The abortion/anti-abortion issue is not going away anytime soon. The Supreme Court imposed abortion on demand in 1973. People of faith have had a perpetual battle with this shameful issue as it coincides with God’s Sixth Commandment, “Thou shalt not kill.”

Once again, Johnstown residents show their true colors. In a Readers’ Forum letter on Sept. 2 by Doug Crouse, “Johnstown doesn’t need more problems,” he criticizes the thought of accepting Afghan refugees here. He wrote that, “being constrained by the bounds of decency (he) can only say no.”…

In the middle of the 14th century, the Black Death hit Europe. In four years, which must have seemed like an eternity at the time, 40 million people died in agony and 200,000 thousand villages were totally wiped out. When it was really going strong, there weren’t enough living to bury the de…

Each month brings a different subject of awareness. Sadly, September is Children’s Cancer Awareness. Through the Johnstown Walk of Hope, we have created a sub-fund called Children are Precious. This fund financially assists families who have a child with a cancer diagnosis. We cover overdue …

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Once again, Johnstown residents show their true colors. In a Readers’ Forum letter on Sept. 2 by Doug Crouse, “Johnstown doesn’t need more problems,” he criticizes the thought of accepting Afghan refugees here. He wrote that, “being constrained by the bounds of decency (he) can only say no.”…

In the middle of the 14th century, the Black Death hit Europe. In four years, which must have seemed like an eternity at the time, 40 million people died in agony and 200,000 thousand villages were totally wiped out. When it was really going strong, there weren’t enough living to bury the de…

Each month brings a different subject of awareness. Sadly, September is Children’s Cancer Awareness. Through the Johnstown Walk of Hope, we have created a sub-fund called Children are Precious. This fund financially assists families who have a child with a cancer diagnosis. We cover overdue …

A letter by Joan Stephenson of Westmont, “There is a method to curb pandemic,” has been selected by the editorial board as the best of those that appeared during the week of Sept. 6-11.

Just like Jackie Gleason would say to his friend Norton on his TV comedy show back in the late 1950s. A great line we could use today, just replace Norton with President Joe Biden.

Sens. Doug Mastriano and Judy Ward are trying to pass Senate Bill 846. It calls for school districts to develop and promote a plan for parents or legal guardians to opt-out their children from not wearing face coverings or masks. And that the students will not be subjected to harassment or d…

Let me just take this opportunity to thank all of you never Trumpers and Democrat socialists, as well as all of you Facebook, Twitter, Google and YouTube zealots for putting the biggest stooge in U.S. history into the White House. Instead of mean tweets we now have dead Marines and soldiers.

In regard to the Readers’ Forum letter on Aug. 28 by Nicholas Sempeti, “Boost Johnstown’s population,” suggesting that Afgan refugees be resettled in Johnstown and creating a “Little Kabul” or a “Little Damascus” in our midst. I, being constrained by the bounds of decency, can only say no.

Benjamin Disraeli is quoted as saying, “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.” However, some say that Mark Twain was actually the origin of that statement. Twain did say, “Statistics is the art of never having to say you’re wrong.”

Poverty retreating means to control COVID and infrastructure coming, including connectivity, broadband and cell service (imagine, no more trips to McDonalds or Walmart parking lots for internet), shots in the arm, cash in your pocket and help for rural schools and hospitals all through Democ…

An article was published in the paper discussing an assessment of Johnstown by Roger Brooks and his Destination Development Association team. This assessment seems to have focused on business-centered revitalization needs in Johnstown.