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Female sex offenders deserve no favors

June 16, 2016 Upon reading Saturday’s edition of the Mirror, I came across two articles dealing with sex crimes against children. Both were still at the arraignment phase. more »»

Altoona started, benefits from Y race

June 15, 2016 I read with dismay the comment of an unidentified Altoona City Council member, who asserted in a story in the Mirror on June 8 (“City looks to charge fees for events”) that the Hollidaysburg Area... more »»

Normandy anniversary deserved attention

June 15, 2016 I was disappointed to pick up the Mirror on the morning of June 6 and find almost no mention of the Normandy Invasion on that date in 1944. more »»

Schools must ‘wake up,’ take stand on bullying

June 14, 2016 Bellwood-Antis High School valedictorian Kerri Little deserves big congratulations for having the guts to stand up for herself and what she believes in. more »»

B-A valedictorian ‘has great future ahead’

June 14, 2016 After reading of Bellwood-Antis High School valedictorian Kerri Little in the June 8 edition of the Mirror, I thought, “Go girl, go.” She’s got a great future ahead of her. more »»

Council on right track with taxation plan

June 13, 2016 I read the story about Altoona City Council’s plan to eliminate the land-value method of property taxation and hope they follow through. more »»

B-A valedictorian gives lesson in morality

June 13, 2016 We as Americans are very proud to say that, “Our children are America’s future.” Sometimes, we should hear without simply listening. I do not know Kerri Little, Bellwood-Antis valedictoria. more »»

Altoona school board must ‘stop bleeding’

June 11, 2016 What was the true cost of hiring John Kopicki as the Altoona Area School District superintendent less than one year ago? There is his actual salary — $20,000 more than his predecessor. more »»

Government must answer to its citizens

June 10, 2016 I generally enjoy the Opinion page of the Mirror, and, as I write this, today’s edition contains a column written by Jonah Goldberg concerning Hillary Clinton. more »»

Toomey embraces security policies

June 10, 2016 The Mirror recently included an article regarding Sen. Pat Toomey’s visit made to Altoona to discuss the dangers of the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran. more »»

Minorities lacking in fire department

June 9, 2016 My question is for the mayor of Altoona and the newly appointed councilwoman. more »»

Trump doesn’t respect POWs

June 9, 2016 Col. George Day served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He earned at least one of every combat medal, including a medal of honor. In 1967, he was shot down over Vietnam. more »»

Trump keeps showing he’s ‘out of touch’

June 8, 2016 Donald Trump is a multi-billionaire with no idea of what the average human plight can b. more »»

Bellwood parade puts best foot forward

June 8, 2016 I watched the Bellwood Memorial Day parade. I haven’t been to one, I hate to say, in years. more »»

We should show our gratitude for volunteers

June 8, 2016 You see them everywhere. They’re in the hospitals, nursing homes, schools, day care centers and in church basements doing fundraisers — anywhere there is a need. They are volunteers. more »»

Misappropriation of funds troubling

June 6, 2016 A few weeks ago, news reports exposed a situation involving $750 million that was misdirected to the Pennsylvania State Police. more »»

At AASD, ‘mediocrity has become standard’

June 6, 2016 At one time, the citizens of the Altoona Area School District had an educational system that they could be proud of. more »»

Global Food Act worth supporting

June 6, 2016 Recently an overwhelming majority of Congress voted to support a bill known as the Global Food Security Act (GFSA). more »»

Touched by fan’s act of kindness

June 4, 2016 On Friday, May 20, my husband and I took our grandson to celebrate his fourth birthday at the Curve gam. more »»

Area benefits from Shuster’s experience

June 4, 2016 Regarding the cartoon in the Feb. 28 edition of the Mirror depicting Rep. Bill Shuster, R-9th District, as favoring the airline industry, I don’t believe that’s the case. more »»

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