The News-Item's cheers and jeers from the past week of news: n Jeers to the dilemma faced by Kulpmont's East End Fire Company regarding foreclosure on a $674,800 federal loan used to build a social hall in 2010. Trustees seem to be treating their failure (read more)
The question of why Penn State University's leadership agreed to arbitrary, unwarranted sanctions against the football program in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, which the National Collegiate Athletic Association had no authority to impose on its (read more)
Votes by regional lawmakers during the past week in Harrisburg. CITIES: House Bill 1773 would overhaul the Act 47 recovery program for fiscally distressed cities and give them new tax shift options. The House approved the measure 134-61, the Senate appro (read more)
George Atiyeh is using eastern Northumberland County's housing rental market as both a money-maker and an excuse. As reported in today's edition, Atiyeh has purchased some 125 properties since 2011 through tax sale at extremely cheap prices. He casts him (read more)
The Pennsylvania Senate, possibly for the first time in its history, stood up against the NRA leadership and extreme gun-rights groups and voted to ban pigeon shoots. The senators correctly called the ban a matter, not of gun rights, but of eliminating a (read more)
100 years ago - 1914 A resolution was presented in the Shenandoah Borough Council recommending that the suggestion made some time ago by The REPUBLICAN be adopted - changing the name of alley to street. Alleys are generally associated with backyard passa (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A Walking through the cereal aisle of the supermarket, I saw a bright yellow box of Kellogg Corn Pops. It was nothing I hadn't noticed before. On a rare occasion I buy a box, probably more out of nostalgia than anything, although I do like the taste. Sugar (read more)