Columns

Considerations on freedom of expression

Recently, the state of North Carolina enacted legislation that restricts the rights of transsexual and LGBT individuals. The law states that people must use the public restroom that corresponds with the biological sex listed on their birth certificate. Among responses to the new law were ...

The multi-faceted Oregon grapeholly

Looking to add some diversity and oomph to your pollinator garden? Or maybe create a landscape that you can also eat? Check out the Oregon grapeholly.While perennial and annual flowers get most of the glory and attention, there are not a lot of options in shrub material that are an early season ...

Pennsylvania’s presidential primary

Some 40 states have already voted in the presidential primary.Finally, the presidential nomination campaigns move to the Northeast. New York votes on April 19th and five more states-including critical Pennsylvania - vote one week later.Even now, the presidential candidates are arriving in ...

Say ‘thanks’ to your township supervisors

You may read about them in the newspaper or see them along local roads, plowing snow in the winter or patching potholes in the spring.They're your township supervisors and staff, and while you may not know them personally, these public servants show up each and every day with one goal in mind: ...

‘Libraries Transform’

LOCK HAVEN - The Annie Halenbake Ross Library and its branches will be joining libraries across the nation in celebration of the transformative nature of all types of libraries.This year, April 10 to 16 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians, ...

Choose life, it’s a brief experience

Life is an opportunity to spend a brief period of time in this world. During this minimal space of time we are fortunate to enjoy what most others cannot do.Most of the people who have ever lived are dead.Therefore we are in a very rare state of existence. We are in the land of the living. We ...

Flemington Easter egg hunt winners named

FLEMINGTON - The Flemington Hi-Neighbor committee held its annual Easter Egg Hunt at Grove Park on Saturday, March 19, with a fantastic group of eager hunters.Prize winners were:r Ages 0-2 - Jace Fye, Collin Confer, Genevieve Davis, Amelia Titus and Carrera Bendik, all of Lock Haven; Novo Rupp ...

Son and family need financial sense

Dear Annie: Our 46-year-old son is bright, caring and an all-around good guy. Here's the problem: "Munro" has never gotten much of an education, even though he's had multiple chances and we have encouraged him to do so. If we say anything about it, he gets nasty and rude and tells us it's none ...

Cancer development has degree of randomness

Dear Dr. Roach: I have lost two cousins in the past three years (a married couple) who both ate a lot of red/rare meat most of their lives. He got Parkinson's first, and she got cancer throughout her body and passed away yesterday. I can't help but wonder if their almost-daily consumption of ...

What Trump has wrought

As Wisconsinites went to the polls, our Beltway elites were almost giddy. For they foresaw a Badger State bashing for Donald Trump, breaking his momentum toward the Republican nomination.Should the Donald fall short of the delegates needed to win on the first ballot, 1,237, there is growing ...

What’s behind educational divide in GOP presidential race?

By JENNIFER C. KERRAssociated PressIt was in Nevada, just about month ago, when Donald Trump proclaimed his affection for the uneducated."We won with young. We won with old. We won with highly educated. We won with poorly educated. I love the poorly educated," the Republican presidential ...

Living with rats

By RALPH DOTTERER JR.In my previous article, I raised the issue that the proverbial "Canary in the mine" was already dead. Signaling that this evolutionary phase of our nation's cultural transition had reached a tipping point. Bringing with it the radical changes, born of a revolutionary ...

How Pennsylvania charter schools are funded

By EVAN GROSSMANwww.WatchDog.orgCharter school funding is one of the most important and misunderstood elements of the contentious education debate in Pennsylvania. Many school districts across the state, from Erie to Philadelphia, are struggling to solve structural budget deficits tied to ...

Donald Trump learns that thinking is hard

Donald Trump is learning how hard it is to pretend to be something he's not.Case in point: Since deciding to run for president - and maybe before, but who knows? - Trump has insisted he is pro-life.America learned otherwise with his recent remarks that a woman should be punished were she to ...

Agency delays decisions on two gas pipelines

By ELIZABETH SKRAPITSwww.citizensvoice.comTwo natural gas pipeline companies will have to wait longer than they wanted for potential approval by the federal agency that authorizes and regulates pipeline projects. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission postponed a decision on the PennEast ...

Report: ‘Obamacare’ coverage costs rising, but program paying for itself

By RICARDO ZALDIVARAnd ANDREW TAYLORThe Associated PressExpanded health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama's signature legislative legacy, will cost the government more, according to an official study.Still, on balance, the measure more than pays for ...

Bible digest

"You are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world." (1 John 4:4 AKJV)God in us is greater than any problem or fear we face. Have faith in God.

Bible digest

"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you, that you shall be no priest to me: seeing you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children." (Hosea 4:6 AKJV)It is up to spiritual leaders not to tell stories but ...

Salona creates a governor

We frequently have our dog at the vet. He's okay, and he does not currently have a concussion. This is good news. He walks into walls when he gets excited. He'll be all wound up and making a left turn, and he'll bonk right into the wall. Duke is not a laser surgeon.No, I didn't just write a ...

So ready for spring planting season

I am so ready. I don't know about you but I am tired of being teased. One day it is cold, next warm and sunny, then damp and miserable. Patience is a virtue they say; I don't give a hoot, I want my cake and also to be able to eat it and eat it now. I've browsed the catalogs, gone online and ...