The Altoona Mirror Businessen-usThu, 26 May 2016 20:21:48 EDTThu, 26 May 2016 20:21:48 EDT foreclosure rates fall CoreLogic data shows that the rate of Altoona area foreclosures among outstanding mortgage loans was 1.09 percent for March 2016, a decrease of 0.09 percentage points compared with March 2015.Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTLumber inspector makes the grade - Robert Pittman had a choice. "I could either stay here or move down south," said Pittman, 48, an Everett native. He had been a lumber inspector for 28 years. He would buy lumber from sawmills and then inspect or "grade" the wood.Sun, 22 May 2016 00:00:00 EDT16 Mirror news, sports staffers win state awards total of 16 members of the Altoona Mirror newsroom team, along with the Mirror sports staff, earned recognition in several national and statewide awards competitions.Sun, 22 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTBehind the desk name: WR Barnhart Auto Sales, or Barnharts Address: 1368 Mill Run Road, Altoona Telephone number: 942-9172 Position: Owner Years with company: I have been with the company for 36 years.Sun, 22 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTWorkplace hires and promotions -- Allen Thompson is the new broker/ owner of Howard Hanna Johnston Realty Services, Altoona. Thompson has more than 28 years in the real estate and right of way fields.Sun, 22 May 2016 00:00:00 EDT