Children learn what they live

The beating death incident in Shenandoah is a huge topic on The REPUBLICAN & Herald’s Web site. All you have to do is take a look at the number of comments listed under each story dealing with the tragedy. Many say that what happened had to do with race....

Preparing for school time

Wow, time flies. It’s hard to believe that July is practically over and in a little more than a month school will be back in session. I think it hit me upon going to Boscov’s Department Store at Fairlane Village mall Sunday afternoon to pay on my charge...

And then came the tweens

On the latest episode of NBC’s “The Baby Borrowers,” the teen couples became the parents of “tweens” and a few pets. Tweens are considered those youngsters who aren’t quite teenagers – in between the primary years and the teen...

‘Care’ of utmost importance

I was saddened and angered to read in last Thursday’s REPUBLICAN & Herald of a 1-year-old boy’s death at a day care in Lewistown, Mifflin County. It was ruled an accident, but it should never have happened. According to the news brief on the...

Tackling the tots

I turn my attention again to NBC’s “The Baby Borrowers.” The first two weeks of the series dealt with caring for infants. Wednesday’s edition brought on the toddlers for the five teen couples. Each couple became responsible for one to two...