Opinion

Our Opinion: Here we go again

Our Opinion

When Dr. Clark tendered his resignation as school superintendent on Monday night, a song came to mind.Although, we're not particularly proud we know the lyrics, we thought of Here I Go Again by 80's hair-band Whitesnake.'I don't know where I'm goin'But I sure know where I've beenHanging on the ...

Christmas customs in Small Town, USA

Local Commentaries

Christmas customs in small town U.S.A. have not really changed all that much in the last thirty years or so. The customs that we hold near and dear are much the same.Each small community keeps the traditions alive that we grew up with. I grew up participating in a program at church. If you ...

Travel tips

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A friend is a seasoned traveler. He worked for a major corporation as a "procurement officer." That always sounded kind of dirty to me, so let's just call him a "purchasing manager." Anyway, he lived and worked all over the country and travelled all over the world. He bought raw materials for ...

Now it’s Christmas!

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It's Thanksgiving in the office. We're watching some football. But honestly, the table of food at home wasn't even cleared before my mind snapped to one thing:Christmas.All the things the Grinch loathed-the warm lighted windows, the mistletoe wreathes, the stockings, the rare Who-roast-beast, ...

Diabetes Talk With Debbie

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I hope each of you enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday. I am thankful for each of you. I also want to extend a huge thank you to those that attended the WGH World Diabetes Day Awareness Event, including my peers and their participation. The event was very successful.Now, Christmas and the New ...

Unknown times

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor:In now unknown times, there was a tribe, the Waheebi. They had many leaders, good and bad. Once they had a leader that hated the tribe's ways. It was after an era of bad feeling that they elected Bullock O'llama. In the first place, translated from Waheebi, Bullock O'llama ...

Our Opinion: To the American people

Our Opinion

President Barack Obama and his aides clearly want other world leaders at the Paris talks on climate change to believe our country is virtually unique.U.S. negotiator Todd Stern is telling other countries' representatives there is no need to worry about efforts to block Obama's plan for drastic ...

Unqualified?

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor:Once again we the people will have to pick a candidate for President of the United States and once again candidates are allowed to run for this position without the proof that they are legally or morally qualified. Obama couldn't prove he was born in the USA at this time and Clinton ...

Sport for sports

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor:There are those of us who do not think killing innocent animals is worthy of the front page. Please confine those pictures and articles to the (ahem) "sports" section.Arielle SmithWarren

Our Opinion: A legitimate question

Our Opinion

Are President Barack Obama's histrionics over Syrian refugees out of concern for their welfare - or frustration that he is not getting his way? It is a legitimate question in view of his own comments.Many Americans worry that simply throwing our nation's doors open to the refugees could usher ...

Horrific events

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor:The other night as I pondered the horrific national and world events unfolding, I said to the Lord: "Our nation has lost its way".I heard in my heart an immediate response which said, "No, your nation has gotten its way...it's My way that's been lost."As I pondered this response, I ...

Glade Bridge ‘walkway’

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor:I drive across the Glade Bridge every day for work, but it's still dark. I finally got to see the gates that were installed on the walkway because neither the city or state want the responsibility of clearing/shoveling it during the winter season. There are still folks that use the ...

‘Our Opinion(s)’

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor:"Our Opinion" of 11-25 stated "at least a dozen other Islamic terrorist organizations would be delighted to assume the mantle of leadership in what they view as a war for the caliphate." Remember Turkey as the Ottoman Empire was loosely defined as a caliphate. Also Saudi Arabia is ...

A more peaceful world

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor:My wife Margie and I drove to Pittsburgh on Saturday morning, October 17th, to attend a conference hosted by World Mission Initiative, at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. The conference was entitled "Struggle for a Just Peace in Palestine-Israel." We heard a riveting ...

Our Opinion: A reasonable question

Our Opinion

It's a reasonable question.Who is hurting most by the state's budget impasse?A Pennsylvania state budget impasse that's 150 or so days late. Five months.Talk is long over about who will be most impacted; it's now who is being most impacted, and how bad will it get?Schools are having trouble ...

Our Opinion: Strength in numbers

Our Opinion

French President Francois Hollande is absolutely correct: Civilized nations, even those with long, sometimes bitter records of rivalry, must unite if we are to destroy Islamic terrorism.But Hollande was, in effect, asking a question: Do nations capable of dealing with the barbarians have the ...

Intro to fly fishing class offered

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If you have ever wondered if you might like fly fishing, if you have tried fly fishing and would like to learn to do it the right way, or if you wonder what fly fishing is all about, then you may be interested in an Intro to Fly Fishing class that will be offered November 21 at Animalistic ...

Get it done, Harrisburg

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Over the last few months, I, and each of my colleagues, have written stories about the lack of a state budget.We've heard about how the lack of a budget impacts social service agencies serving the most vulnerable among us the poor, the elderly, children, among a host of others.Yet Harrisburg ...

Our Opinion: In a word, Constitution

Our Opinion

It has taken nearly seven years, but finally federal judges seem to be taking the constitutional separation of powers seriously.For years, President Barack Obama has been, in effect, overruling Congress on federal law.He has done it on environmental policy, the Obamacare law he decided needed ...

Our Opinion: Clearly there’s something better

Our Opinion

Several weeks ago, members of Congress were wise to ask about progress in a half-billion-dollar project to train Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State terrorists. They learned the initiative was a dismal, expensive failure. Fewer than half a dozen of the trainees were in the field in Syria, a ...