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Firms sue to end tax, get refund

May 29, 2016 A pair of Fiore businesses and attorney Joe Grappone have filed a class-action lawsuit challenging the validity of business privilege taxes levied by three local governments — along with a demand fo... more »»


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Firms sue to end tax, get refund

May 29, 2016 A pair of Fiore businesses and attorney Joe Grappone have filed a class-action lawsuit challenging the validity of business privilege taxes levied by three local governments — along with a demand fo... more »»

Altoona Water Authority union objects to staff change

May 29, 2016 The union that represents workers of the Altoona Water Authority has filed a grievance objecting to management’s plan to leave the Easterly Sewer Treatment Plant unmanned on the night shift. more »»

Exchange students make history

May 29, 2016 EBENSBURG — When his parents asked then 14-year-old Vic Zhang if he wanted to leave his home in China and go to America to attend school at Bishop Carroll Catholic High School in Ebensburg, he didn’... more »»

Clubs seeking host families for exchange students

May 29, 2016 When it comes to student exchange programs, no group is likely more recognized for sending high school students around the world than Rotary Internationa. more »»

Pa. protection bill drawn into bathroom battles

May 29, 2016 A year-old bill aimed at eliminating discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Pennsylvanians has returned to the spotlight this month as a nationwide fight over public bathroom access... more »»

Local Sports

CC 3200 relay team finishes first

May 29, 2016 By Philip Cmor SHIPPENSBURG — Lexi Peterman had more races to come in the scorching heat of Seth Grove Stadium. So did most of her relay teammate. more »»

Arrogant La Russa acts out of place

May 29, 2016 PITTSBURGH — Tony La Russa is in baseball’s Hall of Fame, and he should be. He managed for 31 seasons, winning 2,728 games and three World Series. more »»

Descavish runs to AA 3200 bronze medal

May 29, 2016 SHIPPENSBURG — Any good distance runner knows that pace is important. Slow and steady often is the key to success. Exhibit A is Bryce Descavish. more »»

Winning ways continue

May 29, 2016 From Mirror reports BOWIE, Md. — It wasn’t too long ago that it seemed like the Curve might be in for a frustrating season, but things have changed dramatically over the past three week. more »»

Darvish's return a big hit

May 29, 2016 The Associated Press ARLINGTON, Texas — Yu Darvish struck out seven in five strong innings in his first start in the majors in almost 22 months, and the Texas Rangers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2... more »»

Lady Lions edged in lacrosse semis

May 28, 2016 CHESTER — The Penn State women’s lacrosse team ended the game on a 4-0 run but fell a goal shy of forcing overtime in a 12-11 NCAA FInal Four loss to No. more »»

Sex scandal leads Baylor to fire Art Briles, re-assign president

May 26, 2016 WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor University's board of regents said Thursday that it will fire football coach Art Briles and re-assign university President Kenneth Starr amid questions over the school's... more »»

PSU promotes three staff members

May 17, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK —?Penn State Director of Athletics Sandy Barbour recently announced the promotion of three Intercollegiate Athletics staff members to Assistant Athletic Directo. more »»

Maryland, PSU get noon kick

May 12, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — The game time for the Penn State Football homecoming contest against Maryland Oct. 8 is slated for noon. Television arrangements for the contest will be announced at a later date. more »»

PSU softball experiencing glory days

May 10, 2016 Saddle up to a Central Pennsylvania bar and you’ll probably find someone talking about the “Glory Days” – looking back at their time playing high school sports or college athletics. more »»


David R. Wilt

May 29, 2016 David R. Wilt, 74, Altoona, died Friday at Golden LivingCenter-Hillview. He was born in Hollidaysburg, son of the late Robert and Christine (Ecker) Wilt. He married Carol A. Dumbeck on Dec. more »»

Joseph F. Yeckley

May 29, 2016 Joseph F. Yeckley, 86, Carrolltown, passed away Friday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Spangler, son of Alvin and Ola (Dunlap) Yeckley. more »»

Cody D. Belin

May 29, 2016 Cody D. Belin, 19, Altoona, died Saturday morning, May 28, 2016, in Baltimore, Md. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date. Arrangements are by Mauk & Yates Funeral Home, Inc. more »»

Darlene K. Marlett

May 29, 2016 Darlene K. Marlett, 69, Altoona, died Saturday morning, May 28, 2016. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date. Arrangements are by Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc., Juniata. more »»

Mary ‘Emma’ Lillibridge

May 29, 2016 Mary “Emma” Lillibridge, 93, rural Spruce Creek, died Friday morning. She was born in Blue Knob, daughter of the late D. Ralph and Celia C. (Burger) Hileman. more »»

Area Life

Multiple disorders are the rule, not exception

May 29, 2016 Serious mental illnesses, in and of themselves, create significant challenges, not only for individuals suffering from these conditions, but for clinicians attempting to treat the conditions. more »»

National, state and local sources of help/assistance for mental illness

May 29, 2016 National Organization: The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Phone: Toll-free, 1-800-950-NAMI Website: Organization: NAMI Information HelpLine Website: www.nami. more »»

Garden Notes: Mountain laurel bountiful and blooms beautifully

May 28, 2016 Mountain laurel soon will be creating pastel polka dots all along the wood line and in our forest clearings. more »»

Roth Port to appear at Barnes & Noble

May 28, 2016 Celebrity dog trainer Zak George and award-winning writer Dina Roth Port have collaborated on a dog-training book scheduled for release on June 7. more »»

Down on the farm fun: Vale Wood hosting its eighth annual Summer Jubilee

May 28, 2016 For the eighth year, Vale Wood Farms near Loretto is hosting its Summertime Jubilee on June 5 for visitors to enjoy some down-on-the-farm fun. Activities are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. more »»

Local Business

Boat, cycle sales promising

May 29, 2016 With warm weather finally arriving, boat, motorcycle and powersports dealers are excited about an increase in business. Growth in U.. more »»

Blair County Nonprofit of the Month

May 29, 2016 Name: Home Nursing Agency Years in existence: 48 Number of employees: 970 Type of Nonprofit: Health and human services Populations served: All ages Area of focus: Assisting the most vulnerable... more »»


May 29, 2016 New hires and promotions Penn State Altoona has announced several promotions: -- Jungwoo Ryoo has been promoted to professor of information sciences and technology. more »»

Planning Commission reviews Chick-fil-A idea

May 27, 2016 Blair County Planning Commission members Thursday gave a favorable review to plans for a new Chick-fil-A restaurant at 106 Sierra Drive, the site of the former Montezuma Mexican Restaurant. more »»

Barn project received positively

May 27, 2016 Blair County Planning Commission members Thursday gave a positive review to a project that calls for the conversion of a barn on Locke Mountain Road into a place that will host weddings and banquet. more »»

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