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Bits of business: Mount Nittany Health relocates Penns Valley practice

Patients will be seen in the relocated Mount Nittany Physician Group Penns Valley medical practice starting Jan. 5.
Patients will be seen in the relocated Mount Nittany Physician Group Penns Valley medical practice starting Jan. 5. Photo provided

Mount Nittany Health completed the relocation of the Mount Nittany Physician Group Penns Valley medical practice, which is also an expansion.

The medical practice moved from 4570 Penns Valley Road to the former site of Jersey Shore State Bank-Spring Mills Branch, located at 3631 Penns Valley Road. A 5,000-square-foot expansion was completed, doubling the size of the building to approximately 10,000 square feet.

The practice features on-site laboratory and radiology services, 16 exam rooms and space for community education classes. MNH also noted there is room for possible growth. The practice will be staffed by Aaron Dawes, Nicholas Meyer, Amy Laubscher, Candace Maurer and Paul Woolley Jr.

The practice will open to patients on Jan. 5, but a community open house is scheduled 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 15. To RSVP for the open house call 234-6727.

Be a meteorologist

AccuWeather launched YourCaster, an app that allows users to become weather broadcasters in customized, personalized video forecasts and share them with family and friends.

The app provides users with weather information and updates shown in split-screen displays, maps and graphics. Users then read a scrolling script to record weather forecast information specific to their location.

Weather information provided on the app includes current conditions, short-term and extended weather forecasts, local radar, satellite maps and temperature.

YourCaster for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is available for free on iTunes.

Blocking out hunger

The Pennsylvania Pork Producers Council will donate 25 pounds of pork to Feeding Pennsylvania for each shot that the Nittany Lions block during the Penn State men’s basketball season.

The Council donated 3,450 pounds of Leidy’s Simply Delicious pork products through the Block Hunger program last year.

“Feeding Pennsylvania is proud to partner with the Pennsylvania Pork Producers and we are so thankful for their donation of this lean, nutrient-rich meat to be distributed to Pennsylvania families in need,” said Jane Clements-Smith, executive director of Feeding Pennsylvania. “This is the third basketball season the pork producers have worked closely with us to help end the battle against hunger in Pennsylvania, and their contribution of healthy protein is invaluable.”

Approximately 1 in 7 Pennsylvanians do not have enough food to eat, according to Feeding America. Eight food banks in the state are members of Feeding Pennsylvania and will benefit from the program.

To learn more about fighting hunger, visit

Shawn Annarelli: 814-235-3928, @Shawn_Annarelli