• February 4, 2019

    New Low Rates for Businesses Through Mar. 31

    The Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) provides low-interest loans and lines of credit through certified economic development organizations (CEDOs) for eligible businesses that commit to creating and/or retaining jobs, as well as for the development of industrial parks and multi-tenant facilities. Contact your local CEDO to learn more about how your business can save money through the PIDA loan program.
  • March 12, 2019


    The January seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the Indiana Micropolitan Statistical Area (mSA) was 4.3 percent.

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  • Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:59:00 -0400

    Administrator wins $290,000 in lawsuit against IUP

    Just over a month before she is scheduled to retire, an inclusion and multicultural programming specialist at Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been fined $3,000 for violations of the state Ethics Act — some technical in nature — stemming from…
  • Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:54:00 -0400

    Students compete in Hula-Hoop marathon

    Students at East Pike Elementary participated Wednesday in the Project Fit America Hula-Hoop Challenge to see how long they could Hula-Hoop without stopping.
  • Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:54:00 -0400

    Author returns home to speak on Appalachia

    Indiana native Mathew Ferrence read an excerpt from his new book, “Appalachia North,” Wednesday evening during the renewed Schafer Collection Speaker Series at Stapleton Library on the IUP campus, his alma mater.
  • Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:57:00 -0400

    Supervisors accept bids for summer road project

    BLACK LICK — The Burrell Township board of supervisors has selected suppliers of surfacing materials for the summer road improvement project.
  • Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:54:00 -0400

    Empty Bowls raises money for ICCAP

    Liz Vaglia, left; Jackie Fetsko, center; and Lilly Balzer — students in the pottery and advanced art class at Marion Center Area High School — chose bowls to fill Wednesday at the annual Empty Bowls fundraiser at the Indiana Eagles…
  • Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:49:00 -0400

    Indiana County Entertainment Center

    Every Thursday, get the Gazette's complete listing of concerts, films, theater, music, dance and other performing arts. It's all one click away in the entertainment center.
  • Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:49:00 -0400

    IUP's Master of Fine Arts Student Thesis Exhibits set

    The 2019 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibits celebrate the creative achievements of seven emerging artists who are finishing their studies in the IUP Art Department’s Master of Fine Arts Program.
  • Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:49:00 -0400

    DAR holds awards ceremony

    The Daughters of the American Revolution, Indiana County chapter, held its annual Outstanding Flag Display Award ceremony March 2 at the Clark House/Historical and Genealogy Society of Indiana County.
  • Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:52:00 -0400

    Board honors veteran educator

    The Homer-Center School District board of directors this week saluted another veteran educator who has announced her retirement, congratulated a cafeteria worker who has received statewide recognition for advocating the breakfast program, and learned about a community workshop on vaping.
  • Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:49:00 -0400

    Penns Manor to present 'High School Musical'

    The Penns Manor High School Musical Club will present Disney’s “High School Musical” at 7 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday at the high school auditorium. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door.
  • PA Business Central

  • Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:47:40 +0000

    Zanylo Promoted to Personal Lines Underwriter Trainee I at Mutual Benefit Group

    Amanda D. Zanylo has been named personal lines underwriter trainee I. In this position, Zanylo is training in how to manage a personal lines book of business through development and execution of profitability programs (e.g., re-underwriting and developmental agency programs). She is also training in underwriting for the purposes of reviewing applications, renewals and endorsements within prescribed authority levels and […]
  • Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:43:50 +0000

    Mount Nittany Health welcomes Audra C. Farish as Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Organizational Development

    Mount Nittany Health is pleased to announce the addition of Audra C. Farish, JD, MBA, as its Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Organizational Development, a position recently created to reflect the organization’s commitment to remaining an employer of choice by continuing to strengthen its employee-focused culture while attracting and retaining top talent. “Our people are what make Mount […]
  • Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:42:00 +0000

    Women-Owned Businesses are Succeeding in the U.S. Economy

    Women entrepreneurs make up a growing share of U.S. small business owners. The American Express 2018 State of Women-Owned Businesses report, which makes its projections based on data from the most recent U.S. Census Bureau Survey of Business Owners, estimates that they own 12.3 million companies in the U.S. – compare that to 1972 when there were only 402,000 women-owned […]
  • Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:01:51 +0000

    Debate over Nuclear Power Hits Home in Rural Pennsylvania

    Debate over nuclear power hits home in rural Pennsylvania They are talking about nuclear power across rural Pennsylvania. This spring, the question of whether to rescue Pennsylvania’s nuclear power plants could dominate debate in the state Capitol, and that’s of keen financial interest to hundreds of thousands of rural electric cooperative members who rely heavily on nuclear power. Cooperatives in […]
  • Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:00:32 +0000

    Coal Essential in Energy Mix

    Pennsylvanians are keenly aware that the state’s weather can be unforgiving. The polar vortex earlier this winter was a reminder of just how unforgiving it can be, both in the commonwealth and around most of the country. As temperatures dipped below zero in some regions, our energy systems, particularly the electricity grid, were pushed to the limit. Once again, coal […]
  • Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:58:36 +0000

    Pennsylvania Opens Investigation into Gas Liquids Pipeline

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s attorney general said Tuesday that his office has opened an investigation into construction on a 350-mile natural gas liquids pipeline project across southern Pennsylvania that has been blamed for polluting waterways in dozens of places and causing sinkholes near homes. Attorney General Josh Shapiro took the investigation on a referral from Delaware County’s district attorney, […]
  • Fri, 15 Mar 2019 14:06:34 +0000

    Evangelical Gala Raises Over $114,000 in Support of Evangelical’s Growth and Service

    Evangelical Community Hospital’s signature celebration, the Evangelical Gala, was held on Saturday, March 9, 2019, and raised over $114,000 during the sand and sea-themed event. Proceeds from this year’s Gala, including ticket sales, auctions, and donations, will support Evangelical’s largest construction project in the Hospital’s history – PRIME (Patient Room Improvement, Modernization, and Enhancement). The funds will also go to […]
  • Fri, 15 Mar 2019 14:05:54 +0000

    SEDA-COG Announces Strategic Plan with Renewed Mission

    Bolstered by five focus groups with over 60 participants throughout an 11-county region, SEDA-Council of Governments (SEDA-COG) has a renewed mission and strategic plan to meet the needs of the region. The year-long process involved surveys of staff and the board of directors, plus focus groups with counties, municipalities, housing authorities, economic development partners, workforce development, transportation, and social services […]
  • Fri, 15 Mar 2019 14:05:12 +0000

    Highmark and Geisinger Complete Joint Venture for New Health Care Organization

    Geisinger and Highmark Inc. announced the completion and details of a previously-announced clinical joint venture. The organizations signed a letter of intent to explore the joint venture in May 2017, and in the time since have been working together to plan and design new facilities and services that will improve access to needed primary care, specialty care and appropriate acute […]
  • Fri, 15 Mar 2019 13:49:03 +0000

    More Women Work in Construction that’s Still a Man’s World

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tameeka Gwyn is used to schlepping concrete weighing as much as 60 pounds (27 kilograms) around a construction site. For Janna Rojas, it’s a cinch to carry metal pipes as heavy as 100 pounds (45 kilograms) going into new plumbing. “When you first do it, it’s quite a shock, but it’s reality,” says Gwyn, who with […]
  • Pittsburgh Business News

  • Thu, 21 Mar 2019 19:59:49 +0000

    Highmark Health adds to executive leadership team

    Highmark Health has hired a new chief financial officer as the current CFO, Karen Hanlon, is taking on more duties as EVP and COO. Saurabh Tripathi has been named CFO and EVP, a position that will lead its financial strategies and oversee finance, real estate, tax and procurement. Tripathi had been hired after a national search for the position; Hanlon had been filling the role of both CFO and COO for almost a year. Tripathi had been SVP/CFO since 2015 of several division of Boston-based Fresenius…
  • Thu, 21 Mar 2019 18:33:25 +0000

    WWE execs donate $1M to Children's Hospital

    The Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh announced Thursday that it had received a $1 million gift from wrestling royalty. World Wrestling Entertainment Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon and her husband, former wrestler Paul "Triple H" Levesque, donated the money to establish a family-centered MIBG therapy suite, a press release said. MIBG (metaiodobenzylguanidine) is used to treat an aggressive cancer of the nerve cell called neuroblastoma, which affects children under the age of 5. The newly-constructed…
  • Thu, 21 Mar 2019 18:26:29 +0000

    Here's what's at stake in the Rice-EQT proxy battle

    A victory by the Rice team would almost certainly spell changes for Pittsburgh-based EQT Corp. (NYSE: EQT).
  • Thu, 21 Mar 2019 18:23:03 +0000

    Find out which counties lead the state for health outcomes

    In a ranking of the counties in the state by health outcomes, results for 10 southwestern Pennsylvania counties were mixed, with one county in the top 10, five in the bottom 15 and the rest scattered around the middle. Here is the ranking of Pennsylvania 67 counties: The study by County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, a collaboration between The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, ranks counties by both health outcomes and health factors.…
  • Thu, 21 Mar 2019 18:18:37 +0000

    Ford and partners go live with Coeo as a listing platform for ready-to-use office space

    Ford said some of the biggest office landlords in the country expect to soon list space on Coeo.
  • Thu, 21 Mar 2019 18:08:03 +0000

    Traditional job postings aren't working. So how are local employers hiring tech talent?

    Local tech leaders discuss best practices in attracting and retaining top tech talent from an increasingly competitive candidate pool.
  • Thu, 21 Mar 2019 17:56:51 +0000

    Rices nominate their own directors to oversee EQT

    The battle for control of EQT Corp. escalated Thursday, with former Rice Energy executives nominating its own slate of board of directors to run the Pittsburgh-based natural gas drilling company. Since December, former Rice Energy President Toby Z. Rice and former EVP Derek A. Rice, have been battling to change direction at EQT (NYSE: EQT). They’ve engaged in a war of words with EQT’s current management team and board of directors, and lobbied the board and fellow EQT shareholders for the changes. The…
  • Thu, 21 Mar 2019 17:51:00 +0000

    Here's what is on U.S. Steel's updated list of employee benefits

    United States Steel Corp. (NYSE: X) unveiled a list of new benefits the company’s non-union represented employees now have access to, according to a news release. “Our most recent review revealed ways we could take some new and forward-looking steps,” said Michelle Nasir, chief talent officer at U.S. Steel, in a prepared statement. “These enhancements will not just benefit our employees, but will put us on par with some of the most sought-after employers in business today.” The new…
  • Thu, 21 Mar 2019 12:20:10 +0000

    Report: cost of closing Beaver County nuclear assets will top $900 million

    It's going to cost FirstEnergy Solutions more than $900 million to decommission its assets in Beaver County, according to a report from the Beaver County Times. According to the report, FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE) is attempting to emerge from bankruptcy, separate from FirstEnergy Solutions and create a new company, in an attempt to free itself from any liabilities for FirstEnergy Solutions. But before the company can do that, it must close its power plants and assets in Beaver County and cover…
  • Thu, 21 Mar 2019 12:19:14 +0000

    Pittsburgh gets its first car vending machine

    Commuters driving on I-79 may have noticed a tall, glass structure under construction west of the interstate. It is a unique-looking building, and it will serve a unique purpose: it is Pittsburgh's first car vending machine. The building will be home to Carvana Co. (NYSE:CVNA), an e-commerce platform for buying and selling used cars. The eight-story structure can hold 27 vehicles, which customers can purchase online and then pick up from the Bridgeville location. The "vending machine" is the company's…
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