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Auto dealer selling used bicycles

CLAYSBURG — It may be difficult to find a new bicycle these days, but a Claysburg auto dealer has lots of used bicycles for sale. Barry and Cindy Weyandt of B&C Auto Sales on Dunnings Highway have sold about 90 bikes in the last two months. “We had about 160 bikes that we wanted to ...

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HESSTON Friends to receive boat The Friends of Raystown Lake, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting and preserving the natural and recreational resources of Raystown Lake, will receive a 2017 Sweetwater Pontoon Boat from Energy Transfer upon the recent completion of its pipeline construction ...

Behind the Desk: Mark and Kara Glova

Address: 1145 Plank Road, Duncansville Telephone number: 695-6609 Position: Owners Years with company: Four Family: Daughter, Mila, 4; and  son, Maddox, 2 What products or services does your company provide? At our store location, we provide chemicals, parts, accessories, professional ...

Dessert reinvents wine and dine

ASHVILLE — Woody Lodge Winery continues to grow. The winery, owned by Margie Keller and her son, John Gailey Jr., on Route 36 just south of Ashville, is now selling wine ice cream. Woody Lodge is believed to be the first company in Pennsylvania to distribute wine ice cream, said Jennifer ...

Sheetz breaks ground on Columbus area stores

Altoona-based Sheetz Inc. is expanding into the Columbus, Ohio, area. Sheetz recently broke ground on its first two areas in Columbus — Obetz and Delaware. These are the first of more than a dozen Sheetz locations planned to open between April 2021 and December 2021 in Columbus. ...

CaptiveAire expanding its facilities in Bedford

BEDFORD — CaptiveAire, a national manufacturer of commercial kitchen ventilation systems and an emerging manufacturer of commercial HVAC equipment, is expanding its Bedford plant to include an additional facility. The new building will be located adjacent to the existing plant and will ...

Blair CARES attracts applicants

HOLLIDAYSBURG —More than 150 applications have been filed for grants that Blair County is making available to small businesses and tourism and non-profit agencies with COVID-19 expenses and losses, leaders said Tuesday. In July, commissioners assigned $5 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief ...

Gardners helps schools with fundraising efforts

TYRONE ­— Gardners Candies is taking an extra step to help schools and other organizations with their fundraising efforts. The Tyrone-based company this week unveiled a new online program to help those struggling as a result of Coronavirus pandemic. “It is a 100 percent online program ...

Eateries welcome easing of rules

Despite state COVID-19 regulations that have allowed limited indoor dining in restaurants since June, Finelli’s Italian Villa has remained closed to indoor service from the pandemic’s beginnings in March, but the state’s latest rules revision has inspired owner Frank Finelli to ...

Langerholc bill seeks expanded broadband access

The state Senate has unanimously approved legislation sponsored by Sen. Wayne Langerholc Jr., R-Cambria, that would establish a grant program to extend deployment of broadband services in underserved areas of the state. Langerholc said that access to broadband has become even more crucial ...

Wolf eases dining rules

Pennsylvania restaurants will be allowed to seat more patrons inside after Gov. Tom Wolf announced Tuesday he is relaxing restrictions on indoor dining, providing some relief to an industry that’s been hit hard by the coronavirus crisis. Restaurants may increase indoor occupancy from 25% to ...

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Boscov’s to aid non-profits Boscov’s hopes to donate $1 million to nonprofit organizations with its 24th “Friends Helping Friends” event. For each of the past 23 years, the event has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for local nonprofit organizations. The event will ...

Making a comeback

STATE COLLEGE — For 14 years, Lila Yoga has been a staple in a State College downtown usually teeming with people. But its bright orange and yellow handcrafted sign on Beaver Avenue came down recently. It’s among nine businesses in the shadow of Pennsylvania State University’s flagship ...

Behind the Desk: Craig Clark

Address: 1331 12th Ave., Suite 300 Telephone number: 201-2751 Position: Executive director and co-owner Years with company: Five Family: Three daughters; and wife of 28 years What products or services does your company provide? Mental and behavioral health counseling Who are your ...

Portage hemp farm dreaming big

PORTAGE — The owners of Innovative Extracts LLC (www.ie-cbd.com) have big dreams. “We want to be the hometown company everyone knows, like Sheetz. We want people to know us nationally. I think it is a realistic goal, but it will take a few years,” said Andy Golden, who founded the ...

2020 Leadership Blair County class named

Graduation ceremonies for the Leadership Blair County Class of 2020 were held Sept. 2 at The Casino at Lakemont Park. This year’s 19 members bring the total number of people who have completed the program, sponsored by the Blair County Chamber of Commerce, to 610. This is the program’s ...

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Chamber sets practices forum Among the groups hit hardest by COVID-19 is Blair County’s nonprofit community. Many nonprofits were unable to continue operating and the resources to fund them practically dried-up. To discuss ways that these essential businesses can get back on their feet, ...

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CARLISLE Giant to donate meals The Giant Co. has announced a monthlong effort in honor of Hunger Action Month to help local food banks and pantries provide meals to families in need, a number that has grown significantly over the past few months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout ...

Penelec rates to increase

Customers who use Penelec as their power generation supplier are paying slightly more for their electricity. Effective Tuesday, the residential rate for electricity increased from 5.53 cents per kilowatt hour to 5.6 cents, said spokesman Todd Meyers of FirstEnergy Corp., Penelec’s parent ...

PNG proposes sharing portion of tax benefits

PITTSBURGH — Peoples Natural Gas Co. has filed a petition with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission which proposes to share a portion of the benefits resulting from a change to income taxes Peoples incurs under the Internal Revenue Code. Peoples has proposed to use 40 percent of the ...