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2014-07-25 16:22:19

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National League of Cities (NLC) today selected Pittsburgh, Pa. to host the 2016 Congress of Cities and Exposition, the nation's largest educational and networking event for city officials. As the host city, Pittsburgh will welcome thousands of local officials and professional staff and help organize educational workshops and mobile tours that will explore various city businesses, programs and transit. The selection was made...

2014-07-25 04:20:51

PITTSBURGH, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Burleson LLP, a full-service law firm devoted primarily to the oil and gas industry, has completed a move into new offices in Pittsburgh, adding 10,000 square feet to support recent growth in the Appalachian Basin. The firm now occupies more than 25,000 square feet on the second floor of Southpointe Town Center at 1900 Main Street. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130108/DA38500LOGO Burleson opened its Pittsburgh location in late 2009...

2014-07-24 23:02:45

ProFromGo Internet Marketing is one of the newest additions to Google's list of authorized independent contractors, trained and specially certified to bring 360 degree Street-View style Google powered virtual tours inside Pittsburgh businesses through the "Google Business View" program. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 Not many people can honestly say they have never used Google’s Street View to virtually “walk” up and down their own street, take a peek at their...

2014-07-22 12:22:55

ALLENTOWN, Pa., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) will release consolidated second-quarter 2014 earnings results before the stock market opens on Thursday, July 31. William H. Spence, PPL chairman, president and Chief Executive Officer, and other members of PPL's executive team will discuss quarterly results and the company's general business outlook during a conference call with financial analysts beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time. The call will be...

2014-07-17 16:22:01

CONNELLSVILLE, Pa., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fayette County Cultural Trust announced today that the FirstEnergy Foundation plans to donate $100,000 to help fund economic development activities in Connellsville, Pennsylvania. The grant - $25,000 per year over four years beginning in 2014 - will be used to help redevelop the Connellsville downtown area and provide assistance to local small businesses. "We greatly appreciate the generous support from the FirstEnergy Foundation,...

2014-07-17 16:21:43

Rights of local communities are affirmed HARRISBURG, Pa., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Commonwealth Court reinstated local zoning regulation of the oil and gas industry in Pennsylvania. The decision effectively means that local government can regulate where industrial gas operations can occur, such as by prohibiting those land uses in residential areas. Challenges to such laws will again be governed by the Municipalities Planning Code....

2014-07-17 12:23:19

WARREN, Pa., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Refining Company will host a conference call on July 21, 2014 at 11:00 AM ET to discuss fiscal 2014 third quarter earnings results, which were released July 15, 2014. The call will be hosted by Mr. John Catsimatidis, the Company's Chief Executive Officer and Mr. Myron Turfitt, the Company's President and Chief Operating Officer. The call in number is: 1-866-219-5268. The conference ID number is: 1641810. There will be a replay of...

2014-07-16 23:12:34

Dr. Brettney Ramsour, clinic director of AlignLife Chiropractor & Natural Health Center in East Stroudsburg purchased, cooked and served food at the Salvation Army. East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 Dr. Brettney Ramsour has been purchasing, cooking and serving food at the Salvation Army on Washington Street for 12 years. Dr. Brettney's staff and family have stood by his side every year, this is only the second time they have done this during the summer and fed...

2014-07-14 12:26:58

PITTSBURGH, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Highmark Caring Place, A Center for Grieving Children, Adolescents and Their Families, recently recognized 735 volunteers, including 88 individuals who reached 5-, 10- and 15-year service milestones in their volunteer work with members of the community at the organization's four Pennsylvania locations - Erie, Lemoyne, Pittsburgh and Warrendale. "We are so grateful for the many individuals who donate their time to support children and adults after...

2014-07-14 08:23:45

CARNEGIE, Pa., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Color Runs... Mud Runs... Running for Donuts.... The Bacon Run... and on and on and on. The latest craze in racing and fitness activities includes some pretty wild themes that large amounts of people find to be a lot of fun. The Salvation Army of Western PA has a race with a fun factor equal to or greater than those types of "Fun Runs" - plus, the added benefit of knowing that your participation is helping thousands of kids in...

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Allegheny National Forest
2013-10-30 09:24:27

The Allegheny National Forest is a National Forest that can be found in northwestern Pennsylvania. The forest covers 513,175 acres of land. In the forest is the Kinzua Dam, which impounds the Allegheny River to create Allegheny Reservoir. The administrative headquarters for the Allegheny National Forest can be found in Warren. It has two ranger stations, one in Bradford, McKean County and one in Marienville, Forest County. The forest lies in the heart of Pennsylvania’s oil and gas...

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