Opinion

Pa. House hopes to put more bite into state’s animal cruelty laws

Editorials

Another step in the never-ending fight against animal cruelty was won Wednesday in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as that legislative body easily passed a bill aimed at making the punishment for the mistreatment of animals more severe. Under the bill, which now heads to the state ...

Sheriff: Drayer is best choice to succeed me

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: It was with much apprehension and soul searching that I made my decision not to seek another term as sheriff of Mifflin County. One of my concerns was, who would take over when I am gone. Before finalizing my decision, I spoke with a few of the deputy sheriffs of my intentions ...

Drayer has qualities to be remarkable sheriff

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I confidently support Jim Drayer for Mifflin County Sheriff. Jim and I have worked together for many years and I can attest to his commitment, dedication and integrity. He is a true asset to the community and the sheriff’s office. Jim has an outstanding career as a public ...

Experience makes Drayer obvious pick for sheriff

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Jim Drayer is a candidate for the office of sheriff of Mifflin County. I have known Jim for many years, and believe that his experience with the Pennsylvania State Police and the Mifflin County’s Sheriff’s Office make him uniquely qualified to be the next sheriff of Mifflin ...

Sheriff: Allow Baublitz to continue his great work

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I, H. Thomas Lyter, am asking the citizens of Juniata County to join me in supporting my chief deputy Rick Baublitz for sheriff of Juniata County. In early February, I was diagnosed with cancer, at which time Rick took over without hesitation. There are two other candidates ...

Baublitz has many traits you’d want in a sheriff

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I would like to endorse Rick Baublitz for sheriff of Juniata County. I have known Rick for over 15 years and during that time I have learned that he is an upstanding person with a great personality and a great family. Rick has many good traits and is well liked throughout the ...

Qualifications, dedication make Baublitz best pick

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I am proud to support Rick Baublitz for sheriff of Juniata County. As a former district attorney of Juniata County and an attorney in private practice in Juniata County for many years, I have had the opportunity to experience working with Rick as a Pennsylvania State Trooper ...

Trump needs to add miner insurance to this week’s agenda

Editorials

Many members of Congress seem ready to consider a permanent solution to a very real crisis facing thousands of retired miners and their families. Nearly four months ago, Congress approved a stopgap measure to ensure the solvency of a fund that provides health insurance to more than 22,000 ...

Why do I hate Trump? Let me count the ways

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In Mr. John Brittain’s letter of April 19, he made the statement that “implication that Obama is blameless if you lost your doctor is ridiculous.” Let me ask him this, Trump made the claim that the Democrats were responsible for his health care bill getting through. ...