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Business

Bank CEO joins Penn State Board of Trustees

LOCK HAVEN — Randall E. Black, CEO and president of Citizens Financial Services, Inc. and First Citizens Community Bank, with offices in Bald Eagle Township, Clinton County, was recently named to the Penn State University Board of Trustees as a result of his ability to lead a successful ...

Truck-Lite completes expansion in McElhattan

McELHATTAN — Truck-Lite Co., LLC, a worldwide leader in LED lighting and visibility systems, has completed expansion efforts at its Coudersport and McElhattan facilities. The completion of each 15,000-plus square-foot addition comes amid the recent acquisition of ECCO Safety Group (ESG) by ...

Brewery gets state grant to expand operations

JERSEY SHORE —A $1 million state grant has been secured to help a Jersey Shore-area business become one the state leaders in the nation’s craft beer industry, a state lawmaker and its co-founder said. Bald Birds Brewing Co. is the recipient of the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program ...

Rutter’s gaming room opens in Bellefonte

BELLEFONTE — Rutter’s has opened its 17th Video Gaming Terminal (VGT) room inside its Bellefonte location. In conjunction with Marquee by Penn, Rutter’s opened the first VGT room within a Qualified Establishment in Pennsylvania, in August 2019. This is their second VGT location opened ...

Nittany MinitMart donates to American Cancer Society

STATE COLLEGE —As part of the ongoing “We’re here for you campaign,” which works to identify and provide support to our local communities, Nittany MinitMart conducted a donation drive for the American Cancer Society and all 27 Nittany MinitMart retail locations across the region raised ...

Weis Markets presents $800,000 check to Paralyzed Veterans of America

SUNBURY — Weis Markets presented a check for $800,000 to Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) to support its Mission: ABLE campaign. This donation included a corporate donation and customer contributions raised during an in-store fundraising program, during which they were asked to ...

OPEC, Russia to nudge up oil output after hit from pandemic

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — OPEC and allied countries including Russia agreed Thursday to increase oil production by 500,000 barrels a day from January and said they would meet monthly to decide further output levels, gingerly adding more crude to a global economy still suffering from the ...

Best Western recognizes Ron and Abby Pete

LOCK HAVEN — Best Western Hotels and Resorts recently recognized Ron and Abby Pete of the Best Western Lock Haven with a Silver Anniversary Award in honor of their 25 years of service to the brand. The award was presented last month at Best Western’s first-ever Virtual Convention in front ...

S&P 500 adds to record, Dow heads for own on vaccine hopes

NEW YORK — Stocks are rallying again Monday, with the S&P 500 adding more to its record high and the Dow Jones Industrial Average on track to erase the last of its pandemic losses, following another round of encouraging data on a possible coronavirus vaccine. Moderna said early in the ...

Local law firm named ‘best’ in elder law

JERSEY SHORE — Marshall, Parker & Weber, LLC, an elder law and estate planning law firm, has been named as a “Best Law Firm” in Elder Law for 2021 by U.S. News — Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” This is the eighth consecutive year that the firm has received a “Best Law ...

Nittany Minitmart raises $44,969 for local firefighters

STATE COLLEGE — In response to the challenges facing local local volunteer fire fighting companies due to COVID-19 State College based Nittany MinitMart undertook a campaign to try to help. These volunteer fire fighting organizations rely heavily on fundraisers to help them purchase ...

US hiring slows for 3rd month in sign of struggling economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s employers added 661,000 jobs in September, the third straight month of slower hiring and evidence from the final jobs report before the presidential election that the economic recovery has weakened. With September’s hiring gain, the economy has recovered only ...

Woodlands Bank sponsors students of Clinton County

LOCK HAVEN —The Pennsylvania Council on Financial Literacy (PennCFL) provides to all students in grades third through 12 in Pennsylvania a world-class, web-based stock simulation platform and curriculum. Students can learn how to trade all year long by using the whole curriculum, courses ...

Wind halts McElhattan McDonald’s from getting an upgrade Thursday

McELHATTAN — The golden arches did not take flight on Thursday. At the McDonald’s in McElhattan, workers assembled new golden arches and they sat on the back of a flatbed. A crane was at the ready to put the new golden arches into place. Alas, it didn’t happen. High winds made the job ...

Marshall, Parker & Weber attorneys named best lawyers

WILLIAMSPORT — Marshall, Parker & Weber, LLC, an elder law and estate planning law firm, has announced that Founder Jeffrey A. Marshall and Managing Principal Tammy A. Weber have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2021 Edition. It is Jeff ...

Pandemic accelerates power shift in fashion, advertising

NEW YORK — The pandemic has accelerated a power shift in the fashion and advertising world, with models and influencers by necessity wielding more control over their own images during remote photo and video shoots. Modeling agencies are calling for companies to ship clothes directly to ...

Virus-induced spending spurs sales at Home Depot, Walmart

NEW YORK — Americans turned to Walmart and Home Depot for supplies and do-it-yourself projects as they stayed close to home at a time when new cases of virus surged, resulting in soaring sales for their fiscal second quarter. Walmart's online sales nearly doubled in the fiscal second ...

New wineries tout views, alter business plans amid pandemic

MUSCODA, Wis. — The ridge a few miles north of here holds 20 varieties of grapes, orchards filled with peach, apple, cherry, apricot and other fruit trees and one of the largest black current patches in the state. What sold Colleen and Aaron Halverson on this 81-acre property in southern ...

Laura Arnold opens New Wave Salon in Bellefonte

BELLEFONTE — It’s never easy starting your own business. Add in a pandemic, and it becomes nearly impossible. For Laura Arnold, 28, owner of New Wave Salon in Bellefonte, she’s taking everything in stride and not letting any hurdles get in her way. The salon, located at 118 N. Allegheny ...

Mauritius races to contain oil spill, protect coastline

JOHANNESBURG — Thousands of students, environmental activists and residents of Mauritius were working around the clock Sunday, trying to reduce the damage to the Indian Ocean island from an oil spill after a tanker ran aground on a coral reef. An estimated 1 ton of oil from the Japanese ...