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Daily Archives: October 8, 2013
Alcoa Has Profitable Third Quarter
Alcoa today reported a small profit in the third quarter, saying productivity improvements offset lower sales and falling aluminum prices.
The company said it earned $24 million, or 2 cents per share, on sales of $5.77 billion vs. a loss of $143 million, or 13 cents per share, and sales of $5.83 billion in the year-ago quarter.
The results included $109 million in after-tax restructuring charges related to shutting down smelters in the face of a glut in aluminum supply. Alcoa said it has idled 274,000 metric tons of high-cost capacity in the last five months.
Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/business/news/alcoa-has-profitable-third-quarter-706729/#ixzz2hARy0Nrl
Marysville Police Chief Fired By Borough Council
Marysville Borough Council fired the borough’s police chief Monday night.
Carl Lehman, who had been a member of Marysville Police Department for 12 years, was fired for personnel reasons, said Scott Weaver, borough manager.
It was a unanimous vote of the seven-member council, he said. “He didn’t do anything illegal,” Weaver said, adding that there are “all kinds of allegations” circulating that are not true.
There was an investigation by the borough’s mayor and solicitor, Weaver said, which led to the chief’s firing.
Read more: http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2013/10/marysville_police_chief_fired.html#incart_m-rpt-2
Campbell’s CEO Vows Commitment To Camden
When it comes to keynote speakers, the International Economic Development Council’s choice of Denise Morrison Tuesday was inspired.
There are few Fortune 500 CEOs as uniquely qualified to speak about bolstering a ‘ backyard as Morrison, who is now two years into a tour of duty as head of Campbell Soup Co.
As Campbell’s CEO, she has remained committed to keeping the retail food giant squarely in the corner of its struggling hometown.
“I believe in the future of Camden,” she told a packed IEDC conference at the Philadelphia Marriott, “and so does Campbell.”
Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/business/20131009_Campbell_s_CEO_vows_commitment_to_Camden.html#DmlPC4oGU644ehpE.99
Drop In Enrollment At Kutztown University Twice That Of State System
Almost 300 fewer students enrolled in Kutztown University in September compared to the previous year.
Since a 2010 peak, Kutztown’s enrollment has dropped 12 percent. The enrollment decline at Kutztown is twice the average drop – 6 percent – seen by the 13 other schools in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
All 14 state universities have been hard hit by funding cuts that usually mean more layoffs and program cuts.
Despite the drop in enrollment at Kutztown, there are no program cuts or layoffs contemplated for the coming school year, university spokesman Matt Santos said Monday.
Reading City Council, Administration Haggle Over Several Issues At Budget Meetings
How essential are the nine full-timers and three part-timers that Mayor Vaughn D. Spencer wants added to the proposed 2014 budget, including a media manager, a post that was so controversial last year?
Does the city want to keep $500,000 on reserve yet another year for the Central Pennsylvania African-American Museum’s proposed expansion, or use that money to spruce up parks?
Is the city’s outside consultants’ report – on Spencer’s plan to shift the property tax to a land-value tax – an endorsement of that plan?
Should the city drop earned income and commuter taxes by 0.1 percent as planned, or keep them flat because of coming budget woes?
Former Conrad Weiser Coach Jailed After Violating Court Order
A former Conrad Weiser High School coach accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl was handcuffed and taken to Berks County Prison today after allegedly violating an order for the second time in less than a month that he not contact the girl.
Benjamin J. Stopper, 31, of the 200 block of Longview Drive, South Heidelberg Township, is charged with having sexual contact with a child and corrupting a minor.
Stopper’s original bail set at $20,000 on Aug. 16, but Judge Thomas G. Parisi raised his bail to $100,000 on Sept. 11 after prosecutors alleged Stopper had contact with the girl against Parisi’s orders. Stopper’s family posted 10 percent of the bail, and Stopper was released.
6 Charged In Reading-Based Methamphetamine Ring
NORRISTOWN, PA – Six men have been charged as part of a Reading-based drug ring that sold bulk amounts of crystal methamphetamine in Berks and Montgomery counties as it tried to stir up local demand for the drug, officials announced today.
Operation Breaking Bad, as it was named by law enforcement, was a 10-month multi-agency investigation that broke up the high-level meth and cocaine trafficking ring, Berks District Attorney John T. Adams and Montgomery District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said during a press conference here.
The six men charged were all Mexican nationals living in the U.S. illegally, five of whom were deported, then returned illegally, Adams said.
They were arraigned today and are in Montgomery County Prison awaiting further court action.