The explosive Jerry Sandusky scandal in 2011 exposed not only the ex-coach's crimes, but many inadequacies in state law regarding the protection of children and the accountability of institutions. One key reform proposal that emerged was ending the exem (read more)
The following votes were taken last week by state legislators from central and northeastern Pennsylvania. NAME: House Bill 993 would rename the state Department of Public Welfare as the Department of Human Services. The House approved the measure 155-35 (read more)
The St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City is the oldest parade in the nation's history - older than the American republic by 14 years.  This annual cavalcade along Manhattan's Fifth Avenue on March 17 draws an estimated one million people. It certain (read more)
You're sitting in your favorite restaurant one balmy September morning. Your waitress brings a pot of coffee and a standard 5-ounce cup. "Would you like cream and sugar with it?" she asks. You drink your coffee black. And hot. You decline her offer. "Wou (read more)
We did our best to separate fact from fiction in a series of stories leading up to the Aug. 5 meeting on the controversial plan to construct a new borough building and garage in Kulpmont. A lot of misinformation had spread its way through the community a (read more)
100 years ago - 1914 Jack McDonald, the Mill Creek bantamweight, is back from Pittsburgh, at which place he met successfully with the leading boxers of that section. He is open to meet any 110-pound boy in the region. He is so well liked out the Pittsbur (read more)
- The weekly newspaper was virtually the only source of news in that time, and since it was a presidential election year, the news was almost exclusively political. There were several local stories. The sheriff's sale of the Glendower Iron Works, a large (read more)
Way back when, on a young lady's milestone birthday, it was not uncommon for her dear old granny or maiden aunt to wistfully acclaim her for being, "Sixteen and never been kissed." Everybody smiled and said, "ah, isn't she sweet?" even on those rare occa (read more)
Pennsylvanians approach the scale with greater trepidation than anyone else in the Northeast. In their annual assessment of obesity in America, the nonprofit and nonpartisan Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found that Pen (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A This month we celebrate the 200th anniversary of the writing of the "Defence of Fort McHenry," a poem by Francis Scott Key that was put to music and became "The Star-Spangled Banner," the national anthem of the United States of America. I am sure that ev (read more)