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Group aids library, children HUNTINGDON — Mutual Benefit Group and Pennsyl­vania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit program recently provided $90,000 for the Huntingdon Community Center and $30,000 for the Huntingdon County Library. Jennifer Hefkin, who serves as assistant vice ...

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Delinquency rate declines The percentage of mortgages in Altoona delinquent by at least 30 days (including those in foreclosure) in August fell to 5.9 percent compared with 6.4 percent in August 2016, representing a decrease of 0.5 percentage points, according to CoreLogic, a global ...

Chimney Doctor buys Top Hat Chimney Sweeps

Top Hat Chimney Sweeps has a new owner, but customers shouldn’t notice any difference. “We are not going to change anything. We will take what Ray (Johnston) had and make sure they get the same service they got from Ray and try to make it even better. He had a good reputation with his ...

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Safe food course offered Pennsylvania Highlands Community College will offer a one-day ServSafe Certification food-handling course next month. The course will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at the college’s Blair Center in the Logan Valley Mall. The certification is 15 ...

Bedford Candies moving into facility in Osterburg

A Bedford County business continues to grow. Bedford Candies expects to move into its new 10,000-square-foot corporate headquarters here which will also house its manufacturing operations and serve as its distribution center in late March or early April. The $1 million dollar project is ...

Workplace

New hires and promotions Jonathan Porter has been appointed as Vice President of Business Services and General Manager of Enterprise Solutions at AccuWeather. Porter, a member of AccuWeather’s executive team, previously served as Vice President of Innovation and Development. In his new ...

Behind the desk: John P. Niebauer Jr.

Company name: Earthmovers Unlimited Inc. Address: P.O. Box 187, Kylertown Telephone number: 345-6010 Position: President/CEO Years with company: 55 Family: Wife, Diane; six children and 10 grandchildren What products or services does your company provide? Residential, commercial and ...

Appvion to consolidate some of its operations

APPLETON, Wis. — Appvion Inc. will consolidate the majority of the carbonless paper coating and rewinding operations currently performed at its plant in Appleton, Wis., to its integrated pulp and paper mill in Roaring Spring. The company also will relocate the Appleton plant’s sheeting ...

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Hoss’s treating veterans Veterans can eat free from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Hoss’s Steak & Sea House locations. With valid identification, veterans can choose from one of several entrees. Sheetz offers vets free meal Sheetz Inc. will thank veterans and active duty military ...

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Everett UPMC expands stroke services The expansion of stroke services at UPMC Bedford Memorial means someone who has stroke symptoms can be diagnosed and treated in Bedford County before being transferred to a stroke-specialty hospital elsewhere. The Joint Commission recently designated ...

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. Denny’s to treat veterans To celebrate America’s veterans this year, Denny’s invites active, inactive and military personnel on Friday to enjoy a free Build Your Own Grand Slam as a thank you for their service and dedication to the nation. The offer is valid from 5 ...

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Outback to treat veterans The Altoona Outback Steakhouse will offer a free Bloomin’ Onion and a nonalcoholic beverage to all guests with a military ID on Veterans Day. From Nov. 12-16, those with a military ID will receive 20 percent off on their checks. Applebees’s to honor ...

Bella Lucia finds room for growth

When Mary Ann Cook made her first Italian cookie in her Logan Township kitchen in 2009, she had no idea how her business would grow. Bella Lucia Gluten Free Pizzelles, which moved to 726 N. Fourth Ave. in 2013, soon will be tripling its production. After leasing space from Nunzio Rehm, ...

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Awards and honors Joseph P. Ponchione, principal of Ponchione Financial Group Johnstown, has been named a member of the 2017 President’s Council of New York Life Insurance Co. Members of the President’s Council rank in the top five percent of New York Life’s elite sales force of ...

Bankruptcies

The following people have made filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Pittsburgh. Chapter 7 involves selling assets to pay debts. Chapter 13 is a plan to pay debts using income. Chapter 11 involves reorganization to pay off debt. The information is from the Pittsburgh Legal Journal. Filings by ...

Deeds

Blair County Annie Johnston to Benjamin Miller, 301 Orchard Ave., Altoona, $89,000. Sarah Stuver to Jennifer Carrington, property in Allegheny Township, $249,000. Stacy and Jeremy Ritchey to Brian Wagner and Janelle Thayer, 208-212 53rd St., Altoona, $139,900. Hayes Large Properties LP ...

USDA gives funding to local co-ops

Two area cooperatives will receive a chunk of the $2.5 billion that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will invest in rural elec- tric infrastructure improvements to help create jobs and support economic development in 27 states. Bedford Rural Electric Co-op, which provides electric ...

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CLEARFIELD CNB Bank announces winners of calendar contest Twelve winners, including a best of show, were selected for the 2018 CNB wall calendars featuring the theme of Americana. More than 200 entries were received, but one stood out as judge’s best of show, which was awarded to ...

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Pittsburgh Retailers extend fundraising Walmart and Sam’s Club announced fundraising for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, including Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC will continue through Friday. Over the last 30 years, Walmart and Sam’s Club associates, customers ...

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York Rutter’s adds turkey burgers Rutter’s has begun offering their customers turkey burgers at all 68 locations. Turkey burgers are available for all burger options, including Rutter’s famous Route 30 Burgers and Ultimate Burgers. Edward Jones recognized Financial services ...