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Altoona Area pushing for guest teachers

September 25, 2016 With a shrinking pool of certified teachers available, Altoona Area School District is looking to pay parents, recent college graduates, retirees — anyone with a four-year-degree who completes the... more »»


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Altoona Area pushing for guest teachers

September 25, 2016 With a shrinking pool of certified teachers available, Altoona Area School District is looking to pay parents, recent college graduates, retirees — anyone with a four-year-degree who completes the... more »»

Proposal slows down trucks

September 25, 2016 The main opponent of a recently proposed federal rule that would forcibly limit the speed of heavy trucks claims that statistics show the change would actually increase the number of crashes. more »»

Drag racers reminisce about life in the fast lane

September 25, 2016 To many, a quarter mile of asphalt does little to inspire passion, but 50 years ago this month in Tipton, a similar stretch drew hundreds of motorists week after wee. more »»

County sets trick-or-treat

September 25, 2016 Municipalities across Blair County have set Oct. 27 as this year’s Halloween trick-or-treating date. In a news release, police said trick-or-treating will take place 6 to 8 p.m. more »»

Dems protest poll-watching plan

September 25, 2016 State Democrats have struck at a bill that would allow campaign poll watchers to operate anywhere in the state, arguing that it would enable candidates’ supporters to harass voters far from their... more »»

Local Sports

Philly's Wentz in Big Ben territory

September 25, 2016 The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Carson Wentz’s excellent start is nothing compared to what Ben Roethlisberger did his rookie season. Wentz is 2-0. Big Ben was 13-0 in 2004. more »»

Pitt loses heartbreaker

September 25, 2016 The Associated Press CHAPEL HILL, N.C. more »»

Rookie 'in a good place'

September 25, 2016 By John Mehno For the Mirror PITTSBURGH — Tyler Glasnow, one rookie who hasn’t lived up to his advance billing, will get another start for the Pirate. more »»

Lady Tigers win B-A tourney

September 25, 2016 By Jon Fleck For the Mirror BELLWOOD — After the Hollidaysburg Area High School girls volleyball team closed out the first game of the Bellwood-Antis Invitational Tournament gold championship match... more »»

Keeping Nova unlikely for Bucs

September 25, 2016 PITTSBURGH — Here’s the dilemma: The Pirates need a veteran pitcher to anchor a 2017 rotation that will probably be short on experience. more »»

We are ... embarrassed

September 25, 2016 ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Trace McSorley described the debacle best. “It’s embarrassing,” Penn State’s quarterback said. “I’m sorry to all our fans how we came out and played. more »»

Rout shows how far PSU is from elite teams

September 25, 2016 ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Penn State had no chance to beat Michigan on Saturday because of so many injuries on defense. That’s not an excuse. It’s a legitimate football explanation. more »»

Penn State-Michigan notebook

September 25, 2016 Lions having major LB issues ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Penn State is enduring a nightmare scenario at linebacker, and if things don’t improve, it could have a devastating impact on the rest of the season. more »»

PSU-Michigan scoring summary

September 25, 2016 FIRST QUARTER Michigan 7, Penn State 0: Jabrill Peppers returned a punt 53 yards to the PSU 9, but a penalty pushed Michigan back to the 24. more »»

McSorley, PSU will need to pile on the points

September 24, 2016 By Cory Giger Five things to look for as Penn State looks for its first win over a top five team since 1999 (Arizona) when it faces No. more »»


Megan Leigh Bricker

September 25, 2016 Sept. 2, 1994 – Sept. 22, 2016 Megan Leigh Bricker, 22, Hastings, died Thursday at Conemaugh Miners Medical Center, Hastings. more »»

Georgetta J. Budicky

September 25, 2016 Jan. 7, 1942 – Sept. 17, 2016 Georgetta J. Budicky, 74, Carrolltown, died September 17, 2016, in Tampa, Fla., after a short battle with cancer. She was born in Tarrytown, N.Y. more »»

Cathy L. Horton

September 25, 2016 April 2, 1962 – Sept. 21, 2016 Cathy L. Horton, 54, Altoona, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday at home after a brief illness. more »»

Verna R. Kulp

September 25, 2016 Verna R. Kulp, 86, Altoona, formerly of Columbia, passed away Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, in Altoona, where she had resided for the past six years. She was the wife of the late Charles D. Ferree Sr. more »»

Dora M. Walter

September 25, 2016 Nov. 16, 1931 – Sept. 24, 2016 Dora M. Walter, 84, Claysburg, passed away Saturday at Golden LivingCenter-Hillview. She was born in Duncansville, daughter of the late Norman S. more »»

Area Life

Area man to compete on ‘Voice’

September 24, 2016 Viewers of NBC’s “The Voice” will see some local musical talent this season. more »»

Earth Matters: Hottest summer calls to remembrance coldest summer

September 24, 2016 Summer officially ended on Thursday, and it will most likely mark the conclusion of the warmest summer season since worldwide records began in 1880. more »»

‘Star’-filled nights: Special ASO concerts to feature music of John Williams

September 24, 2016 The Altoona Symphony Orchestra is bringing back its former conductor to lead a special pops concert weekend series that also will feature a former area resident who has gone on to a successful piano... more »»

Out of the box: Chase Bryant playing BJC with Rascal Flatts

September 22, 2016 Diehard country fans who helped make up-and-coming star Chase Bryant’s debut single “Take It On Back” a top 10 hit in 2014 may not like his latest sexy and bluesy “Room to Breathe. more »»

Jolie, Pitt’s life together bookended by films

September 22, 2016 LOS ANGELES — For Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt, it started with tequila and dancing in the rain in Bogota and ended on the French seaside with white wine, pills and tears. more »»

Local Business

Engineers to join Hall of Fame

September 25, 2016 Editor’s note: This is the first in a series on businesses that will be inducted into the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame on Oct. 24 at the Blair County Convention Center. more »»

Blair County Nonprofit of the Month

September 25, 2016 Name: Society of St. more »»


September 25, 2016 New hires and promotions -- Dr. Melissa Murray was recently appointed associate vice president of External Affairs at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College. more »»

PGP to supply CO2 to CCPI

September 23, 2016 From Mirror staff reports CLEARFIELD — A company will construct a liquid carbon dioxide and dry ice manufacturing facility adjacent to a Clearfield County ethanol plant. more »»

Fed keeps rate unchanged, but hints of coming hike

September 22, 2016 WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is keeping its key interest rate unchanged but signaling that it will likely raise rates before year’s end. more »»

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