Opinion

More bureaucracy won’t solve the obesity problem in America

Editorials

With fall making its appearance, the holiday eating season (from Halloween candy through New Year's feasts) is nearly upon us. Some folks may already be bracing themselves for the annual winter padding they put on, and burn off in the spring, when fresher foods and a return to outdoor activity ...

Outgoing sheriff asks for support of Baublitz

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: For the past 28 years, I have come to the people of Juniata County asking for your support to elect me as the sheriff of Juniata County, and the people have always supported me, for which I am thankful and honored. I am coming to you one more time asking you to support Rick ...

Dunmire would be best choice for treasurer

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I am writing in support of Kendra Dunmire for Mifflin County Treasurer. She is an ideal candidate for the job and would be a great public servant for the citizens of the county. Kendra has more than 30 years of experience in bookkeeping and accounting, which are main aspects ...

VFW thanks supporters during difficult times

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: This letter is directed to the many individuals who have come together with the Belleville VFW Post 5935 through our recent difficult times. The VFW has been a big part of Belleville since 1946 and its hard to visualize what it would be like without it. The Small Town, America ...

Only by destroying terrorist groups can their attacks be stopped

Editorials

Islamic terrorists proved Saturday they retain the ability and the bloodlust to commit massive atrocities. Using a bomb mounted on a truck, the al-Shabab organization, linked to al-Qaida, killed 276 people in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. More than 300 others were injured. Such bomb ...

28 accusers, 30 years of inaction by Hollywood

Editorials

When you hear, Lights, camera, action, the use of the word "action" typically means that something is going to start happening. Nearly 30 years later, many are wondering why Hollywood failed to take action against Harvey Weinstein. Entertainers are eager to point out the alleged moral failings ...

Lions Club benefit dinner set for Thursday evening

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Milroy Lions Club wishes to announce our October spaghetti supper. It will be held at the White Memorial Church, Main Street, Milroy. We will serve from 4 until 7 p.m. Thursday. The menu will be the same — spaghetti, meatballs, salad, applesauce, bread, homemade ...

Discover your hero

Local Columns

I sat down heavily in my chair, heaving a gigantic sigh, tears threatening to spill down my cheeks. “My goodness,” I thought to myself, “it’s been a long week.” It was only Tuesday afternoon. I sat for a few minutes, trying to wrest control of my emotions. I’d just watched a ...