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Indiana leads nation in steel production again

Indiana leads nation in steel production again

Indiana continued its three-decade-long run as the nation's top steel-producing state last year.

March 23, 2014 6:30 am
U.S. Steel holding off on coke alternative, taking blast furnace offline

U.S. Steel holding off on coke alternative, taking blast furnace offline

United States Steel Corp. is taking another look at plans to switch to a coke alternative in the steelmaking process, and replacing a blast furnace at a southern mill with a lower-cost electric arc furnace.

March 22, 2014 6:42 pm
3 arrested on drug charges stemming from shoplifting case

3 arrested on drug charges stemming from shoplifting case

PORTAGE | Three people were arrested on several drug charges Friday afternoon after police said they tried to steal baby formula from Walmart.

January 27, 2014 6:15 pm Photos

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U.S. Steel's Portage plant cranking out steel for carmakers

U.S. Steel's Portage plant cranking out steel for carmakers

PORTAGE | Metal that just received rust-proofing piles up in the cavernous warehouse of U.S. Steel's plant in Portage, ready to be trucked off to factories throughout the Midwest.

October 26, 2013 9:25 pm Photos

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ArcelorMittal blast furnace in East Chicago goes down

ArcelorMittal blast furnace in East Chicago goes down

A blast furnace has gone down at ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor, the largest steelmaking complex in North America.

August 16, 2013 12:10 pm Photos

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Maintenance project planned at Whiting Refinery next year

Maintenance project planned at Whiting Refinery next year

Work on the $3.8 billion modernization of BP's Whiting Refinery will wind down this year, but a big maintenance project on a gasoline-producing unit is slated for early next year.

August 10, 2013 4:00 pm

Who needs test tubes? Chemistry students devise a new tool

GARY | A common depiction of a chemistry classroom might include students in lab coats and goggles, surrounded by beakers, balances and Bunsen burners. But in today’s technological learning environment, chemistry is also taking students into labs lined with computers in addition to test tubes.

March 13, 2013 6:07 pm
Blueberries, strawberries linked to lower risk of heart attacks in young women

Blueberries, strawberries linked to lower risk of heart attacks in young women

A recent study published by the American Heart Association found that eating three or more servings of blueberries and strawberries a week might reduce the risk of heart attacks in young and middle-aged women by one-third.

January 17, 2013 12:00 am

Public hearing planned for revised BP refinery permits

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is hosting a public hearing Thursday on draft permits for BP Products North America Inc.'s Whiting Refinery.

November 13, 2012 10:00 am
Flaming Pumpkin Science Show at Museum of Science and Industry for Halloween

Flaming Pumpkin Science Show at Museum of Science and Industry for Halloween

Flaming pumpkins, "slime" and other surprises are part of the October Halloween activities at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry.

October 04, 2012 12:00 am
Thea Bowman looks to the future

Thea Bowman looks to the future

Chemistry teacher Janora Holmes shows Jalen Blackmon how to weigh iron filings last week during a chemistry experiment at Thea Bowman Leadership Academy in Gary. Michael Bakalis, president of American Quality Schools, Thea Bowman's educational management company, said his company hopes to ta…

May 10, 2012 3:41 pm
Thea Bowman looks to the future

Thea Bowman looks to the future

Jalen Blackmon watches as his classmate Kendra Sims heats a solution last week during a chemistry experiment at Thea Bowman Leadership Academy in Gary.

May 10, 2012 3:37 pm
Thea Bowman looks to the future

Thea Bowman looks to the future

Jalen Blackmon watches as his classmate Kendra Sims heats a solution last week during a chemistry experiment at Thea Bowman Leadership Academy in Gary.

May 10, 2012 3:37 pm

Public hearing Dec. 15 on BP's mercury discharge plan

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is hosting a Dec. 15 public hearing on the draft proposal it approved for the BP Whiting Refinery to deviate from current rules on how much mercury can be in its wastewater discharge.

December 02, 2011 2:00 pm
Community continues to eye refinery permits

Community continues to eye refinery permits

WHITING | Environmentalists, community members and regulators have a message for BP: We'll be watching.

November 20, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Where Are They Now?: Dennis Frazee

Where Are They Now?: Dennis Frazee

Former Calumet and Wabash College cross country and track star Dennis Frazee takes his interest in science and dentistry from his older brother John.

October 24, 2011 10:00 pm
Where Are They Now?: Bob Conard

Where Are They Now?: Bob Conard

Bob Conard has never left teaching or coaching.

October 17, 2011 10:00 pm
Tips for dating online the second time around

Tips for dating online the second time around

Baby boomers are swelling the ranks of online dating sites and John Valentino is a happy veteran.

June 12, 2011 12:00 am
KATHY LUTHER: Let's try not to P on our lawns this year

KATHY LUTHER: Let's try not to P on our lawns this year

Spring has finally gotten a solid grip on the region, and green is busting out all over. With spring comes a pretty long list of yardwork and gardening chores. Along with the thrill of watching spring bulbs bloom, lawn mowers, gardening equipment and lawn spreaders are coming out of the gara…

April 23, 2011 12:00 am

Consultant: Trash-to-ethanol tech could be high-risk venture

A national garbage processing and waste-to-energy consultant said Lake County made the right move removing taxpayer ownership from a trash-to-ethanol plan predicated on commercially unproven technology.

January 30, 2011 12:00 am
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