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Hershey fights childhood malnutrition in Ghana with new food factory there

By December 18, 2014 08:22 AM

The Hershey Co. said Wednesday that a food-production facility it helped develop in Ghana to fight severe childhood malnutrition is starting full... CONTINUE READING

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No guns sold in state for 2 hours while background checks unavailable

By December 18, 2014 08:21 AM

The layaway plan at Bullseye Firearms Inc. in New Alexandria and other dealers statewide was the only legal way to purchase firearms for about two hours Wednesday when the state police's computerized Instant Check System went offline. CONTINUE READING

Former nurse chips in to save a business

By December 18, 2014 08:20 AM

"I love him. This was his dream. And you just don't walk away from somebody's dream," Bonnie Haas said, dabbing her eyes as she explained her move from helping save lives to saving a company. CONTINUE READING

Lancaster-based Thermacore expands materials technology division

By December 17, 2014 08:28 AM

Lancaster-based Thermacore is moving its materials technology division from Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania, to a larger facility in nearby Rostraver. CONTINUE READING


'Pathological' lawyer gets federal prison for stealing $6M from elderly clients

By December 17, 2014 08:27 AM

Calling her "pathological," "unrepentant" and "a common thief," a federal judge Tuesday slapped a 15-year prison term on a former Gettysburg lawyer who admitted to stealing more than $6.3 million from clients. CONTINUE READING

North Londonderry to save $1 million on sewer plant

By December 17, 2014 08:26 AM

The North Londonderry Township Board of Supervisors and the Sewer Authority jointly approved an ordinance Monday night that will save the township more than $1 million on the cost of the new sewer plant built in 2012. CONTINUE READING

Diversity, dairy market expected to help local farm-equipment dealers

By December 17, 2014 08:25 AM

A variety of factors, led by a slump in crop prices, are leading some farming equipment producers to project a tough year ahead. But midstate manufacturers say they are not worried. CONTINUE READING

Former state Sen. Mike Brubaker takes job with firm Blackford Ventures

By December 17, 2014 08:24 AM

The former state senator announced this week that he has taken over as chief executive officer of the conglomerate Blackford Ventures based in Manheim Township. CONTINUE READING

Weco farmers market may be starting point for revitalization effort

By December 17, 2014 08:23 AM

Two new vendors at Market and Penn Farmers' Market have something in common: They both named their food stands after the women who taught them how to cook. CONTINUE READING

Post Office retail operations to remain in downtown Hershey

By December 17, 2014 08:22 AM

The developers, led by Jamie Pascotti and Massimo Rizzotto, plan to renovate the building. The post office can move its retail operations back there, once the work is complete. Its distribution center, however, will have to move elsewhere. CONTINUE READING

Natural-gas groups says increase in Pennsylvania taxes would bring dire results for economy

By December 17, 2014 08:20 AM

Leaders of three natural-gas industry groups joined forces Tuesday to fight increased taxes on their business as a McKeesport lawmaker renewed his proposal to enact a severance tax. CONTINUE READING

Repsol agrees to buy Canada’s Talisman for $8.3B

By December 16, 2014 08:10 AM

Repsol SA (REP), Spain’s largest energy company, agreed to buy Talisman Energy Inc. (TLM) for $8.3 billion, ending a months-long search for acquisitions to help boost crude reserves and production. CONTINUE READING

Highmark patients 'have the right' to ongoing UPMC care, hospital network says

By December 16, 2014 08:09 AM

Perhaps this was UPMC’s end game all along. CONTINUE READING

State questions fees for paper utility bills, companies fight back

By December 16, 2014 08:07 AM

As utility customers are undeniably shifting to the convenience of online billing, Pennsylvania could put the brakes on companies imposing penalties for those who prefer paper. CONTINUE READING

Save the Hoke House project fundraising on target

By December 16, 2014 08:06 AM

With the deadline at the end of this month quickly approaching, the Friends of the Hoke House are within $500 of their fundraising goals to save the historic Spring Grove property. CONTINUE READING

'Llama lady' turns love for animals into business

By December 16, 2014 08:05 AM

As a child, when Judy Eberly's parents took her to the Philadelphia Zoo, she made a beeline to one particular group of animals: the llamas. CONTINUE READING

Developer wants to build 200 luxury apartments in Middletown

By December 16, 2014 08:04 AM

A developer could bring a plan within the next month to build 200 apartments in the Woodland Hills section of Middletown Borough as well as build out a new electrical substation to replace an aging one with flooding problems. CONTINUE READING

Commercial properties dominated Lebanon County reassessment

By December 16, 2014 08:02 AM

The percentage of commercial reassessment appeals was 4 to 5 times that of residential appeals during Lebanon County's nearly complete reassessment process, county officials said. CONTINUE READING

Worker hospitalization now must be reported to federal government's OSHA

By December 16, 2014 08:00 AM

When a worker is injured on the job, the first priority is his or her safety. Call 911, apply first aid, do whatever is necessary. Then, in the aftermath, there's more. Most private employers are covered by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act, and they have reporting and record-keeping obligations. Starting Jan. 1, those requirements will be different. CONTINUE READING

Nearly 200 ex-state employees have lost pensions for misconduct

By December 15, 2014 08:30 AM

Nearly 200 former public employees in Pennsylvania have had their pensions seized for job-related misconduct over the past decade, from teachers who engaged in sexual acts with students to judges in the kids-for-cash scandal, lawmakers involved in using their staff to campaign and three members of a powerful Pittsburgh-based political family. CONTINUE READING

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