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
Data breach hits Target's profits, but that's only the tip of the iceberg
In its first financial release since the December breach that enabled the theft of millions of customers' payment data, Target said profits fell 46 percent and that the breach had already cost the retailer $17 million. The final tally will be bigger, the company said, but it's unclear by how much.
United to offer Erie-to-Chicago flights by June 5
United Airlines is replacing round-trip service between Erie International Airport and Cleveland with flights to and from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.
Mining industry major source of employment
The Pennsylvania Coal Alliance says that the state’s mining industry constitutes a major source of employment and tax revenue.
Fuel prices affect many
Everyone wants to see lower gasoline and diesel fuel, said area businesses that rely heavily on fuel.
Be it by highway, rail or air, the Cambria-Somerset region continues to depend heavily on transportation as the push is on to improve the economic picture moving people and things in and out.
Limousines and other specialty vehicles bring special attention to your arrival at joyful occasions such as weddings and are gaining in popularity, said area transportation companies.
VIDEO | Café opens in downtown Johnstown
Flood City Café regulars might occasionally receive a CD from a smiling barista who overheard them mentioning a favorite band during a previous visit.
BUSINESS BRIEFS | CTC robotic system honored
A locally developed robotic system used to remove paint and other coatings from aircraft has earned honors for innovation.
BUSINESS BRIEFS | Small-business webinars offered
The federal Small Business Adminstration is conducting programs to help small businesses and aspiring business owners.
Pa. hospital agrees to for-profit buyout
A western Pennsylvania health system has agreed to be sold to a for-profit Tennessee conglomerate that owns, leases or operates 206 other hospitals in 29 states.
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