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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Several years ago, Dr. James Broussard, an esteemed Lebanon Valley College professor, testified at a time when the Senate was considering legislation to change how our Electoral College votes are determined.Sen. Mike Folmer Under that proposal, … more
John Glenn was an American hero. We don’t have many of those anymore. In a day and age where we tear down people as quickly as we build them up, he might be one of our last. I cried a few tears Thursday when the news came that he had died, … more
When we first arrived in Cuenca in 2012, we were advised by gringos that the prudent thing to do was to get health insurance. Ed O'Connor Being new, we took their recommendation and opted for coverage. The cost for both of us was $187 monthly … more
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