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US Hotel Tavern reopens

September 11, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A local landmark has reopened with a new name and new owner. The U.S. Hotel Tavern — formerly the U.S. Hotel Restaurant & Tavern, 401 S. Juniata St. more »»

PREIT, owner of Logan Valley Mall, finalizes purchase of Nittany Mall

September 10, 2014 PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust has completed the sale of the Nittany and North Hanover Malls for $32.3 million. PREIT is the owner of the Logan Valley Mall in Altoona. more »»

Weis Markets launches Fight Hunger Program in 163 stores

September 9, 2014 SUNBURY — Weis Markets has launched its seventh annual Fight Hunger Program to run throughout Hunger Action Month in September. more »»

Blair County Chamber sets Business After Hours

September 9, 2014 The Blair County Chamber of Commerce will hold Business After Hours from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at Holiday Inn Express-Altoona, 3306 Pleasant Valley Blvd. more »»

Barnes Saly & Co. named as a Best Accounting Firm

September 9, 2014 JOHNSTOWN — Barnes Saly & Co. has earned the distinction of being named one of the 2014 Best Accounting Firms to Work for among accounting firms from across the United State. more »»

Seven D Wholesale acquires new distribution facility

September 9, 2014 Seven D Wholesale, an Altoona-based DeGol Organization company, recently acquired a distribution facility in Phoenix, N.Y. more »»

Blair County Chamber sets forum for nonprofit orgs

September 9, 2014 The Blair County Chamber of Commerce’s Coalition of Nonprofits will hold a Best Practices Forum to heighten the awareness among nonprofits regarding the importance of taking an advocacy role in the... more »»

Nic’s boosting its brand

September 7, 2014 Nic’s Tobacco Outlet is remodeling its Grab N’ Go convenience store on Sixth Avenue near 10th Street in an effort to enhance the brand of its local chain, which consists of six Tobacco Outlets and... more »»


September 7, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Dr. Kelly Cook Ferrell, a Huntingdon native and chiropractor who opened a private practice in March, has joined the team and services offered at the J.. more »»

SFU to present business awards

September 5, 2014 LORETTO — The Saint Francis University Small Business Development Center will honor the winners of its 2014 Small Business Awards at an annual awards luncheon Oct. 2 in the JFK Center on campus. more »»

Fiore marks 60th anniversary

August 31, 2014 Frustrated by periodic furloughs from his job as a pipe fitter for the Pennsyl­vania Railroad, Leonard S. Fiore Sr. started a small construction company in Altoona in 1954. more »»


August 31, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Sean Makowiecki of Cresson has been hired as UPMC Altoona’s Patient Access manager. more »»

Operation Our Town grants $50K to groups

August 28, 2014 Operation Our Town has distributed grants totaling $50,000 to 15 Blair County organizations who will assist with drug prevention and treatment effort. more »»

Local foreclosure rates drop

August 27, 2014 Foreclosure rates in Altoona decreased for the month of June over the same period last year, according to newly released data from CoreLogic. more »»

Airport authority OKs lease agreement

August 26, 2014 kstephens@altoonamirror. more »»

Field & Stream opening set

August 26, 2014 Field & Stream, a specialty retail concept focusing on hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts, will open its Altoona store on Oct. 10. The store is in the Sierra North Plaza, adjacent to Target. more »»

F.N.B. involved in merger

August 26, 2014 The shareholders of OBA Financial Services Inc. have approved the agreement and plan of merger between F.N.B. Corp. and OBA Financial Services. more »»

Chamber sets event

August 26, 2014 The Blair County Chamber of Commerce will hold its next Business Before Hours from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Sept. 8 at Bloom Yoga & Wellness, 1506 12th Av. more »»

Recycling Sheetz structures

August 24, 2014 The building at 2601 Fifth Ave. in which Sheetz Inc. got its start in 1952, today houses the office of a magisterial district judge. Other former Sheetz locations have become car washe. more »»

Behind the desk

August 24, 2014 Company name: Roberts Four Season Address: 613 N. Logan Blvd. more »»

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