Local Business

Blair County Nonprofit of the Month

Name of nonprofit: Day One of Greater Altoona Years in existence: Formerly known as New Day of Altoona, we have been serving Blair County since 1989. In 2014, after a restructuring that would close New Day’s Altoona office, in an effort to keep the ministry going, we became independent and ...

Blair County Nonprofit of the Month

Name of nonprofit: Day One of Greater Altoona Years in existence: Formerly known as New Day of Altoona, we have been serving Blair County since 1989. In 2014, after a restructuring that would close New Day’s Altoona office, in an effort to keep the ministry going, we became independent and ...

Workplace

Awards and honors Todd Russell, a Hollidaysburg Area School District teacher, recently received an Educational Leader Award for his outstanding community service by the Pennsylvania State Education Association. Russell teaches chemistry and biology at Hollidaysburg Junior High School, and ...

Workplace

Awards and honors -- Todd Russell, a Hollidaysburg Area School District teacher, recently received an Educational Leader Award for his outstanding community service by the Pennsylvania State Education Association. Russell teaches chemistry and biology at Hollidaysburg Junior High School, ...

Deeds

Blair County William Adams to Josh Romine, 2005 Fourth Ave., Altoona, $19,400. Michael Schulte to Sharon Moore, 435 W. 15th St., Tyrone, $105,000. Michael and Betty Jo Workman to Nicholas and Amber Metcalfe, property in Greenfield Township, $92,500. William Engelman to Michael Schulte, ...

Bankruptcies

The following people have made filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Pittsburgh. Chapter 7 involves selling assets to pay debts. Chapter 13 is a plan to pay debts using income. Chapter 11 involves reorganization to pay off debt. The information is from the Pittsburgh Legal Journal. Filings by ...

Southern Airways moves D.C.-area hub to BWI

From Mirror staff reports JOHNSTOWN — Southern Airways, which in December began daily service connecting Johnstown to Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C., will move its D.C.-area hub from IAD-Washington/Dulles to BWI Baltimore/Washington beginning July 17. The move is aimed to capitalize on ...

Briefcase

Mortgage delinquencies down A report from CoreLogic, a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, shows that in Altoona, 5.4 percent of mortgages were delinquent by at least 30 days (including those in foreclosure) in March compared with 5.9 percent in ...

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YTI to host LAN party Students and staff of the Computer Systems Technician program at YTI Career Institute Altoona will host a LAN party from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday. A LAN party is a gathering of people with computers and game consoles, connected through a local area network, in order ...

Business Briefcase

YTI to host day for MA’s Prospective students and members of the general public are invited to be a medical assistant student for a day from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at YTI Career Institute in Altoona. Attendees will have a chance to learn about the medical assistant program and participate ...

Blair County Chamber to honor Sickler with its Lifetime Achievement Award

By Walt Frank wfrank@altoonamirror.com TYRONE — Perhaps Samuel Hayes Jr. put it best. “When Webster was trying to define good citizen, he used Harry Sickler as the model. When something good is going on in the community, you can expect Harry Sickler to be there,” said longtime ...

Young professionals ‘critical’ to community

Young professionals were in the spotlight at the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Club at The Casino at Lakemont Park on Thursday. Young Professionals of Blair County defines a young professional as people 18 to 40 years old. “Young professionals are such a critical part of our ...

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Veterans to get free care Nearly 450 Aspen Dental practices will open their doors June 24 to provide free dental care for thousands of veterans across the nation. The June 24 Day of Service will be Aspen Dental’s fourth annual, and is the largest single-day oral health initiative ...

Business Briefcase

New Pig Energy recognized TIPTON -- New Pig Energy, which provides containment products and services for drilling and hydraulic fracking companies, was named a winner in Environmental Protection’s annual New Product of the Year contest. The company’s latest innovation, the Drive-Over ...

Five Mirror staff members take first-place honors

The Altoona Mirror staff has earned recognition in several state and national awards competitions. Individual first-place recipients at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Press Association included Michael Boytim, Cory Giger, Cherie Hicks and Russell O’Reilly. Boytim, a member of the sports ...

Workplace

New hires and promotions Nicole M. Hemminger of Hollidaysburg has been named the assistant county administrator/assistant chief clerk of Blair County. Hemminger, who has a Bachelor of Science in business with a marketing and management focus from Penn State, comes to the county with a ...

Briefcase

Loretto SFU gets top ranking College Choice ranks Saint Francis University one of 2017’s best schools in Pennsylvania, touting the more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs offered. Degrees can be obtained in a variety of ways to best accommodate each student, such as ...

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Johnstown JARI sets Lunch n Learn JARI will hold a Lunch n Learn program from noon to 1:15 p.m. June 8 at JARI Center, 160 Jari Drive. Jonna Contacos-Sawyer, president of HR Consultants Inc., will define succession planning, discuss the need for the program and discuss how it links to ...

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STATE COLLEGE AccuWeather recognized AccuWeather has been honored with the 2017 APPY Award in Mobile Weather Apps for the AccuWeather Android app. The AccuWeather Android app provides weather forecasts and warnings personalized to each Android user worldwide, according to a company ...

Dixon Tool & Die receives positive review

TYRONE — Blair County Planning Commission members Thursday gave a positive review to an expansion project for Dixon Tool & Die Inc. The company plans to construct an 11,537-square-foot building expansion to its existing building on Adams Avenue for the purpose of relocating portions of ...