Opinion

Telling the truth about recent violence in schools

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Why, we ask, are people taking the lives of children and others? I am a Christian and know the truth that God’s infallible word tells us. Take his word out of their life and there is no love. Take the Bible out of schools and the devil takes its place. Love and respect are ...

The ABCs

Local Columns

From the time a child is born, parents and caregivers do their best to teach the child all of the things that will prepare them to head off into the world of academia. First, a child is encouraged to say their first word. Some say, “Mama.” Some say, “Dada.” Others say, “puppy” ...

New gun laws mean trusting the FBI after their mess up in Florida

Editorials

Regardless of how you feel about new restrictions on gun ownership, ask yourself this: Who would be enforcing them? The same FBI that failed to act on warnings Nikolas Cruz was dangerous, allowing him to slaughter 17 people at a high school? The FBI that cleared Dylann Roof to buy the guns ...

‘Sow to the wind, reap the whirlwind’

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: When I was a boy living in a rural area, we went to a one room school house. We boys carried pocket knives to school. Some of the boys brought rifles to school to hunt on the way home from school. From grade school into high school, we would have scripture reading prior to ...

JV Striders appreciate support of event sponsors

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: It is with great appreciation that the Juniata Valley Striders would like to extend our thanks to the many sponsors of our events and our organization in 2017. We spearheaded several races that would not have been possible without our generous sponsors and volunteers: 1. ...

Should non-union members be forced to pay ‘fair-share’ fees?

Editorials

Among rights the Constitution guarantees to Americans are those of speech and association. Yet for decades, many states have infringed upon those rights because big labor unions demanded it. U.S. Supreme Court justices are hearing arguments this week in a lawsuit filed in an attempt to ...

State shouldn’t put all its chips on the lottery

Editorials

Gov. Tom Wolf is optimistic about the prospects of getting the Pennsylvania Lottery back into sound revenue territory — optimism that might be shared by some lawmakers as well. However, the governor’s projections don’t seem to be acknowledging fully the short- and long-term implications ...

Political ties should not matter when it comes to tragedy

Editorials

Seventeen people, most of them children, died in a school massacre last week — and U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-N.Y., apparently thinks that is a good opportunity to take a political jab. During a radio interview Wednesday, Tenney said this: “... it’s interesting that so many of these ...

Cutting size of state House is not a good idea

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Last year the Pennsylvania General Assembly approved legislation that would cut the number of state House members from 203 to 151, a decrease of 52 representatives. If that legislation is approved by the General Assembly again this year, it could appear on the ballot in the ...