Thieves swipe ‘Peanuts’ art from Southern California gallery
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thieves broke into a Southern California gallery last week, pilfering artwork depicting Charlie Brown and other characters from the iconic comic strip "Peanuts."
The Los Angeles Times reports a security guard patrolling an open-air mall in Costa Mesa discovered a glass door smashed at the Chuck Jones Gallery on Thursday morning.
Meet Chuck Jones, the dean of kite-flying in Chattanooga
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — If you've taken part in an organized kite fly in Chattanooga in the past couple of decades, odds are you have Chuck Jones to thank.
Jones founded the Scenic City Kite Club in the 1990s and started what amounts to a kite consulting business, River City Kites, around the same time, though he has more time to devote to the business now that he has retired from teaching.
Cold snap expected over the weekend
It hasn’t happened much this winter so we may need a refresher. It’s white, sometimes fluffy and wet. Yes, a little snow is forecast for Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico this weekend, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque.
An upper level disturbance is coming in from western Canada, said meteorologist Chuck Jones. “It’s going to bring some cold air in for Saturday and Sunday, and along with that it will bring a little bit of snow,” he said.
Memorial services for Kirk E. Broberg, 51, Torrington, Wyo., will be at a later date. Cremation has taken place.
Colyer Funeral Home assisted with the arrangements.
He died at home on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, succumbing to his battle with cancer.
Sanders tells Indiana supporters US needs an economy for all
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has told supporters in Indianapolis that the U.S. needs an economy that works for everybody and not just the wealthiest 1 percent.
Sanders was joined Monday afternoon at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis by Chuck Jones, the former labor union president of a factory where Carrier Corp. is moving more than 600 jobs to Mexico. People in the crowd chanted "Offshore no more."
Sanders plans jobs rally with union leader in Indianapolis
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is planning an Indiana rally with a labor union leader who clashed with President Donald Trump over job cuts at the Carrier Corp. factory in Indianapolis.
Sanders campaign staff says the rally on jobs and the economy is set for Monday afternoon at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis. Sanders will be joined by Chuck Jones, who retired this summer as president of the Carrier plant workers' union.
Retirement ‘bittersweet’ for union boss who challenged Trump
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When Chuck Jones joined the United Steel Workers, unions flexed their power to strike and crossing a picket line could be met with brute force.
That's now a distant memory, says the retiring president of USW Local 1999, who grabbed headlines in December after he publicly accused then-President-elect Donald Trump of lying about how many jobs he was saving in a deal with furnace and air conditioner maker Carrier Corp.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A proposed electricity rate increase for FirstEnergy Corp. customers in Ohio to keep alive two nuclear plants along Lake Erie shouldn't be considered a bailout, the utility's president told state lawmakers.
The plants need to keep operating to ensure Ohio has a diverse lineup of homegrown energy sources and that electricity prices aren't vulnerable to wild swings, said FirstEnergy President Chuck Jones.
Job cuts endure at Indiana factories despite Trump pressure
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — About 1,500 workers at three Indiana factories are facing layoffs despite hopes that President Donald Trump would convince the companies to reverse plans for moving production to Mexico.
United Technologies confirmed Friday that the first wave of about 50 layoffs happened last week at its electronics plant that had about 700 workers in Huntington. The plant in the northeastern Indiana city is slated for closure.
Beaver Valley nuclear plant future hinges on subsidies
PITTSBURGH (AP) — One way or another, come next year, FirstEnergy Corp. is getting rid of the Beaver Valley nuclear power station.
Either the Ohio-based company will shut down the 1,800-megawatt plant, two decades ahead of schedule, or it will sell it to another operator. The latter option is a nonstarter unless something — aka someone, aka legislators in Pennsylvania and Ohio — intervenes to give nuclear energy a boost.
Union: Firm hit by Trump reaches Indiana severance deal
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A manufacturer criticized by President-elect Donald Trump for its plans to close an Indianapolis plant and move about 300 jobs to Mexico has reached a severance agreement with the plant's workers, some of whom are still hoping Trump can save their jobs, a union leader said Friday.
Carrier union chief says he’s willing to work with Trump
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana union leader who's been slammed by Donald Trump on Twitter says he's willing to work with the president-elect and to protect manufacturing jobs.
Several Indiana union officials voiced support Friday for United Steelworkers Local 1999 President Chuck Jones in the wake of Trump's tweeting that Jones "has done a terrible job representing workers" at a Carrier Corp. furnace factory in Indianapolis.
Local Union President: Trump Tweets ‘Amusing’
Carrier factory union chief standing ground against Trump
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A local union president slammed by Donald Trump on Twitter stood his ground Thursday, maintaining the president-elect gave false hope to hundreds of workers by inflating the number of jobs being saved at a Carrier Corp. factory in Indianapolis.
The Latest: Local president says he won’t back off Trump
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump and his dispute with Steelworkers Local 1999 leader Chuck Jones (all times EST):
A local union president slammed by Donald Trump on Twitter says he won't stop saying the president-elect is inflating the number of jobs being saved in a deal with Carrier Corp. to stop the closing of an Indianapolis factory.
The Latest: Trump slams union leader over Carrier deal
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST):
President-elect Donald Trump is slamming a union leader who criticized his deal to discourage air conditioner manufacturer Carrier Corp. from closing an Indiana factory and moving its jobs to Mexico.
Union leader not optimistic Trump can save Indianapolis jobs
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A union leader says he's not very optimistic President-elect Donald Trump will succeed in keeping the makers of Carrier air conditioners from moving 1,400 jobs from Indianapolis to Mexico.
Trump said in tweet Thursday that he's "making progress" in talks with Carrier to get the company to remain in the U.S.
Carrier Corp. confirmed it's discussed the move with the incoming administration, but had no additional comment Friday.
CEO: FirstEnergy will exit competitive electricity business
CLEVELAND (AP) — FirstEnergy's CEO said the Akron-based company will sell or close its big coal and nuclear power plants in the next two years if Ohio and Pennsylvania don't resume regulating and setting prices for them or create a regulation-like structure.
CEO Chuck Jones talked about getting out of the competitive electricity business in comments Tuesday to analysts at the Edison Electric Institute's annual financial conference, The Plain Dealer in Cleveland (http://bit.ly/2fCj5Vm) reported.
Can appreciation of animation get beyond kiddie fare and edgy humor?
Whether you consider the true origins of film animation to be the advent of Athanasius Kircher’s “magic lantern” at the turn of the 17th century or Émile Cohl’s 1908 animated hand-drawn cartoon Fantasmagorie, one thing is certain: Cartoons have captivated audiences of all ages for well over 100 years.
Juanita "Grandma T" Tincher passed away Monday (Aug. 15, 2016) at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.
She was born Jan. 30, 1945, the daughter of Alphonse and Florence (Papineau) LaGesse. Juanita married Elwin Tincher in 1989. Elwin preceded her in death in 1997.
She was retired but volunteered for Hospice of Kankakee Valley and Catholic Charities.