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Pension shortfall hits across state

March 26, 2015 Meet the new poster child for Pennsylvania’s municipal pension problems. more »»


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Pension shortfall hits across state

March 26, 2015 Meet the new poster child for Pennsylvania’s municipal pension problems. more »»

Prison guard facing charges

March 26, 2015 A Blair County Prison corrections officer faces charges he assaulted a handcuffed inmate in November. Hollidaysburg police have charged suspended officer Lloyd G. Rogers Jr. more »»

Prison report finds ‘no concerns’

March 26, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair County Prison has received good news with the state indicating that a recent inspection found “no concerns requiring a plan of action. more »»

Support for medicinal marijuana reaches growing audience

March 26, 2015 If one imagines settings where the topic of medical marijuana would prompt a round of applause, a tea party meeting in central Pennsylvania probably isn’t high on the list. more »»

Military to recognize Altoona native

March 26, 2015 Although Edward Mackey doesn’t like to talk about his time in the Vietnam War, his military accomplishments will be brought to the forefront Sunday when he is inducted into the The Joseph A. Dugan Jr. more »»

Local Sports

B-A’s Leamer works hard to develop all-around game

March 26, 2015 Bellwood-Antis’ Kelly Leamer and Ana Hollen were fitting in just fine at their first practice for the 10th annual Altoona Mirror Classic on Tuesday night at the Summit Athletic Club, cracking up... more »»

Locke decision looms for Bucs

March 26, 2015 BRADENTON, Fla. — One thing the Pirates hate doing is letting go of what they call “assets,” meaning any player who still has some sort of potential to help the big league clu. more »»

McCutchen ditches dreadlocks

March 26, 2015 BRADENTON, Fla. — Andrew McCutchen’s trademark dreadlocks won’t be heading north with the rest of the Pittsburgh Pirates star. more »»

Altoona boys get big win

March 26, 2015 Altoona topped two-time WPIAL defending champion North Allegheny, 94-56, in high school boys track at Mansion Park Wednesday. more »»

Lady Mounties set for PIAA run

March 26, 2015 The last we saw the Philipsburg-Osceola softball team on the field, the Lady Mounties lost to rival Bald Eagle Area, 7-3, in the PIAA Class AA semifinal game before an overflow crowd at Penn State’s... more »»

Lions excited for future

March 23, 2015 ST. LOUIS — Even as Ohio State was supplanting four-time defending champion Penn State as the champion at the 2015 NCAA Div. more »»

PSU’s Bailey signs with Toronto

March 23, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State men’s hockey junior forward Casey Bailey (Anchorage, Alaska) will forgo his senior season in Hockey Valley, signing with the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday night on ... more »»

Brown wins title in final seconds

March 22, 2015 ST. LOUIS — Who knew that Matt Brown had such a highly developed and highly relevant sense of humor. more »»

Competition already at the forefront for Franklin

March 22, 2015 From Mirror reports It’s taken just two days of spring practice for Penn State coach James Franklin to realize there’s a lot more competition among players across the board than there was a year ago... more »»

Brown has shot at title; Schopp an All-American

March 21, 2015 By Andy Elder For the Mirror ST. LOUIS — Penn State will return home with five All-Americans and, potentially, one national champion. Tyrone grad A.J. Schopp of Edinboro is an All-American once again. more »»


Shawn L. Bardell

March 26, 2015 Shawn L. Bardell, 59, Dover, Del., formerly of Hollidaysburg, passed away Monday at Kent General Hospital, Dover, after an extended battle with cancer. more »»

Robert E. Donlan

March 26, 2015 Robert E. Donlan, 91, Hollidaysburg, passed away Wednesday morning at Valley View Health and Rehabilitation Center. more »»

William K. Frye Sr.

March 26, 2015 William K. Frye Sr., 51, Altoona, passed away Tuesday after an extended illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Blair E. and Joan (Johnson) Frye. more »»

Ann M. Golden

March 26, 2015 Ann M. Golden, 91, Gallitzin, died Tuesday in Pittsburgh. She was born in Gallitzin, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Lesko) Halicky. more »»

William Geoffry ‘Skip’ Hughes

March 26, 2015 William Geoffry “Skip” Hughes, 72, Owensboro, Ky., heard the final buzzer Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born and grew up in Hollidaysburg, son of the late D. more »»

Area Life

Local kids part of 'Rapunzel': Show plays at Mishler twice on Saturday

March 26, 2015 About 115 local children huddled close together in a circle on the Mishler Theatre stage in Altoona Monday, each looking for a chance at their 15 minutes of local fame. more »»

Student of the month: Mark Lewis, Tyrone Area High School

March 26, 2015 Age: 17 Grade: 12 Accomplishments: Holds a 4.326 GPA, is a candidate for valedictorian and was the starting center on the D6 Championship football team. more »»

Taco Bell to replace breakfast waffle taco with biscuit version

March 25, 2015 The Associated Press NEW YORK — The newest weapon in the breakfast wars is a biscuit shaped like a taco. more »»

Gussy up your toast with these 10 ideas

March 25, 2015 We’re not entirely sure what the difference is between a classic open-faced sandwich and the suddenly hip world of toast with toppings. Then again, maybe it doesn’t much matter. more »»

Pie recipe brings back sweet memories

March 25, 2015 Today’s Hawaiian Cream Pie recipe brings back purely good memories. I remembered eating it as a child, but couldn’t quite place which aunt prepared it regularly. more »»

Local Business


March 25, 2015 BEDFORD Farm to Table Chef Showcase set for Bedford The Bedford County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Bedford County Historical Society and Eat 2 Live Bistro, will hold the second... more »»

Wolf Furniture purchasing Baltimore-based furniture stores

March 24, 2015 BELLWOOD — Wolf Furniture Co. will be expanding. The 113-year-old, Bellwood-based furniture company has signed an agreement to purchase the five-store Baltimore, Md.-based Gardiners Furniture Co. more »»

WJAC welcomes back Rigby

March 24, 2015 JOHNSTOWN — Tim Rigby is rejoining the 6 News team as the new morning anchor for WJAC-TV Channel 6. “It’s exciting to have Tim return to our news team,” News Director Jim Platzer said in a statement. more »»

Landscapers eager for spring

March 22, 2015 Now that Old Man Winter has left his mark, local landscapers expect a busy spring season. more »»


March 22, 2015 New hires and promotions -- Scott A. Magnetti of Duncansville has joined 1st Summit Bank as vice president and senior regional business development officer. more »»

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