Business

Parkes joining Century 21 Above and Beyond

MIFFLINTOWN — Matthew Parkes has joined Century 21 Above and Beyond as an associate broker. He will specialize in residential sales in the Juniata, Mifflin, Centre and Snyder counties, according to a release. “We are thrilled to have Matt join our team,” said Broker/Owner Gayle ...

First Community Financial Corp reports earnings

MIFFLINTOWN — Scott E. Fritz, president and chief executive officer of First Community Financial Corporation, announced unaudited net income for the first quarter of 2017 was $985,000, an increase of 156,000, or 18.8 percent, as compared to the first quarter of 2016. This equates to $0.70 ...

Food safety certification training to be held

LEWISTOWN — Penn State Cooperative Extension will be offering a ServSafe Food Safety Certification Training course from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on May 8 and 9 a.m.-noon on May 22 with the certification exam at 1 p.m. at the Penn State Extension, Mifflin County, 152 E. Market St., Suite 100, ...

Series features how to generate revenue

LEWISTOWN — For the next Lunch and Learn Series, co-sponsored by the Juniata River Valley Chamber of Commerce and TIU 11 Community Education and Workforce Services, a session will be held to give simple steps to implement strategies to generate new revenue, cut costs and increase net ...

First Community Financial reports first quarter earnings

MIFFLINTOWN — Scott E. Fritz, president and chief executive officer of First Community Financial Corporation, announced unaudited net income for the first quarter of 2017 was $985,000, an increase of 156,000, or 18.8 percent, as compared to the first quarter of 2016. This equates to $0.70 ...

In the region

MCS Bank recognizes Olnick for 50 years ALLENSVILLE — MCS Bank recently recognized John Olnick for marking a milestone, his 50th year in banking. Olnick began his career in 1966 as a teller with the First National Bank of Lewistown. His career has included various roles in operations ...

Program produces boxes with affordable groceries

BELLEVILLE — For most families, food is a very high financial demand. At Helping Hand Up, the food service company wants to connect with these families that are simply trying to stretch their food budget. The program is designed to provide affordable food without sacrificing the quality of ...

In Home Services honors team members

BURNHAM – In Home Services Of Central PA, a state licensed home care agency serving Mifflin, Juniata, Centre and Huntingdon counties, announced Kim Knepp as the February Team Member of the Month and Shawna Ridley as the March Team Member of the Month. Knepp has been with In Home Services ...

Classes available help adults with education

LEWISTOWN— Community Education and Workforce Services of the Tuscarora Intermediate Unit will offer classes for adults looking to improve their education and employment opportunities. Classes will include refreshers on basic skills, preparation for the GED test and WorkKeys certification. ...

Destination coffee house now open in Burnham

BURNHAM — When you walk into the new Brisco’s Coffee House in Burnham, the aroma of freshly brewed, real coffee and handmade desserts drifts through the air. The new coffee shop, located along Logan Boulevard, is offering familiar favorites, but also specialty drinks including nitro ...