List by Author: Bob Price

Oldest Benedictine convent in U.S. closing in Elk County

01.16.14 | Bob Price

The nation's first Benedictine convent, which opened more than a century ago, is closing after its 17 remaining members unanimously agreed it was time to dissolve the Pennsylvania community. The Benedictine Sisters of Elk County agreed this week to ...

Corning Inc. Completes Company Buyout

01.16.14 | Bob Price

Corning, Incorporated announced this week that it has completed it's buyout of a company that makes LCD screens in Korea. Corning used to share the company with Samsung. Leaders at Corning Incorporated say they now fully own Samsung ...

Forecast for AccuWeather: Future to Include 24-Hour Weather Channel

01.16.14 | Bob Price

State College-based AccuWeather announced this week it will launch a 24-hour weather channel later this year. Founder and President Joel Myers says creating a 24-hour weather source that will be available on the web, mobile devices and television, ...

Cuomo reports $33.3M in campaign cash on hand

01.16.14 | Bob Price

Gov. Andrew Cuomo reported having $33.3 million in campaign cash Wednesday as he heads into an election year. The Democratic governor raised $7 million since the last report in July and spent $1.5 million, the state Board of Elections filing ...

PA Lawmakers look to sharpen welfare oversight

01.15.14 | Bob Price

Two Republican state senators want more stringent oversight of Pennsylvania's public assistance programs. Senate President Joe Scarnati and Senator David Argall have announced plans to strengthen the integrity of the state's welfare department. ...

NY SAFE Act turns 1 year old

01.15.14 | Bob Price

On the one year anniversary of the gun control law, a measure takes affect that makes it illegal in New York to buy ammunition unless a licensed dealer actually sees you. The requirement for face-to-face bullet sales is part of the SAFE ...

PA Judge : Girl Wrestler Allowed on Boys' Team

01.15.14 | Bob Price

A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction that allows a central Pennsylvania seventh-grader to be a member of the all-boys wrestling team at her middle school. U.S. District Judge Matthew Brann said the Line Mountain School District ...

NY education reform commission issues final report

01.15.14 | Bob Price

A commission appointed to find ways to improve public education in New York has recommended expanding pre-kindergarten, upgrading classroom technology and rewarding top teachers. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who appointed the New NY Education Reform ...

81,000 in PA sign up for Obamacare

01.14.14 | Bob Price

More than 81,000 Pennsylvanians were among the 2.2 million Americans who signed up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, according to statistics released in Harrisburg. Halfway through the open enrollment period, federal ...

11 vacant seats in 212-member NY state Legislature

01.14.14 | Bob Price

Two more scandal-ensnared assemblymen are leaving a state Legislature that already had nine empty seats, and it's unclear if special elections will be held to fill the offices, which represent an estimated 1 million-plus people. The 11 vacant seats ...

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