Business news of local interest

Railroad recognized

The North Shore Railroad Co. has been named Railway Age 2017 Short Line Railroad of the Year and was selected to receive a 2017 American Short Line and Regional Railroad Marketing Award.

The railroad will be honored June 2 at a ceremony in Northumberland.

North Shore Railroad Co. is comprised of six short line railroads: Juniata Valley Railroad, Lycoming Valley Railroad, Nittany & Bald Eagle Railroad, North Shore Railroad, Shamokin Valley Railroad and Union County Industrial Railroad.


Conemaugh earns approval

Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for both total knee and total hip joint replacement.

Conemaugh Memorial underwent a rigorous on-site review last month. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with national disease-specific care standards as well as with joint replacement specific requirements. Clinical practice guidelines and performance measures also were assessed.


Firefighters day set

Firefighter Appreciation and Recruitment Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at DelGrosso’s Park.

Child friendly education sessions will take place in front of the stage area that include: how to get out of a burning building and how to operate a fire extinguisher.

Sparky the Fire Dog and Smokey Bear will be available for photos. Firefighters from all around the region will be present at the park with fire gear and trucks on display.

Allegheny Mountain Firefighters Initiative will have information on how to become a volunteer firefighter and other opportunities.