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Another sweepstakes win

Some are down on our business, and others like to complain about what we cannot do in a very tough economy.

I know, I listen to complaints all day. They never cover what we report or what we include in the paper. They always cover what more people want.

That's human nature and I understand, and I answer every single correspondence. Always did, always will.

It's a pleasure today to report that we won the Keystone sweepstakes award as the best paper in Pennsylvania in our circulation class for the 12th straight year.

This is an amazing streak, unlike any other in the state, and it's an honor to win again and a pleasure that our great staff gets recognized in this way.

We have people totally committed to reporting and presenting the news, no matter the challenges, and we have as talented staff pound for pound as there is in Pennsylvania.

First place winners of Keystones this year are retired sports editor Ron Bracken, newly retired opinion page editor Rich Kerstetter, senior writer Chris Rosenblum (2) and copy editor David Kubarek (2). Kubarek, in fact, swept the two design categories.

We won a boatload of other awards, and they all added up to the sweepstakes.

Look for a full report in Sunday's paper. It's a priviledge for me me to work with this staff, and we're gonna be fine when it's all said and done.

We have a great local paper here and great people who want to see it thrive. Count me among 'em.