The Hazelton Standard Speaker covers a variety of news topics, including current events, sports, opinion and lifestyle topics. In current new events, the main themes covered include crime, court proceedings, business, obituaries and elections.
The Standard Speaker also covers local sports topics, including high school and Penn State athletics. The community section of the Standard Speaker covers local arts events, televisions shows, parades, pets and gaming topics. A large amount of the national and world news comes from the Associated Press, which provides syndicated news columns to news outlets around the United States. Users can register for digital access to the Standard Speaker or opt for everyday home delivery if they live in the greater Hazelton area.