Mr. President: Welcome to Flight 93 National Memorial, one of the most powerful and important places in the world.
To some people, trees are just trees. To me they provide more than just scenery and oxygen. I like the coolness of being enclosed in trees. There is nothing like it.
Would you believe me if I told you I met a country music superstar and had no idea who he was?Well, that happened. My lifelong friends know one thing about me – I love all music with the exception of modern country. It just isn’t my thing. Believe me, they are all talented or they would not …
Many moons ago I attended a Pearl Jam concert in Buffalo, New York, during which frontman Eddie Vedder proclaimed the best show on the tour was the next-to-law show and not the final one.
In times of emergency, we all know that we can count on our first responders — Fire, EMS, and Police. However, many do not realize that the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) also assists in certain emergency situations.
For the last three fiscal years, politicians in Harrisburg have proposed massive hikes in the income, sales and other taxes — 11 different tax hike proposals to be exact.
Thirty-five years ago, as the editor of a suburban Boston newspaper, I faced a hostile crowd in a church meeting room over a story my newspaper had written about the public suicide of a young man. Efforts to persuade him to give up his gun blocked main street traffic for several hours and caused confusion across the city.
You are what you eat. No, that isn’t a playground taunt that we have either said or heard in our lifetime, but it really is true.Now that summer has arrived it is time to take in all the fruits (and vegetables) of the land as farmer’s markets are heating up and the produce section of our fav…
On Sunday, a day we as a nation set aside to honor fathers and the bonds of family, I was among the millions of Americans who watched images of children who have been torn from their parents.
Winning the Stanley Cup is special. Winning it twice is magical.But extending Stanley Cup championships, as the Pittsburgh Penguins discovered, is not easy to do.The Penguins, who were eliminated last weekend as they were chasing a third consecutive championship, found out the hard way that …
After writing 204 sports columns over the past four years or so, I needed a break, so that’s what I did. It was good to recharge the batteries a bit, but I’m back, ready to share my always spot-on opinions about local sports.
In the spring of 1997, my future brother-in-law and I drove through Detroit's east side, with 8Ball & MJG booming from the sound system. En route to his mother's house, we passed blighted blocks, laced with vacant houses and abandoned buildings, some so hollowed out that brush and trees had reclaimed them.
It was 50 years ago this April 4 that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, while assisting striking sanitation workers.
As a state representative, I was elected to be a good steward of your tax dollars. I campaigned on the fact that the Pennsylvania Legislature was far too bloated and costly to taxpayers and vowed to do something about it if you sent me to Harrisburg.
Our friends across the pond may just be on to something. But they’re actually dealing with an issue that isn’t confined to England. It’s worldwide.
The train would make its way around the track making a grinding noise. The bulbs on the tree would burn out and were replaced like unscrewing a light bulb. Candy canes were peppermint.
It is often noted that the success and future of our nation lies in the hands of our young students. As these emerging innovators and pioneers make their way through our educational system, we must be sure they receive a quality education and are provided with the tools necessary to succeed …
In the months since I first wrote about Act 152 of 2014, my office and recorder of deeds offices throughout much of the 17th District have received numerous calls concerning how landowners who have leases with gas and oil companies should handle situations in which a lease has expired.
Our seniors have contributed a great deal to our society and our communities. They’ve lived through a national depression and world war, and helped shape our country into the superpower it is today.
As Democratic Chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Emergency Preparedness Committee, it is often disappointing to hear from teachers and professors that our younger generation lacks basic civic knowledge and the understanding of how this great country was created.
As part of the Public School Code portion of the 2017-18 budget package, the House recently passed key reforms to improve curriculum, learning environments and the educational process. These reforms are needed to give our students at all levels of education the best chance for success.
We’ve all been there. Things are going pretty well financially and then the car breaks down. We suddenly have to come up with an extra $500 to make the repair.
As Democratic Chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, I have made it my mission to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle, to address key issues relating to veterans and emergency services.
The first thing I hear when I talk to parents, educators and students in the 10th District about our K-12 education system is “knock it off with all of these standardized tests.”
Earlier this year, I wrote about the Legislature’s fight against animal neglect and cruelty. I am happy to inform you that since that writing, several bills aimed at protecting our furry friends were signed into law.
This past week in my hometown the county fair took center stage. Well, or so I am seeing on Facebook and other social media sites. As I remained here in Lawrence County all week, I didn’t get to attend the yearly event that draws thousands. But, I am OK with that.
I have been in Harrisburg for fewer than seven months. During that time, I have heard from thousands of people in person, via email, and on social media about the need to keep more money in their pockets.
Helping those who have fallen on hard times is the right thing to do. That’s why for decades, Pennsylvania has aided countless individuals who could not manage for themselves against the distressing conditions of poverty through our welfare system.
An essential aspect of Christian rest is rest from sinning. We’re able to be victorious over the task master of sin (the “sin nature”) through the sustaining presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
This Week's Circulars
- Laurel community gathers again to pray for girl
- Laurel fifth-grader loses battle
- New Castle man charged with indecent assault
- Woman wanted for alleged statutory sexual assault
- Man extradited to answer stalking accusations
- Slicker pleads to sexual assault in rape case
- City looks at privatizing garbage collection
- Woman accused of theft from casket
- Report: Violent crime declining in city
- IUP Hall of Fame to induct Flora