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Juniata College part of new Consortium for Liberal Arts

July 8, 2014 HUNTINGDON — Juniata College is one of 10 liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania receiving an $800,000 grant from The Andrew W. more »»

Homewood adds aquatic therapy program

July 8, 2014 EVERETT — Homewood at Spring House Estates has added the Arthritis Foundation’s Aquatic Therapy program to its list of resident wellness sessions. more »»

4 in 10 US homes cellphone only, skipping landlines

July 8, 2014 ATLANTA — More American households are ditching their old telephones: 4 out of 10 only use cellphones, a survey shows. more »»

Price scanners invaluable

July 6, 2014 It started with a single scan in 1974, and 40 years later there are 5 billion scans per day around the world. more »»


July 6, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Lawrence L. Lawyer II has been hired by ELA Group Inc. more »»

Ride-sharing firms shut down by two judges in Pittsburgh

July 3, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Two administrative law judges have agreed with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission in forcing two ride-share companies to stop operating in Pittsburgh. more »»

States trailing US in job recovery

July 3, 2014 WASHINGTON — Five years after the Great Recession officially ended, most states still haven’t regained all the jobs they lost, even though the nation as a whole has. more »»

Fireworks sales booming

June 29, 2014 Fireworks and the celebration of Independence Day goes back to even before the signing of the Declaration of Independence. more »»


June 29, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Jocelyn Myers of Lilly has become an independent consultant with Taste­fully Simple Inc., a national direct sales company featuring more than 60 foods. more »»

Ward Transport creates new image with old look

June 27, 2014 Ward Transport & Logistics is taking on a new but old look. more »»


June 27, 2014 Richmond, Va. MeadWestvaco directors declare quarterly dividend MeadWestvaco Corp.’s directors declared a regular quarterly dividend of 25 cents per common share. more »»

U.S. Hotel Tavern hopes to reopen this summer

June 26, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The new owner of The U.S. Hotel Tavern hopes to have his new business venture open by late summer. more »»

Air bags set to be recalled

June 24, 2014 DETROIT — Faulty air bags — which have already led to the recall of millions of cars worldwide — are blamed for a new round of recalls in the U.. more »»

Supreme Court raises bar for securities class action cases

June 24, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday made it tougher for investors to join together to sue corporations for securities fraud, a decision that could curb the number of multimillion-dollar legal... more »»

Shale keeps rail firm on track

June 22, 2014 When you see a crew working on a local railroad crossing, it likely is a crew from Finkbeiner & Associates Inc., Altoona. “I am a railroad track contractor. more »»

Design company now open for business

June 19, 2014 LaVintage Decor is now open for business. LaVintage Decor is central Pennsyl­vania’s only vintage and repurposed design company, according to owner LaVonne Falbo. more »»

Daniel Tiger will visit DelGrosso’s park

June 19, 2014 TIPTON — PBS Character Daniel Tiger from “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” will be at DelGrosso’s Amusement Park Saturday for WPSU Kid’s Day at the par. more »»

Comcast gives scholarships to high school seniors

June 19, 2014 The Comcast Foundation, founded in 1999 to provide charitable support to local communities and to empower and enrich lives, is awarding $187,000 in scholarships to 178 Pennsylvania high school... more »»

Chamber graduates 22 Leadership Blair County members

June 15, 2014 Graduation ceremonies were held Thursday at The Casino at Lakemont Park for the Leader­ship Blair County Class of 201. more »»


June 15, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Carl T. Gingrich of Altoona was recently hired as a property/casualty producer at the Warren A. Gingrich Agency. more »»

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