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November 8, 2012

In brief: Man accused of fitness center theft


Shred events aid Salvation Army

Business Records Management has partnered with The Salvation Army and Project Bundle-Up to offer document shredding in exchange for a donation to provide local children with warm winter clothing.  

Two Shred Event Days will be held from

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 8 at Business Records Management at 1325 Eisenhower Blvd.  

The public is invited to bring up to two boxes for a minimum donation of $5 or a new clothing item.  

For more information, call 262-7820.

Plant fire caused $75M damage

INDIANA – An Indiana fire chief said last month’s massive fire at a printing plant caused $75 million damage – more than the combined damage caused by all other fires in his agency’s 134-year history.

A state police fire marshal has been investigating the fire at Creps United Publications near Indiana on Oct. 23. Smoke from the fire was visible for miles.

Charles Kelly, chief of the Indiana Fire Association, told the Indiana Gazette that the fire destroyed the plant building and much of the material and equipment inside.

The company prints bulk inserts and brochures for newspapers and spent $9.5 million on a new press in 2001.

Solvents used to service the press and other equipment and paper stock fueled the fire.

Nor’easter deals Pa. glancing blow

PHILADELPHIA – A little more than a week after managing to avoid the worst that Superstorm Sandy had to offer, Pennsylvania was dealt a glancing blow by a nor’easter that moved up the coast overnight.

Philadelphia’s northern suburbs got the worst of the snow Wednesday night, seeing at least two inches in Langhorne, Bucks County. The city itself got a trace as snow mixed with rain.

Transportation officials had kept a wary eye on the storm in Sandy’s wake, but major roadways were clear as of Thursday morning following some slippery conditions overnight.

The wintry storm added slightly to the difficulty for utility companies just recovering from record outages brought by Sandy. FirstEnergy and PPL reported a total of 415 customers without power early Thursday, and Peco reported only scattered outages.

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