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Facts must replace sentimentality

September 18, 2015 Do you really think Bishop Mark L. Bartchak wants to close two Catholic elementary schools in Altoona? No, he doesn’t want to close them; they have to close because it is the only option. more »»

Thompson needs to get on board

September 18, 2015 Back in 1991, folks in Jefferson County fought vigorously when Concord Resource Management announced plans to build an incinerator in Clarion County to our west. more »»

Blame Republicans, not Wolf, for budget

September 18, 2015 After seeing the cartoon in last Sunday’s editorial section depicting Gov. more »»

Crack down on gun laws

September 18, 2015 I am extremely concerned about the increasingly frequent occurrence of firearms falling into the wrong hands, especially those of children, as reported in the Sept. more »»

Give Wright his wish

September 18, 2015 Enough is enough. I am sick and tired of hearing the name William Wright. If you remember Thanksgiving Day 1998, he got a gun and went to James Mowery’s house. Mowery ran upstairs and hid in a closet. more »»

School closings fuel suspicions

September 17, 2015 I took the Mirror poll concerning closing area Catholic schools, so here is what I have to say: St. John’s has a waiting list — yes, a waiting list. Lie No. 1: Open discussions were held. Lie No. more »»

Wrong message

September 16, 2015 Would a sane person aid his well-known and hateful enemy to purchase weapons that would kill himself, his wife and family, his community and his country? Eugene M. Smith Sr. more »»

Reverend should wear priest attire

September 16, 2015 Recently, the Rev. George Nedeff of Wood County, W.Va. has requested approval to wear his priest attire while teaching in a public school. This decision could affect public display of religion. more »»

Handouts to rich are discouraging

September 16, 2015 I find it interesting that Lenny Metz wants to stop the handouts. Welfare, SNAP, WIC and other programs for the poor cost a taxpayer about $36 a year total. more »»

Random searches need probable cause

September 15, 2015 Recently, I read a letter in the opinion section of the Mirror. more »»

Trump really cares only about himself

September 14, 2015 People seem to appreciate Donald Trump for being boastful about his money and bold about his lack of respect for political correctness. more »»

‘Expressive’ obituary tugs at heart strings

September 14, 2015 I am writing to express my sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Philemon Richard Davis, whose obituary appeared in the Aug. 25 edition of the Mirror. more »»

Altoona corner needs attention

September 14, 2015 I wonder what seems to be the problem with people living below KFC on the corner of 6th and Union Avenues. They have trees that, when blooming, are beautiful. more »»

Diocese failing to compromise

September 12, 2015 In a recent article, Tony DeGol states, “This is a time for everyone to work together,” in reference to parents’ opposition to the decision by the Altoona Interim Board to consolidate the area’s... more »»

Mayoral debate should be a must

September 11, 2015 In a recent article, the Mirror endeavored to shed some light on the mayoral debate, or should I say lack o. more »»

Dependence goes too far

September 11, 2015 Poor men of all origins are being drawn together into a common agenda against capitalism in order to elevate themselves into a higher level of existence without personal effort. more »»

Good news about teacher refreshing

September 11, 2015 This letter is a response to the article “Hollidaysburg teacher finds joy in work with orphans” very well written by Russ O’Reilly, in the Aug. 24 Mirror. more »»

Diocese ‘has truly let down the people’

September 10, 2015 I would like to express my disappointment and disgust in how the school consolidation was handled by the diocese. I understand that changes had to be made, but it was terribly mishandled. more »»

State CPAs: Accept recommendations

September 9, 2015 Even after the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s summer recess, bridging the political divide in the state budget battle will not be easy. more »»

‘The time for peace’

September 9, 2015 After more than 13 years at war, I’m glad Congress is turning toward diplomacy and peace. more »»

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