Remember When: Gasoline price war spreads
100 years ago
New grocery store owners vow more stock, better service
Miller & Wyant have bought the Joseph Bullers grocery business, corner of Ninth Street and Fourth Avenue, New Kensington, and have taken charge. The new firm will increase the stock and the service will be improved.
75 years ago
Gasoline price war spreads
Allegheny County's gasoline “war” which has caused prices to as low as 14 1⁄2 cents a gallon, spread to New Kensington when the local retailers association decided to cut the price to 16 cents. Big red placards with the figures “16” were displayed by community service stations, both in Arnold and New Kensington, as the dealers sought to match over-river prices.
50 years ago
Job security sticking point in strike
A walkout closed the Cheswick plant of Westinghouse Electric Corp. Contract talks between the company and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers were said to be fruitless and the strike entered its second day. The major issue appeared to be job security.
25 years ago
Gov. Casey attends Eljer ribbon-cutting
Gov. Robert P. Casey attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking Eljer Plumbingware's expansion in Ford City. The ceremony kicked off Eljer's $3.5-million expansion. The company will convert its Ford City warehouse into a manufacturing site.
15 years ago
Money sought for commuter train study
If approved, $100,000 will be used to study a proposed commuter train that would run between the Valley and Pittsburgh. Although the commuter plan still is in the preliminary stages, the general idea is to see if a tourist run could be started. Interest for a commuter line could evolve from the tourist operation.
10 years ago
NFL standings show Steelers are bad
Steelers coach Bill Cowher told reporters that he is at a loss for words for his team's losing five games in a row with the 23-16 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. In the official NFL standings, the Steelers are one of the worst teams in the NFL.
Five years ago
Kensington Windows might not survive
State officials maintain they're working to salvage Kensington Windows, but a union official and former employees believe those efforts will fail. Kensington Window's parent company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Pennsylvania officials meantime said they were still working to reopen the Kensington facility at Parks Bend Industrial Park.
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