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Altoona Mirror
TypeDaily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Ogden Newspapers Inc.
PublisherEd Kruger [1]
General managerRay Eckenrode
Founded1874 (as The Evening Mirror)
Headquarters301 Cayuga Avenue
Altoona, Pennsylvania 16602
CountryUnited States
Circulation31,658 [2]

The Altoona Mirror is a daily newspaper located in Altoona, Pennsylvania in the United States. It is the hometown newspaper for Altoona and serves all of Blair County as well as parts of surrounding counties.


The newspaper was founded on June 13, 1874 as The Evening Mirror by Harry E. Slep and George J. Akers (Slep & Akers Company). Akers left the company in 1877, leaving Slep as the sole owner. Mr. Slep's eldest son, William H. Slep, eventually joined the business and the firm became known as H. & W.H. Slep Company.

In 1888, the newspaper's name was changed to Altoona Mirror. In 1907, the Slep company name was changed to Mirror Printing Company. The paper remained in the Slep family until being sold to Thomson Newspapers in 1984. It was then sold to current owners Ogden Newspapers in 1998.


  1. ^ "Altoona Mirror publisher". Altoona Mirror. Retrieved 2009-11-28.
  2. ^ "Altoona Mirror circulation". Altoona Mirror. Retrieved 2009-11-28.

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