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A big tip of the hat to Pastor Brian Eiss for his car video driving into and through downtown Corry. He offered prayers and hopes along the way in his own down-to-earth manner. And my sympathy on the recent passing of his father.If you didn't hear, Vicki (Amoroso) Hajec and Rob Slike report …

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With a lot of time on my hands, I've been making a lot of friends on Facebook. Like Robin Williams, Cleon McCray, Denny Brumagin, Beaver Smith and former CAHS Principal Harry Beil. "We had so many wonderful people in our lives in Corry," said Harry, a top-notch golfer in his days here. "Thos…

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When I was a youngster, I was susceptible to the diseases that went around, from kid to kid.  Measles, mumps, chicken pox. It seemed that I was sick quite a lot. But I knew very little about epidemics.  I knew that my dad’s oldest sister died of the flu epidemic when he was a young boy. If h…

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 Truckers, those still working, deserve a thank you This is not my original idea, but a good one. If you happen to be at a fast-food place and see a truck driver walk to the door and walk away because the dining area is closed, ask him if you can drive-thru for his or her meal.Since walk-ups…

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 Corry grad Jonah Fronk has graduated from basic military training. He was at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He’s now headed to Baltimore, Md., for technical school.What does a sportswriter do when there are no sports on TV? I watched the life of Mussolini on Wednesday night. T…

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It was a real family affair for Union City’s Marshall VanTassel at the recent state wrestling tournament. Most of his family was there, including his biggest fan, his grandfather Paul Burrows. Paul was a two-time section champ for Corry in 1976 and ‘77, taking third in the region as a senior…

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In contemporary America and across the globe, there has been an increasing concern and widespread practice of bias in the media, especially when discussing politics. The media has altered to become an undeniable influence in current times thanks to easy use and convenient accessibility. 

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It has been a busy month for Technical Sergeant Ryan Sutton, a 1997 Corry Area High School grad who entered the U.S. Air Force at age 27. He and another T-Sgt quickly responded to the nation’s request in support of the Department of Health and Human Services led Coronavirus evacuation from C…

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The current Democratic front-runners in the 2020 presidential race, Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, and Pete Buttigieg, each hold common ground on one particular policy: raising the minimum wage to $15 dollars an hour.

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I had the honor of meeting Paul Huckno the other night. He's 75 years young and is Paul Kubich's cousin. He's originally from Union City and was once rated in the top 16 skeet shooters in the world — and he still shoots perfect 50s. His brother, Wally, was the coach of the Jamestown (N.Y.) s…

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  The Corry Area Chamber of Commerce's second annual $1,500 reverse raffle is set for Saturday at the Moose Club. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. with the drawings beginning at 7:30 p.m. There will be sideboards, 50/50 tickets, baskets and a ‘plethora’ of other fun events.Ticket…

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The 2020 presidential election is approaching at rapid speed and calls to mind the position of voters and a dilemma that has been plaguing our country for decades: the absence of young voters. 

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Since we have just celebrated another Valentine’s Day, I would be remiss if I didn’t choose this opportunity to share some thoughts about the subject of “love.”  

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For any problem within the American political landscape, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has a solution – albeit a costly one. Warren’s plan to eliminate student loan debt, while liquidating the middle class was certainly foremost when she was recently questioned by a dad …

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At left is Barb Beebe taking a senior photo at last week’s Corry swim meet.   Corry’s sports has its own photographer, and she seems to be everywhere. Kudos to Barb Beebe for helping out Jeff Parkin with senior night photos of the Corry basketball team. She's been at about every Beaver game …

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  Being a Corry Journal paper boy can be a great learning lesson. Roger Wenzel, a 1970 Corry grad, posted his memory on “You Might be from Corry.” He was a business owner at 14, an independent contractor in the printed news sector, a Corry Journal delivery boy. Some one lended him the $11 re…

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The death of Kobe Bryant brought back some sad memories for me working at The Journal. During my senior year of college, I worked here for a month during winter break at Point Park. My first column I ever wrote was about Robert Clemente’s tragic death on New Year’s Eve, 1972. Clemente had be…

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It was turning back the clock night this past Tuesday when Corry wrestlers hosted Fort LeBoeuf. Coaching the LeBoeuf junior high team were a couple of Corry all-time mat greats, Shane McChesney and Ed Burkhart. Both of their names are on the wall for their outstanding careers with the Beaver…

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Forget impeachment, and who will be the Democratic presidential nominee, or more importantly, who will be the offensive coordinator of the Cleveland Browns. Duke Harry and Duchess Meghan Markle, of Sussex, England have left the royal titles behind and "will work to be financially independent."

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When young people get married they find there is a lot to learn about what their partner’s life was like before they knew each other. When John and I met and married, we were 78 and 80 years old. We got to know each other’s likes and interests and how we wanted to spend our time. 

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We lost a couple of special ladies over the weekend with the passing of Rose Amoroso and Sister Domenica DeLeo. Rosie was one of mom's closest friends. When I was young, I spent a lot of time at the Amorosos when they lived on the corner of Spring and Church Street. I recall trips to the dri…

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I have mixed feelings on the “doubleheaders” that happened again Wednesday night at Corry Area High School. Varsity boys basketball was in the new gym and varsity wrestling in the old gym — at the same time. I saw the first quarter of the basketball game, then six weight classes in wrestling…

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Before Congress departed for Christmas, they pulled another Scrooge on America's future. Rather than deal with an impending government shutdown, they saddled the nation with more debt by passing a 2,313 page, spending spree to the jingle of $1.4 trillion. It was yet another bipartisan spendi…

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I like to think that, had I lived at a certain place during a certain time in 15th-century France, I would have followed Joan of Arc. That notion bothered me when I considered my initial reaction to Greta Thunberg, the 17-year-old climate leader from Sweden. Maybe because she ascribes her ch…

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Gauge of the year: Life expectancy in the U.S. dropped for the third straight year. The last time that happened was over a century ago, when we were in the middle of World War I and the worst flu pandemic in recorded history.

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The start of a new year marks the beginning of the second half of the 2019-20 Legislative Session – which makes this a good time to provide an update on the legislative activities of the previous year.

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John Woodard is back bowling on Monday night in the John Woodard Classic League, which is named after him after he was the secretary for many, many years. I have a newspaper clipping of him and Larry Barr winning a tournament back in 1961. He also bowls Wednesdays in the senior league at Bow…

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Jim Wojcicehowski has worn many hats through the years, and is back as a substitute teacher in the Union City Area School District. But how about this, he's filling in as a gym teacher. And he may be the only gym teacher to wear a tie.

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Union City graduate Herb Combs has been promoted to associate athletic director for facilities management and operation at Penn State University. He will oversee the day-to-day management of Penn State Intercollegiate athletics' facilities and operations. Combs has been assistant athletic di…

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I made my first trip to Union City High School's newly-renovated gymnasium. It was impressive with a new press box and collegiate style scoreboard that listed individual player's fouls and points scored. McCray and Son were broadcasting the game that kicked off with Erie News Now anchor and …