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Bellwood native finds niche in TV

May 8, 2016 As a youngster, Matt Claar wasn’t sure what he wanted to do with his life. “I wanted to rule the world, but didn’t know how,” Claar said. “I always wanted to leave and explore the world. more »»


May 8, 2016 New hires and promotions -- Lisa Defibaugh of Bedford has been named executive director at Homewood at Martinsburg. more »»

Behind the desk

May 8, 2016 Company name: Answer Physical Therapy and Health Center LLC Address: 921 Third Ave. more »»


May 6, 2016 Bedford Lampire Biological certified Lampire Biological Laboratories recently achieved certification to ISO 9001:2008 and 13485:2003. more »»

Company buys Huntingdon building

May 5, 2016 MOUNT UNION — A Texas-based manufacturing company has announced plans to expand into Huntingdon County. ACProducts Inc. more »»

Development authority approves two loans

May 5, 2016 HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority loans have been approved for two area projects. more »»

Business briefs

May 5, 2016 Chamber sets safety workshop in Duncansville The Blair County Chamber of Commerce will hold a safety workshop “Share the Road” from 7:30-9:30 a.m. May 20 at Hoss’s Steak & Sea House in Duncansvil. more »»


May 4, 2016 Judge to speak to chamber Blair County President Judge Jolene Kopriva will be the featured speaker at the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Club at 7:45 a.m. more »»

Sheetz Inc. to hire 8,000

May 3, 2016 On the heels of investing more than $15 million in 2016 to increase employee wages, Sheetz Inc. officials announced Monday the business plans to hire more than 8,000 employees companywide. more »»


May 3, 2016 DUNCANSVILLE KarPro Tire and Auto Center completes expansion project A $500,000 expansion project was recently completed at KarPro Tire and Auto Center, 1109 Plank Road. more »»

Bull Pen marks golden milestone

May 1, 2016 TYRONE — The Bull Pen Restaurant and Lounge has been a popular eating and meeting place for more than 50 years. more »»


May 1, 2016 Awards and honors -- Dr. more »»

Behind the desk

May 1, 2016 Company: Anything Metal Address: 106. N. Sixth Ave., Altoona Telephone number: 942-1624 Position: Co-owners Years with company: 12 Family: Terry: Wife, Verna; and son, Terry. more »»


April 28, 2016 PITTSBURGH F.N.B. net income decreases F.N.B. Corp., parent company of First National Bank of Pennsylvania, reported net income for the first quarter of 2016 totaled $24. more »»

DelGrosso’s water park on track to open

April 28, 2016 TIPTON — The newest addition to DelGrosso’s Amusement Park is set to open one month from today. Construction on the $12. more »»


April 26, 2016 Workshop to aid start-ups HOLLIDAYSBURG — JMG Systems has launched a new workshop in response to an ongoing digital marketing problem for many area small businesse. more »»


April 24, 2016 New hires and promotions -- David A. Graham of Hollidays­burg, has joined MassMutual Financial Group, Pittsburgh, as a financial services professional. more »»

Blair County Non-Profit of the Month

April 24, 2016 Company: CONTACT Altoona Years in Existence: 34 Number of employees: Two full-time staff and more than 75 volunteers Type of nonprofit: Human service agency Populations served: Helpline and... more »»

Gas prices impact food sales

April 24, 2016 Low gas prices are driving increases in convenience store sales, at the pump as well as inside the store, according to the results of a survey of convenience retailers released by the National... more »»

Trip to China successful

April 21, 2016 CLEARFIELD — A recent visit by elected and economic development officials from Clearfield County to the People’s Republic of China turned out to be quite successful. more »»

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