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Letters to the Editor

Two-tiered justice system is to be reviled, not revered

There is compelling evidence that Jussie Smollett filed a false police report. This offense is a misdemeanor punishable by jail, a fine, and probation. Given that the evidence was compelling and that Smollett was indicted by a grand jury, his case would normally be heard in a court of law where ...

Praise the Lord’ should be applied to everyday life

Baruch HaShem. It means in Jewish language “praise the Lord.” Applied to every day life, we wake up from a night’s sleep with a celebration of a new day. We have breath in our lungs and our heart is circulating blood through our arteries and veins. From a scriptural standpoint, we can ...

Background checks for all gun sales

In the months leading up to the Democrats’ takeover of the House, Republicans warned of the Left’s desire to start overturning the Second Amendment. One of the first acts of the new majority was to introduce H.R. 8 to require a background check for every firearm sale. In other words, a bill ...

Clean water needs to be a top priority

Would you drink a glass of water with a straw made of 100 percent lead? It is possible that you already do. The thought of lead-contaminated drinking water may conjure up images of the terrible situation in Flint, Mich., but in communities across the nation, including locally, many of the ...

With sadness, JAVAC now a thing of the past

I am sad to announce that as of March 26, the Johnstown Area Volunteer Ambulance Corps (JAVAC) has officially closed their doors. The Johnstown Fire Department commenced coverage for the city as of Jan. 7, and will be the primary Emergency Medical Service provider for the city of Johnstown. ...

Individual healthcare planning, decision-making

April 16, 2019, is National Healthcare Decisions Day. In furtherance of St. Mary’s Mission and Values, particularly our respect for human dignity, we encourage individual awareness of and participation in advance healthcare planning and decision-making. Making healthcare decisions is ...