Letters to the Editor

Marino’s leadership on school safety wins my vote

To the editor: No parent can imagine the complete anguish of losing a child in a school shooting. As Americans, it is our job to keep our children and staff safe in schools which starts with trained armed guards. Recently, at a school in Maryland, a school resource officer and retired SWAT ...

Volunteers are lifeblood of charitable organizations

To the editor: Volunteers are often the unsung heroes of charitable organizations. These caring individuals find joy and fulfillment in giving to others and expect nothing in return. They provide invaluable services to those in need, and often serve as ambassadors by engaging their families, ...

Lions Club spaghetti meal to benefit Snook family

To the editor: The Milroy Lions Club wishes to announce out April spaghetti supper. It will be held at the White Memorial Church, Main Street, Milroy. We will serve from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 19. The menu will be the same: spaghetti, meatballs, salad, applesauce, bread, homemade ...

MCFB to host Meet the Candidates on May 2

To the editor: The Mifflin County Farm Bureau is hosting our 2018 primary election Measure the Candidates Night at 7 p.m. on May 2 at the Mifflin County High School. We have invited a total of 21 candidates running for the following offices: The 81st Legislative District, the 82nd ...

Government doesn’t create jobs? Is Wagner serious?

To the editor: In a recent TV ad, Sen. Scott Wagner states “companies create jobs” and then he advocates cutting the size of government. For him to infer that government doesn’t create good jobs is laughable. Highway construction, maintenance and repairs are just one example of how ...

Previous letter writer is again revising history

To the editor: This letter is in response to Stephen Sellers letter to the editor that appeared in The Sentinel on Thursday, April 5. In that letter Mr. Sellers once again revises history. In this, case his own writing. In the most recent letter, Mr. Sellers states of his first letter, ...

Property taxes, not sales or income taxes, stay local

To the editor: In a recent TV ad, state Sen. Scott Wagner says that Tom Wolf has enacted “never-ending tax hikes.” It is true that Gov. Wolf has signed some legislation approved first by the Republican-controlled General Assembly that increased “sin” tax revenue to help balance ...

People in 12th District deserve Marc Friedenberg

To the editor: Marc Friedenberg is running for Congress. He’s out there talking to people, asking them what their problems are, and listening to them. He knows that outside the bubble of prosperity that has formed around Penn State (and even inside it) people are suffering, people who want ...

Friedenberg would help truly drain the swamp

To the editor: We were told they were going to drain the swamp by getting rid of regulations and entrenched bureaucrats. Instead they’ve given control of the government to corporations and lobbyists. This administration is more interested in protecting the corporations and the well-to-do ...

Second Amendment is still right that protects all others

To the editor: This letter is in response to Mr. Geedey’s letter in the March 24-25 Lewistown Sentinel. I would like to clarify a couple of points. When I said in my letter that Republicans and conservatives were the supporters of the legislation that ended segregation, that is exactly ...