| Jan 6, 2012
| 4:47 AM
Girls on the Run of Washington County is looking for volunteer coaches for the spring season.
Girls on the Run is a 10-week, after-school running program for third- through fifth-grade girls in Washington County.
There will be an informational...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 3:53 AM
A friend sent me the photo that accompanies this column, along with a couple of similar shots.
The politician being hung in effigy, complete with "Return the Pay Raise" signs, is state Sen. DAVID ARGALL, R-Schuylkill. The photos were taken just north...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 6:54 PM
Maj. Robert Hornberger had a chance to tell his story to a reporter right after it happened, but he is not the spotlight-seeking sort, so he waved off the young woman with the notepad and went home to change his ruined shirt.
That was back in December....
| May 4, 2012
| 9:32 PM
Many of the longer-time patrons of the Grange fraternity in Somerset County will remember the late John W. Scott (1917-2012) from personal visits made to celebrations sponsored by the local subordinate Granges.
Many of his visits were made in the...
| May 19, 2012
| 6:40 PM
You have to appreciate Johnstown.
First, this is the town that inspired the 1977 movie "Slap Shot," filmed in Johnstown and based on the real Johnstown Jets of the old North American Hockey League.
Two of the actors portraying the movie's infamously...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 8:50 AM
Survivors of Superstorm Sandy struggled Thursday to balance their need for normalcy with the emotionally devastating weight of tragedy.
Many woke up and joined countless others who went to work, beset by thoughts of the dead and missing two days after...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 4:25 PM
Most of the time, the precious decoration is kept hidden in a vault, deep in the dark bowels of the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum in Allentown. It represents, after all, one of the Lehigh Valley's most momentous historical episodes.
People get to see...
| Jun 23, 2012
| 7:10 PM
Back in the 1970s, a young and elegant state senator from Scranton aligned himself with the rowdy Sen. Henry "Buddy" Cianfrani and other politicians representing the state Capitol's caucus of crooks.
In those days, when I worked in Harrisburg, we all...
| Jan 17, 2012
If it's NFL championship time, then it's time for the Pennsylvania Game Commission to conduct its first quarterly meetings of the new year.
The game commission's board of commissioners will give preliminary approval to the 2012-13 hunting and trapping...
| Jan 17, 2012
Finally, winter has made its arrival in the Lehigh Valley.
There's something especially invigorating about waking up and heading outside in near-zero temperatures to retrieve your morning paper or start the car to warm it up for the commute to work or...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 3:42 PM
Tim Potts landed a state job in 1972, fresh out of college, and spent 21 years in such jobs, 14 in the executive branch and seven as a staffer for the Pennsylvania Legislature.
I first met him when he was working on the re-election of Gov. Milton Shapp...