Students at Mount Carmel Area Junior-Senior High School will walk through metal detectors to enter the building on the first day of school Wednesday, a new security measure put in place for the 2018-19 school year.

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There was a time, during the Middle Ages in Europe, that the vocation of becoming a Roman Catholic priest — whether a genuine calling of God or just a career move — was something similar to becoming a doctor or lawyer today. Not only would it be of benefit to the called, but to his family al…

Attorneys were in federal court last week representing an El Salvador woman and her daughter to protect her against deportation when they suddenly learned that the family had been awakened during the night, hustled onto a waiting aircraft and were already airborne and on their way back to Ce…

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At the genesis of last year’s Shamokin high school football campaign, my broadcast partner over the last seven seasons at the Black Diamond Sports Network, the very Maddenesque Corey Houser, informed me that we were on the cusp of what would be referred to from there on out as “Hyno-Eve.”

On May 30, 1783, the Pennsylvania Evening Post and Daily Advertiser published its first daily edition, becoming the first daily newspaper not only in Pennsylvania, but in our young nation. Today, more than 200 daily and weekly newspapers across the commonwealth carry on the ideals of not onl…

To the editor: I was disappointed to learn that county Commissioners Rick Shoch and Sam Scicchitano are closing yet another senior action center. After closing the center in Trevorton a few months ago, next they will be shutting the one in Elysburg.

The Trump administration’s new sanctions against Russia, imposed last week in response to the poisoning in the U.K. of a former Russian spy and his daughter, are welcome. They are also confusing, contrasting as they do the words and behavior of President Donald Trump himself, who has repeate…

Omarosa Manigault Newman’s new book, filled with unsubstantiated allegations and implausible claims — she did not know President Donald Trump was a racist before she arrived at the White House? — would not, I would submit, normally constitute serious news. Putting someone with low credibilit…

John Arway is leaving his post as executive director of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, so the Legislature is ready to move forward on a bill to increase the agency’s funding.

• Cheers to the inspiring “Rock the Complex” benefit Saturday night in which some 400 people came out to support 1997 Mount Carmel Area graduate Steve Anoia in his fight against ALS. The Royersford husband and father of two was touched by the overwhelming outpouring of support from classmate…

I’ve been trying to wrap my head around our current political situation. My president issues a litany of lies and personal attacks on a daily basis and is rewarded with high approval ratings from members of his party. How did we get to a place where truth and decorum no longer matter?

What Daniel Shayesteh was before he became an apologist for Christianity drew an overflow crowd to the distinguished Himmelreich Library in Lewisburg. It isn’t too often that someone who was a radical Muslim aligned with the Free Islamic Revolutionary Movement that in 1979 was instrumental i…

To the editor: Citizens for a Better Community (CBC), a not for profit organization comprised of concerned and dedicated citizens who support to improve and enhance the quality of life and pride in our community, would like to take this opportunity to thank the following individuals and busi…

The stunning allegations of sexual abuse of minors against 72 priests or seminarians from the Diocese of Harrisburg over the past 70-some years is difficult to fathom, especially for the faithful of the Roman Catholic Church.

To the editor: I don’t know a lot about the medical marijuana industry. I understand that marijuana’s medical applications have helped relieve the pain and suffering caused by several diseases and that scientific research indicates marijuana might help with treatment of additional illnesses.

To the editor: What is the swamp? This swamp cliché is everywhere in political editorials. The president was elected to “drain the swamp.” The Washington Beltway surrounds the swamp. Congress is mired in the swamp — folks on both sides of the aisle wear swamp shoes. Career civil servants see…

The lies rain down on us so relentlessly that we’re often benumbed. Shortly after Donald Trump tweeted last week that the Russians would help the Democrats win the midterms, we learned that the Russians have tried to hack the 2018 campaign of Sen. Claire McCaskill — a Democrat. And minutes a…

As long as everything checks out with state and federal permits, we encourage the Coal Township Board of Commissioners to approve a conditional use of land zoning application that will allow Gaudenzia to operate a state-licensed drug and alcohol treatment center at the Northumberland County …

The politically correct culture that has swallowed Western Civilization whole will leave no books, or pages in those books, unturned. As mentioned last week, writer Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “Little House on the Prairie” series of books is now too offensive for contemporary America’s sensitivit…

For more than 143 years, the words on our Statue of Liberty have promised, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. ... ”

Washington, D.C., routinely ranks high in surveys on America’s most livable cities, but as somebody who’s been a resident of both areas, I can tell you that Pittsburgh’s a far better place to live.