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Remembering chaplains who gave their lives

February 3, 2015 On Feb. 3, 1943, the USS Dorchester, captained by Hans J. Danielsen, with 902 men and a full crew aboard, was making its way in the cold water of the North Atlantic — destination Greenlan. more »»

Commissioners are spending recklessly

February 3, 2015 Who in Blair County represents the people in the county? It seems the current commissioners are spending tax money on renovations in a reckless manner, selling cherished and people-friendly... more »»

Diocese must work to avoid closures

February 2, 2015 It’s a shame what is happening to our schools. more »»

Proposal a barrier to healthy lifestyle

January 31, 2015 Currently the Pennsylvania Game Commission has tabled the consideration of new regulations that will prevent hiking on state game lands for 130 days during hunting season and require hikers to apply... more »»

Restore Paterno’s statue, too

January 29, 2015 The restoration of Joe Paterno’s wins is clearly a welcome and just event. Over time, actions against the NCAA will take their logical course. more »»

Gay rights groups use government as weapon

January 29, 2015 Gay rights groups are hypocritical frauds. They are not interested in equality or civil liberties for all. more »»

Facts missing from shale-related edit

January 28, 2015 Several basic facts related to the revenue generated by responsible shale gas development were ignored in a recent Altoona Mirror editorial (“Shale tax needs to be implemented,” Jan. 4). more »»

Hollidaysburg decision not good government

January 27, 2015 I am both confused and dismayed by the decision of Hollidaysburg Borough Council to remove Joel Koss from the Historic Preservation Commission, only to appoint Councilman Joe Dodson in his plac. more »»

Republicans never gave Obama chance

January 26, 2015 Reading the Jan. 15 letter to the editor, describing President Barack Obama as one who is only concerned about his golf, basketball, et. more »»

State police should embrace social media

January 24, 2015 As the transition team for Gov. more »»

Tax not needed

January 23, 2015 As a retired citizen of Blair County, I am very concerned about the desire of the commissioners to levy an extra $5 tax above all the other taxes that are incurred in owning a vehicle. more »»

Eich’s agenda

January 23, 2015 Sen. John Eichelberger is against an extraction tax on the Marcellus Shale industry. more »»

Greed killing US

January 23, 2015 The Mirror’s headlines on Dec. 30 said Bill Shuster assured us the gas tax would not go up, then, the Mirror on Dec. 31 said that the gas tax is going up. more »»

Abbas way out of place at Paris peace march

January 22, 2015 I watched the celebration of unity in Paris with a light heart — until I saw Palestinian representative Mahmoud Abbas. The man couldn’t be a bigger hypocrite. more »»

Let prison rape law stand as it is

January 22, 2015 This is concerning the article in the Mirror on Jan. 5, page A9, “Inmate advocates worry about prison-rape law’s fate.” I sincerely hope the law passed by Congress in 2003 will stand as it is. more »»

Don’t neglect city streets

January 22, 2015 Why doesn’t the city salt the side streets anymore? They sure salted out by Lakemont and that are. more »»

Adjust school calendar

January 22, 2015 I’m writing this as we experience another day of two hours’ late start for school kids who live in Pennsylvania. It’s time for a change since it is too cold in Pennsylvania. more »»

Liberals vs. liberty

January 22, 2015 We used to call liberals “moonbats” back in the day but people stopped because of political correctness. more »»

Take part in National Blood Donor Month

January 21, 2015 I am writing to encourage your readers to resolve to donate blood regularly during 2015. January is National Blood Donor Month, a great time to make your first donation of the year. more »»

Attacks violate teachings of Islam

January 20, 2015 Another barbaric attack has been done in the name of Islam in an attempt to honor it but only resulted in its further defamation. more »»

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