2016-04-08

Renovations approved for Pitt-Johnstown’s college park apartments



JOHNSTOWN, PA – The $6.5 million renovation of the Pitt-Johnstown College Park Apartments was among the projects approved by the Property and Facilities Committee of the University of Pittsburgh’s board of trustees on March 30, 2016. All told, the University approved seven renovation and upgrade projects totaling $34.7 million, in addition to four leases. The projects are expected to create […]

Geisinger earns Blue Distinction Center designation for quality in knee and hip replacement surgeries



DANVILLE, PA – Highmark BS has selected Geisinger Medical Center as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement, part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities shown to deliver improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies […]

Ribbon cutting celebrates Shamokin Creek flood risk management project



MOUNT CARMEL, PA – A ribbon- cutting ceremony to mark the completion of the Shamokin Creek Flood Risk Management Project was held on March 31. The project protects 108 homes from flooding by rebuilding the channel through a 15-block area of Shamokin Creek that runs through Mount Carmel Borough. Erosion and age caused the stone retaining wall along the creek […]

Reliance Bank supports the Junior Achievement Program of Western Pennsylvania



ALTOONA, PA – Reliance Bank recently donated $2,500 to the Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania’s Annual Corporate Giving Campaign. This program is designed to give young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future and make smart academic and economic choices. JA has programs for elementary, middle school, and high school students […]

Grayston Enterprises LLC supports regional development



SELINSGROVE, PA – Grayston Enterprises LLC, property owner and developer is investing $1,000 in Focus Central Pennsylvania to support regional growth by promoting the region to attract new corporate investment. A check was presented by Robert Grayston, owner/ principal of Grayston Enterprises to Focus representative Lauren Bryson, Executive Director. Grayston Enterprises has officially relocated from West Chester, PA to the […]

Alpha Natural Resources files Chapter 11 reorganization plan, sets schedule for the sale of its assets.



WAYNESBURG, PA – According to a press release from Alpha, the company plans to sell all of the company’s coal operations and reserves located in Pennsylvania, including the debtors’ Cumberland and Emerald mine complexes, their Freeport, Sewickley and Foundation coal reserves, as well as all related assets and the company’s interest in a natural gas business in the Marcellus Shale […]

Baker Hughes becomes first oilfield service company to enroll in the regional operational integrity program



HOUSTON, TX – Baker Hughes announced that it is the first service company to have enrolled in the new Regional Operational Integrity Program (ROIP) for the petroleum and natural gas industry and to receive Gold Recognition for its Gulf of Mexico (GoM) Center of Excellence from the Wollam Petroleum Advisory Group (WPAG). Baker Hughes and WPAG, an oil and gas […]

Purchase agreements in place for Atlantic Coast Pipeline



RICHMOND, VA. (AP) — Purchase agreements have been signed for virtually all of the natural gas that would be delivered to the Southeast by the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline, the lead energy company behind the $5 billion project said. Diane Leopold, president of Dominion Energy Inc., said the utility agreements reflect the need for the nearly 600-mile energy project delivering […]

Junior Achievement of Western PA sets $90k fundraising goal to help local students



JOHNSTOWN, PA — The new $90k goal was announced at a recent Junior Achievement (JA) fundraising kickoff breakfast for community leaders. All money helps deliver resources and educational programs in Cambria and Somerset counties. “We’re really excited to take a leadership role in trying to help students in the area develop through Junior Achievement,” said honorary Chairman Todd Cover, CEO […]

High-speed internet project benefits Mifflin County Solid Waste Authority



LEWISTOWN, PA – A high-speed internet project, made possible by a state grant and SEDA-Council of Governments’ assistance, will result in controlled recurring costs for the Mifflin County Solid Waste Authority and other efficiencies which benefit its customers. The project unifies the Authority’s two business sites with a high-speed Internet (broadband) network enabling the use of cloud-based software applications and […]