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Musical parking chairs cause rifts

February 1, 2015 It’s a long-held view in global affairs: When resources are scarce, conflict often follows. more »»

UPMC vs. Highmark: Confusion, hard feelings remain

February 1, 2015 he end of 2014 was supposed to be Armageddon in the long-running battle between UPMC and Highmark, as the contract between them was due to expire, cutting off in-network access for Highmark... more »»

‘American Sniper’ holds attention of local audience

February 1, 2015 Clint Eastwood’s politically polarizing film “American Sniper” has captivated local audiences. more »»

Pursuit of patient subscribers fuels battle

February 1, 2015 Both UPMC and Highmark are integrated delivery networks with medical systems and insurance arms. UPMC’s strength lies in its medical system, while Highmark’s lies in insurance. more »»

Less than super weather to hit area tonight

February 1, 2015 Conditions aren’t likely to be super this evening when local residents go to and from their parties to watch the big game. more »»

Year’s break helped enable college success

February 1, 2015 High school seniors who have applied for admission to colleges are receiving their acceptances, rejections or wait listing. more »»

Death over food spat leads to jail

February 1, 2015 INDIANA (AP) — A central Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to 4¢ to 10 years in prison in the shooting death of a longtime friend that authorities said followed a fight over food. more »»

Amendment seeks to cure confusion, but brings more

February 1, 2015 A proposed amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution, backed by state Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr. more »»

Baez turns emotional at sentencing

January 31, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hugo Baez was stoic throughout his December trial for the murder of William Solomon, but on Friday, just before being sentenced to 30-60 years in prison, Baez put his head on the... more »»

Blair approves Easter Seals lease transfer

January 31, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County commissioners approved and signed documents Friday that will allow the Tyrone Regional Health Network to take over the lease and use of the Easter Seals building along... more »»

YTI students show off skills

January 31, 2015 By the time the award ceremony began, Heather Dougherty’s fingernails had no more nail polish on them for her to nervously pick off. more »»

Police: Daughter reported father’s drunken driving

January 31, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Clearfield County man is facing charges after state police say his daughter called police to report he was driving drunk. Dennis R. more »»

Police: Students used stolen PSU ID at several businesses

January 31, 2015 Five Penn State Altoona students face conspiracy, fraud and theft-related charges after police say they used a stolen Penn State ID at several area businesses. more »»

Loretto, Cresson to face scrutiny

January 31, 2015 Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said in light of a 2014 auditor’s report that uncovered a road materials theft in Cresson and records fraud in Loretto, both areas will come under... more »»

Mitsubishi dealer plans to expand

January 31, 2015 The property that once held the Phoenicia Mediterranean Restaurant will be used to expand a neighboring automobile dealership. “I purchased the property to give me some breathing room. more »»

Blair County Chamber honors outstanding community leaders

January 31, 2015 A Hollidaysburg man who has overcome severe health problems to help others was honored Friday with the George Award by the Blair County Chamber of Commerc. more »»

McCord to plead guilty in campaign finance case

January 31, 2015 HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania state Treasurer Rob McCord said Friday that he will plead guilty to federal charges that involve him telling two potential campaign contributors during last year’s... more »»

Police officer facing charges

January 31, 2015 From Mirror staff reports SAXTON — A Saxton Borough police officer faces a citation for speeding after he crashed into another officer’s car Jan. 17, state police said in a news release. more »»

Tyrone Albemarle plant up for sale

January 30, 2015 TYRONE — The Albemarle Corp. plant in the Tyrone Industrial Park is for sale. The Baton Rouge, La. more »»

Sleet, freezing rain possible

January 30, 2015 Though Blair County residents might still be recovering from Monday’s snowfall that blanketed the region with several inches of snow, some will be forced to pick up their shovels yet again this... more »»

PSU sexual misconduct policies may change

January 30, 2015 STATE COLLEGE — A new task force report recommends Penn State changes how the university handles sexual misconduct, suggesting it devote an office with an investigator and other staff to those case. more »»


"Pennsylvania Barn Stories" February 1, 2015

Captivated by the many barns he saw as he drove around Pennsylvania, R Thomas Berner embarked on a three-year, self-financed quest to find stories about barns and then photograph the barns. He finally settled on 36 barns in 23 counties. more »

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Cabin Fever Cures for This Weekend!

January 30, 2015 For readers who are tired of staring at four walls through the ongoing deluge of cold, ice and snow, the area music scene offers multiple reasons to escape those four walls and have fun with live... more »

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