Opinion

Casting in Hollywood rubs salt in the wounds

Editorials

Early this week it was announced that Scarlett Johansson, of “Avengers” and “Lucy” fame, has been cast in, and is a producer for, a new movie called “Rub & Tug.” This sounds standard in the world of movie making, as Johansson is clearly one of the most talented actresses in the ...

Preventon board thanks community for support

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Juniata County Prevention Board would like to thank those individuals and agencies who helped to make the Community Round Table events possible. These events were held in order to educate the community about youth drug and alcohol trends in our county, and to provide ...

Don’t take your freedom for granted

Editorials

As we do every July 4, today, we as a nation stop to celebrate the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. The words written on that single sheet of parchment paper in 1776 in Philadelphia declared this nation free from the tyranny of the British monarchy and brought ...

Thank you for wonderful ‘Let Freedom Ring’ event

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: It was a gorgeous evening sitting with several hundred people on South Main Street in Lewistown, Friday evening June 29, under the blue sky with white clouds hovering overhead and listening to the Lewistown Community Band and Choir present the annual “Let Freedom Ring” ...

Calls to abolish ICE grow louder from Democrats

Editorials

After taking on and winning her first race against fellow Democrat and 4th ranking member of the House of Representatives, Joe Crowley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is giving voice to a growing movement that is seeking to abolish the branch of the Department of Homeland Security Immigration and ...

Journalists – like those killed Thursday – are real people

Local Columns

Thursday’s tragedy at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Md. hit close to home for me and two of my colleagues. Brad Simpson, Chief Financial Officer, Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association, Robin Quillon, Publisher of The Tribune-Democrat in Johnstown and myself were meeting in a conference room ...

20 years of Harry Potter

Local Columns

I can hardly believe it’s been 20 years since the release of the first Harry Potter book, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” It really doesn’t seem possible that it has been that long. Now, I admit: I wasn’t a fan at first. I found the first three chapters of the first book ...

New and popular titles at Juniata County Library

Local Columns

With so many good books being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to read first. Every week, I offer a run-down of significant new releases available here at the library. Visit our online card catalog at juniata.sparkpa.org to search today or call (717) 436-6378 to have a ...