Opinion

Publishing anonymous op-ed does way more harm than good

Editorials

As frustrating as it has been for those who routinely called our Open Line in the past to complain about everything and everyone, we felt that eliminating anonymous criticisms was the right thing to do. So, we moved to force those who wish to air their grievances in the newspaper to do so by ...

Democrats would be fools to impeach Trump

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: “The chickens have finally come home to roost. Now there’s some truth coming out about Trump and I want to see how he’s going to try to wriggle out of this.” My Democrat friend Ken was positively ecstatic about the news that Trump’s lawyer had taken a plea deal and ...

It takes more than just health systems to prevent suicide

Editorials

Many of us may not want to talk about it — but the truth is we’ve all likely been impacted by suicide and we all can play a role in tackling one of our nation’s most pressing health issues. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, and rates have been on the rise ...

Donation to help replace pool liner is appreciated

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Lewistown Country Club would like to thank Monica Malhotra for her generous donation to help us replace the liner in our pool. Monica is the daughter of Dr. Raj and Pali Malhotra of Lewistown and even though Monica and her family have relocated to Texas, wanted to do ...

Recent column leaves out important information

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Once again, I feel compelled to reply to one of Betsy McCaughey’s columns. This particular one was in Saturday’s Sentinel and was titled “‘Flipping’ benefits prosecutors, but not the public as a whole.” Betsy’s entire column is based on the supposition that bad ...

Economy grows thanks to hard working citizens

Editorials

We hear a lot about unemployment rates, the gross domestic product, business inventories and a variety of other economic indicators. But among the most interesting are productivity reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In essence, productivity data compares the value of goods and ...

Trying to put price tag on ‘fair education’ is impossible task

Editorials

Pennsylvania is in the top 10 among the 50 states in its spending per public education pupil. That has not kept education spending — and, specifically, how much of it comes from state government — from being a hot-button issue in Pennsylvania for decades. The problem has usually related ...

Great reward is there for those willing to work for it

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: As I picked up my Wednesday Sentinel and looked at all the criminal-related stories on the front page, and second page, I cannot believe just how bad things are getting in our little town. It is so sad that the behavior of so many has gotten out of control. And most are ...

A cancer on the papacy?

Editorials

This summer, the sex scandal that has bedeviled the Catholic Church went critical. First came the stunning revelation that Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, former Archbishop of Washington and friend to presidents, had for decades been a predator-priest who preyed on seminarians and abused altar ...