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A mid-sized city in central Pennsylvania, Altoona once changed its name to "POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, Pennsylvania," for two months to promote the city, as well as the film by the same name, by documentarian Morgan Spurlock "Super Size Me!"). The city has over 46,000 residents and its located in the middle of Blair County. Interestingly, it's the only city in the U.S. that imposes no property tax on buildings, but instead on land values only.
Local Newspapers: Altoona Mirror
Local Sports Teams: Altoona Curve (Minor League Baseball)
Local Colleges: Penn State Altoona
Zip Codes associated with altoona, pennsylvania:
16601 16602 16603
Towns/Cities near altoona, pennsylvania : Hollidaysburg Bellwood Tipton Duncansville Tyrone Ebensburg
Lebanon's medical marijuana clinic to open soon
A company approved to open a medical marijuana clinic in Lebanon announced when the clinic will open and the methods of consumption available. A Lebanon County jury convicted a man of first-degree murder Thursday for shooting a Lebanon man multiple times in his apartment last year.Spiritual notes
The Discalced Carmelite Nuns invite the public to share in the annual private novena in honor of the infant Jesus in preparation for the Solemn Feast of Christmas. The novena will begin at the Carmelite Monastery Chapel on Dec. 16 and end on Christmas Eve.Sentencings
The following sentencings were filed in Blair County Court. Although some cases may be more than a year old, the Mirror publishes them in the interest of complete reporting.Prolific 19th century architect left his mark on Altoona, Blair
Courtesy image / Thea SAltoona High School Brownstone building was built in 1905.a SThe Blair County Historical Society is celebrating the 150th birthday of the architect who designed it, Charles Morrison Robinson . The building, which was made of brownstone from Hummelstown, was razed in the 1970s when officials determined it was not structurally sound.a SThis image is from a postcard.Getting in the spirit
Mirror photo by Gary M. Baranec Milyssa Dalton of Altoona and her son, Keegan, 3, watch as the Altoona Christmas parade moves past their spot along 11th Avenue on Thursday evening. A Northeast Philadelphia couple who moved to Altoona three years ago with their teenage daughter for a better environment were watching the Spirit of Christmas parade across from the Post Office on Thursday evening, making comparisons to similar events in their former home city.Woman accused of armed robbery
Altoona police booked Autumn L. Stevens, 54, of 1813 Fifth Ave., Wednesday night on felony charges that include robbery and aggravated assault, and she was committed to Blair County Prison by Magisterial District Judge Paula Aigner in lieu of $100,000 cash bail. Stevens is accused of walking into Dutch's Hauling at 1:18 p.m. Wednesday and pointing a gun at the business' secretary.Sounds of the holidays: ASO concert to feature native nonagenarian on ...
A 95-year-old Altoona native who has never played a major venue will be featured on the harmonica in Saturday's holiday concert by the Altoona Symphony Orchestra. "She always carries a harmonica in her purse and when she feels joyful, she takes it out and plays it," "She's a long-time supporter of the orchestra, she's an icon, one of the treasures of Altoona.Court sides with fired driver who feared 'mark of the devil'
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October was National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but efforts to find a cure, raise money for research, and spread the word are not just a 31-day occurrence. They are pushed 365 days a year.Wolf Furniture acquired by Art Van Furniture, company announces
Wolf Furniture, the Altoona-based furniture company with showrooms in Chambersburg, Mechanicsburg, Lancaster, Hanover and York, is one of two furniture retailers acquired by Art Van Furniture, according to a press release issued Monday. Art Van Furniture is the midwest's top furniture and mattress retailer.Physical education gets a workout
Mirror photo by Gary M. Baranec / Altoona Area High School students participate in a spinning class last week. This year, Altoona Area High School transformed its physical education program.Blair County nonprofit of the month
Areas of focus: The members of this organization are dedicated to creating a renaissance in the heart of Altoona, with specific emphasis on small business attraction, development and growth; retention of area graduates; preservation of our architectural heritage; and increasing cultural diversity. What services or programs does your nonprofit provide? We host monthly meetings, which are free and open to the public, with presentations ranging from business growth, marketing, and commercial funding.Double murder suspect kills self, Pennsylvania police say
Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a man shot and killed his mother and girlfriend before killing himself a short while later. Clearfield District Attorney Bill Shaw said the suspect in the double homicide Friday morning apparently shot himself.UPMC Altoona, county revise payment deal
A revised agreement has been signed in which UPMC Altoona will guarantee local taxing bodies a payment in lieu of real estate taxes for a five-year period, with an automatic renewal for five additional years unless the agreement is terminated. Blair County commissioners have approved an updated version of an 2006-16 agreement providing the county with a payment in lieu of taxes, also referred to as a PILOT, of $140,900 annually for the 2017-21 fiscal years.Spiritual notes
The 125th Anniversary of the consecration of St. Laurence Episcopal Church in Osceola Mills will be celebrated during a special service at 11 a.m. Sunday. "We will be adapting for our service the consecration ceremony from the Book of Common Prayer, with special scripture readings and a litany of Thanksgiving included.Nehemiah Project has $10M plan
After working for more than a decade to rejuvenate the Lower Fairview neighborhood centered on 11th Street just above downtown, the church-based Nehemiah Project is redoubling its effort, with plans for a total $10 million development comprised of townhomes and a refocused former elementary school. Leading the effort will be the nonprofit organization's new - and first - CEO, 10-year board member Peter Joudry, a Canadian-born pastor who will introduce those plans today with a news conference and a tour of the former Wright Elementary, which Nehemiah is acquiring from the Altoona Area School District.Two people seriously injured in crash involving horse and buggy in Franklin County
Two people were airlifted to an Altoona hospital with serious injuries after an accident involving a horse and buggy Wednesday afternoon, according to Pennsylvania State Police. According to police, Rebecca Eli Hockenberry, of Dry Run, was traveling south on Path Valley Road when she became distracted and drove into a horse and buggy.Hollidaysburg teacher - fills gap with concern, compassion'
Russell, 52, who now teaches eighth-grade pre-honors science and ninth-grade college-bound science in the Hollidaysburg Area School District, was stricken with polio as a child. "When I had polio in second grade, I was in Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh for three days.
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