‘Ghostbusters’, Drive-ins and Marching Forward Together

BUTLER, Pennsylvania — Last Monday was supposed to be a celebration, a coming together across the ages and across the country to mark the day “Ghostbusters” debuted in 1984, a film that made movie executives cringe but won the hearts of moviegoers. The film was going to be shown at drive-in theaters from coast to […]

Revisiting William McKinley’s Victory Through the Lens of 2020

NILES, Ohio — Truth be told, neither the home William McKinley was born in nor the front porch 55 miles west of his birthplace from which he conducted his presidential campaign exist anymore. The small, wood-plank-sided home here on state Route 46 is a replica of where the 25th president of the United States was […]

Masks Made in America by an All-American Company

BRISTOL, Tennessee — There is not one thing in the jeans, flannel-lined jackets, denim jackets, overalls, shirts, carpenter pants, custom uniforms or masks produced by L.C. King Manufacturing that is not made in America. Nothing — not even the threads or the rivets. “All the components, the raw materials, are purchased in the United States […]

Racing’s Colosseum Goes Dark Waiting to Welcome Its Family Back Home

BRISTOL, Tennessee — April’s race weekend came and went with no one filling the steep stadium stands of one of the largest sports venues in the world; no one standing proudly to sing “The Star-Spangled-Banner”; and no hushed anticipation before the most famous words in motor sports, followed by the roar of the engines that […]

‘Joe Has Absolutely No Idea What’s Happening’

ALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania — President Donald Trump, speaking to the Washington Examiner ahead of an event at a medical supply facility in this key swing state, took aim at Joe Biden’s mental faculties, at one point claiming his Democratic challenger “has absolutely no idea what’s happening.” Trump was reacting to news that Biden had teamed up […]

The Natural: MLB Legend Recalls His 27-Strikeout Game

BELLE VERNON, Pennsylvania — As Ron Necciai recalls, the first two batters both went down in strikes. The third guy got lucky — sort of. The ball got away from the catcher, who quickly got the batter out at first. It was May 13, 1952, a cold, damp Tuesday night for 1,100 people at Shaw […]