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Opinion

Frein sentence, sadly, won’t bring closure

Editorials

Killer Eric Frein’s sentence of death by lethal injection is the punishment he deserves. Actually, a death sentence by any means would be appropriate. Frein killed one Pennsylvania state trooper and left another permanently disabled during a nighttime ambush Sept. 12, 2014, at the Blooming ...

Reducing voting age would be a mistake

Letters to the Editor

The opinion article in the April 23 edition advocates that the voting age be lowered to 17. Lowering the voting age from 18 to 17 years of age is not the right thing to do. The article states that younger people are more informed now. I disagree with that position. Mark Twain, the ...

Polito has long shown integrity and honesty

Letters to the Editor

I have ready many letters endorsing various candidates for magisterial district judge. I can speak to attorney Curt A. Polito’s merits from working with him for several years. At the time, we worked at the former W. S. Lee & Sons Inc., I was the CFO and Polito was a financial ...

Blattenberger can fill Ormsby’s ‘large shoes’

Letters to the Editor

I am writing in support of Andrew Blattenberger for district magistrate. I have had the privilege of knowing Blattenberger and his family for most of my life and have witnessed his dedication and commitment to bettering our community. He has dedicated his life, both professional and ...

Waltz has shown ‘extraordinary’ level

Letters to the Editor

I recommend that Blair County elect Cristi Waltz for prothonotary. Working side-by-side with Waltz on the Blair County Republican Committee, I have seen her extraordinary level of commitment and leadership to her community. She has a unique way of finding common ground when issues ...

Dick’s background enhances candidacy

Letters to the Editor

This is a letter in support of Cindy Dick, candidate for Blair County prothonotary. I have known Dick for four decades and recognize she comes highly recommended with 32 years of related experience translating into the knowledge and skill set required to conduct the duties of office of ...

Republican survey isn’t a litmus test

Letters to the Editor

While some of the Altoona Mirror’s frequent criticisms of Blair County Republican Chair Lois Kaneshiki have been well deserved, Russ O’Reilly’s article slamming her for drafting and circulating a school board candidate survey was slanted and unfair. Hollidaysburg Area School Board ...

Lt. Gov. stacks his own cards

Editorials

Pennsylvania residents’ respect for Lt. Gov. Mike Stack was undermined earlier this month by allegations that the lieutenant governor and his wife had mistreated state employees assigned to them and their official state-owned property at Fort Indiantown Gap near Harrisburg. Public ...

McClure’s wife believes in him

Letters to the Editor

I am the proud wife of Sam McClure, candidate for Blair County sheriff. My children and I are behind him 100 percent. Recent events have caused some questions with voters. I can assure the voters that he is still the same man, a good Christian man. We have been married for more than ...

Kreuz understands issues facing AASD

Letters to the Editor

We have a very important election coming up for the Altoona Area School Board. There is one person who is running that I can fully support, and that person is Ed Kreuz. I have known Kreuz for some time. I have found him to be a man of integrity. He is the right person for this job. He does ...

Rhoa has saved Logan Township money

Letters to the Editor

Dave Rhoa has distinguished himself as a Logan Township supervisor these last seven-plus years. He needs your vote to be re-elected. Rhoa collaborated with the township manager and the finance director to seek alternate health care insurance, saving taxpayers thousands of ...

Irwin’s credentials for MDJ unmatched

Letters to the Editor

Magisterial district judgeship should be awarded to the most qualified candidate. Altoona is fortunate to have Meghan Irwin running for court. Irwin studied at the University of Pittsburgh and received her law degree from the University of Notre Dame. In 2017, Notre Dame was ranked the 22nd ...

No reservations about Blattenberger

Letters to the Editor

I am writing this letter in support of Andrew Blattenberger’s candidacy for magisterial district judge for District 24-3-04 in southern Blair County. Blattenberger and I have been law partners since 2009. Over the past eight years, I have had the opportunity to observe his work product and ...

Waltz’s common sense, faith impressive

Letters to the Editor

I would like to endorse Cristi Waltz for Blair County prothonotary. Waltz and I are both graduating members of the Leadership Blair County, Class of 2016. Throughout the LBC program, Waltz demonstrated high moral standards, a commitment to family and friends and the fortitude to stand up ...

Patton has experience to be prothonotary

Letters to the Editor

When you look at the candidates running for the office of Blair County prothonotary, Robin Patton is the only logical choice. Patton has 17 years’ experience working in the prothonotary’s office, and I feel that with that experience, she is qualified to run the office with the accuracy, ...

Waltz is ‘most qualified’ for post

Letters to the Editor

I am submitting a letter to express my support for Cristi Waltz for Blair County prothonotary. I have seen her in her profession and have even used her services before. She was extremely thorough and professional. At no point in time did I ever doubt her abilities, nor her knowledge. I ...

It’s a big season for state Republicans

Letters to the Editor

This spring, Republicans will elect seven appellate court candidates to represent them in the November election. I urge my fellow Republicans to vote for the entire Republican-endorsed slate of candidates, especially those for the Superior Court. The slate is endorsed by all your ...

Experience has separated Consiglio

Letters to the Editor

When I think of District Attorney Richard Consiglio, I think of experience. I was a Pennsylvania state trooper for 21 years, and had the honor of working with Consiglio on major crimes, sexual assaults to homicides. As a young detective, one of my first cases was a sexual assault where ...

Patton knows prothonotary office

Letters to the Editor

I would like to thank the Blair County citizens for allowing me to serve the last 24 years as your elected prothonotary. There have been many changes during the 35 years I have worked in this office. We have gone from handwriting the indices and typing in the dockets to a fully ...

Mitchell out to make difference on HASB

Letters to the Editor

I am writing on behalf of Melissa Mitchell for a position on the Hollidaysburg Area School Board. I have known Mitchell both personally and professionally and can attest to her character, integrity and strong belief in family and social ideals. She is running as someone new to the ...