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LAKEMONT — A new school is looking to make the cut. Ali Steele recently opened Keystone Barber School LLC at 110 S. Logan Blvd. in Lakemont. “I have been in the industry for 10 years and felt like this was a good thing for the community to give other opportunities for students. There ...

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Awards and honors Angela Seidel, business administration department chair and associate professor of accounting at Saint Francis University, was recently awarded the IMA Accounting Faculty of the Year Award from the International Accreditation Council for Business Education. Seidel was ...

Stuckey Mitsubishi works to purchase CDT building

STATE COLLEGE — Stuckey Mitsubishi soon will have a new home. Stuckey Mitsubishi, part of the Stuckey Automotive Group which opened in College Township in July 2020, is in the process of purchasing the Centre Daily Times building at 3400 E. College Ave. “In 2019, we were afforded an ...

Funds to aid Everett business park

West Providence Township has been awarded $2,051,960 from the Appalachian Regional Commission’s Local Access Road Program to construct an extension of Industrial Boulevard within the Everett Area Business Park. The new, 0.19-mile roadway will extend from Industrial Boulevard to Armory ...

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PITTSBURGH Kennametal earns $21.6M Kennametal Inc. on Monday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $21.6 million. The company had net income of 26 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were 32 cents per share. The engineered products maker posted revenue ...

Restaurant assistance available

Additional funding is available for restaurants and bars through the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. The fund provides emergency assistance for eligible qualifying businesses impacted by COVID-19, according to a letter written by state Sen. Judy Ward, R-30th District, and sent to Blair County ...

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JOHNSTOWN Crichton Center unveils slate of new renovations As the Crichton Rehabilitation Center will celebrate its 25th anniversary in July, the facility has unveiled a slate of new renovations to enhance the patient experience during the rehabilitation process. Renovations include ...

Restaurants, delivery apps at odds

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced local restaurants to adapt in many ways, but one of the most hit-or-miss changes — particularly for those who had not used them previous to the pandemic — was the use of delivery service apps. The majority of restaurants around the country and world — ...

Searer Funeral Home owner purchases Feller Memorial

TYRONE — The Feller Memorial Home is now under new ownership. Terry W. Tate Jr., owner and supervisor of the Richard H. Searer Funeral Home Inc., recently purchased the business from T. Michael and Suzanne Feller. The deal was finalized March 31. The business was started in 1962 when ...

Behind the desk: Your Building Center

Name: Matt Michael Address: 2607 Beale Ave., Altoona Phone: 814-944-9436 Position: Store manager Altoona YBC / Huntingdon YBC Years with company: 3 Family: Wife, Kayla; sons, Gavin, 4, and Lucas, 2 What products or services does your company provide? We provide building ...

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. Filings by county include: Blair County Jason K. Ross. ...

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New hires and promotions Ronald Burk of Hollidaysburg has been appointed vice president and principal of The EADS Group Inc. He also will serve on the board of directors. Burk, a 31-year- employee of the firm, is currently office manager of the Altoona and Lewistown offices. Prior to ...

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JOHNSTOWN Vaccine appointments available Conemaugh Health System will begin to vaccinate members of the community and essential workers in Pennsylvania’s Phase 1C this week at both the Conemaugh East Hills Outpatient Center and at Conemaugh Miners Medical Center in Hastings. Both ...

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UGI Utilities Inc. nationally recognized UGI Utilities Inc. was among 38 utility companies nationwide recognized as “Easiest to Do Business With” in the recent Cogent Syndicated 2021 Utility Trusted Brand & Customer Engagement: Residential study by Escalent, a leading human behavior ...

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Virtual workshop set The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Safety Committee will host a virtual workshop from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. April 23. The presentation, “One year of COVID — What have we learned and where do we stand,” will be presented by Dr. Andrea Knab of Geisinger Health ...

Car wash project part of construction blitz

The new car wash slated to be built soon on an outparcel of the former Kmart property on Plank Road is part of a construction blitz, according to officials who spoke Tuesday during a meeting of the Logan Township Planning Commission. The ModWash will be built by a new firm of the same name ...

Behind the desk: Tri-State Industrial Solutions Inc.

Name: William (Bill) Singer Address: 2701 Beale Ave., Altoona Telephone: 800-877-3030 Position: President Years with company: 41 Family: Two grown children, William R. Singer, Jason and Tricia Davison, grandson Owen What products or services does your company provide? We are an ...

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New hires and promotions Phil Freeman, executive vice president and chief operating officer, has been promoted by Reliance Bank to president and CEO. He succeeds Dennis Doll in the position. Freeman joined Reliance Bank in 2018 after having spent more than 30 years in executive ...

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JOHNSTOWN Conemaugh completes acts of kindness campaign During March, staff throughout the Conemaugh Health System wrapped up the organization’s 130 Acts of Kindness campaign in celebration of Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center’s 130th anniversary. In support of the final 10 acts of ...

Comcast works to close digital gap

PHILADELPHIA — Comcast announced Wednesday it will invest $1 billion over the next 10 years to help close the digital divide. Since 2011, Comcast, working in collaboration with its network of thousands of nonprofit partners, has connected more than 10 million people in America to broadband ...