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Sharing facts on CPHS mission

October 22, 2011 The recent letter from Carol Stuart regarding the trap/neuter/release program begun by the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society highlights a very serious problem in our area. more »»

State spending cutbacks hurting public schools

September 29, 2011 State spending cuts to public education are hurting Pennsylvania’s public schools. more »»

US must ‘stop nonsense’

September 14, 2011 Americans are angry and with good reason. They are hurting from unemployment, uncertainty in stock market investments and declining retirement funds. more »»

9/11 coverage on tap

September 5, 2011 Some notes from a small-town editor trying to help build a big-time paper: Like virtually every newspaper and media outlet in the country, the Mirror will be devoting a considerable amount of space... more »»

Why we should care about U.S. deficits and debt

September 4, 2011 The last few generations should be forgiven for living beyond their means. The spending felt good, and there seemed to be no price to pay for the profligacy. more »»

State smart to expand right to use guns in self-defense

August 18, 2011 To further the protection of residents’ Second Amendment rights, Gov. Tom Corbett signed House Bill 40, expanding what’s known as the Castle Doctrine. The changes will go into effect late next week. more »»

Abuse claims get readers growling

August 7, 2011 Some notes from a small-town editor trying to help build a big-time paper: The response we get when we publish stories about animals is incredible. more »»

Strike down illusion that government programs free

August 7, 2011 In the 1800s, two French observers of political economy made statements that are validated by present day experienc. more »»

Wind beneath Lakemont wings

July 24, 2011 Some notes from a small-town editor trying to help build a big-time paper: You’d think chicken wings wouldn’t be an overly controversial subject. And you’d think wrong. more »»

Crisis reveals community’s character

July 17, 2011 The idea of community is one of the singular aspects we use to attract students to Juniata College. more »»

Seeing light after deadline

June 19, 2011 At 5:15 p.m. Thursday, in the midst of our daily news meeting in the Mirror editorial conference room, the lights flickered, and we could see the power lines on Cayuga Avenue shaking. Uh, o. more »»

Revitalized Tour de 'Toona seeks volunteers

June 19, 2011 The first intersection Sandy Jablonski manned as a race marshal for the Tour de ’Toona was at the soccer field where Eastview Street meets West Loop Road near Hollidaysburg 15 years ago. more »»

Budget threatens health care

May 26, 2011 “This budget sorts the must-haves from the nice-to-haves.” With those words, Governor Tom Corbett established the priority framework of his first budget as the state’s chief executive. more »»

Unpredictability hallmark of news

May 22, 2011 Some notes from a small-town editor trying to help build a big-time paper: ? Part of the intrigue of the news business is its unpredictability. more »»

Railroads on track for improvement

May 15, 2011 The freight rail network has been a bright spot in a troubled economy. more »»

Week to thank all emergency medicine providers

May 15, 2011 Today through Saturday is Emergency Medical Services Week. This year’s theme is “Everyday Heroe. more »»

Electing to expound about vote

May 8, 2011 Some notes from a small-town editor trying to help build a big-time paper: - Election season is nearly upon us. more »»

Covering religion with ‘Grace(y)’

April 17, 2011 It takes a special touch to write about religion and make every religion feel comfortable in having their information presented in the paper. more »»

Employees can help lessen school cuts

April 12, 2011 I respect and appreciate what the members of our public education system do for our children and communities. The men and women I know are consummate professionals, dedicated to their profession. more »»

America must choose path to prosperity with budget

April 12, 2011 America faces a significant challenge that we can no longer afford to ignore. more »»

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