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Cambria might sell tax revenue

October 9, 2015 EBENSBURG — On the heels of a request to the courts to borrow $12 million to make up for unavailable state funds, Cambria County now is looking to sell its delinquent tax revenue for an additional $2. more »»


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Cambria might sell tax revenue

October 9, 2015 EBENSBURG — On the heels of a request to the courts to borrow $12 million to make up for unavailable state funds, Cambria County now is looking to sell its delinquent tax revenue for an additional $2. more »»

Poll: Wolf losing support

October 9, 2015 HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf’s approval rating has taken a hit in the run-up to the state budget impasse reaching its 100th day. more »»

Hollidaysburg asks commission to review parking ordinance

October 9, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — At the request of residents and officials, Borough Council, at its Thursday meeting, instructed Planning Commission members to look at the municipality’s existing parking ordinance... more »»

Court corrects error; no fine in conduct case

October 9, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — No fines were imposed on an Altoona man who recently pleaded guilty to two lesser charges of disorderly conduct in Blair County court. more »»

Spring Cove plans to hire interim special ed director

October 9, 2015 The Spring Cove School Board is set to meet Monday to hire an interim special education director, a day before the serving director — currently under suspension and investigation — prepares for a... more »»

Local Sports

Altoona hopes to take out frustrations

October 9, 2015 Four straight lopsided losses certainly are testing the mental fortitude of the Altoona Mountain Lions football team. “We had a lot of confidence after the Butler game. more »»

CC’s Cavalier, Swope to face off for crown

October 9, 2015 Central Cambria’s Kourtney Cavalier and Hannah Swope cruised through their opponents as each lost just one game in three matches to reach the District 6 Class AA singles tennis championship on... more »»

Hayes nearing big milestone

October 9, 2015 John Hayes has never liked to get ahead of himself — it’s probably one of the things that’s made him such a success in high school football — and he’s maybe a tad superstitious. more »»

Bearcats erupt to edge Eagles

October 9, 2015 TYRONE — After a scoreless first half, Huntingdon scored three straight goals in the second to defeat Tyrone, 3-1, in high school boys soccer Thursda. more »»

Pirates stay consistent in victory over Hornets

October 9, 2015 WILLIAMSBURG — Williamsburg was consistent in a 25-19, 25-19, 25-19 win over Juniata Valley in high school girls volleyball Thursday. more »»

Rahne says Hack fits system

October 9, 2015 Penn State quarterbacks coach Ricky Rahne dismissed a theory that has gained popularity in recent weeks that Christian Hackenberg doesn’t fit the offensive system run by the coaching staff. more »»

Freshmen expected to contribute heavily

October 8, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — In the last four years, Patrick Chambers has visited living room after living room and has been told no again and again. No, Chambers’ Penn State team isn’t a basketball powe. more »»

Success both on, off the field a big priority for Lions’ Kline

October 8, 2015 By Mark Puleo For the Mirror There are some football players that are really smart. There are some smart people that are football players. There are some really smart football players. 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 »»


Judy A. DeStefano

October 9, 2015 Judy A. DeStefano, 65, Altoona, died Thursday at her home after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Altoona, daughter of John Allen and Alberta (Jones) McCaulley. more »»

Effie G. Walter

October 9, 2015 Effie G. Walter, 94, Claysburg, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. She was born in Hollidaysburg, daughter of the late John A. and Gertrude P. more »»

S. Winifred ‘Winnie’ Smith

October 9, 2015 S. Winifred “Winnie” Smith, 92, Amber Terrace at Altoona Center for Nursing Care, formerly of 306 14th Ave., Juniata, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, at the center. more »»

Richard W. ‘Rick’ Walters

October 9, 2015 Richard W. “Rick” Walters, 64, Hollidaysburg, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday morning at his home. He was born in Philadelphia, son of Audrey J. Walters. Surviving are his mother, Audrey J. more »»

Becky Ann (Rossman) Fedesco

October 9, 2015 Becky Ann (Rossman) Fedesco, 59, Hollidaysburg, died Tuesday at UPMC Altoona after an extended illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of William D. and Mary Ann (Kochseder) Rossman. more »»

Area Life

A night of laughs in store at Mishler

October 8, 2015 Looking to share a few laughs? Then head down to the Mishler Theatre this weekend. The Blair County Arts Foundation will present Comedy Night at the Mishler at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. more »»

Tweaking tradition: Celebrating your way, with a nod to family traditions

October 8, 2015 Your wedding day? It’s “your” day. It’s all about you. Your wedding day? Your mother has been planning it since the day you were born. more »»

Yoga inspires Aguilera’s new music

October 8, 2015 NEW YORK — Yoga is serving as inspiration for Christina Aguilera’s upcoming album. more »»

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 »»

Local Business

Nonprofits vital to local economy

October 9, 2015 Nonprofit businesses play a key role in Blair County’s economy. That was the message Thursday at the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Club at The Casino at Lakemont Park. more »»


October 9, 2015 Home prices in Altoona increase year-over-year Home prices in Altoona, including distressed sales, increased by 0. more »»

Five Star recognized

October 8, 2015 Five Star Mitsubishi of Altoona was recognized Wednesday as the No. 4 Mitsubishi dealer in the world. more »»


October 8, 2015 SAXTON Learning Lamp sets job fair The Learning Lamp, which is seeking certified teachers, retired teachers and professionals with four-year college degrees to serve as substitute teachers in the... more »»

Thompson named Business Person of Year

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

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