Business

Sentinel photo by JULIANNE CAHILL
Pictured from left, Seth Napikoski, of Kish Bank; Mike Patel, hotel owner, helped by his young son; Richard Sarfert, of Kish Bank; Dip Smith, Ajit Smith and state Rep. Kerry Benninghoff, break ground on the new Holiday Inn Express and Suites, to be located at 30 Happy Valley Drive, Reedsville. Mike Watson, Tyler Watson and Larry Hoover watch in the background. Plans for the hotel 83 guest rooms, a fitness center, indoor pool and meeting space. The more than 51,000-square-foot building will be four stories tall and employ 35 to 40 people. The location also includes a future pad site for a restaurant and will feature a 50-foot landscape buffer zone to privatize the existing residential area. Construction is anticipated to be finished in one year.

New hotel breaks ground

Sentinel photo by JULIANNE CAHILL Pictured from left, Seth Napikoski, of Kish Bank; Mike Patel, hotel owner, helped by his young son; Richard Sarfert, of Kish Bank; Dip Smith, Ajit Smith and state Rep. Kerry Benninghoff, break ground on the new Holiday Inn Express and Suites, to be located at ...

Sentinel photo by BUFFIE BOYER 
Harley Fisher, left, and John Dunn, are ready to work on vehicles at their new Pit Stop Auto Shop on Kish Pike in Lewistown.

One-stop shop at Pit Stop

LEWISTOWN — Customers can make one stop for all of their vehicle needs at the new Pit Stop Auto Shop in Lewistown. Owners Harley Fisher, John Dunn and Lacey Frankhouser, offer worry free auto repair for all makes and models, foreign and domestic. The new auto shop provides services from ...

Kent Smith recertified as magisterial district judge

HARRISBURG — Magisterial District Judge Kent A. Smith was again certified for service as a member of Pennsylvania’s Unified Judicial System after successfully completing continuing legal education course work, according to a press release. Conducted by the Minor Judiciary Education ...

Mount Nittany Health flag raising to be held

STATE COLLEGE — The employees of Mount Nittany Health will celebrate National Donate Life Month with a special flag raising ceremony to support organ, eye and tissue donation. The ceremony will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the flag pole near the main entrance of Mount Nittany Medical Center. ...

MCS Bank announces staff appointments

LEWISTOWN — MCS Bank has announced the appointment of several staff members to new roles following the bank’s annual meeting. Nicole Augustine, assistant vice president /comptroller/assistant secretary, was appointed to vice president. Augustine joined MCS Bank in 2002 as the ...

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Engle joins Century 21 Above and Beyond

MIFFLINTOWN —Spencer Engle has joined Century 21 Above and Beyond as a sales associate and will specialize in residential sales in Juniata, Mifflin and Snyder counties. “We are thrilled to have Spencer join our team,” Broker/Owner Gayle Arbogast said in a press release. “It’s an ...

Free help with Medicare information available

LEWISTOWN —A state APPRISE counselor will be available to answer questions about Medicare and other health insurance programs in two locations this week in Mifflin County. Counselors will be available from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Wednesday at Sharp Shopper in Belleville, and from 8:30 a.m. to ...

Buttonwood to host Business After Hours

MEXICO —The Juniata River Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours event for May will be held at Buttonwood Campground, 1515 E. River Road, Mexico. The event is 5:30-7:30 p.m. on May 22. Guests can play mini golf, jump on the giant pillow, explore the grounds via wagon ride, tour ...

In the region

Atkins chicken burritos recalled for wrong label LEWISTOWN — Following a recall by Request Foods Inc., Giant Food Stores, LLC and Martin’s Food Markets announced it removed from sale Atkins Chicken with Cheese and Bean Burritos. The packages are mislabeled and contain an egg and ...