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It’s no secret that ambulance services are struggling to keep adequate levels of staff support and are sometimes unavailable to respond immediately to calls for help. In those cases, neighboring services are asked to take calls as backups.

I have a hard time adjusting in the mornings for the first week or so after school is out for the summer. I can set my clock by the arrival of the school bus up here on the hill in South Bethlehem. I miss its regularity until September rolls around.

The officers and membership of the service organizations — the Shearer-Shick Post 454 of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars 7132 — wish to express their sincere thanks to the following for helping make the Memorial Sunday Service and the Memorial Day program in Rimersburg a…

Adam Schiff is now chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. I thought you had to be intelligent to hold that job, not a blooming idiot.

The following are some comments and observations about William Strong’s letter to the editor in the June 5-6 edition of The L-V. His letter is rife with errors and lies — either his own or the ones he parrots from Trump. I’ll only address a few.

Letters to the editor in local newspapers became a part of my life at an early age, but as the world changed I perhaps should have listened to caring friends, neighbors and relatives who kept advising me to go on with my life rather than trying to correct the abuse of authority and power our…

I got to thinking that we might be long overdue for one of our “creature features,” so here we go.

Last week’s gas explosion near Kemmer’s Greenhouse and Farm Market in Shannondale was one of the more shocking things to happen in recent years. Fortunately, Donna survived miraculously and may be coming home sometime this week.

It was seven years ago in March 2012. ABC news set the beef world ablaze with reports of a widely used product sneaking its way into consumers’ hamburgers and hot dogs. After eleven segments aired, outrage in the meats aisle was palpable and accusations were making more trips around the Web …

free adjective 1. not under the control or power of another; able to act or be done as one wishes. 2. not or no longer confined or in prison.

Picture yourself lying in the grass, enjoying the young men practice football. Taking advantage of the little bit of shade on the whole field — the school field, in the public, not doing a thing wrong. Then you are approached by a man, telling you that you are harassing a female and you have…

As an active participant in this community, I was appalled at the Facebook comments being issued to those responsible for running our local Peanut Butter Festival (PBF). I, for one, am not on Facebook and behavior like this is the main reason why (go ahead and post your nasty comments as I w…

Robert Mueller with 15 Democratic prosecutors conducted an exhaustive two-year investigation costing $32 million into possible crimes of President Trump. Mueller’s report contained no finding Trump committed any crimes. In particular, Mueller found insufficient evidence Trump conspired (coll…

All this Christianity since 00/00/0001 BC/AD or now BCE/CE — Is this the best we can do in the last 2019 years or so? A priest who is accused of now raping women and not just children, walks free while a non-Christian Uber driver is locked up for “attempting” to lock the car doors to trap wo…

It is hard to believe the American people (voters) are not fed up with the childish Far Left Democrats doing nothing for our country. Their hatred for President Trump has pushed them over the edge. They were voted in to office to work with the President and to work for the people. The amount…

I don’t mind if something that I write offends some readers — if I know that it will be offensive, and I know that the subject matter and the viewpoint require such bluntness. But when I don’t know beforehand that what I write will offend a person, that’s on me. I ought to know the language …

Readers might think that I’d be writing all about my adventures in the great outdoors during last week’s vacation. The fact is, I am actually writing this week’s column way ahead of schedule because of earlier deadlines. These holiday weekends really mess things up sometimes, this week’s col…

I will start this article about pencil neck shifty Schiff. A report in the Judicial Watch stated that Schiff traveled to New York at least four times to meet with Michael Cohen (for over 10 hours) to coach him before last month’s high-profile public testimony. The sessions covered a slew of …

Political candidates in 2019 have an almost endless selection of ways to communicate with potential voters. Everything from actually talking to voters face-to-face and door-to-door, to newspaper ads, to Facebook notices, to videos, to radio, to direct mail, to robo calls, to Instagram, to fr…

Brian Sims is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, a homosexual activist and a man not known for his ... prudence.

“So tell me,” John Park said, as he slung his long frame between the arms of a porch chair, “how in the world do you come up with the ideas for all the things you write?”

I will be spending this coming week as a respectable vagrant. Yes, the Native is rewarding herself with something of a vacation. I’m busy tying up some loose ends today, leaving the next seven days reasonably free of outside commitments.

Do you have cancer? Does someone close to you have cancer? Have you lost someone to cancer? Chances are that you answered yes to at least one of these questions.

The taxpayers should demand that the Dems do something for the people or resign or stop their paychecks and all their perks.

I have noticed that, just when you think things couldn’t get more ridiculous, they do just that. Last week, I read an article about a college providing “petting donkeys” to help students relieve stress over finals. Instead of studying for their exams as they should be, students can spend som…

After reviewing most of the qualifications of the candidates running for offices in Clarion County, I came up with the candidate I think is more qualified, more experienced, highly educated and is very interested in working for the citizens of Clarion County. She is a native of Clarion, live…

The New Bethlehem Police Department and New Bethlehem Borough Council thank everyone who helped make the first annual Cops and Bobbers Fishing Derby a great success. The weather couldn’t have been better to spend a beautiful morning along Red Bank Creek, although the water was muddy from the…

Please circle May 21 on your calendar as a reminder to vote. I know for a fact that 350 of you signed a notarized petition to the supervisors, and I quote, “To do their elected duties with an attitude of willingness to work together in the manner for which we elected you to do.” Some of you …

There are too many people on Earth.

It’s a funny thing how tragedy can bring people together. Last week was a rough one in our general area. Loved ones died from various causes, and there is a certain subset of our population who stuck together through it all.

I watch TV shows for two reasons: I wish either to be entertained or informed. Occasionally, a show such as “Antiques Roadshow” will offer both. Average folks haul their old stuff to some convention center and stand in line waiting to find out the insurance or auction value, the history, or …

Eighteen months until the next Presidential election, and Democrats are moving at warp speed to negate the many positive accomplishments of Donald Trump. All the while, the Democrats have nothing to run on, so they are reverting back to what works best for them: lies, obstruction, identity p…

I know that I am repeating myself, but it appears that there are some “adults” that were elected, that are being paid and are responsible for the actions and choices of other town employees, specifically the police. If you are tired of reading it, then don’t, but maybe think about it for a l…

In the Rimersburg Rules column in the May 8-9 edition of The L-V, Joe Lewis gives us a clear picture of his regard for the law. In short — he seems to have none.

The Union All Sports Booster Club held its annual 5K/10K/2 mile walk on Sunday, April 28. This event is one of the major fundraisers for our club and all of the funds we collect go directly to the student athletes at Union.

The New Bethlehem Civic Club wants to thank everyone who participated in the AMBA blood screening event on Saturday, May 11. We especially want to thank the many participants who have remained faithful to our program.

“Some Trump voters,” wrote Gene Lyons of the Arkansas Times, “are just now awakening to the deep fraudulence of the President’s vaunted tax cuts, which delivered vast benefits to the fat cats.”

The United States Constitution, Article I, Section 2, states: “Representatives ... shall be apportioned among the several States ... according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including ... three fifths of all other Persons…

I don’t know what possesses people these days. What is so bad and rotten about life that you feel the need to go out and shoot other human beings who you may not even know?

We are all presented with challenges in life and some people are better able to respond than others.

The Service flag (also called the Blue Star banner) is an official banner authorized by the Department of Defense for display by families who have members serving in the Armed Forces during any period of war or hostilities the United States may be engaged in for the duration of such hostilities.

At this time of year, most of us outdoor folks are at least somewhat obsessed with fishing. We humans, however, are not the only anglers out there. This week, let’s look at some of the critters with which we compete for fish.

[To L-V letter writer Steve Smith]: Do you only wake up every six moths, or is it the one that writes your letters is to blame for getting a letter in the paper, or do you have school lessons to do?

I’ve been spending some time slogging through excerpts detailing the current farm debacle in relation to our government. As near as I can tell, the only conclusion on which anyone can agree is our agricultural system is a mess.