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Woodlands Financial appoints agent for Stock Repurchase Program

WILLIAMSPORT —Woodlands Financial Services Company has announced the appointment of D.A. Davidson & Co. as agent for their stock repurchase program that was announced Feb. 27, 2020. D.A. Davidson & Co. will execute on behalf of the Company’s stock repurchase program and in ...

Enbridge hires companies to design, build Great Lakes tunnel

By JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Enbridge Inc. said Friday it has hired companies to design and build a disputed oil pipeline tunnel beneath the channel linking Lakes Huron and Michigan, despite pending legal challenges. The Canadian company is forging ...

Rural entrepreneurs kick off first PA Wilds PACE Program

ST. MARYS —The first ever rural entrepreneurship cohort offered to small businesses in the Pennsylvania Wilds kicked off on Feb. 17 when individuals representing 10 businesses came together to begin the inaugural PA Wilds PACE Program. Ten businesses were selected for the 10-week long ...

Woodlands Financial announces Stock Repurchase Program

WILLIAMSPORT—Woodlands Financial Services Company (the “Company”) (OTC Pink: WDFN) has announced the initiation of a stock repurchase program under which the company may repurchase up to 10% of the company’s outstanding shares of common stock, or approximately 154,300 shares, in the ...

Pizza delivery driver rises to vice president of operations

LOCK HAVEN — When he was just 18, Greg Lightner was driving by Domino’s Pizza in Lock Haven when he spotted a “now hiring” sign. Lightner thought to himself, “I like pizza. I like driving.” The rest, as they say, is history. Lightner took a job as a driver and worked his way ...

Man’s invention promotes safe driving in winter

Safety on the roads. That’s the motivation behind a former Lycoming County man’s patent-pending invention that works to prevent the buildup of ice and snow on top of large truck trailers, box trucks and other vehicles that can cause accidents. Jim Nelson, a native of Williamsport who now ...

Billtown Blues celebrates donation

WILLIAMSPORT —During a recent board meeting of the Billtown Blues Association, the members shared their appreciation to the PPL Foundation for its recent sustaining grant of $7,500. The funds were used to help expand the Association’s annual Bluesfest to a three-day event and helped to ...

‘One on One’ raises over $49k

STATE COLLEGE — One on One, 424 W. Aaron Drive, State College, is pleased to announce it raised $49,285 through its “Give Back” initiative in 2019, and over $400,000 since its inception. “Give Back” provides One on One’s clients the opportunity to pay for certain services by ...

US workers’ compensation growth slowed a bit in 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans’ pay and benefits rose at a solid pace last year, but at a slower rate than in 2018, the Labor Department said Friday. Total salaries and benefits such as health insurance rose 2.7% in 2019, according to the government’s employment cost index, down from 2.9% ...

John A. Brown is new SEDA-COG executive director

LEWISBURG — John A. Brown was hired as the new SEDA-COG executive director at their meeting on Jan. 22. Brown was the founder/CEO of John Brown Leadership Solutions LLC and previously held the elected position of Northampton County Executive, where he managed a $400 million budget and ...

Find a Job Friday: Construction jobs

BELLEFONTE — PA CareerLink® Centre County will hold a Construction-focused job fair on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 from 10 a.m. to noon at their 240 Match Factory Place, Bellefonte, 16823 location. At this event, jobseekers can meet face-to-face with hiring managers to learn more about open ...

2020 brings higher labor costs for small businesses

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer NEW YORK — Small business owners have plenty of changes to deal with as 2020 begins — higher labor costs for many companies, and some owners will discover that they have to comply with new laws that aren’t on the books in their own states. As ...

Big winners

PHOTO PROVIDED Students from Central Mountain Middle School and High School (middle and right) show their prizes after being selected as top sales pitches at the LHU Entrepreneurship Challenge recently. Diversified Asset Planners of Lock Haven sponsored this big event for local students from ...

Christmas tree growers report good year, despite challenges

By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. — While Mother Nature and the lingering effects of recession created challenges for some New England Christmas tree growers and retailers this year, many experienced an early, brisk business, driven in part by growing demand for an ...

Utah to launch miles driven fee for alternative-fuel cars

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — State officials in Utah have announced plans to launch a road-user fee program expected to raise money for highways that could someday replace gas taxes. Utah would become the second state to implement the program Jan. 1 where volunteer drivers would pay a 1.5 cent per ...

Car dealership donates books to Jersey Shore School District

PHOTO PROVIDED Alexander Subaru of Montoursville recently donated science-related books to the Jersey Shore Area School Disstrict as part of the 2019 Subaru Loves to Learn program. The dealership donated books on behalf of customers who purchased a brand new Subaru. Shown above are, from ...

Arts Center receives contribution from First Citizens Community Bank

WILLIAMSPORT — The Pennsylvania College of Technology Community Arts Center recently received an EITC contribution from First Citizens Community Bank of Mansfield. The funds will be used to support the Student Masterclasses, The Nutcracker or Student Summer Stock programs approved in the ...

CATArt poster contest winners announced

STATE COLLEGE — CATA launched its second annual CATArt Poster Contest in September, as a means of encouraging local students to consider the impact transit has on their communities. This year’s theme was “Postcards from CATA” — students were asked to imagine they were sitting on a ...

First Citizens Community Bank donates to education programs

MILL HALL — First Citizens Community Bank, who recently kicked off this season of giving with their annual donations to education-based programs in our communities. This year, the Bank reinvested $325,000 in more than 40 programs across the state, including the Keystone Central Foundation ...

Laser Center provides services to veterans

The Laser Center of Central Pennsylvania held its third annual LASIK Giveaway for local Veterans. For the staff, this is a way to say “Thank you!” to our veterans for their service, and to honor Veteran’s Day. At the end of September, they announced they were accepting nominations (500 ...