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Ebensburg looking to develop school site

July 31, 2015 Developers are set to close on a deal that would establish a medical, office and retail business complex at the former Ebensburg Middle School site, the project’s planners said Thursday. more »»


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Ebensburg looking to develop school site

July 31, 2015 Developers are set to close on a deal that would establish a medical, office and retail business complex at the former Ebensburg Middle School site, the project’s planners said Thursday. more »»

Plant might get new owners

July 31, 2015 A local plant making solder products might soon be under new ownership. Alpha at 4100 Sixth Ave. more »»

Pregnant women allegedly assaulted in two incidents

July 31, 2015 Two pregnant women were assaulted in separate incidents early Thursday, and alcohol played a role in both. Altoona police arrested Richard D. Gilbert III, 23, of 2106 Eighth Ave. more »»

Alleged mink farm vandals face charges

July 31, 2015 Two animal rights activists arrested for a 2013 cross-country spree targeting the fur industry were also responsible for the destruction at a Cambria Township farm, officials said. more »»

Refunds available for Little Big Town concert tickets

July 31, 2015 Little Big Town fans who bought tickets to the now-canceled appearance at the Clearfield County Fair on Aug. 7 will be able to get a refund, fair officials have announced. more »»

Local Sports

Coonelly: Bucs won’t mortgage future

July 31, 2015 By Jim Lane For the Mirror As the trade deadline approaches — today at 4 p.m. more »»

Dorsett visit stirs memory

July 31, 2015 Tony Dorsett had never been in Altoona, only through it a couple of times, prior to his guest appearance Thursday night with the Curve. “Is Penn State near here?” he aske. more »»

Terps hope for rivalry with Lions

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

Big first propels defending champs Wise back to Johnstown

July 31, 2015 By Jim Lane For the Mirror Wise Trailer Sales is going back to Johnstown for the AAABA National Championship Tournamen. more »»

RubberDucks go yard enough in victory

July 31, 2015 By Matt Michelone For the Mirror The Curve have thrived when scoring first, going 43-16 this seaso. more »»

Terps hope for rivalry with Lions

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

Hockey ticket sale planned for August

July 29, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — Approaching the third season at Pegula Ice Arena, the Penn State men’s hockey program announced dates for single-game tickets and student season ticket sales on Tuesday afternoon. more »»

Big things expected from PSU’s Godwin

July 23, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — When we last saw Chris Godwin, he was capping a solid freshman season with a superb effort in Penn State’s win over Boston College in the Pinstripe Bowl. more »»

3 soccer players sign pro contracts

July 23, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — Three seniors from the 2014 Penn State men’s soccer team have signed professional contracts and have started their professional careers in three different leagues throughout the... more »»

RB Lynch enjoying competition

July 22, 2015 By Cory Giger UNIVERSITY PARK — Akeel Lynch craves the competition, wants the players behind him to excel, to push him. All for the good of the team. Not the individual. more »»


Charlene (Menchey) Gunter

July 31, 2015 Charlene (Menchey) Gunter, 68, Kingsville, Texas, formerly of Altoona, passed away Monday, July 27, 2015. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. more »»

Martha M. Leskowitz

July 31, 2015 Martha M. Leskowitz, 87, Altoona, passed away Wednesday morning at Valley View Health and Rehabilitation Center after a brief illness. more »»

Monsignor Thomas K. Mabon

July 31, 2015 Monsignor Thomas K. Mabon, 89, Johnstown, died Tuesday at Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidays­burg. Friends will be received from 9 until the 11 a.m. more »»

William Carl ‘Bill’ McDowell

July 31, 2015 William Carl “Bill” McDowell, 67, Pinellas Park, Fla., died June 28, 2015. He was born in Altoona, son of Carl S. and Thelma B. (Ensbrenner) McDowell. more »»

Dana Jane Miller

July 31, 2015 Dana Jane Miller, 64, Sedona, Ariz., passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2015, from multiple myeloma. more »»

Area Life


July 30, 2015 ‘Breaking Bad’ houses for sale ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two houses featured on the hit AMC-TV series “Breaking Bad” are up for sale in Albuquerque. more »»

Dylan’s electric guitar returned to Newport

July 30, 2015 The guitar that Bob Dylan used to go electric at the New-port Folk Festival 50 years ago was back in Newport. more »»

Lifetime TV to feature several touring Broadway shows

July 30, 2015 By Mark Kennedy The?Associated?Press NEW YORK — Lifetime TV’s “The Balancing Act” will feature several touring Broadway shows this summer, including behind-the-curtain peeks on “Kinky Boots,”... more »»

Auction acquisition creates 4 generations of fraktur

July 26, 2015 The email from Corinne Earnest, part of a husband-wife-daughter team of experts on fraktur documents of the Pennsylvania Germans, was casually stated. more »»

Garden Notes: Corn smut sought for taste, despite ugly appearance

July 25, 2015 One summer day, I went through two of my Dad’s cornfields with a mission: eradicate the gray, bulbous growth that seemed to appear in every field, particularly in the Silver Queen field. more »»

Local Business

State permission needed

July 31, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG - The Blair County Conservation District is pursuing permission from the state for stream crossing work at Valley View County Park. more »»

Work to depend on labs

July 31, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG - Blair County will depend on CMT Labs of State College to provide concrete testing services on an as-needed basis during renovation work at the employee parking garage. more »»

UPMC Altoona recognized

July 31, 2015 UPMC Altoona has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll. more »»

Chamber sets Before Hours

July 31, 2015 The Blair County Chamber of Commerce will hold Business Before Hours from 7-9 a.m. Aug. 19 at The Salon Professional Academy, 415 D Orchard Ave. more »»

Will Internet listen to private conversations?

July 30, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — Like a lot of teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities and thoughts on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks without a qual. more »»

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Lasch Bash yields two LB commits

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