Local Business

EMG Brands to reveal new business venture

TYRONE — EMG Brands will officially announce the launch of a new national business venture during a grand opening of EMG’s newly renovated offices from 5 to 7 p.m. June 27 at 1010-1014 Pennsylvania Ave. After a short time, InspectionGo, the creation of EMG CEO John Russell and Chad Hett, ...

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Hazardous waste collection set The Intermunicipal Relations Committee will host the annual household hazardous waste collection from noon to 5 p.m. July 12 and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 13 at Peoples Natural Gas Field. The charge is $15 per car trunk-load with an additional charge of 50 cents ...

Police: City man sought sex, pictures from minors

An Altoona man sentenced in March to state prison for child pornography now faces charges he solicited sex and pictures from a 16-year-old girl and a 12-year-old girl. Ronald L. Holley, 30, was arraigned by video Friday on a list of sex charges including criminal solicitation, promoting ...

Chamber honors 25th leadership class

Graduation ceremonies for the Leadership Blair County Class of 2019 were held June 13 at Park Hills Golf Club. This year’s 20 members bring the total number of people who have completed the program, sponsored by the Blair County Chamber of Commerce, to 591. This is the program’s 25th ...

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Primanti Bros. to honor dads on Sunday Dads are invited to celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday at their neighborhood Primanti Bros. Restaurant and Bar and enjoy a free sandwich. The “Already Famous” Dads Eat Free promotion is available at the Altoona and State College ...

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HUNTINGDON FSA sets reporting dates U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Executive Director Melissa Webreck in Huntingdon County said that producers who file accurate and timely reports for all crops and land uses, including failed acreage, can prevent the potential loss of FSA ...

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JOHNSTOWN Conemaugh gets ‘A’ rating Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center has earned its third consecutive ‘A’ rating for its efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. The recognition is from The Leapfrog Group, a Washington, ...

Ritchey’s approved for loan

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority has approved a low-interest loan for Ritchey’s Dairy in Martins­burg for an expansion project Sen. Judy Ward, R-Blair, and Rep. Jim Gregory, R-Hollidaysburg, said Ritchey’s Dairy Inc. was approved for a $762,550, 10-year loan ...

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TYRONE Chamber sets breakfast club The Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce has rescheduled its breakfast club meeting to 7:30 a.m. June 20 at the Bull Pen Restaurant. Don Clippinger, a chamber member and Blair County coordinator for Fair Districts Pa., will talk about gerrymandering. The cost ...

South Hills closing Lewistown Campus

From Mirror staff reports The Lewistown Campus of South Hills School of Business & Technology will close at the end of August. In a release, the school said the board made the decision, citing financial challenges because of changes in demographics and operational costs in recent ...

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HUNTINGDON J.C. Blair joins Penn Highlands Heathcare The Huntingdon-based J.C. Blair Health System has officially joined Penn Highlands Healthcare, effective June 1, following recent regulatory reviews and approvals. J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, a 71-bed, nonprofit community hospital, ...

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TYRONE Business after hours set The Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce will hold Business After Hours from 5 to 7 p.m. June 27 at EMG Brands, 1014 Pennsylvania Ave. For more information or to register, email rose@tyronechamber.com or call 684-0736. TYRONE Goodwill location to open Goodwill ...

Penelec rates drop 1%

Customers who use Penelec as their power generation supplier are paying less for their electricity. Effective June 1, the residential rate for electricity decreased from 5.747 cents per kilowatt hour to 5.668 cents per kwh — a 1% decrease — said spokesman Todd Meyers of FirstEnergy Corp., ...

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Visitors Bureau picks agency STATE COLLEGE — The Central Pennsylvania Convention & Visitors Bureau hired creative agency Allen & Gerritsen to lead a major destination/organization rebranding effort. “The hiring of A&G is the first step to fulfilling a strategic commitment to ...

Workplace

New hires and promotions -- Paige Ruiz has joined Swift Kennedy & Associates, an insurance brokerage firm, as an administrative assistant at its State College office. Ruiz was previously an admissions representative at the South Hills School of Business & Technology and an ...

Behind the desk

Name: ARROW Land Solutions LLC Address: 85 Logan Blvd.; satellite offices in Delmont, Harrisburg and Forty Fort Telephone number: 944-8006 Position: Project manager and co-owner Years with company: 11 Family: Wife, Megan, and two boys, Mason and Casey What products or services does ...

Tips for maximizing mentor’s impact

Embracing the help of a SCORE business mentor offers many advantages to entrepreneurs. Whether you’re in the early stages of exploring a business idea or already running an established business, a mentor can provide valuable guidance, serve as an objective sounding board for listening to ...

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New Pig Energy honored TIPTON — New Pig was recently recognized by Environmental Protection — the online solution resource for managing air, water, energy and waste issues. New Pig Energy’s Tank End Enclosures garnered top honors in the “water” category of Environmental ...

Business still blooming

TYRONE — Leidig’s Farm, now in its 50th year, is truly a family business. “Our five kids have helped us plant, water and harvest the crops,” said Donna Leidig, who started the business with her husband, Don, in 1969. Now, Donna said, the “kids” are in their 40s and 50s. ...

Deeds

Blair County Dennis R. and Nan Milhoan to Betty L., John B. and Adam J. Richardson, property in North Woodbury Township, $89,900. Tithonus Partners II LP to Port Pizza LLC, property in Tyrone, $90,000. Douglas A. Madden to Doug Madden Properties LLC, 1900 Fourth St., Altoona, ...