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New hires and promotions Bobbie J. Oshall, a nurse practitioner, has joined Pinecroft Medical Center, a primary care practice that is part of Tyrone Regional Health Network. Oshall, a graduate of Penn State, has more than eight years of diverse experience as a nurse practitioner in clinical ...

Carnegie Equipment expansion OK’d

Blair County Planning Commission members Thurs­­­day gave a favorable review for an expansion project for Carnegie Equipment. Plans call for the construction of a 4,000-square-foot storage building at the existing Carnegie site on Sixth Avenue. In addition to the proposed building, a ...

FNB closes Williamsburg office

WILLIAMSBURG — First National Bank has closed its Williamsburg office, a bank whose roots go back to the early 1900s. “We continually evaluate our branch network to ensure it is optimized and operating efficiently. Based on our established evaluation process, which examines factors ...

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Sheetz marks Nat’l Coffee Day Sheetz will celebrate National Coffee Day on Saturday with free cold brew to all customers who order through the Sheetz app. The promotion is valid for any size and any flavor cold brew at all Sheetz locations. Handcrafted by trained baristas, customers will ...

Smith Transport joins Bedford Walmart

ROARING SPRING — Smith Transport is now the on-site transportation pro­vider for the Walmart Distribution Center in Bedford. Over the course of the next 60 to 90 days, Smith Transport will be transitioning into this role as it integrates this business into its portfolio. The fleet will ...

Rutter’s holds grand opening

YORK — Rutter’s will be presenting three local charities with checks as part of the grand opening of its second Duncansville store at 243 Kuhn Lane, along Route 764, from 1 to 3 p.m. today. As part of the celebration, Altoona country star Ricky Lee will be signing photographs and the ...

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LORETTO Saint Francis recognized Saint Francis University is one of only eight institutions in Pennsylvania named a College of Distinction for Career Development. Career services at Saint Francis helps students through individual sessions, workshops, job fairs and networking events. The ...

Lehman to enter Hall of Fame

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series on businesses that will be inducted into the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame on Oct. 15 at the Blair County Convention Center. HOLLIDAYSBURG — Just a year before P. Joseph Lehman Inc. Consulting Engineers celebrates its ...

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Name: Brandon and John Smith Company Name: Heritage Barbers Address: 211 Allegheny St., Hollidaysburg Telephone number: 317-5313 Positions: Owners/barbers Years with company: One year Family: Brandon is a husband and father of two. John is a father of one. What products or ...

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New hires and promotions Dr. Kaylee Keiper, a board-certified pediatrician, has joined the medical staff of Cone­maugh Memorial Med­ical Center. Keiper will treat patients at Laurel Pediatric Associates in Johnstown. Steven Wess, a physician’s assistant, has joined the medical staff ...

Bedford Candies celebrates new building

OSTERBURG — Bedford Candies will celebrate the opening of its new corporate headquarters today in Osterburg. On Aug. 1, the company moved into its new 10,000-square-foot building, which houses its manufacturing operations and serves as a distribution center. Today’s celebration also ...

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TIPTON Italian Food Festival set The 29th annual Italian Food and Heritage Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at DelGrosso’s Park. The Kitchens of DelGrosso will set up in Pavilion No. 2 as an Italian Food Villa with multiple serving stations for guests to try the many ...

Clearfield river-front development planned

CLEARFIELD — The next phase of the river-front development in Clearfield will begin soon. Clearly Ahead Develop­ment recently presented plans for construction of a new, multi-occupancy building to Clearfield Borough Council’s planning committee. The project, known as the River’s ...

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Active shooter training planned An active shooter training session will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday at Peoples Natural Gas Field. The training is sponsored by the Altoona Curve, Gittings Protective Security Inc. and The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Safety Committee. The goal is to ...

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Walmart, Sam’s provide relief With a catastrophic storm, flooding and power outages hitting the Eastern Seaboard, Walmart and Sam’s Club have launched a customer campaign to assist impacted communities with hurricane relief. Walmart will match customer donations to Foundation For The ...

CentreREADY debuts workforce initiative

STATE COLLEGE — The Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County and the leaders of Centre County’s five public school districts and two career/-technical institutions recently launched a collaborative workforce initiative designed to help build a better local workforce. ...

PennDOT launches pilot program

HARRISBURG — An area project is included as part of the Small Business Set Aside pilot program. PennDOT is aiming to increase opportunities for Small Business Enterprises through the new pilot program where SBEs can compete to work as prime consultants on federally-assisted engineering ...

Chicago Rivet to be recognized

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series on businesses that will be inducted into the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame on Oct. 15 at the Blair County Convention Center. TYRONE — The Tyrone Division of Chicago Rivet and Machine Co. sits along Adams Avenue on the ...

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Name: Erika Alley Company name: Alley's City View Florist Address: 2317 Broad Ave., Altoona Telephone number: 942-3745 Website: cityviewflorist.com Position: Manager/floral designer Years with company: 21 years; 28 years in the floral industry Family: Significant other of 22 ...

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Sheetz set as keynote speaker Steve Sheetz, chairman of Sheetz Family Council, will be the keynote speaker for the bizX luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 26 at the Blair County Convention Center. In his presentation titled, “Risks and Opportunities of Growing a Business,” Sheetz will explain ...