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Copper remains a tempting target among thieves in the midstate.
Today state police in Lykens reported the theft of an unknown amount of copper from the Lykens Borough Pump Station at Pottsville and Market streets in Wiconisco Township. Police said the theft occurred overnight Sunday July 22 into Monday July 23. Brass items were also taken.
Police in North Middleton Township last week reported that more than $3,000 worth of copper was taken from a Comcast storage building on Newville Road. That case remains unsolved, township police said.
Prices at the pump have been inching higher all month, but don’t expect the trend to continue, according to AAA.
The summer driving season spikes demand and tends to push prices higher, and the recent rise may have been partly fueled by concerns about a possible confrontation with Iran over its nuclear program, according to the drivers’ association.
The outlook, though, is for prices to stay level through Labor Day.
At the end of June, a gallon of regular averaged 3.40 a gallon in the five-county Philadelphia area.
While aloft, the manned 178-foot-long Navy blimp – emblazoned with red, white, and blue rudder stripes – has drawn wide-eyed stares from onlookers across Philadelphia’s suburbs and along the Jersey Shore over the last several months.
The MZ-3A‘s testing at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst is part of the U.S. military’s renewed interest in airships, known for their ability to stay airborne for long periods and land without runways.
“Over the past decade, as drones have gained favor in identifying and sometimes engaging enemy forces, an ‘old-new’ concept has also reappeared – the observation dirigible,” said Guillaume de Syon, an aviation historian, author, and professor at Albright College in Reading.
Downingtown Borough Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a preliminary proposal to bring the Irish restaurant and pub to the borough.
According to the plan, the existing Minquas Fire House will be converted to a six-room hotel with about 6,700 square feet of banquet and pub space, along with an outdoor deck for dining.
Township Manager Stephen Sullins said that the restaurant will be an asset to the community, complementing the borough’s current businesses, and a future employer for the localworkforce.
CONSHOHOCKEN, PA — Hey Conshy, how does your garden grow?
Last spring, while the rest of us were procrastinating on that mythical vegetable garden we swore we’d finally get around to planting, those early birds at the Conshohocken Community Garden were busy tilling the organically fertilized soil and getting their cucumber seeds and tomato plants into the earth where they needed to be.
And now they’re reaping the harvest.
Practically everything’s growing like crazy here at 411 E. Elm Street — c’mon, cantaloupes, what’re you waiting for? — on what was for decades an eyesore of a vacant lot.
Helping fill health care needs in the area, Pioneer City Urgent Care, a seven-day-a-week clinic, has opened to treat anything from bronchitis to earaches and bone fractures.
“Having an urgent-care clinic in our city is vitally important to our residents and the surrounding area,” said Carbondale Mayor Justin Taylor, a former emergency medical technician. “This is really the first line of defense with anyone with a medical situation.”
Jaime A. Cook, R.N., practice manager for the clinic and a registered nurse, said people should consider the new facility instead of driving out of the area for medical assistance.
Armstrong World Industries today reported a 10.3 percent increase in second-quarter net profits, despite lower sales.
Net profits were $41.8 million (70 cents a share), up from $37.9 million (64 cents a share) in the second quarter of 2011.
Sales, however, fell 5.2 percent to $709.9 million from $748.6 million in the comparable year-ago period.
Although sales slid, Armstrong said it boosted profits by cutting manufacturing costs and reducing its selling, general and administrative expenses.
They were only supposed to be visiting for the day.
In early June, Jody and Cheryl Fallon came to Lancaster to see a friend’s art exhibit on Gallery Row.
The Fallons, married artists who live about two hours north of Lancaster, walked around town and wound up in a gallery on Water Street.
They noticed the space next door was vacant and learned it was for rent. They looked at each other, Jody Fallon recalled, and an idea formed.
The Penn Street Posse’s Plan A to pretty up the planters on Penn Square didn’t work out.
So Plan B commences Saturday, thanks to a lot of volunteers.
Among them is Diane Salks, owner of Riverview Tree & Landscaping on Pricetown Road in Alsace Township.
She and a crew – most of her 27 employees wanted to volunteer, but she ordered some to stay behind and work – will be planting 95 liriopes with a bluish hue and 45 knockout rose bushes in hot pink and red.