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Indiana Agency Considering Options for Historic Bridge

BOWLING GREEN, Ind. (AP) — A bridge over the Eel River in Clay County has to be replaced because heavy use over the past 80 years has caused its structure to deteriorate, according to Indiana transportation officials. But the two-lane, steel truss bridge outside of the town of Bowling Green is on the National Register […]

Community Fights Plans to Move Coal Ash to Clay Mines

By Mitch Weiss SANFORD, N.C. (AP) — David Holland trudged in the quiet woods behind his home, pushing back thick foliage and crossing dry creek beds until he reached his property line. “There,” he said, pointing to a few trucks on the other side. “They’re getting ready.” Holland knows the property adjoining his 37-acre farm […]

Diagnostics Imaging Company Taps Sun for Power

By Felix Sarver JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — A Joliet business that offers virtual imaging technology is going green and clean with solar power covering much of its electricity needs. Future Diagnostics Group unveiled recently the solar panel technology that covers most of the roof and parking lots of the building at 254 Republic Ave. Solar […]

Drugmaker Glaxo Shuts Down Plant over Legionnaires’ Bacteria

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline shut down a plant Aug. 11 that produces inhaled medications after discovering the bacteria that causes Legionnaire’s disease, a potentially fatal form of pneumonia. The manufacturing plant in Zebulon, about 25 miles east of Raleigh, was closed after routine testing found the bacteria in a self-standing cooling tower. About […]

Local Enterprise Zones on Hold Over Illinois Budget Impasse

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The state Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, which approves sales tax breaks for construction materials, cannot certify 49 previously approved enterprise zones because of the ongoing budget impasse in Illinois, the economic development agency has announced. Those tax incentives are on hold as first-term Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and majority […]