Opinion

Published on July 11, 2020 - Page 6
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s latest grand jury report might seem like a diatribe on the evils of fracking. That is definitely what...
Published on July 11, 2020 - Page 6
THORN: Bloomsburg is not known for being business friendly. From its downtown parking meters to its amusement tax to its arcane historic...
Published on July 11, 2020 - Page 6
InsideSources.com You’ve heard of an ice cream social — an event in a home or elsewhere, using ice cream as its central theme, dating back to the...
Published on July 11, 2020 - Page 6
I’m a sucker for horror movies, but not the new ones filled with blood, gore and articulate zombies. My tastes trend toward the classics, and my...
Published on July 11, 2020 - Page 6
A young couple drove several miles down a country road, not saying a word. An earlier discussion had led to an argument, and neither wanted to...
Published on July 10, 2020 - Page 6
Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy said the quiet part out loud back in April as the coronavirus pandemic was raging. “They are 18, 19, 20, 21...
Published on July 10, 2020 - Page 6
ROSE: We’ve known for years that our community is a generous one — one that reaches out when people are in need to lift them up. But it’s still...
Published on July 10, 2020 - Page 6
analogies (plural noun) A comparison between two things, typically for the purpose of explanation or clarification. Mr. Pete (editor): nice editorial...
Published on July 10, 2020 - Page 6
COVID-19 is neither a Republican nor a Democrat. COVID-19 is the enemy, and it would like to eat you for breakfast. The only weapons available to...
Published on July 10, 2020 - Page 6
Pennsylvania is lacking in renewable energy. At only 0.26% of total energy production, all but one of Pennsylvania’s neighboring states have a...
Published on July 10, 2020 - Page 6
A group of girlfriends are on vacation when they see a five-story hotel with a sign that reads: “For Women Only.” Since they are without their...
Published on July 9, 2020 - Page 7
There’s something very wrong when people who have to keep showing up at their jobs despite the dangers of a deadly pandemic are earning less money...
Published on July 9, 2020 - Page 7
It’s been more than 25 years since Bloomsburg passed its rental inspection ordinance for student housing. It has since expanded to inspecting non-...
Published on July 9, 2020 - Page 7
I have lived in Columbia County for over 40 years and I have been pleased by the many positive changes in our community. My first year in the area I...
Published on July 9, 2020 - Page 7
With the Yangtze river flowing through the city, Wuhan has direct access to the East China sea and the Pacific Ocean via the port of Shanghai. As a...
Published on July 9, 2020 - Page 7
The recent decision of the Supreme Court upholding the purported constitutionality of so called school choice. The five justices who upheld this...
Published on July 9, 2020 - Page 7
The Pope just finished a tour of the East Coast and was taking a limousine to the airport. Since he’d never driven a limo, he asked the chauffeur...
Published on July 8, 2020 - Page 14
Good afternoon, and welcome aboard Perfectly SafeAir. We know you’d rather not be on any aircraft just now, even one that’s been freshly sterilized...
Published on July 8, 2020 - Page 14
Berwick’s recent decision that it would be more cost effective to use its own employees to collect recycling for the borough, rather than a private...
Published on July 8, 2020 - Page 14
Defunding or re-appropriating law enforcement funding is an impulsive, counterproductive approach to addressing issues that require a systemic set of...
Published on July 8, 2020 - Page 14
This is in response to Mr. Peter Engstrom’s letter about “What drives Trump supporters.” He gave three categories for these folks...let us look at...
Published on July 8, 2020 - Page 14
I am deeply saddened to see what has happened in our world, and also I do not understand why people want to incite violence over almost everything....
Published on July 7, 2020 - Page 7
How short is Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s memory? Does he remember his blithering bluster only three short months ago when Rhode Island threatened to force...
Published on July 7, 2020 - Page 7
When you vote for change, sometimes you get it. When Southern Columbia Area School District voters took to the polls last November, they chose a...
Published on July 7, 2020 - Page 7
I would like to thank Columbia County Commissioner Chris Young for hiking 50 miles across the length of Columbia County last week to raise funds to...
Published on July 7, 2020 - Page 7
For many small businesses, the margins always are tight. This is especially true for seasonal businesses like those who operate during the warm-...
Published on July 7, 2020 - Page 7
An older couple had dinner at another couple’s house, and after eating, the husbands went into the kitchen to do the dishes while the wives sat and...
Published on July 6, 2020 - Page 14
Many people beset with high — and increasing —health-insurance premiums have little sympathy for the business challenges faced by insurance companies...
Published on July 6, 2020 - Page 14
Bloomsburg University has announced that it will have in-person classes this fall. It’s in the process of assigning students to dorm rooms, figuring...
Published on July 5, 2020 - Page 9
The Wall Street Journal on allegations that Russia offered bounties for killing American troops in Afghanistan: It is going to be something to...