| Feb 25, 2011
| 1:31 AM
Writing by hand took time and skill long ago, before letters were written with pens dipped in ink, with fountain pens or typewriters, or via e-mail on computers.
Most of us can still write with a fountain pen, and a few of us could get clear results...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 8:52 AM
Pennsylvanians who live, work or attend school within a 10-mile radius of the state’s five nuclear power plants can get free potassium iodide, or KI, tablets from the state Department of Health on Aug. 11.
When taken as directed, KI helps...
| Oct 23, 2011
| 1:43 PM
J. Ann Horn, 56, of 181 Stanford Road, Hagerstown, Md., passed away after a long battle with an aggressive breast cancer on Oct. 23, 2011, at her home, surrounded by her family.
Born Friday, Feb. 4, 1955, in Harrisburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 9:30 AM
Attorney General Linda Kelly announced the arrest of a Berks County child predator Friday. Officials say Randy Sailer, 59, of Boyertown is accused of using internet chat rooms to sexually proposition what he believed to be 13- year- old girls as well as...
| Apr 3, 2008
Former Springfield Township Police Chief Robert Bell was hardly shocked by Mary Jane Fonder's arrest Tuesday in the January murder of Rhonda Smith at a Bucks County church.
Bell became well acquainted with Fonder after the mysterious 1993 disappearance...
| Dec 4, 2009
| 5:37 PM
Some veterans in Pennsylvania will soon have to find somewhere new to go for help.
The Governor's Veterans Outreach and Assistance Center offices in Harrisburg, Erie, Greensburg, Boyertown and West Pittston help veterans apply for disability...
| May 15, 2009
Gwynedd-Mercy College's Alumni Association presented three local graduates with awards on Friday, May 15 during the College's annual Honors Convocation:
-Noelle Hartzell of Gwynedd, Pa.
-Elizabeth Faust of Boyertown, Pa.
-Paul Mathewson of Perkasie,...
| May 21, 2009
A total of 1,186 students graduated during the 42nd Commencement ceremony at Montgomery County Community College on May 21.
Graduates, including Lehigh Valley residnets, are:
Abington: Gloria Ahn, Michael, Ferrarello, Bernadett Gallagher, Alexandria...
| Nov 19, 2009
The Bethlehem Area School District's use of risky derivatives, combined with a financial adviser who had a stake in making the deals and investment banks that made "huge hidden profits" once the deals were sealed, cost district taxpayers at least $10.2...
| Jul 4, 2009
Harry D. Yoder graduated from Boyertown High School in 1934. During World War II, he flew more than three dozen missions over North Africa, Italy and Germany as a B-24 bomber pilot. Barely three years after the war ended, another world crisis put him at...
| Oct 2, 2002
Listening fascinates me. Always has. I sometimes make the excuse for waiting a bit late in the game to start a writing career by saying, "I just listened for 36 years. Then I started writing it all down."
Some of my most vivid memories of storytelling...