PITTSBURGH — In compelling Pennsylvania’s Roman Catholic dioceses to turn over as much as 70 years’ worth of records on sexually abusive priests, the state attorney general’s office is mounting what would be the most wide-ranging criminal investigation ever into the scandal in the United States.
My daily routine on the way to work has a brand-new step that I enjoy very much but wish I didn’t have to do: I hold my iPhone up to my face and record a 30-second video greeting to my 4-month-old grandson.
Tonight, I am sitting alone on our deck, amidst strands of gleaming white patio lights and a yard of fresh-cut green grass. The air is calm and crisp, and the crickets are noisy. This scene really never happens. I am making the time, and everyone has conveniently allowed me this peace.
The brother and sister, both unmarried, childless and in their 80s, had been fending for themselves in their Vernon Hills, Illinois, home: avoiding neighbors, ordering groceries, skipping doctors’ appointments.
NCW — The Columbia Basin Chapter of Pheasants Forever will host a youth hunting day between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sept. 17 at the intersection of Beverly Burke Road and Highway 26 in Grant County, 11 miles from Royal City.
Being a stepparent is not easy. It can be one of the most frustrating, or fulfilling experiences of your life. Having a stepfather while growing up, as well as being a stepfather myself, has taught me a few lessons about navigating the high seas and treacherous shoals of step-parenthood.