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JOHNSTOWN Conemaugh gets ‘A’ rating Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center has earned its third consecutive ‘A’ rating for its efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. The recognition is from The Leapfrog Group, a Washington, ...

Ritchey’s approved for loan

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority has approved a low-interest loan for Ritchey’s Dairy in Martins­burg for an expansion project Sen. Judy Ward, R-Blair, and Rep. Jim Gregory, R-Hollidaysburg, said Ritchey’s Dairy Inc. was approved for a $762,550, 10-year loan ...

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TYRONE Chamber sets breakfast club The Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce has rescheduled its breakfast club meeting to 7:30 a.m. June 20 at the Bull Pen Restaurant. Don Clippinger, a chamber member and Blair County coordinator for Fair Districts Pa., will talk about gerrymandering. The cost ...

South Hills closing Lewistown Campus

From Mirror staff reports The Lewistown Campus of South Hills School of Business & Technology will close at the end of August. In a release, the school said the board made the decision, citing financial challenges because of changes in demographics and operational costs in recent ...

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HUNTINGDON J.C. Blair joins Penn Highlands Heathcare The Huntingdon-based J.C. Blair Health System has officially joined Penn Highlands Healthcare, effective June 1, following recent regulatory reviews and approvals. J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, a 71-bed, nonprofit community hospital, ...

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TYRONE Business after hours set The Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce will hold Business After Hours from 5 to 7 p.m. June 27 at EMG Brands, 1014 Pennsylvania Ave. For more information or to register, email rose@tyronechamber.com or call 684-0736. TYRONE Goodwill location to open Goodwill ...

Penelec rates drop 1%

Customers who use Penelec as their power generation supplier are paying less for their electricity. Effective June 1, the residential rate for electricity decreased from 5.747 cents per kilowatt hour to 5.668 cents per kwh — a 1% decrease — said spokesman Todd Meyers of FirstEnergy Corp., ...

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Visitors Bureau picks agency STATE COLLEGE — The Central Pennsylvania Convention & Visitors Bureau hired creative agency Allen & Gerritsen to lead a major destination/organization rebranding effort. “The hiring of A&G is the first step to fulfilling a strategic commitment to ...

Workplace

New hires and promotions -- Paige Ruiz has joined Swift Kennedy & Associates, an insurance brokerage firm, as an administrative assistant at its State College office. Ruiz was previously an admissions representative at the South Hills School of Business & Technology and an ...

Behind the desk

Name: ARROW Land Solutions LLC Address: 85 Logan Blvd.; satellite offices in Delmont, Harrisburg and Forty Fort Telephone number: 944-8006 Position: Project manager and co-owner Years with company: 11 Family: Wife, Megan, and two boys, Mason and Casey What products or services does ...

Tips for maximizing mentor’s impact

Embracing the help of a SCORE business mentor offers many advantages to entrepreneurs. Whether you’re in the early stages of exploring a business idea or already running an established business, a mentor can provide valuable guidance, serve as an objective sounding board for listening to ...

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New Pig Energy honored TIPTON — New Pig was recently recognized by Environmental Protection — the online solution resource for managing air, water, energy and waste issues. New Pig Energy’s Tank End Enclosures garnered top honors in the “water” category of Environmental ...

Business still blooming

TYRONE — Leidig’s Farm, now in its 50th year, is truly a family business. “Our five kids have helped us plant, water and harvest the crops,” said Donna Leidig, who started the business with her husband, Don, in 1969. Now, Donna said, the “kids” are in their 40s and 50s. ...

Deeds

Blair County Dennis R. and Nan Milhoan to Betty L., John B. and Adam J. Richardson, property in North Woodbury Township, $89,900. Tithonus Partners II LP to Port Pizza LLC, property in Tyrone, $90,000. Douglas A. Madden to Doug Madden Properties LLC, 1900 Fourth St., Altoona, ...

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. ...

Nonprofit of the month

Years in existence: 37 years Total number of employees: 14 Type of nonprofit: 501c3 Populations served: Blair County and surrounding areas, as well as other states and countries Areas of focus: Railroaders Memorial Museum and Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark’s mission is to ...

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Altoona hotels win big The dual-branded Fairfield and TownePlace Suites by Marriott Altoona was awarded two awards at this year’s Marriott General Manager’s conference in Chicago. Both brands were awarded the 2019 Platinum Circle Award, and the TownePlace Suites was named the top hotel ...

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BRENTWOOD, TENN. Tractor Supply supports FFA Tractor Supply Co. and the National FFA Organization continue to partner to support the next generation of agricultural leaders through their Grants for Growing program. Grants for Growing provides funding to FFA chapters across the country for the ...

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PITTSBURGH F.N.B. Corp. declares dividend The board of F.N.B. Corp. declared a quarterly cash dividend of 12 cents per share on F.N.B. Corp.’s common stock. The dividend is payable on June 15 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on May 31. The company has total assets of ...

Tyrone teachers put to work

TYRONE — A group of Tyrone Area School District teachers now have a better understanding of what career opportunities are available in the Tyrone area and the skills needed to perform those jobs. A group of 17 district educators participated in the Teacher in the Workplace program, funded by ...