PNG rates to remain level

Customers of Peoples Natural Gas will continue to pay the same for their gas for the next quarter.

The quarterly adjusted cost recovery rate will remain at $4.06 per thousand cubic feet through June 30, said Barry Kukovich, Peoples spokesman.

The average residential customer who uses 90,000 cubic feet per year, or 7.5 mcf per month, will continue to pay $79 a month.

Peoples serves 736,000 customers in 18 western Pennsylvania counties and parts of West Virginia and Kentucky and about 31,200 customers in Blair County.


SFU sets planning seminars

The Saint Francis University Small Business Development Center will hold two pre-business planning seminars in April.

The free seminar is for people who are interested in opening and operating their own business.

Topics to be discussed are feasibility issues, marketing, recordkeeping, business plans, legal issues, regulations/taxes and financing.

Seminars will be held from 9 a.m. to noon April 10 at the JARI Center for Business Development, 160 JARI Drive, Johnstown, and from 5 to 8 p.m. April 25 at the SBDC, 117 Evergreen Drive, Loretto.

Pre-registration is required for the seminar 48 hours prior to the scheduled date. Interested persons may contact the SBDC at 472-3200 or for more information.

Edward Jones recognized

Edward Jones has been named No. 1 in the Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance for 2018 by Great Place to Work and Fortune.

The ranking considered input from more than 76,000 employees in the financial services and insurance sector.

Great Place to Work, a research and consulting firm, evaluated more than 50 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These include pride in the organization’s community impact, belief that their work makes a difference and feeling their work has special meaning. Rankings are based on employees experiences, no matter who they are or what they do in the organization.

The Blair County financial advisors are Katlin Webb, Vicki Karns and Michael Harris in Altoona, John Barton in Duncansville and J.T. Tidd in Hollidaysburg.