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Social workers deserve this month’s recognition

March 23, 2015 Since 1965, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has named March as the annual month to recognize the profession of social work, which is accepted as the foundation for building... more »»

BG’s ‘Music Man’ a hit

March 23, 2015 I recently returned from the Mishler Theatre after watching Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School’s production of “The Music Man.” It was absolutely marvelous. more »»

Insurance companies need federal oversight

March 21, 2015 After watching a “60 Minutes” interview about how the insurance companies are treating Katrina and Sandy hurricane victims, I was shocked beyond belief. more »»

Law enforcement should police church

March 21, 2015 In the Feb. 28 Mirror, there was a front-page article about Robert Kelly, a Catholic priest accused of child abuse decades ago. more »»

Hold local legislators accountable

March 20, 2015 When we read John H. Eichelberger Jr.’s blog regarding Gov. more »»

Harrisburg should look in mirror — its own

March 19, 2015 We have heard the Pennsylvania politicians talk for years about school and real estate taxes. Their claim is that they cannot find the money for this. All Harrisburg has to do is look in the mirro. more »»

Stressing mall safety

March 19, 2015 While shopping in any mall, it would be good to realize that there are a few felonies that have been happening in malls for many years. more »»

Send back immigrants

March 18, 2015 I have questions for President Barack Obama and Congress: Why would we want to give any immigrant $24,000 for supposedly having paid into Social Security or federal taxes? How could they have done... more »»

Cheers to Consiglio

March 18, 2015 I’m writing in response to the letter by Brian Showalter concerning Blair County District Attorney Richard Consigli. more »»

Gas industry should not be exempt from tax

March 17, 2015 In his budget address, Gov. Tom Wolf proposed a historic investment in public education by making oil and gas companies pay a common tax. It’s about time. more »»

UPMC lacks local voices, but don’t remain silent

March 17, 2015 There is an old German proverb: “Nothing in this world is permanent,” and how true that statement is, especially as we look across our community. more »»

FCC should crack down on telemarketers

March 14, 2015 We the people have been given a no-call list that actually works when adhered to by responsible companies, but, to the companies/telemarketers that have no respect/compassion for the privacy of the... more »»

Apology needed

March 13, 2015 The recent letter from the Muslim Community of Pittsburgh (“‘Islamophobia’ shocks Muslim community,” March 5) did nothing to arouse any sympathy from me. more »»

Toomey hypocritical

March 13, 2015 I’m disappointed in Sen. Pat Toomey for his hypocritical positions on job creation in America and Pennsylvania in particular, but at this point I expect nothing less of hi. more »»

Wolf’s right: Death penalty is bad policy

March 12, 2015 There has been a lot of emotional debate surrounding Gov. Tom Wolf’s moratorium on the death penalty, but what is missing from some of these debates are the facts. more »»

Frankstown Township crews deserve kudos

March 12, 2015 As the relentless winter of 2014-15 finally draws to an end, it is time for some kudos to be given to the Frankstown Township road crews. Once again, the men did a great job. more »»

Visits to VA center ‘inspiring, memorable’

March 11, 2015 Just recently, I received my semi-annual physical examination at the Van Zandt Medical Center in Altoona. These visits have become the most inspiring and memorable periods in my lifetime. more »»

Politicians should admit their motives

March 10, 2015 The Mirror’s lead story on “Politics pays off” gets to the bottom line, which is salary and fringe benefits. There’s nothing wrong with the desire to be a public servant and yet wanting to live good. more »»

Promote tolerance for all Pennsylvanians

March 9, 2015 In response to a recent letter titled “Pennsylvania law needs to bar discrimination against LGBT people” I would like to respon. more »»

Important data missing in taxation comments

March 8, 2015 This letter is written in response to recent letters to the editor criticizing the Blair County report on local taxation and our comments. more »»

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