The Altoona Mirrorhttp://www.altoonamirror.comTop Headlinesen-usWed, 17 Sep 2014 13:06:31 EDTWed, 17 Sep 2014 13:06:31 EDT allows teachers to carry guns - A bill that would allow Pennsylvania teachers and other school employees to carry guns at work drew a mixed reaction Tuesday from lawmakers. Republican Sen.Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDTDefenders ask to stay Padilla's execution public defenders from the Western District of Pennsylvania in Pittsburgh have asked the U.S. District Judge Kim Gibson in Johnstown to stay the execution of death row inmate Miguel A. Padilla. Gov.Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDTCounty considers courthouse restoration - Blair County commissioners are showing interest in a restoration effort for the second floor of the Courthouse to address decades of patch-and-paint repairs and remodeling work that ignored the structure's original finishings.Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDTBlair audit reveals $800K surplus - Excluding the sale of Valley View Home in 2013, Blair County ended 2013 with $800,000 in the black, the county's latest audit shows. That's not a lot of money for a $44 million budget, auditor David Scott of Young, Oakes, Brown & Co.Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDTWork to renovate Highland Hall stalls plan to renovate historic Highland Hall into senior housing is on hold for another year, after tax credits needed to help fund the project were denied for the second time.Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT