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    Buttermilk Falls Bridge and Access Stairs Project Receive Eagle Award

    The new Bridge and Access Stairs at Buttermilk Falls in New Florence, PA was recognized by The Associated Builders and Contractors of Western PA with their prestigious Eagle Award at the 45th Annual Excellence in Construction Awards Banquet held Thursday, May 17th at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh.  This is the highest award bestowed on construction projects for excellence by the Associated Builders and Contractors.
    The architecture firm, Thomas R. Harley Architects, LLC of Indiana, PA designed the 38’ bridge that allows park visitors to cross Hines Run and a unique series of steps and platforms to proceed down below and then actually behind the falls. The bridge was named ‘The Eclipse Bridge’ as it was set in place just as the total eclipse of the sun occurred on August 21, 2017.  Tom Harley stated, “The use of the open weave netting on the railing system along with the wooden steps will disappear into the environment which will allow this natural area to remain natural while still providing safe access to behind the Falls.”
    Vince Building Company of Greensburg, PA constructed the bridge and the access stairs. The construction was challenging because of the area’s steep slopes and limited access as well as the sensitive habitat for native plants and the Seal Salamander.  Digging the pier foundations for the bridge and stairs was accomplished with hand tools.  Five gallon buckets full of soil were carried out and the timbers and stone fill was carried in using manpower.  Vince Fontana of Vince Building Company stated, “A true team spirit with the park director and the architect that made this project successful”.
    The project was conceived by Ed Patterson, Director of Indiana Parks & Trails in response to the popularity of Buttermilk Falls as documented by over 18,000 visitors to the falls last year alone. The County Commissioners were also honored at the dinner with an Eagle award. The project was funded and coordinated through Indiana County Parks & Trails and the Indiana County Commissioners.
  • Mon, 15 Oct 2018 09:59:00 -0400

    IASD study findings to be presented

    Representatives of an architectural firm will present some of their initial findings in a study of Indiana Area School District facilities this evening at a meeting of the school board’s Buildings Grounds & Transportation Committee.
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    Husband-wife team open law practice in Indiana

    Last month, a husband-wife team of attorneys set their shingles out for a new Frederick Law Group PLLC practice at 836 Philadelphia St. in downtown Indiana.
  • Sun, 14 Oct 2018 00:54:00 -0400

    Church to commemorate S.O.S. Day

    First Unitarian Universalist Church of Indiana, 285 Twolick Drive, White Township, will mark International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day on Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a gathering where survivors come together to watch a video and…
  • Sun, 14 Oct 2018 00:49:00 -0400

    Marion Center grads gather for 75th

    The Marion Center Class of 1943 held their 75th class reunion Sept. 29 at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, White Township.
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    Law firm adds associate attorney

    The Indiana law firm of Marcus & Mack P.C. has added Russell J. Bopp as a new associate attorney.
  • Sun, 14 Oct 2018 00:48:00 -0400

    ICCAP to distribute food

    The Indiana County Community Action Program will distribute food next week these locations:
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    Club to host Seed Swap

    An Indiana University of Pennsylvania student organization is looking for seeds and stories.
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    Gloryway Quartet to perform

    Gloryway Quartet will be in concert at 6 p.m. Oct. 20 at Hilltop Baptist Church, 4859 Route 286, Indiana.
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    IUP to celebrate International Education Week

    Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Office of International Education will host a variety of events, all open to the community, during International Education Week from Monday through Friday.
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    Alliance honors IUP's Residential Revival

    Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Residential Revival — IUP’s $245 million project to replace its residence halls with suite-style buildings that include living-learning communities — was honored by the Green Building Alliance as one of 25 projects that have significantly advanced…
  • Mon, 15 Oct 2018 18:48:38 +0000

    Rivertown Brewing has a new owner

    Helltown Brewing Co. in Mt. Pleasant announced Monday that it acquired Rivertowne Brewing, which is reorganizing after filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy. According to a report from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Rivertowne's sale is scheduled for Tuesday morning in bankruptcy court. Rivertowne and its four local restaurants declared bankruptcy in May. It is unclear which assets Helltown had acquired. Details of the deal were not released.
  • Mon, 15 Oct 2018 18:41:23 +0000

    Coen Markets announces plans to acquire CoGo's

    Coen Markets Inc., a division of Coen Oil Co., announced that it has signed an agreement to purchase the outstanding stock and operating assets of CoGo's Co. CoGo's Co., located in Pittsburgh, operates 38 convenience stores and has a franchise program. No financial details were released. "We are thrilled to announce Coen's latest acquisition. CoGo's footprint is highly complementary to Coen's existing stores," said Coen Markets' CEO Charles McIlwaine in a release. "Together, the chain will have…
  • Mon, 15 Oct 2018 18:40:06 +0000

    Latin American entrepreneurs find ideas, business opportunities and inspiration in Pittsburgh during fellowship program

    A dozen entrepreneurs from South and Central America spent a month in Pittsburgh collaborating on business problems and ideas with host companies.
  • Mon, 15 Oct 2018 18:19:35 +0000

    SBA loans top $242M, new record for western PA

    Banks go for bigger bucks as the number of loans continued to slump.
  • Mon, 15 Oct 2018 18:17:52 +0000

    EXCLUSIVE: LifeX makes its first biotech investments

    And LifeX is only getting started.
  • Mon, 15 Oct 2018 17:19:51 +0000

    13 Pennsylvania stores to close in wake of Sears bankruptcy filing

    On Monday, Sears Holdings Corp. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company also said that it would be shuttering 142 stores by the end of the year as it prepares to restructure. According to bankruptcy filings, 13 of those stores are in Pennsylvania. While Sears Holdings is closing more than a dozen stores in the state, only two of them are actually Sears stores (one in Langhorne and one in Bensalem). The rest of the stores are Kmarts. Three local Kmart stores will get the ax, according…
  • Mon, 15 Oct 2018 15:43:47 +0000

    Public paychecks: How much graduates of local colleges and universities earn 10 years after admission

    Perhaps surprisingly, Carnegie Mellon University didn't rank first in the state for its graduate's earning power in the most-recent U.S. Department of Education data, but it came close. Median earnings for former Carnegie Mellon University students 10 years after admission were $83,600, making it one of only five institutions in the state to have a figure of more than $80,000. The federal department recently released its latest College Scorecard — an in-depth look at the performance of virtually…
  • Mon, 15 Oct 2018 15:41:08 +0000

    Emclaire hires former Northwest regional president to lead retail

    Christopher Martin joins Emlenton bank from Apollo Trust.
  • Mon, 15 Oct 2018 13:47:20 +0000

    PHOTOS: Extra-large company winners in the 2018 Best Place to Work awards

    Last week, we introduced the names of the 2018 Best Places to Work. This week, we are including more photos of employees at each of the winning companies, starting with the "extra-large" companies, defined as those with 150 or more employees. More employee photos from other categories will be posted in the next few days. The overall rankings will be announced at the event and posted online on Friday afternoon. Winners will be honored at a luncheon on Oct. 19 at the Westin Convention Center Hotel.…
  • Mon, 15 Oct 2018 12:06:28 +0000

    Send us your office Halloween photos

    What will you be wearing to the office this Halloween or for a Halloween party at the office? We want to see your pictures. If you'd like to showcase your past or present office Halloween photos in the Pittsburgh Business Times, send them to Richard Cerilli, Be sure to include your company name and a brief caption. Photos will run in a slideshow on Halloween day. If you're looking for ideas, click on the photo above to see what employees of the 2018 Best Places to Work…
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