| Jul 5, 2013
| 3:47 AM
Q: A bridge near us on Township Road in Springfield Township closed suddenly more than a year ago, and no work has been done on it since. It is terribly inconvenient to have it closed, but more than that, it is a safety issue. We are cut off from police,...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 3:58 PM
Former Gov. Ed Rendell knew in 2010 that Pennsylvania’s budget situation was going to cause “pain.”
“There’s no way to do this without inflicting pain,” the Democrat then told The Patriot-News in Harrisburg....
| Apr 4, 2013
| 12:15 PM
Could Sen. Pat Toomey be the Democrats chance to get gun control legislation passed?
Reports circulated Friday afternoon that the Pennsylvania Republican is in talks with West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin on a bill to expand background checks on...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 3:10 PM
On the surface, the "Keystone Exams" action by the State Board of Education appears to establish firm standards for high school graduation in Pennsylvania.
'It's official," began Saturday's story in The Morning Call. "Students in Pennsylvania will be...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 8:10 PM
BROTHERSVALLEY TOWNSHIP — Joe and Darla Delancy had a Romeo and Juliet romance with a much happier ending.
But their unpretentious manner does not allude to the glamorous life of two star-crossed lovers.
"We're Joe and Darla, and we're...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 6:36 PM
Portraits of Somerset County judges from different centuries will adorn walls in the Somerset County Courthouse today.
The portraits of Judge Sandra Upor and Judge John Young were formally unveiled Tuesday in the Somerset County Courthouse at a...
| May 11, 2013
| 11:15 AM
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has been getting mighty tough on casinos that violate the law.
In March, the board slapped a $68,000 fine on Bethlehem's Sands Casino for six separate incidents in which the casino allowed underage individuals to...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 3:26 PM
My Hall of Fame — for which I am seeking nominations over the next few weeks — includes several exhibits involving wild campaign fliers.
Tony Rybak's amazing "Diamond Johnny Callahan" flier, for example, featuring Rybak's mayoral opponent...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 9:13 AM
Somerset County lost purchasing power under the Gov. Ed Rendell administration because the administration focused on buying in bulk from bigger suppliers and vendors, Somerset County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ron Aldom said.
| Apr 9, 2013
| 5:18 AM
UPDATED: Sen. Pat Toomey kept his head down as he quickly walked past a gaggle of reporters. Sen. Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat who Toomey is working with on a background check compromise, sprinted past several huddled reporters, arms pumping,...
| Apr 1, 2013
In 1972, Jim Reynolds was less than two months shy of graduating from Chicago Vocational High School, with plans of becoming a television repairman.
Raised in Englewood on the city's South Side, he had been studying the trade for two years when his...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 11:36 AM
Former Gov. Ed Rendell, whose Democratic Party usually comes down on the side of protecting the environment, once called New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo "crazy" for backing a moratorium on gas drilling until environmental concerns could be resolved.