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Ashville family mourning tragedy

September 3, 2015 An Ashville family said they’re in shock after enduring a second family tragedy in five years. more »»


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Ashville family mourning tragedy

September 3, 2015 An Ashville family said they’re in shock after enduring a second family tragedy in five years. more »»

DA: Wright defenders used deceit

September 3, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County District Attorney Richard A. more »»

Williamsburg farmer dies

September 3, 2015 Police have confirmed a man involved in a Tuesday evening farming accident in Huston Township died. more »»

Gas prices lowest in years as Labor Day nears

September 3, 2015 Motorists will enjoy lower gasoline prices as they venture out over the Labor Day holiday weekend. Today’s national average of $2.44 per gallon is down almost $1 from last year’s price. more »»

Three facing drug charges after alleged $30 deal

September 3, 2015 Three Blair County residents face multiple drug-related charges after police stopped them early Wednesday morning in a car allegedly containing drugs and drug-related items. Joshua L. more »»

Local Sports

Dixon trying to plan game with PSU

September 3, 2015 BEDFORD — Pitt basketball coach Jamie Dixon began his speech during the John Anderson Distinguished Speaker Series at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort Wednesday by poking a little fun at Penn State. more »»

Inexperienced Lions begin on the road

September 3, 2015 You might think finding ways to replace Kevin Givens and Eli Mencer would be keeping Altoona Area High School football coach John Franco up late, and you’d be right. Or at least partially right. more »»

McGhee primed to lead Guilfoyle into 2015

September 3, 2015 Those who have watched Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic’s Alyssa McGhee for three years have seen her set all kinds of scoring records. McGhee will set another record in most likely her first game. more »»

Lady Eagles down Huntingdon, 4-1

September 3, 2015 HUNTINGDON — The Tyrone Area High School girls tennis team defeated Huntingdon, 4-1, in a rain-shortened match on Wednesday. more »»

Altoona golfers earn two victories

September 3, 2015 ORE HILL — Austin DelBaggio carded the medalist’s score of 37 to lead Altoona to victory over both Central and Northern Bedford in a rain-shortened triangular golf match at Iron Masters Country Club... more »»

Breneman's status up in

September 2, 2015 By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror. more »»

PSU plans ‘stripe out’

September 1, 2015 Penn State’s primetime game against Rutgers on Sept. 19 will feature the program’s first “stripe out” at Beaver Stadium. more »»

Impact Lions No. 5: LB Nyeem Wartman-White

September 1, 2015 This is a series on the top 10 players who could make the biggest impact for Penn State this season. more »»

Impact Lions

August 31, 2015 Impact Lions No. 6: CB Trevor Williams This is a series on the top 10 players who could make the biggest impact for Penn State this season. more »»

Young RBs battling for spots in rotation

August 30, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — Johnathan Thomas knows what it’s like to appear on the big stage. As a high school senior at St. John’s Prep in Peabody, Mas. more »»


Pearl A. Filer

September 3, 2015 Pearl A. Filer, 96, Altoona, passed away late Tuesday evening at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Charles C. and Rose E. (Alexander) Kerstetter. She married Charles L. more »»

Joy Lynn Shaw

September 3, 2015 Joy Lynn Shaw, 57, Altoona, died Tuesday at Altoona Center for Nursing Care. She was born in Ilwaco, Wash., daughter of Carmen (Cherry) Markel-Steele and the late Eugene Marke. more »»

H. Joseph Huber

September 3, 2015 H. Joseph “Joe” Huber, 78, formerly of Altoona, ended life’s journey and entered into rest on Monday from the comfort of his home in Dover after losing his most recent battle with cance. more »»

Verna G. (Bodenshautz) Zentack

September 3, 2015 Verna G. (Bodenshautz) Zentack, 95, passed away Wednesday at Cambria Care Center, Ebensburg. She was born in Lilly, daughter of Michael and Annie (Beck) Bodenshautz. more »»

Edward Kukla Sr.

September 3, 2015 Edward Kukla Sr., 68, Altoona, formerly of Lilly, passed away July 4, 2015, at home. more »»

Area Life

P&J Productions celebrates 10 years of theater

September 3, 2015 A local artistic production company is going to try to pack a decade of memories and music into one night as it celebrates a mileston. more »»

Reflections don't tell entire story

September 3, 2015 It’s said that if you look in a mirror, you’ll either see a reflection of someone you love — or someone you hate — staring back at you. That reflection can resemble yourself, a friend or an enemy. more »»

TV’s fall crop of new shows

September 3, 2015 NEW YORK — If there’s a dominant trend in TV today, it’s this: There’s too much TV, even too much good TV, for any viewer to absorb, much less support. more »»

Treating everyone right: Mike's Court offers family atmosphere, varied menu

September 2, 2015 First-time customers to Mike’s Court in Altoona will not be welcomed immediately with a menu, but instead with a basketball. more »»

SAMA appoints Sincak, Wall as trustees

September 1, 2015 LORETTO — The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art announced the additions of Barbara Sincak and Michael D. Wall to its board of trustees. Sincak of Holsopple is owner of Treasures of the Earth, Ltd. more »»

Local Business

Norfolk Southern unveils reduced emission locomotives for rail yards

September 2, 2015 From Mirror staff reports Norfolk Southern unveiled the nation’s first reduced emission locomotives developed under a public-private partnership for use in rail yards in urban areas in Atlanta on... more »»

Hospital plans open house at HealthForce office

September 2, 2015 EVERETT — An open house will be held from 1-2 p.m. Thursday at UPMC Bedford Memorial’s HealthForce Office, Specialty Service Area, 195 Memorial Drive, Suite 6, lower level, Everett. more »»

Wal-Mart cutting back on hours for workers at some stores

September 1, 2015 NEW YORK — Wal-Mart says it is asking some stores to schedule workers for fewer hours, although it says the directive is only being given to stores that are assigning more hours than they were... more »»

Alpha Natural Resources executive resigns

September 1, 2015 BRISTOL, Va. — An Alpha Natural Resources executive has left the coal producer amid a financial restructuring. Alpha says in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that Brian D. more »»

Apple aims to boost sales with Cisco

September 1, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is leaning on Cisco Systems’ Internet networking expertise in its latest attempt to sell more iPhones and iPads to corporate customers. more »»

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