Thumbs up: There was a time when college students used to say, "Don't trust anyone over 30."

If they were still as politically active today, they might cast a suspicious eye at state Rep. Kevin Schreiber, D-York City.

At 33 and the youngest of York County's legislative delegation, Schreiber actually is trying to engage local college students, forming a Collegiate Advisory Council so they can weigh in on policies relevant to them.

Schreiber and his staff will appoint nine students to one-year terms, during which they will meet monthly and discuss legislative issues. The group will create a report of recommendations for policy or program changes based on their research.

He's hoping it gives them an avenue to become active in their communities, and hopefully stay in the area after graduation.

Thumbs up: To York Suburban grad Jason Krane on his Emmy win last week.

The 33-year-old is a dialogue/automated dialogue replacement editor at Technicolor Sound in Burbank, Calif. He has done work for several television shows, including "Dexter," "Glee" and "Castle."

After being nominated a fourth time for the award, Krane won the Emmy for outstanding sound editing for a miniseries, movie or a special for his work on "American Horror Story."

"It was pretty surreal," he said. "I felt like, 'Oh, I guess I have to stand up and try to make it up to the stage without falling down.' It was a pretty star-packed evening. It's a little intimidating, but everyone is very supportive, of course, after you win an Emmy."


Thumbs up: York County is not only making do with less -- it's doing better.

Despite tough economic times and decreased state funding, the county and the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank have increased food distribution to families in need, county commissioners announced last week.

A total of 780 tons of food was distributed to local pantries for the 2012-13 distribution year, compared to 545 tons in 2011-12 and 396 tons in 2010-11, the commissioners reported.

However, during those time periods, state funding for the program decreased by $13,027, going from $436,500 in 2010-11 to $423,473 in 2012-13.

"In tough economic times, we've stretched every available dollar to deliver more meals than ever to our community's hungry families," President Commissioner Steve Chronister said in a statement. "It is part of our continuing commitment to serving the community in the most efficient and effective way possible."