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Experts hone in on online bullying

March 30, 2015 It lets you share photos and videos. You can interact with friends and family who live hours away. Social media has become an invaluable tool for keeping up with the world. more »»


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Experts hone in on online bullying

March 30, 2015 It lets you share photos and videos. You can interact with friends and family who live hours away. Social media has become an invaluable tool for keeping up with the world. more »»

Exercise helps sharpen skills

March 30, 2015 EBENSBURG — Standing over a thick blue mat, a Cambria County Prison corrections officer posing as an inmate hurled insults and threats at his fellow officers. more »»

Attorney carves out niche as a humble advocate

March 30, 2015 Attorney Diana Ingersoll is often seen in the Blair County Courthouse on Thursday mornings when the hallways are lined with husbands and wives, girlfriends and boyfriends, and family members awaitin... more »»

Logan Township eyeing park updates

March 30, 2015 Logan Township has started to attract financial support for a fundraising effort to help cover an estimated $323,000 in improvements to Greenwood Park. more »»

AG’s ATV probe angers supervisor

March 29, 2015 A Logan Township supervisor is criticizing state Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s office for lack of action in a criminal investigation that continues to languish. more »»

Local Sports

EL title memory still special

March 30, 2015 BRADENTON, Fla. — Five years ago this week, Matt Walbeck made a comment that I didn’t give a whole lot of thought to late in spring training. more »»

Pens win 2nd in as many days

March 30, 2015 The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Short a defenseman on the bench the entire game and short a player on the ice throughout most of overtime, the Pittsburgh Penguins earned a victory in a shootout. more »»

Big years from Pedro, Harrison key for Pirates to contend

March 30, 2015 BRADENTON, Fla. — Another spring training/winter vacation is drawing to a close, and we’ll head home today. more »»

Kang hits homer in final at bat

March 30, 2015 KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Shelby Miller is settling in quite nicely with his new team. Miller had his best outing of spring training in the Atlanta Braves’ 4-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday. more »»

Mirror track honor roll

March 30, 2015 Mirror track honor roll BOYS 100 dash: Mencer, A, 11.24; Dongel, Ho, 11.55; Terchanik, Ho, 11.61; Aungst, Ho, 11.61; Crist, CR, 11.64; Karlheim, BC, 11.64 200 dash: Mencer, A, 22.54; Toohey, A, 22. more »»

Franklin’s Lions getting physical

March 29, 2015 From Mirror reports One byproduct of Penn State getting its full allotment of scholarships back is the program’s ability to be more physical in practice, and that’s what the Nittany Lions are doing... more »»

Lions excited for future

March 23, 2015 ST. LOUIS — Even as Ohio State was supplanting four-time defending champion Penn State as the champion at the 2015 NCAA Div. more »»

PSU’s Bailey signs with Toronto

March 23, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State men’s hockey junior forward Casey Bailey (Anchorage, Alaska) will forgo his senior season in Hockey Valley, signing with the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday night on ... more »»

Brown wins title in final seconds

March 22, 2015 ST. LOUIS — Who knew that Matt Brown had such a highly developed and highly relevant sense of humor. more »»

Competition already at the forefront for Franklin

March 22, 2015 From Mirror reports It’s taken just two days of spring practice for Penn State coach James Franklin to realize there’s a lot more competition among players across the board than there was a year ago... more »»


Rachel Pearl Albright

March 30, 2015 Rachel Pearl Albright, 58, of Roaring Spring was greeted into the Lord’s arms Saturday morning. She was born in Roaring Spring, daughter of Orville W. and Irene L. (Smith) Albrigh. more »»

Norma Jean Biesecker

March 30, 2015 Norma Jean Biesecker, 75, formerly of Altoona, died early Sunday morning, March 29, 2015, at The Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg. Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. more »»

Lynn S. Bowers

March 30, 2015 Lynn S. Bowers, 55, Altoona, died Friday. He was born in Altoona, son of Donald D. And Valeria R. (Johnson) Bowers. more »»

Mary Jane Weidley

March 30, 2015 Mary Jane Weidley, 96, of Tyrone died Sunday at Epworth Manor. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Emory and Elsie (Gates) Pittman. Her husband, George J. Weidley, preceded her in death. more »»

Lelia (Boyles) Swailes

March 30, 2015 Lelia (Boyles) Swailes, 61, of Harlem, Ga., entered into rest on Friday, March 20, 2015. Mrs. Swailes was born in Altoona, daughter of the late William and Jeanne Boyles. more »»

Area Life

It’s hard, but try ignoring gossip

March 30, 2015 Dear Straight Talk: My twin sister and I play basketball. Two teammates are openly gay and rumor has it the whole team is gay and we have sex with each other. more »»

Harlan Coben delivers with ‘The Stranger’

March 29, 2015 Harlan Coben rolls out compelling tales set in suburbia where secrets buried underneath the facade of a happy life threaten to destroy families and neighborhoods. more »»

Sony streaming service modernizes TV, not your bill

March 29, 2015 Sony’s new PlayStation Vue television service probably won’t save you money over cable. Starting at $50 a month, Vue offers more than 50 over-the-air and cable channels for online streamin. more »»

‘Bloodborne’ a punishing trek in haunted city

March 29, 2015 There’s something masochistic about video gamers. Even if you’re playing an innocuous-looking game like “Pac-Man,” you will be killed dozens of times before you get any good. more »»

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March 29, 2015 New hires and promotions Saint Francis University has promoted the following faculty members: -- Patrick Farabaugh to associate professor of communication arts. more »»

Easter brings business

March 29, 2015 Easter is a good time to be in the candy business. According to the National Retail Federation’s Easter Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, consumers are expected to spend $. more »»


March 26, 2015 Foreclosure rates decrease Foreclosure rates in Altoona decreased in January over the same period last year, according to newly released data from CoreLogic. more »»


March 25, 2015 BEDFORD Farm to Table Chef Showcase set for Bedford The Bedford County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Bedford County Historical Society and Eat 2 Live Bistro, will hold the second... more »»

Wolf Furniture purchasing Baltimore-based furniture stores

March 24, 2015 BELLWOOD — Wolf Furniture Co. will be expanding. The 113-year-old, Bellwood-based furniture company has signed an agreement to purchase the five-store Baltimore, Md.-based Gardiners Furniture Co. more »»

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March 27, 2015 National recruiting analyst Tom Lemming is bringing his show to State College tomorrow, and the timing was perfect, because it will coincide with a junior day that has elite talent converging on Pen... more »

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