Opinion

Georgia county between rock and hard place with polling place issues

Editorials

Shutting down seven of a Georgia county’s nine election polling places was bound to raise a stink. Perhaps the outside consultant who recommended it ought to take a refresher course in American history. Election officials in Randolph County, Ga., are between a rock and a hard place. They ...

Trump should continue to give North Korea no benefit of the doubt

Editorials

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un may have been jubilant about his deal with President Donald Trump, reached earlier this summer during their meeting in Singapore. Kim may have believed that, in exchange for mere promises, he had gained Trump’s unqualified trust. That would have fit ...

Fact or fake?

Local Columns

Thirty-nine years after taking my first course in library science, Reference Materials and Services, I have finally realized why Miss Wilhelm had us evaluate 450 non-fiction books in one semester; that would be examining and evaluating 32 books a week or 4.5 books a day. I reached this epiphany ...

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 check out next. Every week, I offer a run-down of significant 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 ...

For Ohio State University, is winning what matters most?

Editorials

Ohio State University football coach Urban Meyer will lose about $725,000 as a result of the suspensions he has served and will serve. If that seems like a lot, consider that it is less than one-tenth what Meyer is expected to be paid this year. Is the punishment for what Meyer did — or, ...

Benefit dinner is possible because of your support

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Juniata Valley YMCA is pleased to state the 10th annual Benefit Dinner held Aug. 16 was a success. With your support, the YMCA can continue to serve our mission of providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The YMCA board, staff and volunteers of ...

Dispute between casinos, lottery over boundaries was inevitable

Editorials

Pennsylvania casinos are not real keen on the state’s new iLottery program. They filed a complaint with the Revenue Department last week, arguing that the internet-based games simulate slot machines and casino-style gambling in violation of state law. The owners of seven casinos in the ...

Thank you for supporting recent golf tournament

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The McVeytown Lions Club would like to thank the following for sponsoring and donating to our first golf tournament: American Legion Country Club, Allensville Planning Mill, Amy Oden-Bitner State Farm Inc., Baker Racing, Barr Funeral Home, Bowersox Auto Body Inc., Brian ...

The left’s long war against free speech of conservatives

Editorials

In the competition of ideas, you can’t win the game if you’re not on the playing field. That’s why Silicon Valley bigwigs’ stubborn refusal to put business above their own personal partisan biases doesn’t just rankle. It reeks. Equal access to social media is not just about sharing ...