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Now Trending on Facebook: Week of August 25

This week has been big for our Facebook community, with numerous posts lighting up the page over the past week.

Here’s a couple that seemed to draw the most response, but be sure to check out the full Facebook page to see what else has been big this week.

  • The largest thing to draw response this week is a photo. We posted a photo of a car involved in an accident this week, with the victims still as yet unidentified. And that brought about the old debate about what should papers run and not run. Here’s the photo:1175303_10151792463311168_1920321683_n I know where I stand on this: News isn’t pretty, and it can be tough, but it’s got to get out there – we deal with that fact every single day. Literally – this was in my afternoon yesterday. As long as there aren’t bodies in the vehicle or a large amount of blood and gore, it’s OK by me for publication. But not everyone agrees, as evidence by our long comment thread.
  • Another big debate continues to swirl around Hartleton Police Chief Donald Zerbe, who I talked about little while ago. The debate continues with many people still standing by Zerbe: Paul Phillips: “So what? Id rather pat the donation than get the ticket,points,and insurance raised!”
  • Another big debate: The always controversial Gov. Tom Corbett re-affirming his commitment to trying to sell the state lottery. People are fired up about that.

Don’t forget to check out our Facebook page for more and to join the conversation!

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Now Trending on Facebook, Week of Aug. 11

There’s been a couple hot-button national issues on Facebook this week, and Daily Item readers were eager to put their two cents in.

But first, is a photo going viral:

  • More than 100 people liked this photo of  Specialst Andy Split, of Mount Carmel, pets his Husky Zoey after returning from deployment in Kuwait on Tuesday morning in Lewisburg, taken by reporter Evamarie Socha:539678_10151759180031168_1784055437_n
  • Readers also had concerns about the U.S. getting involved in the rapidly deteriorating situation in Egypt. Said Christian Cochran: “Let’s focus on the splinters in our own country’s eyes before trying to pull splinters out of the eyes of others.”
  • Readers also expressed support for Eric Holder’s decision to cut down mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenders: Chuck Barnhart: “Those mandatory sentencing laws were so unfair from the very beginning. I never thought that I would actually let this statement come from my lips , but I really do think that they should decriminalize so-called ‘whacky-weed.’ Fines and / or community service should be more the norm.”

Read more and join the conversation on the Daily Item’s Facebook page!

Reader Photos: animals and children beating the heat!

I say this every time i post Reader Photos, but I really am so impressed with the photos we receive each week from readers and post in our photo galleries.

This week, the theme seems to be animals and children beating  the heat – which luckily has passed us by this week.

This batch also includes my favorite reader photo ever. Check below to see it:

Lewisburg Area high school sweethearts Sarah and Kyle are married on May 18, 2013. In honor of being high school sweethearts the couple rented a school bus and traveled to their high school to get pictures at the school where they met! Photo by Sarah and Kyle Mumper, Lewisburg

Lewisburg Area high school sweethearts Sarah and Kyle are married on May 18, 2013. In honor of being high school sweethearts the couple rented a school bus and traveled to their high school to get pictures at the school where they met!
Photo by Sarah and Kyle Mumper, Lewisburg

"Bow, a Gordon Setter, takes a swim in Penns Creek on a hot summer day," by Bruce Ferster, Lewisburg

“Bow, a Gordon Setter, takes a swim in Penns Creek on a hot summer day,” by Bruce Ferster, Lewisburg

 

"Sunrise over Wayne Kauffman's hayfield," by Danita Stoltzfus, Mount Pleasant Mills. Probably my favorite reader photo ever.

“Sunrise over Wayne Kauffman’s hayfield,”
by Danita Stoltzfus, Mount Pleasant Mills.
Probably my favorite reader photo ever.

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Insert Fireworks Photos Here

This time of year, everyone is posting their fireworks photos.

From our reader-submitted photos, to Facebook photos, everyone’s got some fireworks photos, and I’m no different.

Last weekend, I could see the Iron Heritage Festival fireworks from my house and got some photos of the fireworks cresting near the St Joes Church clock.

Here they are:

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Daily Item Reader Photos: Beautiful scenes

This week, Daily Item readers have submitted some amazing scenes for the Daily Item Reader Photos slideshow.

I used to think I had a good eye for photography – now I’m questioning that as we receive some of these amazing shots.

Here’s some of the beautiful landscapes we received this week!

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Reader photos: Weddings and Reenactors!

The Daily Item reader-submitted photo gallery is full of some great photos which highlight the fact that we are deep into summer.

From Gettysburg reenactors to weddings to American flags, the dog days of summer are here and here’s what that looks like across the Valley:

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“OH NO! She wore the same dress!” by Jillian Eister, Sunbury

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Conquering a fear of heights?

Yesterday, Daily Item photographer Rob Inglis and I went to Knoebels in search of people to talk about what makes the park one of the best in the nation, as documented on the Travel Channel’s new rankings which puts the park at #2 in the country.

We were having fun and enjoying a day out of the office when it came down to crunch time, aka when Rob was force to confront his fear of heights on the Ferris Wheel in order to get an arial shot of the park.

It wasn’t pretty for a minute there.

Here’s the journey, which of course I had to capture on film:

Here he is preparing for ascent;

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