Opinion

Embracing our lost sense of humor

Columns

By TOM PURCELL www.triblive.com “You’ve lost your sense of humor, and you need to get it back!” Such was the admonishment my mother gave me many times over the years when a temporary life failure gave me license to indulge in self-loathing. “Life is full of difficulty,” ...

Right

Letters to the editor

MIKE KERSTETTER Watsontown Mr. Jay Myers, in his April 30 letter to the editor, “Reasonable debate,” asserts that one has to demonstrate a need in order to exercise a right. He’s right, we don’t need a sporting rifle (the proper name for the weapon) with a 30-round clip to kill a ...

Who will referee the multi-billion dollar sports betting industry?

Columns

By WAYNE PARRY Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting, the race is on to see who will referee the multibillion-dollar business of gambling on pro and college games. The NFL, NBA and others ...

The call for fair districts is not a Democratic scam!

Letters to the editor

LEIGH-ANNE CONGDON Mill Hall I spent much of this past Tuesday (primary election day) collecting signatures on a petition supporting a fair and transparent redistricting process that includes an independent citizens’ commission to draw district boundaries after the 2020 census. I was ...

City of Lock Haven

Columns

20 East Church Street, Lock Haven, Pa.,17745-2599 / Phone: (570) 893-5900 Email: lhcity@lockhavenpa.gov Web: www.lockhavenpa.gov Council Members r Mayor William E. Baney III r Sara Stringfellow r Richard L. Conklin r Joel Long r Douglas T. Byerly r Stephen L. Stevenson City ...

Bible digest

Columns

“The woman shall not wear that which pertains to a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination to the LORD your God.” (Deuteronomy 22:5 AKJV) God has spoken.

A plea to pool owners in Clinton County

Letters to the editor

ROBIN JONES Lock Haven It’s that time of year: Time to prepare the swimming pool for a hot summer, cookouts, and family fun. A local team of professionals and law enforcement in Clinton County are asking pool owners to evaluate their pool accessibility and municipal code ...

How to shop for electricity

Columns

Once in a blue moon, things that sound too good to be true actually are true. Like this: You may be able to pay less for electricity, in return for a few minutes of your time and attention. There’s no trick involved and no sacrifice: You don’t have to go without A/C in the summer or ...

Brrrrr

Letters to the editor

JOHN YOUNG Williamsport I always thought the coldest place in the United States was in Alaska or northern Minnesota during the winter. But I’ve come to believe the most frigid place in the U.S. is actually inside 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington D.C. The Trump White House. ...

Please don’t try to blackmail us on NAFTA, Mr. President

Columns

The Trump administration will soon unveil a “new” North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). U.S. trade negotiators have sought, among other things, to limit its duration, impose new domestic content requirements on certain products, and weaken investor legal protections. Even with ...

In Harrisburg

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g State Rep. Mike Hanna (D-76), 570-748-5480; or email: mhanna@pahouse.net g State Rep. Garth Everett (R-84), 570-546-2084, or email: geverett@pahousegop.com g State Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-171), 814-355-1300, or email: kbenning@pahousegop.com g State Sen. Joseph Scarnati (R-25), ...

Clinton County Commissioners Office

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100 Mercer Drive Lock Haven, PA 17745 (570) 893-4000 Robert ‘Pete’ Smeltz, Chairman rsmeltz@clintoncountypa.com Jeffrey Snyder jsnyder@clintoncountypa.com Paul Conklin pconklin@clintoncountypa.com

Bible digest

Columns

“Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end.” (Psalms 73:17 AKJV) Life comes into proper perspective when we go to the house of the Lord.

20 percent of Americans are fools

Letters to the editor

JAMES R. HOLTER Howard I recently received a Christian newsletter that stated that atheism in America has increased to 20 percent. This means that they do not believe in God or Jesus Christ. Most atheists believe in evolution ... that is that humans have descended from apes. Really! ...

Time to bring back the asylums

Columns

What does the word “asylum” conjure up in your mind? An overpopulated mental ward with screaming patients frothing at the mouth? A snake pit, as depicted in the 1948 movie of the same name in which actress Olivia de Havilland's character battles schizophrenia, shock treatments and a ...

‘Us’ v. ‘Them’ at Keystone Central needs to end

Editorials

here’s a widely recognized quote that says, “There are two types of pains, one that hurts you and the other that changes you.” Well, in the case of Keystone Central School District’s ongoing and agonizing debate over how to eliminate an $8 million deficit so to balance its 2018-2019 ...

Words hurt

Letters to the editor

SHIRLEY MOORE McElhattan This letter is long, long overdue but it is better late than never. Have you the general public ever wondered why kids commit suicide? Well I think I may have one answer. Many years ago my sister and I had to take a bus 15 miles each way to school and back. We ...

In Washington, D.C.

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g U.S. Rep. Tom Marino (R), 1020 Commerce Park Drive, Suit 1A, Williamsport, Pa., 17701. Phone: 570-322-3965. Website: https://marino.house.gov. g U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson (R), Suite 101, 3555 Benner Pike, Bellefonte, Pa. 16823. Phone: 814-827-3985. Website: thompson.house.gov g Sen. ...

Bible digest

Columns

“But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all your works.” (Psalms 73:28 AKJV) Take the time to draw near to the Lord. It is well worth it.

Central Mountain athletics

Letters to the editor

BRYAN SHADE Flemington What planet is this Keystone Central School Board living on? I understand that many of the people on the school board never competed in athletics, or if they did they would understand the value of it. I read in the newspaper every day about kids who are ...