Ken Lenz, a custodian at Penn Cambria Middle School in Gallitzin, Pa., stokes a coal furnace, which can be converted to gas. Peoples Natural Gas is expanding natural gas service to communities like Gallitzin.
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Ken Lenz, a custodian at Penn Cambria Middle School in Gallitzin, Pa., stokes a coal furnace, which can be converted to gas. Peoples Natural Gas is expanding natural gas service to communities like Gallitzin.

The economics of expanding natural gas service

Natural gas utilities have recently unveiled a new way for residents to finance expansion projects. Residents of Gallitzin are embracing it.


 "The games between UPMC and Highmark must end," Gov. Tom Wolf said in a statement.

State heads to court to force arbitration for UPMC, Highmark

Gov. Tom Wolf said UPMC’s decision jeopardizes 180,000 of “our most vulnerable citizens,” leading to a motion in Commonwealth Court.



 More than 4,000 people were killed and thousands more were injured when a 7.8 earthquake hit Saturday near Kathmandu, the nation’s capital.

Pittsburgh Nepalese, aid organizations mobilize

They are aware of the immediate rescue and recovery needs and the long road ahead of rebuilding.