• Sat, 20 Jul 2019 10:00:00 -0400

    That's a wrap: Arts camp concludes with play performance

    Lee Rosenberger, a student at Indiana Area High School (with bucket on head), portrayed Pipkin in “Pipkin and the Angel,” a play performed Friday at the close of the arts camp sponsored by the Indiana Art Association at Indiana Junior…
  • Sat, 20 Jul 2019 09:55:00 -0400

    BLAST OFF! IUP hosts inaugural math camp

    Rachelle Bouchat, associated professor in the IUP math department, launched a rocket Friday as part of the inaugural Serafini Math Camp on the IUP campus, amazing students Aurora Hutton, of Blairsville; Eva Nealen,
  • Sat, 20 Jul 2019 09:50:00 -0400

    'Texting Thru Recovery': ‘Don’t squander one bit of this marvelous life’

    Like a continental divide, my life flowed between Before and After.
  • Sat, 20 Jul 2019 09:49:00 -0400

    'God, Me and a Cup of Tea': Chips, chocolate and cheating

    I was raised to never tell a lie or cheat in any way. I’m not good at deceit. I try to be honest in everything.
  • Sat, 20 Jul 2019 09:50:00 -0400

    Awards presented to campers

    A number of campers who participated in this year’s Summer’s Best Two Weeks camp through Graystone Presbyterian Church in Indiana earned awards during a closing ceremony on Friday.
  • Sat, 20 Jul 2019 09:45:00 -0400

    Churches schedule Vacation Bible School

    The following area churches will hold Vacation Bible School:
  • Sat, 20 Jul 2019 09:40:00 -0400

    Community church events planned

    Gospel meeting
  • Sat, 20 Jul 2019 09:35:00 -0400

    United Way kickoff scheduled

    The United Way’s annual campaign kickoff will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Home Farm Barn in White Township.
  • Sat, 20 Jul 2019 06:00:00 -0400

    Area church services announced

    Indiana County area churches are grouped by communities, which appear in alphabetical order.
  • Fri, 19 Jul 2019 09:54:00 -0400

    Gazette Photos: Creepy creatures visit scout camp

    Holly Travis, right, a faculty member in the biology department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, showed a Madagascar cockroach to Girl Scouts participating in camp on Wednesday at Blue Spruce Park near Ernest.
  • Fri, 19 Jul 2019 13:00:00 +0000

    Is nuclear energy central Pennsylvania’s saving grace?

    Pennsylvania’s nuclear energy future is in a state of flux. With the Three Mile Island Nuclear plant closing this fall and concerns the Beaver Valley nuclear plant in western Pennsylvania is next, indus­try trade groups and local politicians are calling for an intervention. They view nuclear power as an im­portant part of the state’s future energy portfolio alongside natural gas, […]
  • Fri, 19 Jul 2019 13:00:00 +0000

    The “Shale Survivors”

    The “Oil Bust of 2014” took a heavy toll on the gas industry — 69 oil and gas pro­ducers with $34.3 billion in cumulative secured and unsecured debt went under. After share prices peaked in 2014, the oil bust wiped out about $1 trillion in equity, causing the Dow Jones U.S. Oil & Gas Index to fall by 40%. The […]
  • Fri, 19 Jul 2019 13:00:00 +0000

    Who’s Who in Marcellus

    Christine Toretti may not be replacing Gal Gadot in the next Wonder Woman movie, but she has all the characteris­tics needed to fill the iconic role: fear­lessness, strength, perseverance, confi­dence, power and compassion. In 1990, after her father commit­ted suicide, Toretti succeeded him as chairperson and CEO of S.W. Jack Drilling Company, the largest privately held, land- based oil and […]
  • Fri, 19 Jul 2019 13:00:00 +0000

    The Future of Automobiles: It’s Electrifying!

    Maybe you’ve seen the “JetStones” TV commercial that uses the Flintstone’s and the Jetsons’ theme songs to con­trast two drivers stopped at a traffic light — one in a dull “prehistoric” gaso­line compact and the other in a shiny new Chevy Bolt EV. The narrator says, “With instant acceleration, electric cars are more fun to drive and more afford­able than […]
  • Fri, 19 Jul 2019 13:00:00 +0000

    The New Penn State Solar Energy Project

    Last summer, the Penn State University Office of Physical Plant began site work on a 2-megawatt advanced utility-scale solar photovoltaic system near the Uni­versity Park campus. Once completed, the solar array will provide 2,500 meg­awatt hours of clean, reliable and afford­able solar-generated energy amounting to 1% of the campus’ electricity needs. But the concept for the Penn State Or­chard Road […]
  • Fri, 19 Jul 2019 13:00:00 +0000

    Solar power brings new opportunities to central Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania was home to the first U.S. commercial oil well, and thanks to the state’s abundance of natural resources like coal, oil and natural gas, energy and electricity have stimulated economic ac­tivity and created jobs across the state for generations. However, fossil fuels are not the only energy commodities found in the Commonwealth. Wind and Solar on the Rise Solar […]
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  • Fri, 19 Jul 2019 13:00:00 +0000

    Gas prices drive summer travel

    The season of global travel, beach vacations and road trips is here, and central Pennsylvania residents in the Marcellus Shale region are checking gasoline prices, traffic conditions and weather forecasts before hitting the road. “Everyone is taking advantage of relatively lower gas prices, taking advantage of the nice economy and extra spending money in their pocket, and kicking the sum­mer […]
  • Fri, 19 Jul 2019 13:00:00 +0000


    MORTGAGESL= LENDER BEDFORD Mark A. ClapperFarm Service Agency$536,820.31David E. Diehl1st Peoples Comm. Fed. CU$41,000.00Joy A. CarnicellaRural Housing Service$127,000.00Nathaniel J. GingerichBB & T Bank$74,000.00William L. LeydigQuicken Loans, Inc.$60,000.00Kimberly J. McDevittM & T Bank$25,000.00Steven E. LongFulton Bank$500,000.00Steven E. LongGary L. Long$200,000.00Michael A. SawyerHometown Bank$119,000.00Bradley Lee ConradHometown Bank$8,500.00Brent L. BoorHometown Bank $66,000.00Joy A. CarnicellaRural Housing Service$127,000.00 BLAIR Jonas PeachyFirst National Bank of PA$17,500.00Leeann […]
  • Fri, 19 Jul 2019 13:00:00 +0000

    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 […]
  • Fri, 19 Jul 2019 19:00:40 +0000

    U.S. Steel to layoff workers at Slovakia plant

    The manufacturer plans to layoff 2,500 employees at the facility.
  • Fri, 19 Jul 2019 18:01:56 +0000

    Honeycomb Credit adds feature to crowd-financing platform

    "We're excited to let businesses pay their neighbors back instead of paying Wall Street back."
  • Fri, 19 Jul 2019 17:31:22 +0000

    Slowdown in new vehicle registrations in Pittsburgh region, but this brand was up 150 percent

    Here's why this brand was up 150 percent.
  • Fri, 19 Jul 2019 17:03:38 +0000

    The region's wealthiest school districts by county

    School districts rely on their local tax bases for support, largely from real estate taxes. In the 10-county Pittsburgh region, there are 125 school districts and they vary widely in wealth, from median household incomes of less than $25,000 to more than $100,000. Each of the 10 counties in southwestern Pennsylvania has "haves" and "have nots," to some degree, though some counties have much larger spreads between the poorest and richest districts. In Allegheny County, the poorest district has…
  • Fri, 19 Jul 2019 16:58:57 +0000

    Fire breaks out at the Century III Mall

    Firefighters responded to a fire at the Century III Mall on Friday morning. The fire broke out around 10 a.m. in the maintenance garage area of the mall, according to a report from WPXI. No one was hurt in the fire, but workers at JCPenney were briefly evacuated as a precaution. The retailer is the only store remaining at the mall. The mall was deemed unsafe and uninhabitable by the West Mifflin Code Enforcement due to an issue with the water and fire suppression system inside. Century III has…
  • Fri, 19 Jul 2019 16:11:35 +0000

    Energy-related firm files Chapter 11

    Company, founded in 2013, employs about 70 and has clients in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio.
  • Fri, 19 Jul 2019 15:19:05 +0000

    Monroeville campus to host new Supercomputing Center expansion

    A $10 million National Science Foundation grant will be invested at 4350 Norther Pike
  • Fri, 19 Jul 2019 13:23:46 +0000

    Range Resources makes 2 deals worth more than $600M

    Range Resources on Friday announced two deals worth $634 million, the sale of assets in Armstrong County and additional overriding royalties in southwestern Pennsylvania, and said it will repay debt with the proceeds. Range will receive $600 million for the 2 percent proportional overriding royalties involved in existing and future Marcellus, Utica and Upper Devonian shale wells across 350,000 net surface acres in two separate transactions. The acquirer was not disclosed although the transactions,…
  • Fri, 19 Jul 2019 12:15:55 +0000

    Report: YWCA Greater Pittsburgh names new chief executive

    The YWCA Greater Pittsburgh went all the way to Texas to find its new chief executive: Janine Woods. The move was effective July 8. Woods was most recently the chief executive of the Brown Family Health Center in Nacogdoches, Texas, according to a report in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. While there, she oversaw efforts to provide medical care, counseling, a food pantry and other services to a 12-county rural region of East Texas. Prior to her work out west, she held positions at the Foundation for…
  • Fri, 19 Jul 2019 12:10:36 +0000

    Self-driving car unicorn Aurora inks lease for big new HQ in California

    Aurora launched in 2016 and is co-headquartered in Pittsburgh and Palo Alto. Now it's moving its Palo Alto HQ to Mountain View, blocks from where Honda and Toyota have their Silicon Valley innovation centers.
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