• Ammon K. Gibble (1897-1918)
    A tribute to Ammon K. Gibble

    Ammon K. Gibble, who resided on a farm outside of town, was the first boy from the Manheim community to lose his life in France during World War I. He was less than one month short of...

    • Posted June 18, 2014
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  • Marriage equality comes to Pennsylvania

    When U.S. District Judge John E. Jones, III, recently issued his decision overturning Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage, reactions from religious communities were quite varied. The morning after the ruling was made public, and even before Governor...

    • Posted June 10, 2014
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  • Do you know what your kids are into?

    It’s every parent’s nightmare. To come home and your child is supposed to be there and they’re not. I can’t imagine, as a father of two children, experiencing that. And then to have information coming from neighbors...

    • Posted June 4, 2014
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  • Skunks of the butterfly world: The black swallowtail

    The Black Swallowtail, Papilio polyexenes, is a butterfly that is not as common as it was 40 years ago, but it is usually seen every year. There are two broods, and the only difference is that the...

    • Posted June 4, 2014
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  • Working to streamline tax codes for small businesses

    Most can agree the process of filing taxes each year can be overwhelming. For Pennsylvania business owners; however, “overwhelming” may seem like an understatement. Small businesses oftentimes spend thousands of dollars hiring tax experts and are burdened...

    • Posted May 28, 2014
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  • Hunger Garden opening highlights charitable food efforts

    On April 29, I was honored to join members of the General Assembly’s Hunger Caucus and hunger advocates from across the state to break ground for the fifth growing season for the Capitol Hunger Garden in Harrisburg....

    • Posted May 7, 2014
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  • Making ‘America’s pastime’ possible

     Local veterans invited to Salute to Veterans event It has been said there is nothing more American than baseball. The national pastime has evolved with our country, with origins dating back to the 18th century. Its popularity...

    • Posted April 30, 2014
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  • Is it a stereotype, or discrimination?

    A male walks Lititz streets, with his well dressed friend, he has a sleeve of tattoos and gauged ears and a lip piercing. He is outgoing and friendly, you’re across the street and glance with a smirk....

    • Posted April 23, 2014
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  • brubaker
    General Assembly approves additional child protection bills

    In the wake of troubling instances of abuse at Penn State, lawmakers in Harrisburg have placed a renewed emphasis on strengthening child protection laws over the past two years. After enacting a significant number of meaningful reforms...

    • Posted April 16, 2014
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  • Win or Lose

    Editor, Record Express, Will the Republican Party win back the White House in 2016 or takeover the Senate this fall from the Democratic Machine? Will the Republican Party get out the votes to win any elections this...

    • Posted April 16, 2014
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