Business news of local interest

VA to hold open house

An open house will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Yellow Team Lobby at the Van Zandt VA Medical Center.

Individuals will have an opportunity to meet with leadership, ask questions and learn about VA programs.

There will be representation from Eligibility and Enrollment, the Hollidays­burg Veterans Home and the Dubois Vet Center.

For more information, call 943-8164 or 877-626-2500.

Bank offers new accounts

INDIANA — Marion Center Bank — which has an office in Hastings — is offering new rewards checking accounts: MCB Connect Checking, MCB Connect Signature Checking and Good Life Signature Checking.

“We chose Generations Gold Inc. because it’s a rewards program unlike any other. Benefits are built into our new checking accounts and are available to the customer right away,” George Karlheim, president and CEO of Marion Center Bank, said in a statement.

The accounts offer fraud alerts, credit monitoring and junk mail reduction.

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Sakura steakhouse reopens

Sakura Japanese Steakhouse in Orchard Plaza opened Thursday after passing a follow-up state food safety inspection, reports show.

Sakura had been ordered closed by the state Department of Agriculture on Monday after an inspection found numerous violations, including improper storage of food, mouse droppings and rusted exterior doors, according to documents posted on

Sakura posted on its Faceboook page that the out of compliance for “insects, rodents & animals not present” was the result of gaps in exterior doors that could let pests in and parts have been ordered to repair the problem. The restaurant also said it does not have a pest infestation, saying, “We have an exterminator come regularly and take preventative measures in between visits.”

Sakura also is taking extra steps to correct problems and retraining staff on safe food storage and handling, the post stated.