The Altoona Mirrorhttp://www.altoonamirror.comTop Headlinesen-usMon, 26 Jan 2015 02:55:01 EDTMon, 26 Jan 2015 02:55:01 EDT health officials encourage everyone to donate blood everyone who was eligible to donate blood did, people would only have to make one donation every 10 to 12 years to meet the country's needs, according to a local lab director. But many people, for whatever reason, don't like to donate.Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDTWeis considers opening beer cafe Markets is interested in opening a beer cafe in its Park Hills Plaza store. The grocery store chain is asking Logan Township to accept the transfer of a liquor license held by a closed Altoona bar.Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDTPassion for writing leads teacher to pen first book Detwiler of Hollidaysburg is an enthusiastic young woman with many loves. She loves her husband, Chad, whom she met in the seventh grade. She loves her hometown and her job as an English teache.Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDTFire damages city home adults and a litter of puppies threatened by a fire at 319 Seventh Ave. are safe and the house is able to be repaired thanks to a quick response by the Altoona Fire Department.Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDTRain potential analysis planned for watershed Altoona Water Authority plans to hire a consultant to do an in-depth analysis of the rainfall potential for the Bellwood reservoir watershed in hopes of reducing the cost of a required rehabilitation of the Bellwood Dam.Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDT