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Trade Secrets opens Trade Secrets is open for business at 1223 13th Ave., Altoona. Owned by Andrew and Stephanie Hite, Trade Secrets specializes in natural body care products. Some of those products include bath bars, bath bombs, whipped body butters, body lotions, all-natural deodorant, lip ...

F.N.B. Corp. reports first quarter earnings

F.N.B. Corp. reported earnings for the first quarter of 2017 with net income available to common stockholders of $21 million, or 9 cents per diluted common share, including 15 cents of merger-related expense and one cent of merger-related net securities gains. Comparatively, fourth quarter ...

Northwest earnings down

Northwest Bancshares Inc. announced net income for the first quarter of $17.7 million, or 17 cents per share. This represents a decrease of $238,000 compared with the same quarter last year when net income was $18 million or 18 cents per share. The company’s directors declared a quarterly ...

Rutter’s store under construction

DUNCANSVILLE — Work is under way for a new convenience store in Allegheny Township. York-based Rutter’s Farm Stores plans to open a 7,843-square-foot store on a 5.9-acre parcel across Plank Road from the area housing Hoss’s Steak and Sea House and Marzoni’s in mid-summer, said Derek ...

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WINDBER Spangler Subaru donates Subaru of America Inc. and Spangler Subaru recently presented a check for $7,658 to the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center at Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber. The JMBCC was chosen as a beneficiary in the 2016 Subaru Share the Love event. SEVEN ...

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CLEARFIELD Area bank involved in merger CBT Financial Corp. of Clearfield and Riverview Financial Corp. of Harrisburg have executed an agreement and plan of merger under which CBT will merge into Riverview in a transaction valued at about $50 million. The merger will form a combined ...

Survey says: Revenues to rise

A nationwide survey of small business owners indicates 59 percent of them expect to see increased revenues in 2017. Nearly 49 percent of small business owners also plan to spend more on marketing and advertising, according to a new survey from Clutch, a leading B2B ratings and reviews ...

Workplace

New hires and promotions -- Jerry Hudson has become the newest member of the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central & Northern PA team. Hudson will serve as the primary point of contact for tech-entrepreneurs who need startup funding as well as those who need business mentoring ...

Behind the desk

Company name: Classic Travel Address: 215 Allegheny St., Suite 102, Hollidaysburg Telephone number: 696-3558 Email: janet@classictravelpa.com Position: Travel consultant Years with company: 10 years with Classic, 25 years in the travel industry Family: Single What products or ...

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Kerr at new location Kerr Kreations Floral & Gift Shoppe has moved to a new location at 1417-1419 11th Ave. in downtown Altoona. Kerr Kreations, previously located at 1816 Sixth Ave., is a full-service florist offering unique floral designs for weddings, funerals, events and everyday ...

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Mount Aloysius recognized CRESSON — The Mount Aloysius College Nursing Division was notified that its Online RN to BSN program has been ranked 28th in the country by RNtoBSN.org. Citing convenience, freedom and the variety of learning formats offered to students, RNtoBSN.org noted that ...

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Saint Francis recognized LORETTO — Saint Francis University has been ranked No. 50 in the nation by GreatValueColleges.net in its top “Online Christian Colleges and Universities” from 2016. Schools were ranked by a number of sources including the National Center for Education ...

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The board of directors executive committee of F.N.B. Corp. declared a quarterly cash dividend of $18.13 per share on F.N.B. Corp.’s Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series E. The dividend is payable May 15 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on April ...

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The Southern Allegheny Establishing Farmer Study Circle Network will host “Joining a Grower Cooperative at 6 p.m. April 19 at Friends Farm in Williamsburg. Discussion points will include the process of joining and the successes and challenges of marketing produce through a wholesale ...

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In Altoona, 6.7 percent of mortgages were delinquent by at least 30 days (including those in foreclosure) in January compared with 7.4 percent a year earlier, representing a decrease of 0.7 percentage points. Altoona mortgages in serious delinquency (90-plus days past due) totaled 2.7 percent ...

Meteorologist Burton to join WTAJ mornings

Former WJAC-TV meteorologist Jim Burton will join “WTAJ News This Morning” starting Monday. K.C. Kantz, Colleen Nelson and meteorologist Christy Shields will remain with the weekday program, making Burton the show’s second meteorologist, WTAJ-TV Vice President and General Manager Phil ...

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Customers and associates at Giant Food Stores and Martin’s Food Markets donated $631,473 during the annual, in-store Bag Hunger campaign held in February and March in all stores to support local and regional food banks in four states. According to partner food banks, $1 is the equivalent of ...

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Simington Cleaners — formerly known as the Old West Wash House — at 217 Union Ave. — has expanded and now offers dry cleaning, as well. The dropoff laundry area has been expanded by 1,760 square feet into the former GIG Music Box location. Simington Cleaners now offers in house ECO ...

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Payless closing area store in Plank Road Commons Payless ShoeSource is closing its store in Plank Road Commons as part of its recent bankruptcy filing. The store in the Logan Valley Mall will remain open, according to a list from the company. Statewide, 11 stores are closing, part of the 400 ...

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PITTSBURGH UPMC launches new app UPMC Health Plan recently launched the new smartphone-enabled UPMC AnywhereCare app that allows patients to receive care from emergency room professionals 24 hours a day and with reduced copays from the comfort of their own home or office. Using the video ...