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“Union Local Calls Strike At Tire Plant”

August 24 marks the day 83 years ago when the Cumberland Evening Times headlines read “Union Local Calls Strike At Tire Plant”. The strike at the Kelly-Springfield Tire plant was resolved a few days later when the company agreed to negotiate with the...

Proud of your tasting expertise?

What’s the bet you could beat an artificial tongue? Can you do this? • Pick up on differences between the same brand aged in different barrels, with more than 99 per cent accuracy? • Tell the difference between those aged for 12, 15 and 18 years? The tongue has metal...

In August 1794, things turned ugly for whiskey rebels.

On 4 August 1794, Justice James Wilson delivered his opinion that western Pennsylvania was in a state of rebellion, and on 7 August, Washington issued a presidential proclamation announcing, with “the deepest regret”, that the militia would be called out...