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White House mulls safety rules for coal mining

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s mining regulators are reconsidering rules meant to protect underground miners from breathing coal and rock dust — the cause of black lung — and diesel exhaust, which can cause cancer. An advocate for coal miners said Friday that this ...

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Real estate agency presents awards Announcement was made by Kevin Hodrick, broker, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodrick Realty, of the Williamsport office monthly awards for November 2017. The award for the sales associate with top production in listings went to Jeff Wright while the ...

Events and seminars

Online workshop looks at improvements for manufacturers The IMC will host a “Jump Start Continuous Improvement in Your Manufacturing Business” Webinar, from 1 to 2 p.m., Jan. 23. Not all manufacturing businesses want or even need extensive and expensive transformation programs. There ...

Foundation doles out grants to many recipients in region

The PPL Foundation recently announced the latest recipients of funds from its grant program, awarding nearly $600,000 to support 16 organizations working to empower the communities they serve. “Whether enhancing educational opportunities for students in our communities or providing ...

SpaceX sees another 1st as recycled rocket soars with recycled capsule

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX racked up another first on Friday, launching a recycled rocket with a recycled capsule on a grocery run for NASA. The unmanned Falcon rocket blasted off with a just-in-time-for-Christmas delivery for the International Space Station, taking flight again ...

Jersey Shore taxidermy shop marks 75th year

JERSEY SHORE — At any given time of the year, it’s hunting season at Poust Taxidermy. The large array of both domestic and foreign wildlife on display serves as an indication of the volume of work completed by owner Dana Poust and his staff. It may be a testament to Poust’s reputation ...

New business spotlight on Bearfoot Gymnastics

Courtney Pearson is a business owner living the dream. Bearfoot Gymnastics allows her to be an entrepreneur while also embracing her passion of gymnastics. The spacious gym at 2925 W. Fourth St., Williamsport offers classes for kids of pre-school age to 18. “It’s recreational and ...

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Director of development named Mackenzie Howe has been named director of development for Hope Enterprises. According to a news release, in this newly created position, Howe will work with Hope’s president, executive management team and strategic planning committees to develop and execute ...

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Workshop to aid with selling to depots Small Business Specialists Kelly Rhodes and David Kern from the Letterkenny and Tobyhanna Army depots will provide business leaders with the mission of the depots, opportunities to work with the depots and vendor requirements at 1 p.m., Dec. 14. This ...

Electric cooperative offers members capital credits

Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative is in the process of returning more than $1 million in capital credits to members and former members of the cooperative. The Tri-County board of directors approved the retirement of$1.1 million worth of capital credits allocated to members’ accounts in ...

Shopping center continues to grow

Howard Dean will be the first to admit that shopping is changing. Big chain retailers such as Sears and Walmart and Macy’s have shuttered their stores all across the landscape — thanks in big part to increased Internet shopping — but Dean sees a ray of hope in the evolution of ...

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‘Human performance puzzle’ topic of event IMC will present a live streaming event, “The Human Performance Puzzle” from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Wednesday. DISC is a powerful and foundational tool and science. DISC tells us how people do what they do. According to a news release, it helps ...

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New director of planned philanthropy for foundation The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania announces the addition of Michael Vuocolo to its staff. Vuocolo, according to a news release, joined the foundation’s team in November as director of planned philanthropy.  ...

Initiative aims to help niche market in region

LOCK HAVEN — Central Pennsylvania is home to amazing nature trails, parks, forests, scenic vistas and more. Consider the world class Pine Creek Rail Trail. Or the West Branch Susquehanna River Water Trail, which is a National Geographic “Best Adventure Destination.” Locals regularly ...

Lots spent on outdoor recreation

LOCK HAVEN — Across the country, the outdoor recreation economy is booming, generating $887 billion in consumer spending annually, according to the Outdoor Industry Association’s 2017 Outdoor Recreation Economy Report. This equates 7.6 million jobs and over $124.5 billion in annual ...

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Attorney offers annual update Cliff Rieders recently presented his popular annual update of the Law to the Lycoming Law Association in Williamsport, according to a news release. Rieders’ Annual Update of the Law, both miscellaneous and in connection with medical/hospital liability, is ...

Events and seminars

Seminar to assist with unemployment compensation issues The Lock Haven University Small Business Development Center, CareerLink and IMC will host a free workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 1 titled “Unemployment Compensation 101 - Part II at 1127 W. Fourth St. Topics that will be ...

Grocery stores donate to paralyzed veterans

In honor of Veterans Day, Weis Markets presented a $150,000 donation to the Paralyzed Veterans of America in support of their Mission: ABLE campaign, which encourages veterans and their families, corporate supporters, and friends to help create an America where our most severely injured heroes ...

Walmart’s online bets paying dividends

NEW YORK (AP) — A surging online business and strong food sales boosted Walmart’s results Thursday ahead of the holiday season, a day after its rival Target offered a cautious forecast that overshadowed progress it has made in bringing more customers to its stores. And Best Buy, the ...

Ultra-wealthy win in Senate tax bill, others face hikes

WASHINGTON — The ultra-wealthy, especially those with dynastic businesses — like President Donald Trump and his family — do very well under a major Republican tax bill moving in the Senate, as they do under legislation passed this week by the House. Want to toast the anticipated tax win ...