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A quiet fall in Lock Haven

Sad but necessary. That’s our reaction to Lock Haven University announcing it will not bring a majority of its students back to campus this fall due to risks associated with COVID-19, the coronavirus. We trust that the university leadership has made the best decision for its students, ...

The office is dead! Long live the office in a post-pandemic world

Authors’ note: The future of the office has become an open question after the coronavirus lockdown forced tens of millions of Americans to work from home. Will office workers flock back to their cubicles and water coolers when the pandemic ends? Or will employees want to hold on to their ...

Bible Digest

“For bodily exercise profits little: but godliness is profitable to all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.” (1 Timothy 4:8 AKJV) Don’t forget your spiritual workouts of prayer and Bible reading. They will give us the strength that we need.

July 30 – Bible digest

“And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them:” (Jeremiah 32:39 AKJV) God is gracious and patient. Let’s pray that He would give us a heart for Him. We need Him! (EDITOR’S NOTE: We apologize for ...

The Red Cross needs your help

As COVID-19 cases rise across certain parts of the country, the American Red Cross is experiencing an emergency shortage of convalescent plasma. Convalescent plasma is a type of blood donation collected from individuals who have recovered from COVID-19. It contains antibodies that may help ...

Gov. Wolf got it right. Period.

Alarm bells are going off in Texas, Florida and California. In more than 30 states, the number of people infected with the coronavirus is rising. But Pennsylvania is not one of them. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top health expert, says the country is “facing a serious problem in ...

Stand up for the community

(Editor’s Note: The op-ed below is a speech the author gave at the Bellefonte Area School Board meeting on July 14 in regard to the district’s Red Raider mascot, as well as other issues. It appears here in its entirety.) Normally, I am the board cheerleader and glue guy. Tonight, with love ...

Dear Annie: Friend request accepted

Dear Annie: I have been dating this guy for almost nine months, and we often talk about getting married. Yet, I find myself preoccupied with a small thing: He doesn’t accept my friend requests on Facebook. Several times now, I have sent him a friend request, and it hasn’t been accepted. ...

Take the first step: Reach out for help with bills

If you’re struggling to pay your electric bill, we have programs that can help. This year, summer heat will likely do what it usually does — increase your monthly bill primarily because you’re using your air conditioning more. And this summer brings the added challenges of the ...

It’s up to you to shop local

We’ve been reading about and seeing reports that fewer people are visiting-shopping-browsing their local and regional businesses, apparently because of the coronavirus. We can tell you that a vast majority of businesses in our area — and a growing number at that — are taking ...

Dear Annie: Call me by my name

Dear Annie: My daughter, “Connie,” left home when she was at 17 to join the army. I was going through a separation, and then divorce, from her father. Before leaving, she was very unruly and hard to handle. So her father and I decided to sign her up for the army since she was underage. I ...

To Your Good Health: Be wary of rapid gains in waist size

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 60-year-old female who went through menopause at age 45. My belly has blown up like a balloon, and I am often asked by people in public if I am pregnant. This is embarrassing. I have tried numerous exercises, and they all put a strain on my lower back and cause pain. ...

Bible Digest

“Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy;” (1 Timothy 6:17 AKJV) Riches can come and go. We must our confidence in the Lord.

In this life or never

Mankind is flawed in so many ways. We all have made many mistakes throughout our own personal existence, we either did something or said something that we really regretted. If we did not regret what we said or did, then we are not flawed once but twice. We all have made many allies and ...

COVID-19, the church and U.S. Constitution

This pandemic has caused quite a stir; from the onset of the COVID-19 running concurrent with the impeachment proceedings precisely timed to the campaign of disinformation by the Communist Chinese government that reduced the response time for the federal government to react to the first wave of ...

Dear Annie: Interested in meeting siblings

Dear Annie: Shortly after I was born, my mother and biological father divorced. My mother later married the man who I grew up with and will always call “Dad.” I didn’t know about all of this until I was about 12 years old when my parents told me that my grandmother from my biological ...

Vegetarian seeks healthy source of plant protein

DEAR DR. ROACH: I’ve been a vegetarian for the past few years, and I’m concerned about how to get enough protein without consuming meat from any type of animal. Until recently I was supplementing my diet with protein drinks and protein bars, but now I’ve been told that because these are ...

Bible Digest

“And they have turned to me the back, and not the face: though I taught them, rising up early and teaching them, yet they have not listened to receive instruction.” (Jeremiah 32:33 AKJV) Have you turned your back on God? That is a terrible and costly mistake. Repent before it is too late.

Pennsylvania police reform

Law enforcement leaders in Pennsylvania are committed to continuing constructive changes that can make our criminal justice system fairer for all citizens. Pennsylvania is one of the few states to pass meaningful reforms into law since George Floyd’s death. This is a considerable achievement. ...