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  • Pittsburgh airport gas drilling now official

    PITTSBURGH — Ground was broken months ago near Pittsburgh International Airport for Consol Energy's natural gas development project, and drilling began Aug. 15. On Monday morning, Gov. Tom Corbett, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and...
  • Calls for end of 'Amish Mafia'

    LANCASTER, Pa. For a year, Lark and Michael McCarley simmered silently over the arrival of "Amish Mafia" in their community. The couple own Lovelace Manor, a bed-and-breakfast on the outskirts of town, and found the reality show that depicts black-...
  • 'Jeopardy' puts local newsmakers to the test

    Alex Trebek: "Welcome to 'Jeopardy!' Let's meet our first contestant, Nazareth police Chief Thomas Trachta." Chief Trachta: "Hey, who put these Fire Trachta stickers all over my podium?" Alex: "Ha! We just thought we'd have a little fun with your...
  • Ad Watch: Pennsylvania governor's race

    THE RACE: Pennsylvania governor. THE CANDIDATES: Incumbent Republican Tom Corbett and Democrat Tom Wolf. THE AD: "Behind" is a 30-second television commercial paid for by PA Families First, a special interest group tied to the Democratic Governor's...
  • PA FOP endorses Wolf over Corbett

    PA FOP endorses Wolf over Corbett
    It appears pensions are thicker than the thin-the-blue-line of law enforcement in the Nov. 4 gubernatorial election. The 40,000-member state chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police has endorsed Democrat Tom Wolf over incumbent Republican Gov. Tom...
  • Activists call for probes into Ron Tomalis' 25% pension boost as Gov. Tom Corbett's higher education adviser

    HARRISBURG — Using Halloween decorations as props, good-government activists called for investigations into whether Gov. Tom Corbett's former education secretary-turned-adviser floated through the administration as a "ghost employee" who will...
  • PA GOP consults the Hillary Clinton playbook

    PA GOP consults the Hillary Clinton playbook
    The Pennsylvania GOP is out with a new web video that attempts to link Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf to President Barack Obama's infamous "guns or religion" comment, made during the 2008 Democratic primary. In 2008, Obama was leading the...
  • Tourism vs. Reality TV: Exploiting Pennsylvania's Amish

    By David DeKok HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug 18 (Reuters) - They typically wear plain clothing with nothing as fancy as a button or a zipper, travel by horse-drawn buggy and shun modern conveniences like electricity. It's that Old World charm of the Amish that...
  • Pennsylvania's Official Firearm

     
    My column today is about a Pennsylvania bill, signed into law last month, that designates the Pennsylvania long rifle as the state's official firearm. The problem, experts on these guns informed the bill's sponsor, state Rep. Marcia Hahn, R-138th, last......
  • 'I don't understand why we are kowtowing to the NCAA,' Penn State trustee says

    'I don't understand why we are kowtowing to the NCAA,' Penn State trustee says
    A group of alumni-elected trustees condemned the Penn State board's resolution supporting settlements of lawsuits related to the football sanctions, with one trustee saying, "I don't understand why we are kowtowing to the NCAA." At a special meeting...
  • Corbett policies lead to higher school taxes

    In part, Gov. Tom Corbett won four years in office based upon his no-(state)-tax-increase promise. Please do yourself a favor. Open up your Bethlehem Area School District property tax envelope and read what's inside: a significant tax increase (for the...