BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

Opinion

Bullying is a problem with no easy answers

Editorials

In a lot of ways, technology has made our lives better, whether it’s being able to do more things from the comfort of our own home or just being able to keep in touch with long-distance friends and relatives more easily. But, as is the case with many things that are generally good, there is ...

Criticism for publishing column is unwarranted

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I am writing a rebuttal for Elizabeth Book’s Reader’s Opinion article published June 23 admonishing The (Lewistown) Sentinel for failure to censor or not print news articles that don’t quite agree with her beliefs. I am an independent conservative and have read Mr. ...

Approaching votes, Trumpcare battles

Editorials

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says lawmakers in his chamber of Congress are primed to vote on a new national health care law next week. Details of the Senate bill are sketchy, but it clearly will have to be a better version than that approved by the House of Representatives. ...

Many in the armed forces put themselves at risk thanklessly

Editorials

Americans’ admiration and gratitude for the bravery, dedication and toughness of the armed forces in combat zones is expressed so often and so fervently that those who serve ought to take it for granted. But we forget, sometimes, about the hundreds of thousands of men and women in the ...

Reading to escape

Local Columns

Warning: I am on my soapbox. I don’t mean to be negative, lest I find myself in the Open Line again. But, I just can’t help it because I am a little more than mildly annoyed and you all are such good listeners. So, here goes…… I was driving to work this morning, thinking about a book ...

New and popular titles at the Juniata County Library

Local Columns

You may find all of these titles at the Juniata County Library. Visit our online card catalog at juniata.sparkpa.org to search today or call 436-6378 to have a helpful library staff member assist you. Take part in our Youth and Adult Summer Reading! “What is the Bible? How an Ancient ...

Trump has done a lot of damage in a short time

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In less than half of a year, the Trump administration has destabilized the entire world in a manner we have not experienced since the beginning of the Cold War and possibly since the years leading up to World War II. We are now alienated from the core group of allies that ...

Civility, not enmity needed among nation’s lawmakers

Editorials

If you saw any video from the Congressional Baseball Game last week, you may have been gratified by the let-bygones-be-bygones spirit of the participants. Democrats and Republicans who sometimes describe each other in less than flattering terms went out of their way to emphasize collegiality ...

Sentinel publishing recent column was disappointing

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I was disappointed by The (Lewistown) Sentinel’s decision to print Pat Buchanan’s latest column. (Editor’s note: The column this letter writer is referencing appeared in the Tuesday, June 20 edition.) I get that this is a conservative area, and Pat Buchanan is a ...

Libre’s Law: It’s about time

Editorials

It’s about time, Pennsylvania. This week, the state Senate passed bill 1238 with a unanimous vote. The legislation, also known as “Libre’s Law,” is on its way to the desk of Governor Tom Wolf, who has said publicly he will sign it. The law rewrites Pennsylvania’s animal ...