Opinion

Published on March 12, 2019 - Page 6
EDITOR’S NOTE: Excerpts from a column by Christine M. Flowers in The Philadelphia Inquirer. After the massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue in...
Published on March 12, 2019 - Page 6
Like sand through an hourglass, time may be running out on our biannual re-jiggering of every clock in our lives from standard to daylight saving...
Published on March 12, 2019 - Page 6
The Columbia County Quilts of Valor officially began in August 2016 although our quilts were being awarded several months before then. In the past...
Published on March 12, 2019 - Page 6
When a man walked through the door and his wife came to greet him, he told her, “From now on I’m the man of the house and my word is law... When I...
Published on March 12, 2019 - Page 6
The midterm elections are behind us and we are about to settle down to a few years of circular motion by Congress. Oh, we will have members of...
Published on March 11, 2019 - Page 6
“It’s much worse than doing nothing.” Maria Olsen-Hiatt A 21-year-old who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder after going through LGBTQ...
Published on March 11, 2019 - Page 6
Taxpayers in Berwick and surrounding communities are paying $19.7 million this fiscal year to operate their local schools. The state is chipping in $...
Published on March 11, 2019 - Page 6
Due largely to the intransigence of a single state lawmaker, Pennsylvania remains in the embarrassing position of having laws that accommodate...
Published on March 10, 2019 - Page 13
Disney CEO Bob Iger refused to address the use of blackface by two of ABC’s most prominent personalities when he was questioned about those instances...
Published on March 10, 2019 - Page 13
ROSE: It’s not likely Graham Rhone will ever forget his first call as a Georgia wildlife technician. The 2014 Central Columbia grad found himself...
Published on March 10, 2019 - Page 13
Sally and Jenny were waiting outside in front of their children’s school when Sally asked Jenny, “Which do you think is farther away, Florida or the...
Published on March 10, 2019 - Page 13
As a doctor, I ran for Congress because I have seen first-hand how ObamaCare has wreaked havoc on our health care system and caused premiums,...
Published on March 9, 2019 - Page 8
“He wanted to be a father to his child. He says no father should have to go through this.” J. Brent Helms Attorney for Ryan Magers, who filed the...
Published on March 9, 2019 - Page 8
The article on the front page of the Feb. 22 Press Enterprise newspaper regarding a request from CSG for artists’ input for the proposed restoration...
Published on March 9, 2019 - Page 8
What exactly is socialism? If you ask Republicans, they use far-out examples like Venezuela and Cuba. Fox News recently featured an Asian woman...
Published on March 9, 2019 - Page 8
Like most government agencies, police departments would like to have more money for people and equipment. Unlike most, they have at their disposal a...
Published on March 9, 2019 - Page 8
The measles vaccine does not increase the risk of autism. A major new study confirms this fact, which has been accepted science for years. The study...
Published on March 9, 2019 - Page 8
My subject today is fundraising with guns. You may have seen the signs or been invited to an event to raise funds for the local fire company or...
Published on March 9, 2019 - Page 8
ROSE: Odyssey of the Mind is a different kind of competition. Kids are given a problem to which they must craft a solution that must be presented to...
Published on March 9, 2019 - Page 8
It’s so cold my teeth were chattering all night... and I wasn’t even wearing them. It’s so cold, I’m shaking like a couple of jelly donuts at a...
Published on March 9, 2019 - Page 8
School choice – you never know the value or importance of having this freedom until you find out how much you need it. I chose to attend an online...
Published on March 8, 2019 - Page 6
ROSE: It wasn’t Hemingway or Faulkner, but the Locust Township Police Department hit a literary home run this week with its mock classified ad...
Published on March 8, 2019 - Page 6
The Press Enterprise Feb. 24 issue informed us of the biker rally coming to the Bloomsburg Fair Grounds in June of 2019. I see this notice as “...
Published on March 8, 2019 - Page 6
Patients will be the big winners if a bill introduced this week in Harrisburg becomes law: Senate Bill 25 would modernize Pennsylvania’s rules for...
Published on March 8, 2019 - Page 6
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s renewed proposal for an increase in the state minimum wage, which seemed dead on arrival at the time of his 2019-20...
Published on March 8, 2019 - Page 6
An old cowboy walks into a barbershop for a shave and a haircut. He tells the barber he can’t get all his whiskers off because his cheeks are...
Published on March 7, 2019 - Page 10
Pope Francis pledged to bring “the wrath of God” down on child abusers and end cover-ups and embrace victims within the global Roman Catholic Church...
Published on March 7, 2019 - Page 10
A man, his wife and mother-in-law go to the Holy Land on vacation. While there, the mother-in-law passes away. The man and wife go to see an...
Published on March 7, 2019 - Page 10
Groupthink is problematic when rational thinking is forsaken for irrational conformity. A few of its underlying causes are ignorance, selfishness,...
Published on March 7, 2019 - Page 10
Most U.S. colleges and universities, regardless of size or location, lean left politically. This tilt influences not only what gets discussed on...
Published on March 7, 2019 - Page 10
The concept of reasonableness in law has been held in high regard for millennia, as evidenced by Aristotle’s quip: the law is reason free from man....
Published on March 6, 2019 - Page 8
The Steinrucks on Feb. 27 wrote a letter to the Press Enterprise clearly outlining some of the problems drug and alcohol rehab centers may expose...
Published on March 6, 2019 - Page 8
EDITOR’S NOTE: Excerpts from a column by Dennis Prager, a radio talk show host. Given the constantly reiterated left-wing charge that opposition...
Published on March 6, 2019 - Page 8
A doctor in Duluth, Minnesota wanted to get off work and go hunting, so he approached his assistant. “Ole, I am goin’ huntin’ tomorrow and don’t want...
Published on March 6, 2019 - Page 8
This letter is in reply to letters from Mr. Zoppetti (Feb. 26) and Mr. Fisher (Feb. 28) relating to the proposed Sixth Street Drug and Alcohol Rehab...
Published on March 6, 2019 - Page 8
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is an open letter to Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, who has been dispatched to visit all 67 counties to gather residents...
Published on March 6, 2019 - Page 8
Dark clouds are gathering on what was once the clear horizon of free and open worldwide communication via what may be humankind’s greatest creation,...
Published on March 6, 2019 - Page 8
This is just a reminder that the Bloomsburg Town Pool Renovation Project will again this year be participating in Raise the Region, an online...
Published on March 5, 2019 - Page 6
I was struck with both hope and fear when two Muslims were elected to Congress. Hope that the fight against real threats to our rights, felt most...
Published on March 5, 2019 - Page 6
In order to help win re-election for Gov. Tom Wolf, the unions representing state government workers made $6 million in donations to his campaign....
Published on March 5, 2019 - Page 6
EDITOR’S NOTE: Excerpts from reporting by Micah Rate at the gun-rights website bearingarms.com After passing two pieces of gun control legislation...
Published on March 5, 2019 - Page 6
Today I decided to cause trouble. I went to a restaurant and after seeing every table occupied by couples, I took out my phone and made a very loud...
Published on March 5, 2019 - Page 6
Mr. Zoppetti’s sales pitch Tuesday, Feb. 26, was long on words and short on substance. His first error is in his comments about a 48-bed Community...
Published on March 4, 2019 - Page 6
It is certainly no surprise for us here in Western Pennsylvania that winter will return every year to give us, at least a few times, a good dose of...
Published on March 4, 2019 - Page 6
Matt Zoppetti deserves a fair chance to enjoy what he considers the highest and best use of his Bloomsburg properties, as permitted under town law....
Published on March 4, 2019 - Page 6
Two widows, close to their 90s, were talking. One asked the other how is it that she still gets around so well. “Oh, I attribute that to the men in...
Published on March 3, 2019 - Page 11
Archibald Smith is on his deathbed and he knows the end is near. His nurse, his wife, his daughter and two sons are with him. He says to them: “...
Published on March 3, 2019 - Page 11
As I read the letter (Jan. 31) by Jason Bloom, “Corrections officers need protection,” I couldn’t help thinking of a recent conversation I had with a...
Published on March 3, 2019 - Page 11
EDITOR’S NOTE : Ann Coulter, back in President Trump’s corner; excerpts from her most recent column. I gather I was supposed to gasp when Michael...
Published on March 3, 2019 - Page 11
Taxpayers, are you aware that Danville teachers are in negotiations with three pro-teacher school board members behind those damn closed doors?...