Author

Mark O’Keefe

Mark O’Keefe

Mark O’Keefe, of Mechanicsburg, Pa., is the former editorial page editor of the Uniontown Herald-Standard. His work appears biweekly on the Pennsylvania Capital-Star’s Commentary Page.

COMMENTARY

Column: I was a journalist from Coal Country. This is the Rich Trumka I knew.

By: - August 23, 2021

It was quite a journey for Richard Trumka, who was born in the coal fields of Pennsylvania and made his way to the halls of power in our nation’s capital. The son of a  coal miner, Trumka grew up in Nemacolin, an isolated, rural hamlet in southwestern Pennsylvania with about 1,000 people. From those humble […]