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Veto won’t end beer sale rivalry

July 29, 2015 The trade association for beer distributors across the state has staunchly opposed privatizing wine and liquor sales, arguing it would upset an 80-year-old business model and allow big chains to... more »»

 
 
 

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Veto won’t end beer sale rivalry

July 29, 2015 The trade association for beer distributors across the state has staunchly opposed privatizing wine and liquor sales, arguing it would upset an 80-year-old business model and allow big chains to... more »»

Historic building will be razed

July 29, 2015 Almost exactly two centuries after it was built, one of Martinsburg’s first buildings is set to be demolished and replaced soon, according to the borough manager and business people forced to move... more »»

Police: 8-year-old left to care for baby

July 29, 2015 A woman who police say left her 4-month-old baby in the care of her 8-year-old daughter faces criminal charges. Bobbie Lee Vaughn, 32, of 308 Second St. more »»

Judges uphold moms’ termination of rights

July 29, 2015 The Pennsylvania Superior Court has upheld separate decisions by Blair County judges to terminate the parental rights of two mothers because of drug addiction and mental health issues. more »»

Police: Three charged after stealing nearly $2,000 in merchandise

July 29, 2015 Three people face charges after allegedly trying to steal nearly $2,000 worth of goods from Wal-Mart. Albert “Alby” Weyandt III, 52, 526 Fifth Ave., Apt. 1, Altoona; Rusty . more »»

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Curve's Glasnow promoted to Triple-A

July 29, 2015 Tyler Glasnow, the Pirates' top-rated prospect and one of the Curve's best pitchers ever, is on his way to Triple-A Indianapolis, according to PiratesProspects.com. more »»

Kang saves the day for Pirates pen

July 29, 2015 By Brian Hall The Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Jung Ho Kang hit a tiebreaking home run off the facing off the second deck in left center-field in the ninth inning, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates... more »»

Suspension for Bell cut down to 2

July 29, 2015 By Will?Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Le’Veon Bell will head back to work a little earlier than the NFL originally planned. more »»

Pens GM trades his favorite

July 29, 2015 By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford ranks versatile center Brandon Sutter among one of his favorite players. more »»

Police pitches a fit

July 29, 2015 By Judd Manning sports@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 cgiger@altoonamirror.com 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 »»

Hull, Ficken get honor from NFF

July 22, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — The All-Big Ten duo of Sam Ficken and Mike Hull each added another honor to their resumes when the National Football Foundation announced the 2015 Hampshire Honor Society membership. more »»

Obituaries

Fred E. Hale Sr.

July 29, 2015 Fred E. Hale Sr., 76, Altoona, passed away Tuesday at UPMC Altoona after an extended illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Charles and Margaret (Walls) Hal. more »»

Vickie E. Grazier

July 29, 2015 Vickie E. Grazier, 68, Bellwood, died unexpectedly Monday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Maryland, daughter of the late Ross O. and Alice Marjorie (Zimmerman) Schmidt. She married Jerry M. more »»

Beverly A. Frederick

July 29, 2015 Beverly A. Frederick, 71, Gallitzin, died Monday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Sankertown, daughter of Joseph and Elda (VanBlargan) Harber. more »»

George L. Cardone

July 29, 2015 George L. Cardone, 95, Altoona, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. more »»

Ronald E. Smith

July 29, 2015 Ronald E. Smith, 89, Summerville, died Sunday. He married Florence Shilling on Feb. 4, 1948. more »»

Area Life

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 »»

Gaining something new

July 23, 2015 Girls from across Pennsylvania will flock to Altoona this weekend in hopes of capturing one of three pageant crowns and the chance at national competition. more »»

Fresh, homegrown, delicious: Summer vegetables bountiful at farmers’ markets

July 22, 2015 They kind of look like creatures from the sea with their tendril-like leaves, and they have a funny-sounding name. more »»

Southern-style chili goes perfectly with hot dogs

July 22, 2015 Summer cookout season is in full swing. For me, the ultimate grilled treat is a hot dog. Southern-style hot dogs are loaded with chili and slaw with a healthy smear of mustar. more »»

Local Business

Fiat Chrysler settlement with gov’t could be costly

July 28, 2015 DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler could be required to lay out hundreds of millions of dollars to get potentially defective Ram pickups and older Jeeps off the road under a deal with safety regulators to... more »»

Norfolk Southern’s profit drops

July 28, 2015 OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Norfolk Southern’s 23 percent drop in second-quarter profit follows the same story line as other railroads seeing a sharp decline in coal shipments. more »»

Business briefs, July 28

July 28, 2015 tyrone U-Haul coming to Tyrone Tyrone Convenience Store, 1960 Adams Ave., has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer and will offer U-Haul trucks and support rental item. more »»

East Side Concrete has new plant

July 26, 2015 Concrete is flowing again at East Side Concrete Supply Co. Inc. The company on Old Mill Run Road poured the first yard of concrete from its new batch plant on July 9. more »»

Behind the Desk

July 26, 2015 Address: 911 Logan Blv. more »»

 
 
 

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