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Misplaced priorities

June 17, 2015 Pennsylvania ranks number five in the nation in the corruption sweepstakes. Our legislators have been receiving jail time one after the other, and Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr. more »»

Protect drinking water

June 17, 2015 Canoe Creek is a great spot for fishing year-round. The nearby lake, wetlands, mature forests and fields provide the preferred landscape for migrating birds and other wildlife. more »»

Lawmakers should say no to Senate Bill 1

June 17, 2015 I have been a mechanic supervisor at Erie County PennDOT for 15 years. During that time, I have never missed a payment into my pension. more »»

Eichelberger off base

June 17, 2015 The Mirror’s May 10 front page article, “Eichelberger targets teachers’ emails” depicts much more about the senator’s values and ethics than about the educators’. more »»

Eichelberger proving he has vendetta

June 16, 2015 Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr. more »»

Eichelberger lives in glass house

June 16, 2015 In the interest of full disclosure, I wish to begin this letter by stating that I am a teacher. It is a well-known fact that our local senator, John H. Eichelberger Jr. more »»

Senator bullies those who disagree with him

June 16, 2015 State Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr., R-Blair, is using his position and taxpayer dollars to intimidate and bully voters who disagree with him. more »»

Seniors appreciate more park benches

June 16, 2015 As a senior citizen with limited mobility, I would find it nice to see more benches close to stores. Waiting on a bus, senior citizen van or other transportation for any length of time can be painful. more »»

Educational experience soured Eichelberger

June 15, 2015 I honestly feel sorry for Senator John H. Eichelberger Jr. for a number of reasons. First and foremost is the fact that he doesn’t get it. more »»

Three area cemeteries need major attention

June 15, 2015 I am responding to the article on Fairview Cemetery. This has been a growing subject for many years. more »»

Christian lacking in Catholic schools

June 12, 2015 I have recently been involved in the meeting giving the results for consolidation of local Catholic elementary schools. The analytical “dollars only approach” is a poor example of an approach. more »»

City code enforcement lagging in its duties

June 11, 2015 I went to the City of Altoona’s website to search for the disposition of an abandoned house in my neighborhood. more »»

Mirror deserving

June 11, 2015 The Altoona Mirror news and sports staff award winners deserve congratulations. more »»

Fix the real problem

June 10, 2015 Why are we spending all that money on that guard rail (I call them death spikes) on I-99 when all of our bridges need work? Benjamin J. more »»

America’s freedoms very much at risk

June 10, 2015 How sound are our freedoms here in the United States of America? We the people are under great stress and being tested with regard to our core values. more »»

‘Don’t shoot first and think later’

June 9, 2015 Why is everybody so afraid of the NRA? It seems they run this country, not the peopl. more »»

Ban all animals, not just elephants, at circus

June 9, 2015 With regard to the circus elephants being abused, kudos to the local news on this matter, making the public aware that it is not only the elephants, but all the animals that are trained by the circu... more »»

After divorce, share parenting

June 9, 2015 More than one-third of our nation’s states are taking steps toward allowing more children to grow up with both parents in their lives when parents split, and now is the time for Pennsylvania to join... more »»

Gov., Legislature must accept pension reality

June 8, 2015 It’s that time of year when public schools and also the state finalize their budgets for the upcoming fiscal year. As usual, many schools come up short of money. more »»

Theater long overdue

June 6, 2015 What’s wrong with the new theater? I am writing this letter in response to Elizabeth K. more »»

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