Opinion

Rehabilitation facility proud of its fresh start

Letters to the Editor

I am writing in response to the Mirror's recent article on the accusations against the former owners of the facility formerly known as Valley View.The Mirror accurately reported the failure of Reliant, the healthcare company that owned the facility from 2013 until early 2015, to provide ...

Clinton’s actions leave voters with no choice

Letters to the Editor

1. Hillary Clinton faces trial for lying under oath.2. President Barack Obama gave the Muslim Brotherhood (sworn to destroy the U.S.) $3.5 billion. This financed the attack on our embassy in Libya with four Americans murdered.Obama and Clinton by drone watched it, but would not send waiting ...

Include compensation for reassessment fights

Letters to the Editor

I'm waiting on my check from the county.Like most people in Blair County, I received a ridiculous reassessment. Trying to get a reasonable assessment has cost me a small fortune already.I figure the county owes me three hours of annual leave (don't they have weekend or evening hours to ...

Trump has proven he’s not fit to lead country

Letters to the Editor

He ridiculed John McCain for being a P.O.W.He belittled the family of a U.S. soldier who died in combat.He thinks our military is a "disaster ... rubble."He demeans those who serve and sacrifice for our country.As a veteran of the Vietnam war, I know what it means to serve and sacrifice for our ...

Future leaders should act like our forefathers

Letters to the Editor

If we want to make America great again, we need leaders like the leaders who founded this country.They were leaders who sought the wisdom contained in the greatest books.They were familiar with Bible, the histories of the Greek and Roman republics, English history, and the political and ...

More flags raised on NSA faults

Editorials

When Edward Snowden fled from the United States in 2013, bearing with him an enormous amount of secret government information, it became clear the National Security Agency was anything but secure.Members of Congress demanded and President Barack Obama's administration pledged to seal up leaks ...

Halvorson on mission to ‘rescue our country’

Letters to the Editor

By a twist of fate, during the April primary, 1062 conservative Democrats wrote in Art Halvorson's name.These Democrats were obviously fed up with U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster's big government spending and his use of money supplied by lobbyists wanting favors.Halvorson is running as a registered ...

Halvorson best pick for 9th District

Letters to the Editor

I no longer trust the career politicians and the business as usual approach in Washington.That's what has gotten our country into the mess we are in today.It's time to elect real leaders - men and women of character, who are more interested in service than in lining their pockets with special ...

Shuster ‘in corner’ of firefighters

Letters to the Editor

As a firefighter, I know first-hand the challenges we face with the costs of equipment and regulations.One of the biggest resources we rely on are federal funds. Congressman Bill Shuster has played a vital role in assisting fire companies across the 9th District secure money and guide them ...

Inform us of ‘government goodies’

Other Commentaries

We all like something for nothing.Politicians take advantage of that fact by taxing businesses and spending the money on goodies for us.The goodies look free to us as we don't pay for them directly. Unfortunately, we do pay for them indirectly and there are other negative consequences for us as ...

Is Putin bringing back ’30s?

Other Commentaries

WASHINGTON - Vladimir Putin's serial humiliations of America's bewildered secretary of state regarding Syria indicate Putin's determination to destabilize the world.Here is an even more ominous indication of events moving his way: On just one day last week, Italian ships plucked 6,055 migrants ...

Audit gives reminder to Gallitzin

Editorials

The problems uncovered by a state audit of the Gallitzin Volunteer Fire Company should serve as a reminder to other departments about the need for thorough documentation.While it's commendable that the Gallitzin audit produced no concerns about suspicious wrongdoing, the state's examination of ...

Pro-life voters have only one choice: Trump

Letters to the Editor

For those who value the pro-life issues, there is only one choice in this presidential election and that is to vote for Donald Trump.Hillary Clinton has been a strong proponent of abortion rights. She desires to expand taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood, to eliminate the Hyde Amendment and ...

Halvorson’s candidacy ‘is refreshing’

Letters to the Editor

This election, we need to seriously consider who we are sending to Washington to represent our district.Art Halvorson has a heart for America. He is not in this Congressional race for self-glory but for our continued freedom and rights that we have as Americans.He served our country for 29 ...

Protesting flag, anthem are signs of disrespect

Letters to the Editor

All of these people protesting against the flag or national anthem are showing disrespect for their own family.The flag only tells the world the freedom it represents, freedom of speech and also the ones who served and died protecting the freedoms we have today.So all of you protesting, look at ...

Surprise: Election goes below belt

Other Commentaries

No one expected the "October Surprise" of the 2016 campaign to be a video with a member of the Bush family recorded on his way to a cameo in a soap opera.Nor did anyone expect the second presidential debate to take on the air of pro wrestling.But Donald Trump's decade-old lewd remarks, and his ...

Reforming pension for Halloween

Other Commentaries

HARRISBURG - With Halloween in a few weeks, not long after the General Assembly ostensibly wraps up its legislative session, we could be soon witnessing the birth of a pension monster-of-sorts.Call it Franken-reform.A potential effort to throw together several retirement plan options from which ...

Guarding against voter fraud

Editorials

People who have concerns about possible voter fraud in the Nov. 8 election need not worry about counties in central Pennsylvania and, in fact, most counties of this state.Here and in most other counties, election officials are keenly aware of how to ensure a fair election; they're vigilant, ...

We need politicians who can work together

Editorials

It's so sad to see a Trump as potential world leader.The reasons are too many to list. We know them. The bigger issue is we have Trump because of Congress's unwillingness to do its job.The anger of people is in reaction to lacking cooperation in Congress.My way or no way leads to poor policy ...

Trump not responsible for mess country is in

Editorials

In defense of Donald Trump, keep this in mind:Trump did not steal your money. Trump did not raise taxes. Trump is not stirring a race war. Trump did not leave U.S. soldiers in Benghazi to be slaughtered by Muslims.Trump did not send the U.S. Navy to fight for Syrian al-Qaida. Trump did not arm ...