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Gov. Wolf revamps tax plan

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Gov. Wolf revamps tax plan

October 7, 2015 HARRISBURG — Gov. more »»

Heating costs expected to drop

October 7, 2015 While some may cringe at the thought of winter’s home heating costs, they might be able to rest after a new report said those costs should be less this year. more »»

NC man in prison apologizes for attempting to kill woman

October 7, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A North Carolina man serving a lengthy prison sentence for attempting to kill a local woman he held hostage in late 2007 presented an apologetic statement on Tuesday in Blair County... more »»

Highland Hall meeting turns into heated debate

October 7, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — What was supposed to be the discussion of a conditional use application for Highland Hall ended in a screaming match Tuesday after a borough resident made accusations against Plannin... more »»

THON cancels canning weekend after accident

October 7, 2015 Penn State Altoona students seeking donations for THON will be wearing orange safety vests and possibly following new protocols when they resume canning next month. more »»

Local Sports

Zettel opens up about father's death

October 7, 2015 By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror. more »»

Pirates set to battle the new talk-of-the-town team

October 7, 2015 The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The hot, young talent. The emerging ace with the electric stuff. The relentlessly upbeat manager. The giddy relief that comes with washing away years of futility. more »»

Volleyball match Tuesday to honor Erin Dodson

October 7, 2015 At Tuesday’s Altoona/Holli­days­burg volleyball match, the Altoona Lady Spikers will honor Erin Dodson, who played with the team during the 2000 to 2003 seasons. more »»

Bucs fans will provide atmosphere that Arrieta won’t mind

October 7, 2015 PITTSBURGH — This is it, the Big Game, the do-or-don’t game, the win-or-go-home game. more »»

Tigers trying to focus on latest foe

October 7, 2015 By Philip Cmor Homer DeLattre and his Hollidaysburg Area High School football team have worked hard and performed well in the first half of the 2015 season. more »»

Zettel opens up about father's death

October 7, 2015 By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror. more »»

Lions RBs left off depth chart

October 6, 2015 Running backs Saquon Bark­ley (ankle) and Akeel Lynch (knee) were not listed on Penn State’s depth chart released Mon­day night, meaning both could miss this week’s game against Indiana. more »»

PSU’s Franklin positively needs better offense

October 5, 2015 Let’s recap the last week for the Penn State football program. Trent Dilfer says Christian Hackenberg is in a bad situation. Hackenberg and the offense look bad in Saturday’s 20-14 win over Army. more »»

Lions survive surprising Army counterattack

October 4, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — James Franklin is going to stay positive. He’s emphatic about it. No matter what. more »»

New stadium? PSU can’t rush to digest feedback

October 4, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — When Penn State introduced plans to move old Beaver Field from near Rec Hall across campus to its current Beaver Stadium location in 1960, Joe Paterno implored Rip Engle to voice... more »»


Leota M. Cashman

October 7, 2015 Leota M. Cashman, 86, Altoona, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, at Epworth Manor, Tyrone. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, at E. Merrill Smith Funeral Home Inc. more »»

William L. Fleck

October 7, 2015 William L. Fleck, 89, of Nissley Road, Lancaster, died peacefully Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, at Hospice and Community Care. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Lloyd and Alma (Feathers) Fleck. more »»

Albert John ‘Pep’ Kissell Sr.

October 7, 2015 Sept. 17, 1921 – Oct. 5, 2015 Albert John “Pep” Kissell Sr., 94, Portage, died Monday. He was born in Portage, son of Joseph and Maria Kissell. Surviving are his wife, Mary; children: Albert Jr. more »»

Alan D. ‘Al’ Lafferty

October 7, 2015 A memorial service for Alan D. “Al” Lafferty, 55, Altoona, who died Aug. 7, 2015, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, at Sorge Funeral Home Inc., Hollidaysburg, by the Rev. Jaime G. more »»

Olive C. Meyers

October 7, 2015 May 12, 1928 – Oct. 6, 2015 Olive C. Meyers, 87, a resident of Valley View Health and Rehabili­ta­tion Center, died Tuesday at the center after an extended illness. more »»

Area Life

Practice makes perfect: Rik-N-Nik's knows authentic Italian cuisine

October 7, 2015 EBENSBURG — Rick Ardini makes many of the ingredients, certainly most of the seasonings, that go into his pizzas, pasta, wings and things at Rik-N-Nik’s downtown restauran. more »»

Boo! Haunted attractions provide 'natural high'

October 4, 2015 Editor’s note: This is the sixth story in a regular series on travel. In this installment, we check out spooky places to visit. more »»

Area poet to read at Juniata

October 4, 2015 HUNTINGDON — Julia Spicher Kasdorf, a native of Lewistown, will give a reading of her award-winning poetry at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Beeghly Library on the Juniata College campus. more »»

Garden Notes: Now’s the time to plant bulbs for spring blooms

October 3, 2015 It’s bulb season! Sept. 15 to Nov. 30 is thought to be ideal planting weather for bulbs. more »»

Having a spell: Cresson Lake Playhouse staging funny, edgy musical

October 3, 2015 When asked what the Tony Award-winning musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Bee” is about, Kevin Bean just laughe. more »»

Local Business

Thompson named Business Person of Year

October 7, 2015 LORETTO — The Saint Francis University Small Business Development Center has named William D. more »»


October 7, 2015 U-Hauler dealer opens DUNCANSVILLE — Mark Maher Painting & Storage has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer. more »»


October 6, 2015 CareerLink sets job fair DUNCANSVILLE — Pennsylvania CareerLink will host a job fair Oct. 14 at the National Guard Armory, 518 Municipal Drive. more »»

Chamber honors ‘The Village’

October 4, 2015 Editor’s note: This is the third in a series on businesses that will be inducted into the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame on Oct. 19 at the Blair County Convention Center. more »»

Behind the desk

October 4, 2015 Address: One Main St., Bellwood Telephone: 822-2223 or 932-4499 Website: www.pamelasvictorian. more »»

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