Blood, Sweat and Beer

What does it take to create-and keep-your own successful craft brewery? More than a couple of tanks and a handful of hops, that’s for sure. Filmmakers and craft beer fans Chip Hiden and Alexis Irvin started filming interviews in May of 2014, amassing…

Microsoft drops Nokia name

Microsoft started dropping hints about its plans to kill off the Nokia and Windows Phone brands last month, and now the company is ready to make it official. Microsoft Lumia is the new brand name that takes the place of Nokia for the software maker….

Thermacore, Inc., agrees to pay $965,000 to resolve false claims act allegations

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PHILADELPHIA, PA — Thermacore, Inc. (“Thermacore”) has agreed to a $965,000.00 settlement to resolve allegations of fraud arising as part of the Federal government’s Small Business Innovation Research (“SBIR”) program. According to the United States, Thermacore is responsible for duplicate SBIR awards submissions. The United States contends that these submissions, and the attendant certifications, constituted…

Drug trafficker sentenced to 21 years in prison

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PHILADELPHIA, PA — Thinh Hung Le, 53 years of age, of Toronto Canada, was sentenced to 252 months in prison by the Honorable Juan R. Sanchez. A jury found Le guilty of a variety of drug importation and distribution charges back in July. The evidence at trial proved that Le smuggled large quantities of ecstasy…

There you go again: Wolf is just like Obama

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HARRISBURG, PA — Republican Party of Pennsylvania Communications Director Megan Sweeney was not surprised to see Tom Wolf using President Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign slogan “Forward” as the name of his latest campaign ad. “Tom Wolf has fully embraced the Obama agenda and will take Pennsylvania down the wrong path,” Sweeney said. “Like President Obama,…

Nothing Withering about The Withers

Andrew Tow is a longtime wine collector; he proposed to his wife, Kathleen, 28 years ago while they were standing in a vineyard. His passion for wine has inspired him to introduce himself to some of the pioneers of wine country and in so doing, he has…

‘Spooky Spectacular’ event hosted by SVC

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LATROBE, PA — Saint Vincent College Players and the Student Activities Programming Board will jointly present “Spooky Spectacular!” – four evenings of pre-Halloween entertainment Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 27, 28, 29 and 30 in the Robert S. Carey Performing Arts Center. Admission to all of the events is free and open to the…