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Will lax safety on trains carrying oil inflict Pa. disaster?

March 12, 2015 Looking at so many spectacular crude oil train explosions, including recent conflagrations in West Virginia and Illinois, Pennsylvanians have good reason to wonder when disaster will strike her. more »»

March in Selma important

March 11, 2015 All Americans should be deeply grateful that widely institutionalized racism seems to have been eradicated in our country. That is not to say bigotry does not exist. more »»

Police case bound to fuel concern

March 10, 2015 The news that three Altoona police officers have been accused of using excessive force is no doubt unsettling to city resident. more »»

Numbers don’t add up

March 10, 2015 Several weeks ago, Nancy Pelosi and only the Democrats of Washington, D.C. advertised to the whole world the United States is a torturing nation. more »»

Wolf budget will need some compromises

March 8, 2015 Gov. Tom Wolf offered some big ideas in his first budget address on Tuesday. more »»

Backing Israel priority

March 6, 2015 As the fallout from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial speech before Congress on Tuesday rages on, one observation will remain cemented in fact. more »»

Mirror phone system working

March 5, 2015 Telephone service to the Mirror generally has been restored, although there remain some brief temporary periods where calls cannot get throug. more »»

AG should examine Easter Seals

March 4, 2015 The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office is not confirming or denying the existence of an investigation involving former Altoona assets of Easter Seals of Central Pennsylvania. more »»

Icy conditions delay Mirror delivery

March 4, 2015 This morning's icy conditions that has canceled schools in our region has also delayed delivery of the Mirror, particularly in rural areas. We ask for our customers' patience. more »»

Good news for pair of local pillars

February 28, 2015 Two prominent local companies, Sheetz Inc. and DelGrosso’s Amusement Park, made significant announcements over the past week. more »»

Salary info could draw candidates

February 27, 2015 Anyone interested in seeking public office will be interested in knowing what the job pays and what benefits are available. more »»

We must stay wary of terror

February 26, 2015 Jobs for Jihadists? Will that be President Barack Obama’s new strategy for battling Islamic terrorists? It is a real possibility, in view of Obama’s thinking. more »»

Sadly, Easter Seals in chaos

February 25, 2015 The efforts and compassion of the Easter Seals organization during its half-century of work in Blair County were exemplary. more »»

DUI checks important

February 24, 2015 The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the use of random DUI checkpoints in 1990, ruling they aren’t contrary to constitutional protections against unreasonable search and seizure. more »»

Wolf should retract his moratorium

February 22, 2015 Like any other resident of Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Wolf bears the responsibility of obeying all of the laws of the commonwealth, even if he doesn’t agree with some of them. more »»

Welfare, lottery don’t mix

February 19, 2015 There are understandable mixed opinions about whether Pennsylvania welfare recipients should lose benefits if they win a significant lottery prize. more »»

Monarchs deserve to be saved

February 18, 2015 The federal government announced last week that it would set aside $3. more »»

Keep liquor dialogue transparent

February 17, 2015 Before the Pennsylvania General Assembly moves substantially forward on its latest bid to privatize the commonwealth’s liquor system, it should reveal to state residents the relevant financial... more »»

Mall troubles in Monroeville ‘wake-up call’

February 15, 2015 As long as young people who frequent area malls and shopping centers without adult supervision conduct themselves properly, those facilities shouldn’t follow the lead of the Monroeville Mall near... more »»

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