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

46 weeks 4 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.

46 weeks 4 days ago

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


46 weeks 4 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


48 weeks 22 hours 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»

PPL Electric Utilities Announces Copper Theft Reward Program

September 12, 2013

Information leading to arrest and conviction could yield up to $1,000

Take Time to Be Ready

September 4, 2013

A PPL Electric Utilities reminder for National Preparedness Month

Court Ruling Removes Final Hurdle for Susquehanna-Roseland Line Construction

August 30, 2013

Federal judge rules in favor of utility companies and National Park Service

Revised Schedule Puts Rail Bridge Reconstruction Project on the Fast Track

52 weeks 19 hours ago

Restoration of the White Deer railroad bridge, in northern Union County, is expected to be complete by late September. As a result, rail service will be available to prospective industrial tenants in the Great Stream Commons Business Park. more»

That's One Spicy Bowl of Ice Cream

52 weeks 19 hours ago

It started at Rehoboth Beach where David Letterman (no, not that one) and his wife Sherri were promoting the hot wing sauce and marinades produced at Bonfatto's, their restaurant in Bellefonte. The weather was warm so they bought some ice cream and, at Sherri's suggestion, tried Another Spice Cream. more»

Sterngold Named Managing Editor of MetroMBA

1 year 1 week ago

Muncy High School alumnus David Sterngold was recently named as the managing editor of MetroMBA, a new Web-based service that provides inside information about MBA programs in Philadelphia, New York and Boston. David lives in Philadelphia. more»

Foundation Accepting Grant Request Applications

1 year 2 weeks ago

The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania (FCFP) is accepting applications for the 2013 grant cycles for the Roscoe M. and Edith W. Wolf Fund and the Plunketts Creek Township Foundation Fund. more»

Project to Reduce the Threat of Floods is Announced in Sunbury

1 year 3 weeks ago

Nearly two years ago Sunbury Textile Mills sat surrounded by water as Tropical Storm Lee dumped more than 12-inches of rain over five days. Operations shut down, and the company's 200 employees were unable to work; lost wages exceeding $36,000 per day. more»

Quick Action Averts Derailment as Railroad Bed Washes Out

1 year 3 weeks ago
Quick Action by Rail Employees Averts Derailment as Railroad Bed Washes Out.

Rain, showers, and thunderstorms. It's been that kind of summer and Thursday, June 27 in the Beech Creek-Blanchard area of Clinton and Centre Counties was no different. Actually it was different - it was worse. Early evening tornado warnings were reported and a thunderstorm cell was plainly evident on the TV weather maps. more»

Hospital Receives Gift from West Milton State Bank

1 year 3 weeks ago
David S. Runk, President and CEO of West Milton State Bank recently presented Michael O’Keefe, President and CEO of Evangelical Community Hospital with a check for $5,000 to support the Hospital’s Charity Care Program.

David S. Runk, President and CEO of West Milton State Bank recently presented Michael O’Keefe, President and CEO of Evangelical Community Hospital with a check for $5,000 to support the Hospital’s Charity Care Program.  more»

Blue Cross Recognized for Best Practices in Customer Service

1 year 4 weeks ago

Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania's (BCNEPA) Customer Service Call Center has been recognized by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) for best practices in Service Improvement. more»

Blue Cross Seeks Nominations for 2013 Healthy Workplace Awards

1 year 4 weeks ago

Employers that have implemented successful workplace wellness programs will soon have an opportunity to be recognized for their efforts. more»

Evangelical Receives American Cancer Society Award for Tobacco Control

1 year 4 weeks ago
Pictured from left to right: Michael O’Keefe, President and CEO of Evangelical Community Hospital, Sheila Packer, Director of Evangelical Community Health and Wellness, Dawn Spuesens, Health Initiatives Representative, East Central Division, American Cancer Society, Megan Bollinger, Evangelical Community Health Coordinator, and Pam Foresman, Income Development Representative, East Central Division, American Cancer Society.

Evangelical Community Hospital has been awarded the American Cancer Society® Excellence in Workplace Tobacco Control Award joining an elite list of other recognized companies and organizations since the award series began in 2010. more»

Blue Ribbon Foundation Announces Grants for Access to Care, Healthy Families

1 year 5 weeks ago

Dental services for the un/underinsured, exercise and nutrition for at-risk individuals, and child abuse prevention education are among the areas of need being addressed by grants just awarded by The Blue Ribbon Foundation of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania. more»

Women’s Giving Society Endowed $250,000

1 year 5 weeks ago

Ten Lycoming County women have come together to participate in an exciting new philanthropic program. The women, all with varying charitable interests, have committed a total of $250,000 to endow the “Pearls with a Passion Fund” at the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania. more»

Joint Rail Authority Supports Increased Funding

1 year 8 weeks ago

With only days to go before the Pennsylvania Legislature is scheduled to recess, there are significant differences between competing proposals to raise new transportation revenue. more»

10,000 Friends Group Presents Award for Lake Augusta Project

1 year 8 weeks ago
Accepting the Community Transportation Excellence Award on behalf of SEDA-COG were (l. to r.) Dennis Robinson, Executive Director, SEDA-COG; and Tom Grbenick. Also pictured: Jack Machek, President and CEO, 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania.

SEDA-COG’s Lake Augusta Gateway Corridor Plan has received a 2013 Community Transportation Excellence Award from 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania. 10,000 Friends is among the state’s leading advocates for responsible and efficient land use within Pennsylvania communities. more»

Partnership Receives $100,000 from Bill and Sis Fish

1 year 8 weeks ago

First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania Receives $100,000 from Bill and Sis Fish more»

Contract Awarded to Rebuild Railroad Bridge

1 year 8 weeks ago
Damaged bridge is in background, behind flooded Loyalsock Bridge. (Photo courtesy of Tank Baird.)

A contract to rebuild the Loyalsock Creek Bridge, between Montoursville and Williamsport has been awarded to Glenn O. Hawbaker, a heavy construction company headquartered in State College, PA. The contract award was approved by PennDOT's Bureau of Rail Freight Assistance.  more»

Impact of Rail Service in Clinton County

1 year 8 weeks ago

Several measures illustrate the impact of rail service in the Lock Haven/Mill Hall area of Clinton County - more shippers, more rail facilities, etc. But job figures at two of the region’s chemical companies particularly stand out. more»

Blue Cross Upgrades Web Resources about Health Care Reform

1 year 8 weeks ago

New and improved website offers latest information for regional consumers more»

Quality Early-Childhood Education Investments Needed Now

1 year 9 weeks ago

This nation faces a frightening prospect. Our lack of investment in early childhood education adversely impacts this country's ability to create high-value jobs and compete globally. When we don't value investments in children early on in life, it has adverse implications. more»

Historic State Armories For Sale

1 year 9 weeks ago

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Dennis Swank Joins Evangelical Community Hospital Board of Directors

1 year 9 weeks ago

Evangelical Community Hospital is pleased to welcome Dennis Swank to its Board of Directors. more»

QVC Appoints Ted Jastrzebski As Chief Financial Officer

1 year 11 weeks ago

Former Hershey Executive Succeeds Retiring CFO Dan O’Connell more»

Communities to Receive Federal Transportation Alternatives Program Funds

1 year 11 weeks ago

Four Central Pennsylvania communities will receive federal Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funds for bicycle/pedestrian projects and activities related to safer routes for non-drivers. A total of $1,875,167 has been awarded through the SEDA-COG Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and PennDOT. more»

Senate Honors Chairwoman of Little League Board of Directors

1 year 11 weeks ago
L to R – Stephen D. Keener, President and CEO, Little League International; Dr. Davie Jane Gilmour and Senator Yaw

State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23), along with his colleagues in the Senate, today recognized Dr. Davie Jane Gilmour of Williamsport upon being named the first woman to chair the Board of Directors for Little League Baseball International. more»


1 year 11 weeks ago

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has made a few changes regarding programs for small businesses, changes which can lead to more opportunity for companies pursuing state contracts. The changes will be fully presented and discussed at SEDA-COG's “new and improved” seminar on Doing Business with the Commonwealth, June 14 and July 18. more»

Leadership Lycoming presents Community Projects

1 year 11 weeks ago
Leadership Lycoming team members (l. to r.) - Megan Lehman, Sherry Paulhamus, Greg Harrison, Heather Willis Lewis, Stacie Schearer, Jamie Snyder (Joseph Geffe absent)

On May 21, 2013, the Leadership Lycoming Class of 2013 presented its Community projects to Leadership advisors, board members and project agency leaders during a reception at the Professional Development Center on the Campus of Pennsylvania College of Technology. more»

Longest-Serving Rail Authority Member Steps Down

1 year 12 weeks ago

Words like talent, integrity, knowledge and expertise were among those used to describe Don Kramer during special ceremonies in early May when the Dunnstown resident more»

PennDOT Honors Star of Excellence Recipients

1 year 12 weeks ago

PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch today recognized 30 PennDOT employees for their outstanding performance with the Star of Excellence Award, PennDOT’s highest recognition. more»

Cable TV Franchise Agreements Offer Opportunities for Municipalities

1 year 12 weeks ago

One of the lesser known responsibilities of municipal officials is contract negotiations for cable television franchises. SEDA-COG has scheduled a series of meetings in June to educate elected and non-elected officials about their rights and potential benefits related to the negotiating process. more»

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