John Uram a resident of Mayfield, PA has been named as editor of The Truth.
A graduate of Mayfield High School, the new editor is also a graduate of Kutztown University.
In addition, he has pursued post-graduate studies in the fine arts at Marywood College, Scranton.
A navy veteran, John has taught school at Wayne Highlands (Honesdale, PA) for five years and for the last 25 years has been in the graphic arts/printing industry. He is designer/illustrator for Alive in Christ magazine and Lifelines (Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation newspaper). Through the years hundreds of his illustrations have been printed in various publications. He founded and published a weekly newspaper for five years.
Active in community affairs Mr. Uram is presently a board member of the Lakeland School District and the Lackawanna County Area Vocational Technical School. He is also presently serving his 27th year as president of the Mayfield Hose Company (formerly Russian Hose Co.) and 20th year as president of Mayfield Firemen's Relief Association. He also has served as a councilman in the Borough of Mayfield, president of Mayfield Junior Baseball and coached Little League and Teener Baseball for eight years.
In the field of art, his paintings have appeared in a number of local art shows and he has judged art shows. Self-taught in icon painting he has painted icons for St. John's Russian Orthodox Church in Mayfield where he is a member.
Mr. Uram is married to the former Catherine Rushen. They are the parents of three children, Diane a student at Marywood College, John a student at Mansfield University and Christopher a student at Lakeland High School.