• ‘Mid the Turmoil

    Clean slate It’s a new year, a fresh start. It’s like being reborn; the potential is exciting. With this first edition of 2015 (I realize last week’s paper was dated Jan. 1, but due to holiday deadlines...

    • Posted January 7, 2015
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  • Politics by the numbers

    Americans are obsessed with numbers. From the price of gas to where the Dow closed to the number of vacation days President Obama has taken so far, we’re counting everything. Of course, the good thing about numbers...

    • Posted January 7, 2015
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  • Be part of the solution

    Editor, Record Express, This morning, I had the pleasure of having breakfast with Senator Ryan Aument and Representative Steven Mentzer. Both of these individuals have served the constituents of this district in the house and are well...

    • Posted January 7, 2015
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  • Aument grateful for opportunity

    On Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, I began my first term as a Pennsylvania state senator, serving you, the residents of the 36th Senatorial District. I want to express my thanks to outgoing Senator Michael Brubaker and his...

    • Posted December 23, 2014
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  • Local scouts collected 18,500 pounds of food on Saturday. (photo by Stan Hall)
    Sunday driving on Wednesday morning

    It’s 18 degrees and my car seat is freezing. At the same time, there’s a guy in Buffalo shoveling his SUV out of six feet of snow. A late night order of beef lo mein and a...

    • Posted November 19, 2014
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  • Ivan Putski
    Holiday blur amid the brrrr

    Dust off your union suits, folks, here comes the polar vortex! Sounds menacing, doesn’t it? Like a professional wrestler. Ivan Putski better find his sukmana, because the Polish Hammer is no match for this encroaching pocket of...

    • Posted November 13, 2014
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  • Lighting up Halloween

    Lions respond to parade change critics Letter to the community, The Lititz Lions Club has been serving the Lititz community for over 73 years. The Club wants to continue that service by again sponsoring the 2014 Halloween...

    • Posted August 20, 2014
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  • 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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