Daily Archives: January 3, 2011
Plane Crash Near Columbia/Sullivan County Border
A small plane crashed on top of a mountain in Jackson Township, Columbia County. The crash occurred about 9 p.m. last night (Sunday). Jackson Township is on the border of Columbia and Sullivan Counties. The nearest town is Benton, PA.
The pilot was 22-year-old James Caswell of Lake Ariel, PA. Fortunately, Caswell was rescued. He maintained contact with rescue officials via his cell phone. The area of the crash is very remote which was a challenge for rescuers. The plane crashed on top of a mountain, which was described as “all boulders and laurel” by Benton Fire Chief, Ron Robbins.
Geisinger Medical Center‘s Life Flight helicopter found the crash site and was able to help rescue workers, coming a mile and a half up from the bottom of the mountain, find the plane.
Caswell sustained injuries. The crash is under investigation.
US Manufacturing Grows For 17th Straight Month
Interesting article from the Lansdale Reporter about manufacturing in the United States. Easy read, not too long. Good summary of our nation’s manufacturing status.
Recession Buster Alert!
Wawa stores are offering any size Wawa coffee for $1.00, the entire month of January. So if you live near Wawa and like coffee, you might want to include them in your daily routine this month!
Gotta take advantage of those savings when we can!
95th Annual Pennsylvania State Farm Show Starts Saturday
If you are looking for an escape from the post-holiday slump, this could be your ticket. The 95th Annual Pennsylvania State Farm Show opens this Saturday, January 8th and runs through January 15th. Admission is FREE and parking is only $10 and includes shuttle bus service to the Farm Show Complex.
The Farm Show Complex is located on North Cameron Street in Harrisburg. Click on this link to see daily highlights of events and entertainment:
Dollar General: Recession Success Story – Expanding In 2011
Dollar General Corporation of Goodlettsville, TN is actually thriving during the recession. Unlike many businesses, Dollar General is expecting to hire 6,000 new employees and open 625 new stores this year. I doubt we will be seeing many other chains announcing such large-scale expansion plans for 2011.
Dollar General operates 9,200 stores in 35 states. The expansion will add three more states to that list. Residents of Nevada, New Hampshire and Connecticut will soon be getting stores near them!
The Pottstown area has two Dollar General stores located in the North End Shopping Center and Stowe Crossing.