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Governor Wolf Praises Continued Use of Easton Plant for MLB Manufacturing

first_imgGovernor Wolf Praises Continued Use of Easton Plant for MLB Manufacturing April 04, 2017 Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release,  Results Easton, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today joined Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred and others to announce the continued use of Majestic’s Easton plant to manufacturer apparel for the MLB by Fanatics and Under Armour. This morning, VF Corporation announced that it was selling Majestic to Fanatics.“For more than a decade, if you watched a MLB game anywhere in the country, apparel made in Pennsylvania was proudly on display, and today’s announcement affirms that the proud tradition of making MLB apparel will continue in the Lehigh Valley,” Governor Wolf said. “The continued use of the Majestic facility is important news for the commonwealth, the region and the talented employees who are true baseball fans with a genuine pride in what they do. I want to thank everyone involved for working so hard to preserve this storied tradition in the Lehigh Valley that contributes to the treasure of our national pastime.”Today in Easton, Governor Wolf also joined Fanatics Owner and Executive Chairman Michael Rubin, Majestic President Mike Pardini, Attorney General Josh Shapiro and workers from the facility.In November 2016, Governor Wolf wrote Commissioner Manfred to request the opportunity to make the pitch on keeping MLB manufacturing in Pennsylvania and the two spoke by phone earlier this year. The governor today thanked the Commissioner, along with Fanatics, Majestic and Under Armour, for their continued commitment to Pennsylvania.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Rogers City candidate forum sees strong turnout

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisUPDATED: 3:04pm  Katy Conklin did not jab at Ken Radzibon or Erik Stone’s suspensions throughout the night. Radzibon addressed the issue during a question from the audience. The sentence has been retracted. WBKB regrets the error.Rogers City — Just over 80 people packed into the Rogers City Theater on Tuesday night to learn more about their local elections ahead of the August primary.The League of Women Voters hosted their second of three candidate forums in Northeast Michigan. In the race for the the Register of Deeds in Presque Isle County, Vicky L. Kowalewsky had the stage to herself as Darrin C. Darga could not attend. Democratic candidates for state representative of the 106th district, John Norton and Lora Greene were on hand to field questions on various issues.The pinnacle of the evening focused on the race for Probate Judge in Presque Isle County. Erik Stone, Katy Conklin, and Ken Radzibon are the candidates. Stone was unable to attend the forum due to a mandatory meeting involving work. He did leave a statement to be read. Both Conklin and Radzibon were asked several questions involving specific programs affecting a probate judge, experience, time management, organizations they belong to, and even the legalization of Marijuana, one of the top ballot issues in November.“I think that marijuana is a drug or substance that as long as somebody is not driving and out on the road, a small amount for personal use is okay,” said Candidate Katy Conklin.“The problem with that folks is that unlike alcohol where you can take a breathalyzer test and it can be determined the level of alcohol is such that it would be a danger to drive,” said Radzibon. “There is no good test right now to determine the level of marijuana and how that might impact your driving.”During a question in the forum, Ken Radzibon addressed the issue of being suspended while serving as probate judge. Radzibon was suspended for 90 days in 1998 for a violation of Michigan Rules and Professional Conduct. Erik Stone was also suspended in that same year for 180 days. Radzibon talked about his years of experience, in regards to his years of practice and formally serving as probate judge of Presque Isle County for 24 years. Conklin went into detail about experience as well as her community outreach as Executive Director of Hope Shores Alliance.The race will certainly be tight going into the primary. All three candidates are qualified and ready to make it on the ballot in November.To find out more information about your local primary election, please visit the Secretary of State Website to see what will be on your ballot in August. (https://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1633-49313–,00.html)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious What’s Trending for July 16Next Ford recalls 550K vehicleslast_img read more