2017-12-15

Centre Foundation awards more than $54,000 in annual grants



STATE COLLEGE, PA – Centre Foundation recently selected 25 local organizations to receive grants from this year’s field-of-interest funds, totaling more than $54,000. Each September, organizations are invited to apply for funding from these 14 funds, which were established by original donors to support various causes and/or geographical areas in Centre County. The grants will fund programs that focus on […]

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EADS Group promotes Fedorko to affiliate



ALTOONA, PA. – The EADS Group, Inc.’s Andrew Fedorko, P.E. has been promoted to the position of affiliate. Affiliates are employees who excel in technical achievement, administrative management and professional responsibility. Affiliates of the EADS Group, Inc. are selected by the board of directors and actively participate in the management of EADS. Andrew has been with EADS for 12 years, […]

Mount Nittany Health names new system chief medical officer



STATE COLLEGE, PA – Nirmal Joshi, MD, FACP, has been selected as Mount Nittany Health’s system chief medical officer for the organization. With nearly 30 years of healthcare experience, Joshi joins Mount Nittany Health with an impressive physician/ executive background including clinical leadership of a large healthcare system, medical staff leadership and leadership experience in quality measures. Joshi earned his […]

Excela Health expands surgical group



GREENSBURG, PA – The Excela Health team of surgeons expands with the addition of Steven Gribar, MD, FACS and Sharon Goldstein, MD, FACS. Gribar comes to the Excela Health Medical Group from UPMC where he most recently practiced as a general surgeon at UPMC East and UPMC McKeesport and served as vice chair of the department of surgery and general […]

TRHN Foundation holds annual winter ceremony



TYRONE, PA— The Tyrone Regional Health Network (TRHN) Foundation held its 16th Annual Tree of Light ceremony at Tyrone Hospital. Interior trees bearing angels honoring or remembering loved ones or organizations were illuminated during the event. The ceremony included comments made by Kelly Wike, president of the Tyrone Regional Health Network/Tyrone Hospital board of directors, Joseph J. Peluso, CEO at […]

Local tech startups vie for $10,000 in prizes



STATE COLLEGE, PA – Five technology startups presented their business ideas before a panel of judges and their peers with the hopes of winning up to $10,000 in prizes from Ben Franklin Technology Partners on Tuesday Dec. 5 at Innovation Park. In the end, the judges chose Wear IT Together, which is developing biometric monitor that helps people battling addiction […]

USSCO and JSTC announce planned merger



JOHNSTOWN, PA. – USSCO Johnstown Federal Credit UNion and JSTC Employees Federal Credit Union, both of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, announced today that their respective board of directors approved a merger agreement that will create a stronger credit union to serve members in today’s changing financial services marketplace. The strategic combination of two longstanding members of the Cambria and Somerset County communities […]

State establishes new apprenticeship program



HARRISBURG, PA (AP) – Gov. Tom Wolf announced a new pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship program through the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) that will enable more Pennsylvania employers to develop the specialized training their workers need to close skills gaps in the workplace, while also providing rewarding career pathways for students and adults. DCED is accepting grant proposals from […]

Ahead of the Curve: New housing strategy and investment plan hopes to rejuvenate downtown Altoona




Altoona, Pa – The Elizabeth Apartments, a newly-renovated 20- unit apartment building in downtown Altoona, is scheduled to open in January or February 2018. The building is the marquee project of the Altoona Housing Strategy & Downtown Investment Plan. The revitalization plan was prepared by representatives from the city, the Altoona Blair County Development Corporation (ABCD Corp), the Greater Altoona […]