Editorials

You gotta regatta!

At approximately 10 a.m. this morning, Saturday, Sept. 1, a ceremony will take place formally opening the 48th annual Lock Haven Area Jaycees Labor Day Regatta powerboat races and carnival. At the same ceremony, Lock Haven and Woodward Township officials, joined by the Clinton County Economic ...

Rest in peace, John McCain

During 60 years in public service, first in the Navy and more recently as a United States senator, John McCain made many sacrifices and did enormous good for us, his fellow Americans. Before passing on to his reward, he rendered one more very great service. He reminded us who we ...

Amid more revelations of abuse, Catholic church culture must change

Pope Francis took precisely the correct attitude in his letter responding to a grand jury investigation of sexual abuse by priests in Pennsylvania. The missive admitted that too many in the Roman Catholic church “showed no care for the little ones; we abandoned them.” Since it was ...

America’s immigration policy

The arrest of an illegal immigrant for the murder of an Iowa college student is adding fuel to the fire of calls for a revamped immigration policy. Perhaps Americans should look first at enforcement of existing rules. Cristhian Behena Rivera, 24, is charged with murdering Mollie Tibbetts ...

Proposal to keep Conservation District at ‘home’ a good solution

Keep the farmers on the farmland. That sounds like a very simplistic statement, but it is exactly what the Clinton County Conservation District board of directors wants in the face of county commissioners asking the agency to move into offices in downtown Lock Haven. The agency’s board of ...

Clean up your pet’s mess, please

We’re bringing attention to those people who are walking their dogs in downtown Lock Haven and allowing their pets to defecate on the sidewalk, and then failing to clean it up. We’re seeing signs of this in too many places, far too often. In fact, it’s happening in public places all ...

Practice safety, please, as school starts

Classes for the fall semester at area schools are scheduled to begin soon. That means hundreds of school buses will be carrying our children and grandchildren to and from their campuses, and lots of school and college students will be walking to classes and bus stops. It also means ...

Talking about our future

With a national debt of $21.3 trillion, keeping the federal government’s spending within the limit of what revenue is taken in has become critical. Yet, after decades of warnings that this needs to be done, political leaders have not found the will to make it happen. Last week, it was ...

Hard work is what we subscribe to

It was less than a month into his term when President Donald Trump ramped up his “fake news” battle with several national media outlets, referring to them at that time as the “enemy of the people.” The rhetoric continues 18 months later as the term “fake news” now permeates all ...

‘Great Places’ award affirms value, potential of waterfront

Recently, the City of Lock Haven and Woodward Township were jointly honored for being named one of the “2018 Great Places in Pennsylvania” by the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association (AIP). The award from this national organization of professional planners recognizes ...

Quit playing games, North Korea: All of our loved ones need to come home

Thousands of American families are awaiting bittersweet news in the wake of what, for them, was much more than a new chapter in the long history of tension between our country and North Korea. They want to know simply this: Are our loved ones’ remains among those returned recently by the ...

Starting anew means search for new KC superintendent should commence

Tonight, the Keystone Central School Board is poised to approve a temporary contract with Dr. Alan J. Lonoconus to serve as district superintendent for one year, or - we believe - until a new, long-term superintendent is hired. We're unsure of the terms of the contract. We know Dr. ...

Starting anew means search for new KC super should commence

Tomorrow night, the Keystone Central School Board is poised to approve a temporary employment contract with Dr. Alan J. Lonoconus to serve as district superintendent for one year, or — we believe — until after a new, long-term superintendent is hired. We’re unsure of the terms of the ...

More about Keystone

In our enthusiasm to ask readers to donate to the Keystone Little League to help support the players and league we should have included that those who donate money must earmark which team should receive the contribution. Keystone Little League encompasses two age groups: 10-12 year old ...

Keystone LLB All-Stars’ success a testimony to kids and parents

he Keystone Little League is a powerhouse! Three Pennslyvania State Championships in just eight short years. Three visits to Little League Baseball’s Mid-Atlantic Regional finals at Bristol, Conn. One visit to the Little League Baseball World Series in South Williamsport in 2011. A ...

Get on over to the county fair!

The 46th annual Clinton County Fair is underway at the fairgrounds along Route 220, just outside of Mackeyville. Folks, your attendance at this yearly event is as much about supporting our farms and farmers as it is about eating great food and music and carnival rides. Agriculture touches ...

Love thy neighbor

e’re not going too wax poetic over a for-profit firm’s just-released, “new research” showing that “Pennsylvanians would offer $218 to help a neighbor in need, among the highest in the United States.” Don’t get us wrong; it’s a very gratifying survey result via responses from ...

‘Steer Clear’ or ‘Move Over,’ but just do it

e believe it’s important to remind readers of certain issues that affect public health and safety. So let’s talk about Pennsylvania’s Steer Clear Law. The “Steer Clear” law requires drivers to move over or slow down when they encounter an emergency scene, traffic stop or disabled ...

Stop America from choking on debt

The $21.2 trillion national debt today is worrisome enough. But it is going to get worse, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. You may want to sit down for this: Within 30 years, the national debt will top $100 trillion if nothing changes, the CBO is predicting. That ...

Saving grace

Newspapers have to report so much bad, upsetting news that the all-too-infrequent heart-warmer comes as a welcome pleasure. The good news this week was not all from Thailand, where rescuers saved members of a boys’ soccer team who had been trapped in a cave. We had a miracle right here ...