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Opinion

COVID-19 is here, but panic does no one any good

Editorials

Over the weekend, we learned of our first confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mifflin, Snyder and Huntingdon counties. This was on top of there already being one confirmed case among Juniata County residents and another two that were confirmed Monday. Having verifiable, undeniable proof that ...

I have never experienced anger to heights I do now

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I have never experienced anger to the heights I do now. For starters: A looter is a person who gainfully obtains spoils from a catastrophe. Mr. Chuck Schumer and Ms. Nancy Pelosi, the two most despicable individuals existing under the protection of our Constitution, are ...

A letter to my students

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: For the past six weeks, you have been reading columns written by some of my students (Editor’s note: You can find the final installment in the series on Page D1 of today’s edition). I asked them to write about what they know, and what they delivered was a series of ...

This is a time to choose to return to God

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: We are in the hardest time this nation has faced. We now face an enemy we had never expected, a war that no one could discern. The coronavirus is affecting all of us in ways never expected. Everything that was exalted before is now broken down. Sporting events without ...

We need to be prepare for the worst while hoping for the best

Editorials

Most of the news about government’s response to COVID-19 has been released at the state and federal levels. But as the epidemic spreads, local governments will become more and more critical. Some municipal and county officials in our area already have begun planning for that time. Those ...

How can we continue to support our region’s small businesses?

Local Columns

Our lives have all taken a dramatic turn in the last few weeks. Our community, which was built on the backs of hard-working, blue-collar workers, has faced many challenges throughout its history, but nothing like the one we are facing today. It has been encouraging, however, to see so many of ...

No matter how long the tunnel may be, there is light at the end

Editorials

News about stock market losses due to panic over COVID-19 — as well as an oil price battle involving some foreign nations — certainly has been of concern. But our economy’s engine is not on Wall Street. It is an extraordinarily complex mechanism relying on Americans making or providing, ...