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County awards canopy contracts

September 3, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County commissioners have awarded $370,000 in contracts to install canopies over two entrances at the courthouse and improve handicapped access. more »»


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County awards canopy contracts

September 3, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County commissioners have awarded $370,000 in contracts to install canopies over two entrances at the courthouse and improve handicapped access. more »»

Two face felony assault charges

September 3, 2014 EBENSBURG — Two Cambria County prisoners, who are charged with attacking a fellow inmate early last month after he testified against their relative, waived those charges at their preliminary hearing... more »»

Altoona Planning Commission likes LERTA plan for downtown

September 3, 2014 The Altoona Planning Com­mission on Tuesday endorsed a proposal by a pair of local development agencies to designate downtown and surrounding areas as a tax abatement zone, in keeping with a... more »»

Blair’s funding cut for drugs, alcohol

September 3, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County will receive less money from the state this year to support programs in its Drug Court and DUI Court, but that should not lessen the number of people who will receive... more »»

UMWA seeks stop to ‘War on Coal’

September 3, 2014 Representatives from the United Mine Workers of America are asking local government officials to petition the Environmental Protection Agency to stop its “War on Coal. more »»

Local Sports

Zatek scores six goals to lead BC by Trojans

September 3, 2014 JOHNSTOWN — Paisley Zatek recorded six goals as Bishop Carroll cruised to a 10-4 victory over Johnstown in the opening high school girls soocer game of the season Tuesday. more »»

Hollidaysburg outlasts CC in five

September 3, 2014 EBENSBURG — Hollidaysburg defeated Central Cambria 28-26, 20-25, 25-16, 20-25, 15-7 in girls high school volleyball action to open the 2014 season Tuesday nigh. more »»

Patrick paces P-O past Blue Devils

September 3, 2014 PHILIPSBURG — Nick Patrick led all Philipsburg-Osceola boys runners with a time of 19:58 as it defeated Bellwood-Antis, 26-30, in high school cross country Tuesday. more »»

PSU Altoona’s Caplan gets conference award

September 3, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Penn State Altoona sophomore Madison Caplan was named the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference’s Player of the Week in women’s tennis on Tuesday. more »»

McCutchen shot wasted in Pirates’ loss

September 2, 2014 ST. LOUIS — To Andrew McCutchen, it was just another home run — one of 21 that he has hit this season. However, his 454-foot shot in the seventh inning wasn’t just ordinary. more »»

Franklin seeking success in red zone

September 3, 2014 A capsule look at James Franklin’s weekly news conference: Opponent: Akron Kickoff: Noon, Beaver Stadium Records: Both teams are 1-0. more »»

Bowden rebuilding Akron Zips

September 2, 2014 Penn State faces a coach with a famous last name this week in Terry Bowden, who is in his third year of trying to rebuild the Akron program. more »»

Plenty to like about first PSU game

September 1, 2014 Looking back on Saturday and ahead to this week and beyond for the Penn State football team. n Five things to like: . more »»

Lions pull out victory in Ireland in Franklin’s debut

August 31, 2014 DUBLIN — James Franklin stood at midfield after the game and screamed to his team, “Get Ficken! Where’s Ficken?” Five seconds later, the kicker started running toward Franklin. more »»

Penn State relishing late win

August 31, 2014 DUBLIN — Penn State planned to celebrate during its long flight back to Pennsylvania on Saturday night after a thrilling finish 3,000 miles from home. more »»


Patricia A. Steinbeiser

September 3, 2014 Patricia A. Steinbeiser, 81, of Driftwood Apartments, Schoharie, N.Y. more »»

David A. Hartman

September 3, 2014 David A. Hartman, 51, Altoona, died Aug. 26, 2014, at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Francis and Vera (Fredrick) Hartman. Surviving are a daughter, Brandy . more »»

Veronica Bernice Goclowski

September 3, 2014 Veronica Bernice Goclowski, 91, Marietta, Ga., formerly of East Juniata, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at Sterling Estates, Marietta. Friends will be received from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Sep. more »»

David F. Kassab

September 3, 2014 David F. Kassab, 86, Midlothian, Va., formerly of Houtzdale, died Saturday. He was born in Houtzdale, son of George and Julia (Abod) Kassab. Surviving are four siblings: Betty Che. more »»

Ashley M. Baker

September 3, 2014 Ashley M. Baker, 21, Northern Cambria, died Tuesday at home. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Mark N. and Janine M. (Heverly) Baker. more »»

Area Life

Hollidaysburg cafe offers chance to enjoy ‘good food and good people’

September 3, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Black Dog Coffee & Catering Co. II is a welcoming spot on Allegheny Street. more »»

Earth Matters: Several causes can bring blight right to our doorstep

August 30, 2014 I stood aghast as I looked at the large container of trash near the front door. Inside the house, things didn’t look much better. more »»

Provoking thought: 9/11 story examines selfishness in a time of tragedy

August 28, 2014 “The Mercy Seat” brings a war within a war to its audiences. more »»

Edible flowers can brighten and flavor dishes

August 27, 2014 Finding flowers on a dining table is not not surprising, but maybe you’d find yourself a bit curious if they were part of the meal. more »»

Local Business

Fiore marks 60th anniversary

August 31, 2014 Frustrated by periodic furloughs from his job as a pipe fitter for the Pennsyl­vania Railroad, Leonard S. Fiore Sr. started a small construction company in Altoona in 1954. more »»


August 31, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Sean Makowiecki of Cresson has been hired as UPMC Altoona’s Patient Access manager. more »»

Operation Our Town grants $50K to groups

August 28, 2014 Operation Our Town has distributed grants totaling $50,000 to 15 Blair County organizations who will assist with drug prevention and treatment effort. more »»

Local foreclosure rates drop

August 27, 2014 Foreclosure rates in Altoona decreased for the month of June over the same period last year, according to newly released data from CoreLogic. more »»

Airport authority OKs lease agreement

August 26, 2014 kstephens@altoonamirror. more »»

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