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Barrett Allison, survey manager for McTish, Kunkel and Associates, shows off the firm’s new unmanned aerial vehicle, which the company will use to map and survey project sites.

Montoursville firm flying high with new technology

A company is soaring to ever-higher heights with new technology for its clients in need of surveying and mapping. McTish, Kunkel and Associates, Montoursville recently began using a single unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to provide accurate and faster services. “It is to better serve our ...

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Real estate agency presents awards Martha Barrick, broker/owner of Coldwell Banker Penn One Real Estate has announced the office’s monthly awards for the month of January. The award for most gross commission closed was awarded to Doug Wertz. Lise Barrick received the listing agent of the ...

Events and seminars

Inventor to speak to inventor’s club The Williamsport Inventor’s Club will feature Paul Moulton, president of Indoor Sky LLC and inventor and manufacturer of The Dayliter Shading System, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Feb. 22. Moulton will share his experiences during the three years since the ...

Customers avoid new Wells Fargo accounts after scandal

NEW YORK (AP) — Customers still are turning their backs on Wells Fargo after a scandal over sales practices, with the bank saying Friday the number of new checking accounts people opened was down 31 percent in January from a year earlier. Applications for credit cards were even worse, ...

Former PM Blair’s new mission: To change UK minds on Brexit

LONDON (AP) — Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair launched a campaign Friday to persuade the U.K. to rethink its decision to leave the European Union, saying those who want to remain should rise up and make their wishes known. Blair argued that the Conservative government’s drive to ...

Pakistan cracks down after IS attack

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A brutal attack on a beloved Sufi shrine that killed 88 people raised fears that the Islamic State group has become emboldened in Pakistan, aided by an army of homegrown militants benefiting from hideouts in neighboring Afghanistan, analysts and officials said ...

US rig count increases 10 to 751; Texas up 16

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 10 this week to 751. A year ago, 514 rigs were active. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 597 rigs sought oil and 153 explored for natural gas this week. One was ...

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From left, Kevin Langdon, a StartupLewisburg member and CTO of Play Impossible, with Tyler Paulson and Chris Kisvarday, adjunct faculty, Bucknell University, at a Tech Meetup Lewisburg event. Play Impossible has developed a gaming system.

Center in Lewisburg helps start-ups

Like many people who dream of owning and operating their own businesses, Deena Eberhart was unsure if she could make it happen. But thanks to the Bucknell Small Business Development Center incubator program, she’s getting the support she needs to get started. “It’s really a great ...

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Brenda Jennings stands next to a chair at her salon on Lycoming Creek Road.

New business spotlight on FAITH Hair and Nail Salon

Brenda Jennings long had wanted to open her own salon and was pretty sure she could be an entrepreneur — after years of working for others, she decided to make it happen in 2016. “It’s going really, really well,” she said of her new business, FAITH Hair and Nail Salon, 2090 Lycoming ...

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YMCA hires development director Jessica Probst is the new development director for the River Valley YMCA Probst, according to a news release from the River Valley YMCA, “has a desire to see communities thrive by encouraging all ages to live a positive and healthy lifestyle. Her concern ...

Events and seminars

Workshop looks at intellectual property IMC and Williamsport Inventor’s Club are sponsoring Intellectual Property Basics from 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesday. The phrase “Intellectual Property” refers generally to: patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. While people ...

Law firm makes ‘best’ list for Harrisburg area

Marshall, Parker and Weber, an elder law and estate planning firm, has been named a Tier 1 firm in the Harrisburg metropolitan area for Elder Law by U.S. News — Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list for elder law in 2017, a news release said. This will be the firm’s fourth year in a row ...

Campaign to beautify public spaces recognizes stores

Keep America Beautiful recently honored Giant Food Stores and Martin’s Food Markets with its 2016 National Community Improvement Award for Waste Reduction and Recycling, according to a news release. Giant/Martin’s Bags to Benches program was an integral part of Keep America Beautiful’s ...

Campaign to beautify public spaces recognizes stores

Wegmans Food Markets, a family-owned supermarket chain with 92 stores in the northeast and mid-Atlantic region, was ranked No. 2 for corporate reputation among the 100 most visible companies, according to the 2017 Harris Poll Reputation Quotient study, a news release said. “This only ...

Colleagues say judge in Dakota pipeline case is even-handed

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The federal judge who will decide whether oil flows through the disputed Dakota Access pipeline has shown sympathy for the historical plight of American Indians, but also has made clear that he doesn’t think that should play a role in judicial decisions. U.S. ...

Hiring pace accelerates

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers stepped up hiring last month, adding a healthy 227,000 jobs, and more Americans began looking for work, a sign that President Donald Trump has inherited a robust job market. January’s job growth was the best since September, and it exceeded last year’s ...

Pipeline plans in limbo as energy commissioner exits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Major natural gas pipeline projects along the East Coast and Midwest face uncertainty as the federal agency that oversees the work loses a commissioner and will be unable to decide on projects for the first months of the Trump administration. Democrat Norman Bay is ...

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Harry Swank has opened an automotive repair shop, American Car Pride and Truck Repair in Old Lycoming Township.

New business spotlight on American Pride Car and Truck Repair

Harry Swank wanted to give customers a reliable and honest place to take their vehicles for repairs. In November, he opened American Pride Car and Truck Repair at 1445 Dewey Ave., Williamsport. “I pretty much offer any kind of service,” said Swank, who is the sole proprietor of ...

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2 join center’s board The Innovative Manufacturers’ Center, a public-private partnership dedicated to increasing central Pennsylvania manufacturers’ innovation, productivity and profitable growth, has named Nicholas Gilson, Gilson Boards and Lynne Krape, APC International Inc. to ...

Events and seminars

Seminar’s focus on 3D printing A webinar at 1 p.m. Monday will cover how additive manufacturing or 3D printing has evolved to change product development, low volume plastic part production and injection molding. The workshop also will discuss how additive manufacturing has decreased ...