Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Friday, September 16, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011

It was hard to escape the deluge of coverage given last week to area flooding: Wilkes-Barre, Bloomsburg, Hershey, Lebanon, etc.

Houses were swept away. At least one death occurred. As the rivers recede back to within their banks, families are assessing the damages. It's hard to imagine the messes that's confronting them.

Except for Mahoning Creek, Lizard Creek, and a few other streams flooding mostly rural areas, our local area was pretty much spared the devastation that occurred in so many other locations.

Friday, September 9, 2011
Thursday, September 8, 2011

From the paralyzing, record-breaking snowfalls of last winter to the ravages of two strong storm systems within the last two weeks, this year has seen one record-making disaster after another.

Each time, the threat hits closer to home.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

We sometimes take for granted the advantages of living in a small town.

Members of the Diligence Fire Company in Summit Hill reminded us of this on Monday. They responded to an emergency call. What they did after that was well above the call of duty.

A large section of exterior wall fell from the roof area of a house on West White Street. Engineers came and inspected the property and deemed it was not safe, so they condemned it.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the key feature of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known by many as "Obamacare," is unconstitutional. The "individual mandate" portion of the legislationa provision which requires all Americans to purchase health insurance or suffer a monetary penaltywas found by the panel in a 2-1 decision to be constitutionally infirm. The two judges who wrote the opinion, one a George H. W.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Sharing of budget money reminds me of a pack of lions feeding on a carcass. The biggest lion, our federal government, gets to eat first.

After it is full, the funding carcass gets passed down to the next most powerful lions in the chain – the states. After their spending appetite is satisfied, the money carcass is passed down for local municipalities and school districts to pick at.