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How spending too little on roads has cost hundreds of lives in one state

Grayson Lee was 19 when she died on a S.C. road in 2014, one of more than 4,500 people killed on the state’s roads since 2011. Hundreds of those deaths, including possibly Grayson’s, could have been prevented if the state spent more to make its roads and bridges safer. State officials say they know how to make roads safer. But, they add, they don’t have the money.

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The secret life of Mayberry’s Thelma Lou

She was raised by a loving mother trapped in an abusive marriage, came face to face with the horrors of war in Indo-China and dumped her fiance three days before their wedding. There’s more to Betty Lynn, who turns 90 on Monday, than her famous role of Barney Fife’s girlfriend.

Opinion

Community must help fight opioid addiction

The effects of opioid addiction have been felt by every community in the country, including ours. Americans consume 80 percent of the global opioid supply, according to the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. Addiction does not favor the poor over the rich. It treats all classes of society equally. We are fortunate in Centre County that the epidemic has not taken as deep a hold as it has in neighboring communities, but that doesn’t mean we can turn a blind eye. In talking about the issue with friends, neighbors and relatives, it doesn’t take long to find someone who has a personal story about a friend or family member to tell. Opioid and heroin addiction can tear a community apart. On the flip side, communities can band together to educate, prevent and stop it from taking hold. As members of the community we all have a responsibility to help in that capacity.

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Rosie's Pierogies

Rosie's Pierogies is at the Centre County Grange Encampment and Fair for the first year. The small business was founded three years ago by Ashley Hamilton from inspiration of her grandma who she calls "bubba."