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March 31, 2015 TYRONE — As spring weather brings out greenery and wildlife, nature trails will become popular destinations for those looking to take in the outdoors, and, if they choose to visit one Tyrone area... more »»


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March 31, 2015 TYRONE — As spring weather brings out greenery and wildlife, nature trails will become popular destinations for those looking to take in the outdoors, and, if they choose to visit one Tyrone area... more »»

Suspect critical after wreck

March 31, 2015 An Altoona man accused of fleeing police over the weekend remained in critical condition at UPMC Altoona on Monday. Troy S. Stehley, 35, of 111 Eighth St. more »»

Dept. of Corrections settles ill inmates case

March 31, 2015 A federal lawsuit filed a year ago challenging the way the Pennsyl­vania Department of Corrections addressed mentally ill inmates has been settled, according to documents filed with the clerk’ s... more »»

State AG’s office won’t comment on Logan criticism

March 31, 2015 The state Attorney General’s Office is declining to respond to criticism levied at it last week by a Logan Township supervisor. more »»

Tipton man faces charges for allegedly assaulting boy

March 31, 2015 A child sex offender is behind bars after state police say he sexually assaulted a 15-year-old boy. State police in Hollidays­burg arrested Kenneth P. more »»

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The Force will be with them on May 30

March 31, 2015 By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror. more »»

Wyland off to fast start

March 31, 2015 Name: Ali Wyland School: Hollidaysburg Age: 15 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Track and field Athlete of the week achievement: Wyland won the 100- and 200-meter dashes at the Altoona Igloo Invitational... more »»

Kentucky still the talk of the town

March 31, 2015 The NCAA’s March Madness has been as entertaining as ever. more »»

Guilfoyle snaps long losing skid

March 31, 2015 Clarisse Spencer had a two-run walk-off hit to lead Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic to a victory over Bishop Carroll Catholic, 12-11, in 11 innings in a high school softball game Monday afternoon at... more »»

Bedford sweeps Chestnut Ridge

March 31, 2015 NEW PARIS — The Bedford boys beat Chestnut Ridge, 95-55, and the Bedford girls won, 98¢-51¢, in high school track and field on Monday. William Kachman won the 1600 and 3200 runs for the Bisons. more »»

Franklin’s Lions getting physical

March 29, 2015 From Mirror reports One byproduct of Penn State getting its full allotment of scholarships back is the program’s ability to be more physical in practice, and that’s what the Nittany Lions are doing... 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 »»



March 31, 2015 Edward Jones listed at No. more »»

Mitchell F. Beltowski

March 31, 2015 Mitchell F. Beltowski, 35, Mount Carmel, formerly of Hastings, died Sunday. He was born in Spangler, son of Kevin and Christine (Carroll) Beltowski. more »»

Norma Jean Biesecker

March 31, 2015 Norma Jean Biesecker, 75, Altoona, died early Sunday morning. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Arthur and Ethel (McCaulley) Harshbarger. Surviving are two children: Curtis D. more »»

Corrin N. Corbin

March 31, 2015 Corrin N. Corbin, 79, Avondale, died March 17, 2015. He was born in Altoona, son of Edgar A. Sr. and Miriam Corbin. more »»

Joyce E. Harding

March 31, 2015 Joyce E. Harding, 69, Altoona, died Sunday evening at her residence. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Leslie H. and Eileen M. (Byrne) Kyle. She married Donald L. Harding on Nov. more »»

Area Life

It’s hard, but try ignoring gossip

March 30, 2015 Dear Straight Talk: My twin sister and I play basketball. Two teammates are openly gay and rumor has it the whole team is gay and we have sex with each other. more »»

Harlan Coben delivers with ‘The Stranger’

March 29, 2015 Harlan Coben rolls out compelling tales set in suburbia where secrets buried underneath the facade of a happy life threaten to destroy families and neighborhoods. more »»

Sony streaming service modernizes TV, not your bill

March 29, 2015 Sony’s new PlayStation Vue television service probably won’t save you money over cable. Starting at $50 a month, Vue offers more than 50 over-the-air and cable channels for online streamin. more »»

‘Bloodborne’ a punishing trek in haunted city

March 29, 2015 There’s something masochistic about video gamers. Even if you’re playing an innocuous-looking game like “Pac-Man,” you will be killed dozens of times before you get any good. more »»

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March 29, 2015 New hires and promotions Saint Francis University has promoted the following faculty members: -- Patrick Farabaugh to associate professor of communication arts. more »»

Easter brings business

March 29, 2015 Easter is a good time to be in the candy business. According to the National Retail Federation’s Easter Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, consumers are expected to spend $. more »»


March 26, 2015 Foreclosure rates decrease Foreclosure rates in Altoona decreased in January over the same period last year, according to newly released data from CoreLogic. more »»


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 »»

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