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Low credit score no mortgage barrier

Dear Bruce: My husband and I are ready to downsize and retire. We would like to sell our home for a townhouse or condo. We owe $317,760, and the house has been appraised for more than $475,000. Our problem is, due to our co-signing for college loans and some medical expenses, our credit ...

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Safety workshop planned The Blair County Chamber of Commerce will hold a safety workshop focusing on the legalization of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Dec. 16 at The Casino at Lakemont Park. The format for the program will be a panel discussion featuring Dr. Anthony ...

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Panel to discuss giving back The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Club meeting set for 7:45 a.m. Dec. 8 at The Casino at Lakemont Park will feature a panel discussion. The panel will consist of Stacey Burket from North American Communications, Denny Doll of Reliance Bank, Joe ...

Klesius & Sheedy notes 125th year

As Klesius & Sheedy marks 125 years in business, the company has changed over the years but it continues to be a family-owned business that provides personal service. Today, Klesius & Sheedy specializes in heating, air conditioning and ventilation work as well as commercial ...

Blair County Nonprofit of the Month

Name: Blair County Library System Years in existence: 51 Employees: 35 Type of nonprofit: 501c3 Populations served: Blair County residents Areas of focus: Libraries are finding creative solutions to serve the local needs as we support the basic, informational, civic and social, health ...

Workplace

New hires and promotions -- Ashley A. O’Neil of Bell­wood has joined P. Joseph Lehman Inc., Consulting Engineers, as an accounting assistant. She will assist the accounting department with payroll, accounts payable and receivables. -- Jesse Darlington Jr., a facilities coordinator in ...

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Roaring Spring Wireless Zone participating in annual Toys for Tots drive Wireless Zone is partnering with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in the annual Toys for Tots drive. Customers in Roaring Spring can drop off unwrapped toys, books and games at the Wireless Zone, 300 Spring Plaza, until ...

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Junior Achievement kicks off fundraising campaign Junior Achievement of Blair County recently kicked off its annual fundraising campaign, under the leadership of Donald Devorris, chairman of the board of the Blair Companies. This year’s annual campaign goal — to secure resources to ...

Small businesses ready for Saturday

Locally-owned small businesses will have their day in the spotlight next weekend during Small Business Saturday. Created in 2010 by American Express, Small Business Saturday is held each year the Saturday after Thanksgiving to kick off the holiday shopping season for small retailers. For ...

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New hires and promotions -- Dr. Elizabeth Dunmore has accepted a position as Conemaugh Health System’s Vice President of Medical Affairs. Dunmore will serve as a liaison to the medical staff and health system administration. She is responsible for credentialing, medical education, quality ...

Behind the desk …

Company name: Bright Ideas Childcare and Preschool Addresses and telephone numbers: 1637 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Infant and Toddler Center; 942-4221; and 284 Greenwood Road, Preschool and School-Age Center, 944-1441 Position: Owner Years with company: My husband I purchased the ...

Deeds

Blair County Family Mobile Homes Inc. to Joanne Daversa, property in Antis Township, $23,000. Paul Lindsey and Paul R. Lindsey Sr. to Foot of Ten Real Estate LLC, properties in Allegheny and Juniata Township, $345,000. Samuel and Rhoda Jane Weaver to Chris and Cheryl Bowers, property in ...

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 ...

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Ebensburg Company enters partnership Damin Printing Co. of Ebensburg has announced a strategic partnership with Affinity Connection of State College. Damin Printing is a business marketing and printing company serving the clients in western and central Pennsylvania while Affinity ...

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Cresson Mount Aloysius recognized Mount Aloysius College has been designated a 2017 Military Friendly School by Victory Media. The designation reflects the college’s commitment to helping U.S. service personnel and veterans find academic and career success. Military Friendly accolades ...

Christmas decorating

Don Bowers (left) of the Altoona Parking Authority gets some help from volunteer Jacob Sprankle while installing the holiday wreaths on 12th Avenue street lights. There are about 120 to install, taking three days to complete. Mirror photo by J.D. Cavrich

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DUNCANSVILLE NAC awarded for transparency NAC Inc. has earned an honorable mention in Ragan’s PR Daily 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Awards. The company was recognized for its efforts in organizational transparency. Entries were submitted globally. Judges from the editorial staff ...

Winter safeguards underway

With winter weather right around the corner, local businesses are ready for what Mother Nature may bring their way. “At the end of the previous year, we look at the amount of salt leftover and secure the tonnage we need,” said Jim DeStefano, director of facilities and plant operation at ...

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New hires and promotions Daniel Trinkley of Carrolltown has joined P. Joseph Lehman Inc., Consulting Engineers, as a survey technician with the survey department. Trinkley will do boundary surveys, FEMA/Flood Elevation Surveys, construction stakeouts, right-of-way plans and environmental ...

Behind the desk — Nancy J. Kerns

Address: 905 Union St., Hollidaysburg Telephone number: 695-9031 Position: Owner Years with company: 40 plus. I married into the business. Family: Brothers, Don and Carl Hoover, and stepdaughter, Debbie What products or services does your company provide? We offer breakfast and ...