| Apr 16, 2013
| 12:57 PM
The hazmat spill in the Fallston area on Friday may have leaked as much as 100 gallons of heating oil into a tributary of the Little Gunpowder Falls, the county's hazmat chief said Tuesday.
The Maryland Department of the Environment originally said the...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 7:05 AM
Hein Bros., one of Anne Arundel County’s oldest family-owned businesses, is being sold to a competitor. SMO President John Combs said Wednesday he and the Hein family expect to settle the sale Thursday, and immediately begin notifying the company&...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 6:08 PM
Ten people burned by the sudden and unexpected closure of Norton Oil Co. turned to the courts Wednesday to try to get their money back for heating oil they purchased that was never delivered.
Each of them emerged from the courtroom victorious. But the...
| Nov 3, 2012
The Department of Environmental Protection announced today that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has given authorization to grant two kinds of temporary fuel waivers due to fuel shortages from Hurricane Sandy.
DEP requested on Friday that EPA...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 3:39 PM
As gas prices increase, calls to Central Pennsylvania heating oil companies do the same. Many customers are reaching out, hoping to lock in rates in order to avoid high winter energy costs. Aero Energy in New Oxford reports payment inquires have...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 11:06 AM
With most lawmakers gone for the holidays, President Obama took full advantage of the empty stage, appearing with everyday Americans to make the case that House Republicans need to relent and pass a payroll tax cut extension that would mean an extra $1,...
| Mar 20, 2011
| 4:24 AM
Pennsylvania continues to roll out its controversial private inspections of weights and measures equipment, while a legislative attempt continues to stop the program, through Senate Bill 321. Today's Watchdog column provides the latest on the debate. I...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 7:26 PM
Julie Bliesath gives back all the time, with her foster children and adoption kids.
But she wants to Pay it Forward again, to an elderly woman who has no place to go.
"She couldn't buy her children or any of her grandchildren Christmas gifts because she...
| Mar 11, 2012
Jim Lett knew his house was leaking money, especially during winter. Of course, he couldn't actually see heat slipping out of wiring conduits, exhaust fans, the attic. But he could feel the pain in his wallet as sure as the draftiness that compelled him...
| Mar 11, 2012
For years, Michelle and David Olson relied on oil to heat their 2,600-square-foot home on the west end of Allentown at a cost of around $350 per month.
"And it kept going up," Michelle Olson said.
Olson threw a neighborhood party after she made the...
| Jul 26, 2008
| 4:26 PM
by Jill Zuckman In his weekly radio address, Sen. John McCain poked fun at himself for being cast to the side while his rival went on a world tour. "With all the breathless coverage from abroad, and with Senator Obama......
| Mar 27, 2009
| 4:24 PM
by Ben Meyerson Faux-pundit Stephen Colbert's fans are a notoriously active bunch, influencing everything from a Hungarian bridge to Wikipedia at the host's command. Colbert's latest effort aimed to put the Comedy Central host where no late-night funnyman...