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David Lohr

Mom Says Missing Daughter Is 'Everything I Think About' | David Lohr | Posted 10.29.2014 | Crime

Two days, two months, two years -- inconsequential passages of time when someone you love is missing but devastating nonetheless, according to the mot...

Lacking Leadership, Pennsylvania Backs Prisons Over Pupils

David A. Love | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
David A. Love

Misplaced priorities and a profit motive are starving the schools, in the midst of the state's impressive prison expansion.

Governor Corbett Not Consistent on Pensions

Bob Williams | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics
Bob Williams

It is clearly past time for politicians in Harrisburg to stop playing games with public pensions and focus on providing true retirement security for all public employees.

Sandusky 'Victim 5' Agrees To Multi-Million Settlement

AP | MARK SCOLFORO | Posted 10.18.2013 | Crime

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Penn State may never be able to fully shake off the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal, but news that one victim has set...

'Tragic Day For Penn State': Sandusky Scandal Heading Back To Court

AP | MARC LEVY | Posted 07.31.2013 | Crime

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Jerry Sandusky scandal appears headed for another court fight that is sure to prolong the media spotlight and relive the testim...

Struggling Capital Auctions Off Wild West Artifacts

Reuters | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics

By Michael Sadowski HARRISBURG, Pa., July 21 (Reuters) - Thousands of artifacts from the Wild West era were sold off during a week-lon...

7 Superlative Minor League Ballparks

MiniTime | Posted 06.10.2013 | Travel

For millions of baseball-loving families, summer isn't complete without catching a minor league ballgame. Fans adore the laid-back atmosphere, affordable ticket prices, easier parking, and individual charms of the ballparks. Here are seven standouts to visit this summer.

Ten Reasons to Love Pennsylvania

Judith Fein | Posted 07.24.2013 | Travel
Judith Fein

"You're going to Pennsylvania?" our friends asked. "You're usually flying off to some destination we've never heard of, but the state named after William Penn? Why Pennsylvania?"

The Man Who Would Get Pennsyltucky High: A Conversation With Daylin Leach

Jonathan Valania | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Valania

Pennsylvania State Senator Daylin Leach remains one of the most stalwart proponents of progressive politics in Harrisburg.

Pennsylvania Man Broke Into Ex-Girlfriend's Home, Glued Refrigerator Shut, Police Say

David Lohr | Posted 12.12.2012 | Weird News

A Pennsylvania woman recently made a glue-some discovery inside her apartment, according to state police. The woman, an unidentified resident of Ly...

Mayor On City's Financial Collapse: 'The Chickens Came Home To Roost'

Reuters | Posted 09.24.2012 | Business

By Hilary Russ July 25 (Reuters) - The mayor of Pennsylvania's distressed capital city Harrisburg on Wednesday release...

Slavery, Tokenism And The Atheist PR Debacle

Christian Piatt | Posted 05.20.2012 | Religion
Christian Piatt

We can all do better than this. Really. Fundamentalism is ugly and dangerous, regardless of it's religious stripe, or even opposition to it.

Military Vets Deploy To Help Tornado-Ravaged Ill. Town

Posted 03.04.2012 | Impact

Two days after a tornado devastated a small town in Illinois, only one volunteer rescue organization was allowed to bring its team of veteran rescue w...

The Short Way, Through Harrisburg

Joni Hirsch Blackman | Posted 05.02.2012 | Fifty
Joni Hirsch Blackman

I didn't think I'd ever heard of Harrisburg, IL. When a tornado hit that small town and killed 6 people earlier this week, the name of the town 300 miles away didn't sound familiar. Odd, considering the few minutes I spent there were quite memorable.

PHOTOS: The Priciest Airports To Fly Out Of In The U.S.

Posted 10.11.2012 | Travel

Cost has largely replaced distance as the measure of how hard it is to get around. Sure, Indianapolis is closer to Philadelphia than Chicago is, but t...

SLIDESHOW: Top 10 U.S Cities That Donate The Most

Posted 12.13.2011 | Impact

Local market consumer research firm Scarborough Research released a study this week detailing the most generous cities in America -- and the numbers a...

My Latest Preoccupation

Marian Salzman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Marian Salzman

Ladies and gentlemen of the Preoccupied movement, allow me to redirect your attention to another location, because Wall Street is getting stale (word ...

Where Will Innovation Begin in Higher Ed?

Jeff Selingo | Posted 12.21.2011 | College
Jeff Selingo

Innovation can't just happen at new colleges. New ways of providing a college education need to be tested at existing institutions, but it seems many presidents, boards, and faculty leaders are afraid to be the first to do something different.

Harrisburg Council Approves Bankruptcy Filing

AP | MARK SCOLFORO | Posted 12.12.2011 | Business

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania's distressed capital city filed for bankruptcy Wednesday, citing "imminent jeopardy" from lawsuits related to a d...

Smallest City In Smallest State Files For Bankruptcy

Posted 10.01.2011 | Business

(Edith Honan) - Central Falls, Rhode Island, one of a handful of U.S. cities and counties facing fiscal collapse in the wake of the economic reces...

Cash-Strapped City Rejects State's Fix, Keeping Bankruptcy Talk Alive

AP | MARC LEVY | Posted 09.19.2011 | Business

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The city council in Pennsylvania's financially troubled state capital on Tuesday rejected a recovery plan written by state-app...

WATCH: Mayor Fasting In Hopes Of Solving City's Financial Crisis

Posted 08.21.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Edith Honan) - Pennsylvania's debt-ridden capital of Harrisburg has tried every form of fiscal belt-tightening, from layoffs to furlough...

William Alden

Harrisburg's 'Bad Deal': City Forced To Pursue Parking Privatization | William Alden | Posted 08.15.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- The finances of Harrisburg, Pa., are so desperate that local officials are considering a deal they fear will ultimately make the city more...

Mother's Truth Inadmissible at Republican Show Trial

Ethan Rome | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ethan Rome

Instead of creating jobs and growing the economy, the Republicans are re-fighting the battles of a year ago and trying to take us back to the days when insurance companies had a stranglehold on our health care.

Nielsen returns from missionary trip

Akron News Rep. | Akron News Reporter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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     Elder Benjamin D. Nielsen of the Sterling Ward and Greeley Colorado Stake has returned after serving for two years in the Pen...