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‘Baby, it’s cold outside’

February 13, 2016 After a mostly warm winter, the National Weather Service has warned that Valentine’s Day weekend is going to be bitterly cold. The service issued a wind chill advisory in effect from 5 p.m. more »»

Chief clerk gets $10,000 raise

February 13, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County leaders have added county administrator to the chief clerk’s job title and awarded a nearly $10,000 pay increase to reflect the relevant dutie. more »»

Court upholds Leigh conviction

February 13, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Pennsylvania Superior Court has upheld the conviction and lengthy prison sentence imposed by a Blair County judge on an Altoona man accused of sexually abusing a child. more »»

Season of Lent underway

February 13, 2016 During Lenten fasts on Friday, many Catholics like Viola and Eugene Bettwy ate only one meal. more »»

Police: City man lied about gun theft

February 13, 2016 A city man faces charges after police say he lied about a gun theft. Brandon C. Deibler, 30, of 120 N. 17th Ave., allegedly reported that a . more »»

Professional hunter pleads to baiting deer

February 13, 2016 A professional hunter in Altoona has pleaded guilty to hunting over bait. Christopher A. more »»

PSU trustees warned to lobby for Wolf’s taxes, or face cuts

February 13, 2016 HARRISBURG — A top aide to Gov. Tom Wolf earlier this week warned Penn State trustees to lobby for the governor’s tax package or face funding cuts. more »»

Police seek driver in hit and run

February 13, 2016 Logan Township police are looking for the driver of an SUV who hit a woman Friday morning. It happened about 6:30 a.m. on Old Sixth Avenue at the North Eighth Street Bridge intersection, police sai. more »»


February 13, 2016 The following sentencings were filed in Blair County Court. Although some cases may be more than a year old, the Mirror publishes them in the interest of complete reporting. more »»

Gallitzin resident’s eviction halted

February 12, 2016 A Cambria County judge on Thursday signed an order halting the eviction of a Gallitzin woman and her children over a drug rental ordinance. more »»

Highland Hall work receives approval

February 12, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Borough Council members voted at their Thursday evening meeting to approve final plans for a project intended to revamp the dilapidated Highland Hall building, turning it into a... more »»

Spanier files suits against PSU, Freeh

February 12, 2016 HARRISBURG — Penn State’s ex-president has sued the university, saying it reneged on an agreement they struck when he stepped down in 2011, and filed another claiming former FBI director Louis Freeh... more »»

Zoning Board approves preschool at old church

February 12, 2016 The city Zoning Hearing Board on Wednesday gave conditional permission for a preschool in a former church building in Garden Heights, despite opposition from neighbors leery of additional traffic. more »»

Cambria County switches insurance brokers

February 12, 2016 EBENSBURG — In a split vote, the Cambria County commissioners on Thursday shifted a contract for insurance brokerage services to Ebensburg Insurance Agency, which held the contract until 2013. more »»

Police: Pair trashed room inside hotel

February 12, 2016 Two people face charges after police say they trashed a hotel room and caused a disturbance. Michael S. Shevenock, 44, of Gallitzin and Lacy . more »»

Area briefs

February 12, 2016 Police: Altoona man sold heroin A city man is behind bars after allegedly selling heroin. Daryl B. “Jones” Smith, 24, 1405 Third St., was arrested Wednesday about 6:30 p.. more »»

Logan Township briefs

February 12, 2016 Township to save with new supplier Logan Township expects to realize a $10,700 savings in 2017 by signing a new contract with its electric supplier. more »»

Blair County commissioners briefs

February 12, 2016 County receives $350,000 for courts Blair County has received a reimbursement of $350,000 from the state toward its 2015 expenses for judicial staff and operations. more »»

Teddy bears help troubled kids

February 12, 2016 An Altoona woman who founded a program supplying police departments with teddy bears for officers to give children in traumatic situations is hoping to keep expanding. more »»

Governor: Invest in education

February 11, 2016 Followed by a throng of students, school board members and school administrators, Gov. more »»

Kane survives removal from office

February 11, 2016 HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s embattled attorney general survived a Senate vote to remove her from office on Wednesday as all but one of her fellow Democrats stood by her, defeating a resolution that... more »»


SCCT Presents: The Wedding Singer February 13, 2016

Tickets on sale now through State College Community Theatre here:

The Wedding Singer takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up, and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. more »

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Static Cling and Shock Be Gone!

February 12, 2016 Here are some great tips about how to avoid static cling from the dryer passed along to me by the folks at Downy Ball (makers of Downy fabric softener). more »

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