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March 29, 2015 New hires and promotions Saint Francis University has promoted the following faculty members: -- Patrick Farabaugh to associate professor of communication arts. more »»

Easter brings business

March 29, 2015 Easter is a good time to be in the candy business. According to the National Retail Federation’s Easter Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, consumers are expected to spend $. more »»


March 26, 2015 Foreclosure rates decrease Foreclosure rates in Altoona decreased in January over the same period last year, according to newly released data from CoreLogic. more »»


March 25, 2015 BEDFORD Farm to Table Chef Showcase set for Bedford The Bedford County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Bedford County Historical Society and Eat 2 Live Bistro, will hold the second... more »»

Wolf Furniture purchasing Baltimore-based furniture stores

March 24, 2015 BELLWOOD — Wolf Furniture Co. will be expanding. The 113-year-old, Bellwood-based furniture company has signed an agreement to purchase the five-store Baltimore, Md.-based Gardiners Furniture Co. more »»

WJAC welcomes back Rigby

March 24, 2015 JOHNSTOWN — Tim Rigby is rejoining the 6 News team as the new morning anchor for WJAC-TV Channel 6. “It’s exciting to have Tim return to our news team,” News Director Jim Platzer said in a statement. more »»

Landscapers eager for spring

March 22, 2015 Now that Old Man Winter has left his mark, local landscapers expect a busy spring season. more »»


March 22, 2015 New hires and promotions -- Scott A. Magnetti of Duncansville has joined 1st Summit Bank as vice president and senior regional business development officer. more »»


March 20, 2015 JOHNSTOWN Quality Assurance training scheduled at area sites Pennsylvania Highlands Community College has contracted with the Southern Alleghenies Workforce Investment Board and the Southern... more »»

Base distribution rate for Penelec may increase

March 19, 2015 Penelec will likely see an increase in its base distribution rate for the first time since 1986. more »»

ALSM relocates several offices

March 18, 2015 Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries has relocated several of its offices to Altoona. more »»

Local banker to receive lifetime chamber award

March 17, 2015 A veteran of the local banking industry has been selected as the recipient of the Blair County Chamber of Commerce 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award for Business Excellence. more »»

Peoples Gas might lower rates

March 17, 2015 Peoples Natural Gas customers may get a break on their gas prices this fall. more »»


March 17, 2015 Mexican restaurant to open A Don Patron Mexican Grill restaurant soon will open in Plank Road Commons. Don Patron will move into space previously occupied by CiCi’s Pizza, which closed in April 201. more »»


March 17, 2015 Teacups More than 12,000 teacups that can spark in a microwave and potentially cause a fire have been recalled. more »»

Fish frys boosting business

March 15, 2015 While fish dinners and seafood buffets offer tasty meals, the Lenten season provides an economic boost for food distributors, restaurants, grocery stores and the churches and fire companies that hos... more »»


March 15, 2015 New hires and promotions -- Andrew Largent has joined the IT Department of Wessel & Co., Johnstown, as IS Suppor. more »»

Planned layoffs delayed at General Cable plant

March 13, 2015 Planned layoffs at the Altoona General Cable plant have been delayed. In December, the Highland Heights, K. more »»

Resignations gaining popularity

March 11, 2015 WASHINGTON — Quitting your job — all but unheard of during and after the Great Recession — is becoming more common again. That could mean pay raises are coming for more Americans. more »»

Maker of kids’ Tylenol pleads guilty over metal particles

March 11, 2015 PHILADELPHIA — A subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal criminal charge that it sold over-the-counter infant’s and children’s liquid medicine containing metal particles. more »»

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