Minority-owned businesses finding success in city lacking racial and ethnic diversity
A Los Angeles native has created a small island of diversity in Altoona - which, according to a 2012 Penn State study, is one of the least racially and ethnically diverse metropolitan areas in the U.S. Mirror photo by Patrick Waksmunski Nail technician Dana Grosso of Altoona works in the newly opened Di Versity Salon & Spa.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
Henry Nathaniel Lee
He was born in Altoona, son of the late Helen Hesser Love Whiting and John McKelvey Lee.
Cutsforth-Huber to Offer Vocal Performance
Bonnie Cusforth-Huber, associate professor of music at Penn State Altoona, will offer a vocal performance at 7:30 pm Oct. 3, in the Paul R. and Margery Wolf Kuhn Theatre in the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts.
John E. Ferry
He was born in Altoona, son of the late John P. and Elizabeth Ferry. He married Betty E. Simington on Jan. 24, 1940, in Cumberland, Md.
Joshua Allan Calhoun
Surviving are his father; a son, Gabriel Allan Calhoun; and his grandfather, Albert Calhoun; and two aunts: Lorrain Calhoun and Deborah Muriel, both of Altoona; and an uncle, John Calhoun in Kissimmee, Fla.
George G. - Gene' Ketner
He was born in Hollidaysburg, son of the late George O. and Minnie Ketner. He married Susanne R. Jayne on June 21, 1959, on Long Island, N.Y. Surviving are his wife, with whom he shared 55 years of marriage; three daughters: Audrey L. Snoberger and husband, Bill, in Virginia, Peggy S. Cook and husband, Wayne, of Duncansville and Gina E. Ketner and ... (more)
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Convicted killer's appeal rejected
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has denied further hearing into an appeal by Sean Louis Allen, who was convicted of murder and sentenced to life without parole for the 2009 death of a Penn State Altoona student.
James B. Treese
He was born in Juniata, son of the late Clarence C. and Pearl E. Treese. He married Joann E. "Tillie" Tillett on June 13, 1953, in Juniata, and she preceded him in death Feb. 22, 2011.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Courthouse canopy project gets low bids
Low bids for two canopies and an extension on the main entrance of the Blair County Courthouse came in below estimates, so the proposed project is likely to get started in September.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Some defendants slip through cracks without fingerprints being recorded
It's a Tuesday in Tyrone's District Court, and Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller isn't happy a defendant who has come into his courtroom to waive his preliminary hearing on felony theft charges hasn't been fingerprinted.
Edna C. Carney
Surviving are her husband, William, of Hollidaysburg; two daughters: Jennifer O'Brien and Mary Castillo in New Jersey; six grandchildren; two stepsons: Thomas of Philadelphia and Gerald of Hollidaysburg; five siblings: Faye Szebin of Altoona, Homer of York, Linda Dodson of Tipton, Merrill of Altoona and Bonita Wertz of East Freedom; and numerous ... (more)
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Jack Glenn Ickes
He was born in Altoona, son of Ross A. and Edna Wolfe Ickes. He married Marjorie Ann Hevner on July 3, 1959, in Altoona.
Margaret Helen - Margy' McConnell
Margaret Helen "Margy" McConnell, 88, Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg, formerly of 1625 27th Ave., Altoona, died Friday at the Manor after an extended illness.
Dr. Elliott Bilofsky has joined the UPMC Altoona medical staff in the Department of Specialized Surgery's clinical service of otorhinolaryngology .
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Historians to honor Civil War colonel
A few months ago, when John Crider opened a book filled with Col. William Gray Murray's papers, he was likely the first person to do so in 90 years.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Alfred G. - Fred' Nardelli
Alfred G. "Fred" Nardelli, 63, DeBary, Fla., formerly of Altoona, died Aug. 7, 2014, at Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, Orange City, Fla., after a valiant battle with brain cancer.
John H. - Jack' Leiden
He was born in Altoona, son of Aloysius and Mary Leiden. He married Sally A. May on April 27, 1957, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Altoona.
Mary (Rieker) Sartain
Surviving are a son, David of Leander, Texas; a granddaughter, Kinley Rae Sartain; and six siblings: Steven G., James P. and G. Edward, all of Pittsburgh, Joseph L. and Robert W., both of Wilmington, N.C., and Suzzanne Savad in New York.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Esther Jean Laderman
During her youth, she lived with her mother and her maternal uncle, Jacob Silverman, in the Sunset Apartments on Broad Avenue, Altoona.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Power back in Altoona
Penelec spokesman John Shimco said this morning a problem at the company's 20th Street substation resulted in the temporary loss of electrical power to approximately 2,900 customers in Altoona.