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The police quandary: Gov. Tom Corbett says the state, once again, needs to consider how it provides police services to municipalities without their own police departments. But many communities — including Hempfield and Unity — have resisted any serious consideration of the alternatives, such as sharing police services with neighboring communities or paying for the level of state police protection they receive. Better for these locales to examine their best option, now, than to await a state solution.

Cafeteria cleanup: Reports that two former Charleroi School District cafeteria workers allegedly skimmed food-service money and used it for gambling has left administrators with egg on their faces. Oh, they caught up with what's being called the “Lunch Ladies Lotto,” only the suspects reportedly burned through nearly $94,000. Apparently the person responsible for the cafeteria account must have been out to lunch.

Say what?: The Toledo, Ohio, Block Bugler editorializes that “There's no civil right to big, sugar-heavy sodas.” Seriously? Allow us to translate: Government is our master. Government should be our dietitian. Government knows best. It's par for the course from a newspaper that once opined that taxpayers have no right to complain about how their tax dollars are used because once those taxes are paid, it's not the taxpayers' money anymore.

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