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Judge OKs Altoona commuter tax

November 24, 2015 Blair County Senior Judge Hiram Carpenter on Monday approved the city’s 0.1-percent earned income tax on nonresidents for next year — a levy authorized by the city’s Act 47 distress recovery plan. more »»

Ebensburg council updates traffic measure

November 24, 2015 EBENSBURG — After making extensive tentative changes last month, Ebensburg Borough Council on Monday granted final approval to its updated traffic ordinance. more »»

Pickup crashes into Everett eatery

November 24, 2015 EVERETT — According to emergency responders, no one was injured in a Sunday afternoon crash in which a pickup truck wrecked into an area bar and restaurant on East Main Stree. more »»

Cold doesn’t slow Hollidaysburg's Winterfest parade

November 23, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Sunday afternoon may have seemed an apt time for Hollidaysburg’s annual Winterfest parade, with temperatures below 40 degrees adding to the “winter” motif. more »»

Authority questions one-strike policy

November 23, 2015 The Altoona Housing Authority is worried about recent “guidance” from the U.. more »»

Family gets Disney distraction from Make-A-Wish

November 23, 2015 Six-year-old Kenneth Glass, who goes by his middle name Ethan, seems like a typical kid. He’s a straight-A student at Glendale Elementary School, and he’s looking forward to playing in the snow. more »»

Authority prefers that neighbors buy available lots

November 23, 2015 The chairman of the Altoona Redevelopment Authority on Friday reassured residents worried about a development group’s proposal to acquire all the authority’s available lots for construction of... more »»

Schirf makes ‘sacrifice’ offer

November 23, 2015 Altoona Water Authority member Bill Schirf this week offered to give up his seat, if it can help keep fellow member Tom Martin on the boar. more »»

Pastor leasing spaces for worship center

November 23, 2015 The pastor of a new congregation in Altoona has leased two spaces in the city Transportation Center to serve as a worship center. more »»

Society: Blair County Prison must add workers

November 22, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A longtime representative of the Pennsylvania Prison Society said Thursday a “staffing problem” at the Blair County Prison is frustrating inmates and corrections officers. more »»

Customers gobbling up turkeys

November 22, 2015 It takes months of preparation to get ready for Thanksgiving season at Imler’s Poultry of Duncansville. more »»

WWII paratrooper gets chance to fly again

November 22, 2015 MARTINSBURG — A small red and white plane sped down a runway Saturday morning at the Altoona-Blair County Airport before ascending into the sky as it likely has many times befor. more »»

State budget plans could help homeowners, hurt renters

November 22, 2015 Taxes and budgets always produce winners and losers, and after nearly five months of fighting in Harrisburg, they’re starting to become clear. more »»

Young lady’s help makes me feel old

November 22, 2015 I am old. I mean, I know I’m old. I’m 50, and I have waxed nostalgic in this column about turning the big 5-0 plenty. more »»

Foundation hosting ceremony

November 22, 2015 The Home Nursing Agency Foundation will conduct a Lights of Love Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Monday at its corporate office on Sheraton Drive. more »»


November 22, 2015 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 »»

Yard waste collections ending soon

November 22, 2015 Municipal leaf and yard waste collections will end soon with most municipalities winding up collections this week, the Intermunicipal Relations Committee said. more »»

Hiring system causes contention

November 22, 2015 The most attended school board meetings usually have a lot to do with money; closing schools or raising taxes are two examples. more »»

Police: Crash victims were being pursued

November 22, 2015 From Mirror staff reports MARTINSBURG — New details about a Friday afternoon car crash that left a woman dead and a man and infant severely injured reveal that the driver was fleeing police at the... more »»

Premier Healthcare taking over management of Valley View

November 21, 2015 Blair County’s former nursing home is expected to soon come under new management, as required by an agreement signed in October by the state Department of Health and the company that formed to buy... more »»

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