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Plant That Burned Natural Gas Now Distant Memory

By Adam Voge MIDWEST, Wyo. (AP) – The plant sits in a valley near Ship Rock, empty, broken and forgotten. Sixty years have not been kind to this building. The walls were once a solid, concrete gray. Fifty-four high school classes have come through Midwest since the plant’s closure, and members of most of them [...]

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 [...]