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PPL Holtwood Doubles Capacity of Hydroelectric Facility

December 2, 2013

New 125-megawatt powerhouse begins commercial operation; project to improve fish passage

An Invitation From PPL Electric Utilities: Join the Operation HELP Giving Tradition

December 2, 2013

Program assists customers unable to pay energy bills due to hardships

PPL Electric Utilities Posts Quarterly Price to Compare

November 25, 2013

Company encourages all customers to shop for electric supply

Update on $30 Million Flood Protection System

34 weeks 5 days ago

The final design for Bloomsburg’s flood protection system is expected one year from now.  The Columbia County Commissioners recently signed an agreement with Borton-Lawson, a Pennsylvania-based engineering and architectural firm. more»

2014 Evangelical Gala Plans Underway to Support Rehabilitation Services

34 weeks 5 days ago
The 2014 Evangelical Community Hospital’s Gala Planning Committee: Front row: Jennifer Reish; Lise Barrick; Bridget Smith; Angela Motto, Gala co-chair; Maria Petorak; and Heather Snyder, Development Coordinator at Evangelical Community Hospital. Back row: Shannon Moyers; Brandy Kift, Marketing Manager at Evangelical Community Hospital; Cynthia Martin; Julie Stefan; Teresa Keeley; Sabra Karr; Jennifer Motto-Holthus; and Donna Schuck, Associate Vice President/Chief Development Officer at Evangelical Community Hospital Not Pictured: Jodi Batman and Sheri Rippon, Gala co-chair.

Plans are underway for the 2014 Evangelical Community Hospital Gala event. Being heldSaturday, March 8, 2014, at Bucknell University’s Larison Hall, the black-tie optional evening of dinner, dancing, and live auction raises funds to advance vital Hospital initiatives. more»

Layers of Memories Unearthed as Bookseller Plans 172nd Anniversary

34 weeks 5 days ago

WILLIAMSPORT -- A recently discovered box of my father’s writings includes a bunch of diaries from 1918 or 1919 (He never used a blank diary until it was outdated and no longer able to be sold).  He writes of his job in Philadelphia at the George W. Jacobs Bookstore. more»

PPL Corporation Partners with Regional and Local Banks on Innovative Financing Arrangement

November 12, 2013

Initiative promotes community development while providing capital for infrastructure improvements

Rail Authority to Support Funding for PA Transportation

36 weeks 1 day ago

Major transportation legislation is under consideration in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and a vote is anticipated within days. Legislators will vote on the $2.5-billion spending plan that cleared the Senate in June.  more»

Help With Heating Bills Is Available For Those Who Need It

November 4, 2013

PPL Electric Utilities urges eligible customers to seek LIHEAP grants

LG&E and KU Energy Partners With Local Banks to Strengthen Regional Economy

November 1, 2013

Loan facility provides $75 million for funding working capital needs, promotes economic development

PPL Corporation Reports Third-Quarter Earnings

October 31, 2013

-- Solid quarter and strong performance from regulated utilities drive increase in midpoint of 2013 forecast of earnings from ongoing operations

PPL Electric Utilities Helps State Reach Appliance Recycling Mark

October 29, 2013

Utility-sponsored programs statewide save estimated 200,000 megawatt-hours of electricity annually

PPL Holtwood Transfers About 300 Acres of Land to Lancaster County Conservancy

October 28, 2013

Transfer supports long-term preservation of scenic property near Pinnacle Overlook

Sandy One Year Later: Stronger System, Continuous Improvement

October 23, 2013

PPL Electric Utilities continues work to reduce outages, improve service for customers

Update: $9.1M Railroad Bridge Project

39 weeks 5 days ago
As water from the creek flows around the barricade, construction crews work on steel piling that will support one of the bridge's two piers.

Construction of the Loyalsock Creek railroad bridge in Lycoming County is about 10% complete as the SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority (JRA) continues to target a summer 2014 completion. more»


39 weeks 5 days ago

SEDA-COG, in conjunction with Centre, Clinton, and Mifflin counties has begun a project to increase the utilization of regionally developed natural gas in Central Pennsylvania. The $160,000 project is intended to make natural gas more accessible for residential, industrial, and vehicular use. more»


39 weeks 5 days ago

Federal Bureau of Prison (BOP) facilities in Allenwood and Lewisburg buy more than $45 million in goods and services every year, representing a “…great opportunity…” for firms in Central Pennsylvania, according to Kristen Moyer, Procurement Specialist with the SEDA-COG Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). more»

Chloe’s Gourmet Topping Launches New Website

39 weeks 5 days ago

Chloe’s Gourmet Topping is pleased to announce the launch of their new web site at the address:

This new web site, designed by Kolb Net Works, includes the following features: more»

PPL Electric Utilities E-PowerWise Program Helps Families Save Electricity and Water

October 17, 2013

Community Action Commission takes the lead to show families how to save

PPL Montana Community Fund Announces $100,000 in Grants to Help Strengthen Communities

October 11, 2013

More than $1.8 million awarded since the Community Fund’s inception

CSSI Finalizes Partnership with SalesPad

41 weeks 2 days ago
Computer Support Services, Inc. (CSSI) a Pennsylvania based IT Solutions Provider today announced that it has finalized a partnership with SalesPad® , A provider of sales and customer services tools for Microsoft Great Plains Users. 

LG&E and KU Announce Plans to Build Second Natural Gas Combined-Cycle Generating Station and a Solar Generation Facility

October 3, 2013

Both plants to be located on existing properties; NGCC to create about 40 full-time, 250 construction jobs

Bonner Sports, RV Announces Vote For Charity Winner

42 weeks 8 hours ago
Pictured from left to right are Rob Phillips/Bonner Sports & RV; Dave George/Bonner Sports & RV; Jamie Caputo/Branch Director, Central PA Food Bank; Tom Szulanczyk, Chapter Executive/American Red Cross; Anna Thompson/ Communications & Development Manager, YWCA of Northcentral PA; Samantha Gonzalez/Intern, YWCA of Northcentral PA; Nate Metzger/Bonner Sports & RV; Bob Reeder, President/Bonner Sports & RV.

Bonner Sports and RV recently announced the winner of its Vote for Charity program. Vying for the top prize of $750 were: The Williamsport YWCA, Journey House (New Covenant United Church of Christ), The Jersey Shore YMCA, Red Cross Disaster Relief, and the Central PA Food Bank. more»

$9.1 Million Loyalsock Creek Bridge Takes Shape

42 weeks 8 hours ago
A recent photo of the construction site, looking west.

Work is progressing on the Loyalsock Creek railroad bridge in Lycoming County as the SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority (JRA) continues to target a summer 2014 completion. The $9.1 million project is about 10% complete. more»

National Energy Awareness Month: Discover What Powers Your Life

October 1, 2013

PPL Electric Utilities urges customers to boost their energy efficiency IQ

Public-Private Partnerships will Deliver Better, More Efficient Transportation Projects

42 weeks 2 days ago

Pennsylvania’s Public Private Partnership (P3) Board today approved three projects that will help provide transportation services and infrastructure more efficiently through partnerships with the private sector.

The board approved two proposals from the private sector and one project through which PennDOT and a third party would quickly replace hundreds of bridges. more»

Evangelical Acquires SUN Orthopaedic Group, Inc.

42 weeks 2 days ago

Evangelical Community Hospital has acquired SUN Orthopaedic Group, Inc., the region’s premier bone and joint specialists. more»


42 weeks 2 days ago

The Red Wing Shoe Company is proud to announce the grand opening of their new Red Wing Store, located in Linden, Pennsylvania, on U.S. Route 220 South; serving Williamsport and surrounding counties. more»

PPL Montana reaches agreement to sell hydroelectric facilities

September 26, 2013

Includes more than 630 megawatts of generating capacity

In the Midst of Hurricane Season, Partners Equal Greater Preparedness for LG&E, KU

September 26, 2013

Ongoing mutual assistance programs provide critical resources in times of need


43 weeks 5 days ago

As the SEDA-COG Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) prepares to update its public transportation plan, it is surveying area residents about needs and concerns regarding transit service in the MPO’s eight counties -- Clinton, Columbia, Juniata, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, and Union. more»

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