Business

New Mexico targets Takata, auto makers over faulty air bags

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas is suing Japanese manufacturer Takata and a long list of automakers in connection with the sale of cars with dangerous air bag inflators. The attorney general’s office argues in a lawsuit filed Friday that the ...

How student loan servicers affect tens of millions of people in the US

WASHINGTON (AP) — They aren’t well-known. Their names are odd. And what they do — well, it’s complicated. Yet student loan servicers —  with names like AES-PHEAA and Nelnet —  play a key role in the lives of the 44 million Americans who, combined, have amassed a $1.4 trillion ...

Board starts year with new chairman

WELLSBORO — Tom Freeman will take over as chairman of the Tioga County Development Corp. board after David E. Cummings vacated the seat. Alan Quimby was elected first vice chairman, and Bill Roosa was elected second vice chairman. The office of treasurer is vacant. Cummings, who has been ...

Open House for new hog farm Wednesday

LIBERTY — An open house is planned at the new Hatfield hog farm, 500 Doan Road in Liberty Township, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to Karl Kroeck, a retired farmer and Tioga County Development Corp. board member. More hog farms are being planned for Tioga County, he told ...

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Butch Bradley displays hats for the branches of military service sold at By-4-Les, his Old Lycoming Township store.

Old Lycoming Township store owner does part to honor veterans

Butch Bradley is selling military-related merchandise from his Old Lycoming Township shop as a way of honoring the nation’s veterans. By-4-Les, which opened last year, sells various gifts and other pieces, including those of vendors who sell items from his store. The idea to sell military ...

New business spotlight on Fat Cat Grille and Night Venue

One of the newest restaurant/night spots in the area has opened in downtown Williamsport. “We’ve been talking about this for years,” said Anthony Salvatore, 31, who along with his twin brother, Vin, owns and operates The Fat Cat Grille and Night Venue. Located at the former site of ...

People in business

Bank selects managers for new offices Rob Glunk, president and CEO of The Muncy Bank and Trust Co., recently announced that the company has named Brenda Shaffer assistant community manager of the Avis community office and Libby Hill as the assistant community manager of the Linden ...

Events and seminars

Course examines pollution prevention Join IMC and PennTAP on Jan. 19 for a free webinar on Pollution Prevention with a Focus on Food Manufacturing. The seminar will review the common pollution prevention measures available within the food processing industry. The areas of focus will ...

Obama’s EPA moves to preserve mpg regs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency moved Friday to cement strict fuel economy requirements that force the auto industry to make new cars and trucks significantly more efficient, a decision that will be difficult for the incoming Trump administration to undo. The EPA said ...

Takata agrees to guilty plea, will pay $1B for hiding defect

DETROIT (AP) — Takata Corp. has agreed to plead guilty to a single criminal charge and will pay $1 billion in fines and restitution for a years-long scheme to conceal a deadly defect in its automotive air bag inflators. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Detroit announced the deal Friday, ...

Cost of raising a child is more than $233K

WASHINGTON (AP) — Expecting a baby? Congratulations! Better put plenty of money in your savings account. The Department of Agriculture says the estimated cost of raising a child from birth through age 17 is $233,610, or as much as almost $14,000 annually. That’s the average for a ...

VW exec arrested over diesel scheme

DETROIT (AP) — The Volkswagen executive who once was in charge of complying with U.S. emissions regulations was arrested during the weekend in Florida and accused of deceiving federal regulators about the use of special software that cheated on emissions tests. Oliver Schmidt, who was ...

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Jim Winner stands next to a pair of shoes the shop on Matthews Boulevard will repair.

Shoe repair shop a staple in South Side

At Bernardi’s Shoe Hospital they still do things the old-fashioned way. And why not? It seems to work just fine for Jim Winner, 87, and his son Todd Winner, 48, who own and operate the business at 905 Matthews Blvd., South Williamsport. No state-of-the-art technology can be ...

New business spotlight on Fish Real Estate and Fish Property Management

LOCK HAVEN — As the new year dawned, the leading real estate company in Lock Haven received a new name through a business merger. Clients still will see all the same faces and can look forward to even better service now that Brigandi Kissinger Realtors/ Brigandi Kissinger Property ...

Events and seminars

Seminar looks at tariff system IMC announces a free webinar on the Classification under the Harmonized Tariff System and Schedule B from 9 to 10 a.m., Wednesday. An understanding of the Harmonized System is essential for importers and exporters alike. Proper classification under the ...

Teachers to get grants from electric utility

Whether they are modeling molecules, learning to code, or building and racing solar-powered cars, tomorrow’s engineers and mathematicians need only a spark to get their imaginations — and their careers — headed in the right direction. PPL Corp., in cooperation with PBS stations WLVT, WVIA ...

Opportunities for training to prevent overdoses available

Pennsylvania is among the states hardest hit by the heroin/opioid epidemic with an estimated 10 deaths each day in our commonwealth caused by drug overdose. Project Bald Eagle, with funding from Highmark, will be offering free Naloxone training to 50 employers in the 10-county region of north ...

NEW YORK (AP) — In a year with no shortage of surprises and stomach-churning turns in the market, stock investors can feel pretty good about 2016. Wall Street repeatedly bounced back from steep slumps, including the worst start to any year for stocks, the second correction for the market ...

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Chris Kutza and his mother, Crystal, operate a new restaurant, Kutza’s Kitchen, in Jersey Shore.

New business spotlight on Kutza’s Kitchen

JERSEY SHORE — There’s a family-owned and operated restaurant here that brings home cooking to customers. Since opening this past summer, Kutza’s Kitchen, 318 Wilson St., has been serving up lunches and dinners at affordable prices. The menu includes subs, salads, soup, appetizers ...

People in business

New mortgage specialist for bank Rob Glunk, president and CEO of The Muncy Bank and Trust Co., recently announced that Stacey Russell has been named a mortgage specialist for the company.  In her new position, Russell  will offer a full range of mortgage loan programs to customers in ...