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Alum of Valpo tech school reminisce on 'Marines for electronics'

Alum of Valpo tech school reminisce on 'Marines for electronics'

VALPARAISO | Mirrors line a wall on the top floor of One Center Street. The windows, draped in yards of white fabric, are new. But the wooden floor, with planks pulled up here and there, is a sign of continued change going on from basement to ceiling in the three-story brick building.

August 24, 2013 6:30 pm Photos

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Device Devotee: What is your choice?

Device Devotee: What is your choice?

This column was started using the ultra portable Asus Nexus 7 from Google and then completed using the highlights of Apple’s iPhone. Who says that they can't be friends?

August 20, 2013 5:36 pm Photos

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Electronic Outlet Center

Electronic Outlet Center

Owner Sherman McLawhorn, left, is manager Kevin Fuller stand inside  Electronic Outlet Center in East Chicago.

July 15, 2013 2:15 pm
Job seekers flock to Times job fair

Job seekers flock to Times job fair

MERRILLVILLE| Valparaiso resident Michael Rider worked for the fire protection equipment company McDaniel Fire Systems for 33 years until the company suddenly shut down in October.

June 26, 2013 1:32 pm Photos

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Dyer looks at contract that would pay cash for recycling

DYER | The town already recycles its electronics, but is now looking at a potential contract that could earn it cash for those recyclables.

April 21, 2013 7:45 pm
More communities finding the cash value of recycling

More communities finding the cash value of recycling

Recycling is good for the ecology and a community's economy, but efforts at recycling vary greatly across the region.

March 24, 2013 12:00 am
JOHN DAVIES: Route of innovation includes twists, turns

JOHN DAVIES: Route of innovation includes twists, turns

Are creative entrepreneurs self-taught?

February 10, 2013 12:00 am
Clues, hints, begs: twisted tales of elusive gifts

Clues, hints, begs: twisted tales of elusive gifts

People aren't so sure why their numerous gift hints year after year yield a big fat nothing, even when their sought-after treasures aren't out-of-this-world expensive.

December 17, 2012 12:00 am
Old electronics collected for recycling

Old electronics collected for recycling

VALPARAISO | If you didn't get rid of all your old TVs, stereos or other recyclables during your spring cleaning, the city is co-sponsoring summer cleaning days at Fairground Park.

August 24, 2012 11:30 pm Photos

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Old electronics collected for recycling

Old electronics collected for recycling

Electronics sit in a bin Friday during the city of Valparaiso's Green Days event for individuals to recycle their old electronics and shred papers at the Fairgrounds Park. Items also will be collected between 8 a.m. and noon today.

August 24, 2012 1:53 pm
Old electronics collected for recycling

Old electronics collected for recycling

Opportunity Enterprises client Rick Witmer dumps paper into a bin for schredding Friday during a Green Days event at the Fairgrounds Park in Valparaiso. The event will continue from 8 a.m. to noon today.

August 24, 2012 1:53 pm
Old electronics collected for recycling

Old electronics collected for recycling

Valparaiso Public Works employee Dan Brugos drops a microwave oven into a bin for recycling Friday during a Green Days event for individuals to recycle their old electronics and shred papers at the Fairgrounds Park. The event will continue between 8 a.m. and noon today.

August 24, 2012 1:54 pm
Old electronics collected for recycling

Old electronics collected for recycling

Doug Holok of Disposal Alternatives Organization stacks computer monitors in a truck during a Green Days event Friday for individuals to recycle their old electronics and shred papers at Fairgrounds Park in Valparaiso. Collections also will be taken from 8 a.m. to noon today.

August 24, 2012 1:53 pm
NIPSCO celebrates recycling milestone

NIPSCO celebrates recycling milestone

VALPARAISO | Who knew that getting rid of an old appliance could turn into a grand occasion? When it’s a milestone in terms of making a positive impact on the community, it is.

July 17, 2012 1:57 pm Photos

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Valpo Tech story to be told at Porter County museum

Valpo Tech story to be told at Porter County museum

VALPARAISO | The items cluttering much of the space in the former Valparaiso Technical Institute look like they should be in a museum or the world's biggest garage sale.

April 06, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Valpo Tech not an eyesore in grads' eyes

Valpo Tech not an eyesore in grads' eyes

VALPARAISO | The former Valparaiso Technical Institute building might be an eyesore, but to many of the institute's graduates it still is the Emerald City of their educational life.

April 04, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Among new Illinois laws: No dumping electronics

CHICAGO | Receive a new computer for Christmas? Finally replaced that old cell phone? Ready to toss the fax machine?

January 01, 2012 11:30 pm
New Illinois law will force consumers to recycle their gadgets

New Illinois law will force consumers to recycle their gadgets

If you have a shiny new iPhone or laptop on your Christmas list, think twice before tossing your old gadgets into the garbage. You could get hit with a $50 fine under a new Illinois law that makes throwing away 17 types of common home electronics illegal.

December 02, 2011 10:00 pm
New Illinois law will force consumers to recycle their gadgets

New Illinois law will force consumers to recycle their gadgets

Employees of PC Rebuilders and Recyclers in Chicago test hard drives to determine whether the computers can be reused or if they need to be broken down for recycling.

December 01, 2011 12:00 am
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