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Spring Cove School Board approves budget

June 21, 2016 ROARING SPRING — With no debate and no disagreement among the seven members present, the Spring Cove School Board quickly approved a $25. more »»

Blair waste disposal collection scheduled

June 21, 2016 From Mirror staff reports Blair County residents are being encouraged to set aside their household hazardous waste items for proper disposal during a two-day event in July. more »»

Stores raise glass to liquor law

June 20, 2016 To read comments online and among excited beer buyers, Gov. more »»

Agency looking into VA allegations

June 20, 2016 The Department of Veterans Affairs is investigating allegations that the Van Zandt VA Medical Center failed to conduct needed followup on many vulnerable brain-injury patients between 2007 and 2014. more »»

Former superintendent chronicles career in book

June 20, 2016 When talking about his new book detailing the lessons learned over the course of his 42-year career as superintendent of the Tyrone Area School District, William Miller points out that, while it is... more »»

Police: W.Va. woman died in I-99 motorcycle accident

June 20, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A West Virginia woman died Saturday night in Blair County when she was thrown from a motorcycle on Interstate 99. more »»

Fire destroys city house

June 20, 2016 Two Altoona residents became homeless Sunday after fire ripped through the top of their house. The blaze at 2117 Eighth Ave. was reported about 3 p.m. more »»

Area briefs

June 20, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG Police seek robbery suspects State police are making an appeal for information in connection with a robbery and theft that was reported Saturday night. more »»

Use of biosolids making a stink

June 19, 2016 When residents of a local municipality were told a neighbor would be fertilizing his crops with treated sewage, they spoke out claiming they got a crappy deal. more »»

Gay bar patrons seek security

June 19, 2016 In the past week, some of Jay Adams’ friends have sought out handguns. “They’re terrified right now,” Adams, a bartender at Escapade, a gay bar along Union Avenue, sai. more »»

Juneteenth Celebration provides history lesson

June 19, 2016 HUNTINGDON — In seven years, the borough’s Juneteenth Celebration has developed into a homecoming and a history lesson. more »»

City Council planning regrading ordinance

June 19, 2016 City Council plans to consider an ordinance that would require permits for projects that involve regrading more than 500 square feet or digging deeper than 4 linear feet. more »»

Coroner called to scene of I-99 accident

June 19, 2016 From Mirror staff reports A Blair County coroner was called Saturday night to the site of a motorcycle-verses-vehicle crash on Interstate 99 between the Duncansville and Roaring Spring exits. more »»

Wheels & Wings leaders expecting better turnout

June 19, 2016 Rain dampened turnout at last year’s Wheels & Wings in Ebensburg. But with a clear forecast ahead, vendors and organizers are preparing for large crowds this Thursday. more »»

Life isn’t always meant to be lived by guidelines

June 19, 2016 Life is a wonderful and precious gift. But it doesn’t come with a book of instructions. Of course, there are guidelines and laws we must obey. more »»

Sen. Toomey takes stand on firearm screenings

June 19, 2016 Last week, as police released the names of the 49 massacred in Orlando, Fla., a wave of political pressure made gun-law reforms appear all but inevitable. more »»

Creation of biosolids ‘a pretty sophisticated system’

June 19, 2016 Under stormy skies, gigantic tanks of brown liquid bubbled and swirled, as Jim Farrell walked the grounds at the Altoona Water Authority’s Easterly Wastewater Treatment Facility. more »»

Antis Township residents protest use of biosolids

June 19, 2016 BELLWOOD — There were few vacant seats inside Antis Township Municipal Building’s meeting room Thursday morning, when residents gathered to hear an expert speak about treated septic sludge that is t... more »»

Mill Lane Bridge Rehabilitation Project work beginning

June 19, 2016 ROARING SPRING — George S. Hann Construc­tion of Fort Littleton will begin work Monday on the T-351 Mill Lane Bride Rehabilitation Project in Taylor Township, PennDOT said. more »»

Area briefs

June 19, 2016 VA hosting shooter drill The Van Zandt VA Medical Center will have an active shooter scenario drill at 8 a.m. Saturday. more »»

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