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August 31, 2015 EBENSBURG — Local developer Sheldon Piepenburg said he always wanted to own a castle. more »»


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Developer brews plan for old jail

August 31, 2015 EBENSBURG — Local developer Sheldon Piepenburg said he always wanted to own a castle. more »»

Woman killed in motorcycle accident

August 31, 2015 A woman was killed when the motorcycle she was driving collided with another vehicle about 6 p.m. Sunday on Sugar Run Road in Allegheny Township near the Blair-Cambria County lin. more »»

Stream getting altered

August 31, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A joint effort has emerged to give Poplar Run some guidance as the meandering stream flows through Blair Townshi. more »»

East Freedom native keeps busy with Navy, books

August 31, 2015 When he was a child growing up in East Freedom, John S. Brooks was always quick to provide medical help — or at least to find someone else who could, his father recalled. more »»

Police nab violators in saturation patrol

August 31, 2015 The Altoona Police Department conducted a saturation patrol Friday in the City of Altoona. more »»

Local Sports

Curve ride Brault’s gem by Thunder

August 31, 2015 Sunday’s home finale for the Curve felt more like a “see ya later” than an actual “goodbye. more »»

State medalist Kachman leads Bisons into 2015

August 31, 2015 The Bedford boys cross country team looks to make some noise this year, as returning state-medalist William Kachman, a three-time Altoona Mirror first-team all-star and and two-time District 6... 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 »»

Howsare still part of New York roster

August 31, 2015 From Mirror, wire reports FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The New York Jets have released 12 players, including five wide receivers, reducing their roster to 78 a day after defeating the New York Giants 28-18. more »»

GM not thinking Glasnow

August 31, 2015 By John Mehno For the Mirror PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates will bring players up from the minor leagues on Tuesday for the September roster expansion. 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 »»

Rudel: Lions should continue progress

August 30, 2015 As another football season is set to dawn over what was once Happy Valley — which is trying hard to be again someday — more than the usual amount of intrigue has engulfed the Nittany Nation. more »»

Impact Lions No. 7: S Marcus Allen

August 30, 2015 This is a series on the top 10 players who could make the biggest impact for Penn State this season. more »»

Lions land 20th recruit in Hickory’s Pryts

August 30, 2015 Penn State’s 2016 recruiting class now has reached 20 players, as the Nittany Lions continued to corner the market on the top in-state scholastic talent. more »»


Gladyse V. ‘Glady’ Brown

August 31, 2015 Gladyse V. “Glady” Brown, 73, Bedford, passed away Saturday. She was born in Bedford, daughter of the late Thomas and Verna (Brown) Brown. more »»

Kathryn C. Hanna

August 31, 2015 Kathryn C. Hanna, 73, Houtzdale, died Saturday. She was born in Clearfield, daughter of Harvey and Helen (Lippert) Rowles. Surviving are her husband, Robert A. Hanna Sr. more »»

Peter J. Jerosky Jr.

August 31, 2015 Peter J. Jerosky Jr., 73, Duncansville, passed away Thursday at his residence after a brief illness. He was born in Gallitzin, son of the late Peter J. Sr. and Emma (Clossin) Jerosky. more »»

Serena J. Stevens

August 30, 2015 Serena J. Stevens, 72, of Altoona died Saturday after a courageous battle with cancer. Serena was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Joseph N. and Jeanne E. (Landolfi) Fiore. She married Joseph J. more »»

Edward W. Manna

August 30, 2015 Edward W. Manna, 67 of Altoona passed away Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at UPMC Altoona. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date. Arrangements are by Santella Funeral Home. more »»

Area Life

Writing group to discuss character development

August 30, 2015 DUNCANSVILLE?—?The monthly meeting of the Inkwell will be held Sept. 17 at Marzoni’s Brick Oven and Brewing Company, 165 Patchway Road, beginning with dinner at 6 p.m. and followed at 7 p.m. more »»

McHale to perform in Williamsport

August 29, 2015 WILLIAMSPORT?— If his “Community” character of a disgraced, womanizing lawyer with an acerbic tongue were a real person, Joel McHale would be a less-than-well-liked individual. more »»

Baker Mansion made over: There’s a whole lot of new at the old house in Altoona

August 29, 2015 If you haven’t visited the Baker Mansion lately, you haven’t seen the new, blue ceiling, reconfigured exhibits and a real 1850s office. more »»

Earth Matters: Everybody must be on board with recycling effort

August 29, 2015 “What planet are you from?” I asked the surprised young lady as she approached me. A day after moving into her new dorm room at Penn State Altoona, she had already generated a bag of trash. more »»

On the silver screen: Penn State Altoona Film Series kicks off with ‘E.T.’ Sunday

August 27, 2015 The Penn State Altoona Film Series is making its return this weekend with a friendly alien and his familiar favorite candies. “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” will play at 6 p.m. more »»

Local Business


August 30, 2015 New hires and promotions -- Dr. Joel Ferreira, who specializes in treating hand and upper extremity conditions, is the newest member of UPMC Altoona Elite Orthopaedic. more »»

Behind the desk with Amanda Benton

August 30, 2015 Address: 937 First Ave. more »»

Atlantic Broadband adding HD channels

August 27, 2015 Atlantic Broadband on Wednesday announced Internet speed and HD channel additions as well as enhanced digital sound and quality will begin in November in Altoona and surrounding service areas... more »»

WJAC-TV: Dish, Sinclair reach agreement

August 27, 2015 A dispute between Dish Network and Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. more »»


August 25, 2015 TYRONE Natural food store opens Pure Living Inc. is now open for business at 10 W. 10th St., first floor. Owned by Tracey Stroup and Sandy Albright, Pure Living Inc. more »»

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