| Jul 21, 2013
| 5:32 PM
The Maryland Port Administration wants to build an auto terminal at the former Sparrows Point steel mill in the next few years, speeding plans to bring jobs to an area hungry for them.
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz has endorsed the plan, but...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The production of natural gas from the Marcellus shale formations has many positive aspects for the Mid-Atlantic region. It has changed, and will continue to change, how electricity is generated through economic market forces. Also, natural gas is an...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Democratic Pennsyvlania governor candidate John Hanger rolled into Somerset County Friday on a school bus as he promotes his "Save our Schools" plan.
Hanger, former secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection, has been traveling on his...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 7:14 PM
A proposed underground mine near Friedens won't create many jobs — but it will keep current miners working, according to a RoxCoal Inc. official.
The Department of Environmental Protection is scheduled to hold a public meeting concerning an...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 11:49 AM
Harry Blumenthal, a Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany who became an engineer and an ardent opera fan, died Aug. 12 of a stroke at the Broadmead retirement community. He was 89.
The son of shopkeepers, Harry Blumenthal was born in Limburg, Germany, and was...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 6:13 AM
WASHINGTON -- One year ago, the Environmental Protection Agency finished testing drinking water in Dimock, Pa., after years of complaints by residents who suspected that nearby natural gas production had fouled their wells. The EPA said that for nearly...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 5:00 AM
During my service as the secretary of Environmental Regulation in Florida and Environmental Protection Agency administrator, I came to appreciate that state action is central to strong environmental protection. Working with the states, the EPA has...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 6:32 PM
For some residents of Somerset Township and surrounding areas, a RoxCoal Inc. mine is not a welcome thought. Many are concerned about previous disputes with the coal company over property damage or loss.
The Department of Environmental Protection held a...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 2:17 PM
Ray Carpenter had a quirky sense of humor and he had a pretty good idea what was going to happen when the high school seniors threw their graduation party on a Friday night, so he planned accordingly.
I dozed off during the party and when I woke up at...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 8:11 AM
Second of two parts
Oil equals jobs, a boost to a fledgling economy and independence from unstable global oil reserves.
So say proponents of the Enbridge and Keystone XL pipelines, among them U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Granger.
| Aug 9, 2013
| 9:18 PM
The port of Baltimore logged a number of successes in recent days: a record-breaking year for the amount of cargo handled, state exports surging to $6 billion in the first half of this year and more federal funding to support shipbuilding jobs.