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We can improve our community through just some little things: Susannah Gal

My older daughter is working on a certificate in nutritional health counseling and suggested a book to me and my husband called the “The 5 Love Languages” by Gary Chapman. The book talks about how people often have different ways they … more

Protect Sunshine Law for everyone’s benefit: David A. Atkinson

Much has been written about the vengeful misdeeds that marred and ultimately short-circuited the tenure of former state Attorney General Kathleen Kane. For everyone appalled at her self-inflicted fall, it may be hard to believe another damaging blow … more

Penn State Children’s Hospital, Eagle Scout impressive: Tom Mehaffie

On Tuesday, Jan. 3, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives convened so that the oath of office could be administered to House members. The House is now comprised of 121 Republicans and 81 Democrats, including 23 first-term members.  The … more

Here's to celebrating football, yesterday, today and tomorrow: Joe Trojcak

Headed by Tony Dorsett, the University of Pittsburgh helped highlight the All Sports Banquet at Seven Sorrows Church Hall in the spring of 1976. Front row from left are Middletown football coach Dave Yohn; Al Romano, All-American noseguard from … more

Life is short, but it was more than people that passed away in 2016: James Miller

When historians look back upon 2016, they’ll designate it the year of death. No year in recent memory gave us so many gravestones. Countless celebrities, musicians, artists, and athletes left us in 2016. The list is long, but here’s a … more

Here’s a solution for colleges failing to prepare students: Francine Glazer column

Job prospects for today’s college seniors are looking up. The hiring of bachelors-degree holders is expected to jump by 19 percent this year. But few are actually prepared for employment. Even though nine in 10 recent college grads believe … more

Penn State Harrisburg is part of the fabric of Middletown area: Susannah Gal column

What’s a college town? Well, the pure definition of course is some place that has a college in it.  While Middletown has a college in it, Penn State Harrisburg, this is a relatively new relationship compared to some, so it doesn’t yet … more

Elimination of school property taxes is in line with our history: Mike Folmer column

As Sen. David Argall and I continue to push for elimination of school property taxes with passage of Senate Bill 76, I often think about the impact property has had throughout history. A shortage of land, dismal living conditions, and lack of … more

America’s schools need to think small to get better

About 27 kids sit in the average public school classroom. For a new crop of education entrepreneurs, that number is nearly perfect — for an entire school. Siri Fiske These entrepreneurs are rebelling against the educational status quo by … more

The scandal of vast inequality in retirement pay

Cato the Elder, a Roman senator and historian, once remarked: “Cessation of work is not accompanied by cessation of expenses.” For centuries, retirees have been aware of this unfortunate fact, which led them to demand and, in many cases, secure … more
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