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Sheetz kicks off Sheetz for the Kidz campaign Sheetz recently kicked off its annual month of in-store fundraising at all of its 589 locations to support Sheetz For the Kidz, an employee-driven charity supporting underprivileged children. Customers have the opportunity to support kids in ...

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JOHNSTOWN JARI sets Lunch & Learn JARI will hold its next Lunch & Learn program from noon to 1:15 p.m. July 18 at JARI Center, 160 JARI Drive. Lindsey Bennett of KIZ Resources LLC will share her expertise on the variety of tax credit programs that may be available to area small ...

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New convenience store coming to Plank Road A new convenience store called Georgies’ is expected to open next week at 100 W. Plank Road, most recently the site of Get Go, a convenience store owned and operated by Giant Eagle. “We made the decision to close our Plank Road GetGo location in ...

Two Roaring Spring businesses in transition

ROARING SPRING — Charlotte’s Trove, 819 E. Main St., soon will be under a new owner, new name and new location. Business founder/owner Charlene Dodson and her husband plan to soon move to the Asheville, N.C., area. Emily McCarty, who has worked for Dodson for a few years will become the ...

Sheetz asst. managers win settlement

More than 700 Sheetz assistant managers will receive payments averaging $1,619 under a settlement of an overtime lawsuit, Pennlive.com reported citing court filings. U.S. Middle District Judge John E. Jones III approved the $1.8 million settlement on Wednesday. William Cambridge of Tyrone ...

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ROARING SPRING Conemaugh Nason switches to standardized codes Conemaugh Nason Medical Center is participating in a nationwide effort to standardize health care emergency codes. All hospitals in the Conemaugh Health System will switch to standardized plain language codes effective Monday. ...

New fund created to aid region startup companies

A new fund has been created to help startup companies in the region. More than 20 accredited-investor members from the business community have joined together to pool capital resources and business connections under the umbrella of the Alleghenies Angel Fund LLC, a new Pennsylvania limited ...

Chamber set to honor Kaup

Rex Kaup was driving down the highway when his cellphone rang. It was Blair County Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Joe Hurd calling to tell him he had been selected as the 18th recipient of the Chamber’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Business Excellence. Kaup, a lead partner at Young, ...

EMG Brands to reveal new business venture

TYRONE — EMG Brands will officially announce the launch of a new national business venture during a grand opening of EMG’s newly renovated offices from 5 to 7 p.m. June 27 at 1010-1014 Pennsylvania Ave. After a short time, InspectionGo, the creation of EMG CEO John Russell and Chad Hett, ...

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Hazardous waste collection set The Intermunicipal Relations Committee will host the annual household hazardous waste collection from noon to 5 p.m. July 12 and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 13 at Peoples Natural Gas Field. The charge is $15 per car trunk-load with an additional charge of 50 cents ...

Police: City man sought sex, pictures from minors

An Altoona man sentenced in March to state prison for child pornography now faces charges he solicited sex and pictures from a 16-year-old girl and a 12-year-old girl. Ronald L. Holley, 30, was arraigned by video Friday on a list of sex charges including criminal solicitation, promoting ...

Chamber honors 25th leadership class

Graduation ceremonies for the Leadership Blair County Class of 2019 were held June 13 at Park Hills Golf Club. This year’s 20 members bring the total number of people who have completed the program, sponsored by the Blair County Chamber of Commerce, to 591. This is the program’s 25th ...

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Primanti Bros. to honor dads on Sunday Dads are invited to celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday at their neighborhood Primanti Bros. Restaurant and Bar and enjoy a free sandwich. The “Already Famous” Dads Eat Free promotion is available at the Altoona and State College ...

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HUNTINGDON FSA sets reporting dates U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Executive Director Melissa Webreck in Huntingdon County said that producers who file accurate and timely reports for all crops and land uses, including failed acreage, can prevent the potential loss of FSA ...

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JOHNSTOWN Conemaugh gets ‘A’ rating Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center has earned its third consecutive ‘A’ rating for its efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. The recognition is from The Leapfrog Group, a Washington, ...

Ritchey’s approved for loan

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority has approved a low-interest loan for Ritchey’s Dairy in Martins­burg for an expansion project Sen. Judy Ward, R-Blair, and Rep. Jim Gregory, R-Hollidaysburg, said Ritchey’s Dairy Inc. was approved for a $762,550, 10-year loan ...

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TYRONE Chamber sets breakfast club The Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce has rescheduled its breakfast club meeting to 7:30 a.m. June 20 at the Bull Pen Restaurant. Don Clippinger, a chamber member and Blair County coordinator for Fair Districts Pa., will talk about gerrymandering. The cost ...

South Hills closing Lewistown Campus

From Mirror staff reports The Lewistown Campus of South Hills School of Business & Technology will close at the end of August. In a release, the school said the board made the decision, citing financial challenges because of changes in demographics and operational costs in recent ...

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HUNTINGDON J.C. Blair joins Penn Highlands Heathcare The Huntingdon-based J.C. Blair Health System has officially joined Penn Highlands Healthcare, effective June 1, following recent regulatory reviews and approvals. J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, a 71-bed, nonprofit community hospital, ...

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TYRONE Business after hours set The Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce will hold Business After Hours from 5 to 7 p.m. June 27 at EMG Brands, 1014 Pennsylvania Ave. For more information or to register, email rose@tyronechamber.com or call 684-0736. TYRONE Goodwill location to open Goodwill ...