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‘The time for peace’

September 9, 2015 After more than 13 years at war, I’m glad Congress is turning toward diplomacy and peace. more »»

Bishop needs to see ‘treasure’ in St. John’s

September 8, 2015 In 1975, my husband and I joined St. John’s Catholic Church in Lakemont. It was one of our best decisions. At that time we had a wonderful priest, Monsignor Philip Saylor, as our pastor. more »»

Sanders supports open, honest dialogue

September 8, 2015 “Are we ready for Hillary?” should not be the question at the nucleus of our political, social, environmental and economic need. more »»

Stranded motorist feels warmth of Altoona

September 7, 2015 Two weeks ago, I found myself facing one of my worst nightmares: car broken down while out of state. more »»

Rosehill Cemetery deserves attention

September 4, 2015 Once the flower of the city, with its tower overlooking the city and its picnic tables beneath has turned into a deplorable, despicable, disrespected part of the city. more »»

High-rise apartments need tighter regulations

September 3, 2015 Are we in Altoona never going to learn? I suggest random drug searches at all the high-rise apartment buildings in the cit. more »»

Let’s hope Biden runs

September 3, 2015 After watching the Republican debate, it was obvious one person rose above the rest, and that person was Donald Trump. There was an article in the Aug. 17 Mirror portraying Trump as a bull. more »»

Missing train whistles

September 3, 2015 The other night I woke up around 3 a.m. from a sound sleep. The night was silent, and I wondered what was missing. I realized the absence of train whistles which we were all accustomed to hearing. more »»

Stop the handouts

September 2, 2015 Recently we have been hearing a lot about Planned Parenthood. It really doesn’t work in the good old USA because people think more about all the handouts they can get for having kids. more »»

Trump best candidate

September 2, 2015 I disagree with the article on Aug. 17. Donald Trump is not a bully. He is trying to bring our country back to what it once was. more »»

Taxing dilemma

September 2, 2015 Why do we pay school tax if the kids have to bring in all the supplies? Altoona is so over-taxed, and we pay school tax and supply the school. more »»

Eichelberger should be more accessible

September 1, 2015 In the Thursday, June 18, edition of the Morrison’s Cove Herald, I read that state Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr. more »»

Deal with Iran threatens safety throughout world

August 31, 2015 In the Aug. 15 Mirror, a letter was written in support of the Iran nuclear deal. I vehemently disagree and believe that this agreement, if ratified by Congress, will have disastrous consequen. more »»

A plea to keep local parishes open

August 29, 2015 The support, compassion and understanding shown for the St. Patrick’s and St. John the Evangelist’s parishes about the pain we share is appreciated. more »»

String music camp great experience

August 29, 2015 We would like to publicly acknowledge the Altoona Symphony Orchestra, Maestra Teresa Cheung, ASO Executive Director Pamela Etters, the ASO Board of Directors, the Hollidaysburg Area and Altoona Area... more »»

New Iran deal fuels lack of trust in Obama

August 28, 2015 Watching this foreign policy debacle unfold is unsettling at best. more »»

Diocese announcement 'just a clever spin’

August 27, 2015 We’ve received the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese governing board’s final decision regarding the closing of St. John the Evangelist school, Lakemont and St. more »»

Untreated depression can become lethal

August 26, 2015 Depression is a serious public mental health challenge for our nation. Depression goes unrecognized in half of the general populatio. more »»

America’s foundation broken beyond repair

August 25, 2015 Family is the foundation of society. Marriage is inherently part of the family. Changing marriage shakes society. more »»

America, sleeping giant, must be awakened

August 24, 2015 America is falling faster than a 100-pound weight dropped from the top of the Empire State Building. more »»

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