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Open records must be free from politics

February 1, 2015 The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania will be asked Tuesday for an injunction so Erik Arneson can resume his work as executive director of the Office of Open Records. more »»

The sacrifice of Sarah Palin

February 1, 2015 WASHINGTON — When Democrats were looking for evidence of a Republican war on women, they overlooked Exhibit A — Sarah Palin. more »»

Holocaust memories painful

January 31, 2015 Seventy years ago this week, Soviet army troops stormed through the front gate of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp in southern Poland. more »»

Bedford prison saga continues

January 30, 2015 The phrase “turn the page” signifies moving forwar. more »»

Share in donation of blood

January 29, 2015 This time of the year poses great challenges to having an adequate supply of blood on hand. Colds, the flu and other ailments keep regular — as well as not-so-regular — donors home. more »»

Limits needed on forfeiture

January 28, 2015 When asset forfeiture power was added to the tools law enforcement agencies have several years ago, some people applauded the mov. more »»

Energy vision lacking

January 27, 2015 Stock markets in several countries, including ours, posted substantial gains last week. Analysts said oil prices were a big reason for tha. more »»

Remark on ISIL needs clarification

January 24, 2015 One of President Barack Obama’s most important requests of Congress, made during his State of the Union address, seemed to draw relatively little notice by lawmakers and the press. more »»

‘Cops in Shops’ proactive

January 23, 2015 A wishy-washy attempt to address a problem can be expected to produce less-than-hoped-for result. more »»

Turn up pipeline urgency

January 22, 2015 An objection to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline being made by some of its liberal opponents may be based on the fact at least 60 percent of Americans are too young to remember the 1973 Arab oil... more »»

Tyrone Hospital dialogue important

January 21, 2015 Some Tyrone area residents might have reacted with dismay to the news earlier this month that the Tyrone Regional Health Network will be looking into a potential partnership. more »»

Preserve hunting bans on Sunday in Pa., New Jersey

January 20, 2015 New Jersey and Pennsylvania have long traditions of hunting and trapping, and those activities today are greatly changed from their historical roots. more »»

Staring down racism

January 19, 2015 In America, where the principle of equality now is so tightly embraced, it’s hard to fully grasp that enforcement of that principle is without historical longevity. more »»

Corbett tenure not without building blocks

January 18, 2015 Gov. Tom Corbett’s failure to win re-election shouldn’t doom him to harsh treatment in Pennsylvania history books. His four years as chief executive weren’t dynamic in terms of new accomplishments. more »»

Newspaper storytelling still vital

January 15, 2015 We live in a world of instant gratification. We have an abundance of information at our fingertips and the ability to stay up-to-date on world events within seconds. more »»

$5 per vehicle reasonable

January 14, 2015 Some vehicle owners understandably are unhappy about the Blair County commissioners’ plan to levy a $5 fee on most vehicles owned by county residents to raise money for road and bridge repairs. more »»

Why Erie goes crazy over its snowy owls

January 13, 2015 We are accustomed to boasting about Erie’s popularity as a magnet for tourists in summer, and we know that outsiders and locals enjoy our region in the cold months, too, because of the many... more »»

New legislators have chance to make impact

January 11, 2015 There are many reasons why the Pennsylvania General Assembly deserves criticism. The failure to responsibly and courageously address the commonwealth’s fiscal morass for so long easily tops the list. more »»

Attacks in France intolerable

January 10, 2015 On Wednesday, the world was shocked and appalled by the deplorable attacks at the Paris office of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. more »»

Our Town an asset to county

January 8, 2015 Operation Our Town has been a Blair County asset since its beginning in 2007. more »»

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