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Out with license plate stickers, in with scanners

February 12, 2016 Pennsylvania is eliminating paper registration stickers that motorists affix to their license plates starting in 2017. more »»

Where are our priorities?

February 12, 2016 By TIM REEVES Our legislators sat down with Gov. Tom Wolf on Feb. 9 to talk about the state budget; the budget for next yea. more »»

Charter school vs. Keystone Central

February 11, 2016 By IVAN and CARLA McELWAIN Loganton In response to Keystone Central School District administrators’ year-long public hearings concerning charter renewal for the Sugar Valley Rural Charter School,... more »»

Size matters: Keep pushing to shrink the Pa. Legislature

February 11, 2016 The journey of a thousand miles may begin with a single step, but Pennsylvania will never arrive at a smaller Legislature if it keeps having to repeat the first step over and over. more »»

Obama’s job-killing diversity police

February 10, 2016 By BETSY McCAUGHEY If you're a white male looking for a job, it just got harder. more »»

Gov. Wolf to float new budget amid ongoing fight

February 8, 2016 By MARC LEVY Associated Press On Tuesday, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is scheduled to release his 2016-17 budget proposal for the fiscal year that begins July 1. more »»

Stop falling for smooth talkers

February 8, 2016 By Rachel Marsden Despite living in an increasingly disenchanted world, we seem to be in the grips of a global epidemic of naivety. more »»

Bible digest

February 8, 2016 “He that has no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls. more »»

An open letter to state legislators

February 6, 2016 My name is Tim Reeves, I am the administrator-chief executive officer at Bucktail Medical Center (BMC) in Renovo, Pa. BMC, as you are aware, is a Critical Access Hospital. more »»

Bible digest

February 6, 2016 “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;” (1 Timothy 2:5 AKJV) The only way to God is through His Son Jesus. There is no other way. more »»

Old & New: History for you

February 6, 2016 Thank you to the Sons of Italy Loggia Giosue Carducci Lodge 146 for their generous donation to repair the Farrandsville Furnace fence and install a new 12-foot swing gate. more »»

The farmer and the KKK

February 6, 2016 I’m going to come right out and say it: The KKK is not a very nice organization. I hope I’m not being too controversial there; I don’t want to cause any troubl. more »»

Health care law posts respectable sign-up season

February 5, 2016 By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press Still facing political jeopardy, President Barack Obama’s health care law beat expectations by earning solid sign-ups this year, according to figures... more »»

So many people to thank

February 4, 2016 The fourth annual Frozen Snot adventure race is now complete, and thanks goes to many members of our local community for their support, including The Express for front page coverag. more »»

We live in a dreamstate

February 4, 2016 By ROBERT J. more »»

How to tell if Congress is working again

February 4, 2016 By LEE H. HAMILTON There have been encouraging signs that the Republican leadership on Capitol Hill wants to make Congress function again. more »»

Natural gas royalties from state forest land production drop sharply

January 30, 2016 (Editor’s Note: A large amount of gas royalty money going to Pennsylvania government and into the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources agency budget is coming from the vast amount... more »»

The ration board burglars

January 30, 2016 In the past, during times of war, supplies were rationed to conserve resources. World War II was big for this; all sorts of things were rationed and doled out to the public in small doses. more »»

What’s up, vegetable gardener?

January 30, 2016 A picture, a sound or a smell can suddenly trigger memories of days long gone. Maybe it’s an age thing that the older we get, the more we reminisce and put ourselves back in time. more »»


“Beat the Winter Blues” Yard-N-Bake Sale February 13, 2016

With soups, breads, cakes, pies, cookies, free coffee, tea, hot cocoa and more, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 12 and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 13, hosted by the Curtin United Methodist Church, 305 Curtin Village Road, Howard. Information: Marty Lucas at 814-355-7970 or 814-880-6654, or Larry Beahm at 814-355-9588. more »

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The Rat Motel (Part 3)

April 17, 2015 Unlike many of the other races my family attended, the Warren half-marathon did not have many accessible checkpoints for my mom and me to wait at. more »

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