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2008-07-03 18:00:17

By Angie Mason, York Daily Record, Pa. Jul. 3--A group of Mechanicsburg friends dropped inner tubes into the Yellow Breeches Creek around Messiah College in Cumberland County on Wednesday morning to beat the heat. They don't go tubing often, but one of them, Jared Adams, got the urge and persuaded the rest to join him. "It's just really hot today," said Kelsey Evans, 18. The group set out from a point north of where an Oklahoma man drowned Tuesday while tubing. Leon Clymer, 70,...

2008-07-02 18:00:28

By James Loewenstein, The Daily Review, Towanda, Pa. Jul. 2--Starting this month, Fortuna Energy Inc. is planning to drill wells at six different sites in western Bradford County to extract natural gas from the potentially very lucrative Marcellus Shale formation, company officials said Tuesday. Five of the wells will be in Troy Township and the sixth in Armenia Township, said Mark Scheuerman, Fortuna Energy's manager for legal and community relations. While the company hopes the...

2008-07-02 15:00:42

By Jaime North, The Daily Item, Sunbury, Pa. Jul. 2--MONTANDON -- A strong show of support from parents has fueled the movement for a local community college despite a lack of participation from Valley school districts willing to open up their classrooms for student response. The Susquehanna Valley Community Education Project, which is trying to establish a community college for the four-county area, revealed the results of a survey Tuesday night during a steering committee meeting at...

2008-07-02 06:00:43

By James Loewenstein, The Daily Review, Towanda, Pa. Jul. 2--Starting this month, Fortuna Energy Inc. is planning to drill wells at six different sites in western Bradford County to extract natural gas from the potentially very lucrative Marcellus Shale formation, company officials said. Five of the wells will be in Troy Township and the sixth in Armenia Township, said Mark Scheuerman, Fortuna Energy's manager for legal and community relations. While the company hopes the wells will...

2008-06-25 18:00:00

By Sean Adkins, York Daily Record, Pa. Jun. 25--Al Hartman focused on the Google Earth looping video of Spectra Energy's proposed corridor for a roughly 30-mile natural gas pipeline that would run from Lancaster County through southern York County. The Hellam Township resident watched as a yellow line depicted on the aerial video passed over the Susquehanna River, curving gently as it followed existing utility rights-of way. "Yup," Hartman said. "That's my property right there, at the...

2008-06-25 12:03:06

By Sean Adkins, York Daily Record, Pa. Jun. 25--Al Hartman focused on the Google Earth looping video of Spectra Energy's proposed corridor for a roughly 30-mile natural gas pipeline that would run from Lancaster County through southern York County. The Hellam Township resident watched as a yellow line depicted on the aerial video passed over the Susquehanna River, curving gently as it followed existing utility rights-of way. "Yup," Hartman said. "That's my property right there, at the...

2008-06-21 12:00:21

By Brent Burkey, York Daily Record, Pa. Jun. 21--A West Manchester Township company expects to add at least 50 new jobs after it signed a contract worth about $300 million to make and install turbines for a hydroelectric-power project in the Midwest. And that's just the tip of the iceberg for Voith Siemens Hydro Power Generation, founded in York County in 1877 and now part of the Voith group based in Germany. As of September, the company had about 400 employees making water turbines,...

2008-06-19 12:00:34

By Tom Venesky, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jun. 19--A Kingston man has been chosen by Gov. Edward Rendell to serve as the commissioner for the Northeast Region on the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission board. Rendell spokesman Chuck Ardo said the governor sent Norm Gavlick's name to the state Senate for confirmation on Tuesday. Gavlick's name was recommended to Rendell by the Governor's Advisory Council for Hunting, Fishing and Conservation. A majority vote is needed to...

2008-06-18 06:00:34

OPEN HOUSE: The Washington Boro Society for Susquehanna River Heritage will hold its annual open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 22, at the Blue Rock Heritage Center, 2251 River Road, Washington Boro. Park on Blue Rock Road. Artist Barb Warfel will sign prints from 1 to 4 p.m. and a flintmaker will demonstrate how to make arrowheads from 1 to 3 p.m. Lancaster County resident John McDonald will demonstrate how to pan for gold and will sift through artifacts recovered from a dig in...

2008-06-18 06:00:23

By Josh Mrozinski, The Times-Tribune, Scranton, Pa. Jun. 18--A company is seeking approval to obtain water from municipal systems in Tunkhannock and Meshoppen boroughs for natural gas drilling operations in Susquehanna County. Houston-based Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. has filed a notice of intent with the Susquehanna River Basin Commission that states that no more than 130,000 gallons of water per day would be obtained from the Meshoppen Borough Water Company and Tunkhannock Borough...


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