| Jan 12, 2012
| 2:02 PM
The Volvo Powertrain North America plant that manufactures Mack Truck engines near Hagerstown will be featured in a program to air Saturday on The National Geographic Channel.
Mack Trucks spokesman John Walsh said film crews recently were at the plant to...
| Jan 19, 2012
Let's hear it for The Usable Past. That phrase was much in vogue among historians not long ago, and may still be. Historians, too wanted to be part of the practical arts. History, we were told, isn't something to be studied for its own sake, but as a...
| Sep 29, 2012
If you've seen the 2011 comedy "The Big Year" where two birding enthusiasts try to defeat the diehard world record holder in a yearlong bird-spotting competition, you marvel at the passion behind the pastime.
The three birders rush here and there,...
| Jul 29, 2012
| 2:35 PM
Kings Island and Cedar Point are the most popular seasonal amusement parks in the U.S., according to a report issued by the Theme Entertainment Association.
Both parks, owned by Cedar Fair Entertainment of Sandusky, Ohio, saw a slight rise in...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 1:05 AM
For decades, hundreds of horses in North America and northern Europe have died from a pasture-associated muscle disease whose cause, prevention, and treatment have remained elusive. Even with early diagnosis, the fatality rate for this disease, known as...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 4:55 PM
Many Western ski resorts have had stronger-than-expected early snowstorms, meaning many will open soon. That's good news.
And here's more from the Western slopes:
If you've never been to Jackson Hole, Wyo., maybe this is your year. Jackson...
| Nov 17, 2012
| 4:58 PM
Heavily rooted in U.S. history, what has become the JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon began as a challenge issued in the early 1900s by President Theodore Roosevelt, who demanded that his ranking military officers be able to lead their men 50 miles in a 20-hour...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 4:18 PM
Whenever JoJo Ramos visits his "meemaw," he never forgets to ask for "bendición," a Spanish blessing, in his Appalachian-Florida dialect before crossing into the heart of her home in Belle Glade.
He calls himself a "hillbilly" Puerto Rican in honor of...
| May 1, 2012
| 9:33 AM
Superstar Carrie Underwood announced this morning during her appearance on Good Morning America to promote her new album, Blown Away, in stores Tuesday, that she will launch a headline North American arena tour this fall, “The Blown Away Tour.&...
| May 1, 2012
| 11:51 AM
Country superstar Carrie Underwood has announced tour dates for her fall North American "The Blown Away Tour."
Her tour will include Michigan shows at Van Andel Arena on November 15 in Grand Rapids and The Palace of Auburn Hills on November 25 near...
| May 3, 2012
| 2:20 PM
Q: Regarding your search for 'pure' gasoline without ethanol, I've seen ads indicating that it's offered at the Amerigreen station on Main Street in Kutztown. According to the 'Gas Buddy' app on my smartphone, their regular is $3.999 per gallon [on...
| May 4, 2012
| 5:05 PM
Volvo Construction Equipment broke ground Friday on the first phase of a $100-million expansion to make Shippensburg, Pa., the new Volvo Americas headquarters, generating several hundred jobs and a financial jolt to the local economy.