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Opinion

What are political parties’ platforms?

Columns

Political parties’ platforms — their statements of where they stand on issues — get little respect. President Donald Trump mused recently that he might shrink his party’s platform from 66 pages in 2016 to a single page in 2020. Even as far back as 1996, Republican presidential candidate ...

The truth about COVID-19 economy

Columns

"The recovery has been very strong," Donald Trump says. Then the Commerce Department reports that the U.S. economy contracted between April and June at the fastest pace in nearly three-quarters of a century, which is as long as economists have been keeping track. The drop wiped out five ...

Dear Annie: You’re not to blame

Columns

Dear Annie: I have an absolutely wonderful boyfriend who I have been with for nearly two years. The only issue we have is regarding some of my exes. Although I have proven to him that I have no lingering feelings whatsoever, he has a hard time when they come up in anyone’s conversation, or ...

Is there any help for chemotherapy-induced neuropathy?

Columns

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I have seen so many articles relating to diabetic neuropathy, but my situation is different. I have been dealing with neuropathy in both my feet for two years now as a result of the chemotherapy I received to fight breast cancer. I have tried everything, ...

Let her speak

Letters to the editor

It’s no secret in America that we are living in a two party system. In the upcoming 2020 election the GOP and Democratic Party are nominating two of the weakest candidates this country has seen in decades. Many voters say they see no difference between the two candidates. People are ...

Opinion: Domestic abusers sometimes wear a badge

Columns

Sarah Letendre is spending her time trying to piece together a brand-new life for herself and her two small children. Technically, she is homeless, living alone in a hotel, and trying to find a job (with her master's degree in social work) and a permanent place to live. Her days as a nurturing ...

Opinion: A good bicycle ride

Columns

I’ve been a bicycle rider my whole life. Fifty years ago, this month I was riding my bike about six miles round trip to Bible school at Tomahawk, Kentucky. I did so for an entire week. During the week I was one of several young people who prayed the prayer to receive Christ. On ...

Dear Annie: Bring your info with you

Columns

Dear Annie: I often go to a large pharmacy to pick up prescriptions. They see hundreds of customers daily, so there is no way the several pharmacists would recognize me. Since I wear a mask and must speak through the plastic shield between us, sometimes they cannot understand me when I say my ...

Bible Digest

Columns

“Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:” (Psalms 103:1-2 AKJV) God is so good to us. Let’s be good to Him.

Joe Waltz will fight for internet here

Letters to the editor

With the spread of COVID-19 nationwide, our students have been reduced to online classes on the computer, and business through the country is being done through broadband internet. That simple fact of 2020 has put a spotlight on the lack of reliable, broadband internet in our area. This is a ...

Dear Annie: Finding home newly

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Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for 37 years. We were separated for five years and, recently, have started spending time together again, with an interest in reuniting. But we’ve found that we get along better while he has his apartment and I have my apartment. We both really ...

Getting our juice

Letters to the editor

A natural gas-fired electrical generating plant is to be built in Renovo and a methane-fired generating plant at the Wayne Township Landfill. No news recently. A Biden administration won’t permit them. In a debate of Democrat candidates, he said that oil and gas would have no place in ...

The right to vote

Letters to the editor

Trump and a large number of Republicans want to end mail-in voting. It is evident that they have no respect for senior citizens, the infirmed or those with physical limitations who are forced to vote by mail. Many senior citizens and infirmed people are veterans who fought for the right to ...

Bible Digest

Columns

“For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endures to all generations.” (Psalms 100:5 AKJV) As people say, God is good all the time. Amen! “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, ...

Dairy farmers: Who are they and what do they do?

Letters to the editor

Dairy farmers are dedicated people who have a job seven days a week for 52 weeks. They observe the holidays knowing those cows must be milked twice a day, some cases three times a day. They provide a nutritious wholesome drink called “Whole Milk,” was taken out of the schools without too ...

Three generation farm family destroyed by federal policy

Letters to the editor

My husband’s grandfather came here from Poland in the early 1900s, worked in the mines until he saved enough money to buy land. He had farmed in the old country and wanted to do the same in America. Like the other farmers around, he had a few cows, chickens, pigs, eggs and produce which he ...

Our ‘whack-a-mole’ COVID-19 strategy

Letters to the editor

We’ve launched and seem doomed to continue a state-by-state game of “Whack- a-Mole” in our attempts to defeat Covid-19. Every time we appear to contain the virus in one state, it appears in another. In early April of this year, physician and virologist Dr. David Ho of Columbia University ...

Trump the psychopath

Letters to the editor

Donald Trump is a psychopath. He lacks a conscience and empathy for others. So said Tony Schwartz, ghost writer of the Trump biography, “The Art of the Deal,” in a recent television interview. How can any rational and intelligent human being believe otherwise? So why do some people still ...