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Altoona home prices drop Home prices in Altoona, including distressed sales, declined by 4.7 percent in July compared with July 2016. On a month-over-month basis, home prices, including distressed sales, increased by 0.5 percent in July compared with June, according to CoreLogic, a leading ...

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Judge to speak at breakfast The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Club will meet at 7:45 a.m. Sept. 14 at The Casino at Lakemont Park. Blair County Judge Jolene Kopriva will be the guest speaker. Her presentation, “Reflections and the Challenges Ahead,” will talk about her ...

Workplace

New hires and promotions Dr. Amy Ketcham Hwang, a board-certified otolaryngologist with fellowship training in clinical neurotology, medical and surgical treatment of the ear, hearing and balance systems has joined Conemaugh Health System. Hwang is joining Ear, Nose and Throats Associates ...

Behind the Desk: Rachel DiAndrea

Company name: DiAndrea Media Address: 2431 Sixth Ave., Altoona Telephone number: 944-5678 Website: DiAndreaMedia.com Position: Vice president, customer services Years with company: Five Family: Husband, J.R. DiAndrea, and son, Dante DiAndrea. Dogs, Babette and Bling, and horse, Annie ...

Deeds

Blair County Maureen Teague and Carl Elliott to Bradley Dick, Cherry Street, Roaring Spring, $81,500. William Trippler to TLC Properties Inc., property in Logan Township, $100,000. Roselyn McCartney to James H. Sr. and Pauline Bowser, 2804 Broadway, Altoona, $100,000. Victor Z. III and ...

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 ...

Penelec decreasing rates

Customers who use Penelec as their power generation supplier will be paying less for their electricity beginning Friday. The residential rate for electricity will decrease from 6.19 cents per kilowatt hour to 5.38 cents per kwh, said spokesman Scott Surgeoner of FirstEnergy Corp., Penelec’s ...

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STATE COLLEGE Kish Bank to acquire BMG Officials of Kish Bank will acquire the assets and practice of Benefit Management Group Inc. Kish is a $750 million regional community bank with 14 offices in Mifflin, Centre and Huntingdon counties. BMG, which commenced business in 1991, is an ...

Sale finalized for US Sports building in Huntingdon

HUNTINGDON — The sale of the former U.S. Sports building on Fairgrounds Road has been finalized. Struck Properties LLC of Lancaster, which will lease the building to K&L Plating Inc., has purchased the 142,000-square-foot building from the Ben Wunsch Family Trust LLC. The Wunsch ...

Kono Pizza to be sold at PSU games

Kono Pizza USA will begin selling at football games at Penn State’s Beaver Stadium. Kono’s unique cone-shaped pizza makes it easy for customers to enjoy a flavorful meal while attending events or on the go. “Our cones were created to provide consumers with authentic Italian pizza ...

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STATE COLLEGE Sheetz to open new store Sheetz Inc. will open a new store with a beer cave at 10 a.m. Thursday at 223 Colonnade Blvd. This new location will welcome customers by offering free self-serve coffee and soda for a limited time. During the store’s grand-opening ceremony, ...

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CBT Bank office now open CBT Bank has opened a new full-service banking office at 3305 Sixth Ave. This marks CBT’s 13th community office location in Blair County. The Altoona office employs a staff of six, including a business banking officer. The full-service office offers personal ...

Altitude Entertainment, Curve partner for concert

The Altoona Curve have partnered with Altitude Entertainment to handle the planning and promotion of the upcoming 20th Anniversary Kick-Off Concert, presented by Sheetz, featuring Sawyer Brown and Phil Vassar, the club announced. The concert will take place at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at Peoples ...

Conemaugh MRI receives three-year accreditation

JOHNSTOWN -- Conemaugh Advanced Imaging MRI, a department of Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, received a three-year renewal of Accreditation by the American College of Radiology for Breast MRI. ACR accreditation shows that Breast MRI at Conemaugh Advanced Imaging is committed to exceeding ...

Pierce Hall transformation at Mount Aloysius continues

CRESSON -- Work continues to transform Pierce Hall into the Mount Aloysius Learning Center for Health Science and Technology. Steel is up and the roof is taking shape on the project, which will add nearly 20,000 square feet of new space and completely renovate the existing 26,000 square feet, ...

Retail sales in like a lion

STATE COLLEGE — With Penn State’s football season opener less than two weeks away, local merchants are reaping the benefits of what is expected to be a great season for the Nittany Lions. “We have seen a tremendous amount of enthusiasm for the upcoming season. Everyone is excited to see ...

Workplace

New hires and promotions -- Daniel Fleck recently joined Stiffler McGraw as a GIS specialist. Fleck, who recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography- Geographic Information Science from Penn State, will be responsible for the collection, management, integrity and ...

Behind the desk

Company name: D Peterman Auto Repair & Sales Address: 1408-14 N. Fourth Ave., Altoona Telephone number: 943-7711 for auto repair and 943-6177 for auto sales Position: Owner Years with company: 44 Family: Wife, Carol, and sister, Barbara What products or services does your company ...

Boutique a break from ‘cookie-cutter’ retailers

All the merchandise in Fox Hollow Boutique on the 1300 block of 11th Avenue downtown could fit in one corner of the women’s fashion section of Walmart. That doesn’t trouble owner Jessica Henri, whose aim is not quantity, but a particular kind of quality. Boutiques like hers exist to ...

School spending to rise

WASHINGTON – With back-to-school shopping in full swing, the National Retail Federation is predicting a significant increase in spending compared to last year. According to the NRF’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights and Analytics, total spending for school and college combined ...