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January 11, 2015 New hires and promotions -- Dr. Douglas Barnas, a native of Portage, has joined the Conemaugh Physician Group OB/GYN. more »»

Bacon creating Tyrone job growth

January 9, 2015 TYRONE — The growing popularity of all-natural bacon has again led to an increase in jobs at the Kunzler and Co. Inc. plant in Tyrone. “We added six full-time people this week. more »»

Honda fined $70M for not reporting deaths, injuries

January 9, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Thursday it is fining Honda $70 million — the largest civil penalty levied against an automaker — for not reporting to regulators some 1,729 complaints tha... more »»

Open house scheduled for pipeline project

January 7, 2015 Plans for building an east-to-west natural gas pipeline through several Blair County municipalities will be up for review Thursday night. more »»

Norfolk Southern thinking green with emissions-friendly locomotive

January 7, 2015 Norfolk Southern has released its first emissions-friendly locomotives funded by the federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program for testing from its Juniata Locomotive Shop. more »»

Local home prices dip

January 7, 2015 IRVINE, Calif. — Home prices in Altoona, including distressed sales, declined by 0.1 percent in November compared to November 2013, data from CoreLogic shows. more »»

Church to conduct police support rally

January 2, 2015 The Faith Baptist Church of Altoona, Fourth Avenue and 40th Street, will conduct a community rally supporting the police at 7 p.m. Jan. 15 in its sanctuary. The public is invited to attend. The Re. more »»


January 2, 2015 Foreclosure rates decrease Foreclosure rates in Altoona decreased in October over the same period last year, according to newly released data from CoreLogic. more »»

Dining out a New Year’s tradition

December 28, 2014 Local restaurants are gearing up for one of their busiest nights of the year — New Year’s Eve. more »»


December 27, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Ken Geary of Johnstown has been appointed executive director of the American Red Cross, serving Cambria, Somerset, Jefferson, Clearfield, Blair, Bedford and Huntingdon... more »»

Drones a popular holiday gift

December 24, 2014 NEW YORK — Santa’s sleigh isn’t the only thing flying this holiday season. more »»

Christmas lean for casino workers

December 24, 2014 ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — One got her Christmas dinner handed to her a week in advance in foil containers from a union food bank. more »»

Business briefs, Dec. 23

December 24, 2014 huntingdon Juniata College recognized Juniata College rose two slots in the final major higher education poll by placing 79th in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranking for “Best Values in Private... more »»


December 24, 2014 Kids hoodies Ski-Doo or Can-Am hooded sweatshirts in 14 styles for boys and girls are being recalled. They were sold at BRP dealerships nationwide and online at and more »»

Auto sales best in 13 years

December 21, 2014 Local auto dealers hope end-of-the-year sales finish strong after the best November since 2001. According to Autodata, total industry sales for the month were up 4.6 percent to slightly more than . more »»


December 21, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Dave Chandler and Shawn Leslie have joined Keystone Environ­men­tal Health and Safety Services Inc., Hollidays­burg, as senior project managers. more »»

Phoenicia sale approved in federal court

December 19, 2014 JOHNSTOWN — A U.S. bankruptcy court judge Thursday approved the sale of the building that once housed the Phoenicia Mediterranean Restaurant. Judge Jeffrey A. more »»


December 19, 2014 STATE COLLEGE OurFleet wins business concept competition Ben Franklin TechCelerator at State College recently awarded startup company OurFleet $10,000 for winning its business concept competition. more »»

Shenk & Tittle decides to close all locations

December 18, 2014 Shenk & Tittle has decided to close all of its stores including one in the Logan Valley Mall. The New Freedom, Pa. more »»

Phoenicia building sale considered

December 18, 2014 JOHNSTOWN — A hearing will be held at 10 a.m. today in U.S. more »»

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