My Writing

Happy Retirement to Marie McCandless!

Last night, Latrobe Bulletin staff, writers and guests met at Gino Gianilli's in Latrobe to celebrate the career of news editor Marie McCandless, who is retiring after 29 years with the daily newspaper. Dave and I were happy that we could be there at the party. During her 29 years with the Latrobe Bulletin, Marie… Continue reading Happy Retirement to Marie McCandless!

Ligonier Valley Vignettes, My Writing, Pennsylvania History

The Ligonier Echo celebrates 125 years in print!

Today marks the 125th anniversary of the Ligonier Echo - the Ligonier Valley's hometown newspaper! The weekly newspaper was first published on September 5, 1888.  It wasn’t the first newspaper in Ligonier (four others preceded it), but it’s been the longest running of those publications. The location of the office has changed over the years, and… Continue reading The Ligonier Echo celebrates 125 years in print!