Think globally, power locally: Hydro plants serve neighbors

Eat locally. Shop locally. Generate locally? Some electricity customers in New York’s Hudson Valley support hydropower har­nessed from running water close to home. The idea is similar to farm-to-table, except for electricity instead of food: green-minded customers supporting an area renewable re­source. And smaller hydro plants like those run by Harry Terbush and Sarah Bower- Terbush have a different way […]

What are the biggest challenges facing oil and gas companies in 2019? Infiniti Research unveils the key roadblocks to watch out for

A well-known market intelligence company, Infiniti Research, has announced the com­pletion of their recent article on the biggest challenges facing the oil and gas companies in 2019. This article discusses the current scenario in the global oil and gas industry and highlights the key challenges facing oil and gas companies in 2019. The oil and gas companies operate within complex […]

Study links fracking, low birth weight

Q: Fracking just started near my Ohio hometown, and I remember reading about a connection to the risk of having a baby with low birth weight. I want to get pregnant, but now I’m worried. How close do you have to be to a site to be affected? A: Fracking is the common term for hy­draulic fracturing, a drilling process […]

Investment report finds many companies wanting on climate action

BERLIN (AP) — Many companies in high- emission industries aren’t doing enough to respond to climate change, according to a report produced for some of the world’s big­gest institutional investors. The London-based Transition Pathway Initiative examined 274 publicly listed com­panies in sectors such as automobiles, min­ing and steelmaking. It concluded that almost half don’t adequately consider the risks of climate […]

Geisinger taps EarlySign for new range of AI solutions to identify patients at risk of high-burden diseases

Medial EarlySign™ (, a leader in machine learning-based solutions to aid in early detection and prevention of high-burden diseases, today announced it is partnering with Geisinger and its Steele Institute for Health Innovation to develop and deploy a suite of machine learning- based solutions to identify individuals at risk of a range of chronic and high-burden diseases. Partnering with Geisinger’s […]

Penn College names director of financial aid

David R. Empet has been appointed director of financial aid at Pennsylvania College of Technology, effective July 8. Empet, who has nearly 15 years of experience in higher education administration, comes to Penn College from SUNY Corning Community College, where he served as director of recruitment and admissions since May 2018. Previously, he was assistant director of admissions at Mansfield […]

Mallory (Sowcik) Miller, PA-C, joins Mount Nittany Physician Group Reconstructive & Cosmetic Surgery

Mount Nittany Health is pleased to announce the addition of Mallory (Sowcik) Miller, PA-C, to Mount Nittany Physician Group Reconstructive & Cosmetic Surgery. Miller is transitioning from her time with Mount Nittany Physician Group General Surgery, where she has been since October 2016. “I’m excited to be working with Dr. Peterson and the rest of the staff at our Reconstructive […]

Barnes Saly partner receives Woman to Watch award

Barnes Saly & Com­pany, P.C. is pleased to announce that Tif­fany S. Wetzel-Sturtz, CPA, Partner is a re­cipient of the 2019 Woman to Watch Award from the Penn­sylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) in partnership with the AICPA. This presti­gious award honors women who lead the accounting profession through personal growth and in the leadership develop­ment of colleagues. The […]

Penn College students dominate manufacturing scholarship list

A foundation promoting manufacturing careers awarded one-third of its recent scholarships to Pennsylvania College of Technology students. A dozen Penn College students were among 36 nationwide who received manufacturing scholarships from Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs. The scholarships, valued between $1,500 and $2,500, are for Fall 2019. “I couldn’t be prouder,” said David R. Cotner, dean of Penn College’s School of […]

DUG East Conference a Shining Success

DUG East is the largest Marcellus and Utica shale conference in the world

Those who missed Hart Energy’s re­cent DUG East Conference and Exhibition missed out on opportunities to network with more than 1,600 oil and gas profes­sionals, hear from more than 20 executives from top producers in the Northeast and the chance to gain an abundance of invalu­able information on what’s happening in the world of Marcellus and Utica play. For those […]