Coal Cracker

Coal Cracker serves Pennsylvania's Anthracite Coal Region, an area where neighborhood blight and opioid abuse are particular challenges. Coal Cracker, which publishes four times a year, has covered these and other issues, empowering young journalists to delve into their sense of place and contribute to their community as they gain employment skills. The Coal Cracker staff works out of the newspaper's own building, the former Mahanoy City Lumber and Supply Company, but maintains its relationship with the Mahanoy City Public Library, where the editorial team was launched in 2014.