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Blair County Chamber plans Down on the Farm The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Farm-City Committee will hold its annual Down on the Farm from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at Penn England Farm, 10341 Fox Run Road, Williamsburg. Down on the Farm features an all-you-can-eat pig roast, hay wagon ...

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Keller Engineers set for HOF induction Editor’s note: This is the first in a series on businesses that will be inducted into the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame on Oct. 16 at the Blair County Convention Center. HOLLIDAYSBURG — Joseph Keller admits he didn’t ...

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JOHNSTOWN Conemaugh certified Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center has earned Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission. The certification program recognizes Joint Commission-accredited hospitals committed to achieving integrated, coordinated and patient-centered care for ...

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Johnstown 1st Summit Bank recognized 1st Summit Bank has been named one of the Best Banks to Work For in 2017, the fourth consecutive year it was bestowed the honor. The Best Banks to Work For program, which was initiated in 2013 by American Banker and Best Companies Group, identifies, ...

DBB completes Md. acquisition

Doing Better Business, a regional provider of office technology, document management, imaging, corporate communications and hosted IT services based in Altoona, has completed the strategic acquisition of Word Processing Services Inc. based in Hagerstown, Md. This acquisition is the completion ...

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New hires and promotions Dr. Amy Swindell recently assumed the position of Eastern Region Medical Director for Family Hospice and Palliative Care, Part of UPMC Home Nursing Agency. Swindell, who has served as lead medical director since 2015, will oversee all hospice team physicians in the ...

Behind the desk: Rodney and Cathie Dibert

Company name: Dibert Construction Address: 747 Buttermilk Hollow Road, Claysburg Telephone number: 239-8519 or 327-1727 Position: Rodney, owner, and Cathie, office manager Years with company: 32 years for Rodney and 14 for Cathie Family: Son, Jordan Dibert, and son-in-law, Devon ...

Deeds

Blair County Thomas and Shelley Claycomb to Nathanael and Jennifer Fridgen, Williams St., Roaring Spring and Taylor Township, $155,000. Gerald Snyder to Trevor Beiswenger and Hilary Whitsel, 3794 Kettle Road, Tyrone Township, $125,000. Donald Bookhammer to Michael Burns and Crystal ...

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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Hoss’s aids hurricane victims DUNCANSVILLE — Hoss’s Steak & Sea House and sister company, Marzoni’s Brick Oven and Brewing Co., are collecting and matching individual monetary donations to help aid those affected by Hurricane Harvey. All Hoss’s and Marzoni’s restaurants ...

Holiday Towne Center sold

DUNCANSVILLE — The Holliday Towne Center shopping center has been sold. The 83,122-square foot community shopping center at 221 Glimcher Drive has been sold by RPAI to Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Equity Investment Group, according to CBRE — the world’s largest commercial real estate ...

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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 ...

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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 ...