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Ex-Altoona resident finds her calling

It took Maureen Black some time to figure out her calling — but once she did, she made a major impact on the lives of many children around the world. Black, 73, has two jobs. She is a Distinguished Fellow at RTI International in North Carolina and she is the John A. Scholl and Mary Louise ...

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Superheroes invited to skate Favorite superheroes is the theme for the Jan. 26 public skate at Galatic Ice. To participate, skaters should wear or display some sort of shirt, costume, hat, helmet or other regalia that shows the superhero’s insignia. One winner will be chosen for wearing ...

Bedford attorney Hershey announces bid for judge post

Bedford attorney Brandi Hershey announced her candidacy Monday for common pleas judge. “An effective judge will balance justice with compassion. One thing I’ve learned is that justice is sometimes difficult to attain,” Hershey said. “During my career, I’ve learned that there is ...

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BEDFORD First Thursday Networking Breakfast Series to start The Bedford County Chamber of Commerce is hosting The First Thursday Networking Breakfast Series, a new networking opportunity for 2019. The buffet breakfasts provide a chance for introductions, informal networking and business ...

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Everett Healthy U. Lunch Series begins The Bedford County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Healthy U. Lunch Series from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 25, Feb. 22, March 22 and April 26 at ProCare Fitness Bedford at 125 Willow Grove Drive, Everett. During lunch sessions, attendees will have ...

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DUNCANSVILLE Open house set at business An open house will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the new location of Tony’s Antique and Estate Services, 1225 Third Ave. The business, owned by Tony Scaglione, recently moved from the Meadows Intersection into the former Donnelly’s ...

Passion helps design business

TYRONE — Zack Rackovan is doing what he loves to do. Rackovan recently re-branded a part-time freelance business into Foundry Design Works. The business is based out of his Tyrone home and focuses on branding, graphics and illustrations. “I love the design process, and seeing an idea ...

Blair Companies CEO takes on role with Tyrone paper mill

TYRONE — The pres­ident/CEO of Altoona-based Blair Companies, a diverse group of businesses assembled over the past five decades, has another title. Philip Devorris is the interim president/CEO at American Eagle Paper Mills in Tyrone. Devorris, who has been chairman of the board of ...

Joyce sworn in to US House

U.S. Rep. John Joyce, R-13th District, was sworn in to the U.S. House of Representatives on Thurs­day. In a statement, Joyce said, “One of my first actions upon taking office will be to write the chief administrative officer of the House to withhold my pay during this shutdown. I call on ...

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Award nominations due Nominationg for Blair County Chamber of Commerce awards are due today. The Blair County Chamber’s annual meeting and awards presentation will be Jan. 25 at The Casino at Lakemont Park beginning at 7:30 a.m. A number of individual awards will be presented that ...

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New hires and promotions Dr. Olena MacNichol has joined the Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center medical staff. MacNichol will provide services through Apogee Hospitalists at Conemaugh Memorial, Johnstown. Dr. Emil Dib has joined Conemaugh Physician Group — Obstetrics/Gynecology. Dib, ...

Eateries prepare for New Year’s Eve

Local restaurants are ready for what some call their busiest night of the year — New Year’s Eve. “It is our biggest night of the year by far. We take what we can take; we have to refuse a lot of people. It is great way to end the year and a great way to start off the new year. We have ...

Planning doesn’t have to be intimidating

A business plan is not only important for starting your business, it’s also an indispensable tool for helping you manage and grow your business. Your business plan is your roadmap in operating your company, and it’s essential if you intend to request funding from outside sources. A ...

Griffith Family Foundation

Address: Griffith Family Foundation, P.0. Box 28, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648 Phone: 937-1082 Website: www.sidelinecancer.com Years in existence: Started and founded in 2010 Total # of employees: Six total; one part-time office administrator; and five non-paid student interns. Numerous ...

Peoples rates to rise

Peoples Natural Gas customers will pay more for their gas starting Tuesday. The quarterly adjusted cost recovery rate will increase from $3.95 per thousand cubic feet to $4.84 per mcf through March 31, said Carol Scanlon, Peoples manager of rates and regulations. The average residential ...

Boscov’s to have in-store and online partnership

READING — Boscov’s has announced a new in-store and online partnership with Melissa & Doug, the Con­necti­cut-based toy maker, and its support of the company’s Take Back Child­hood campaign. Melissa & Doug toys are designed to inspire open-ended play, and are beloved by kids ...

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ALSM receives accreditations Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries has been awarded another five-year term of accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities for two of its locations: The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg and The Lutheran Home at Johnstown. This ...

Defiance Metal Products to merge with company

MAYVILLE, Wis. — Mayville Engineering Co. Inc. has acquired Defiance Metal Products, an Ohio-based manufacturer of metal products for the commercial vehicle, agriculture, construction and military industries, through a private stock purchase. As a result of the acquisition, DMP, which has a ...

Passion fuels parts business

The names Tony Branda and Shelby Mustang have been connected for a long time. Branda, 70, who owns Tony D. Branda Shelby and Mustang Parts, 1434 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., said he first became interested in cars at the age of 13 or 14. He has always been interested in Fords. “Dad (Dominic) ...

NS move will not impact local division

NORFOLK, Va. — Norfolk Southern Corp.’s announcement to relocate its headquarters from Norfolk to Atlanta will have no impact in the Altoona area, according to company officials. Norfolk Southern em­ploys about 1,000 workers in the Altoona area with the Juniata Locomotive Shop, track ...