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Letters to the Editor

Joyce hasn’t proved voter fraud in state

Out in Oklahoma, the state legislature has put a $2 million bounty on Bigfoot. He must be captured and brought in alive and unharmed. Perhaps John Joyce and his fellow seditionists in the Pennsylvania Legislature could do the same here. They could propose a $2 million bounty for ...

Dodson committed to Hollidaysburg

It is my distinct honor to recommend the re-election of Joe Dodson for mayor of Hollidaysburg. I have known Dodson for over 20 years and watched his dedicated service to his community in and out of office. I have met often with him, the chief of police and city manager over the years to ...

DA Weeks worthy of retention

I am writing to ask for your vote for Republican Pete Weeks for district attorney of Blair County. I worked with Pete for 12 years and never saw anyone as dedicated to law enforcement. He worked many long hours both in the courthouse and countless times outside the courthouse with staff, ...

Patton a leader as county prothonotary

As a Navy veteran, former police officer, chief of police and now mayor of Martinsburg I believe that I know what leadership looks like. For me leadership within the prothonotary’s race this year is clearly Robin Patton. To be a true leader you have to know how an office operates and ...

Kelley committed to keeping taxes low

Throughout his time on City Council, Bruce Kelley has always been a leader for the citizens of Altoona. That is why I am supporting him for his bid for re-election. His concern for keeping taxes low while providing excellent services to the citizens of Altoona is unmatched. Kelley is ...

Kreuz has shown his conservative values

Edward Charles Kreuz Jr. is a fiscal conservative and a financial conservative. He is a fantastic and a very professional business owner and is a current very conscientious and active member of the Altoona Area School Board. Kreuz will be an asset as Logan Township supervisor. You will make ...

Movie sheds light on vets’ struggles

When I would go to a parade on holidays, I would see the veterans marching with their heads held high. As they would pass the crowd, you could hear the clapping of hands and the people would thank them for their service. When I returned home, the part of the parade I remembered most was ...

Kelley stood up when city needed it

This past year has been very difficult for Altoona and its citizens. When Gov. Wolf’s shutdowns took place, Altoona City Council worked to protect small businesses by passing a resolution to not fine or cite businesses that defied the governor’s orders and allowed for businesses to open ...

Patton has displayed experience, flexibility

Robin Patton has brought experience, dedication, efficiency and reform to the Blair County prothonotary’s office during a time of great crisis. With her 20-plus years of experience in the office, Patton helped develop the office webpage, and during the COVID lockdown,she developed a program ...

Frontino has proven himself in Logan Twp.

As a resident and former township supervisor, I strongly support the re-election of Ed Frontino as Logan Township supervisor. The role of a township supervisor requires an individual who has skills in leadership, communication, problem solving, time management and is able to work as a member ...

Altoona City Council has two great choices

Our beloved city of Altoona has gone through a lot of changes in the past several decades. Some of those changes have been good, and some have been bad. But I believe the best days for our area are yet to come. For that to happen, solid fiscal and ethical leadership with vision is needed ...

Kelley has shown strong leadership

I have become friends with Bruce Kelley through our shared community service and values. As his friend, I am proud of Kelley’s service on Altoona City Council. He is a strong advocate for keeping taxes low for Altoona’s taxpayers. Kelley has an amazing track record of community ...

Biden administration leading us wrong way

As a patriotic American who believes the USA is the greatest country in the world, it saddens me to see in less than three months what Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and the far-left, radical socialist Democrats are doing to our country. The Biden administration has already cost hundreds of ...

Grieving mom praises Hollidaysburg police

While police officers across the nation have been given a bad rap and are the topic of much debate, I feel the need to give praise to my local police department. Five months ago, the unimaginable happened. My son, Tyler Slippy, was brutally attacked and murdered in his home while sleeping. ...

Expressing concerns over COVID vaccine

In response to the front-page article, “State sounds alarm on hesitancy over vaccinations,” on April 17-18, I have some concerns. The reluctance to get the “jab” may stem from some people learning the truth behind the rushed, untested, so-called COVID-19 vaccine. I have done my ...

Patton has made mark as prothonotary

The Real Estate Paralegals and Abstractors of Blair County are a small, close-knit group that collectively keeps progress in motion for the lending and purchasing public through our daily research and examination of public records. We, as individuals and as a group, give credit to Robin ...

Figart would serve city council well

I am writing in support of Terry Figart for Altoona City Council. I believe that Figart would be a valued asset to city council because of his desire to serve his community and assist people. For the past six years, Figart has advocated for abused and neglected children under the care of ...

Dell good choice for Martinsburg Borough

James C. Dell is seeking election to the Martinsburg Borough Council. He grew up in the Martinsburg area and attended schools in Huston Township and Spring Cove School District. After graduating from Central High School, he went to attend Penn State and graduated with a degree in dairy ...

Frontino has been asset to Logan Twp.

Logan Township residents have an opportunity to re-elect Ed Frontino as Logan Township Supervisor. I want to encourage every resident to do so. With every vote that comes before the supervisors, Frontino has voted with integrity and maintained the promise to protect the business community ...

Mignogna right choice for board

Val Mignogna is exactly the kind of person needed on the Altoona Area School Board; he is practical, has common sense and possesses critical thinking skills. Val had many opportunities to leave this area throughout his successful health care career, but chose to stay in Altoona because of ...