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Sunbury Weis Markets expands hours Weis Markets has extended its operating hours and Weis 2 Go Online Pickup or Delivery availability, reopened its service delis with safety measures and resumed all Weis Markets Pharmacy immunization programs, spokesman Dennis Curtin said. Weis stores hours ...

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Comcast expanding its broadband network services Comcast will extend its broadband network in portions of southern Clearfield County and northern Cambria County, Sen. Wayne Langerholc Jr., R-Cambria, and Rep. Tommy Sankey, R-Clearfield, announced. As a result of Comcast’s investment, ...

Airport authority recommends switching carriers

MARTINSBURG — The Altoona-Blair County Airport Authority is recommending Boutique Air take over daily passenger flights at the airport, replacing Southern Airways, which has been providing flights for six years. Boutique Air, headquartered in San Francisco, is one of three airlines asking ...

Barbers: ‘Hair doesn’t stop growing’ during virus lockdown

Barber shops are among the many businesses that remain closed as a result of the corona­virus pandemic, and owners are not happy about it. “It has been suffocating, I have not received a dime for the business. There is hope I will get unemployment. It is going on three months with nothing ...

Behind the Desk: Justin Kurpeikis

Address: 613 Valley View Blvd. Suite 200, Altoona. Also operates a State College location. Telephone number: 889-0310 Position: Owner/CEO Years with company: About 10 years; was a founding member Family: Wife, Kelly; and kids: Olivia, 11; Isabel, 9; Leonard, 7; and William, 5 What ...

Blair convention center explores options

Those in charge of the Blair County Convention Center are starting to think about how the facility can attract future business in light of coronavirus restrictions preventing large banquets and gatherings. Unlike convention centers operating in metropolitan areas and/or in structures where ...

Child care returning

When Kids First Child Development Center closed in mid-March with the governor’s coronavirus shutdown, it led to anxiety for CEO Jackie Clouser, whose worries centered on parents lacking care for their kids and employees lacking jobs — but whose company was also destined to lose most of its ...

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Kohl’s reopens local stores Kohl’s has announced the reopening of its stores in Altoona and State College. Regular store hours will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Kohl’s is reserving dedicated shopping hours from 11 a.m. to noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for customers who ...

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Sheetz partners with college HUNTINGDON — Juniata College and Sheetz Inc. have established a partnership to provide professional development opportunities for Sheetz employees. “Juniata is very excited to partner with Sheetz, one of the more recognizable and respected businesses in our ...

Remodeling industry not crumbling amid virus

Although expenditures for home improvements to the owner-occupied housing are anticipated to decline in most of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas this year, local building contractors hope that won’t be the case here. “With the pandemic exacerbating localized slowdowns in house ...

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Wine & Spirits stores reopen Five Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores in Blair County will resume limited in-store sales starting today as the county moves to yellow status under the coronavirus mitigation program. Two stores in Bedford and 10 in Cambria County also will reopen, the ...

Burlington Stores to open at Toys R Us site in Park Hills Plaza

Burlington Stores plans to open a store this fall in the former Toys R Us location in the Park Hills Plaza. Burlington Stores Inc., headquartered in New Jersey, is a nationally recognized off-price retailer with Fiscal 2019 revenues of $7.3 billion. Burlington is a Fortune 500 company and its ...

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Networking business opens Networkly, a local social media startup in Hollidaysburg, is now up and running. Networkly was founded by Irving Ventura, Yubin Cho, Alexis Rondon, Joan Gil and Dave Hite because they believe there is a problem with the status quo on how professionals find jobs and ...

Commissioners support Boscov’s loan deferment

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County commissioners voted unanimously Tues­day to support Boscov’s request for a deferment on a pending Aug. 1 federal loan payment. Commissioner Amy Web­ster said Tuesday that after the request surfaced last week, she reviewed the 2009 loan documents and learned, ...

New Enterprise’s Stone to retire

NEW ENTERPRISE — New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co. Inc. officials have announced the planned May 31 retirement of Al Stone, the company’s chief financial officer. The company is conducting a formal search for his replacement. During the search, the role of interim CFO will be shared by ...

Local company to join rolling rally

Freedom Excursions by Scully LLC will join hundreds of motorcoach companies from around the country for a rolling rally around the U.S. Capitol and Na­tion­al Mall in Washing­ton, D.C. today. “Like many local small businesses, my operation has been parked by the coronavirus. Our ...

Insurance has ‘never experienced’ something like COVID-19

Like many businesses, insurance companies are facing unique challenges during the coronavirus pandemic. The staffs of companies are working remotely and getting responses has not been as easy as before. “We are traditionally face-to-face where we do selling. We use more of an educational ...

Behind the Desk: Travis Seymore

Address: 5933 Sixth Ave., Altoona Telephone number: 201-2055 Position: Owner/general manager Years with company: Three years Family: Wife, Amy; son, Seth; and daughter, Sylvia What products or services does your company provide? We are an Italian specialty market. In our deli, we carry a ...

American Eagle Paper Mills launches new antimicrobal paper

TYRONE — American Eagle Paper Mills of Tyrone is launching a new line of antimicrobial paper to help minimize the transmission of communicable diseases. Paper products in the Eagle Armour suite are treated with Biomaster silver ion technology to provide antimicrobial protection for the ...

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PITTSBURGH F.N.B. processes business PPP loans F.N.B. Corp., parent company of First National Bank, has processed more than 18,000 Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program loans to date, representing about $2.6 billion in direct relief to small businesses across the ...