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Union Avenue work ahead of schedule

June 26, 2016 On Friday, signs bearing blinking lights and the words “road closed” continued to block off a portion of Union Avenue, but officials said the roadway could be opened earlier than expecte. more »»

Tourism budgets shrinking

June 26, 2016 Local officials who have worked in the travel industry for a long time said they can remember when state tourism budgets topped $40 million, with money set aside for international marketing campaign... more »»

Inmate wants resentenced without mandatories

June 26, 2016 A year after the U.S. more »»

Lawmakers not sold on opioid treatment centers

June 26, 2016 HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf appeased House leaders last week when he agreed to convene a special session later this year on the state’s opioid addiction epidemic. more »»

Demonstration educates visitors about 1830s era

June 26, 2016 CRESSON — Park rangers operating at the Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site offered guests some perspective Saturday at an 1830s-era living history demonstratio. more »»

Lock Haven lawmaker seeks ban on ‘sludge’ water

June 26, 2016 As residents in Blair and neighboring counties protest the use of biosolids — treated sewage used as fertilizer — one lawmaker’s plan to ban their use in some areas inched a step closer to reality... more »»

Crash leaves 3 dead

June 26, 2016 From Mirror staff reports BLACK LICK — Police said three people were killed Friday evening when a motorcycle and car collided on Route 286 in Indiana County. News reports said Thomas B. Kenney Jr. more »»

Crash kills two from Martinsburg

June 26, 2016 WOODBURY — Two people from Martinsburg died Saturday afternoon in a crash along Route 36, Bedford state police and Bedford County Coroner Rusty Styer said. more »»

Burglary suspect accused of stealing guitar

June 26, 2016 An Altoona burglary suspect accused of selling a stolen custom guitar for $20 has waived his case to Blair County Court. William D. more »»

Altoona Water Authority sets pretreatment program

June 26, 2016 The Altoona Water Authority has established a formal, separate program for pretreatment of industrial and restaurant sewage, so it can bring its pretreatment practices up to federal standards. more »»

Mo Valley students to receive Chromebooks

June 26, 2016 Moshannon Valley School District is rolling out more than 300 personal computer devices for its high school students in the fall, and on Thursday, students of YTI Career Institute computer systems... more »»

Route 219 bridge work over Curry Run set to begin

June 26, 2016 Mahaffey — Reconstruction of a Route 219 bridge over Curry Run in Greenwood Township is set to begin this week, PennDOT said. Signals are in place to control an alternating traffic pattern. more »»

A good neighbor can only do so much until it’s time to snake along

June 26, 2016 As good a dad and husband that I am, I will never be accused of being a heroic figure. My wife and kids know that. My family that I grew up with knows that. And now my next-door neighbor knows tha. more »»

Tea Party sets meeting at Bavarian

June 26, 2016 The Blair County Tea Party will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Bavarian Hall, 112 S. 13th St. The group will discuss preparations for Julyás Freedom Fest, its annual celebration of liberty. more »»

Kaneshiki to lead Blair County GOP

June 25, 2016 Blair County Republicans elected libertarian-minded activist and Hollidaysburg Area School Board member Lois Kaneshiki to head the local party Thursday, ushering in an ideological shift as they... more »»

Father receives prison time for burning daughter

June 25, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man will spend two to four years in prison for burning his 3-year-old daughter with a cigarette lighter. more »»

Longtime attorney leaving law firm

June 25, 2016 Scores of Pennsylvania school districts will have to navigate school law and negotiate employee contracts without attorney Dave Andrews, who will leave the law firm he developed after 27 years. more »»

Family makes living with traveling carnival

June 25, 2016 Powers Great American Midways is a fourth-generation family business and a small, self-sufficient city on the move for nine months of the year. The carnival started in Rochester, N.Y. more »»

Survivors share stories at Cove Relay For Life

June 25, 2016 ROARING SPRING — Circling a track Friday, purple-clad cancer survivors were scattered among the crowd at the Roaring Spring Athletic Field, where they participated in the Relay For Life of the Cove. more »»

Philly man’s claims rejected

June 25, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Blair County judge has rejected post-trial issues raised by a Philadelphia-area man facing a prison sentence of 33-66 years for his role as the leader of a statewide fraudulent... more »»

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