Opinion

Published on November 9, 2019 - Page 8
ROSE: Cats just may be the most polarizing of pets; there’s not much middle ground, people either love ‘em or hate ‘em. If you’re the former, you’ve...
Published on November 9, 2019 - Page 8
While driving in Pennsylvania, a family caught up to an Amish carriage. The owner of the carriage obviously had a sense of humor, because attached to...
Published on November 8, 2019 - Page 11
Pennsylvania’s nearly century and a half ban on most forms of hunting on Sundays will probably end soon thanks to a Harrisburg compromise on the...
Published on November 8, 2019 - Page 11
A Sunday School teacher began her lesson with a question: “Boys and girls, what do we know about God?” A hand shot up in the air. “He’s an artist!”...
Published on November 8, 2019 - Page 11
Bernie Sanders often points to Europe as his economic model, but there’s one lesson from the Continent that he and Elizabeth Warren want to ignore....
Published on November 8, 2019 - Page 11
EDITOR’S NOTE : An excerpt from a column by John Nichols, national affairs correspondent for The Nation. Impeachment was supposed to be the third...
Published on November 8, 2019 - Page 11
ROSE: There are a couple of ways to look at low voter turnout, which has pretty much become the norm in local election years. The most charitable is...
Published on November 7, 2019 - Page 10
A minister waited in line to have his car filled with gas just before a long holiday weekend. The attendant worked quickly, but there were many cars...
Published on November 7, 2019 - Page 10
With local elections now in the rearview mirror and with the 2020 presidential election officially a year away, Americans of all cultural, societal,...
Published on November 7, 2019 - Page 10
Often called The Nation’s Report Card, the most recent National Assessment of Education Progress is not something a kid would be eager to show his...
Published on November 7, 2019 - Page 10
Recently, a cousin of mine made a posting on Facebook that included the following statement, “Political scientists have a term for what the United...
Published on November 7, 2019 - Page 10
EDITOR’S NOTE: Excerpts from a morning-after column by Jim Geraghty at nationalreview.com For the third straight year, Republicans had a mostly...
Published on November 6, 2019 - Page 8
EDITOR’S NOTE: An excerpt from a column in the Washington Post by Hugh Hewitt. President Donald Trump will almost surely be impeached by the House...
Published on November 6, 2019 - Page 8
If there’s one thing guaranteed to frost our pumpkin, it’s when people rip off government programs funded by taxpayers. Take Medicare, for example....
Published on November 6, 2019 - Page 8
EDITOR’S NOTE: Excerpts from a column by Guy Benson at townhall.com. I still don’t think it’s happening, but she and her acolytes have been...
Published on November 6, 2019 - Page 8
A pastor got up to speak one Sunday and announced to his congregation: “I have good news and bad news. The good news is, we have enough money to pay...
Published on November 6, 2019 - Page 8
The citizens of the United States should learn a valuable lesson from what just happened in the United Kingdom. They were about to lose their...
Published on November 6, 2019 - Page 8
When the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit (CSIU) assumed the operation of 16 high school driver education programs, educational opportunities...
Published on November 5, 2019 - Page 6
I told my dad that he should embrace his mistakes. He had tears in his eyes. Then he hugged my sister and me.
Published on November 5, 2019 - Page 6
Here’s an experience most of us have had: You walk into a small shop or office and find yourself in the presence of one, maybe two employees. What...
Published on November 5, 2019 - Page 6
Speed cameras in work zones are for revenue. If not, then why do we not do things like adopt the zipper merge, and post 85th percentile speed limits...
Published on November 5, 2019 - Page 6
They are ubiquitous: the slick fake videos meant to trick the unsuspecting into believing in things that never happened. Former President Barack...
Published on November 5, 2019 - Page 6
On Saturday, Oct. 26, 18 members of the Seely family attended the banquet and induction ceremony of our beloved brother Richard Clair Seely into the...
Published on November 5, 2019 - Page 6
The people who called themselves “tired of personal agendas” and “Beiter’s Boy” in 30 Seconds on Nov. 4 are misinformed about the substitute teacher...
Published on November 4, 2019 - Page 21
For years, many states have been collecting corporate income taxes from companies that do not have offices, employees or property in them....
Published on November 4, 2019 - Page 21
We hope that motorists everywhere who have grown weary of jouncing over patched and re-patched streets noticed the story last Tuesday about a...
Published on November 3, 2019 - Page 11
Hats off and cheers to the Pileskis, Jim Huber, and the Saturday morning Main Street sweepers for caring about our town’s appearance and doing...
Published on November 3, 2019 - Page 11
At six weeks gestation, a human embryo is half an inch long. At six weeks gestation, a woman might not realize she is pregnant. At six weeks...
Published on November 3, 2019 - Page 11
Late one night a robber wearing a mask stopped a well-dressed man and stuck a gun in his ribs. “Give me your money,” he demanded. Scandalized, the...
Published on November 3, 2019 - Page 11
The main reason I hired Donald Trump for the highest political office in the land was his promise to put America first. Since 2018 the Democrats...
Published on November 3, 2019 - Page 11
ROSE: If plans come to fruition, Bloomsburg will be the site of yet another senior-living center, dubbed Mulberry Mills. “There is a need for...
Published on November 3, 2019 - Page 11
On Oct. 23, 2019, we witnessed the unthinkable unfolding before our unbelieving eyes, an unabashed attack on democracy; verily, an undeniable coup d’...
Published on November 2, 2019 - Page 11
Volunteer fire and rescue companies are indispensable to public safety statewide. Of nearly 2,500 fire companies statewide, about 90% are volunteer...
Published on November 2, 2019 - Page 11
BOO!burg has become something of an institution in Bloomsburg, thanks to the efforts of the non-profit organizations that put it on. This year’s...
Published on November 2, 2019 - Page 11
There is nothing more sacred than the sanctity of life. It is truly a gift that has been provided to every human being on Earth from God — and it...
Published on November 2, 2019 - Page 11
ROSE: We’re sending a yellow rose of Texas to Patience “Sibby” Wieland of the Lone Star state for preserving the all-but-forgotten memory of Betty...
Published on November 2, 2019 - Page 11
Raids, like Operation Kayla resulting in the death of Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi and other ISIS terrorist leaders, are usually small affairs with limited...
Published on November 2, 2019 - Page 11
Two men are discussing their lives. One says, “I’m getting married. I’m sick of a messy apartment, dirty dishes, and no clothes to wear.” The other...
Published on November 2, 2019 - Page 11
Democrats rushed a vote this week to approve the rules of a formal impeachment inquiry of President Trump, but starting this late in the year could...
Published on November 1, 2019 - Page 23
Here’s a quiz where your choice will tell you something about your personality. There is a very, very tall coconut tree and there are four animals...
Published on November 1, 2019 - Page 23
Below are the highlights of an October 2019 Franklin & Marshall College Poll of Pennsylvanians. • More than half (57%) of the state’s registered...
Published on November 1, 2019 - Page 23
“None of the plaintiffs here are contesting the fact that they owe for traffic tickets. They’re challenging the fact that they’re barred from driving...
Published on November 1, 2019 - Page 23
American consumers borrow nearly $90 billion annually in short-term, small-dollar loans. The SDL industry — or “payday lending” industry — offers a...
Published on November 1, 2019 - Page 23
ROSE: A very spooky rose to Berwick Borough Manager Damien Scoblink. Berwick, with most of the rest of the surrounding townships in Bulldog country,...
Published on November 1, 2019 - Page 23
As chairperson of the town’s Zoning Hearing Board (ZHB), I would like to address a few claims made in an October 25th article “Zoning board rules...
Published on October 31, 2019 - Page 10
No one ever wants to read the headline, “Hydrofluoric acid cloud kills thousands in Philadelphia refinery blast.” According to an investigation from...
Published on October 31, 2019 - Page 10
“It’s very odd and it feels like an invasion of privacy.” Dr. Jennifer Conti a San Francisco-area abortion provider, saying in an interview that...
Published on October 31, 2019 - Page 10
A little early Halloween humor: • We all know Albert Einstein was a genius, but his brother Frank was a monster. • Did you hear about the zombie...
Published on October 31, 2019 - Page 10
The news that Geisinger is joining with the Montour County commissioners to keep the Montour Preserve open for hikers, boaters, and enthusiasts of...
Published on October 31, 2019 - Page 10
As we near the end of October, Americans are preparing for a somewhat strange but increasingly popular cultural tradition of celebrating Halloween....