Opinion

Pro-lifers are eager to help women, kids in need

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Pro-lifers are ready and eager to help women and children in need. I am concerned that the claims in Mr. George Fisher’s letter will give struggling moms in our community the wrong impression. Crossroads Pregnancy Center in Lewistown and Mifflintown offers compassionate, ...

Sabotaging others’ food is not harmless fun – it’s dangerous

Editorials

Yet again we hear in the news about someone who took it upon themselves to try to sabotage others’ food — this time in Pennsylvania. A 20-year-old woman in the Pittsburgh suburb of West Mifflin decided for reasons that are not yet known (but are suspected to involve intoxication) to ...

It is our responsibility to be informed voters

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: It seems to me that the only person/persons responsible for the Russian meddling in our democratic process is us — the American voter. I have not heard a single political pundit or seen a single national newspaper send out a public service announcement urging every American ...

We can’t trust government to tell us truth about war

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Let’s not go to war. Why not? It’s because we can’t trust our government to tell us the truth about why we should go to war. The Lyndon Johnson Administration used an “alleged” incident in the Gulf of Tonkin to get us into the Vietnam War. We learned too late that ...

Athletes must listen to their bodies – and coaches must let them

Editorials

Here soon, the sound of whistles blowing, balls being thrown, caught and kicked and pads cracking will signal the return of practice for fall sports. Unfortunately for the athletes, preparing for sports in the autumn requires training in the heat and humidity of August — known often as the ...

I can’t thank you enough for finding my dogs

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Our dogs disappeared a few days ago from our home in Mill Creek and we advertised them in The Sentinel. An elderly couple found the dogs Saturday afternoon down state Route 655 between Belleville and Reedsville, around 20 miles from home. They were trying to flag down other ...

Federal control of elections would make Russian meddling easier

Editorials

U.S. senators were told last week that the federal government should have a bigger role in protecting states’ election systems from computer hackers such as those working for Russia. That sounds reasonable. Proposals that Uncle Sam have more power over us almost always do. A report ...

Many donated to Juniata County 4-H Beef Club sale

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Juniata County 4-H Beef Club would like to thank the following who donated items for our sale for Ronald McDonald House of Danville. Juniata Lumber; Juniata Junction Restaurant; Sticky Bun Cafe; Lester Stuck Building Supply; Sheetz; Hilly Ridge; Mac’s Clothing; Ballet ...

PSSHE tuition rate freeze is good first step

Editorials

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education is freezing tuition rates for the 2019-20 academic year for the first time in 20 years. Hopefully, it’s not a case of too little too late for the state-owned system, which includes relatively-nearby schools like Shippensburg, Lock Haven, ...

Turnpike fee increase taking a toll

Editorials

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is using valid arguments trying to justify the 6 percent toll increase scheduled to go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Jan. 5 on all sections and extensions except three western Pennsylvania “cashless” toll facilities. Anyone familiar with the facts about ...