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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 ...

Lincoln Motor Court places second in national contest

The Lincoln Motor Court, a unique Bedford County lodging site in Manns Choice, took second place in USA Today’s Top 10 list of Best Roadside Motels. Through nationwide, online voting, the Lincoln Motor Court was the only Pennsylvania-owned business in the annual competition. The Coachman ...

Nonprofit of the Month: Gospel Sounds Music Ministry

Years in existence: 23 Total number of employees: Two Type of nonprofit: 501(c)(3) Populations served: Ministers to a wide variety of people up and down the East Coast, from New York to Florida. They go where the Lord guides them. Area(s) of focus: Christian music ministry Address: ...

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BUFFALO, N.Y M&T Bank recognized for community lending M&T Bank ranks fifth in the nation for the Small Business Administration’s fiscal year 2020, reflecting its commitment to helping small businesses and communities by providing small business owners with expertise and ...

Mount Nittany, union reach pact

STATE COLLEGE — Mount Nittany Health has reached agreement on a new three-year contract with the Service Employees International Union, which represents about 900 of Mount Nittany Health’s 2,400 employees. “Our most important work is serving our community. We greatly value all our staff ...

Cambria airport sets jet service

JOHNSTOWN — Daily United Express jet service, operated by SkyWest Airlines, from John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport to Chicago and Washington, D.C., will begin Dec. 3. These new flights will provide travelers access to United’s global network. Tickets are available now at ...

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YORK Rutter’s offers pumpkin items Rutter’s is welcoming the fall season by adding a variety of pumpkin-flavored items to its beverage and Rutter’s customers can get pumpkin-flavored creamer and pumpkin-flavored syrup. The Pennsylvania-based chain has also added to their handcrafted ...

Buy Safe adds members

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Buy Safe America Coalition, a diverse group of retailers, consumer groups and manufacturers who support efforts to combat organized retail crime and protect consumers and communities from the sale of counterfeit and stolen goods, announced new members, including some of ...

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New hires and promotions Patti Bickley of Altoona has joined the staff of The Lung Disease Center of Central Pennsylvania and the Altoona Lung Specialists. Bickley is a certified registered nurse practitioner with years of experience in critical care nursing and cardiology. She previously ...

Behind the desk: Warren A Gingrich Agency Inc.

Name: Mark T. Gingrich Address: 9 Logan Blvd., Altoona Telephone number: 944-2078 Position: President Years with company: 33 Family: Wife, Rachel, and 11-year-old daughter, Nina What products or services does your company provide? The Gingrich Insurance Agency offers home, life, ...