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Cambria climate troubling

September 15, 2015 The current friction between the Cambria County commissioners and county Controller Ed Cernic Jr. over a proposed loan and foreign trade zone is troubling but also taxpayer-friendly. more »»

Hillary searches for a heart

September 15, 2015 Hillary Clinton has now decided to re-relaunch her flailing campaign. She’ll do so by showing “more humor and heart,” according to The New York Times. more »»

Hey, Cambria brass: Let the ‘sunshine’ in

September 13, 2015 Now that Cambria County residents know that their county commissioners aren’t being forthright about personnel decisions, particularly firings, they are justified in wondering what else those electe... more »»

Day filled with cause for pause

September 11, 2015 Like Americans who today will recall the horrific events of Sept. 11, 2001, generations not yet born will similarly reflect, puzzled and troubled about how the United States was caught so off guard. more »»

Judgment springs bad leak

September 10, 2015 A visitor from California last week might have been appalled when reading about the water leak on Third Avenue in Duncansville that had remained unrepaired for about a month. more »»

Pennsylvania should catch up on paid leave

September 8, 2015 Only New Jersey, California, Rhode Island, and a handful of U.S. more »»

Don’t lose Labor Day’s significance

September 7, 2015 The Labor Day holiday weekend ranks among the busiest travel weekends of the year as Americans try to take full advantage of one last “long weekend” before the summer ends. more »»

Area has reason to promote itself

September 6, 2015 Aggressive self-promotion helps build a vibrant business, community or region. But on the community and regional fronts, promoting oneself is not a singular task. more »»

Elected officials paid to do nothing

September 5, 2015 High speed rail is way behind Japan and Europe. Airport runways and buildings are outdated. Roads into big cities are extremely congested, many bridges are dangerous. more »»


September 5, 2015 Today’s birthday (Sept. 5) Mutually enriching relationships are the gold of the year. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) You feel like a tiny ship of order floating on a vast sea of chaos. more »»

Laser therapy helps some, but placebo effect is possible

September 5, 2015 Dear Dr. Roach: I would like your opinion, as a noninterested party, on laser therapy. I see many ads touting its advantages and success in treating bone-on-bone knee osteoarthritis. more »»


September 5, 2015 “Pride goes before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.” — Proverbs 16:18 God has warned us all. more »»

Stalemate hurting everyone

September 4, 2015 For most entities in Pennsylvania whose operations depend on state money, the ongoing 2015-16 budget-preparation stalemate hasn’t yet produced the dire impact that it’s having on the Chester Upland... more »»

Deadbeats deserve crackdown

September 1, 2015 Having conducted its latest child-support amnesty day on Wednesday, it’s now the duty of Blair County authorities to make life uncomfortable for all those who, for whatever reason, failed to heed... more »»

For local diocese, a challenging time

August 30, 2015 Whether or not all elements of the elementary school consolidation plan cemented in place Aug. more »»

Assessing process takes time

August 27, 2015 Countywide reassessments such as the one underway in Blair have an upside and downside that don’t hit home to property owners until new tax figures are announced. more »»

Students are back; be careful

August 26, 2015 As another school year begins, today serves as a good time to offer a reminder stressing safety first. more »»

Women shining Rangers

August 25, 2015 Army Capt. Kristen Griest and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver made history last week. They became the first women to make it through the Army’s rigorous Ranger training program. more »»

Budget proposal ‘sliver of hope’

August 23, 2015 Even if a proposal offered Wednesday by Pennsylvania legislative Republicans is the deadlock-breaker in the commonwealth’s 2015-16 budget-preparation exercise, it is premature for state residents to... more »»

Another challenge for Cresson

August 21, 2015 Monday’s news about a coming loss of approximately 70 jobs wasn’t welcome news for the Cresson area, which still is feeling the negative economic impact of the closing of the state prison in Cresso... more »»

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