Opinion

Published on April 26, 2019 - Page 8
“I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the...
Published on April 26, 2019 - Page 8
Global leaders should be able to close ranks around an investigation into the shameless attack on innocent people in a nation at peace, Sri Lanka,...
Published on April 26, 2019 - Page 8
ROSE: At a time in life when a lot of people are looking to take it easy, Carm DeFrancesco is tackling a big challenge: coaching the Berwick Bulldogs...
Published on April 26, 2019 - Page 8
EDITOR’S NOTE: An excerpt from a column by Guy Benson, writing at TownHall.com Earlier in the week, Bernie Sanders endorsed allowing convicted...
Published on April 26, 2019 - Page 8
An older couple were lying in bed one night. The husband was falling asleep, but the wife was in a romantic mood. “You used to hold my hand when we...
Published on April 26, 2019 - Page 8
In honor of our friend, mentor, and founder Pastor Mike Maleski, The Hope Center, as part of his legacy, will continue to fulfill the vision of...
Published on April 26, 2019 - Page 8
When one is retired, one has a lot of time to think. So, I was thinking. Bloomsburg University says it needs more space for faculty offices, and...
Published on April 25, 2019 - Page 10
April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and an opportune time for a more public conversation about the pervasive problem of distracted...
Published on April 25, 2019 - Page 10
On June 14 this year, the Columbia County combined Veterans Group will be sponsoring The Moving Wall at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds. This is a tribute...
Published on April 25, 2019 - Page 10
Couple in their 90s are both having problems remembering things. During a check-up, the doctor tells them they’re physically okay, but they might...
Published on April 25, 2019 - Page 10
Count me as a yes! Updating Columbia Montour Area Vo-Tech is very much needed. Go for the top of the line option. If you know me, you might wonder...
Published on April 25, 2019 - Page 10
EDITOR’S NOTE: Excerpts from a column by former CIA agent Buck Sexton in the most recent edition of American Consequences magazine. ‘America will...
Published on April 25, 2019 - Page 10
Because they are small, defenseless and easily coerced, children have long been vulnerable to abuse by adults. In fact, for most of history, children...
Published on April 24, 2019 - Page 8
“No one can enter the building or be on the school premises wearing a satin cap or bonnet on their head for any reason.” Principal Carlotta Outley...
Published on April 24, 2019 - Page 8
In a recent 30 Seconds, a Danville veteran said that valor is defined as “great courage in the face of danger, especially in battle.” He questioned...
Published on April 24, 2019 - Page 8
Two recent opinions by a Dr. Jane Orient have given me concern that readers of these pieces might be swayed to consider actions that are neither in...
Published on April 24, 2019 - Page 8
The members of Reliance Fire Company #1 wish to express our sincerest thanks to the thousands of people who walked through our doors, called in an...
Published on April 24, 2019 - Page 8
Sometimes it’s just hard to believe that controversy has erupted over something that wouldn’t make most people raise one eyebrow. (And no, this is...
Published on April 24, 2019 - Page 8
Two boys are walking home from Sunday school after hearing a strong preaching on the devil. One says to the other, “What do you think about all...
Published on April 24, 2019 - Page 8
For decades, the Catholic Church operated as a victimizer, nurturing and sheltering a systemic and hierarchical cover-up of rampant sexual abuse....
Published on April 23, 2019 - Page 6
The older you get, the more likely it is you’ll become either the target of — or, sadly, the victim of — elder fraud. An estimated 5 million cases...
Published on April 23, 2019 - Page 6
and REP. Guy Reschenthaler Sergeant Giovanni Trello of the Aliquippa Police Department is lucky to be alive. In September 2017, Mr. Trello...
Published on April 23, 2019 - Page 6
• I don’t want to say I’m old and worn out, but I make sure I’m nowhere near the curb on trash day. • You know you’re old when you wake up with that...
Published on April 23, 2019 - Page 6
The nuclear bailout is a Trojan Horse. It is buyers’ remorse by willing buyers of nuclear plants from very willing sellers. Locally, a Texas-based...
Published on April 23, 2019 - Page 6
EDITOR’S NOTE: Excerpts from a column by Guy Benson, an editor at Townhall.com, who says the Mueller probe sprang from poisoned seed. The...
Published on April 22, 2019 - Page 8
EDITOR’S NOTE: Excerpts from Ann Coulter’s most recent column. Even after Trump won the presidency, Jared Kushner was embarrassed by his father-in...
Published on April 22, 2019 - Page 8
For a state proud of a prolific inventor, Benjamin Franklin, Pennsylvania is hobbled by its aggravating tendency to reinvent wheels. Consider the...
Published on April 21, 2019 - Page 9
One day a florist goes for a haircut. As he’s getting out of the chair, the barber announces, “No charge. I’m doing community service this week.”...
Published on April 21, 2019 - Page 9
I have a retired friend who is a medical marijuana patient. They suffer from chronic pain and are intolerant of opioids. Like many of us, they are,...
Published on April 21, 2019 - Page 9
ROSE: For 35 years the Mill Race Golf and Camping Resort was a haven for Roy Redner and wife, Diane, away from the hustle and bustle of suburban...
Published on April 21, 2019 - Page 9
The release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, along with...
Published on April 21, 2019 - Page 9
There is enough in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election to keep the partisan...
Published on April 20, 2019 - Page 8
Eighty percent of white Evangelical Christians helped propel President Donald Trump into the White House. Early on, the mystique and astonishment of...
Published on April 20, 2019 - Page 8
LGBT in the beginning claimed they only wanted tolerance. Really? What they want is acceptance of unholy lifestyles. What they want is for us to say...
Published on April 20, 2019 - Page 8
“This inexplicable failure of judgment trivializes one of the most horrific events in world history, violates core institutional values, and simply...
Published on April 20, 2019 - Page 8
The United Way realized it had never received a donation from the city’s most successful lawyer. So a United Way volunteer paid him a visit in his...
Published on April 20, 2019 - Page 8
The Mueller Report is out... finally; albeit with slews of color-coded redactions. And, as was the case with the release of Attorney General Barr’s...
Published on April 20, 2019 - Page 8
THORN: Although the weatherman perversely refused to cooperate with Bloomsburg residents fervently hoping Block Party would get rained on, last...
Published on April 19, 2019 - Page 5
ROSE: The timing of the tornado that tore through northern Columbia County made it a once-in-a-lifetime storm, Dick Gearhart, our veteran weather...
Published on April 19, 2019 - Page 5
EDITOR’S NOTE: This one’s from the pre-smartphone era; a bit dated, but still funny. A couple from Michigan, who were both in marketing, decided...
Published on April 19, 2019 - Page 5
People used to know who their doctor was. His name and phone number were on the wall or the refrigerator next to the telephone. He was there for you...
Published on April 19, 2019 - Page 5
On April 19, 1775, the battles of Lexington and Concord marked the beginning of the Revolutionary War. The Americans’ success in their fight for...
Published on April 19, 2019 - Page 5
This letter is in response to a previous letter to the editor, published Wednesday, April 17, 2019. BIDA has no authority on where the general...
Published on April 18, 2019 - Page 12
A woman found herself giving birth at home. Due to a power outage, only one paramedic responded to the call for help. The house was very dark so the...
Published on April 18, 2019 - Page 12
Can one mourn a building as one weeps for a loved one? Yes, if this loved one is Notre Dame Cathedral. I am mourning after the fire that gutted the...
Published on April 18, 2019 - Page 12
The demands of health care today require practitioners to deal with ever-growing problems related to acquiring, analyzing, and applying the extensive...
Published on April 18, 2019 - Page 12
The importance of improving the Columbia-Montour Area Vocational Technical School was underscored by the big turnout for Tuesday night’s meeting of...
Published on April 18, 2019 - Page 12
Many of the men who toiled until they could toil no more in some of the worst American working conditions to power this country — coal miners — won’t...
Published on April 17, 2019 - Page 8
EDITOR’S NOTE: Excerpts from a column by Tom Knighton at bearingarms.com A stay-at-home mom is leading the movement in her hometown to turn it...
Published on April 17, 2019 - Page 8
A Native American walks into a cafe with a shotgun in one hand and a halter pulling a buffalo with the other; he says to the waiter, “Coffee.” The...