Opinion

Published on March 19, 2019 - Page 21
EDITOR’S NOTE: An excerpt from an analysis by Guy Benson at townhall.com First, (Nancy Pelosi) douses progressives’ impeachment dreams in cold...
Published on March 19, 2019 - Page 21
Jason Bendle, we hardly knew ye. And it seems we’re not going to know why you lasted barely 14 months as superintendent of the Danville Area School...
Published on March 19, 2019 - Page 21
A high school student came home from school seeming rather depressed. “What’s the matter, son,” asked his mother. “Aw, gee,” said the boy. “It’s my...
Published on March 19, 2019 - Page 21
Happy belated St. Patrick’s Day everyone! Tis a day to celebrate being Irish, or wanting to be Irish. We celebrate what we have brought to this stew...
Published on March 19, 2019 - Page 21
The push is on in the Pennsylvania Legislature to bail out the nuclear reactors, Exelon in particular. Apparently, this is the Legislature paying...
Published on March 19, 2019 - Page 21
Jason Bloom, president of the Pennsylvania State Corrections Officers Association (PSCOA), informed the public of the reduction of illegal chemicals...
Published on March 18, 2019 - Page 22
Every 18 hours one man, woman or child dies in Pennsylvania because the waiting list for organ and tissue donations is so long. Imagine the pain of...
Published on March 18, 2019 - Page 22
“Congress has rejected the president’s declaration, and now the courts will be the ultimate arbiter of its legality. We look forward to seeing him in...
Published on March 18, 2019 - Page 22
A boy asks, “Dad, are bugs good to eat?” “Son, please don’t talk about things like that during dinner time.” So after dinner, dad asks, “Now, son,...
Published on March 18, 2019 - Page 22
If the nation’s personal credit card debt were plotted as a bell curve, Pennsylvania would be at the very top of the roller coaster. The state lands...
Published on March 17, 2019 - Page 11
An 85-year-old man goes for a physical. All his tests results: normal. “Mike,” the doc says, “everything looks great! How are you doing mentally and...
Published on March 17, 2019 - Page 11
The Irish are an accommodating people. Well, not in everything but in some things. They share their culture with the world. Then they incorporate...
Published on March 17, 2019 - Page 11
THORN: Conyngham Township is evidently where professional behavior goes to die. Things have not improved since the scandal that ousted supervisor...
Published on March 17, 2019 - Page 11
EDITOR’S NOTE: Ann Coulter’s admiration for Donald Trump is so yesterday; excerpts from her most recent column at www.anncoulter.com It is now...
Published on March 17, 2019 - Page 11
The best that can be said for President Trump’s $4.75 trillion budget plan for fiscal 2020 is that it has no chance of becoming law. This is almost...
Published on March 16, 2019 - Page 11
“It’s a wow moment in American legal history. It will change the legal landscape for this industry, potentially all across the country.” U.S. Sen....
Published on March 16, 2019 - Page 11
Let’s take a closer look at service animals and the use of them. My understanding of a service animal is that said animal is trained to assist those...
Published on March 16, 2019 - Page 11
A golfer is ready to tee off on the first hole when another fellow approaches and asks if he can join him. The first says he usually plays alone but...
Published on March 16, 2019 - Page 11
I don’t know many priests these days. They were a big presence in my life — formidable, sometimes frightening for my first decade and a half or so —...
Published on March 16, 2019 - Page 11
The notion of public information isn’t a difficult concept. Almost all government information, with very few exceptions for valid reasons, belongs to...
Published on March 16, 2019 - Page 11
ROSE: The collection maintained by the Greater Shickshinny Area Historical Society is richer today, thanks to John and Helen Ruffenach. While tearing...
Published on March 15, 2019 - Page 6
Ya know, life isn’t fair sometimes! Look at me: I could have been born taller. (Just one of my shortcomings.) People would have looked up to me, not...
Published on March 15, 2019 - Page 6
According to the Oath of Hippocrates, physicians have the duty to advise their patients according to the best of their ability and judgment. In most...
Published on March 15, 2019 - Page 6
If there is one thing we can all agree on, it’s the absolute imperative of respecting and protecting the elderly. Whatever your political persuasion...
Published on March 15, 2019 - Page 6
THORN: A school board has never made its priorities clearer than Southern Columbia’s temporizing about helping to pay for proposed improvements to...
Published on March 14, 2019 - Page 10
Freedom of the press should never be taken for granted. As we celebrate Sunshine Week, a national initiative designed to educate the public about the...
Published on March 14, 2019 - Page 10
Left to nature’s devices, Presque Isle might shift and even perhaps become an island. It is why we press each year for lawmakers to fund the beach...
Published on March 14, 2019 - Page 10
A woman arrived at Heaven. While waiting for Saint Peter, she peeked through the gates. There was a beautiful banquet table. Sitting all around were...
Published on March 14, 2019 - Page 10
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a copy submitted for publication of a letter sent to local lawmakers. I am a prisoner within the Pennsylvania Department of...
Published on March 14, 2019 - Page 10
Imagination has always been a great human tool, both for learning and creating. We have also learned a lot from reflections that are not real but...
Published on March 13, 2019 - Page 22
The March 5 Press Enterprise told of the ongoing turmoil in Salem Township over land use, specifically the unresolved Agricultural Security Area, as...
Published on March 13, 2019 - Page 22
You may have heard that taxes only ever go one way: up. But while that conventional wisdom holds here in Pennsylvania, it’s not true everywhere. “...
Published on March 13, 2019 - Page 22
So the girlfriend calls her boyfriend and says, “Please come over here and help me. I have a killer jigsaw puzzle and I can’t figure out how to get...
Published on March 13, 2019 - Page 22
Last week, Lee County, Alabama was devastated by tornados that left 23 people dead. President Donald Trump visited the devastated communities, where...
Published on March 13, 2019 - Page 22
A recurring topic in health policy is the notion of surprise billing — the unexpected cost of paying for a provider that is not in your insurance...
Published on March 12, 2019 - Page 6
March 12 is “National Girl Scout Day,” recognizing the date on which the Girl Scouts was founded in 1912. As a girl and young woman, I benefited from...
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...