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    The January seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the Indiana Micropolitan Statistical Area (mSA) was 4.3 percent. (Note: All 2018 sub-state labor force data has not yet been benchmarked and is subject to revision). The unemployment rate for Pennsylvania decreased one-tenth of a percentage point to 4.1 percent and the national rate increased one-tenth to 4.0 percent.

    Indiana tied with four other counties for the 46th lowest unemployment rate among Pennsylvania’s 67 counties. Unemployment rates and rankings of adjacent counties were: Jefferson (3.8%, t-27th); Clearfield (4.3%, t-46
    th); Cambria (4.5%, t-52nd); Westmoreland (3.8%, t-27th); and Armstrong (4.1%, t-34th). Unemployment rates across Pennsylvania ranged from 2.8 percent in Adams and Chester counties to 5.6 percent in Forest County. 

  • Wed, 20 Mar 2019 09:50:00 -0400

    Officials debate recreation funding

    Indiana Borough’s $25,000 annual commitment to a local recreation agency hangs in the balance of a debate that continued Tuesday over what to do with the upcoming demise of the Indiana Area Recreation Commission.
  • Wed, 20 Mar 2019 09:40:00 -0400

    Indiana Street to be closed in Plumville

    From April 5 to April 30 Indiana Street between the Plumville Volunteer fire department and Corbett Avenue will be closed by J.C. Merlo Inc. for channel realignments and clearing around the Plumville Bridge No. 2 in preparation for utility relocation…
  • Wed, 20 Mar 2019 09:40:00 -0400

    Directors approve school calendar on divided vote

    CENTER TOWNSHIP — The 2019-20 school year calendar has been set for the Homer-Center School District. Students will start classes on Aug. 20, take a full two-week break over Christmas and New Year’s, and finish June 1, 2020.
  • Wed, 20 Mar 2019 09:30:00 -0400

    13 fire, emergency companies receive grants

    Rep. Jim Struzzi, R-Indiana, Tuesday announced 13 fire and emergency medical services companies in Indiana County were awarded more than $155,000 in Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service grants.
  • Tue, 19 Mar 2019 09:58:00 -0400

    One of county's oldest businesses sold, moving to Center Township

    The end of the line has come for a family-run Indiana County business that started more than a century ago with a horse-drawn wagon collecting recyclables in small mining towns.
  • Tue, 19 Mar 2019 09:59:00 -0400

    Directors explore plan to keep elementary schools open

    A committee searching for the best future for the Indiana Area School District’s four elementary school buildings on Monday dissected the pros and cons of one the final four building options under consideration.
  • Tue, 19 Mar 2019 09:59:00 -0400

    DeLoreto questions Democrats' selection process

    As the spotlight shifts to the Republicans running for state Sen. Don White’s old seat, the Democrats who sought the job are disputing how their party’s committee made its choice.
  • Tue, 19 Mar 2019 09:45:00 -0400

    Rep. Struzzi schedules meet-and-greet

    Residents of the 62nd Legislative District are invited to a meet-and-greet hosted by State Rep. Jim Struzzi, R-Indiana.
  • Tue, 19 Mar 2019 09:45:00 -0400

    Keystone State Park announces spring programming schedule

    DERRY — Keystone State Park has released its programming schedule for spring. Included are hiking under the full moon, learning about bats and vultures, and kayaking the Loyalhanna Creek.
  • Tue, 19 Mar 2019 09:59:00 -0400

    IUP, law enforcement prepare for busy weekend

    St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone for another year, so it’s time for the annual non-sanctioned IUPatty’s weekend in Indiana Borough and White Township and at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
  • Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:47:40 +0000

    Zanylo Promoted to Personal Lines Underwriter Trainee I at Mutual Benefit Group

    Amanda D. Zanylo has been named personal lines underwriter trainee I. In this position, Zanylo is training in how to manage a personal lines book of business through development and execution of profitability programs (e.g., re-underwriting and developmental agency programs). She is also training in underwriting for the purposes of reviewing applications, renewals and endorsements within prescribed authority levels and […]
  • Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:43:50 +0000

    Mount Nittany Health welcomes Audra C. Farish as Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Organizational Development

    Mount Nittany Health is pleased to announce the addition of Audra C. Farish, JD, MBA, as its Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Organizational Development, a position recently created to reflect the organization’s commitment to remaining an employer of choice by continuing to strengthen its employee-focused culture while attracting and retaining top talent. “Our people are what make Mount […]
  • Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:42:00 +0000

    Women-Owned Businesses are Succeeding in the U.S. Economy

    Women entrepreneurs make up a growing share of U.S. small business owners. The American Express 2018 State of Women-Owned Businesses report, which makes its projections based on data from the most recent U.S. Census Bureau Survey of Business Owners, estimates that they own 12.3 million companies in the U.S. – compare that to 1972 when there were only 402,000 women-owned […]
  • Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:01:51 +0000

    Debate over Nuclear Power Hits Home in Rural Pennsylvania

    Debate over nuclear power hits home in rural Pennsylvania They are talking about nuclear power across rural Pennsylvania. This spring, the question of whether to rescue Pennsylvania’s nuclear power plants could dominate debate in the state Capitol, and that’s of keen financial interest to hundreds of thousands of rural electric cooperative members who rely heavily on nuclear power. Cooperatives in […]
  • Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:00:32 +0000

    Coal Essential in Energy Mix

    Pennsylvanians are keenly aware that the state’s weather can be unforgiving. The polar vortex earlier this winter was a reminder of just how unforgiving it can be, both in the commonwealth and around most of the country. As temperatures dipped below zero in some regions, our energy systems, particularly the electricity grid, were pushed to the limit. Once again, coal […]
  • Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:58:36 +0000

    Pennsylvania Opens Investigation into Gas Liquids Pipeline

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s attorney general said Tuesday that his office has opened an investigation into construction on a 350-mile natural gas liquids pipeline project across southern Pennsylvania that has been blamed for polluting waterways in dozens of places and causing sinkholes near homes. Attorney General Josh Shapiro took the investigation on a referral from Delaware County’s district attorney, […]
  • Fri, 15 Mar 2019 14:06:34 +0000

    Evangelical Gala Raises Over $114,000 in Support of Evangelical’s Growth and Service

    Evangelical Community Hospital’s signature celebration, the Evangelical Gala, was held on Saturday, March 9, 2019, and raised over $114,000 during the sand and sea-themed event. Proceeds from this year’s Gala, including ticket sales, auctions, and donations, will support Evangelical’s largest construction project in the Hospital’s history – PRIME (Patient Room Improvement, Modernization, and Enhancement). The funds will also go to […]
  • Fri, 15 Mar 2019 14:05:54 +0000

    SEDA-COG Announces Strategic Plan with Renewed Mission

    Bolstered by five focus groups with over 60 participants throughout an 11-county region, SEDA-Council of Governments (SEDA-COG) has a renewed mission and strategic plan to meet the needs of the region. The year-long process involved surveys of staff and the board of directors, plus focus groups with counties, municipalities, housing authorities, economic development partners, workforce development, transportation, and social services […]
  • Fri, 15 Mar 2019 14:05:12 +0000

    Highmark and Geisinger Complete Joint Venture for New Health Care Organization

    Geisinger and Highmark Inc. announced the completion and details of a previously-announced clinical joint venture. The organizations signed a letter of intent to explore the joint venture in May 2017, and in the time since have been working together to plan and design new facilities and services that will improve access to needed primary care, specialty care and appropriate acute […]
  • Fri, 15 Mar 2019 13:49:03 +0000

    More Women Work in Construction that’s Still a Man’s World

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tameeka Gwyn is used to schlepping concrete weighing as much as 60 pounds (27 kilograms) around a construction site. For Janna Rojas, it’s a cinch to carry metal pipes as heavy as 100 pounds (45 kilograms) going into new plumbing. “When you first do it, it’s quite a shock, but it’s reality,” says Gwyn, who with […]
  • Wed, 20 Mar 2019 14:42:16 +0000

    Robert Morris University unveils plan to consolidate schools

    Robert Morris University unveiled its plan Wednesday morning to reduce its number of schools from five to four. The university did not eliminate one of the schools, as had been speculated. Instead, three of the five schools — the School of Communications and Information Systems, School of Education and Social Sciences, and the School of Nursing and Health Sciences — were mashed into two new ones: the School of Informatics, Humanities and Social Sciences; and the School of Nursing, Education…
  • Wed, 20 Mar 2019 14:33:57 +0000

    Women of Influence award winners share the best and worst advice they've received

    What's the best and worst advice you've ever received? The winners of the 2019 Women of Influence awards, who are being honored this week for their accomplishments, shared the advice they've heard during their careers. Click on the photo above to start a slideshow with advice from each of the women. For links to full profiles of each of the women, see below: Career Achievement Winner Helen Hanna Casey Andrea Carelli Michelle Pagano Heck Michelle Fanzo Debra Caplan Anne Lewis Jessica Brooks Darla…
  • Wed, 20 Mar 2019 13:37:19 +0000

    Women of Influence: Meet Andrea Carelli with PNC Financial Services Group

    Andrea Carelli is a winner of a 2019 Women of Influence award.
  • Wed, 20 Mar 2019 13:36:50 +0000

    Women of Influence: Meet Michelle Pagano Heck with Nonprofit Talent

    Michlle Pagano Heck of Nonprofit Talent LLC is a 2019 Women of Influence award winner.
  • Wed, 20 Mar 2019 13:36:20 +0000

    Women of Influence: Meet Michelle Fanzo with AIA pittsburgh

    Michelle Fanzo is a winner of a 2019 Women of Influence award.
  • Wed, 20 Mar 2019 11:53:55 +0000

    K&L Gates partner retires after six decades

    The Pittsburgh-based law firm K&L Gates announced Tuesday that partner Dick Thornburgh was retiring after six decades of public an private legal service. Thornburgh joined the firm as an associate in 1959, working in offices in Pittsburgh, Boston and Washington, D.C. He left K&L Gates in 1969 to serve as United States Attorney and as the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. He was elected the governor of Pennsylvania in 1978 and again in…
  • Wed, 20 Mar 2019 11:46:00 +0000

    With eye on Boston expansion, PNC Bank names regional president

    PNC Bank has named longtime Boston-area resident Jon Bernstein its new regional president as it builds out its Boston banking team. Bernstein previously worked as managing director of the financial institutions group for Barclays. His resume also includes stints as a private equity investor and at Morgan Stanley, A.G. Edwards and Credit Suisse Group. PNC Financial Services Group (NYSE:PNC), based in Pittsburgh, has one of the largest banks in the country, with $382 billion in assets. The company…
  • Wed, 20 Mar 2019 11:37:26 +0000

    Women of Influence: Meet Anne Lewis with Oxford Development

    Anne Lewis of Oxford Development is a winner of a 2019 Women of Influence award.
  • Wed, 20 Mar 2019 11:35:53 +0000

    Women of Influence: Meet Jessica Brooks with Pittsburgh Business Group on Health

    Jessica Brooks is a winner of a 2019 Women of Influence award.
  • Wed, 20 Mar 2019 11:31:49 +0000

    After long break, Kings brings back popular dessert

    The angriest dessert in town has returned. Kings Family Restaurant has announced in a press release that it is bringing back the Frownie Brownie, the popular rival of Eat'n Park's Smiley Cookie. The brownie will be available at all of the chain's 23 locations this week. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Frownie is making a return after an almost four-year hiatus. Debuting in 2005, the bad-tempered brownie was removed from the menu in 2015 when Kings was purchased by the San Diego-based…
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