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Super Bowl initiative recognizing Benson

October 13, 2015 Altoona Area High School has sent 10 players to the National Football League, but only one has appeared in the Super Bowl. That distinction will be recognized next Friday night, Oct. more »»


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Super Bowl initiative recognizing Benson

October 13, 2015 Altoona Area High School has sent 10 players to the National Football League, but only one has appeared in the Super Bowl. That distinction will be recognized next Friday night, Oct. more »»

State looks to gambling for help

October 13, 2015 HARRISBURG — Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania who are resisting tax increases to balance a deep budget deficit are taking steps toward the state’s third expansion of gambling in six years as an... more »»

Special education director abruptly resigns at meeting

October 13, 2015 ROARING SPRING — The Spring Cove School Board hired a temporary special education director Monday evening, hours after prior director Mitchell Price resigned amid an investigation. more »»

Fire departments seek recruits

October 13, 2015 Aiming to recruit new firefighters, numerous local volunteer fire departments are scheduled to host open-house events beginning at 7 p.m. today in a coordinated event dubbed “Super Tuesday. more »»

Altoona man charged for heroin, stolen gun

October 13, 2015 An Altoona man arrested in Tyrone for having heroin and a stolen gun is due in court today. Michael S. Medina, 34, of 123 Grace Road, Apt. 10, was arrested by Tyrone police just before 6 p.m. Oct. more »»

Local Sports

Cavalier stays consistent

October 13, 2015 Name: Kourtney Cavalier School: Central Cambria Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Tennis Athlete of the week achievement: Cavalier earned her third straight District 6 Class AA singles tennis... more »»

Helsel delivers on court

October 13, 2015 Name: Veronica Helsel School: Hollidaysburg Age: 15 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Tennis Athlete of the week achievement: Helsel won the District 6 Class AAA singles tennis championship with a... more »»

Sherkel making plays

October 13, 2015 Name: Eric Sherkel School: Moshannon Valley Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Sherkel scored four touchdowns and threw for a fifth to help the Black Knights... more »»

CH-BC game ends due to injury

October 13, 2015 EBENSBURG — With the game scoreless and just 11:30 remaining in the game between Cambria Heights and Bishop Carroll, play was suspended for the evening due to an injury by a Heights player in high... more »»

Red Devils rally to edge Bisons in five sets

October 13, 2015 BEDFORD — Central Cambria trailed 2-1 but battled back to claim the final two sets in a victory over Bedford (25-21, 19-25, 18-25, 25-23, 18-16) in high school girls volleyball Monday. more »»

Buckeyes continue juggling QBs

October 13, 2015 In sports, it’s common knowledge that the only thing more difficult than winning a championship is defending one. more »»

Travel planning extensive for football programs

October 13, 2015 For people who tackle a family vacation perhaps once a year or make their excursions away from home with a few children in a minivan, traveling with a football team full of college-aged men to place... more »»

Lions’ aggressive approach points to solid victory

October 11, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State calls it “sudden change,” and in so many ways it fits perfectly what the team displayed in a dominating victory Saturday afternoon. more »»

Offense takes steps toward its potential

October 11, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — The statistics will show that Penn State had one of its better offensive showings of the season and of James Franklin’s now 19-game tenur. more »»

Indiana-PSU highlights, lowlights

October 11, 2015 By Neil Rudel nrudel@altoonamirror. more »»


Joyce A. Baughman

October 13, 2015 Joyce A. Baughman, 80, Mechanicsburg, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday. She was the daughter of the late Sylvia (Adams) McCloskey of Bellwood. more »»

Janet A. Bloom

October 13, 2015 Janet A. Bloom, 89, Altoona, passed away peacefully in her sleep Saturday evening, Oct. 10, 2015, at her home. more »»

Donald Eugene Burket

October 13, 2015 Donald Eugene Burket, 91, Altoona, formerly of Martinsburg, died Sunday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Martins­burg, son of the late Oscar R. and Edith (Oakes) Burket. more »»

Harry E. Duey

October 13, 2015 Harry E. Duey, 63, Holli­daysburg, passed away unexpectedly Sunday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Philipsburg, son of the late David Clair and Hester (Oburn) Duey. He married Mary Niemeier on Aug. more »»

Charles P. ‘Tyke’ Dunlap Jr.

October 13, 2015 Charles P. Dunlap Jr., 77, Ebensburg, died Sunday. He was born in Patton, son of Charles J. Sr. and Clare Dunlap. more »»

Area Life

Teen concerned about younger brother’s video game addiction

October 12, 2015 Dear Straight Talk: I was excited to have my 14-year-old brother in high school with me, but he’s completely changed. more »»

Review: Centre Stage’s ‘Titanic’ pulls off titanic challenge

October 10, 2015 Mounting a theatrical production in the Pavilion Theatre at Penn State, a cozy space with the audience wedged in on three sides, is a trick no matter how you stack it. more »»

Earth Matters: Yosemite National Park offers incredible views of nature

October 10, 2015 Yosemite National Park celebrated its 125th birthday earlier this month, continuing an interesting story that goes back much further than its establishment as a protected parkland. more »»

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 »»

Local Business


October 13, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG Retirement workshop set Kooman & Associates LLC will host a “Retirement Ready” workshop at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20, Oct. 27 and Nov. 3 at The Blairmont Club on Larch Stree. more »»

New Pig a $220 million company

October 11, 2015 Editor’s note: This is the fourth 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 11, 2015 Walter’s Auto Wrecking Address: 403 Walters Lane, Hollidaysburg Telephone number: 696-0310 Position: CEO Years with company: 12 Family: Wife, Cassie; and sons: Chad Jr. more »»


October 11, 2015 New hires and promotions -- Dr. Jacob Budny has joined the medical staff at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown, and offers orthopedic surgery services to patients throughout the region. more »»

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 »»

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