

October 20, 2014 Sunday’s fourth annual Central Pennsylvania Pet Expo was a hit for several first-time participants. “I wanted to look around, but we have been so busy. more »»

Local Sports

O'Brien living his dream

October 20, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Nearly 10 years ago, when he was an assistant coach at New England under Bill Belichick, Bill O’Brien used to appreciate the respect his mentor showed for the game in general and the... more »»

Steelers do their best to prep for No. 99

October 20, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Josh Mauro pulled the orange mesh top with the No. 99 on it, wiped his forehead and shook his head. Turns out the only thing that might be harder than blocking J.J. more »»

Area golfers ready for PIAA tournament

October 20, 2014 From Mirror reports Five golfers from schools in the Mirror’s coverage area will begin their quest to win a PIAA title today at the Heritage Hills Golf Resort in York. more »»

BG gets work done in first half

October 19, 2014 JOHNSTOWN — Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic’s eighth win of the season came just as impressively as the previous seven. But eight isn’t enough for the Marauders. more »»

PSU must do 3 things rest of year

October 19, 2014 Did you see what Ohio State did to Rutgers on Saturday? A 56-17 shellacking, which means things are probably going to get worse for Penn State before they get better with the Buckeyes coming to town... more »»

O'Brien living his dream

October 20, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Nearly 10 years ago, when he was an assistant coach at New England under Bill Belichick, Bill O’Brien used to appreciate the respect his mentor showed for the game in general and the... more »»

PSU must do 3 things rest of year

October 19, 2014 Did you see what Ohio State did to Rutgers on Saturday? A 56-17 shellacking, which means things are probably going to get worse for Penn State before they get better with the Buckeyes coming to town... more »»

Defense, wideouts among bright spots for PSU

October 19, 2014 Penn State has gone 4-2 but easily could be 2-4 if not for last-minute comebacks against Central Florida and Rutger. more »»

Shoop pleased with ‘D’

October 17, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — As the Nittany Lions get their final chance of rest this bye week, they’re also at the midway point of their schedule. more »»

Dieffenbach taking reps

October 16, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — As the younger players scrimmaged during Wednesday’s practice, there was a familiar face taking reps. more »»

Obituaries

Elwood ‘Rudy’ F. Blyler

October 20, 2014 May 9, 1937 – Oct. 17, 2014 Elwood “Rudy” F. Blyler, 77, Orrtanna, passed away Friday at home. He was born in Roaring Spring and was raised by his grandparents. more »»

Cecelia M. Hamilton

October 20, 2014 Jan. 19, 1926 – Oct. 19, 2014 Cecelia M. Hamilton, 88, Altoona, died Sunday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Harrisburg, daughter of the late Herman and Mildred (White) Einzig. more »»

Ronald Walter Houck

October 20, 2014 Oct. 15, 1933 – Oct. 17, 2014 Ronald Walter Houck, 81, Wood, died Friday. He was born in Dudley, son of the late Walter and Margaret Houck. more »»

Terrance P. Shea

October 20, 2014 Terrance P. Shea, 78, Altoona, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at his home. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at Jones Funeral Home, Altoona. more »»

Thelma V. Snyder

October 20, 2014 Sept. 27, 1923 – Oct. 18, 2014 Thelma V. Snyder, 91, East Freedom, died Saturday afternoon at Nason Hospital after a brief illness. more »»

Area Life

Following his 'Quest': Altoona native captures people's imagination with popular video games

October 19, 2014 Adam Bohn admits he’s been obsessed with video games since the fifth grade. Little did he know that obsession would one day lead him to found a multimillion dollar business that creates video games. more »»

Rough-and-tumble dogs may hurt knees

October 19, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Dashing after a ball or tumbling off a couch make dogs up to 10 times as likely to get surgery on a key knee ligament that is similar to the one athletes often injure. more »»

Bono says he wears sunglasses due to glaucoma

October 19, 2014 LONDON (AP) — U2 singer Bono says his ever-present sunglasses are not a rock-star affectation — he has suffered from glaucoma for 20 years. more »»

Garden Notes: Miss Willmott’s Ghost beautifully haunts gardens

October 18, 2014 We’ve all heard some variation of the old Cornish prayer, “Good Lord, deliver us from goblins and ghoulies and long-legged beasties and ... those who plant seeds in the night. more »»

Pet Expo set for Blair County Convention Center on Sunday

October 18, 2014 Looking for a pet or just love animals? Don’t miss the Central PA Pets Expo on Sunday in the lower level of the Blair County Convention Center. more »»

Local Business

Chamber honors J.C. Orr & Son

October 18, 2014 Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series on businesses that will be inducted into the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame Monday at the Blair County Convention Center. more »»

Workplace

October 18, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Dr. Benjamin Salter recently joined the medical staff of UPMC Altoona in the Radiology Department. more »»

McDonald’s invites icky questions about its food

October 14, 2014 NEW YORK — McDonald’s wants to explain why its burgers may not rot and that there are no worms in its beef. The world’s biggest hamburger chain is confronting unappetizing questions as part of a U.. more »»

JC Penney names its next CEO

October 14, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. more »»

UPMC medical center project gets grant for boulevard updates

October 9, 2014 The Appalachian Regional Commission has approved a $192,000 grant for improvements on Logan Boulevard to accommodate UPMC Altoona’s proposed Logan Medical Center complex. more »»

 
 
 

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