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Altoona Water Authority defends water quality

February 5, 2016 The problem here is real, but it’s in the paint, not the water. more »»


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Altoona Water Authority defends water quality

February 5, 2016 The problem here is real, but it’s in the paint, not the water. more »»

Gallitzin resident challenges drug ordinance

February 5, 2016 A drug rental ordinance passed in December by Gallitzin Borough Council is now being challenged in cour. more »»

Tyrone woman back in jail shortly after release

February 5, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Tyrone woman who is part of Blair County’s DUI treatment court was returned to prison Thursday to serve 48 hours after she tested “hot” for the drug Suboxone, which she allegedly... more »»

Former police chief to run for 79th seat

February 5, 2016 Former Altoona Police Chief Pete Starr announced his candidacy for the state House 79th District on Thursday, setting the district up for a competitive Republican primary with incumbent Rep. more »»

Comment opportunities ahead for Rt. 22, N. Juniata St. project

February 5, 2016 Area residents still can comment on proposals to improve the intersection of Route 22 and North Juniata Street in Hollidaysburg. more »»

Local Sports

Bad start costly for Altoona

February 5, 2016 By Mark Puleo For the Mirror STATE COLLEGE — As the old basketball proverb goes, you live by the 3 and you die by the 3. more »»

Flash not bothered by deficits

February 5, 2016 By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror. more »»

Bearcats use big pins to win ML championship

February 5, 2016 By Todd Irwin tirwin@altoonamirror. more »»

Mustangs’ shooting woes show in league loss

February 5, 2016 PORTAGE — For 16 minutes Thursday night, the Portage Area High School boys basketball team looked like it had every intention of handing Ferndale its first loss in the WestPAC Nort. more »»

BG boys clinch section crown

February 5, 2016 Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic won the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference Section I title with a 69-53 win over Cambria Heights on Thursday night in high school boys basketball action at the Pleasant... more »»

Fading at the finish: Despite late issues, Franklin likes class

February 4, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State football coach James Franklin did his best impression of his elusive, five-star running back recruit Miles Sanders in trying to sidestep a question about the reasons the... more »»

Rudel: Nittany Lions still in transition

February 4, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — When we last left James Franklin, he was putting the cap on a four-game losing streak that ended the 2015 seaso. more »»

No. 5 Hawkeyes run Nittany Lions out of the arena in win

February 4, 2016 The Associated Press IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa’s scorers often get the attention, but it’s the fifth-ranked Hawkeyes’ aggressive and trapping defense that is making the difference this season. more »»

Lions land JUCO DT, Cleveland corner

February 3, 2016 Looking to salvage something from what has become a volatile ending to the 2016 recruiting campaign, the Penn State football team has been forced into making some gambles before letter-of-intent day... more »»

Lady Lions beaten by Nebraska again

February 3, 2016 LINCOLN, Neb. more »»


James F. Crittendon Jr.

February 5, 2016 James F. Crittendon Jr. James F. Crittendon Jr., 80, Martinsburg, passed away Wednesday evening, Feb. 3, 2016, at Homewood at Martinsburg. Arrangements are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc. more »»

Rita V. Kennedy

February 5, 2016 Rita V. Kennedy, 93, formerly of Hollidaysburg, passed away Thursday morning at Garvey Manor Nursing Home, after an extended illnes. more »»

Joyce L. (Metzger) Davis

February 5, 2016 Joyce L. (Metzger) Davis, 87, Lancaster, passed into the loving arms of Jesus Wednesday. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Charles and Gladys (Long) Metzger. more »»

Wanda Lou Schetrompf

February 5, 2016 Wanda Lou Schetrompf, 71, Everett, died Monday. She was born in Everett, daughter of the late Howard P. and Rose M. (Snyder) Schetrompf. Surviving are her mother; and five siblings: Howard J. more »»

Carl F. Glass

February 5, 2016 Carl F. Glass, 80, Duncansville, passed away Saturday at his home. He was born in Newry, son of the late Elmer R. and Margaret K. (Leighty) Glass. more »»

Area Life

Garden Notes: Oregano not very particular about soil quality

February 5, 2016 Even today, men die scaling the rocky cliffs of Crete in search of dittany. There, dittany grows wild and is classified as “vulnerable” on the Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Plants. more »»

‘It’s primal’: Rappers Fetty Wap, Lil Wayne play BJC

February 4, 2016 Area hip-hop fans will have the chance to see a genre legend and a breakthrough artist in the span of just weeks at the Bryce Jordan Center, University Park. more »»

Music makes a difference in your life

February 4, 2016 It’s said that the things you love shape who you are. They surround you in a way that brings warmth and comfort — and if they’re not there, you find a way to usher them into your lif. more »»

Super snacks: Make the perfect dishes to accompany the big game

February 3, 2016 Big provisions are required to watch the big game, and nothing’s more substantial than a burger, even in its mini form — the slider. more »»

Out-of-this-world speaker: Astronaut Melvin to talk at Penn State Altoona

January 30, 2016 Astronaut Leland Melvin will speak at Penn State Altoona on Tuesday as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series. more »»

Local Business

Local briefcase

February 5, 2016 Johnstown JARI sets Lunch and Learn JARI will hold its next Lunch and Learn program from noon to 1:15 p.m. Feb. more »»

Comcast loses fewest TV customers in eight years

February 4, 2016 NEW YORK — Comcast is trumpeting its best year for traditional TV services in nearly a decade, even though it continues to lose TV subscribers. more »»

Toyota will discontinue Scion brand

February 4, 2016 NEW YORK — Toyota is discontinuing its Scion brand, aimed at younger car buyers, after years of slumping sales. Toyota Motor Corp. established Scion as a separate brand in 2003 for sale in U.S. more »»

Business briefs

February 4, 2016 Chamber breakfast club schedules February meeting The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Club will meet at 7:45 a.m. Feb. 11 at The Casino at Lakemont Park. more »»


February 3, 2016 Local foreclosure rates drop New CoreLogic data reveals that the rate of Altoona area foreclosures among outstanding mortgage loans was 1.26 percent for November, a decrease of . more »»

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