Halloween is a huge letdown this year.
Pennsylvania is staring at a fiscal cliff.
Listen before you speak.
With just over a week to go before Election Day, President Donald Trump is making his biggest bet: that the portion of the American electorate living between the blue states on the coasts knows what is in its best interest. He thinks these Americans know that their interests — economic, cult…
No, the nation is not turning the corner on the coronavirus pandemic, as President Donald Trump claims, but spiraling toward a devastating new wave of illness and death, spread across many states and intensifying as winter cold approaches. This calamity could and should have been met head-on…
A journeyman is defined as someone who is reliable, not outstanding, but more of a placeholder than anything else.
No matter who we are, white, black or brown; no matter where we live, urban, suburban or rural; no matter whether we vote by mail or in person on Nov. 3, every voter wants the same kind of treatment in an election. We want to know that our vote will be counted — quickly, accurately and fairl…
This week, Attorney General Bill Barr joined attorneys general from 11 other states, including Louisiana, in releasing their much-anticipated antitrust lawsuit against Google.
To the editor: The Mount Carmel Area School District is creepily obsessed with football. For years they’ve been too busy focusing on the Red Tornadoes, treating the football team as the district’s magnum opus. Not only within the school, but the community as well, it seems there is way too m…
In many parts of the world, including predominantly Catholic countries, people who fall in love with people of the same sex continue to suffer persecution, isolation, condemnation and even violence. For that reason alone, Pope Francis’s comments on same-sex civil unions mark a welcome waters…
Last week I passed by a small group of people outside a Planned Parenthood building in Philadelphia praying in the rain, heads bowed and exposed to the fine mist from heaven.
Far more deadly, you mean?
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Sept. 17 ruling on mail-in ballots. The state high court ruled that ballots cast by mail could be counted if they were received as late as 5 p.m. Nov. 6, three days after the polls open and clo…
Parenting teen daughters is an experience chock-full of firsts, especially for dads.
Few things in our benighted nation are more pathetic than the spectacle of Trump toadies trying to worm their way back to some semblance of respectability.
Lee Keltner — a Denver-area hat maker who created art with his custom-ordered products — was shot and killed in downtown Denver while attending a rally to support the police and after a physical altercation with an armed man providing security for a television producer. Keltner’s death, like…
When Apryl and James Dolgas enrolled their sons, Brady and Alec, in Catholic schools, they anticipated financial hardship. Though tuition at Johnstown’s Divine Mercy Academy and Bishop McCort High School is less than half what their local school district spends per pupil, it was still costly.
To the editor: In a recent letter I made several charges — 13 in all — that were critical of Trump. A rebuttal disputed three of those charges. The others, I presume, were beyond dispute.
Where are your priorities
I’m convinced Jared Kushner is responsible for creating the Trump Administration HR operation that’s the Chernobyl of Human Resources. Once he pushed Chris Christie out, the resulting multitude of personnel mistakes belong to him.
Assuming President Donald Trump loses his re-election bid in a few weeks, the soon-to-be alumni of the Trump administration, who were warned that association with Trump would mar their careers and corrode their character, are now “hoping the Trump presidency isn’t a disqualifying blemish on …
For years Washington has debated the fate of a subset of the immigration picture: the flow of trained, sought-after foreign tech workers allowed entry under a visa lottery program. Now the Trump administration is stepping in with a sledgehammer to lower the numbers and tighten the rules.
To the editor: Who are you voting for?
To the editor: I had the opportunity to hear a homily by Father Edward Meeks, of Christ the King parish in Towson, Maryland. I see on social media that many others have seen it and shared it. The purpose of my letter is to spread Father Meek’s message. While I completely agree with his messa…
The Thursday night school board meeting of the Mount Carmel Area School District left a lot to be desired following comments from several members of the public and board member Tony Mazzatesta.
Since becoming Postmaster General (PMG) on June 15, Louis DeJoy has been accused of everything from election interference to killing baby chickens. As is often the case in this hyper-charged and uber-partisan era, truthful and nuanced takes have taken a backseat to baseless conspiracies.
The Biden-Harris presidential placards popped up on lawns like dandelions on a warm spring day following that first presidential debate with the never-Trumpers cultivating among them.
America is reckoning with the fact that communities of color across the country have been treated far differently, and far worse, for far too long. Racism takes on many different shapes and forms in our country, and the situation isn’t any different in Pennsylvania.
Muhammad Ali. Jesse Owens. Arthur Ashe. Tommie Smith. John Carlos. Bill Russell. Billie Jean King. Carlos Delgado.
It took some doing but the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has found the sweet spot in balancing the competing interests of pay-as-you-go protocols versus the real-time, real-life struggles of those ensnared in the economic fallout of COVID-19.
To the editor: The United States of America is a constitutional republic of democratic member states. Member democracies agreed to unite under our conservative Constitution that binds them all to follow its terms, which are the foundation of our laws. Liberal buyer’s remorse over the Constit…
To the editor: As a member of the Shamokin Fire Police (SFP), safety for our members, firefighters and the community is our top priority.
Kitties need help
To the editor: The Kulpmont Cruise Association would like to thank everybody who made our Golden Oldies Show in the Mount Carmel Town Park and the cruise a great success.
To the editor: Trump’s base support has been steady at 40 to 42% no matter what he says or does. Trump says that one good thing about the pandemic is that he doesn’t have to shake hands with disgusting people. Since he wouldn’t shake hands with anyone who opposes him, he had to be referring …
Not enough space
An 85-page plan released by SEDA-COG Monday that was unanimously adopted by the City of Shamokin outlines how Shamokin can turn itself around from a declining town into a more beautified municipality.
“What is truth?”
To the editor: Fascism per Webster’s Dictionary:
To the editor: Voters should recall the words of President John F. Kennedy: “I am not the Catholic candidate for president. I am the Democratic Party’s candidate for president who happens to be Catholic. ... I do not speak for my church on public matters and the church does not speak for me.”
Crack down on COVID
It’s like clockwork. Every time a presidential election occurs, the issue of climate change and arguments about fossil fuels become a central theme. Obviously, it’s a topic that’s given particular attention from the people of Appalachia.
Just how “free” should a “free press” be to report on the illness and condition of a sitting president during a national health emergency?
In the past few days, President Donald Trump has produced a torrent of provocative statements that have been extreme even by his standards. Among other things, he called on Attorney General William Barr to indict former vice president and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and former …
President Donald Trump has announced another round of executive actions to reduce the cost of health care and protect Americans with expensive medical conditions.
As the nation lurches toward the most combative presidential election in generations, another vindictive Supreme Court confirmation hearing will serve as its prologue.
- Police seize $10K worth of meth, heroin in drug bust
- Lourdes closes school Friday due to COVID-19 positive cases
- Deborah J. Greco
- 'Called to it': Local native finds everlasting friendship on Appalachian Trail
- Charges filed in connection with seizure of multiple drugs, cash and drug paraphernalia
- Two charged in hardware store theft in Mount Carmel
- Uptick in positive cases affects local communities, students, inmates
- Ronald J. 'Ron' Coleman
- Local man injured in ATV accident in Coal Township
- More than 400 open positions to be represented at job fair