The newest crime fighter in New Castle’s police department has a police badge and business cards, but he’s only three-years old. He’s Bronco the K-9 cop. He’s the department first bomb sniffing dog. County Line producer Clarissa Hunter and reporter Danielle Adams introduce you to Bronco and his partners at the New Castle PD.
Going Organic When It Comes to Recycling
At Westminster’s dining halls students scrape their plates into containers bound for the compost heap instead of dumping food into a garbage can. It’s all part of a campus composting project headed up by retired professor Clarence Harms. Some call him the king of compost at Westminster-but it’s all good nature fun.
Dr. Harms works hard promoting recycling at the dining halls and in the classrooms by collecting paper products for recycling as well. Last year’s composting efforts reclaimed nearly 90 tons of waste materials that will turn back into productive soil. Nearly five tons of that waste material came from the campus dining halls while 56 tons came from fall leave collection from the borough.
Dr. Harms talks one on one about this project with The County Line’s Sky Yaple in this week’s edition of “County Close Up.” You can click the video window above and watch the interview. You can also link here to find out more about the campus composting project underway at Westminster’s field station.
Vlog Entry Produced By Pam Marlowe
Produced by Pam Marlow
BY CLARISSA HUNTER
Being a junior in college and not sure what I want to do when I graduate and that’s kind of nerve racking. I know that I have a year left but I’m that person that likes to know ahead of time what’s going on. Don’t worry though I can be very spontaneous and I can work under pressure. So back to the part where I don’t know what I want to do when I graduate. I decided to do something new this semester and learn what else is out there in the broadcasting world. I took the producing and directing class this semester to explore new options.
I was already the director of The County Line and I loved the experience of it and working with the staff during the week. I liked being in control of the show and having final say along with the executive producer. I had the directing part down so now it was all about producing the show. I had the opportunity to produce the very first show of the semester so I felt like I had to set an example for the rest of the class.
When I went into this project I had two weeks to prepare, more than the rest of the class. Coming into the semester I was stuck without ideas for my reporters to go out and report on. So after investigating what was going on in the area and talking to locals we discovered Comcast may be coming in the area and the speed limit was to be changed in town. We did research and sent reporters out to tell us what was going on. Also, during the week we learned President Williamson’s plans to retire and move down south.
So we got started on the show and sent people out to do local stories. Now it was my turn to put the show in order and let everyone know what was going on almost every day. I was in constant communication with my reporters, the associate producer, and the executive producer trying to get my show together. I wanted this to be a huge success and for the most part it was. The day of the show I was changing the rundown until the very end where it was impossible to change it anymore and we had to go through the rundown with the staff. I did have some conflicts with the final rundown but everything got worked through in the end. During the show we had some problems that we ran into but in the end they got solved and the show looked half way decent. I loved doing this job and I hope that in the future I get more chances to improve on my producing skills.
TCL’s On the Road team was at it again, this time in New Castle at an indoor athletic facility. Hitters, Hackers, and Hoops is a giant air-filled dome with a basketball court, turf football/soccer/baseball field, batting cages, and a driving range. Danielle, Dave, Jill, and Chris got the chance to display their athletic abilites while also taking part in some friendly competition.