So eager have too many Americans become to find people to call evil that we have taken to inventing them.
That attitude, a form of aggressive mental laziness, itself is wrong.
Thoughtful people — which represents the overwhelming majority of the nation, in our opinion — were reminded ...
It would have been nice had the City of Lock Haven started plowing the heavily traveled thoroughfares in the business district sooner than five days after last weekend’s storm.
In particular, it would have been nice to send front-end loader to scrape the snow and hard-packed ice in front of ...
On the shrinking list of things most people can agree upon these days is that crimes committed by adults against child victims are particularly heinous and should be punished more severely.
That’s why we join in supporting a bipartisan effort by both of Pennsylvania’s senators — ...
Make no mistake about it: The American Red Cross’ plea - actually, its emergency call - for blood donations means there is a critical shortage.
The Red Cross has started 2019 with a blood shortage.
Lives are at stake.
Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood.
These are the words and phrases used by new Keystone Central School District Superintendent Jacquelyn Martin this week in her first presentation to the public before she officially takes office.
For the 11th year in a row, motorists’ tolls on the 359-mile Pennsylvania Turnpike are going up.
So that’s more than a decade of annual increases to drive the turnpike.
The tolls went up 6 percent starting Sunday, meaning for passenger vehicles traveling the length of the turnpike the ...
How sad it is that people steal from those in need (and in general).
We’re referring to the theft of about $300 in cash and $200 in gift cards from the Salvation Army on Church Street in Lock Haven this week.
Employees showed up to work Wednesday only to find the building ...
Welcome to 2019.
You’re breathing on this first day of a new year.
Your health is first and foremost, so we know that good health is the top wish for a New Year ... every New Year.
But we’ll certainly add “happiness” to our list of wishes for all of our dear ...
The Woodward Township Board of Supervisors’ recent decision to dissolve the township sewer authority and take over management of the sanitary sewer system is a good decision.
Many would say its a “no brainer.”
Woodward Supervisor Kyle Coleman said the supervisors will liquidate ...
We know of no one who wanted to see such a quality business like Lucky 7 Meats end a more than 30-year run in Lock Haven.
Who doesn’t want a great butcher shop in their community?
But alas, time brings change.
And now, that change is in the form of a new truck stop at the Lucky 7 ...
Time is short for those of us who have fallen behind on our Christmas shopping.
As we cope with the struggles of everyday life while trying to find the perfect gifts for everyone on our lists, let us not neglect to take care of the one task that ought not to require any thought: Ensuring ...
When former President George H.W. Bush passed away late on Nov. 30, he left a legacy with much to recommend it.
It is of a kinder, gentler nation fully capable of using an iron fist.
Bush, our 41st president, was 94 when he joined his beloved wife, Barbara, who died earlier this year. ...
Many of us get a little crazy during the holidays.
Sometimes we just don’t use our heads.
Clearly, the person who wrote a recommendation for one of those national consumer organizations wasn’t using his or hers. In deciding what model of a particular product to buy, shoppers should ...
Pennsylvania is one of nine states conducting closed primary elections.
While that format can strengthen party affiliation, it also lets the two major parties dominate the political spectrum and debate.
Independent or Unaffiliated voters do not have representation during the primary. ...
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s directive that the state’s 67 counties all buy new voting machines is an unnecessary — and unfunded — mandate.
We find no evidence of a need for new voting machines
Statements from our state elected leaders, backed by our federal agencies, would have ...
The shopping experience known as Black Friday is today, so we want to reflect on the day’s big impact on local merchants’ bottom line.
Black Friday and the weeks following it leading up to Christmas can be a make-or-break time for retailers.
Actually, it’s not uncommon for some ...
As we wish for our own family and friends we wish for our dear readers: Be safe and be smart, please, whether on the roads amid the season’s first storm, or in the coming days during hunting season here in Pennsylvania.
No, you should not drive your normal speed when there’s ice and ...
One hundred years ago yesterday, the conflict many hoped was “the war to end wars” drew to a close.
For decades, Nov. 11 each year was observed as Armistice Day.
Now, we know it as Veterans Day, honoring those among us who have served at any time in the armed forces.
Though the last ...
It really is a question about how much children mean to us.
Are they precious enough for us to pay just a little bit of attention while we are driving?
Not for some people.
We doubt there is a school bus driver in our area who has not watched in shock, fear and anger as motorists ignored ...
Election day falls just before the people of this country turn their attention to another important day this month — Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
In the event you’ve never really connected the dots, there is a very strong correlation between the two.
Veterans Day is a time to not only ...