Gov. Tom Corbett helped balance his proposed budget for the 2015 fiscal year by lifting a moratorium on new gas drilling under state forests and other public lands. According to the budget, leases and royalties will produce $75 million for the state trea (read more)
- A fire at Raup Lumber Co. at Chestnut and Pearl streets in Shamokin did a minimum of damage, thanks to fast action by local fire companies. - There was a very active debate league at the high school level in Northumberland, and in the latest playoff (o (read more)
School districts statewide are still awaiting promised reimbursements from the state government for construction projects that the state government approved, to the tune of millions of dollars. That includes several that were completed as long as three y (read more)
If you are suspected of any sort of crime, you have the right to remain silent. And if you're arrested, police have to tell you so, and that whatever you say can be used against you. The Miranda warning flows from the 5th Amendment right against self-in (read more)

Letters to the editor
To the editor: Last week was National Volunteer Week. In recognition, we would like to publicly recognize and thank our volunteers for their extraordinary efforts on behalf of our patients, their families, and visitors. We are fortunate to have a vibrant (read more)
To the editor: Following the operation of the Shamokin Area School District (SASD) cafeteria, I find the board treasurer's report showing food service fund expenditures over revenue at $74,482. Last year at this time, that figure was $82,000. You may be (read more)
To the editor: At Tuesday's Kulpmont Borough meeting, council once again utilized the carnival type shell game to keep citizens guessing about the progress on the proposed new borough complex. Truth be told, there were no facts. None. With the absence o (read more)
To the editor: Labor unions are certainly aware of one fact. When employees are dissatisfied, discontent and disgruntled, if they believe the employer simply "screwed up", the door is open for unions to organize. A labor union organizer has no chance to (read more)
To the editor: In celebration of National Doctors' Day, March 30, we would like to publicly recognize and thank all local physicians for their skill and compassion in caring for the medical needs of individuals and families in the region. The physicians (read more)

Sound Off
Pinko It's Tuesday morning and I am reading the Sound Off, "big bad." Another self-appointed hero. Spoken like a true communist. Missing friends Reading about the city accepting the chief's resignation and applauding his service showed he was very good (read more)