Business news of local interest


ALSM aids flood victims

Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries has been collecting supplies for flood buckets to distribute in Blair County.

With flooding wreaking havoc on the local community and being the local representative of the Lutheran Disaster Response, ALSM saw an opportunity to make a difference in the community. Staff, residents and participants of The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg and The Senior Daily Living Center were called to serve in response to the flooding.

The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg collected 11 flood buckets so far. Flood buckets will be distributed locally through Lutheran Disaster Response.

Escape Altoona now open

Escape Altoona, central Pennsylvania’s newest escape room, is now open in the former Dunmire Printing building at 818-820 12th St.

The business is owned by Amanda and Rob Eberhart.

The escape room, “The Classroom,” is a physical adventure game in which players solve a series of puzzles using clues, hints and strategy to complete the objective of exiting the room before running out of time. Players are given 60 minutes to escape before the bell rings. Groups of two to eight people are accepted, ages 12 and over.

Bookings are by appointment only via

Hours are 5 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday.


TRHN helps HealthyWoman

Tyrone Regional Health Network’s Breast Cancer and Women’s Health Institute and the Tyrone Rural Health Center are now providers in the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s HealthyWoman Program.

The addition of these two offices to the HealthyWoman Program gives eligible women in Blair, Clearfield, Centre, Cambria and Huntingdon counties easier access to essential women’s health services.

The HealthyWoman Program, a program of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, is a free breast and cervical cancer early detection program. The program provides free services for those who meet eligibility requirements. Services include clinical breast examination, mammogram, pelvic examination, Pap smear and follow-up diagnostic tests for an abnormal screening result.

For more information call 684-3101.