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Locals help woman get through snowstorm

March 5, 2014 I would like to say thank you to my snowstorm heroes. more »»

Staton owes judge for dismissing charges

March 5, 2014 Concerning the Mirror’s Feb. 21 article “Most of Staton’s charges dismissed”: You’ve got to be kidding me. I hope Staton finds a way to thank the nice judge. James J. more »»

UPMC blowing smoke about fill-in nurses

March 5, 2014 The one-day strike at UPMC Altoona seemed to be a real can of worms according to the news media. more »»

Stultz’s mayoral tenure off to slippery start

March 4, 2014 If the first two months of his time in office are any indication, then the term of new Hollidaysburg Mayor John Stultz is going to be a long and unproductive one for the citizens of the boroug. more »»

No belief in Maher

March 4, 2014 I am writing this letter with regard to Bill Maher performing at the Bryce Jordan Center on May 2. This guy is nothing more than an atheist libera. more »»

‘Death is not justice’ in Edmiston case

March 3, 2014 Stephen Rex Edmiston is finally going to be put to death. What took so long? Lethal injection will never be justice for what this savage did to that sweet little girl. more »»

Give in to Mother Nature

March 3, 2014 A round of applause must go out to the bus drivers of Hollidaysburg Area School District and for all those who make a living in the fine field of transportation. more »»

America in sad ‘state’

March 3, 2014 My comment on the State of the Union message by President Barack Obama on Jan. 28: By my estimate, the speech lasted about 76 minutes. I heard significant applause eight times. more »»

West Virginia disaster was preventable

February 28, 2014 The water supply contamination in Charleston, W.Va., could have been prevented if common sense and good judgment had been applied. more »»

Don’t underestimate danger of suspect

February 28, 2014 I am writing in response to the Feb. more »»

Slippery day brings opportunity to interact

February 28, 2014 I was at the Walmart store in East Freedom Sunday morning, Feb. 16, to do some shopping. more »»

Make school calendar go all year round

February 27, 2014 With all of the school closings and delays so far this year, I have a question: If a student has classes during those two hours of delay, when are these hours made up? They are not because two-hour... more »»

Patients should have say in UPMC-nurses dispute

February 27, 2014 During any contract negotiations, the company wants to give the least and the workers want to get the most. This is what is going on between UPMC and the Altoona nurses. more »»

Without negotiating room, Penelec not fair

February 27, 2014 The Penelec lockout and the nurses’ strike are resounding proof that American workers are alive and well. more »»

Now like France, Altoona needs legislative help

February 27, 2014 When Marie Antoinette, the queen of France, was told the people of Paris were starving and there was no bread to eat, she said, “Let them eat cake,” and so began a war between the aristocrats and th... more »»

Residents, not the city, should shovel walks

February 26, 2014 Having just read a letter to the editor by Pat Threadgill, I find it quite amusing that people think that it’s the city’s responsibility to clear the sidewalks of snow. more »»

Plow alleys, please

February 26, 2014 I am angry, frustrated and stressed over the city of Altoona’s highway department. I understand about the plowing thing, but whoever runs it all needs to take a trip down my alley. more »»

Right to Work laws are not anti-labor

February 25, 2014 The recent letter concerning the Right to Work issue is somewhat misleadin. more »»

Gun laws reasonable

February 24, 2014 “They’re gonna take our guns.” That is something I have heard for 50 years. Yet there are more guns in private hands today than ever before in the USA. No one has ever come for my guns. more »»

Take threats seriously

February 24, 2014 I read the article “PSU Altoona student arrested on weapons of mass destruction charge.” When I was in middle school there were four bomb threats in one wee. more »»

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