It’s getting nowhere near the level of attention of the coronavirus pandemic itself, but data released Thursday makes it clear there’s another serious health issue about which our communities, state and nation need to become more aware

As a sports editor for several suburban New York community newspapers in the 1980s, I sometimes had to handle complaints from high school coaches and athletic directors who thought we were favoring one of their competing schools over them.

I had the opportunity to speak to the current class of Leadership Susquehanna Valley on Thursday. As usual, The Daily Item sponsored the group’s Communication-themed day. That won me about 15 minutes to address the members of this year’s class.