| Mar 11, 2012
For years, Michelle and David Olson relied on oil to heat their 2,600-square-foot home on the west end of Allentown at a cost of around $350 per month.
"And it kept going up," Michelle Olson said.
Olson threw a neighborhood party after she made the...
| Mar 11, 2012
• Owner: Antonio Sorrentino Jr.
• Founded: 1983
• Sector: Construction
• Company description: S&G Asphalt Service is one of the Lehigh Valley's most trusted paving and seal-coating experts. We are an industry leader in...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 3:56 PM
On the evening of Feb. 2, 1942, an unarmed tanker with 66,000 barrels of crude oil on board was steaming in the Atlantic, about 90 miles off Ocean City. Without warning, it was struck by German torpedoes. The attack set the W.L. Steed ablaze, and sank it;...
| Sep 16, 2011
If you haven't driven one in a decade or so, forget what you thought you knew about Rudolf Diesel's 1883 invention: that diesel engines are noisy, smoky, heavy, substantially more expensive to build and slow. Though light-duty diesels haven't caught on in...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 3:32 PM
In recent years, summer has been a season of discontent for riders on Maryland's MARC commuter trains, as hot weather contributed to frequent engine breakdowns, track problems and power malfunctions that led to cascading delays.
The misery on the rails...
| Oct 13, 2011
If a mid-size luxury SUV is in your fall wardrobe, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML350 may be the cable-knit sweater.
Its hardy construction is conservatively stylish, its practicality infused with elegance. This is a vehicle that is equally suited to shuttling...
| Nov 7, 2011
Facing a deadline to stop dumping toxic coal ash into Lake Michigan, owners of the last coal-powered steamship on the Great Lakes are pushing for it to join Mount Vernon, Lincoln's Tomb and Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthplace as a protected national...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 6:53 AM
A combination of diesel fuel and sugar from an overturned tractor trailer closed the I-95 north ramp onto Route 100 west in Laurel early Thursday.
Crews from the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services responded to the accident just after...
| Aug 17, 2012
A tractor trailer driver was killed after his or her truck crashed into a barrier along Interstate 95 North, at the exit for Interstate 395 North in Baltimore, and burst into flames, according to Baltimore fire officials.
Just before 11 p.m., a tractor...
| Sep 17, 2012
Evolution isn't just a theory in the world of auto mechanics.
Your father's Oldsmobile with the heavy-metal components has given way to computers on wheels. The grease monkey has evolved into an electronics engineer.
But one thing that hasn't changed:...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 10:53 AM
Baltimore County Police reports say a man was robbed last week of his iPhone while he was sitting in a restaurant in Towson.
According to police reports, the man was sitting at a table in a restaurant in the 500 block of York Road on Oct. 15 at about 7:...