Mastrian giving talk on Big Data in Health Care
SHARON – Penn State Shenango will continue its 2013-14 Faculty Lecture Series with Dr. Kathy Mastrian, associate professor and program coordinator for nursing, who will speak at 7 p.m. March 20 in Sharon Hall room 105. Mastrian’s topic is: “Big Data in Health Care: What is it? Why is It Important?’’ The event is free.
Mastrian, a leader and expert in nursing informatics, received her doctorate in medical sociology from Kent (Ohio) State University. She has written two books on the subject, “Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge” and “Teaching with Technology: Tools for the Knowledge Age.’’
‘Boomtown’ meeting set for Mercer Library
MERCER – Mercer Area Library hosts a Mercer Chamber of Commerce “Boomtown’’ meeting at 6:30 p.m. March 19.
The topic is “7 1/2 Keys to Big Success in a Small Town.’’
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Halcon to suspend drilling in greater region
WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA, EASTERN OHIO – Natural gas and oil driller Halcon Resources Corp. said it plans to suspend drilling in northeastern Ohio and northwestern Pennsylvania to concentrate on its land holdings in Texas and North Dakota.
The suspension, effective this year, is due to Utica shale results that “haven’t been too wonderful’’ in the region, Floyd C. Wilson, Halcon’s president and CEO, said in a conference call with analysts last week. He added that Utica, for the time being, isn’t going to be part of the company’s spending this year and that Halcon wasn’t going to drill any more wells near the underperforming ones.
Halcon holds 19 drilling permits in Mercer County and has drilled at least three wells in the county, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection. The company has leaseholds on 143,000 acres in Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Mastrian giving talk on Big Data in Health Care
Authority takes action against consultant, contractor
Hermitage Municipal Authority last week authorized legal action against its consulting engineer and the general contractor concerning damage to two pieces of equipment installed during the recent expansion of the Hermitage Water Pollution Control Plant.
Planning commission OKs rezoning 2 lots
Hermitage Planning Commission on Monday recommended only partial approval of Frederick A. George’s request to rezone three lots in LindenPointe business park.
Hermitage rezoning request must provide more details
Hermitage Planning Commission has asked for more details before making a recommendation on a rezoning request – details that typically would accompany a different kind of submission.
Is a new Social Security card in your cards?
To help combat the rising threat of fraud and identity theft, Social Security will no longer issue Social Security number printouts beginning in August 2014.
2 local farms on grazing tour
Penn Soil RC&D Executive Director Wes Ramsey announced that a Northwest Pennsylvania Project: Grass Grazing Field Day and Tour will be held July 17, featuring two farms in Mercer County.
Gannon small business center moving office to Greenville
In an abrupt move, Gannon University Small Business Development Center said Monday the organization is moving its local office out of the Penn-Northwest Development Corp. Professional Center in Coolspring Township to Greenville.
Sharon Regional rates AHA award
Sharon Regional Health System has received the Mission: Lifeline Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.
SharonSteel Foundation creates $1 million Penn State scholarship
The SharonSteel Foundation has committed to give $1 million to Penn State Shenango to create the SharonSteel Foundation Trustee Scholarship, the local college campus announced Thursday.
Subdivision could put an end to access dispute
A dispute over access to the rear of a South Hermitage Road business plaza that arose when Speedway LLC announced plans to build a gas station and convenience store next door is headed toward a long-term resolution.
Tourist Agency honoring two of its own at annual dinner
Mercer County’s tourist agency will honor two of its own at the organization’s upcoming annual dinner to be held June 12, at Gallery Grille in Greenville.
Business briefs from May 22, 2014
FNB declares dividend, elects directors
Emclaire Financial Corp. declares dividend
Large real estate deals recorded
Large separate real estate transfers were recorded recently in Mercer County.
FNB Corp. posts record earnings in first quarter
FNB Corp. reported Wednesday its first-quarter earnings were up a sharp 21 percent due to its buyout of BCSB Bancorp Inc. and loan growth.
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Tractor Supply building new store in Grove City
Construction is under way on a new Tractor Supply Co. store in Grove City.
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