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Study: Some smokers may combine products

March 5, 2015 WASHINGTON — The first peek at a major study of how Americans smoke suggests many use combinations of products, and often e-cigarettes are part of the mix. more »»

‘The Girl on the Train’ hit for Hawkins

March 5, 2015 LONDON — The tedium of the daily commute has turned out to be pretty productive for Paula Hawkin. more »»


March 5, 2015 ‘Galaxy’ tops MTV noms LOS ANGELES — And you thought Hollywood’s award season was over. more »»

Saving a landmark

March 4, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — You can get the regular or the American bacon burger or you can opt for the grilled burger piled with pulled pork and melted cheddar jack on a soft kaiser roll. more »»

Pecan cake simple, memorable

March 4, 2015 Pears and pecans and chocolate ... oh, my! You would never guess that this recipe is a fixed-up cake mix. It comes together in less than 20 minutes of prep time. more »»

Oat pudding an easy, healthy breakfast

March 4, 2015 The trick to making a nutritious breakfast a daily habit is never being more than 60 seconds away from something healthy. Because in the morning rush, it’s too easy to grab something unhealthy. more »»

Icy conditions delay Mirror delivery

March 4, 2015 This morning's icy conditions that has canceled schools in our region has also delayed delivery of the Mirror, particularly in rural areas. We ask for our customers' patience. more »»

Free book giveaway

March 1, 2015 From time to time, the Mirror receives complimentary copies of books, and we like to share these with our readers. more »»

Earth Matters: Storm water management requires everyone’s attention

February 28, 2015 An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. While that old axiom holds true for many things, it is especially applicable to storm water management. more »»

Garden Notes: Spotted lanternfly brings new bug threat

February 28, 2015 Editor’s note: This column was originally scheduled to be published on Saturday, Feb. 21. A newly discovered pest is lurking in southeastern Pennsylvania. more »»

Hail to the Chieftains: Celtic band to play Penn State ahead of St. Patrick’s Day

February 28, 2015 As the region gears up for St. Patrick’s Day festivities in March, “legends in the Celtic music realm” will be making a return to the area. The Chieftains will perform at 7 p.. more »»

Symphony Orchestra concert to honor the region’s history

February 26, 2015 An immigrant from Hong Kong, Altoona Symphony Orchestra (ASO) Maestra Teresa Cheung says she has long been fascinated with how a young America has evolved while holding on to its short history. more »»

Doctors say trackers, apps can boost care

February 26, 2015 HACKENSACK, N.J. — That phone app keeping track of your exercise and meals might keep you out of the hospital one day. more »»

Challenges for doctors using apps

February 26, 2015 NEW YORK — More hospitals and doctors are starting to use data from fitness trackers and health apps to help treat patients. But they are moving cautiousl. more »»

Free book giveaway

February 22, 2015 From time to time, the Mirror receives complimentary copies of books, and we like to share these with our readers. more »»

Rolling for the sport and fun of it: Derby leagues catching on in Central PA

February 22, 2015 STATE COLLEGE — The pseudonyms, colorful clothes and painted faces remain, but athleticism and competition have replaced the scripted theatrics and pre-determined outcomes. more »»

Who will take home Oscar gold?

February 21, 2015 As with recent Academy Awards seasons, this year’s major categories feature very little in the way of genuine competition, with most of the races all but decided come Oscar night. more »»

Trying the stage: Auditions for spring musicals nerve-wracking

February 19, 2015 Megan Marcaurelle-Jones has been a part of more than a dozen plays in her 27 years, and she said auditions still are terrifying. more »»

‘Essence’ honoree’s accidental career

February 19, 2015 LOS ANGELES — “Selma” costume designer Ruth E. Carter never set out to work in Hollywood. more »»

Breaking ground: PSU professor collaborated on boxed music set

February 15, 2015 The Rev. T.T. Rose recorded in 1927 the earliest version of the old gospel song, “If I Had My Wa. more »»

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