| Feb 5, 2013
Local lawmakers wasted little time Tuesday before dissecting Gov. Tom Corbett's $28.4 billion budget proposal.
State Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar, R-Allegheny Township, said he was reviewing the administration's plan.
"It's a starting point for...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 4:59 PM
Baltimore and Maryland's counties could impose their own 5-cents-a-gallon tax on gas to pay for local roads and buses under a proposal by Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller.
Miller also proposed Thursday leasing a state toll highway to a private...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 8:10 PM
BROTHERSVALLEY TOWNSHIP — Joe and Darla Delancy had a Romeo and Juliet romance with a much happier ending.
But their unpretentious manner does not allude to the glamorous life of two star-crossed lovers.
"We're Joe and Darla, and we're...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 6:36 PM
Portraits of Somerset County judges from different centuries will adorn walls in the Somerset County Courthouse today.
The portraits of Judge Sandra Upor and Judge John Young were formally unveiled Tuesday in the Somerset County Courthouse at a...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 11:28 AM
Just when things were looking up for state reforms aimed at rambunctious litigation, along comes a controversial new lawsuit, filed by one of the newest members of the Pennsylvania Legislature.
State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna County, sworn into...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 7:19 PM
As Ron Jones lodged his shotgun against his shoulder Friday night, took aim and fired, a heaviness hung over the Lower Providence Rod & Gun Club’s weekly trapshoot in Montgomery County as thick as the smoke that belched from his firearm.
| Dec 25, 2012
| 8:19 PM
It is truly the end of an era.
U.S. Rep. Mark Critz's office in Johnstown is closed and in eight days — for the first time in nearly 50 years — the congressman representing the 12th Congressional District will not be from the Johnstown...
| May 18, 2013
| 11:52 AM
By the time Gov. Martin O'Malley left the Democratic convention last fall, he had schmoozed with party leaders from Iowa, spoken to potential donors and hosted swanky parties that kept delegates entertained into the next morning — efforts that...
| May 11, 2013
| 11:15 AM
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has been getting mighty tough on casinos that violate the law.
In March, the board slapped a $68,000 fine on Bethlehem's Sands Casino for six separate incidents in which the casino allowed underage individuals to...
| 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...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 9:13 AM
Somerset County lost purchasing power under the Gov. Ed Rendell administration because the administration focused on buying in bulk from bigger suppliers and vendors, Somerset County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ron Aldom said.