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Obama: Follow US lead on climate-change strategy

September 24, 2014 UNITED NATIONS — In the first international test for his climate-change strategy, President Barack Obama pressed world leaders Tuesday to follow the United States’ lead on the issue, even as a Unite... more »»

iPhone brings larger profit

September 24, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple’s largest iPhone is selling for $100 more than its other new model, but an outside research firm estimated Tuesday that it costs Apple only $15. more »»


September 21, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Drs. Robert Dahmus and Eric Kutz, orthopedic surgeons, have joined Dr. Lawrence Wallace in the Second Floor Specialty Care Center at J.C. more »»


September 18, 2014 SAP&DC receives awards The Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission received two 2014 Innovation Awards from the National Association of Development Organizations Research Foundation... more »»


September 17, 2014 Food safety training planned HUNTINGDON — Penn State Cooperative Extension will offer a ServSafe Food Safety Certification Training course from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 6 and from 9 a.m. to noon Oc. more »»

Once-troubled reverse mortgages start rebound

September 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — Advertised as a path to an affordable retirement, federally insured reverse mortgages are showing signs of a rebound, drawing the scrutiny of regulators seeking to reduce historically... more »»

Olive Garden defends breadstick policy

September 16, 2014 NEW YORK — Olive Garden is defending its practice of giving customers as many breadsticks as they want, saying the policy conveys “Italian generosit. more »»


September 14, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Mark Slonaker has been appointed as McLanahan Corp.’s first vice president of manufacturing. In his position, Slonaker oversees manufacturing operations at all U.S. more »»

Logan Medical Center project could begin soon

September 12, 2014 Work on a $25 million Logan Medical Center project is expected to begin this fall. “The design work for the project is almost done. We hope to break ground in November. more »»

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 »»

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