×

Business

SEDA-COG welcomes new staff member

SEDA-Council of Governments welcomed new staff in October. Denise Feese joined SEDA-COG’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center as a program analyst on Oct. 5. She has experience in administrative, customer service, sales, marketing, accounting, purchasing, inventory control, and ...

Older workers face higher unemployment amid COVID

AP Personal Finance Writer For the first time in nearly 50 years, older workers face higher unemployment than their midcareer counterparts, according to a study released Tuesday by the New School university in New York City. The pandemic has wreaked havoc on employment for people of all ...

Restaurants adapt to COVID challenges

Whether it’s sanitization, loss of revenue from fewer tables allowed or easing people’s minds to eat, the COVID-19 pandemic has hit restaurants hard. As winter arrives, diners huddle and go inside. Some restaurants are putting portable heating units on enclosed patio spaces. That’s ...

Pandemic hammers small businesses vital to economic recovery

WINCHESTER, Va. — In a normal year, hundreds of book lovers would have descended on Winchester this summer for Shenandoah University’s annual children’s literature conference. Some would have made their way to Christine Patrick’s bookshop downtown. Winchester Brew Works would have ...

Baltimore Life announces Relocation of local agency

The Baltimore Life Insurance Company is excited to announce the relocation of its Susquehanna Valley Agency. The agency will move from its current location at 1020 N. Loyalsock Ave. to 245 Broad St. in Montoursville. “We are returning to the Broad Street location after having been there for ...

State sees another big drop in jobless rate

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate began to look like the rest of the nation’s in September, taking another steep drop from its post-pandemic high as the labor force and payrolls grew, according to state figures released Friday. However, the state still has yet to recover ...

Apple unveils new iPhones for faster 5G wireless networks

Apple unveiled four new iPhones equipped with technology for use with faster new 5G wireless networks. There's the iPhone 12, which Apple says is more durable, with a 6.1-inch display, the same as the iPhone 11 but lighter and thinner, for $799 and the iPhone 12 Mini with a 5.4-inch display ...

Amish cheesemaker preserves tradition with online sales

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A ride through the rolling country roads of lush green Centre County farmland can feel about as far from the urban bustle of Philly’s restaurant rows as Pennsylvania can get. And that was especially true as we climbed the gravel drive past the barns and farmhouse ...

Facebook says it will ban groups that openly support QAnon

OAKLAND, Calif. — Facebook said it will ban groups that openly support QAnon, the baseless conspiracy theory that paints President Donald Trump as a secret warrior against a supposed child-trafficking ring run by celebrities and “deep state” government officials. The company said ...

Lowe’s to hand out another round of bonuses worth $100M

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Lowe’s Cos. announced Wednesday that it is handing out another round of bonuses to recognize its front-line employees in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. A news release from the company said all full-time hourly workers will get $300, and part-time and seasonal ...

Cold weather means new challenges for struggling restaurants

U.S. restaurants are moving warily into fall, hoping their slow recovery persists despite the new challenge of chilly weather and a pandemic that’s expected to claim even more lives. New York opens indoor dining on Wednesday, restricting capacity to 25%. San Francisco may do the same as ...

Entertainment arena made safe during global pandemic

As the Liberty Arena has reopened for patrons amid a COVID-19 pandemic this month, the latest in air purification and surface disinfectants available are inside. Plasma Air technology in the air duct system is being used to eliminate bacteria and viruses, smoke, odors, and mold, said Jerry ...

Barn venue a special events destination

MUNCY — What began as a run-down, two-story haven for barn cats is now a rustic new barn venue for country-themed weddings and other special events. The Cider Mill at Wyndswept Farm, owned by Donna and Lance Armstrong of Muncy, is open for business between May 1 and Oct. 31. The ...

Schemery Zicolello hires new attorney

Sharon McLaughlin, Esquire has joined the Law Firm of Schemery Zicolello. She will concentrate in the areas of family law, including divorce, child custody, spousal support, property settlement, protection from abuse and prenuptial agreements. McLaughlin graduated from Clarion University of ...

Karen Vibert-Kennedy named multimedia editor

Karen Vibert-Kennedy has been named multimedia editor for the Williamsport Sun-Gazette, its associated publications and its robust website at www.sungazette.com. Vibert-Kennedy, a native of Clarkstown, has been a reporter and photojournalist with the Sun-Gazette since 2013, writing news and ...

New Sheetz opens in Clinton Township

The new Sheetz at 5676 US Route 15, in Clinton Township, is now open. The Sheetz features indoor seating with free Wifi. This Sheetz will also have its M.T.O, Made To Order food and they are also equipped with a drive thru.

Yuengling invades the West Coast

Hey West Coast beer lovers, it’s pronounced YING-ling. D.G. Yuengling and Son, America’s oldest operating brewer, is sending some cold ones your way for the first time since it began making beer in 1829. The brewery, about two hours northwest of Philadelphia, announced a joint venture ...

Is moving now your best financial move?

You may not have started 2020 thinking about a move. But like it or not, many of us have had to reconsider our living situations during the pandemic. Maybe you’re one of the lucky ones who can now work remotely, or maybe you’re out of a job like millions of others. You may be wondering ...

COVID-19 danger continues to drive joblessness in US

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000, a historically high number of people that illustrates the broad economic damage still taking place nine months after the first case of COVID-19 was detected in the U.S. The Labor Department ...