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NORTHUMBERLAND North Shore Railroad honored at Convention The North Shore Railroad was recognized at the Norfolk Southern Short Line Convention in Norfolk, Va., as “Short Line of the Year.” This award was accompanied by two NS 2502 Business Initiative Awards for NSHR’s Lycoming Valley ...

McCarl to be honored as person of the year

A local businessman will be honored as the 2017 Person of the Year by the Blair Bedford Central Labor Council. Shawn P. McCarl, president and CEO of S.P. McCarl and Co. Inc., will be honored Sept. 14 at the 37th Annual Person of the Year Awards Dinner at the Bavarian Hall in Altoona. McCarl ...

Success for pastry chef from Barnesboro puts icing on the cake

Paul Berendt remembers a night several years ago when he came home from a high school football game at Ellwood City High school, where he was the band director. “My wife had gone to bed. I was scanning around the TV in bed, it was 2 or 3 o’clock in the morning, then the Food Network came ...

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pittsburgh F.N.B. Corp. announces quarterly cash dividend The board of directors of F.N.B. Corp. declared a quarterly cash dividend of 12 cents per share on F.N.B. Corp.’s common stock. The dividend is payable on June 15 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on June ...

Women charged for meth lab

Riddlesburg - State police have charged two Bedford County women with operating a methamphetamine lab in Broad Top Township, according to a news release issued Thursday. State police at Bedford said they charged Starla R. Knechtel, 31, and Lisa M. Pounds, 35, both of Riddlesburg, with a series ...

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Railroad recognized The North Shore Railroad Co. has been named Railway Age 2017 Short Line Railroad of the Year and was selected to receive a 2017 American Short Line and Regional Railroad Marketing Award. The railroad will be honored June 2 at a ceremony in Northumberland. North Shore ...

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JARI sets Lunch & Learn JOHNSTOWN — JARI will hold its next Lunch & Learn program from noon to 1:15 p.m May 23 at JARI Center, 160 Jari Drive. Shelley Johansson, communications specialist with Prime Design Solutions, will discuss how to choose the right social media channels, ...

Foley: Today’s youth need variety of job skills

The president of Mount Aloysius College said today’s young people need to be prepared to handle numerous jobs during their lifetime. “Back when I was Secretary of Labor and Industry (1991-94), the average person was expected to have four to five jobs in their lifetime — as opposed to the ...

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STATE COLLEGE D3 Express launched AccuWeather launched AccuWeather D3 Express, powered by Microsoft Azure, at the Microsoft Build Developer Conference in Seattle, Wash. The AccuWeather D3 Express platform places business decision makers and developers at the center of accurate ...

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Wisconsin Appvion income drops APPLETON — Appvion recorded first-quarter operating income of $6.6 million compared with operating income of $9.6 million for first quarter 2016. A reduction in prices and shipment volumes for the company’s paper products, primarily caused by the ...

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Chamber event at Epworth The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. May 25 at Epworth Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center. The event will be held at the personal care facility at 925 S. Lincoln Ave., Tyrone. Cost to attend is $10 per chamber member ...

Architectural firm opens a new office

From Mirror staff reports DUNCANSVILLE — JW Design, a Royal Oak, Mich.-based architectural and interior design firm specializing in health care, senior lifestyle and educational facilities, has opened a new office in Duncansville, with four full-time staff members and several projects ...

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JOHNSTOWN JARI sets Lunch & Learn The next JARI Lunch & Learn will be held from noon to 1:15 p.m. May 16 at JARI Center, 160 Jari Drive, Johnstown. Lynn Rovan of Barnes Saly & Co.,will present information on payroll taxes and deductions, what forms are needed when ...

Planning to spend big on Mom?

Mother’s Day will be bigger and better this year. Con­sumers say they will spend more than ever on Mother’s Day this year, according to the National Retail Federa­tion’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics. Mother’s Day shoppers are expected to spend an ...

Workplace

New hires and promotions -- Tanya Kindel, a licensed clinical psychologist, has joined Cone­maugh Memorial Medical Center. Kindel assists Conemaugh’s bariatrics team by providing on-site support for individuals pursuing weight loss surgery options. In addition to bariatrics, Kindel ...

Behind the desk

Company name: Shear Angels Address: 1806 N. Juniata St., Hollidaysburg Telephone number: 693-1400 Position: Owner/stylist Years with company: We have been at our current location for almost two years. I have been a stylist for 14 years. Family: I have the most amazing and supportive ...

Hometown Bank building 3rd location

CLAYSBURG — Hometown Bank of Pennsylvania is expanding into Blair County. The bank, which opened offices in Everett and Bedford in 2007, plans to open a third location in Claysburg along Old Route 220 this summer. “We hope to be open barring any construction problems by August,” said ...

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STATE COLLEGE Workshop set for women New Leaf Initiative will hold a free workshop for women and their allies, designed to encourage and promote women leadership in all public spheres at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the New Leaf office on the third floor of the State College Municipal Building, ...

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UPMC Altoona sets tour of new building UPMC Altoona will host public tours of the new UPMC Altoona Logan Medical Building, 800 S. Logan Blvd., from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Logan Medical Building is a comprehensive, conveniently located outpatient facility that meets patients’ desire for a ...

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HUNTINGDON Juniata College recognized Juniata College was rated 11th out of 30 major colleges and universities with superior study abroad programs by Great Value Colleges, which recently published the 2017-18 poll on its website. Great Value Colleges developed its ranking by listing 100 ...