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Frankstown Township supervisors commit $48,100 to Lower Trail underpass

February 3, 2016 Frankstown Township supervisors made a commitment of $48,100 Tuesday for the Rails to Trails underpass project planned to provide a safe trail connecting the Lower Trail to Canoe Creek State Park. more »»

Astronaut speaks at Penn State Altoona

February 3, 2016 Despite a series of mishaps that may have kept some people grounded, astronaut Leland Melvin traveled to space two times. “It changes you cognitively,” he said of the trips. more »»

Blair County allocates remainder of 2015 natural gas funds

February 3, 2016 The Blair County commissioners approved a $22,000 allocation Tuesday from its 2015 Marcellus Shale funds, depleting a pot of money that might not return as full in 2016. more »»

Teacher to run for 81st seat

February 3, 2016 A Huntingdon County teacher has announced her candidacy for the state House 81st District as the seat’s first Republican challenger this election season. more »»

Sheetz hosts job shadowing day

February 3, 2016 John Morris got an up close and personal look at Sheetz Inc. Tuesday during Groundhog Day/National Job Shadowing Day, designed to promote hiring individuals with disabilities. more »»

Commission to try prepared checks for refs

February 2, 2016 A recent call by a Central Blair Recreation & Park Commission member will be under further review. more »»

Judge defends sentence

February 2, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hugo Baez, a 22-year-old New York man, is asking the Pennsylvania Superior Court to grant him a new trial in the shooting death of Willie Solomon of Altoona, which occurred at a city... more »»

Shick sentencing delayed

February 2, 2016 EBENSBURG — Sentencing was delayed Monday for a Clearfield County man arrested well over two years ago for a Dean Township bar shootin. more »»

SCSD looking into new stadium

February 2, 2016 ROARING SPRING — The Spring Cove School Board opened early talks Monday on a possible new athletic stadium, with the district’s spread-out and aging facilities in increasing need of repair. more »»

Brooklyn man facing charges

February 2, 2016 A New York man is behind bars after allegedly scamming a local restaurant and motel. David Vincent, 24, Brooklyn, N.Y. more »»

Council: Try again on voting districts

February 2, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — At a special meeting Monday night, Borough Council members voted to have the county elections office make a second attempt at redistricting the borough’s voting wards while taking... more »»

Former Penn State student accepts settlement

February 2, 2016 The settlement of a civil rights lawsuit filed by a former Penn State Altoona student who challenged Logan Township police actions leading to his arrest in April 2013 was for $60,000, according to... more »»

Police: Burglar caught in act

February 2, 2016 An Altoona man faces felony charges after Logan Township police caught him inside a Pleasant Valley Boulevard apartment. It was about 5 p.m. more »»

City police arrest Perry County fugitive

February 2, 2016 A man wanted in Perry County was arrested over the weekend in Altoona. Matthew H. more »»

Stop leads to felony retail theft charges

February 2, 2016 A traffic stop led police to hundreds of dollars in suspected stolen goods. Dana L. Conzo, 30, of 901 Eighth Ave. more »»

Surma to lead Small Business Development Center at SFU

February 1, 2016 LORETTO — Barry Surma has been named director of Saint Francis University’s Small Business Development Center. more »»

Black Civil War soldiers forgotten

February 1, 2016 By Ryan Brown rbrown@altoonamirror. more »»

Rule change could cut food aid

February 1, 2016 JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — More than 1 million low-income residents in 21 states could soon lose their government food stamps if they fail to meet work requirements that began kicking in this month. more »»

Williamsburg family’s love of flying reaches new heights

February 1, 2016 Maverick Woodling was about 5 or 6 years old the first time he flew as co-pilot with his grandfather, Tom, a commercial pilot. more »»

Prognosticators weigh in on Phil

February 1, 2016 In less than 24 hours, Punxsutawney Phil is scheduled to emerge from his burrow to offer what may be the most publicized weather prediction of the year. more »»

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