Published on January 17, 2017 - Page 22
Retreat State Prison, just north of Berwick in Luzerne County, is on the chopping block in Harrisburg. If that happens, it could mean the loss of...
Published on January 17, 2017 - Page 22
My first thought was “Why?” In its Jan. 8 article about school rankings, why did the Press Enterprise find it necessary to add the headline “Vo-Tech...
Published on January 17, 2017 - Page 22
On Saturday, Feb. 4, the Columbia County Quilts of Valor will hold a National Sew Day at the Columbia Mall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. National Sew Day is...
Published on January 17, 2017 - Page 22
I have been a teacher in our local high schools for 27 years. I started my career at Bloomsburg, then moved on to Central Columbia for the past 23...
Published on January 17, 2017 - Page 22
President-elect Trump was correct to criticize the website BuzzFeed for violating journalistic standards in publishing an unverified, salacious and...
Published on January 17, 2017 - Page 22
I am a Boy Scout working on my Communications Merit Badge and part of the requirements is for me to write to the editor of the local paper to express...
Published on January 16, 2017 - Page 6
Looking ahead, the Pennsylvania Legislature might have the Republican majorities it needs to effect a $14 billion tax shift — “killing” the hated...
Published on January 16, 2017 - Page 6
EDITOR’S NOTE : This poem, attributed only to an “Anonymous Addict,” was published in the July 27, 1973, edition of The Berlin Observer, a newspaper...
Published on January 15, 2017 - Page 25
President Barack Obama may well be hoping to paint congressional Republicans into a corner regarding the health insurance fiasco that bears his name...
Published on January 15, 2017 - Page 25
Many people (even some Republicans) have accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of hacking into the emails of the Democratic National Committee and...
Published on January 15, 2017 - Page 25
EDITOR’S NOTE : Excerpts from a column by Jim Hanson in National Review. Free speech won a victory in Texas (last week) when a judge dismissed a...
Published on January 15, 2017 - Page 25
ROSE: Five of 10 local high schools are listed in the top 100 high schools in Pennsylvania on the website SchoolDigger, which rates their performance...
Published on January 15, 2017 - Page 25
There is a tremendous amount of money, both available and being spent, in the pursuit of the perfect automatic self-driving computerized system for...
Published on January 14, 2017 - Page 9
In sports, it’s common practice to call a timeout when an opposing team is on a roll. Doing this doesn’t guarantee a favorable outcome, but it does...
Published on January 14, 2017 - Page 9
January marks the 98th anniversary of the ratification of the 18th Amendment, more commonly known as prohibition. While Prohibition is remembered as...
Published on January 14, 2017 - Page 9
To Tom Ambrosia: The USS Ronald Reagan, the USS George H.W. Bush (Senior), and the USS Harry Truman are three active-duty aircraft carriers...
Published on January 14, 2017 - Page 9
EDITOR’S NOTE: With everyone talking about U.S. relations with Russia, here’s part of an essay by Earl Tilford, a military historian at Grove City...
Published on January 14, 2017 - Page 9
ROSE: We’d like to thank two veteran public servants — Columbia County Prothonotary Barb Silvetti and her Montour counterpart, Susan Kauwell — for...
Published on January 13, 2017 - Page 8
If, 20 years ago, I would have read about an addiction rehab center coming to town, I would have been against lt. Now, with witnessing this scourge...
Published on January 13, 2017 - Page 8
Most businesses are formed with the intent of making a profit, along with delivering a good or service. No one begrudges business owners, managers...

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