List by Author: Bob Price

5 things to know as Pyrex brand marks 100th year

05.22.15 | Bob Price

Pyrex cookware has been around for 100 years, ever since creator Corning Glass Works determined the heat-resistant glass used for rugged railroad lanterns also made a lovely sponge cake. The Corning Museum of Glass is marking the centennial with ...

Drilling decline in Pennsylvania hurts funding for DEP regulators

05.21.15 | Bob Price

Low natural gas prices that have companies dispatching fewer drilling rigs to Pennsylvania’s fields and forests are taking a toll on the industry’s regulators, too. The state Department of Environmental Protection is exploring ...

NYSEG wants rate increase

05.21.15 | Bob Price

New York State Electric & Gas Corp. customers will be paying more for electric and natural gas service by next May if New York regulators approve a rate increase requested by the utility. The proposed increase would raise average residential ...

Pa. bill would return lifeguards to state park beaches

05.21.15 | Bob Price

A Pennsylvania senator has reintroduced legislation to return certified lifeguards to all public beaches at state parks. Sen. Rob Teplitz (D-Dauphin/Perry) says unguarded beaches pose a safety risk to park visitors. In 2008, the state Department ...

Assembly Passes Bill to Delay Teacher Evaluation Reforms

05.21.15 | Bob Price

The Assembly has passed a bill that would delay controversial teacher evaluation reforms until November. One assemblyman says other changes are also needed. “I’m happy that we are finally passing critical legislation to help repair the ...

State Police Warn about Fake PennDOT Fines Email

05.20.15 | Bob Price

State police say PennDOT is being used right now in a scam circulating the Internet. They said the subject line reads: “Action Required, Fine for Traffic Violations.” The notice says you were caught on a traffic camera going through a ...

Gaughan pulls away to victory

05.20.15 | Bob Price

Local attorney Kelly Gaughan pulled away to victory in the Republican Party primary race for district attorney over incumbent Ray Tonkin on Tuesday night, in a politically shocking outcome. Tonkin, who is in the middle of a high profile death ...

Police: 9-year-old boy killed while playing on Amish farm

05.20.15 | Bob Price

Police say a 9-year-old boy is dead after he was thrown from a metal cart on an Amish farm in upstate New York. Authorities say it happened Tuesday afternoon as the boy was playing on his family's farm in Orleans. He was rolling down a hill in a ...

Charter School CEO Admits to Overpaying Herself

05.20.15 | Bob Price

A former charter school chief financial officer pleads guilty to grand larceny. 44 year old Krista Schultz of Snyder admitted to conducting a payroll fraud scheme while at Oracle Charter School. Between March and October of 2013, prosecutors say ...

Wind energy muscled out of state market

05.19.15 | Bob Price

After a decade of growth, Pennsylvania's wind energy industry finds itself in the doldrums. No new wind farms have come online in more than a year, and no development is expected soon. Advocates say cheaper fossil fuels have muscled wind out of ...

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