LTE: It’s more than “Burn Baby Burn”

Dear Editor: I wrote a letter April 25, 2013 to the Curwensville Borough Council. No action was taken when I attended a meeting of the borough council. I was told all one must do is request that folks extinguish their fires and they must comply and or call the police department....
Posted On 16 Apr 2014

Cheers for the Volunteers in Clearfield County

By the Clearfield County Volunteer Center Volunteers inspire by example and make our community a better place to live and work.  These unsung heroes are the fabric of our communities and our country. During National Volunteer Week, April 6-13, dedicated men, women, and young...
Posted On 08 Apr 2014

LTE: Committee Says Thank You

The “Save the Ritz” Committee would like to thank all of those who purchased baked goods and merchandise at its March Madness sale. The committee would also like to thank those who purchased Erin’s Fabulous Fudge made by Hockman’s Candies. This helped the...
Posted On 04 Apr 2014

LTE: Military Power Deters Adversaries

We are cutting back our military because the current administration believes the world is a safer place. The administration wants to cut the Army by 80,000 to 440,000, which is the smallest since 1940, just prior to our unprepared entry into World War II.  It wants to eliminate...
Posted On 02 Apr 2014

Probing Question: Does Hypnosis Work?

You’re growing tired. Your eyelids are getting heavy. You’re feeling very sleepy… Most of us recognize these words as the Hollywood script of a hypnosis session. Typically portrayed as the tool of comics and hucksters (“At my command, you will crow like a...
Posted On 23 Mar 2014

Op-ed: Protecting an Economic Driver for Local Community

By U.S. Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA5) Soon the Federal Bureau of Prisons will be making a decision as to the future of the Moshannon Valley Correctional Facility, located in Decatur Township, Clearfield County. Since 2006, it has been the Bureau of Prison’s preferred facility...
Posted On 18 Mar 2014

Probing Question: Do Cyber Charter Schools Help or Hurt the Educational System?

By Andy Elder When charter schools were first created in the early 1990s, they were viewed as alternative learning environments for a small number of students. The ideal model was to unhitch these schools from many of the state laws and district regulations governing traditional...
Posted On 02 Mar 2014

LTE: Circumventing Congress and the Constitution

Dear Editor: Presidents have abused their powers by circumventing Congress with executive orders, which could be unconstitutional in many cases. Presidential executive orders proliferated with Eisenhower starting in 1953, and have become commonplace instruments of presidents. ...
Posted On 26 Feb 2014

LTE: Disastrous Project

Dear Editor: I recently read where PA Waste LLC, the proposers of the massive landfill in Boggs Township, is offering Lawrence Township $400,000 for new stop lights on Route 879, which raises a multitude of concerns besides their 70 other DEP application deficiencies. Route 879...
Posted On 31 Jan 2014

LTE: Poo For Thought?

Dear Editor, I live directly against Pennsylvania State Game Lands 87 in Bell Township, Clearfield County. Its acquisition by the Game Commission was something we looked forward to. It meant that the 10,422 acres surrounding our little neighborhood would be protected from...
Posted On 21 Jan 2014