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I’ve noticed that people who are trying to promote a cause always carry with them some of the most bizarre bits of information. These are the attention-grabbers for the public: short, shocking, often horrifying sound bites that make readers read or news watchers watch or passersby pause and …

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This week, you are getting something a bit different from me; a true story of my own. I changed the names.

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You know, I have reached a point at which almost nothing on the news surprises me. Just when you think that you have seen the most ridiculous thing possible, something else comes along.

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Here we go again. New York Gov. Cuomo at his best. He is taking on the NRA and telling the banks of New York not to have any dealings with the NRA or its members.

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Last month we learned that Virginia Democratic Governor Ralph Northam appeared in black face, not as a 13-year-old on Halloween, but as a college student, claiming he was channeling Michael Jackson. Northam was immediately condemned by Democratic Attorney General Mark Herring. At least until…

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Back in 2016, I was told — sometimes humorously, sometimes insultingly — that my decision to give my November general election vote to Libertarian Gary Johnson was “throwing my vote away.”

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On Saturday, March 9, the Hawthorn Rod and Gun Club held its semi-annual turkey dinner. The reason for this letter is to thank all of our loyal neighbors for their support.

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Did you see where Shifty Schiff had his people spend 10 hours coaching Michael Cohen how to be a better liar like Schiff is? That is a conflict of interest as Schiff is one of the group wanting to get rid of President Trump.

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I finally met with the New Bethlehem Borough Council and its solicitor on Feb. 19. This was from the situation that happen last August on the football field, with then-Police Officer Greg Bowser. There was only one other council member there, not on the police committee. Mayor Murray was not…

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A Himalayan Salt Room Halotherapy may be the last small business you would expect in this area, especially if you are still longing for a local KFC, but it is also the area’s newest business.

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I hope you got all your timepieces set ahead again. By the time you read this column, the annual journey to Daylight Saving Time should be several days in the past. If you haven’t monkeyed with your clocks, you are either late, retired or simply tired.

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I’m writing this column on a Sunday night when the snow is falling thick and fast. In this area, we aren’t supposed to get much more than four to six inches. It’s merely a seasonal snowfall.

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Well, it’s finally March. February is over at last. In March, one’s attention naturally turns to spring.

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For as long as I can remember, farmers in Clarion and the surrounding region have, after reading Lancaster Farming and other agricultural publications from the area, longingly looked East with visions in their minds of the flat and fertile land constituting Pennsylvania’s breadbasket. “They …

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The reason for this letter is to ask for your support. As you probably have heard by now, the American Legion is in the planning stages for a Veterans Memorial Park in New Bethlehem for all Redbank Valley veterans. It will be located in the vacant lot across from Zack’s restaurant. We have a…

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Charlie and Jessica Crosby like auctions so much they decided to open their own auction house and flea market on the outskirts of Shippenville.

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Last Sunday’s day-long windstorm could well be one for the record books, but I wouldn’t count on it. I’ve never found a mention of that kind of weather in the various county histories for this area, but there really is no new thing under the sun.

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Here’s how it works. A part-time journalist like Rimersburg Rules is impressed by a full-time journalist. A full-time journalist at a weekly paper is impressed by a journalist at a daily paper. The small town journalist is impressed by the big city journalist, and so it goes, much the same w…

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Glancing over Votespotter on my computer, I was horrified that both Senator Toomey and Representative Thompson voted to lift sanctions on Russia via House Joint Resolution 30. Did Pennsylvanians expect our politicians to help Russia when they voted for these legislators? Votes matter.

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I would like to give a compliment and a special thanks to the Madison Township (Clarion County) supervisors and all involved that made our township great again.

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The weather outside is frightful, and it was on a night much like this more than 60 years ago that Glenn and Shirley Kerr found themselves in possession of a baby daughter. They couldn’t give her back to Dr. McNeal, much as they might have wanted to during those 2 a.m. feedings and later ado…

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You know, it’s hard to decide where to start. Given that, I guess I’ll start with the least important thing. Just when I thought that I could have no less respect for the NFL, they have hit a new low. Recently, it was announced that they had settled with Colin Kaepernick on his collusion law…

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Many of those leaders expressed that Trump is more of a threat to Democracy and the World Economy than Vlad Putin. Vlad must be glad! He found a thin-skinned megalomaniac to control, who would single-handedly set the world back, to pre-Jesus times, when most people were heathens. This allows…

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Such a deal, as the Jewish sometimes sarcastically say, and such a deal the border deal isn’t that President Trump and those that stand with him don’t like and think a lousy deal.

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I hope a lot of you watched the State of Union address. The far Left Democrats should hold their heads high and be proud of what they are doing — destroying the USA with their resistance and socialism agenda. I sure don’t want my grandchildren growing up in a country where socialism rules.

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A man named Carlo Petrini, in his attempt to create an easily understandable explanation of the role consumers share in shaping agriculture and food, created the term "co-producer" to reference everyone who eats but does not farm. His analogy does a good job driving the point home: even if y…

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The urban media wants everyone to forget Covington High’s Nick Sandman, and no wonder.

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Valentine’s Day has found its way to us again this year. It’s a non-event in my life these days, so I almost forgot about it.

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It takes sacrifices for soldiers and their families anytime they serve, but especially when they are deployed overseas. In today’s global war on terror, the National Guard is called upon for special missions in Iraq.

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Comments critical of the current conditions along our area’s stretch of Interstate 80, both the roadway itself and the ways in which vehicles (primarily trucks) crash and clog it have appeared recently in this space.

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Before getting to the meat of the column, let’s look at a bit of news from our “friends” at the Game Commission.

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Something has been on my mind lately, something other than the weather and, well, the weather. You know, it is becoming more difficult to find people willing to commit to public service.

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Several projects I’m involved with have shined a new light on the economic realities of the region in which we live. The sad truth is Clarion is smack in the middle of a very depressed area. Based on the grave statistics, one can readily deduce that a lot of families are struggling all around us.

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We have all heard the phrase: “lead, follow, or get out of the way!” That is exactly what President Trump should tell the leftist Democrats who continue to obstruct. The one elected person who is responsible for national security, is the President, not Nancy Pelosi or Chuck Schumer, both pro…

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I thought the Democratic Party had hit as low as any party could go by wanting socialism, Medicare for all, tax the rich 70 percent of their money, and have everything run by the government — and not saying how they would pay for it.

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By the time this week’s issue arrives in readers’ mailboxes, we are all going to be hunkering indoors and wishing for spring. There is a big clot of Arctic air paying us a visit, accompanied by a stiff wind that makes it feel like 30 below zero.

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As community members and parents in the Union School District, we commend the Union School Board’s decision to advertise for a new superintendent. Over the last several months, we have attended many school board meetings and talked to board members, school employees and community members. We…

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This tweeter not to be trumped is tweetered expressly for my conservative compatriots and for obstinate liberals conceivably capable of still being able to see the woods for the trees...

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Has anyone ever taken notice of what the logos are for the Dems and the conservative party? The conservative party is the elephant, and the far Left Dems are the jackass. (I didn’t want to insult donkeys.)