Mortgage delinquencies in Altoona unchanged

According to CoreLogic, a global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, in Altoona, 6.5 percent of mortgages were delinquent by at least 30 days (including those in foreclosure) in November, unchanged from a year earlier.

Altoona mortgages in serious delinquency (90-plus days past due) totaled 2.2 percent in November compared with 2.3 percent a year ago. The foreclosure inventory rate for November was 0.7 percent compared with 0.8 percent a year earlier.

CoreLogic’s monthly Loan Performance Insights Report shows that, nationally, 5.1 percent of mortgages were in some stage of delinquency (30 days or more past due including those in foreclosure) in November. This represents a 0.1 percentage point year-over-year decline in the overall delinquency rate compared with November 2016 when it was 5.2 percent.


Free seminar for agriculture producers scheduled

The Pennsylvania State Council of Farm Organizations in conjunction with the state Department of Agriculture, will hold a community service seminar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 1 at the Bedford Grange Mutual Insurance Company, 477 Pitt St., Bedford.

During the free program, farmers and agriculture producers will learn about compliance requirements under the federal Food Safety Modernization Act. Material will be directed at vegetable and produce growers and will also cover elements of a farm risk management plan, which includes food safety, crop insurance and information on what to ask an insurance agent to make sure insurance needs are met.

For more information, contact Vince Phillips at PSCFO by calling 717-232-9665, or emailing; or Lynn Herman at 880-2272,


Mount Aloysius programs receive ACBSP Accreditation

Mount Aloysius College’s business and accounting programs have been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commission­ers.

“Achieving the ACBSP Accreditation reflects commitment and quality of our faculty and the support of Mount Aloysius administration for our students and to our community partners who offer quality internships to our students,” said Kimberly Asonevich, assistant professor of business administration and chairwoman of the Business and Information Technology Departments in statement.