New employee joins Hindman Funeral Home
Richard M. Tavalsky has joined the staff at Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory.
Tavalsky recently graduated first in his class from the Pittsburgh Institute of
Mortuary Science with an associate degree in funeral service arts and sciences.
Tavalsky, who passed the National Board Examination for Funeral Directors, began
his resident internship at Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory.
District judge becomes recertified
Magisterial District Judge Rick W. Varner has been re-certified for service as a member of the Pennsylvania Unified Judicial System.
Recertification was granted after successful completion of continuing legal education course work conducted in Harrisburg.
Financial consultant attends conference
Bill Rice, financial consultant of Laurel Highlands Financial Services, Somerset, has participated in Commonwealth Financial Network’s Business Experience conference, held in collaboration with Disney Institute in Florida.
Business Experience recognizes successful advisers based on a ranking of annual production among the commonwealth’s nationwide network of 1,450 financial advisers.
Health Net names employee of the month
Jessica Costlow has been named employee of the month for April at Health Net Federal Services, Johnstown. She has been a customer-service representative at Health Net since 2011.
Health Net has partnered with the Department of Defense for more than 20 years to provide health-care services to men and women who serve and their family members.
She resides in Johnstown with her husband, Greg, and four children.
Executive director gives presentation
Mike Artim, executive director of Cambria-Rowe Business College, recently presented at the HumanKind TEDx event that was organized and produced by the Greater Johns-town School District.
His topic was HumanKind at Its Core, and it centered around the concept that all of our habits, attitudes, beliefs and expectations for the entire life are formed in the first 4,000 days, from birth to age 11.
The first 4,000 days are critical in the development of every child, and the more we understand that as parents, teachers, coaches, schools and communities, the better we can prepare our children to reach their full potential.
Law firm associate selected for membership
Bryan Neiderhiser has been selected for membership into the National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Trial Lawyers.
Neiderhiser is an associate at the law firm of Marcus & Mack, P.C., where his practice is devoted solely to representing the interests of injured people in cases involving catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, industrial accidents, motor vehicle collisions, premises liability and dog bite injuries.
He is a graduate of Grove City College and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania’s state courts as well as the federal court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
Neiderhiser serves on the board of governor’s of the
Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, and is a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice. He also is a member of the Indiana and Allegheny County Bar associations.
New owner of Richland Curves
Beverly Pridgen is the new owner of Richland Curves, located in the College Park Plaza, Richland Township.
She is Cleveland Clinic certified in behavior, diet and nutrition and exercise and is a certified Zumba instructor.
The Curves workout consists of total body toning, strengthening and cardio using hydraulic resistance equipment.
Computer instructor attends event
Jessica Hanes Barron of Boswell, computer science instructor at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, was selected to present at the Faculty Development Institute at the Community College of Allegheny County.
Barron will discuss the uses of instructional gaming in advancing STEM education.
New employee joins Hindman Funeral Home
Portage eatery finds new owner
A popular Portage eatery, which has been closed since January, has found new ownership – and new life.
Ruby Tuesday agrees to $575K settlement in case involving Altoona, Indiana locations
The restaurant chain Ruby Tuesday, Inc. is paying $575,000 to settle a federal age discrimination lawsuit over five locations in Pennsylvania and one in Ohio.
Reservations about taxes: Why a 2009 law hasn’t stopped illicit cigarette deliveries
When Congress passed a law in 2009 effectively banning mail-order deliveries of cigarettes, it was expected to snuff out entrepreneurs on New York’s Indian reservations who were selling millions of cartons, tax-free, to consumers in high-tax states.
But the law, called the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act, didn’t stop everybody.
NICK MASSEY | How to work out the 'math' of retirement
If you are one of the 78 million baby boomers rolling into retirement in the next 20 years, you might want to sit down and do a little math. Retirement is a lot more complicated than it used to be.
So, before you quit your job and venture into the next stage of your life, stop for a minute to consider a set of numbers that could make the difference between retiring comfortably and well, not so much.
Why job interviews are all about evaluator preparation
We’ve all been through job interviews, but being the one asking the questions is not always easy. You want to be fair and thorough when evaluating prospective employees, but also confident that you’ll gather sufficient information to make the right choice.
Fortunately, success on both sides of the interview comes from the same source – preparation. Doing your homework and taking a thoughtful approach to interviewing will make you as ready as you hope your prospective employees are.
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Atlantic Broadband boosting Web speeds
Massachusetts-based Atlantic Broadband announced this week it is boosting Internet speeds by 50 percent or more to some of its high-speed service offerings in Johnstown.
Richland woman opens development center
It only took a few years after graduation for Ashley Parkins to catch her big break.
With her human development and family studies degree from Penn State Altoona in hand, she began building her career in child care. When opportunity struck, she seized it – and it was right in her own backyard.
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