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‘Praying for victims is no longer enough’

March 25, 2016 I am certain we all share a profound grief for the victims of child sexual abuse in the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese. I grew up in Altoona and was a parishioner at Our Lady of Lourdes. more »»

McGinnis working for the taxpayers

March 25, 2016 In Pennsylvania, we have 203 state representatives. One of these is state Rep. John McGinnis of the 79th District. more »»

Scandal hasn’t shaken belief in higher power

March 24, 2016 This is a reply to the “Blind Faith” letter by Elizabeth Shade, the moral authority of Altoona and surrounding areas. more »»

McGinnis represents 79th District’s interests

March 24, 2016 On April 26, my vote will be for Rep. John McGinnis of the 79th District. I have known McGinnis for many years, and he is a man of his word, a man of integrity. more »»

Sestak has shown he has heart for job

March 24, 2016 Former Gov. Edward Rendell, speaking at the inauguration of PA Supreme Court Justice Dougherty, advised voters to vote for candidates able to do the job who have hear. more »»

Capable leadership doesn’t include Trump

March 24, 2016 Hardly a week goes by without presidential candidate Donald Trump’s provocative antics capturing the headlines for all the wrong reasons. more »»

Student housing offers unique challenges

March 23, 2016 Penn State Altoona and its students are an integral part of the city. The Mirror reported on the efforts of students Austin Fink and Dave Stewart to become involved in city government affairs. more »»

Shuster hasn’t managed immigration problem

March 23, 2016 We are a nation of immigrants. However, immigration must be reasonable. Congressman Bill Shuster has let things get out of control. more »»

Versatile McGinnis ‘rarest of politicians’

March 23, 2016 In this day and age when our political choices appear to be limited to the evils of lessers, when at every election we are seemingly forced to choose between either demagogues or professional... more »»

Sestak shows willingness ‘to fight for what’s right’

March 22, 2016 Since 2009, Joe Sestak has exhibited two characteristics which compel his election to the U.S. Senate, unique knowledge coupled with an unimaginable work ethic. more »»

Gesture appreciated

March 22, 2016 I want to thank the kind lady ahead of me in the drive-through window at the Chestnut Avenue Taco Bell on Saturday, March 5, about 4:30 p.m. who paid for my meal. more »»

McGinnis the choice

March 22, 2016 John McGinnis is an absolute genius when it comes to finance. He is spot on as far as pension reform. When the time comes for him to leave office, he should definitely become a lobbyist for financ. more »»

Nation heading downhill

March 22, 2016 My question/writing here is “How can we, as one nation under God, our United States, expect to prosper/have blessings when we are destroying our little ones in the womb by abortion?” There are so... more »»

McGinnis combines common sense, honesty

March 21, 2016 When I think about the type of person I want representing me in Harrisburg, John McGinnis is No. 1 on my list. more »»

Shuster ‘knows our issues,’ deserves vote

March 21, 2016 I recently needed help from Congressman Bill Shuster’s office on a federal issue and want to thank his helpful staff for their guidance and assistanc. more »»

Don’t be confused over pro-life agendas

March 21, 2016 Pro-life — what does that mean? It seems to mean a lot of things to a lot of different people. Some think it means to be concerned for the poor. more »»

McGinnis earns trust

March 19, 2016 McGinnis earns trust If you pay attention to any of the criticism made about state Representative John McGinnis, you never see or hear complaints that he’s bad for the unborn, bad for taxpayers, bad... more »»

Halvorson will grow jobs

March 19, 2016 Please take a moment and think carefully about this coming Congressional race between Art Halvorson and Bill Shuster to represent the 9th Congressional District. more »»

Pennsylvania primary needs to change

March 19, 2016 With the Pennsylvania primary election fast approaching, it is a concern of mine, and many others, that the citizens of Pennsylvania are restricted to voting for basically one of two parties. more »»

Supreme Court tilted to liberal side

March 18, 2016 I am responding to the letter by Rita Faudi, printed March 1, about restoring balance to the Supreme Court. I’m not sure if I’m more appalled at her math or her politics. more »»

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