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Expert to headline workshop

The Blair County Chamber of Commerce WE-LEaD Committee will host a workshop focusing on techniques to effectively deal with conflict while navigating toward effective outcomes.

The workshop, “Dealing with Difficult People,” led by Sherry Cain, Pro/Vision Business Coaching and Consulting, will be held from noon to 2 p.m. April 16 at The Casino at Lakemont Park.

The cost to attend is $30 for chamber members and $45 for nonmembers and includes a lunch buffet. For reservations, call the chamber at 943-8151 or register online at www.blairchamber.com.

Balfurd to construct addition

Blair County Planning Commission members Thursday gave a positive review to an expansion plan for Balfurd Linen Services.

Balfurd plans to construct a 6,320-square-foot maintenance building addition to its existing facility within the Ardie J. Dillen Industrial Park in Tipton. The project also calls for a paved access driveway and additional stormwater management facilities.

No landscaping plan has been provided as part of the plans, and commission members said the developer should ensure landscaping at the site complies with Antis Township’s landscaping requirements.

Dairy plans expansion

Blair County Planning Commission members Thursday said plans for an expansion project for Ritchey’s Dairy are generally consistent with countywide planning efforts.

Ritchey’s Dairy, located on Cross Cove Road in North Woodbury Township, plans to construct a new warehouse, freezer building and paved parking/loading areas.

Proposed parking at the site will total 68 spaces, including two handicap spaces.

Jamie L. Klink, community planner, said the proposed addition to the site will likely generate additional peak hour vehicle trips to the location.

The site of the project is located within a Federal Aviation Regulation Airport Hazard Area.

Klink said the construction of the structure will require consultation with PennDOT’s Bureau of Aviation first and possibly the Federal Aviation Administration.

However, Klink said based upon the location and elevation of the site, the structure is not expected to be a hazard to air traffic.

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