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.
|Owner(s)||Ogden Newspapers Inc.|
|General manager||Ray Eckenrode|
|Founded||1874 (as The Evening Mirror)|
|Headquarters||301 Cayuga Avenue|
Altoona, Pennsylvania 16602
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. Under Thomson ownership, a Sunday edition was launched in 1987 and the paper switched its weekday publication to mornings starting in 1997. The Altoona Mirror was sold to current owner Ogden Newspapers in 1998.