| May 1, 2013
| 9:54 AM
The mayhem in Boston the week of April 15 was a reminder of how an American city can be paralyzed by a homemade bomb. The same kinds of improvised explosive devices that menaced U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan can easily be deployed by freelance...
| Dec 16, 2012
The great steel mill of Sparrows Point is gone, and it's never coming back. Local, state and federal officials, along with union leaders, made a valiant attempt to find a new operator who would restart production there, but it was not to be. The plant's...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 10:27 AM
The effort to connect former Sparrows Point workers with training for new careers gained more urgency last week as the final hopes of the steel mill reopening were dashed — and as the deadline to apply for the help or forever lose it fast approaches...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 7:58 PM
Donald J. Lohr, 89, of Hooversville, died April 20, 2013 at Windber Hospice. Born Aug. 12, 1923 in Pretoria, the son of Herbert M. and Evalyn M. (Custer) Lohr. Preceded in death by parents; first wife Charlotte (Caldwell); two infant brothers; sisters...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 3:26 PM
My Hall of Fame — for which I am seeking nominations over the next few weeks — includes several exhibits involving wild campaign fliers.
Tony Rybak's amazing "Diamond Johnny Callahan" flier, for example, featuring Rybak's mayoral opponent...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 8:32 PM
Lionel L. Bass Jr., a retired Bethlehem Steel general foreman and decorated Korean War combat veteran, died of cancer complications Dec. 2 at his Timonium home. He was 82.
The son of Lionel L. Bass Sr. and Barbara Ellen Grebner, he was born in...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 3:17 PM
When I heard that Highlandtown had rolled out another holiday train garden, I hailed a cab and told the driver to take me to the Conkling Street firehouse. What I found was the authentic thing.
Train gardens in firehouses are a wonderful tradition....
| Dec 10, 2012
| 4:30 AM
After a 45-year career in the private sector, first with Bethlehem Steel, then with Harley Davidson Motor Company and ending with General Motors, I lost wages, medical benefits and pensions when these companies were not making profits.
| Apr 9, 2013
| 10:44 AM
SteelStacks offers up a summer of family fun
By LouLou David
This summer, SteelStacks in Bethlehem is your destination for endless days filled with music, art and family fun.
Bring the blankets and chairs from May 24-Sept. 21 and relax on the...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 7:26 PM
Michael Pastuch, 85, of Boswell, died April 9, 2013 at Cambria Care Center. Born Oct. 13, 1927 in Jenners, the son of John and Catherine (Mucha) Pastuch, both immigrants from the Ukraine. Preceded in death by parents; sisters: Eve Manzullo; Ann Blonde;...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 5:45 PM
Boxes of photographs depicting a part of Somerset County history discovered by staff of the Cambria Somerset Authority are making their way to public collections.
High-quality black-and-white photos from the early 1900s — when construction began on...