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2008-08-14 00:00:39

By John Walk A proposal by Conestoga Landfill in Berks County to pipe landfill gas to Lancaster County - where it would be used to help power local industry - has been given the green light. The state Department of Environmental Protection's Southcentral Regional office approved the plan Monday. Granger Energy of Morgantown will have a gas-treatment facility built adjacent to Conestoga Landfill, also in Morgantown, along with a 9-mile pipeline that will deliver gas to businesses in...

2008-07-15 06:00:19

The following area students received degrees recently from Penn State University. Included with the students' names are distinctions they achieved, the campuses they attended and their areas of study and degree earned. Adamstown - Gayle A. Hirneisen, with distinction, occupational therapy, associate of science. Akron - Erica L. Lausch, University Park, crime, law and justice, bachelor of science; Danelle R. Lausch, University Park, elementary and kindergarten education, bachelor of...

2008-06-24 18:01:47

The following area students received degrees recently from Penn State University. Included with the students' names are any distinction they achieved, the campuses they attended and their areas of study and degree earned. Adamstown - Gayle A. Hirneisen, with distinction, occupational therapy, associate of science. Akron - Erica L. Lausch, University Park, crime, law and justice, bachelor of science; Danelle R. Lausch, University Park, elementary and kindergarten education, bachelor of...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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