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Blair certifies Nov. 3 election results

HOLLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County’s votes in the Nov. 3 election for president and vice president were included in vote totals certified Wednesday by state Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar. Blair County voters cast 45,306 votes (71.07%) for Republican Donald Trump, 17,636 votes (27.67%) for ...

Holiday Market launched

Startup Alleghenies is launching its first online Holiday Market in support of entrepreneurs and small businesses in the Alleghenies. The directory, which will be available on the SUA website from Friday to Dec. 31, includes entrepreneurs and small businesses from six counties, including ...

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Sheetz unveils new beer Sheetz has announced the release of a new limited-edition craft beer brewed with one pound per barrel of the brand’s Shweetz Glazed Vanilla Donut holes. Dubbed “Project Happy Hole-idayz,” the beer was brewed in partnership with Wicked Weed Brewing ...

Behind the desk: Labor Specialties Inc.

Name: Stacey Krepps Address: 195 Rossman Road, Tyrone Phone: 684-0731 Position: Manager Years with company: 5 Family: Husband, Jim; children: Kristyn, Cody and Chelsea What products or services does your company provide? Custom print and mailing services to local and outlying ...

Loves Furniture opens in old Wolf locations

A Michigan-based furniture store chain has opened in Altoona and State College. Detroit-based Loves Furniture & Mattresses is now open in former Wolf Furniture buildings at 4 Sellers Drive, Altoona, and 138 Valley Vista Drive, State College. In May U.S. Assets Inc. and Loves Furniture ...

DiamondBack building sales, success

PHILIPSBURG — A Philipsburg manufacturer continues to grow — setting new sales records almost every month. DiamondBack Truck Covers began as a class project in 2002 by Ethan Wendle, now chairman of the board, and his Penn State classmate Matt Chverchko, now chief of engineering. The ...

Resolutions Expo set for Nov. 21 at Logan Valley Mall

The 2020 New Year Resolutions Expo is kicking off on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Logan Valley Mall. The expo, sponsored by the Altoona Mirror, is designed to provide residents and holiday shoppers with the opportunity to meet with businesses and organizations, hear ...

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New hires and promotions Nora Habig, who began working for M&T Bank in 1990, has been named president of the bank’s central and western Pennsylvania region, replacing Stephen A. Foreman, who retired Oct. 9 after a 35-year career with the bank. Habig, who previously served as ...

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BUFFALO, N.Y. M&T Bank recognized In its latest Greenwich Crisis Response Index, Greenwich Associates identified M&T Bank as a “Standout” among commercial banks in its support of small business customers during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. M&T was one of seven banks across ...

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Courtesy to aid BG football Courtesy Lincoln is raising money for Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School’s football program. The dealership is trying to raise up to $3,750 through Lincoln’s Driven to Give program. For every person who joins a virtual tour of a new Lincoln at 1 p.m. or 5 ...

Tyrone Hospital joins Penn Highlands

TYRONE — Tyrone Hospital has officially joined Penn Highlands Healthcare following regulatory reviews and approvals. Now Penn Highlands Tyrone, a 25-bed, nonprofit community hospital becomes the sixth hospital in the Penn Highlands Healthcare system. “Welcoming Penn Highlands Tyrone to ...

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Carlisle Giant donating turkeys The Giant Co., parent company of Martin’s, will donate 10,000 turkeys in advance of Thanksgiving to 28 partner food banks across Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. New this year, The Giant Co.’s new Fall Food Drive will encourage its ...

Behind the Desk: Kranich’s Jewelers

Name: Michael M. Kranich Jr. Address: 515 E. Plank Road Phone: 814-944-5454 Position: President Years with company: 25-plus Family: Wife, Lindsey; son, Charlie; daughter, Nora What products or services does your company provide? We are a full service jewelry store with in-house ...

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Conemaugh, Van Zandt set virtual hiring fair Conemaugh Health System is collaborating with the Van Zandt VA Medical Center to hold a virtual hiring fair for veterans. This provides an easier pathway for veterans to work within the Conemaugh organization, which offers more than 200 ...

Two mall operators file for bankruptcy

NEW YORK (AP) — Two mall operators filed for bankruptcy protection Monday, hurt by the coronavirus pandemic that has forced their tenants to permanently close stores or not pay rent. Both companies, CBL and Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, said their malls will remain open as they ...

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AKRON, Ohio FirstEnergy profit hits $454M FirstEnergy Corp., parent company of Penelec, on Monday reported third-quarter profit of $454 million. The company said it had net income of 84 cents per share. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of five analysts ...

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Indoor gun, archery range now open in Altoona Double Tap Indoor Gun Range & Training Center is now open for business at 704 Eighth Ave. Owned and operated by active and retired law enforcement officers, Double Tap Range offers the community an indoor range for firearms and archery, ...

Norfolk Southern declares 94-cent quarterly dividend

NORFOLK, Va. -- Norfolk Southern Corp. on Tuesday announced a regular quarterly dividend of 94 cents per share on its common stock. The dividend is payable Dec. 10 to shareholders of record on Nov. 6. Norfolk Southern has declared a dividend on its common stock for 153 consecutive quarters ...

First Commonwealth reports $19M in quarterly earnings

INDIANA - First Commonwealth Financial Corp. on Tuesday reported third-quarter earnings of $19.2 million. The bank reported earnings of 20 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 24 cents per share. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate ...

Penn Highlands college reopens Ebensburg facility

EBENSBURG -- Officials of Pennsylvania Highlands Community College this week celebrated the recent renovations and reopening of the college’s Ebensburg Center. Renovations included changes that “right-sized” the facility to create a more usable, inclusive workspace better equipped for ...