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W. Pa. Duo Uses Solar, Recycling To Live Off Grid

By Janice Crompton LIGONIER, Pa. (AP) – How great would it be to have all the conveniences of modern life without most of the bills — or worries about power outages? It may sound too good to be true, but that’s life for Ted and Kathy Carns of Ligonier Township, who have managed to build [...]

Illuminating Career For Lighting Chief

By Spencer Soper ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Joel Spira revolutionized the home-lighting industry more than 50 years ago by inventing a light switch that made a dramatic feature once limited mostly to theaters – dimming – accessible to every home. Created in the spare bedroom of his Brooklyn apartment, it was also the product that launched [...]

Man Builds Own Vintage-Style Firearms

By Chris Young SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Chuck Lindsey has a lot in common with the sculptor who can stand in front of a block of marble and visualize the statue within. Whether it is a block of maple or a scrap of iron, Lindsey just shrugs his shoulders and says, “I just cut off [...]

Airplane Restoration To Be Part Of PBS Special

By Alyssa Harvey BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) – The Bowling Green-Warren County Regional Airport holds the hope of a dream. It started with Harry Balcer of Bainbridge, Ohio, who has loved airplanes since he was a child, and is continuing with Peridot Pictures owner Dorian Walker. Walker plans to make Balcer’s dream a reality by [...]

Museum Offers Glimpse At Old Windmill Factory

By Algis J. Laukaitis NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. (AP) – When Australians Helen Walter and her sons, Patrick and Alex, stepped through the doorway of the Kregel Windmill Factory Museum, it was as if they had traveled back in time. They saw a turn-of-the-century windmill factory preserved with all of its heavy machinery, bins, boxes and [...]