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2012-07-02 06:23:36

SEATTLE, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A Place for Mom®, the nation's largest senior living referral service, has released a list of pet-friendly communities in and around the cities of Dallas and Houston as part of its campaign to highlight how pets can improve quality of life for seniors. As many as 40 percent of A Place for Mom's clients nationwide inquire about pet-friendly senior living options, signaling that this is one of the most consistent and preferred factors in selecting...

2012-07-02 02:23:44

TREVOSE, Pa., July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. travel to overseas markets is up by 10 percent already this year, according to data published by the U.S. Department of Commerce. With the summer season upon us, it is likely this number could climb even higher as many Americans take advantage of time off from work and school to travel abroad. The team at International SOS, a medical and security services company which handled 4.2 million calls from travelers last year alone, has compiled these...

2012-07-02 02:22:18

AUSTIN, Texas, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Deidox announces a new series of short documentary films exploring the faith of everyday people. "We are on a journey to find practical examples of what it looks like to live a life of faith," said Dave Mahanes, producer and co-owner of Deidox.com. "Ultimately, we hope to produce dozens of stories demonstrating how God is working in countries all over the globe. We want to challenge and inspire people." Deidox wants to set the standard on...

2012-07-01 10:20:05

AKRON, Ohio, July 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 3,200 employees from Mon Power, Potomac Edison, West Penn Power, Ohio Edison and other FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) utilities, assisted by crews from outside contractors and utilities, continue their around-the-clock efforts to restore service to utility customers following Friday night's severe thunderstorm that left 566,000 customers without power in West Virginia, Maryland, western Pennsylvania and central Ohio. As of 1:30 p.m. Sunday,...

2012-07-01 10:20:02

OMAHA, Neb., July 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- What President Abraham Lincoln started 150 years ago, Union Pacific carries on in the 21st century. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110304/LA59497LOGO) Founded July 1, 1862, when Lincoln signed the Pacific Railway Act, Union Pacific today celebrates 150 years of building America. Starting by helping construct the first transcontinental railroad, surviving the country's multiple economic crises, supporting America's military men...

2012-06-30 18:20:11

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett yesterday signed the 2012-13 budget, strengthening the state's economy and education system, while continuing his commitment not to increase taxes for the citizens of Pennsylvania. The $27.66 billion budget was signed on time for the second consecutive year. "Our taxpayers deserve government that works for them,'' Corbett said. "Today we re-affirm our commitment to job growth, to education, to the needy and to the...

2012-06-30 06:20:05

AKRON, Ohio, June 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) utilities Mon Power, Potomac Edison, West Penn Power and Ohio Edison are responding to a severe summer storm that caused more than 560,00 customers in those companies' service areas to lose power. Large numbers of fallen trees and other debris - the result of winds gusting over 65 mph in some areas - are complicating restoration efforts. In the hardest-hit areas of West Virginia, the storm damaged more than 50...

2012-06-29 14:22:57

DETROIT, June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Detroit Downtown Development Authority has announced that the inaugural Detroit Paradise Valley Music Festival will take place in the Paradise Valley Cultural and Entertainment District from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Friday, July 13, Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15. The weekend will feature jazz extraordinaires Ronnie Laws, Phil Perry, Howard Hewett, and Ralphe Armstrong as headliners, along with more than 70 other national and local...

2012-06-29 10:22:47

Recent injuries a reminder of the need for precautions ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just weeks into summer 2012, the University of Michigan Trauma Burn Center has already seen a number of burn injuries in children related to popular summer activities. Over the Memorial Day holiday, three children were treated for burn injuries from campfires that were not properly extinguished. Such burns can happen at public parks, and they injured the child of local...

2012-06-29 10:20:38

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With AAA predicting that more than 42 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the upcoming July 4th holiday and the construction season already in high gear, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) is urging motorists to pay special attention and drive carefully through roadway work zones. AAA says the expected 2012 holiday travel volume will tie the past decade's previous high mark set...