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Company bouncing back

April 27, 2015 His business is dramatically smaller today, but Robert E. Lee hopes his customers don’t notice. “I want the customers to see no difference. more »»


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Company bouncing back

April 27, 2015 His business is dramatically smaller today, but Robert E. Lee hopes his customers don’t notice. “I want the customers to see no difference. more »»

Aftershocks terrify quake survivors

April 27, 2015 KATHMANDU, Nepal — Shell-shocked and sleeping in the streets, tens of thousands of Nepalese braced against terrifying aftershocks Sunday while digging for survivors in the devastation wrought a day... more »»

Imler’s lifetime of philanthropy started at young age

April 27, 2015 DUNCANSVILLE — For Fred Imler Sr., the road to philanthropy began when he was a young boy — the same age as many of the kids he helps today. more »»

State police program leads to dozen arrests for DUI

April 27, 2015 State and local police were busy this past weekend as Operation Nighthawk came to Blair County. “Our mission isn’t to tell people not to go out and have fun,” said Cpl. more »»

City fire chief puts emphasis on training in annual report

April 27, 2015 At last week’s City Council meeting, Fire Chief Tim Hileman was talking about the benefits of taking the department’s arson dog, Tyra, into elementary schools for fire safety presentation. more »»

Local Sports

Curve continue hot streak with Erie sweep

April 27, 2015 From Mirror reports ERIE — There have been many occurrences over the years of a struggling Curve offense going to Erie and suddenly finding its groove at tiny, hitter-friendly Jerry Uht Park. more »»

Bucs make it 5 in a row

April 27, 2015 By John Marshall The Associated Press PHOENIX — Pittsburgh’s slow start to the season is quickly fading into the rearview mirror. The Pirates can thank their starting pitchers for the turnaround. more »»

Malkin still believes in title chance

April 27, 2015 The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin does not plan to leave the team that drafted him. more »»

Top of AP mock draft has no surprises

April 27, 2015 By Barry Wilner The Associated Press NEW YORK — The NFL draft heads to Chicago this year, with the top overall choice in our mock draft not planning to be on hand. more »»

Mirror track honor roll

April 27, 2015 BOYS 100 dash: Mencer, A, 10.94; Helsel, C, 11.04; Karlheim, BC, 11.07; Getz, T, 11.18; Toohey, A, 11.20 200 dash: Mencer, A, 22.44; Karlheim, BC, 22.77; Toohey, A, 22.94; Getz, T, 23. more »»

Red Flash adding water polo in 2016

April 23, 2015 LORETTO — Saint Francis University added women’s water polo as the 23rd varsity sport, it was announced by Director of Athletics Bob Krimmel. more »»

Possibly more than football at Beaver Stadium

April 21, 2015 By Ben Brigandi For the Mirror UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State is open to expanded use of Beaver Stadium beyond football, though no specific conversations about concerts or other sporting events such a... more »»

Improving offensive line remains a top priority

April 19, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — There were a few surprises in Saturday’s Blue-White Game, but it came as no surprise that Penn State’s defense clearly is ahead of the offense at the conclusion of spring drills. more »»

Hack back and on (NFL) track

April 19, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — The NFL Draft is right around the corner (April 30-May 2), and Christian Hackenberg won’t be in it. more »»

Game adds feather to recruiting cap

April 19, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — As Penn State football coach James Franklin fielded a question about recruiting during spring practice following Saturday afternoon’s Blue-White Game, the second year Nittany Lion... more »»


AnnaRose L. Mastalski

April 27, 2015 AnnaRose L. Mastalski, 75, of Portage passed away Saturday in Johnstown. She was born in Beaverdale, daughter of the late Bernice (Smith) and Louis L. McCloskey. more »»

Jean D. Robbins

April 27, 2015 Jean D. Robbins, 75, Myerstown, died Friday. She was born in New Brunswick, N.J., daughter of the late James W. and Jennie (Nitko) D’Imperi. more »»

George J. Savine

April 27, 2015 George J. Savine, 92, of Garvey Manor passed away Saturday, April 25, 2015, at the home. A complete obituary will appear in Tuesday’s Mirror. Arrangements are by Santella Funeral Home. more »»

Jack J. Miraglia

April 27, 2015 Jack J. Miraglia, 82, of Duncansville passed away Friday at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Altoona, son of Santos and Maria (Caccie) Miragli. more »»

Erdyne L. ‘Deena’ Polito

April 27, 2015 Erdyne Louise “Deena” (Grazier) Polito passed through the pearly gates to be united with her Saviour on Saturday at the age of 86. Erdyne was born in Altoona, daughter of Clarence and Louise Grazie. more »»

Area Life

Earth Matters: Earth Day came from golden age of environmentalism

April 25, 2015 For those of us that lived through the first Earth Day, it may come as a surprise that the planet’s holiday turned 45 this past wee. more »»

Morris remembered for her love of her community

April 25, 2015 A longtime resident of Altoona, Charlotte Lee Morris worked tirelessly for a number of civic organizations and left her community with a long-living legacy, say community leaders who knew her. more »»

Tribute concert to benefit library

April 25, 2015 Folks who’d like to be transported to a Broadway theater need only take the short trip to Tyrone next week. more »»

Altoona native to appear on TLC show

April 23, 2015 By Paige Minemyer Altoona native Brittany Kleiner said finding her wedding dress at Kleinfeld Bridal in was one of the best birthday gifts she could have asked for. more »»

Stitching up a show

April 23, 2015 HUNTINGDON — Some call quilting a craft, but the finished product surely is art. And, a lot of it will be on display at this week’s 24th annual Huntingdon Quilt Show. more »»

Local Business

UPS Store owners receive award from administration

April 24, 2015 The owners of the UPS Store in Altoona’s Plank Road Crossing have been named Small Business Persons of the Year by the Small Business Administration’s Pitts­burgh District Office. more »»

Blair-Bedford Central Labor Council selects annual winners

April 23, 2015 The president of a longtime family business will be honored as Person of the Year by the Blair-Bedford Central Labor Council. Tim Bettwy of Bettwy Electric Inc., Newry, will receive the honor Sept. more »»

Plans to reduce ag carbon emissions announced

April 23, 2015 DETROIT — Federal agricultural officials are planning to announce voluntary programs and initiatives for farmers, ranchers and foresters meant to build on President Barack Obama’s efforts to combat... more »»

Business briefs, April 23

April 23, 2015 TIPTON New Pig launches water projects grant program New Pig Corp., a leader in innovative environmental leak and spill containment products on Wednesday launched the PIG Difference Grant Program. more »»

Community banks go extra mile

April 19, 2015 The little guy plays a big role in the banking industry. more »»

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