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Stressed hospital nurse fears consequences of speaking up

DEAR ABBY: I have been a nurse for 10 years and love taking care of my patients. I have worked at a midsize hospital for 2 1/2 years. Since I started working here, we have been assigned six or seven patients at a time, although I was told when I was hired they were going to hire enough ...

Arcade may toys that looked like the real deal

The Arcade Manufacturing Company started as Novelty Iron Works in 1868. It made iron storefronts, windmills and coffee mills. It became Arcade Manufacturing Company in 1885 and the first product was a cork puller. In 1893, they started to make toys to make use of the scrap metal. Animal banks ...

Emergency flashers can help navigate highway hazards

Dear Car Talk: I travel on a busy, dangerous, three-lane highway in our area. I like to drive in the right lane at 70 mph. People continually pass me, so it’s safe to assume they’re speeding. If there’s an emergency vehicle on the shoulder, my state law dictates that I move to the ...

Get ready for four years of media sychophancy

On Sunday, Jan. 17, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris sat down with Jane Pauley of CBS News “Sunday Morning.” Pauley treated Harris to a full-on journalistic massage. At no point was Harris asked a tough question; at no point was Harris treated as anything other than an idol worthy of ...

Beware those hysterical historians

Liberals love to insist they’re on the “right side of history,” and their confidence crests in the liberal dominance among historians. Just as the liberal media dominate our evaluation of day-to-day developments, liberals count on their historians to dominate our evaluation of the ...

Packers, Bills on the verge

Not to brag — well, yes, to BRAG — Pro Picks was perfect straight up last weekend, selecting all four winners in the NFL’s divisional round. The problem with conference championship weekend is simple: We are torn. Any of the four not only can get to the Super Bowl, but win it. Some ...

Chargers new coach has East Liverpool in his blood

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Brandon Staley’s first phone call after he accepted the Los Angeles Chargers head coaching job Sunday was to his wife, Amy. His second was to franchise quarterback Justin Herbert. On Thursday, right before he was formally introduced as the 17th head coach in franchise ...

Spring is not that far away

Here we are, almost through January and only a couple months away from the spring equinox that occurs on March 20, 2021. That is the day when the sun will be over the Equator and the times of night and day will be equal. Have you noticed that each day since winter began on Dec. 21, 2020, has ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

Beaver Local sweeps Rebels SALEM — Beaver Local’s bowling teams swept Crestview on Friday at Hunt Club Lanes. Beaver Local’s boys were 2,238-2,103 winners. Aiden Pilarcik led the winners with a 392 series. Jacob Hoppel had a 202 game. For Crestview (5-9), A.J. Robb had a 216 game and ...

Now, Democrats have it all

That mob that split off from the Donald Trump rally of Jan. 6 to invade the Capitol has proven a godsend to the left. The death of a Capitol cop has enabled the left — which spent the summer after George Floyd’s death trashing “racist cops” and shouting, “Defund the Police!” — ...