Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:51 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:51:12 GMT
By The Associated Press Delta Air Lines is canceling all flights to Israel until further notice, citing reports that a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.More >>
By The Associated Press When U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots...More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:47 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:47:55 GMT
(Source: WSFA 12 News)
A former Opp Police Chief was honored on Tuesday in Covington County as the department named its firing range in memory of the former chief. Johnny Ray Metcalf spent 27 years with the Opp Police Department,More >>
A former Opp Police Chief was honored on Tuesday in Covington County as the department named its firing range in memory of the former chief.More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:17:20 GMT
(Source: Tuskegee University)
Crews are currently working to improve four student residences at Tuskegee University. The university began renovation to Banneker, Bethune, Douglass and Young Halls in May. The upgrades are expected toMore >>
The university began renovation to Banneker, Bethune, Douglass and Young Halls in May. The upgrades are expected to be completed by the Fall 2014 semester.More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:53 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:53:02 GMT
Firefighters and local authorities are heartened by weather forecasts that call for continued cooler temperatures and higher humidity as they battle a destructive wildfire that has charred hundreds of square miles...More >>
A destructive wildfire in Washington state has grown slightly but firefighters have made progress in their efforts to get it under control.More >>
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded a grant to help glass recycling in the Tri-State.
In partnership with the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District, the Ohio EPA provided $250,000 on Monday to help purchase equipment to screen, clean and sort glass.
Included in the grant was Rumpke's new Cincinnati Recycling Center, which will feature a glass recovery system.
"Today's grant will help save landfill space and provide Ohio manufacturers with a necessary raw ingredient," Ohio EPA Director Scott Nally said at an Earth Day Event at Rumpke Recycling Cincinnati in St. Bernard.
Officials say adding cullet, or small pieces of post-consumer glass, lowers the melting point of other ingredients to create a finished glass product. By lowering the melting point, it results in less fuel and lower costs.
Glass makers in Ohio say 90% of the state's post-consumer glass ends up in landfills. They estimate an additional 165,000 to 185,000 tons of cullet could be used each year to combat that percentage.
In addition, the grant will also help create jobs. Officials say more than 100 employees will be involved with the glass recycling effort at Rumpke's St. Bernard facility, as well as Rumpke's Dayton facility.