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Airline wants to add flights at Altoona-Blair County Airport

June 14, 2016 The company now providing daily passenger flights from the Altoona-Blair County Airport to Pittsburgh wants to add flights to the Baltimore-Washington airport starting in October. more »»

Tyrone reverses decision to use water chemical

June 14, 2016 From Mirror staff reports TYRONE — In a vote at their Monday night meeting, Borough Council members chose to undo a decision made last month to use a new chemical within the local water supply. more »»

Retirement Board votes to divert pension money

June 14, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair County Retirement Board has agreed to divert invested pension dollars into two real estate funds, a practice that is new for the county. more »»

Hollidaysburg Area approves increase in real estate taxes

June 14, 2016 From Mirror staff reports In a break from the past seven years with no tax increase, the Hollidays­burg Area School Board voted Monday evening to raise real estate taxes 1.5 mills. more »»

Area briefs

June 14, 2016 Missing truck driver found dead A missing truck driver from Altoona has been found dead. Barry L. more »»

Park naturalist: ‘I have the best job in the world’

June 13, 2016 Summer is definitely a busy time for Prince Gallitzin State Park naturalist Beth Garner. On a recent weekday morning, she started her day kayaking with a group of ladies. more »»

Airlines show interest in Martinsburg airport

June 13, 2016 MARTINSBURG — Three companies have informed the federal government of their interest in providing subsidized passenger service at the Altoona-Blair County Airport. more »»

K9s run, leap for funds

June 13, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The incentive for the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society to hold its first-ever Paws in the Park here Saturday was Altoona native Lawrence Frederick’s offer to stage a demonstration... more »»

Old Canal Inn owner wants outdoor concerts

June 13, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Live music may soon be played outside of the Old Canal Inn after a Thursday night vote from Borough Council set the stage for further discussion. more »»

Tyrone boy found near home

June 13, 2016 TYRONE — A 7-year old Tyrone boy was missing for three hours Sunday afternoon, leading to a search that ended when he walked home from the house of a friend he’d visited without telling his family,... more »»

Study could suggest more restoration

June 13, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A closer examination of courtrooms in the original portion of the Blair County Court­house has yielded information that is expected to encourage further restoration wor. more »»


June 13, 2016 Hollidaysburg state police -- Robert L. more »»

Police reports

June 13, 2016 Altoona police -- Tara N. Dennis, 26, 610 N. Third St., was arrested early Saturday at home on a sheriff’s warran. more »»

Motorcyclist injured in crash

June 13, 2016 A motorcyclist was transported to a hospital after a crash Sunday afternoon on an I-99 ramp at 17th Street, according to an official from the Blair County 911 Center. more »»

BG, McCort take stand on two diocese leaders

June 12, 2016 Two religious leaders with roles in the Altoona-Johnstown diocese’s landmark school consolidation set for this fall are banned from high schools where they formerly serve. more »»

Getting your geek on

June 12, 2016 At the fifth annual Sci-Fi Valley Con on Saturday at the Blair County Convention Center, founder and South Fork native Casey Basset introduced a Mirror reporter to actor John Rhys-Davies, who was... more »»

Looking toward the end of life

June 12, 2016 It’s a question that’s tempting to ignore: what do you want doctors to do if you become terminally ill and can’t speak for yourself? Do you want aggressive, all-out treatment, mere comfort care — or... more »»

Decision makers face difficult responsibilities

June 12, 2016 Even in the context of an awkward constellation of issues — advance directives and the appointment of medical decision makers on behalf of those at the end of life who can no longer speak for... more »»

Logan Township gives project another extension

June 12, 2016 A housing development proposal for the Sylvan East area of Brush Mountain that has been out of the news for eight years resurfaced at a Logan Township supervisors meeting Thursday — but will likely... more »»

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