Mahoning Township Police Chief Fred Dyroff and anyone else instrumental in the decision to build the community camera program deserve a tip of the cap.

Geisinger committed a violation of fairness on three consecutive Sundays in January and early February when the health system allowed family members to be vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus during clinics set up specifically to administer shots to its employees.

Limiting public access and the potential to address an elected body is never a good idea. Sunbury’s City Council said it had some legitimate reasons for revisions to its rules for participation, but we all should watch to make sure those who want and deserve to be heard are heard.

The past year has unquestionably had an impact on our kids’ education. How could a global pandemic that has fundamentally shifted how kids learn not have a huge effect? What the long-term ramifications will be, no one can know for certain yet. One way to get an early snapshot, however, is to…

As the number of new COVID-19 cases come down and more vaccinations go into arms, we remain cautiously optimistic that local schools can resume and sustain five-day-a-week, in-class learning for the remainder of this school year.

All of us, in our vital roles as parents, grandparents, teachers, mentors and friends, simply cannot underestimate the potential impact the COVID-19 pandemic can have on the mental health of our children and teens.

This week’s proposal by Gov. Tom Wolf to offer scholarships to eligible Pennsylvania students who attend one of 14 state universities full-time and then stay in Pennsylvania after graduation to work deserves a serious look in Harrisburg.

On Page E3 of Thursday’s Daily Item were some of the most important pieces of information in the entire newspaper that day. There, amid the Classified section, is a public notice from Northumberland County’s Board of Elections. It notes the deadline for filing petitions for the May primary e…

The entire community would benefit from a program introduced this year in the Milton Area School District, an effort designed to underscore the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Across Pennsylvania, many residents in need of help over the past year sought it out and continue to do so. While our preference would be for the numbers of people calling the United Way’s PA 211 hotline to drop, it’s good to know that when it was needed most — in the heart of the pandemic —…

After giving what he deemed an unacceptable answer to a veteran — who was looking for a ride to a medical appointment — on his first day as Northumberland County’s Veterans’ Affairs director late last year, Jeff Wojciechowski decided to take action. The veterans in Northumberland County will…

On the surface, Danville Area School District’s decision to modify the hybrid learning model to increase the number of days at the school feels like a football player celebrating a touchdown before getting into the end zone.

Pennsylvania should go big and bold with its administration of COVID-19 vaccinations to pull out of its current situation, which many people, including those most vulnerable to the effects of this deadly virus, find scattered and confusing.

When some Bucknell students were a bit reckless at the start of the fall semester with their actions during a global pandemic, University president John Bravman laid down the law.

As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, affecting nearly every aspect of our lives, there is increasing concern about food insecurity.

An announcement this week at Geisinger was so much more than just another corporate affiliation agreement. It represents a huge re-commitment to the health of our children and grandchildren, now and into the future.

Critical health care is all about timing and a new partnership between Geisinger and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is about creating the perfect recipe for care for pediatric patients.

Nearly 30 students in the Milton Area School District will have an opportunity to break free from their computer keyboards, cameras and microphones this spring for a hands-on learning experience that will be everything other than remote.

The value and reach of the Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way has never been greater despite limits on some of its services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, a Republican from York County, jumped right to the front of the line of lawmakers whose questionable and disgraceful actions stirred up the riot at the Capitol three weeks ago.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam provided an update Tuesday on the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, noting that there is a limited supply of doses from the federal government.

Sunbury officials are wise to once again be considering a camera system to help city police. They would also be wise to be diligent in the process to avoid another botched rollout of what can and should be a valuable asset.

Having community input is never a bad thing. When it comes to an issue as high profile as policing, it makes the potential impact of a partnership that much more crucial.

The site of the former marina building at the Shikellamy State Park will become an open-air pavilion and multi-use public space for park visitors to enjoy, state officials announced this week.

County leaders in Pennsylvania have offered two reasonable recommendations to state lawmakers ahead of the General Assembly’s review of the 2020 election and state officials would be wise to listen.

State legislators in Harrisburg have wisely formed a task force to assess the impact of COVID-19 on businesses and industries and discuss ways that the state government can offer support.

Meals that school districts send home with students over the weekend seem to be having a more significant impact than simply keeping students fed during time away from the classroom.

We encourage small business owners in the Valley to take advantage of the latest round of federal loans, launched this week across the nation to help struggling businesses survive.

Wednesday’s impeachment of President Donald Trump added one more troubling, but necessary moment to what has been an incredibly disturbing and damaging post-Election Day stretch in America.

Americans have always been willing to give blood in times of need. Blood donation lines stretched around city blocks after the 911 attacks and other community emergencies such as mass shootings.