Opinion

SAAM

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor:April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). This year's campaign focuses on ways that individuals, communities, and the private sector can help prevent sexual violence. Nearly one in five women and one in 71 men are victims of sexual assault (Black et al., 2011), but all of us ...

Education system

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,Recently the local news outlets have reported on School Districts having difficulty balancing their budgets, or having a shortage of substitute teachers.I feel it's time we move our education system into the 21st century, think outside the box as some would say, and move education ...

Our Opinion: More than idiotic

Our Opinion

In case you didn't know, making bomb threats is much more than just idiotic.Not idiotic in the professionalism taken by law enforcement, businesses and/or schools to react to each and every threat as if it is a serious threat, because it may be...But idiotic because the idiots making these ...

DEP rule

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,Rural Pennsylvania's chances to ever have a strong economy again are severely at risk. Gov. Tom Wolf filled the leadership posts of two agencies - the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources - with alumni from the radical ...

Our Opinion: Warning signals

Our Opinion

Sunday's crash of an Amtrak train near Philadelphia brought to 20 the number of serious railroad accidents in the United States during the past year. Two people died and scores were injured in the weekend accident.A substantial number of the rail accidents during the past 12 months - eight, by ...

Our Opinion: Politically incorrect

Our Opinion

Pentagon officials said recently they plan to meet soon with President Barack Obama to discuss sending more U.S. troops to Iraq to fight Islamic terrorists. Let us hope the conversation is militarily realistic, not politically correct.As we have pointed out, Obama likes to remind Americans he ...

Jumping the gun on trout season

Community

With a couple weeks still remaining before the start of trout season and a good looking nymph in my fly tying vice, the thought of waiting until the opening day of trout season was out of the question. I put the new nymph in a small fly box that contained strictly nymphs, grabbed my trusty old ...

OUTDOORS

Community

To get your items in the Outdoors Calendar, contact mikeb73@verizon.net or phone (814)726-1035- Tuesdays, 5:00 p.m.: trap and skeet practice, Kalbfus Rod & Gun Club- second Tuesday each month, Pine Grove Sportsmen Club monthly meeting, 7 p.m.- Thursdays, must arrive before 9:30 a.m.: ...

Commissioners to finalize hunting, trapping seasons

Community

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners is scheduled to meet April 4 and 5 at the agency's Harrisburg headquarters.Among other things, the board is to give final approval to the 2016-17 hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits, as well as establish the number of antlerless deer licenses ...

PA elk license brings $85K at auction

Community

Pennsylvania's reputation as a prime elk-hunting destination continues to get stronger.The state's Special Elk Conservation Tag a license created by the Pennsylvania General Assembly and auctioned off by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to benefit wildlife commanded a stunning $85,000 at ...

Our Opinion: What’s in a name?

Our Opinion

Hackers from China, Iran and North Korea who infiltrate U.S. computer networks really do not care whether Americans know their names. In fact, that could make them heroes at home.That is why one highly touted strategy against the hackers is merely a demonstration that many U.S. officials just ...

Note: The Allegheny National Forest is working with Running Revolution on a series of articles about healthy activities, connecting with nature and learning about some of the wonderful recreational opportunities of our region. This article was written by

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Note: The Allegheny National Forest is working with Running Revolution on a series of articles about healthy activities, connecting with nature and learning about some of the wonderful recreational opportunities of our region. This article was written by Robert Fish, Office Automation Assistant ...

Our Opinion: Feeling insecure

Our Opinion

About four times a week, on average, hackers gain access to information in the federal HeathCare.gov website, the Government Accountability Office revealed this week. Millions of people seeking information about health insurance or signing up for it use the website, often providing highly ...

The Easter parade and Easter bonnets

Local Commentaries

I am sure many of you remember the days of Easter bonnets. I look back at some of the pictures that were taken and I wonder, "What was I thinking?" I am sure that you remember a certain President's wife who always looked like she was the latest fashion in her little pillbox hats. There are ...

Black Saturday, a meditation

Local Commentaries

Author's note: Yesterday was the somber worship of Good Friday. Tomorrow will be the joyful pageantry of Easter Sunday. But today we wait. Black Saturday is when the funeral is over and the house feels empty and unfamiliar. Black Saturday is when you look back and wonder how it all went wrong. ...

I say ‘fight me’ a lot

Local Commentaries

I say "fight me" a lot for someone who's 5'6" and has never been in a real fist fight.Take, for instance, during the Penguins game I was at Sunday against the Washington Capitals. TJ Oshie starting wailing at Sidney Crosby and I suddenly found myself out of my seat and challenging Oshie-who was ...

#%&!@$*&

Local Commentaries

#%&!@$*& frustrated.I have no scientific proof to back up what I'm about to write. I've done no research. I'm basing what I write on my emotions.I understand why people fail at diets.You get frustrated.You get angry.You feel alone.Losing weight is hard. Gaining, well, it's ...

Good news

Local Commentaries

Last month, I received an IM from my daughter-in-law. Brittani wanted to know what we were doing the weekend of March 11th. I responded that it was early enough. I would talk to my supervisor and see if I could get some time off. The very next day, Dylan called Tim. He wanted to know if they ...

AFTERTHOUGHTS

Local Commentaries

Moving experiencePublic meetings don't always move quickly and smoothly. Sometimes, voting members seem hesitant to make the motions required to take steps forward. Perhaps it's that there are many members and no single one wants to monopolize the motions. However, there is one universal ...

On this warm rainy night

Community

On any other rainy night I would be inside listening to the drip-drop comfortable, cozy and grateful for the warmth. I understand the importance of rain and the dark but I prefer to watch them from the inside out.However, the first warm, rainy night of spring is different. That is worth ...