Business

Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital responds to local opioid crisis

LEWISTOWN — Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital has implemented a variety of initiatives to combat opioid and benzodiazepine addiction in the local community. “While we want to effectively manage our patients’ chronic pain, we are putting measures in place to ensure our staff is trained to both ...

Pampering available for pets in Mifflintown area

MIFFLINTOWN — After eight years as a grooming industry employee, Sara Flickenger said she wanted to open her own pet salon in Mifflintown. “There are so many different ideas I wanted to put to use,” Flickenger said. Flickenger Paws & Claws opened in March, in the building next to ...

Family Practice joins Geisinger

RICHFIELD — Effective July 5, Reisinger Family Practice is now called Geisinger Richfield and will continue to accept most major insurance plans. Dr. Gene W. Reisinger has practiced in the area for 32 years, bringing expertise in all areas of family medicine for patients in Snyder and ...

Boeing and Embraer attempt a joint venture

Boeing and Brazilian jet maker Embraer have agreed to form a joint venture that would push the U.S. aerospace giant into the market for smaller passenger planes. The new company is being valued at $4.75 billion. Boeing Co. said Thursday that it will own 80 percent while Embraer SA takes the ...

Names in the news

Kish Bancorp elects four directors BELLEVILLE — William S. Lake of Lewistown, Edward A. Friedman of State College, Frances V. Vaughn of Huntingdon and William P. Hayes of State College, were elected Directors of Kish Bancorp Inc. at the company’s 118 consecutive annual meeting in ...

Yohn honored as Star of Excellence recipient

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Secretary Leslie S. Richards recognized Lisa Yohn of Mifflintown, Juniata County, among 29 PennDOT employees for their outstanding performance with the Star of Excellence Award, PennDOT’s highest recognition. She was one of two ...

Mount Nittany names Barkley VP of quality

STATE COLLEGE — Mount Nittany Health announced that Suzanne Barkley has been selected as vice president of quality for the organization. Barkley joins the health system with more than 35 years of health care experience including quality and performance improvement, patient safety and adult ...

Service behind the sale

MILROY — Aumiller and Associates’ new owner/manager Ralph Peiper and his staff are committed to helping take the guesswork out of retirement. “We specialize in the senior benefits market,” Peiper said. “We’ll help any senior or anybody on Medicare with health insurance, life ...

Bon-Ton reveals liquidation details

Bon-Ton announced that a going-out-of business sale at 212 of its stores and e-commerce websites has begun. A news release stated that liquidation sales are expected to run approximately for 10 to 12 weeks. Bon-Ton currently has 250 stores, 38 of which are already in liquidation from a ...

Small businesses weigh giving workers bonuses

NEW YORK (AP) — Small business owners may want to hand out bonuses and raises now that there’s a new tax law, but many don’t know if they’ll have any wealth to share. “We didn’t base any raises or bonuses on the tax situation because, quite frankly, until it actually happens, no ...