| Jul 14, 2011
| 5:15 AM
I’m setting off on a road trip across America's "Coaster Belt," hitting eight theme parks in Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Jersey in just 10 days. Along the way, I'll visit some of the oldest amusement parks in the world and climb aboard classic wooden...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 5:15 AM
Reporting from Lakemont Park in Altoona, Pa.--
My current travels across the great American roller-coaster belt will put me aboard five of the oldest operating coasters in the world, including the very oldest at little Lakemont Park here in Altoona....
| Jul 21, 2011
| 4:45 PM
Reporting from Dorney Park in Allentown, Pa.--
The campgrounds, picnic groves and trolley parks that proliferated in Pennsylvania and Ohio in the late 19th century have survived through lean times and changing tastes to become some of the oldest...
| Jul 10, 2011
| 7:59 PM
Mitt Romney stood before a shuttered steel factory in Pennsylvania the other day, using the iconic backdrop to underscore what has become the most forceful theme of his presidential campaign: the need for more jobs.
"He has done everything wrong," Romney...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 10:19 PM
Ray Bryant, a pianist and composer whose long career took off after he accompanied a variety of jazz greats during the 1950s at the Blue Note club in Philadelphia, has died. He was 79.
Bryant died June 2 at New York Hospital Queens, a hospital...
| Mar 13, 2008
The battle of the surrogate presidential campaigners took another unexpected twist today when Geraldine Ferraro stepped down from a fundraising post in Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign after she said that Barack Obama had done well in the presidential...
| Dec 27, 2008
The Rev. Robert J. Marshall, who presided over the largest denomination of the Lutheran Church in the 1970s and was part of early discussions that led to the merger of three branches of the church, has died. He was 90.
Marshall died Monday of a heart...
| May 4, 2008
IN THE HBO series "Big Love," Amanda Seyfried plays the eldest daughter in a polygamist family of one husband and three wives. In the lavish new musical "Mamma Mia!," based on the long-running Broadway hit, she plays the only daughter of one mother and...
| Sep 23, 2009
Anybody who grew up in the United States will tell you: For a certain kind of grilled cheese sandwich, it's got to be American cheese -- the kind that normally comes in individually wrapped slices. A good farmhouse cheddar is all wrong; high-quality...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 5:59 PM
Easton coach Steve Powell called the Rovers' 28-26 win over Parkland "legendary" last January, so it's fitting that the teams open the Lehigh Valley Conference against each other Wednesday night.
This season, however, the Trojans field the more...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 1:45 PM
As temperatures rose slightly higher Monday morning to turn freezing rain to plain rain, the moisture pattern that has brought nearly an inch of rain and 1.3 inches of snow to the Lehigh Valley airport since Thursday will end with a final burst of snow...