Letters to the Editor

Tab Metzgar, Frontino

I have had the honor and privilege of working with Joe Metzgar at Logan Township for the past eight years.If Metzgar did not have knowledge of a township issue, he would ask questions of the department heads and then make a decision. His education, training, knowledge and work experience make ...

Firearm choice correct

I am elated to learn that the city has lifted its firearm ordinance. I felt that this infringed on our constitutional rights under the Second Amendment.Though it was rather small compared to something else, I would feel safer knowing that people in my community were carrying firearms in places ...

C-K challenge

I am proud to be an American.I think this is the best country in the world, and I believe wholeheartedly in the legislative system.However, I am saddened when people use this God-given freedom for their own selfish gain.We have an administration and school board with many years of experience. ...

Pacifico favored

Two words to remember are: Vote Pacifico.For years now, the wrong people have been running the City of Altoona. Why would I want someone like Bruce Kelley to be mayor? He is a major part of why Altoona is in the bad shape it is.Don't let him destroy this great city more than he already has. On ...

Fulare needed

It is time to take a look at serious leadership for our township.We have assets in our community that have allowed our township to grow: Altoona Curve, Logan Town Centre, Penn State Altoona, great parks and community events. We need a board of supervisors that will lead us into the future and ...

Kelley qualified

Bruce Kelley is the most qualified person for the full-time mayor position in Altoona.I have been a resident of the city for the majority of my life, and I have been very impressed with his experience, dedication, and knowledge of the city.Kelley brings a lifetime of service to the City of ...

Law, politics don’t mix

In Bedford County, we have a district attorney who once ran for chairman of the Republican party and nearly won.Imagine, if you can, a district attorney wanting to be the head of the ruling local GOP political club, that mostly deals in backroom politics.With the May 19 primary coming up, the ...

Committed to C-K

I'm writing regarding the Claysburg-Kimmel School Board.As travelers approached Claysburg in the not-so-distant past, they were greeted by a sign, "Claysburg: a small town in a big way."It's with pleasure that I have experienced that sentiment reflected in the school experiences of my two sons. ...

Kelley leadership needed

Bruce Kelley has long been active in our Altoona community and has taken a leadership role in many organizations.He has served on the board of directors of the American Cancer Society, the committee for the celebration of Altoona's 150th anniversary, the Railroaders' Museum, the Blair Concert ...

Kaneshiki worthy

I am writing this letter to inform the public of my perspective on this worthy candidate for the Hollidaysburg Area School Board.I have worked with Lois Kaneshiki in local organizations for several years and was struck by what she said to me when we first met. She said she just wants to make ...

Fulare ‘man of purpose’

Louis Pasteur opined that "chance favors the prepared mind."This concept that nothing is left to chance is ever apparent in the selection of our local community leaders.Jerry Fulare has demonstrated a unique skill set and professional experience which portends great success as Logan Township ...

Erb dedicated

As primary election day is coming up, I would like people to take a closer look at Bruce Erb and why he is the best choice for Blair County commissioner.Erb is dedicated to Blair County. He has lived and worked here his entire life. His vision for the county's financial future includes ...

Support Kelley

I have served as the City of Altoona's fire chief for 30 years. During my 47 total years with the Altoona Fire Department, I have seen many elected officials come and go, and few have impressed me as much as Bruce Kelley.I have come to know him as a man of integrity who always supports public ...

Kelley has experience

On May 19, Altoona's citizens will have an opportunity to vote for a full-time mayor. As you compare candidates, consider the following:Bruce Kelley has the experience we need, including 12 years on Altoona City Council.Kelley has conservative family values and is a man who listens to his ...

Confident in Kaneshiki

Lois Kaneshiki is on the May 19 primary ballot for Hollidaysburg Area School Board. I urge you to vote for her.Kaneshiki has what it takes to make our Hollidaysburg Area schools effective at educating our children, while at the same time meeting budget constraints.She moderates the "Speak out" ...

Tomassetti delivers

After attending a Blair County commissioner debate, and after listening to each candidate's answers and positions, it is very obvious to me that Terry Tomassetti is the top choice for commissioner.Tomassetti brings eight years of hands-on experience to this office. He doesn't just talk the ...

Kelley preferred

I have known Bruce Kelley for the last several years as our kids attend Baker Elementary School together. I have also followed his involvement in local government as he served on Altoona City Council.Kelley is not only a leader within the community, he is a genuine personal friend, as well as a ...

Pacifico ‘a doer’

My vote for mayor will be Matt Pacifico.On April 20 during a torrential rain storm, I, together with several neighbors, was once again a victim of flooding on Wehnwood Road.The following morning, out of pure frustration, I reached out to Pacifico via Facebook messenger.Within a couple of hours ...

Kaneshiki type-A

What a gold mine the people of Hollidaysburg have in the person of Lois Kaneshiki.You've heard people say: If you want a job done and done well, look for a person who is busy and often does things not many people step up to take the responsibility to do.I've wondered how she does it all.If ...

Starr committed

My family and I once lived within earshot of the Horseshoe Curve, below the mountains that cradle greater Altoona's critical water supply.We took our valuable resource for granted. We just knew that clear, clean and uninterrupted water flowed out of our spigots whenever we wanted.I hope that ...