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Hobby shop has new location Shaffer’s Full Steam Ahead Hobby Shop has a new location. The business — a full-service hobby shop offering HO & N scale model trains, remote control planes, cars, trucks, helicopters, quad copters and drones — is now at 630 N. Fourth Ave. The Blair ...

O’Reilly plans get favorable review

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County Planning Commission members Thursday gave a favorable review for O’Reilly Auto Parts to construct a new building in Blair Township. O’Reilly plans to construct a 7,453-square-foot store on a vacant lot along Plank Road near the Hollidaysburg Plaza shopping ...

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Trade show tips offered The Blair County Chamber of Commerce will host an educational workshop offering tips on working a trade show featuring John Moore of Moore Power Sales. The workshop, titled “Nine Neglects that Kill Sales at Trade Shows,” will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sept. ...

Conemaugh Nason cath lab expected to open early 2018

A hospital in Roaring Spring anticipates opening a new cardiac catheterization lab in early 2019 to serve residents in the surrounding areas. Conemaugh Nason Medi­cal Center started the construction of the $3.1 million lab, located in the former Occupational Health space, earlier this month. ...

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MARTINSBURG Park sets appreciation day Morrisons Cove Memorial Park will celebrate one year of being debt free with a Customer Appreciation Day on Sunday with free skating from 1 to 4 p.m., and free bowling and free swimming from 1 to 7p.m. All food and drink items will only be $1. Pulled ...

Groups invited to be part of Blair County Proud

The deadline to submit info is Sept. 10 Blair County businesses, fire and police departments, emergency medical services and nonprofit and social organizations are encouraged to submit information for the Mirror’s Blair County Proud edition, coming Sept. 24. The theme for the edition is ...

DelGrosso’s to host YouthFest

Some of the top names in contemporary Christian music will take the stage at DelGrosso’s Park on Sunday during FrontLine Ministries 20th annual Last Blast of Summer YouthFest. This annual worship service and concert will feature an array of special speakers and performers. Worship service ...

DABC to meet

The Downtown Altoona Business Community will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Border’s Magic Moments Photography Studio, 3618 Fifth Ave., Suite 2. Kendyl Ramsey of The Painted Cavalier will discuss basic social media skills in this presentation. You do not have to be a member of the DABC to ...

Chamber sets opioid workshop

The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Safety Committee will hold an educational workshop on opioids in today’s workplace from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Sept. 12 at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House in Duncansville. The workshop will identify laws that pertain to approval of drugs and their enforcement, ...

Adler’s Market turns 90

PHILIPSBURG — As Adler’s Market celebrates 90 years in business, the company, which has its roots in Altoona, continues to thrive. Adler’s Market was recently recognized during the Philipsburg Heritage Days celebration in July. “The Adlers moved here in the 1950s when they bought ...

Blair County Nonprofit of the Month

Name: Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries (ALSM) Years in existence: 70 years Employees: 520 employees Type of non-profit: Faith-based 501(c)(3) Populations served: We touch the lives of more than 3,000 people each year in eight West Central Pennsylvania counties: Bedford, Blair, Cambria, ...

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New hires and promotions Chad C. Lego of Vinegrove, Ky., has accepted a position in the Department of Veterans Affairs in Louisville, Ky. Lego, who recently passed his Licensed Clinical Social Worker exam, is a graduate of Altoona Area High School. He has a bachelors degree from Penn State ...

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PITTSBURGH UPMC unveils figures UPMC’s strong financial results for the first six months of 2018 are supporting the increasing demand for UPMC in communities beyond the western Pennsylvania region. For the six months ended June 30, UPMC’s operating revenues increased to $9.3 billion, ...

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FLINTON Dollar General opens store Dollar General has opened its newest store at 2535 Glendale Valley Blvd. in Flinton. Dollar General will celebrate the store’s official grand opening at 8 a.m. Saturday with free prizes and special deals. Additionally, the first 50 adult shoppers at ...

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JOHNSTOWN Conemaugh medical center wins national awards Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center recently accepted four national awards for clinical excellence from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. The awards are: Get With the Guidelines – Stroke Gold PLUS ...

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Galactic Ice to partner with Bittner Restaurant Group Galactic Ice Rink, Altoona, and Bittner Restaurant Group, parent company of 12 local Pizza Hut locations, have partnered to offer pizza, pasta and wings to ice hockey players, figure skaters, ice curlers and other Galactic Ice ...

Startup helps others start up

Startup Alleghenies’ first year has been a huge success. The nonprofit organization is on a mission to create the next great startup zone in the Alleghenies. Since launching in June 2017, Startup Alleghenies has registered 211 entrepreneurs, with 142 of them taking the next step of ...

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New hires and promotions Russell Newman has been promoted from assistant to associate professor of English at Penn Highlands Community College. He began his career as a full time faculty member in January 2014. Matthew Sisak has been promoted from assistant to associate professor of ...

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HOLLIDAYSBURG ALSM aids flood victims Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries has been collecting supplies for flood buckets to distribute in Blair County. With flooding wreaking havoc on the local community and being the local representative of the Lutheran Disaster Response, ALSM saw an ...

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Aldi announces expansion Aldi has announced a new product expansion to deliver more of the fresh products customers want most. With an emphasis on fresh, organic and easy-to-prepare options, 20 percent of products in Altoona, Johnstown and surrounding metropolitan area Aldi stores will be ...