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March 22, 2015 New hires and promotions -- Scott A. Magnetti of Duncansville has joined 1st Summit Bank as vice president and senior regional business development officer. more »»


March 20, 2015 JOHNSTOWN Quality Assurance training scheduled at area sites Pennsylvania Highlands Community College has contracted with the Southern Alleghenies Workforce Investment Board and the Southern... more »»

Base distribution rate for Penelec may increase

March 19, 2015 Penelec will likely see an increase in its base distribution rate for the first time since 1986. more »»

ALSM relocates several offices

March 18, 2015 Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries has relocated several of its offices to Altoona. more »»

Local banker to receive lifetime chamber award

March 17, 2015 A veteran of the local banking industry has been selected as the recipient of the Blair County Chamber of Commerce 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award for Business Excellence. more »»

Peoples Gas might lower rates

March 17, 2015 Peoples Natural Gas customers may get a break on their gas prices this fall. more »»


March 17, 2015 Mexican restaurant to open A Don Patron Mexican Grill restaurant soon will open in Plank Road Commons. Don Patron will move into space previously occupied by CiCi’s Pizza, which closed in April 201. more »»


March 17, 2015 Teacups More than 12,000 teacups that can spark in a microwave and potentially cause a fire have been recalled. more »»

Fish frys boosting business

March 15, 2015 While fish dinners and seafood buffets offer tasty meals, the Lenten season provides an economic boost for food distributors, restaurants, grocery stores and the churches and fire companies that hos... more »»


March 15, 2015 New hires and promotions -- Andrew Largent has joined the IT Department of Wessel & Co., Johnstown, as IS Suppor. more »»

Planned layoffs delayed at General Cable plant

March 13, 2015 Planned layoffs at the Altoona General Cable plant have been delayed. In December, the Highland Heights, K. more »»

Resignations gaining popularity

March 11, 2015 WASHINGTON — Quitting your job — all but unheard of during and after the Great Recession — is becoming more common again. That could mean pay raises are coming for more Americans. more »»

Maker of kids’ Tylenol pleads guilty over metal particles

March 11, 2015 PHILADELPHIA — A subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal criminal charge that it sold over-the-counter infant’s and children’s liquid medicine containing metal particles. more »»

Business briefs, March 11

March 11, 2015 LBC alumni sets workshop The Blair County Chamber’s Leadership Blair County Alumni will host a workshop from 7:30 to 9 a.m. March 26 at The Casino at Lakemont Park. more »»


March 10, 2015 Dog day care opens HOLLIDAYSBURG -- AlleyRatz Lit’l Dog Daycare is now open for business at 737 S. Logan Blvd., Hollidaysbur. more »»

Nominations are invited for Mirror’s next ‘20 Under 40’

March 8, 2015 The Mirror is now accepting nominations for its eighth edition of “20 Under 40,” which will recognize 20 deserving community members younger than 40 in the June edition of Blair Living. more »»


March 8, 2015 New hires and promotions -- Brittany Anderson, professor of business and information technology/ accounting; Cathleen Golden, assistant professor of business and information technology; Emily G. more »»

Business briefs, March 6

March 6, 2015 UPMC Bedford Memorial program certified UPMC Bedford Memorial’s cardiovascular rehabilitation program has been certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. more »»

Work at business park should be done by fall

March 5, 2015 CLAYSBURG — Infra­structure work for Blair County’s newest business park is expected to be completed this fall. Sheetz Inc. is expected to be the first tenant of the Martin . more »»

Mirror phone system working

March 5, 2015 Telephone service to the Mirror generally has been restored, although there remain some brief temporary periods where calls cannot get throug. more »»

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