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G-M-Oh no!

August 28, 2016 PATTON — During planting season, farmer Tom Nagle sees his crops more than his kids. more »»


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G-M-Oh no!

August 28, 2016 PATTON — During planting season, farmer Tom Nagle sees his crops more than his kids. more »»

Airline working to add BWI hub

August 28, 2016 MARTINSBURG — The airline that serves the Altoona-Blair County Airport is still working on arrangements to add flights to Baltimore starting in mid-October, even though a federal order issued Friday... more »»

Mayor: Ghouls made way to Altoona

August 28, 2016 The zombie apocalypse continued in Altoona on Saturday as the living dead took over Heritage Plaza and downtown businesses. more »»

IRC composting stalled

August 28, 2016 The grinder that turns branches into mulch at the Intermunicipal Relations Committee compost facility near Buckhorn has broken, leaving committee members this week chewing over gnarly options for... more »»

JFK to get a new nose

August 28, 2016 One of the most famous statements uttered by the late President John F. Kennedy was, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. more »»

Local Sports

CC’s Murin commits to Hawkeyes

August 28, 2016 Central Cambria’s Max Murin has been an Iowa wrestling fan ever since he was in elementary school, well before he became one of the best wrestlers in the state and countr. more »»

Pro wrestling icon has ideas to liven up baseball

August 28, 2016 World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Famer Mick Foley made an appearance at Peoples Natural Gas Field Saturday night as a part of the Curve’s Pro Wrestling Night. more »»

Curve persevere in 14

August 28, 2016 This isn’t the best Curve team ever, in terms of top-to-bottom talent and potential, but it just might be the best Curve team ever when it comes to getting key contributions from every guy who has... more »»

Whitehead eyes bigger role

August 28, 2016 By Alan Saunders The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — With 10 retired jerseys, 105 men on the team and only 99 options, there’s bound to be some duplicate numbers on the Pitt sideline every yea. more »»

Cole's elbow checkup not good this time of year

August 28, 2016 PITTSBURGH — Gerrit Cole is in California, having his right elbow examined, which means the Pirates are likely to hit September with exactly zero of their original starting pitchers in the rotation. more »»

Pitt-Penn State series tagged as Keystone Classic

August 27, 2016 PITTSBURGH — The Pitt vs. Penn State football series will be tagged as the Keystone Classic presented by Peoples Gas as announced Friday by both institutions. more »»

Trace under pressure

August 25, 2016 To pretty much no one’s surprise, Trace McSorley was named Penn State’s starting quarterback Wednesday by coach James Franklin, who also made it clear he does not like using a two-quarterback syste. more »»

Barkley knows staying healthy a big key

August 21, 2016 Saquon Barkley has a chance to be sensational this season, and to do that, he’ll have to keep his body fresh since Penn State’s opponents will go into every game targeting him as priority No. 1. more »»

O-line depth grows

August 18, 2016 Penn State finally has some options on the offensive line. more »»

Young tight end picks Nittany Lions early

August 17, 2016 By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror. more »»


Francis W. Harker

August 28, 2016 Francis W. Harker, 74, Newry, died Friday morning at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Newry, son of the late Carl F. and Annie (Horvath) Harker. more »»

Mary L. Roessing

August 28, 2016 Mary L. Roessing, 89, Altoona, passed away Thursday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Luigi and Vincenza (Tricone) Castrichini. She married Strand S. Roessing in 197. more »»

Charles ‘Chuck’ S. Gensamer Jr.

August 28, 2016 Charles “Chuck” S. Gensamer Jr., 87, Florida, formerly of Altoona, died unexpectedly last Sunday at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Florida. more »»

C. Gerald Albright

August 27, 2016 C. Gerald Albright, 81, Roaring Spring, died Thursday. He was born in Roaring Spring, son of Clair and Ethel Albright. Surviving are three children: Deborah Manges, Wendy L. Crawford and George A. more »»

Joan L. Davis

August 27, 2016 Joan L. Davis, 86, Hollidaysburg, died Thursday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Philipsburg, daughter of the late George and Florence (Nofsker) Mignot. On May 29, 1948, she married Richard . more »»

Area Life

Art exhibit coincides with today’s zombie event

August 27, 2016 In conjunction with ZombietownUSA, local artist Michael Long has teamed up with 321 Gallery to curate the Dark Art Exhibit, giving artists a chance to show their artworks that are dark in mood and... more »»

Earth Matters: More strides must be made in our recycling efforts

August 27, 2016 Management of environmental resources of all kinds evolve and mature as the decades pass. What we did 40 years ago should seem woefully inadequate in 201. more »»

Society celebrates 110 years with gala

August 27, 2016 The “Roaring Twenties” is the theme of the 2016 Blair County Historical Society’s Gala to be held on the lawn and inside the restored rooms of the Baker Mansion on Sunday, Sept. 18, from 3 to 6 p.m. more »»

Fun for the family: BCAF announces Family Theatre schedule at Mishler

August 27, 2016 The Blair County Arts Foundation’s Family Theatre at the Mishler is celebrating its 30th anniversary season and will present six live theatrical productions for young people. more »»

Local Business

Bedford dress shop in 60th year

August 28, 2016 BEDFORD — Running a retail business can be difficult. “It is a matter of staying ahead of the game. more »»

Blair County Nonprofit of the Month

August 28, 2016 Name: Blair Drug and Alcohol Partnerships Years in Existence: 6 Employees: 22 Type of nonprofit: 501(c)(3) Populations served: Our organization works with all sectors of the community on the... more »»


August 28, 2016 New hires and promotions - Steve Tucker, CEO of Conemaugh Health System’s hospital division and president of Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, has been promoted to serve as system CEO. more »»

Make your business plan less intimidating

August 28, 2016 A business plan is not only important for starting your business, it’s also an indispensable tool for helping you manage and grow your business. more »»


August 24, 2016 Field & Stream plans event Field & Stream at 141 Sierra Drive will host a “Paint it Red” archery event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. more »»

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