Business

PennDOT receives grant for interchange construction

BELLEFONTE — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation was recently awarded a $35 million federal Infrastructure for Rebuilding America Grant to move forward with construction of a new high-speed interchange between I-80 and I-99 in Centre County. The interchange will replace the ...

Off the beaten path

McVEYTOWN — Surrounded by the beauty of the Juniata River, mountains and farmland and the occasional rumble of trains going by, Quiet Valley Campground in McVeytown offers its guests a chance to unwind and get back to nature. Owned by Chris and Amy Renno, the campground is the perfect ...

Boyer Candy Co. purchases Clark Bar

ALTOONA — The Clark Bar is coming to Altoona. Boyer Candy Co. officials announced Thursday they have “bought the Clark Bar company.” “We are bringing back the Clark Bar. It started in Pittsburgh in 1917. It is 101 years old. We didn’t want it to disappear,” Boyer President and ...

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 ...