Mortgage delinquencies down

A report from CoreLogic, a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, shows that in Altoona, 5.4 percent of mortgages were delinquent by at least 30 days (including those in foreclosure) in March compared with 5.9 percent in March 2016, representing a decrease of 0.6 percentage points.

Altoona mortgages in serious delinquency (90-plus days past due) totaled

2.1 percent in March compared with 2.5 percent in March 2016. The foreclosure inventory rate for this March was 0.7 percent compared with 1.0 percent a year earlier.

CoreLogic’s Loan Performance Insights Report shows that, nationally, 4.4 percent of mortgages were in some stage of delinquency (30 days or more past due including those in foreclosure) in March. This represents a 0.8 percentage point decline in the overall delinquency rate compared with March 2016 when it was 5.2 percent.


Retired ice cream returning

Turkey Hill Dairy’s Ultimate Flavor Tournament gave fans a voice to bring back one retired ice cream flavor.

Now, after 13 weeks and more than 50,000 votes, the fans have spoken, and Caramel Brownie Overload will return after 17 years of retirement.

Caramel Brownie Overload features caramel ice cream with brownies and waves of rich caramel fudge.

Caramel Brownie Overload will be on shelves in 2018 as a limited edition option.


TBS acquires Raystown Office

Topp Business Solutions, one of the largest family owned office automation dealers in Pennsylvania, has acquired Raystown Office Equipment Services Inc. in Altoona, a copier/printer sales and service provider for Konica Minolta.

TBS, now in its third generation of family leadership, employs more than 100 people who operate out of its four locations in Scranton, Allentown, Montoursville and now Altoona. It generated more than

$20 million in revenue during fiscal year 2016.

“We needed to further position ourselves as a leading force in the industry within the central Pennsylvania marketplace. With the addition of Raystown, TBS will further solidify its position as the most advanced technological service provider available,” said Barry Fineberg, vice president of sales in the central Pennsylvania region, in a statement.


Wine store reopening today

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board will celebrate the grand reopening of the Fine Wine & Good Spirits store at

202 Hollidaysburg Plaza at 2 p.m. today.

The enlarged and refurbished Fine Wine & Good Spirits store offers consumers a new shopping experience with an expanded floor plan, a new look, greater selection and a central service point.

Wine and spirits tastings will be held for those 21 years of age and older, and light snacks will be served.