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Blair OKs update of aerial photos

August 19, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County plans to spend $101,325 to update aerial photographs used by the 911 Center’s staff when dispatching emergency response crews. Pictometry International Cor. more »»

Constituent sets record straight on Eichelberger

August 18, 2015 On July 10, a story appeared in this newspaper in which some things were said about me that just were not true, and I wish to set the record straight with the fact. more »»

Republican objection to Iran deal troubling

August 15, 2015 Shortly after Iran and the world community signed their historic agreement limiting that country’s nuclear program, a Washington Post/ABC poll showed a respectable 56 percent of Americans supported... more »»

Motorcycle drivers prefer smooth surfaces

August 14, 2015 I am a motorcycle owner. I am always trying to figure out why highway repair companies and city, and county road crews do not raise manhole covers to the same level of the road surface when paving. more »»

Downtown should emphasize green space

August 14, 2015 Because the city can borrow state money, it is planning to construct an office building in the midst of a downtown long declared dead, taking state tenants from other local buildings whose owners... more »»

SSD comparison wrong, offensive

August 13, 2015 In last Saturday’s Mirror, a letter writer lumped SSI and SSD into the same category as welfare and food stamps. more »»

SSD comparison wrong, offensive

August 13, 2015 SSD comparison wrong, offensive In last Saturday’s Mirror, a letter writer lumped SSI and SSD into the same category as welfare and food stamp. more »»

Television coverage of debate inadequate

August 13, 2015 The first presidential debate has taken place, and as responsible citizens, we should attempt to be as informed as possible to make the best vote as possible. more »»

Television coverage of debate inadequate

August 13, 2015 The first presidential debate has taken place, and as responsible citizens, we should attempt to be as informed as possible to make the best vote as possible. more »»

Parents urged ‘don’t wait, vaccinate’

August 12, 2015 With the start of school just around the corner, the Pennsylvania departments of health and education are deeply concerned that not all children in the commonwealth will be fully vaccinated before... more »»

Don’t sell Sestak short

August 12, 2015 I recently attended U.S. Senate candidate Joe Sestak’s event in Johnstown about the importance of small businesses as part of his book tour. more »»

Role of teachers can’t be underestimated

August 11, 2015 Lately I’ve been reading a great deal about education funding and how greedy teachers are. more »»

Chamber’s trip to China puzzling

August 10, 2015 During the past year or so there has been a campaign to buy local. more »»

Playground would enhance Fort Roberdeau

August 10, 2015 This letter is in response to John Hunter Orr’s letter chiding the proposed playground at Fort Roberdeau historic site. more »»

Altoona, its past and present, needs support

August 8, 2015 The budget problem in our state Legislature is a crime. We have the second largest governing body in the country, and we get little or no return for the cost to the taxpayer to maintain it. more »»

Gov’t wearing us out

August 8, 2015 There is a monster lurking, and it is about to come out — inflation. You will need a wheelbarrow full of money to buy a loaf of bread or a dozen eggs. more »»

Tobacco an easy, and unfair, target for taxes

August 7, 2015 With Pennsylvania continuing to function without an operating budget, I applaud the Legislature for approving and sending to the governor a no-tax budget. more »»

Blame Wolf for lack of new state budget

August 7, 2015 Some of what Donald Trump is saying has sunk into my brain, and that’s not a bad thing. Take, for instance, the word “loser,” a term I’ve never really used until no. more »»

Sestak vs. Toomey? It’s not a contest

August 6, 2015 I read a newspaper article about Admiral Joe Sestak’s recent visit to Johnstown to talk about small business policy. more »»

Length of traffic lights makes you see red

August 6, 2015 Frustration while waiting for traffic lights seems more common every yea. more »»

 
 
 

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