Business

Inventor brings beverage cooling wrap production to Pajama Factory

Williamsport’s Pajama Factory has a penchant for attracting Hollywood. Most recently, Actor/Screenwriter Daniel Dotterer chose to have his new invention, the Chillzie, manufactured there. “Chillzie, a revolutionary, sustainable and reusable, double-patented, beverage cooling wrap can chill ...

Rustic Event Rental offers a venue for many different occasion

MUNCY— Last January, Rustic Event Rental, a business owned and operated by Holly and Byron Mitchell, opened with unique, customizable decorations and flexible options for locals in need of event decor for weddings, baby and bridal showers, birthday parties and more. Holly Mitchell ...

Google settles with labor board over employee speech

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has reached a settlement over employees’ ability to speak out about workplace issues after a former worker filed a complaint. Under the settlement with the National Labor Relations Board, Google said, the company will post notices to remind employees of their ...

DEP orders Sunoco to cover exposed pipelines

Harrisburg — The Department of Environmental Protection today ordered Sunoco Pipeline, LP to cover exposed pipelines at more than three dozen locations across the state. Following the discovery of an exposed pipeline in June, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission requested that Sunoco ...

New Hampshire gov signs ban of oil, gas drilling off coast

CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire’s governor signed a ban on oil and gas drilling in the state’s coastal waters on Tuesday, a move that several states have taken in response to the Trump administration’s proposal to open new areas for exploration. While Republican Gov. Chris Sununu said ...

US stock indexes end mostly higher after late buying burst

Major U.S. stock indexes closed mostly higher Tuesday, erasing much of an early slide, as investors favored smaller, U.S.-focused companies for the second straight day. Industrial, energy and health care stocks helped power the market higher. Banks also notched solid gains amid a broad ...

Dolly’s Diner opens new location

Dolly’s Diner, located at both 1849 E. Third St. and 707 Claire Road in Montoursville, added a third location at 701 Park Ave. that opened last month. The new location can hold larger parties and allows for more space for customers. It also brings Grigg’s coffee and baked goods as well as ...

City business tax collection to change

Business owners operating in the city will soon see a change in their collection of business taxes. City Council and the city treasurer’s office have agreed to bring business privilege, mercantile, and local service tax collection in-house, said Nicholas Grimes, city tax collector and ...

SWC to celebrate grand opening in Lock Haven

LOCK HAVEN — SWC Realty has a new office in downtown Lock Haven serving all of Central Pennsylvania. To celebrate the expansion, a grand opening and open house will be held at the new office from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20. SWC has a fully renovated space at 7 W. Main St., just two doors ...

Wine and antique store open along Route 44

Just four months ago Up the Crick Wine and Antiques opened at 5099 North Route 44 in Jersey Shore. Erika Morgan, owner, set up the shop full of all locally made items ranging from wine, salad dressings, jams, honey and chapsticks to goat cheeses, wood carvings and hand-painted stationery ...

Wolf Run Veterinary Clinic opens new facility, services

After three years of practice, Amy Phillips, veterinarian and owner, and husband, Josh Phillips, business manager, opened a new building to continue and make unique additions to their Wolf Run Veterinary Clinic at 279 Route 220. The new building, coupled with impressive dog suites, a cat ...

Raising minimum wage: Do the pros outweigh the cons?

With the U.S. Senate potentially seeing legislation passed by the House to raise the wage to $15-an-hour, local leaders shared what effect it may have on the area. At the argument’s core is deciding if it’s better to hire fewer workers at a livable wage, or more workers at a wage ...

Gayle’s Kombucha taking off fast

JERSEY SHORE — Jersey Shore resident Gayle Miller started her own business in February — brewing, bottling and selling her own Kombucha tea. Miller makes it herself at home in a commercial kitchen. Kombucha tea is a traditional fermented drink made of black tea and sugar, though Gayle’s ...

Luminary brings on new leader

HUGHESVILLE — The leadership of the Muncy Luminary is changing with the retirement of Barbara Barrett as its editor. Cindy Knier, who had served as editor from 2005 to 2009, has been named as her replacement. Barrett, who has a degree in education and journalism and comes from a ...

Program keeps employees healthy, productive

Rose Trevouledes, a registered dietician, has found herself on the front line of defense of rising health care costs since spring of 2017. Today, Trevouledes continues the fight against diseases that are a result of obesity through her Lose Weight with Eight program that she conducts at a wide ...

Tantalizing Treats is a hit with locals

Pine Street has a new look to it with the addition of Blagman’s Tantalizing Treats, an ice cream, gelato and sorbet joint owned by the couple Earl and Tara Blagman. The business just opened Monday, but that hasn’t stop their business from already starting on a high note with locals coming ...

Young entrepreneurs put skills to work with new flooring business

When owners of the new Williamsport Wood Floors were asked to refinish the office floors at Lewis Lumber Products, they were elated. “That was an honor to do that work for them,” said Nicholas Maxson, who co-owns Williamsport Wood Floors with Dylan Siddle. The duo had just opened their ...

Kay Wallis to head Shopper, Luminary

HUGHESVILLE – A change in leadership has taken place at sister publications, the East Lycoming Shopper and News and Muncy Luminary. Sharon Dapp, who has worked in the newspaper industry for 34 years — spending 19 of those years with the East Lycoming Shopper and News — has semi-retired ...

Hatchet House gives customers an axe to grind

Axe-throwing has become a popular activity around the nation and Hatchet House is bringing the new past time to Williamsport. Marshall and Jennifer Winters saw locations pop up left and right all over the country as it has become more and more popular over the years “We were noticing that ...

Local Sheetz to get electric car station

Tesla intends to put charger stations at the Sheetz on Maynard Street, city officials said. Gary Knarr, city zoning administrator, said he has seen a concept draft plan for the stores in the city. The company needn’t go through City Council or planning commission for approval. The store ...