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November 11, 2012
From staff reports , The Herald-Star

PRACTICING LAW: Carl A. Frankovitch is now an associate attorney with Frankovitch, Antetakis, Colantonio & Simon, the law firm started by his grandfather Carl Frankovitch Sr. in 1934.

Frankovitch is the son of attorney Eric and Alice Frankovitch and grandson of Carl and Rose Frankovitch.

A 2005 graduate of Weir High School, he graduated with a bachelor of science degree from Washington & Jefferson College in 2009, where he majored in business administration and minored in history and Russian. He attended the International University of Moscow for an intercession program.

Frankovitch received his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh in May 2012. While at Pitt he served as executive editor of the law review, Journal of Law & Commerce, and founded and served as president of the University of Pittsburgh Energy Society, a group which focused on legal issues in the oil and gas industry.

He will have a concentration in personal injury litigation and oil and gas law. He will practice primarily out of the firm's Weirton office, though he will see clients at the Chester and Wheeling offices as well.

APPOINTED: Nickolas A. Kamarados, a certified financial planner, has been appointed to Prudential's Field Advisory Council.

Members of the Field Advisory Council and its 18 committees provide input and feedback to their home office partners on field-related programs and initiatives.

Kamarados said the appointment "allows me to bring to the Council an in-depth understanding of the tools and programs that will best support the needs of our clients and our PENN agency."

The FAC, which is made up of committee chairs and vice chairs as well as a cross-section of the company's 51 agency offices across the country, meet face to face in New Jersey with their home office partners twice a year.

EXPANDING: Peacock Keller, a full-service law firm headquartered in Washington, Pa., expanded its civil litigation group with the addition of a new associate, Eric D. Harbison, who will concentrate his practice on coal, oil, gas, shale gas, mineral and energy law.

Peacock Keller Managing partner Douglas R. Nolin said Harbison's collective experience with agencies throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania "aligns with and enhances our firm's continued efforts in providing exemplary legal services to our community."

Prior to joining Peacock Keller, Harbison worked with a boutique management consulting firm in Latrobe, Pa., where he focused his practice on the management side of employment law and commercial disputes. He is a licensed practitioner in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 2010, serving as a topics editor for the University of Pittsburgh Law Review and completing several internships with organizations such as the Allegheny and Westmoreland County District Attorney's offices and the Judge Advocate General's Corps of the Army. He also was recognized by the Westmoreland Bar Foundation with its Donald Laird Hankey Memorial and Honorable David H. Weiss Memorial scholarships.

Harbison earned his undergraduate degree from Bucknell University, graduating in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in economics. While at Bucknell he served as a writing tutor for the university's writing center, section editor for the school's weekly campus newspaper The Bucknellian.

He resides in Greensburg, Pa.

RESPONSIBILITY: ArcelorMittal USA reports that more than $1.9 million was donated to 356 nonprofit groups through the company's Give Boldly employee matching gifts program.

Additionally, company officials said that by the end of 2011, 13 worksites in the U.S. had been voluntarily certified to Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Services health and safety standards.

The company also received the 2011 Energy Star Sustained Excellence Award, marking the fourth consecutive time it received the award from the U.S. EPA and U.S. Department of Energy.

GRANTS: The West Virginia Division of Energy is accepting applications for the Local Energy Efficiency Grant Program, which is designed to provide grant funds to units of local government with community projects intending to help business owners and homeowners become more energy efficient.

Applicants will be limited to county commissions and municipalities with projects to benefit county businesses and residents only.

The West Virginia Division of Energy anticipates awarding five grants with a funding range of up to $10,000. A local match of 20 percent is required.

Applications must be postmarked by Nov. 30 and may be obtained at

NEW MEMBER: Daniel Pinciaro is now a member of Clinical Counseling Associates, 141 Brady Circle West.

Pinciaro, owner/operator of Daniel Pinciaro Consulting Service, is a licensed professional counselor in Ohio. He offers services ranging from counseling and mental health consultations to the medical, educational and pastoral communities, and mental wellness education to businesses as well as community organizations.

He is a board member of the Jefferson County Prevention and Recovery Board and past chairman of the Jefferson County Anti-Drug Abuse Coalition and the Jefferson County Coalition on Housing and Homelessness.

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