Program helps area businesses


It’s no secret that small businesses are the lifeblood of a community. It’s also no secret that many of those businesses have been hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic, some to the point that they might have to close their doors for good. That’s why it was good to learn last week that the ...

From sound slumber to melting ice cream

Local Columns

When it’s night time and you’re fast asleep, being abruptly awakened by something or someone is nothing short of startling. On this we can probably agree. Well it was night time the other day (or it was dark outside anyway) and I was fast asleep, in one of those deep, satisfying slumber ...

Things to think about

Local Columns

Reaching into the old grab bag ... • Have you found yourself wanting to do a little extra while decorating your home for Christmas? If you have, you are not alone. It seems that one of the results of being forced to endure so much time indoors while we work through the COVID-19 pandemic ...

Area agencies still need help


It’s easy to get wrapped up in the holiday season. And even though it comes at the same time every year, so many of us procrastinate, waiting until the final few weeks to buy gifts and plan dinners. While the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting restrictions and mandates have taken a lot of ...

Mourning and distress

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I read a local Steelworkers union building could be demolished. It’s sad to know its only significance is the legacy of the Clintons, Obuma and Biden favoring foreign workers over our own. I wonder if Hunter Biden will be awarded the contract to raze the building? The ...

Feel free to join parade

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On Saturday, Nov. 7, the state of Pennsylvania announced that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden had secured enough legal ballots that his statewide vote lead was insurmountable, and that he would therefore be the recipient of all of that state’s electors. This ...