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As the U.S. Department of Labor styles it, Labor Day “constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.” But there’s one category of labor that tends to get overlooked — the uncompensated labor of moms and…

Sommer Johnson thought everything was finally coming together for her last year. She was engaged, working full time and doing well in online college classes when her fiance’s mother died a week before their wedding day — triggering a series of large and unexpected expenses that left her stru…

Giant Manufacturing saw the writing on the wall early on. The world’s biggest bicycle maker started moving production of U.S.-bound orders out of its China facilities to its home base in Taiwan as soon as it heard President Donald Trump threaten tariff action in September.

GRATZ — GNB Financial Services Inc. and Riverview Financial Corporation jointly announced Wednesday the execution of a definitive agreement whereby The Gratz Bank will acquire the deposits and customers of Riverview Bank in Trevorton.

Sears Holding Corp. is suing its former chairman, Eddie Lampert, as well as former board members including Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin for allegedly stripping the retailer of billions of dollars as it collapsed into bankruptcy.

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks edged higher ahead of the holiday weekend as gains in industrial stocks slightly outweighed weakness in health-care and energy shares. The dollar advanced.

FLORENCE, Kentucky — Amazon has become a retail powerhouse in part because of its promise of two-day delivery on millions of items. But now some of the pilots that transport the company’s packages are speaking out against what they describe as low wages, shoddy maintenance and stalled contra…

TREVORTON — Dals Pizza has been serving pizza up in the Trevorton area since 1993 with Dan Lebo at the helm for the last 12 years.

MARION HEIGHTS — Star Inc. Physical Therapy & Fitness opened on June 16, 2003. Our facility is 5,000 square feet and offers comprehensive physical therapy services delivered by top specialists in the field. Star Inc. also offers a full-service gym, aerobics program and athletic training …

MOUNT CARMEL — Scicchitano Ace Hardware, 27 N. Oak St., has been your one-stop Ace retailer destination for 52 years.

MOUNT CARMEL — Rich Melendez had been installing outdoor patio block, pavers and stone for more than 35 years. In 2011, he and his wife Susan purchased the former Patterson’s Block and Ready-Mix, located at Routes 54 and 901 at Locust Summit, just a few miles away from Mount Carmel and Ashla…

SHAMOKIN — Big Boys NAPA has served the coal region since 1961, with auto parts, tools and equipment for do-it-yourself customers who aren’t afraid to get a little grease on their hands.

SHAMOKIN — Mattis and Mattis has been providing clients from throughout the area with hands-on legal representation since 1991. Mattis and Mattis is a husband and wife team consisting of H. Robert Mattis Jr. and Caran Cress Mattis. There are no associates in the firm so all cases are handled…

MOUNT CARMEL — For 66 years, family-owned Academy Sports Center Inc. in downtown Mount Carmel has provided customized apparel and merchandise made on site for teams, businesses and individuals.

SUNBURY — As most people know, Sunbury Motors offers new Fords, Lincolns, Hyundais and Kias, but did you know Sunbury Motors offers one of the largest commercial truck departments in central Pennsylvania?

SHAMOKIN — What flower shop has been a Shamokin downtown staple for almost 50 years, providing the area with beautiful flowers and plants? It can only be Beverly’s Flower Shop, with Beverly Katalenas herself back at the helm!

SHAMOKIN — Original Italian Pizza (OIP) and Restaurant is a family-owned, family-orientated business that has been serving Shamokin, Coal Township and the surrounding area for more than 25 years.

SHAMOKIN — Located at the corner of Market and Arch streets, Shamokin’s new Heritage Restaurant seeks to relate the city’s glorious past to its present-day customers. The restaurant’s interior includes an impressive array of local artifacts, each with its own unique story.

MOUNT CARMEL — Members Choice Financial Credit Union is invested in the region. Speaking at the second annual Members Choice Anthracite Economic Summit, CEO Jim Barbarich announced that Members Choice exceeded their $7.3 million loan commitment targeted for the region. This commitment was an…

MOUNT CARMEL — Safety Net Counseling (SNC) Inc. specializes in the treatment of children’s mental health and behavioral health disorders. Safety Net has provided the community with these much-needed services for more than 15 years.

BURNSIDE — Momentum is building at the Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area (AOAA), the county-owned off-road park developed on former mine lands as a means of driving economic development in southeastern Northumberland County.

PAXINOS — Shamrock Concrete and Heating Oil, 29 Rose Road, has served the community as family owned and ran since 1983.

SHAMOKIN — Bressi and Martin Real Estate has been a local, family-owned business for the past 34 years.