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Cove board needs to be more open

May 29, 2015 Tuesday’s Spring Cove School Board meeting demonstrated why the board should require the district’s solicitor to be present at all regular and special sessions. more »»

Colorado VA mess troubling

May 28, 2015 Why are top leaders at the Department of Veterans Affairs not firing bureaucrats by the dozens? That may be the question some veterans were asking during Memorial Day weekend, as one more VA scanda... more »»

Bigger trailers are road to ruin

May 27, 2015 The trucking industry has been making special deliveries in Washington, spending millions of dollars on lobbyists and in congressional campaign contributions in a new push to eliminate federal safet... more »»

Holiday deserves respect

May 25, 2015 There are conflicting claims about the origins of Memorial Day. more »»

Charter schools need to embrace transparency, too

May 24, 2015 The Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools is resisting an effort by the Pennsylvania School Boards Association to obtain charters’ financial information. more »»

Cameras should be priority

May 22, 2015 Pennsylvania shouldn’t need a pilot program for use of cameras in highway work zones to deter speeding. more »»

Allied deserves thanks

May 20, 2015 For 90 years, the Allied Volunteer Firemen’s Association of Blair County promoted skill, professionalism and camaraderie among those whose concern, dedication and commitment to service compelled the... more »»

Embrace the act of voting

May 19, 2015 If you are a registered voter, take time today to vote. And if you’re not registered, make a vow to be registered before the general election in November. more »»

Breezewood must strive for convenience

May 17, 2015 Although all-electronic tolling for the Breezewood interchange might not yet be on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission’s drawing board, it’s a virtual certainty that someday — maybe sooner rather... more »»

Easter Seals creating confusion

May 17, 2015 When they shut down services Feb. 9 at the children’s medical rehabilitation center at 501 Valley View Blvd. more »»

Honoring officers important

May 15, 2015 Today is Peace Officers Memorial Day, a time to pay tribute to police officers who have died in the line of duty and those who remain our best defense against crime. more »»

Lawmakers must come down on EPA

May 13, 2015 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is very conscientious about telling Americans, both businesses and individuals, they have to clean up their air emissions, water discharges, et. more »»

Vandals in need of lesson

May 12, 2015 The five teenagers allegedly involved in a vandalism spree Wednesday night have begun experiencing what could end up being the worst time of their lives. more »»

Vigil aids awareness on suicide

May 11, 2015 When someone commits suicide, his or her family members and friends are affected for years. more »»

Eichelberger, McGinnis eye solution to crisis

May 10, 2015 Two local state lawmakers’ proposals for ending Pennsylvania’s pension crisis are, on the surface, reasonable and workable. more »»

Cellphone use behind wheel must be curbed

May 7, 2015 Slowly but surely state legislators have recognized the danger of distracted driving due to cellphone use. Hand-held cellphone use is now banned in 14 states, Washington, D.C. more »»

Incumbents’ endorsing excessive

May 6, 2015 The sides of roadways, as well as front yards, are providing ample evidence once again that an election is nea. more »»

Young rock throwers earn fate

May 5, 2015 Although the crime occurred on Interstate 80 northeast of Altoona, some area people nonetheless have followed the case of Sharon Budd of Ohio with more than cursory interest. more »»

Politicians must be able to take stance

May 3, 2015 When a local politician comes calling this month for your vote, here’s a question to ask: If you’re elected to office, will you speak up for me? While every candidate will say yes, voters should... more »»

Houtzdale fallout balanced

May 1, 2015 Many residents of the Houtzdale area experienced some degree of uneasiness and concern on Tuesday when they learned that an altercation involving inmates at the local state correctional... more »»

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