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State College, Pa. – This year isn’t shaping up to be much better for brick-and-mortar retail stores. Macy’s announced earlier this week that more than a half dozen stores across the country will close in the early part of 2020, including the State College store.

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The coming new year prompts us to take a look back at the accomplishments, tribulations, highlights, and lowlights of the past year. From our seat at NorthcentralPa.com, we watch and report as news, events, catastrophes, and celebrations happen in the 12-county region we serve. 

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Pennsdale, Pa. – More stores are leaving the Lycoming Mall and its environs, making 2019 a record year for store closings in the area.

In order to build on the Pa. House of Representatives' GoodJobs4PA initiative launched earlier in the year, a new grant program from the Department of Labor and Industry will help workers "earn while they learn" to gain hands-on skills for good jobs in high-growth industries. The department …

A special forum and panel discussion last week at Lock Haven University discussed ideas for a historical theme park in Clinton County based on one business professor's dream and the inspiration he gleamed from a French theme park.

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Williamsport – Anger is an emotion we often don’t deal with. Stress is something we also tend not to deal with. Virginia Weigle, owner of The Break Room of Williamsport at 1009 Washington Boulevard, wants to change that. Her business is modeled somewhat like a rage room, which is popular in …

The PPL Foundation recently awarded more than $575,000 in funding to support 13 nonprofit organizations working to improve the lives and well-being of individuals throughout Central and Eastern Pennsylvania. 

Alabaster Coffee Roaster’s “Community Tap” has supported a different non-profit every month for the last several months. November’s Community Cup was a delicious Campfire Cappuccino which supported Camp Susque’s scholarship fund. The Campfire Cappuccino was very well received! With help from…

The Lock Haven University Haven Cupboard has been selected to benefit from the Lock Haven Weis Markets’ National Day of Giving event. As part of Giving Tuesday, on Dec. 3, anyone who shops at the Lock Haven Weis store, 313-327 W. Bald Eagle St.,will have the opportunity to have $1, $3, $5, o…

Starting in January 2020, the Arthaus Projects gallery space will be changing their exhibition schedule to feature four high-impact shows per year instead of the usual ten. In between exhibitions, the gallery will be transformed into a community space called the Williamsport Artisan Shop to …