Opinion

Gas industry is healthier, but be careful with tax

Editorials

It’s not the boom of seven or eight years ago. But the natural gas industry is on the upswing in Pennsylvania. The drill rig count across the state has risen by 33 percent between December 2015 and December 2017. At last count, 40 rigs were in operation in Pennsylvania. As good as ...

EMS Week recognizes work of first responders

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: National EMS week celebrates and recognizes EMS practitioners and the work they do in our nation and communities. Some of the things we do and see never leave our minds, even after 40 years. April Nicole, a paramedics’ wife, wrote a song called “Your Worst Day.” I have ...

Evil is to blame for recent tragedy, not guns

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I am shocked and angry that in this country so many of our school children and attendees in churches are being slaughtered by those who obviously have mental problems. They would use automobiles, bombs, knives and yes, guns, to achieve their anti-social ends and commit harm ...

Easy access to sports gambling greatly concerning

Editorials

The recent Supreme Court decision that basically legalizes single-game sports gambling throughout the nation for any state that wants it means, whether you like it or not, it’s coming to Pennsylvania and quite soon. In fact, the General Assembly with the support of Gov. Tom Wolf — once ...

Thank you for supporting Summer Backpack Program

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Thank you for providing this forum to express appreciation. The sixth annual Summer Backpack Program at the Juniata County Food Pantry is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, June 5. Children who have completed any grade in the Juniata County School District this year from ...

Clinton was right about North Korea

Editorials

For once, Hillary Clinton is right on target. Her warning about negotiations over North Korea’s weapons buildup is absolutely correct. Clinton, during a visit to Australia last week, said U.S. officials should make no concessions to the North Korean regime without seeing concrete action ...

Great American Read

Local Columns

This summer, the Mifflin County Library will participate in PBS’s the Great American Read. This is an eight-part television series that explores and celebrates the power of reading. The show will explore how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books ...

New and popular titles at Juniata County Library

Local Columns

You can find all of these titles at the Juniata County Library. Visit our online card catalog at juniata.sparkpa.org to search today or call (717) 436-6378 to have a helpful library staff member assist you. “The Perfect Mother” by Aimee Molloy In Molloy’s debut, a mommy group ...