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    The November seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Pennsylvania increased one-tenth of a percentage point to 4.2 percent and the national rate was unchanged at 3.7 percent. Over the year, the mSA’s rate fell eight-tenths of a percentage point.  Indiana tied Lycoming and McKean counties for the 47th lowest unemployment rate among Pennsylvania’s 67 counties.
    Unemployment rates and rankings of adjacent counties were: Jefferson (4.4%, t-29th); Clearfield (5.0%, t-52nd); Cambria (5.1%, t-55th); Westmoreland (4.4%, t-29th); and Armstrong (4.6%, t-35th). Unemployment rates across Pennsylvania ranged from 3.1 percent in Chester County to 6.0 percent in Forest County.

  • Tue, 22 Jan 2019 20:53:00 -0500

    Sutton retiring as Indiana Borough police chief

    Indiana Borough council voted unanimously Tuesday night to choose Lt. Justin Schawl to succeed William Sutton, who has announced his retirement.
  • Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:59:00 -0500

    Board studies 13 building proposals

    Faced with 13 possible configurations for educating 2,800 students at the district’s six school buildings, Indiana Area school board members made one easy decision Monday evening.
  • Tue, 22 Jan 2019 09:56:00 -0500

    Purchase Line student forms group to unify classmates

    PURCHASE LINE — Brooke Eyler is doing her best to make a difference in the Purchase Line school district.
  • Tue, 22 Jan 2019 09:49:00 -0500

    IUP to offer new energy management track

    Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Eberly College of Business and Information Technology is offering a unique opportunity for students interested in the energy management field.
  • Tue, 22 Jan 2019 09:44:00 -0500

    Apollo-Ridge registering youngsters for school

    Kindergarten registration will be held in the Apollo-Ridge Elementary School lobby on April 2 and April 4.
  • Tue, 22 Jan 2019 09:44:00 -0500

    Kindergarten sign-up set at Marion Center

    Marion Center 2019-20 kindergarten registration is underway. Children who are 5 years of age prior to Sept. 1 are eligible to attend kindergarten.
  • Mon, 21 Jan 2019 09:54:00 -0500

    Gazette Photos: Indiana experiences semi-annual population boom

    IUP students moved back into the dorms over the weekend ahead of the start of
  • Mon, 21 Jan 2019 09:54:00 -0500

    Filmmakers use Indiana locales as backdrop for movie series

    Various locations in Indiana became film sets last week as a pair of cousins set out to make a longtime dream a reality.
  • Mon, 21 Jan 2019 07:44:00 -0500

    Frigid air, high winds cause dangerous travel conditions

    Frigid air and high winds are causing dangerous travel conditions throughout the eastern U.S. after a powerful winter storm pummeled the region over the weekend.
  • Sun, 20 Jan 2019 00:59:00 -0500

    NAACP honors legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

    In remarks Saturday marking the anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birth, Indiana County NAACP President Dr. Carolyn Princes said those gathered at Grace United Methodist Church should know their past, learn their future and push it…
  • Mon, 21 Jan 2019 17:03:03 +0000

    At PA Farm Show (and Beyond), Women are Forging Their Own Paths into Agriculture

    Spend much time at the Pennsylvania Farm Show, and you might get a feeling that tradition rules the place. Families tend their animals together. Men in 10-gallon hats still dominate the buyers in the audience at livestock sales. Many of the handmade goods wouldn’t have looked out of place a century or more ago. But farming is constantly changing. One […]
  • Mon, 21 Jan 2019 16:58:52 +0000

    Pennsylvania Sued Over Limits on State Coverage of Abortion

    HARRISBURG (AP) — The operators of 15 abortion clinics sued Pennsylvania on Wednesday in a bid to persuade state courts to reverse a decades-old decision upholding limits on the use of state Medicaid dollars to cover abortions. The lawsuit, filed in Commonwealth Court, seeks an order requiring the state’s Medicaid program to begin covering abortions, without restriction, and contends that […]
  • Mon, 21 Jan 2019 16:56:31 +0000

    Advancing Equity in Penn State College of Engineering

    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Tomer Eldor was exposed to the subjects of chemistry, physics and calculus when she moved to the United States from Israel four years ago. At that very moment, she knew she had found her passion, and wanted to attend a university to study either chemical or biomedical engineering. “Science provides me with a comfortable venue, full […]
  • Mon, 21 Jan 2019 16:51:35 +0000

    On the Right Course to Cleaner Air

    Market forces already have set Pennsylvania on the path to achieving some of the anti-pollution goals that Gov. Tom Wolf recently established in an executive order. That, rapidly advancing energy technology and emerging public policy, make the goals practical and achievable. Wolf called for a 26 percent reduction in total statewide greenhouse gas emissions by 2025 and 80 percent by […]
  • Mon, 21 Jan 2019 16:41:48 +0000

    Three FirstEnergy Pennsylvania Utilities Launch Request for Proposal for Solar Photovoltaic Alternative Energy Credits

    READING — FirstEnergy Corp. announced that an RFP will be issued to purchase 120,500 Solar Photovoltaic Alternative Energy Credits annually over a two-year period on behalf of three FirstEnergy Pennsylvania utilities – Pennsylvania Power Company (Penn Power), Pennsylvania Electric Company (Penelec), and Metropolitan Edison Company (Met-Ed). The RFP process will be conducted by The Brattle Group and will take place […]
  • Mon, 21 Jan 2019 16:38:05 +0000

    Penn College First in U.S. Higher Education to Get Innovative Welder

    WILLIAMSPORT – Pennsylvania College of Technology is partnering with Cambridge Vacuum Engineering Inc. to bring electron beam welding to the curriculum of its welding and metal fabrication program. A 6okV electron beam welder from CVE, a Cambridge, England-based, company with a U.S. sales and support office, will be used by the college in its soon-to-be expanded welding instructional facility in […]
  • Mon, 21 Jan 2019 15:46:57 +0000

    Caterpillar, Dealers Combine for $82,000 in Support for College

    WILLIAMSPORT — Furthering a partnership that has thrived for nearly a quarter century, the Caterpillar Foundation and a consortium of regional dealers recently delivered $82,000 in support of students and curriculum at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Schneebeli Earth Science Center. “We are pleased that Caterpillar Inc. and its dealers have continued to support our students and the college,” said Brett […]
  • Mon, 21 Jan 2019 15:36:20 +0000

    Pennsylvania Jobless Rate Stable as Payrolls Hit Record High

    HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate stayed the same in December, at close to a two-decade low, although payrolls still jumped to a new record high. The state Department of Labor and Industry said Friday that Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was 4.2 percent last month. The national rate is 3.9 percent. A survey of households found Pennsylvania’s civilian labor force grew […]
  • Mon, 21 Jan 2019 15:28:59 +0000

    Proposed Supreme Court Rule Could Bring Back ‘Venue Shopping,’ Jeopardizing Patient Access to Care

    HARRISBURG — A proposed rule change from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Civil Procedural Rules Committee would usher the return of skyrocketing medical liability premiums for long-term care facilities and threaten patient access to quality care, says the Pennsylvania Health Care Association (PHCA). Escalating medical liability premiums created a crisis in Pennsylvania from 1997-2000. Reforms shepherded by the state legislature and […]
  • Fri, 18 Jan 2019 16:05:37 +0000

    Riverview Financial Corporation Announces Appointment of Chief Operating Officer

    Harrisburg, PA — Brett D. Fulk, President and Chief Executive Officer of Riverview Financial Corporation, the holding company of Riverview Bank, announced today the appointment of Ginger G. Kunkel as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company and the Bank. Ms. Kunkel joined the Company in 2014. Prior to her appointment as Chief Operating Officer, she […]
  • Tue, 22 Jan 2019 21:21:59 +0000

    CEC in the market for new headquarters

    Local engineering firm is engaging in a search for a new office
  • Tue, 22 Jan 2019 19:41:11 +0000

    Rices say they'll take their plan to EQT shareholders

    Two former Rice executives amped up the pressure on EQT Corp., saying Tuesday they'll ask shareholders to replace board members and back former Rice President Toby Rice as CEO. Toby Rice and Derek Rice were responding to EQT's announcement earlier in the day of a more detailed look at a capital spending plan that prioritizes free cash flow and improving efficiencies. The Rices proposal, made in early December, has gotten the support of other major shareholders disappointed in EQT's performance in…
  • Tue, 22 Jan 2019 19:16:37 +0000

    ANSYS’s planned acquisition sets the company up for 5G capabilities

    ANSYS General Manager and Vice President John Lee said the company was looking to the future in making the deal.
  • Tue, 22 Jan 2019 18:52:35 +0000

    State announces grants to retrofit or replace diesel vehicles, reduce emissions

    The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced Tuesday that it will begin accepting grant applications to replace, repurpose or retrofit fleet diesel-powered trucks, buses and other vehicles. In a press released, the DEP said more than $2.6 million would be made available as part of the Driving PA Forward program. The funding comes from a 2018 settlement with Volkswagen, where the German automaker agreed to pay the state for emissions cheating. Mobile source emissions from…
  • Tue, 22 Jan 2019 18:43:13 +0000

    Here's where F.N.B. looks to grow in 2019

    'M&A was a necessary evil.'
  • Tue, 22 Jan 2019 18:41:07 +0000

    Report: PPG under investigation by federal prosecutors

    PPG announced last week that it was under investigation by federal prosecutors over accounting irregularities, continuing an issue that had emerged last year. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, PPG said the investigation is into the same improper accounting practices from 2017 that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission had opened a probe last June. PPG announced last spring that it had uncovered suspect accounting entries made at the direction of the company's comptroller,…
  • Tue, 22 Jan 2019 18:38:57 +0000

    EQT details plans for improving cash flow — and why they say Rice plan won't work

    CEO Robert McNally, in discussing EQT’s plans to build free cash flow and continue cutting costs, told analysts during a conference call that the company has made a lot of progress in a short amount of time on its turnaround plan.
  • Tue, 22 Jan 2019 17:09:57 +0000

    Everest's acquisition boosts cell tower holdings by 50 percent to 300

    Pittsburgh firm paid $80 million according to seller's earnings release.
  • Tue, 22 Jan 2019 17:01:45 +0000

    Pittsburgh fintech startup acquires company that led its Series A round three months ago

    iraLogix purchases Integrated Retirement Initiatives of Baxter, Minnesota.
  • Tue, 22 Jan 2019 17:01:00 +0000

    Kossman lands Planet Fitness at Chartiers Valley Shopping Center

    New Plant Fitness puts Chartiers Valley Shopping Center at full occupancy
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