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So sad: Custody cases must be scrutinized due to human trafficking

Gov. Tom Wolf recently signed into law a bill supported by our area’s lawmakers that would require human trafficking offenses to be considered in a person’s bid for child custody. We agree with this piece of legislation but find it very sad and frustrating that such legislation is needed ...

Farm markets a great asset and benefit!

Running out to the grocery store for ingredients for dinner? How about some produce? A quick bite to eat? Or drink? Why not think about — and go to — your community farmers market, where you can typically buy local or regionally grown vegetables, honey, produce and more? In this ...

We sure hope mysterious bird disease is not something more

We are alarmed — as all of us should be — about the mysterious deaths of our beloved birds. Over the past six weeks, thousands of birds across multiple states in the Northeast have been spotted with eye and brain problems. Did you ever hear the story about the canary in the coal ...

So glad LHU will bring students back!

It will be refreshing this late August to see the return of students to Lock Haven University to fill the dorms, attend classes and campus and community activities. Last school year — indeed, this whole past year — has been a difficult time as most students left campus and did not return ...

Firefighter shortage very concerning

The shortage of volunteer firefighters in Pennsylvania — indeed, across the country — is not a new phenomenon. It has been a topic of increasing discussion for decades, with leaders of volunteer departments scratching their heads regarding the growing problem as they’ve tried to ...

Wolf wrong to veto changes to Pennsylvania election laws

The ink was barely dry on Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of Pennsylvania’s Voter Rights Protection Act, and the political press releases began rolling in. Not surprisingly, the folks well to the left of center hailed the veto as a victory, while those who supported passage saw the veto as a threat ...