Opinion

Dangerous stunts, making threats are no jokes

Editorials

An Oregon man is lucky his idea of testing the Second Amendment did not result in his death. Another man, in Ohio, may be about to learn amassing an arsenal, then talking about mass shootings, isn’t funny at all. What on Earth is wrong with these people and, sad to say, what appears to be ...

Fayette Carnival Parade winners announced

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Fayette Community Carnival Parade Committee wishes to thank all who participated in the 2019 parade: Grand Marshal-Richard & Susan Watts; Judges-Anthony & Barb Varner, Kirk Freed, Tyson Troutman and Cassidy Dillman; Juniata County Veteran’s Council; Juniata County ...

Police risk their lives to see that justice is served

Editorials

We’ve said in this space before there is no such thing as a “routine” day for those in law enforcement and that even the most simple-seeming task — like pulling a car over for speeding — can quickly turn into a life-threatening situation. Officers put their lives at risk every ...

The gang at Louie’s is together once again

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Somebody told me the other day that Louie was back in town. I went over to the tavern yesterday, and sure enough, it was open for business with Louie behind the bar. It all looked the same except for a plastic palm tree behind the bar with a label that said “Another Sunny Day ...

Epstein death shows need for federal prison system probe

Editorials

The apparent suicide of rich pedophile Jeffrey Epstein while in federal custody continues to make headlines. For a time, the murder of vicious gangster James “Whitey” Bulger at a federal prison in West Virginia was big news. But what about the other prisoners who die violently while in ...

Help of many made Beef Club auction successful

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, Pallet ...

Report suspicious behavior; let police decide what is credible

Editorials

When violent crime happens, usually at some point after the fact you’ll hear someone say something like “well, (perpetrator) has been acting strangely lately.” Just imagine how many incidents over the years could have been prevented (and how many lives could have been saved) had someone ...

Thank you for support of Randy Zook Golf Open

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Thank you to all who were a part of the Randall Zook Golf Open at Lost Creek Golf Club. We are grateful to our company sponsors: Metzler Forest Products, Jarden Plastic Solutions, Kyfus Metal Sales, David Maines Assoc. Fayjan Tools, Mid-Atlantic Green Builders, Teksaver’s, ...

Consider the effectiveness of new gun laws

Editorials

A 33-year-old Southern California man’s murderous rampage was a reminder of the futility of relying on gun control laws to curb violence. He used knives to kill four people in Santa Ana and Garden Grove. After the man was apprehended, one police official described him as “full of ...

Climate change is not to blame for everything

Editorials

Got a problem? Blame climate change. Sometimes, it seems that is the knee-jerk reaction to many of the challenges facing humankind. Now, feeding the world’s 7.5 billion people is being linked to climate change. A new United Nations report maintains, in the words of one of its co-authors, ...