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Reassessment process criticized

July 27, 2016 More than 700 people filled a ballroom at the Blair County Convention Center on Tuesday night where they spoke about excessive values assigned to their properties and the fear of not being able to... more »»


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Reassessment process criticized

July 27, 2016 More than 700 people filled a ballroom at the Blair County Convention Center on Tuesday night where they spoke about excessive values assigned to their properties and the fear of not being able to... more »»

New tools speed rescues

July 27, 2016 When an Altoona Fire Department crew answered an entrapment call involving a Mercedes SUV in spring 2015, firefighter Mike Hawksworth couldn’t cut through the door hinges to free the patient. more »»

Girls, 17, charged in yard kitty vandalism

July 27, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Yard kitty’s head has been reattached, and police said Tuesday the duo that decapitated the popular concrete cat statue face criminal charges. more »»

AG: Thornberry assault charges ‘disturbing’

July 27, 2016 The state attorney general said the charges filed against a Bishop Carroll Catholic High School employee accused of sexually assaulting an international student are disturbing. more »»

City man faces sexual assault charges

July 27, 2016 An Altoona man faces statutory sexual assault charges after police said he impregnated a 13-year-old girl. Tristen Michael David Long, 19, of 330 Cherry Ave. more »»

Local Sports

Phone in Indy keeps ringing

July 27, 2016 By John Mehno For the Mirror PITTSBURGH — It looks like the Pirates will be dipping into the minor league system again for a starting pitche. more »»

Yellow Jackets win title

July 27, 2016 WASHINGTON — The Pennsylvania Yellow Jackets AAU girls basketball team recently returned home after winning the USJN/Nike 17U National Championship. more »»

Supply, Gority to meet in final

July 27, 2016 Allegheny Supply will play for the championship of the Altoona Teener League Senior Babe Ruth 16-18 division title, thanks to a 9-3 win over Sheetz Dawgs at Seitz Field Tuesday night. more »»

BCO clinches No. 4 spot

July 27, 2016 Blair County Oil clinched the No. 4 seed for the playoffs with an 11-7 win over Star Beverage in a Greater City League baseball game Tuesday night at Vets Field. more »»

Northern Bedford success ‘dashing’

July 26, 2016 Editor’s note: An incorrect photo of Northern Bedford County High School’s Jacob Dasher was published in the Mirror’s 2016 Blitz magazine, which is currently on sale at the Mirror and area newstand. more »»

Negative recruiting debated in Chicago

July 27, 2016 James Franklin tried to distance himself Tuesday from comments he previously made that seemed to accuse Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State and Notre Dame of negative recruiting against Penn State. more »»

Franklin set for ‘pivital season’

July 26, 2016 James Franklin says he has a lot of reasons to feel confident about the Penn State football team this year, and he acknowledged what everyone already knew in calling this a pivotal season for the... more »»

Barkley might return kicks

July 26, 2016 Saquon Barkley has a chance to be one of the best running backs in the country this season, and if he gets his wish, he also might be returning kicks. more »»

Four-star recruit picks PSU

July 25, 2016 Penn State has reached over the country’s northern border to pluck scholastic football talent in the past: Former Nittany Lions Pete Giftopoulos, Phil and Frank Yeboah-Kodie, Akeel Lynch and Michael... more »»

Barbour’s concerns justified, but might fall on deaf ears

July 22, 2016 In a perfect sports world of friendly, always respectful competitors, as well as patient, realistic fans, Sandy Barbour would not have had to make the comments she did about some of the issues facin... more »»


Wendell Lee Adams

July 27, 2016 Wendell Lee Adams, 55, Bedford, formerly of Woodbury, died Saturday. He was born in Roaring Spring, son of the late Sarah M. (Replogle) Adams. Surviving are two brothers: Donald and Roy Adams. more »»

Janet Irene Butterbaugh

July 27, 2016 Janet Irene Butterbaugh, 82, Altoona, passed away Monday at UPMC Altoona, surrounded by her family. Surviving are three children: Richard C. more »»

Peter E. DeIuliis

July 27, 2016 Peter E. DeIuliis, 76, Eustis, Fla., passed from this life on to his Savior on Thursday from congestive heart failure with his family at his bedside. more »»

Leona Marie Farrell

July 27, 2016 Leona Marie Farrell, 89, Altoona, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday after a tragic house fire. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Leo J. and Emma B. Whetstine Farrell. more »»

Richard E. Hoover

July 27, 2016 Richard E. Hoover, 87, Tyrone, died Monday, July 25, 2016, at UPMC Altoona. Arrangements are by Richard H. Searer Funeral Home Inc., Tyrone. more »»

Area Life

Tasty substitute: Summer squash makes flavorful ‘pasta’ dish

July 27, 2016 Summer squash reproduces so energetically that calling it prolific is understating the case. more »»

Scrambled eggs baked in muffin tins are healthy and easy to make

July 27, 2016 When it comes to healthy eating, good intentions and willpower can only take us so far. more »»

Preserving Plummer's Hollow: Naturalist and family thrive in central PA mountain

July 24, 2016 TYRONE — Marcia Bonta paused under the Norway spruce, pursed her lips and mimicked a whippoorwill. She had been concerned, hearing its call only occasionally in recent years. more »»

Praying for rain: Monastery Community Gardens needs a drink and volunteers

July 23, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Monastery Community Gardens just south of here is real thirsty for rain and help. more »»

Public plant breeders back patent-free seeds

July 23, 2016 The English language is constantly evolving, but did you know “editing” is now garden-speak for weeding? Are there any gardens left with plain old “dirt” rather than “soil”? Has manure always been ... more »»

Local Business


July 27, 2016 PITTSBURGH UPMC program earns national distinction The Comprehensive Pulmonary Hypertension Program at UPMC, which has locations in Altoona and Bedford, has earned national accreditation by the... more »»

Local business briefcase

July 26, 2016 Pittsburgh Local business receives award Stephen and Kathy McCullough of Servpro of Altoona were recognized with the Director’s Gold award for outstanding revenue performance during an Awards... more »»

Blair Companies’ future is bright

July 24, 2016 Times are good at Blair Companies. Blair’s Image Group is expected to grow by 27 percent this year to record volume, continuing the steady growth that has landed Blair on the IN. more »»


July 24, 2016 New hires and promotions - Richard Bukoski has been named assistant professor of communications and media studies at Penn­sylvania Highlands Community College. more »»

Behind the Desk

July 24, 2016 Bill Senitko Bill Senitko Appliance Repair Service Telephone number: 942-3773 Position: Owner Years with company: 30 years in business; self-employed for 20 years Family: Wife, Robyn, and dachshunds... more »»

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