Technology’s rapid expansion has changed many aspects of our lives, including education. Cyberlearning, either through public-sponsored school districts or one of several private entities, has grown by leaps and bounds in the past decade.

State health officials will offer free naloxone at 95 locations across the commonwealth on each of the next two Tuesdays. The move is part of Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration’s “ongoing effort to reduce the number of opioid overdoses and get residents into treatment.”

This day on the calendar never escapes us. For current generations, Sept. 11 annually brings back a flood of memories as Dec. 7 did — and still does — for previous generations.

Their voices must be heard — the ones that have been silent for so long — human voices quelled by force or lost in grief they had no part in creating yet must continue to endure.

As the number of volunteer firefighters and first responders continue to decline, fire departments need the flexibility to spend state financial aid in different ways.

Why do we even have to bring this up again? Because as often as we are told, as many road signs we drive by and as often as data is thrust into headlines, there are still thousands of people that refuse to wear a seat belt when driving or riding in a vehicle.

Life is hard. It’s getting harder day by day because the baseline for acceptance, appropriateness and civil discourse has been greatly diminished in America.

Building the momentum needed to fuel economic development — especially in regions hit hard by job losses, lingering unemployment and increasing poverty — requires keeping an eye on the ball.

Those considering resolutions to get more daily exercise received a big incentive this past week when The Miller Center in Lewisburg announced that it will be working with the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA, Evangelical Community Hospital and Geisinger.

We understand that some restaurants have a small staff or rely on young people to cover hours, but a regulatory change requiring that a person certified in safe food handling be present at all times the eatery is open for business is reasonable.

After several years of pressing its “Caring” platform and improving patient care, Geisinger is once again focusing on the workers that make up the backbone of the sprawling health system.

We are less than two weeks away from the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, our generation’s date which will live in infamy.

Evangelical Community Hospital of Lewisburg, the DH&L Ambulance Service in Selinsgrove and the Hummels Wharf Fire Department have made donations that are virtually guaranteed to save lives.

While the Friday Night Lights flip on tonight across the Valley with the kickoff of the prep football season, the region’s gridiron stars, bands and cheerleaders aren’t the only students taking center stage.

Optimism is often contagious, so an investor’s purchase of the former Penn-Ocala Apartments building in downtown Shamokin has the potential to generate even more economic sparks in a city where hope for a brighter economic future continues to rise.

Major League Baseball officials made it clear last week that their Little League Classic isn’t a novelty, it’s a permanent part of the league’s schedule.

For the second time in three years, the Adam T. Bower Memorial Dam is coming down early to allow crews to make repairs to one of the world’s largest inflatable dams. It is our hope the job is done right, allowing for — weather permitting — a full boating season at Lake Augusta in 2020.

Five decades ago this week — from Aug. 15 to 18, 1969 — hundreds of thousands of people of all shapes and sizes, colors and creeds, descended upon Max Yasgur’s farm for four days of peace, love and music.

In the wake of technical issues and expensive fixes plaguing the implementation of the 911 emergency communication system in Northumberland County as well as radio coverage problems in other parts of the region, officials in Montour County have made a wise decision to consider joining the PA…

On May 2, 2018, 17-year-old Luke Dipasquale arrived home from school to find the family home along Toby Run Road near Danville in flames.

As Luzerne County Community College prepares to open its second dedicated educational center in Northumberland County, we trust the county commissioners will contribute toward the financial support of this educational facility, a move that would provide a tuition break for students who resid…

The ongoing cycle of fighting the scourge of drugs rages on in Pennsylvania. The perpetual battle is marked some with victories, and defeats. If we’ve learned anything over the four decades it’s been a national priority, it is that accentuating the positives is imperative.

Legions of local and state police, firefighters and first responders stood tall against the infiltration on Tuesday evening, and their determination to do so resulted in big smiles on the faces of hundreds of children.

The National Guard boarded up 18 properties throughout Shamokin as part of the unit’s “Clean and Seal” Program, an effort designed to keep trespassers and drug users out of the buildings. It’s certainly not the look anyone wants in their community.

Within the next year, Pennsylvania drivers will be permitted to select an “X” on their driver’s licenses rather than identify themselves as male or female. While voices of opposition will kick and scream, we wonder what the big deal is?

Montour County and Cooper Township officials have long had designs on the Route 11 corridor between Danville and Bloomsburg as a growth area for residential and commercial properties. The cost, however, of connecting to the sewer system in nearby Danville borough could drive businesses out b…

Almost daily, news out of Harrisburg highlights grants awarded to Valley entities, everything from funding the ongoing battle against blight to economic development. While the Valley should be grateful for the money awarded through these competitive grants, nothing should draw a bigger round…

We understand — and fully appreciate — that summer is prime time for travel, fun activities with the kids, swimming pools, backyard barbecues, a good book under a shady tree and everything else relaxing.

A proposal to develop a 100-megawatt solar project on land surrounding the Talen Montour Power Plant in Montour County could become one of many projects that would push Pennsylvania closer to the goal of solar power generating 10 percent of the state’s total energy generation by 2030.

Stakeholders in America’s fight against addiction received a mixed bag of news in recent weeks which makes it difficult to determine how much measurable success we have achieved.

HandUP, the Milton nonprofit organization that through its robust recycling program has diverted tons of material from landfills while recycling usable items, including clothing and household items, to those who need them has earned a pat on the back for their valuable, charitable work.

Pennsylvania finds itself in a tricky position: Fees collected from the state’s gas tax are lower than previous years with trends pointing downward. In response, the state is eying possible legislation that would add a fee for hybrid or electric vehicles to offset the losses.

As part of new state law that outlines training procedures for those specifically hired to protect students in schools, Gov. Tom Wolf took a prudent additional step — making it clear that teachers should not be the ones carrying guns.

The effort to raise nearly $475,000 and build a new playground near Selinsgrove generated smiles, laughter and a few joyous tears just after a ribbon was cut and it opened last week.

As technology shrinks the world, making communication — either through text, voicemail or video — a 24/7 proposition, it is important for public officials to understand the constant connectivity we all enjoy comes with public responsibility for them, even on private devices.

As NASA celebrates the 50th anniversary of the historic Moon landing with a live TV broadcast and events, there is a focus on recognizing the contributions of the thousands of men and women who made the Apollo 11 mission possible. This year is particularly significant for the legacy of the A…