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Today's Opinions

  • Letter: A sincere thanks to White Oak

    This letter is to express my sincere appreciation to the administration and staff of White Oak Manor Nursing Home of Lancaster. Their professionalism, expertise, caring and compassion have been lifesaving and instrumental in providing appropriate medical and emotional support to me and my family when needed.
    Every department gets involved in the total care that is essential for the well-being of those entrusted to White Oak Manor as residents.

  • Letter: Conservative Trump thrived amid liberals

    A lot of folks think that Donald Trump is a celebrity and businessman who is running for president but doesn’t know much about politics and government and has no experience in it.
    Let me tell you what I know about Donald Trump and his experience as an active, conservative, grass-roots Republican.

  • Letter: Thanks for support for our Marines

    I offer a special thank you to the generous citizens of Lancaster and York counties who contributed to the Christmas gifts sent to the Marines of 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, home-stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C., and currently deployed to Romania.

  • Column: Don’t blame God for mass killing in San Bernardino

    The Daily News of New York City, with letters that covered the front page of the Dec. 3 edition, boldly proclaimed, “God Isn’t Fixing This.” The statement was made in the wake of yet another mass killing, this one in San Bernardino, Calif., in which 14 people were killed and more than a dozen others wounded.
    This headline is sheer lunacy and outright hypocrisy.

  • U-turn on McClancy troubling

    Editor’s note: On Nov. 9, Lancaster County Council voted 4-3 to deny a rezoning request by McClancy Seasoning for a 21-acre tract in Indian Land.  More than 100 of McClancy’s neighbors had protested the rezoning, saying it would devalue their homes. On Nov. 23, the council voted to reconsider that decision, sending the proposal to the planning commission for more study.

    As a citizen of Lancaster County and Indian Land, I am troubled by the Lancaster County Council’s Nov. 23 decision to reconsider the McClancy rezoning issue.

  • Letter: Helping children deal with death

    My son died three years ago at age 25. Our family has many small children, and one of the things I did at the visitation was to place a step stool in front of the casket, so they could see my son – their uncle and cousin.
    They all crowded around and touched and kissed him while I answered their questions: Why doesn’t he move? Why he is he cold? Why can’t he speak? It helped that I had taught preschool before becoming a funeral director.

  • Column: Remembering the mayor

    Sherrill Mullis, Joe’s Uncle Sherrill:
    When Hurricane Hugo hit Lancaster in September 1989, Joe was out there with the police, rescue squad or driving his own car in the early morning, checking on people or roads in the city and county.
    Am I Joe’s uncle? Not really, but I am Charlotte’s uncle. He seemed to like calling me Uncle Sherrill even though I am only a few years older than him. It tickled me.

  • Column: 1990 speech honoring Joe Shaw

    Below are the remarks I made as president of the Lancaster Breakfast Rotary on May 9, 1990, when the club designated Joe Shaw a Paul Harris Fellow, the highest award a club can confer on persons who exhibit the ideal of “service above self,” the motto of Rotary. Joe was not a member, just someone worthy of recognition in the club’s eyes. How much did he accomplish in the 25 years since!
    The material is a bit dated, but the heart of Joe Shaw is reflected in these remarks, which described him then as we remember him now.