Editorials

Voting is best way to help those who share your values put them into action

Finally, after seemingly an endless barrage of political ads and our mailboxes being full of flyers day after day, we’ve made it to election day. Today, we elect those who will serve in the state House and Senate, the U.S. House and Senate and who will be our state’s chief executive as ...

Corman deserves another four years in Pa. Senate

It’s no secret that politics is a game of influence. In a system in which no one gets to make unilateral decisions, convicing others to join your side is the only way to achieve anything. We are fortunate enough to be represented in the Pennsylvania Senate by a man who is one of (if not, ...

In this different election, three reasons to vote

As should be obvious to most people, this midterm election is unlike any other. The country is so emotionally and politically divided, that voting decisions come down to which group mindset, rather than individual candidate, you trust more. That’s regrettable and we hope the state and ...

Turn up the heat on fire safety

We’re heading into winter, time again to remind everyone about fire safety as people light up the stoves and fireplaces. Seven times each day, someone in the United States dies in a home fire. According to the National Fire Prevention Association, cooking fires account for 47 percent of ...

What could the University of Maryland possibly have been thinking?

No matter how much some people may try to tell you otherwise, sports — even at the highest levels — are nothing more than games. They’re entertainment. The outcomes of the contests have little significant impact on the real world. The fact that many major universities pay sports coaches ...

Synagogue shooting proves hate, anti-Semitism are still very much alive

In what has become far too commonplace in this country, another mass shooting occurred over the weekend — this time, right here in Pennsylvania — as an anti-Semitic gunman rampaged through the Tree of Life Synagogue Saturday morning in the Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh, killing 11 and ...

‘Terror begets terror, and fear begets fear’

The cover of the April 15, 1996, issue of Time magazine, which focused on then-Unabomber suspect Theodore J. Kaczynski, referred to the Berkeley math professor-turned-recluse as “Mad Genius.” Time began what it referred to as a Special Report with the words, “The Power of Paranoia.” ...

Hopefully recent bomb scare leads to return to respect on both sides

Someone tried to send a bomb to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, but it was intercepted by the Secret Service, it was revealed Wednesday. The Secret Service also was looking into what may have been an explosive sent to former President Barack Obama. Police in New York were ...

Declining enrollment trend a cloud on PSSHE

Enrollment at the 14 state-owned universities in Pennsylvania is down by 4 percent this year, including nearly 38 percent at Cheyney University, the nation's oldest historically black college. This is the latest batch of bad news for our state universities system, as enrollment has been ...

Commissioners: Voting systems in Mifflin, Juniata counties are secure

With the November elections just a few days away, your Mifflin and Juniata county commissioners want to reassure our residents that we have the utmost confidence that our voting systems are secure and that your vote will be properly counted. A recent nationwide poll showed nearly 80 percent ...