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Municipalities weigh zoning options

February 8, 2016 Most would agree that it’s a bad idea to build an adult book store next to a school, or to install a 24/7 convenience store inside a housing plan. more »»


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Municipalities weigh zoning options

February 8, 2016 Most would agree that it’s a bad idea to build an adult book store next to a school, or to install a 24/7 convenience store inside a housing plan. more »»

Homeless struggle to find normalcy

February 8, 2016 Sally didn’t just wake up homeless, but a series of events stripped away one safety net after another until she was forced to go into the Family Services Inc. shelter in Altoona in late Decembe. more »»

Masucci retiring after 32 years as Blair County prison employee

February 8, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Movies always seem to end when police arrive to arrest the bad guys, but as Deputy Warden Marc T. more »»

AMED using mobile health care

February 7, 2016 An 80-year-old woman was repeatedly using the emergency pendant around her neck to summon AMED ambulance service whenever she couldn’t hoist herself from the toilet. more »»

Officials agree on barn plan

February 7, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Frankstown Township and an Altoona doctor have come to an agreement that will allow the conversion of a barn on Locke Mountain Road into a place that will host weddings and banquets. more »»

Local Sports

District 6 unveils Class AA, A hoops seeding and pairings

February 8, 2016 District 6 announced the seeding and pairings for its Class AA and A basketball tournaments on Monday afternoon, and two teams from the Mirror coverage area -- the Bellwood-Antis boys and the Bishop... more »»

Legendary finish: Broncos' incredible defense helps Manning win possible swan song

February 8, 2016 SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Peyton Manning gave himself a chance to have a Super ending to his career. Von Miller and the Denver defense made the plays to secure the title for the Broncos. more »»

Miller time: MVP leads 'D'

February 8, 2016 SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Von Miller was second-to-none in the Super Bowl. Five years after being drafted No. more »»

Ugly ride, but still beautiful for Manning

February 8, 2016 SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The Denver Broncos had just chased a beleaguered Cam Newton around his own end zone one more time, and Carolina coach Ron Rivera had seen enough. more »»

Norwood sets Super Bowl record on return

February 8, 2016 SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Penn State and State College Area High School product Jordan Norwood played a big role in Denver’s 24-10 Super Bowl victory over Carolina. more »»

Franklin favors early signing day

February 8, 2016 UNIVERSITY?PARK — One will never be able to accuse Penn State football coach James Franklin of straddling the fence when it comes to the issue of instituting an early signing date for football like... more »»

PSU recruiting mirrors 2015 play on field

February 7, 2016 How a college team recruits usually sets the tone for how it performs on the field. For Penn State football, though, it might be the other way around. more »»

Penn State upsets Indiana

February 7, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — Against No. 22 Indiana at the Jordan Center Saturday night, Penn State finally landed a haymake. more »»

Nittany Lions looking at linebacker for 2017

February 7, 2016 Penn State wasn’t able to address its need for a middle linebacker in its 2016 recruiting class. Fortunately for the Nittany Lions, it looks like they’ll have ample opportunity to do so in 2017. 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 »»


Sherrie L. Burke

February 8, 2016 Sherrie L. Burke, 60, Curwensville, formerly of Altoona, died Friday at Ridge View Elder Care Rehabilitation Center, Curwensville. more »»

Ray E. Snyder

February 8, 2016 Ray E. Snyder, 89, Martinsburg, formerly of New Enterprise, died Saturday. He was born in New Enterprise, son of Jay T. and Elsie B. (Wineland) Snyder. On Jan. 29, 1949, he married Ella E. Steele. more »»

Katherine M. ‘Kay’ Troy

February 8, 2016 Katherine M. “Kay” Troy, 72, Loretto, died Saturday. She was born in Johns­town, daughter of Steven and Katherine (Ketchesin) Chopick. more »»

Katherine M. ‘Kay’ Troy

February 8, 2016 Katherine M. “Kay” Troy, 72, Loretto, died Saturday. She was born in Johns­town, daughter of Steven and Katherine (Ketchesin) Chopick. more »»

Frances L. Johnson

February 8, 2016 Frances L. Johnson, 93, Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of Claysburg, passed away Feb. 6, 2016, at Homewood. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later dat. more »»

Area Life

‘Ace’ in the hole: TV Food Network’s Duff Goldman to headline food show

February 7, 2016 Celebrity chef and baker Duff Goldman said he will bring some Pennsylvania-inspired flair to his presentation at Taste of the Alleghenies later this month. more »»

Time flies: Lincoln Caverns’ Batfest celebrating its 10th year

February 6, 2016 Attending the 10th annual Batfest at Lincoln Caverns next week is sure to be fun and educational, and proceeds will help benefit research into a condition that has threatened the bat population of... more »»

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 »»

Local Business

Valentine’s is big retail day

February 7, 2016 Consumers are expected to spend a record $19.7 billion for candy, a romantic dinner, jewelry or flowers this Valentine’s Day. more »»


February 7, 2016 New hires and promotions -- Melissa Walls has been named CEO of the Broad Top Area Medical Center. more »»

Behind the desk

February 7, 2016 Company: Allegheny Creamery and Crepes Address: 505 Allegheny St. more »»

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 »»

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