By Thor Jourgensen / The Daily ItemLYNN - Closed in January and presumably doomed to the wrecking ball, General Electric's River Works gear plant could enjoy a new lease on life as a locomotive assembly plant.GE spokesman Richard Gorham said bringing overflow work from the firm's railroad equipment plant in Erie, Pa. to Lynn is "in the earliest stages of review.""They're looking at potential expansion," Gorham said.He added that the gear plant's size, high ceilings and heavy duty cranes "make it advantageous" for rail-related manufacturing. The plant is also located next to a rail line."The former gear plant is a site being reviewed by our transportation business people," Gorham said.Built in 1941 on the eve of the United States' entry into World War II, the 500,000 square-foot gear ....MORE
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By Chris Nicholas The Census Bureau just released detailed numbers on our population and the new data confirms the main trend: central and eastern Pennsylvania are growing and the western part of the state is contracting. In general this is better news for the GOP and worse news for Democrats. Overall the state’s population increased a bit more than 3.5%, to 12.7 million but Pittsburgh’s population decreased by nearly 9%. Ironically the state’s political leadership is shifting west even as its population is moving east. (Gov. Corbett and leaders of three of the four legislative caucuses are from western PA). Let’s look at the three congressional districts that have grown the fastest since 2010 — the 19th (Cong. Platts), 16th (Cong. Pitts) and the 6th (Cong. Gerlach) — all are held by Republicans. And the three congressional districts that have contracted the most in the past decade — the 2nd (Cong. Fattah), 12th (Cong. Critz) and 14th (Cong. Doyle) — are all represented by Democrats. A look at the state House also tells the same story. Census Data sifted through by Pittsburgh blogger Chris Briem (http://bit.ly/dQA7nNdistrict) shows that the 24th House district belonging to Pittsburgh Democrat Joe Preston, Jr. contracted the most (down 17%); the 13th District, held by frosh GOP’er John Lawrence of southern Chester County, has added the most new residents (up 27%). Need more evidence of the population decline in the west: just three counties west of State College have grown — Washington, Butler and tiny Forest. The growth in the state is in the south central Pa-Lehigh Valley-Philly Burbs triangle; plus Centre County and the far Poconos (Wayne and Pike counties). Philadelphia actually had a small gain in population. (The Census Bureau’s in-depth map of the state’s population by county is available on our web site at http://EagleConsult.com.) Looking deeper into the census numbers details the large increase in the state’s Hispanic population — no wonder then that Reading, Allentown and York all grew. Incredibly, more than 80% of the state’s total growth in the decade was driven by the Hispanic community. What does all this mean for redistricting? 1. The congressional district the state is losing will almost certainly come from southwestern Pennsylvania. 2. On the state level, a handful of state House seats and likely a state Senate district will move from the western part of the state to the growth centers detailed above. Philadelphia will most likely lose some legislative seats and/or see more of its districts split between the city and suburban towns. And finally, the new census figures have certified that Cameron County in NW PA now enjoys the distinction of being the state’s least populated county. Congrats to the 5,085 folks up there. Forest County, which had had that distinction forever, pushed its way up and is now the 65th most populous county in the Commonwealth (Sullivan is 66th).
10,000 CWA Members Participate in History-Making Phone Call
CWA members from as far as Virginia were among an estimated 10,000 people who rallied in Trenton, N.J. on Feb. 25. Speakers included CWA Pres. Larry Cohen. With 10,000 CWA members on the line, President Larry Cohen placed a historic phone call Wednesday night to Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, who pledged her support for workers fighting to save their collective bargaining rights. "Budget sacrifices are one thing but demanding that workers give up their voice is another," Solis said. "The governors aren't just asking us to tighten our belts, they're demanding we give up our uniquely American rights as workers.".....MORE
The second volume of a book detailing Cameron County’s murders and strange deaths has hit local shelves.
“Tragic Demise” includes newspaper clippings, compiled by Cameron County Genealogy Club Director Wendy Reid Davis and Genealogy Club Communications Director Alex Davis, both of Emporium.
The $5 book can be purchased at the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library, Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center and the Cameron County History Center, all in Emporium. Books also may be shipped.
Proceeds go toward the Cameron County Historical Society.
My name is Randy Frey. I live in a beautiful little town called Emporium, in northcentral Pennsylvania. I have a large family, and I like it that way. I am currently a member of the Emporium Borough Council, publisher of www.cameroncountypa.net, and active in local political and social events. I am an avid amatuer photographer,and I enjoy hunting, fishing, motorcycles,and spending time with my family