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Sheetz sells beer at more stores Sheetz announced Tuesday that it is selling beer at eight additional stores in Penn­syl­vania, including Cresson and Patton. These store locations offer a variety of domestic, import and craft beers. Sheetz currently sells beer in 80 locations across ...

JC Blair closer to partnership

HUNTINGDON — After months of negotiations, the Strategic Partnership Com­mit­tee of the J.C. Blair Health System Board of Directors has executed a Letter of Intent with Post Acute Medical LLC that enables the two health systems to work together to finalize a formal partnership agreement. ...

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NORFOLK Norfolk Southern ups dividend Norfolk Southern Corp.’s board of directors has approved an 11 percent increase in its quarterly dividend on the company’s common stock, from 72 to 80 cents per share. Combined with the 18 percent dividend increase in the first quarter, Norfolk ...

East End Auto Parts turns 50

Despite its inauspicious beginnings, East End Auto Parts is celebrating 50 years in business. “I was in the towing business and needed a place to store vehicles. To store them, I had to have a salvage yard license. So I started a salvage business,” co-owner and founder Bill Kustaborder ...

Eldorado becomes go-to location for Italian food

A piece of Italy has come to Eldorado with the recent opening of Alto Markets Italian Foods in the former Alto Glass building at 5933 Sixth Ave. “The original thought was to make it like an Italian street market with different shops,” owner and General Manager Travis Seymore said. Alto ...

Blair County Nonprofit of the Month

Name: Blair Type 1 Diabetes Foundation (BT1DF) Years in existence: Two years Employees: All volunteers Type of non-profit: Charitable nonprofit organization created to support cure-based research for Type 1 diabetes and those living with or caring for someone with Type 1 ...

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New hires and promotions Maria Landschoot has joined Affinity Connection, State College, as an editorial assistant. After graduating from Penn State in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in English, she worked as an editorial assistant at Routledge, a leading publisher of academic ...

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Denny’s offers free delivery Denny’s is celebrating its partnership with DoorDash by offering free delivery of all their favorite diner dishes from pancakes to all-beef burgers. Through Tuesday, guests who place an online order through ‘Denny’s on Demand’ at Dennys.com or the ...

JC Blair shoring up partnership agreement

HUNTINGDON — After months of work and negotiations, the Strategic Partner­ship Committee of the J.C. Blair Health System Board of Directors has executed a Letter of Intent with Post Acute Medical LLC that enables the two health systems to work together to finalize a formal partnership ...

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PITTSBURGH F.N.B. Corp. unveils second quarter earnings F.N.B. Corp. reported earnings for the second quarter of 2018 with net income of $83.2 million, or 26 cents per share. Comparatively, second quarter of 2017 net income totaled $72.4 million, or 22 cents per share and 2018 first quarter ...

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BCHA recognized The Blair County Housing Authority was designated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as a high performer with a Section 8 Management Assessment Program score of 102 percent for its fiscal year ending Dec. 31. The Section 8 housing choice voucher program ...

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LORETTO Saint Francis recognized Based on its excellence in four distinctions — engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community and successful outcomes — Saint Francis University was recently honored as both a “Catholic College of Distinction” and a “College of Distinction” ...

Area businesses honored

Four businesses and one former company will comprise the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018. ARC Federal Credit Union of Altoona, Chicago Rivet & Machine of Tyrone, Fairway Laboratories Inc. of Altoona and P. Joseph Lehman Consulting Engineers of ...

Behind the Desk

Name: Mike Harris Company name: Allegheny Trade Co. Address: 928 Third Ave., Duncansville Telephone number: 695-3131 Position: Co-owner Years with company: 31⁄2 years Family: Wife, Trish; stepson, Kenny; stepdaughter, Sam; and two pitbulls: Cooper and Mello What products or ...

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New hires and promotions Wesley Fix has been named executive chef at Homewood at Martinsburg. Fix brings more than 50 years of experience in the food service industry and is well-known in the area for the restaurants that he has owned and managed: Carriage House Restaurant and Fix’s ...

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Claysburg Wing Fest set at Blue Knob “Rock The Knob & Wing Fest” will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Blue Knob Clubhouse Pavilion. Participants can try wings and vote for their favorite wing sauce to determine the “King Of The Wings.” Rail­Towne will provide music from from 6 ...

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Cresson College earns distinction Mount Aloysius College has been notified that it earned recognized as a “College of Distinction” for the 2018-19 academic year. In addition, the Mount Aloysius Business, Education and Nursing majors have also all been singled out for College of ...

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Alliance Wholesale acquired BELOIT, Wis. —Building products distributor ABC Supply Co. Inc. has acquired the assets of Alliance Wholesale Supply, a distributor of roofing and other exterior building materials, which was founded in 2000. The company has one location at 1581 Solomon Run ...

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Aldi store to reopen Aldi will reopen its renovated Johnstown store at 475 Galleria Drive on Wednesday. The store is part of a $1.9 billion initiative to remodel and expand more than 1,300 Aldi stores nationwide by the end of 2020. The store will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through ...

Zeigler’s Chevy turns 100

CLAYSBURG — People may not know that the founder of today’s Zeigler Chevrolet sold motorcycles before he got into the automobile business. In 1914, Walter A. “W.A.” Zeigler sold Indian motorcycles in Springhope, where he also worked as a blacksmith. In 1918, Zeigler started an ...