The News-Item's cheers and jeers from the past week of news, one day late in deference to Labor Day: - Cheers to the effort to create a historical society for Trevorton at the former pool building at the Foundry. Ironic that a facility that is now histor (read more)
- The war in Europe raged on, with Adolf Hitler's forces at Moscow's door - a goal the Nazis would never reach. And with every sign pointing to the U.S. getting into the conflict, the Nazis torpedoed a U.S. tanker in the North Atlantic. It was apparent t (read more)
Labor Day gives many workers scant reason to celebrate. At least they can be thankful to be employed. For thousands more across the region, today is no holiday. Northumberland County's unemployment rate has risen slightly over the summer to 6.3 percent i (read more)
Shamokin Area School Board members in support of a random drug testing policy are hopeful they'll have the community's support should the policy be approved at a special meeting Wednesday. That's hard to know in advance, of course. And certainly there wi (read more)
During World War II, the battle for Okinawa was the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific. The campaign lasted 82 days. We have maintained a large military presence on the island ever since. More than half a century later, the same can be said for Ge (read more)
It's Labor Day weekend, most schools have been in session about a week, and the disgruntled voices of a minority drone on. Their screeching refrain, often in letters to the editor and talk show call-ins, is familiar: - Teachers only work half a year. - T (read more)
100 years ago - 1914 The Tumbling Run dam is slowly being filled up and the boat house owners are not being given the opportunity so badly needed of repairing the foundations of their houses. The Merchants Association might, with great satisfaction to th (read more)
"It is life, I think, to watch the water. A man can learn so many things." - Nicholas Sparks, "The Notebook" When I go out to cover events and meetings and such, I sometimes find myself in the conversation I didn't expect. Now, I remember this particul (read more)