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Expect property taxes to be on the rise

April 5, 2014 What does property tax reassessment really mean? It means that Terry Tomassetti and cronies are going to blow $4 million so they can double or maybe even triple your property taxes. more »»

Sandusky’s wife should take vow of silence

April 5, 2014 There is denial, and then there is Dottie Sandusky. Just when we thought the evil was incarcerated and the healing process was under way, Dottie’s denial resurfaces. more »»

She’s guilty, too

April 5, 2014 After watching her on TV and reading her interviews, why Dottie Sandusky isn’t in jail beside the her husband, the “Tickle Monster,” is beyond me. more »»

Bad choice

April 4, 2014 Shame on the Altoona Mirror for putting the interview with Dottie Sandusky on the front page of the Sunday, March 30, Mirror. more »»

Shuster distorts facts

April 4, 2014 I’m writing my first letter to the editor because I must speak up. Congressman Bill Shuster’s campaign is lying about my friend and neighbor, Art Halvorson. more »»

Shuster’s Halvorson attacks small-minded

April 3, 2014 Bill Shuster’s latest smear attacks on Art Halvorson, both on TV and in a public mailing, mark Shuster as just another small-minded politician willing to slime an opponen. more »»

Hollidaysburg Key Club put on a fun event

April 3, 2014 On March 6, a dance was held by the Hollidaysburg Key Club for senior citizens. It was coordinated by the students and their teacher, Mrs. Sarah Garman. They made our night a night to remembe. more »»

Criticism of amendment inaccurate, unfair

April 1, 2014 In response to a letter to the editor that appeared in March 26 Mirror, Michael Keramidas, a regular critic of mine and Republicans in general, simply made up his own version of an amendment I... more »»

Loves Franco’s column

April 1, 2014 I absolutely loved reading Scott Franco’s column last week. I laughed and cried because it was so much like my mom, who passed away almost two years ago at the young age of 67 from heart disease. more »»

Affordable Care Act criticism unfair

March 31, 2014 A recent editorial cartoon blasting the Affordable Care Act finally prompts me to tell a very personal tale. When I returned to the U.S. more »»

Setting record straight on parks editorial

March 29, 2014 The conclusion you reached in your March 12 editorial that national parks could have been kept open by using entry/other fee income is not supported by the facts. more »»

Turn over a new leaf as we head into spring

March 28, 2014 After several months of crippling snowstorms and flooding, I really look forward to spring weather, green grass, and flowers in bloom. more »»

Hepatitis C outbreak sweeping the globe

March 28, 2014 I am writing concerning a new FDA approved drug for the treatment of Hepatitis C. More than 150 million people are known to have the disease worldwide. more »»

On ‘Sanctity of Life,’ our behavior is questionable

March 27, 2014 Once again, a group of people who believe in the “Sanctity of Life” took the time to attend the March for Life rally in Washington, D.C., to protest Roe v. more »»

Amendment shows Eichelberger off base

March 26, 2014 There’s one thing for which we can always count on State Senator John H. Eichelberger Jr. — and that’s to make disgraceful proposals while still neglecting the wishes of his constituents. more »»

Support for nurses appreciated

March 25, 2014 On behalf of the UPMC Altoona nurses, I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge every person who supported us during our lengthy contract negotiations with UPMC. more »»

Altoona VA closures leaves vets scrambling

March 25, 2014 What will veterans do when the Altoona VA closes the ER and ICU? Where are our congressmen on this issue, and why did they allow this to happen? There is no ER in Pittsburgh? We moved to Altoona... more »»

Obamacare lacks enough care

March 24, 2014 Due to Obamacare, my mother will lose her current health insurance in June 2014. On this plan, she pays $200 a month and no deductibl. more »»

Don’t underestimate dangers of marijuana

March 23, 2014 Marijuana: What’s the big deal? Thank you to those who have compassion for desperate families looking for any answer to help their loved ones who are being treated for cancer or any other major... more »»

Ethnic strife over top

March 22, 2014 I recently noted that an appeals court upheld a California school ban on American flag shirts on Cinco de Mayo, a Mexican holiday, because those who wore the patriotic shirts were harassed and... more »»

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