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Today's Opinions

  • Council doesn’t have enough info on business license fees

    License fees for small businesses is back again as an issue. Only four years ago this same issue was beaten to death or some thought.

    Apparently some members of Lancaster County Council want to pursue the issue again. Small businesses are the only businesses Lancaster County has. These small businesses already support this county.

    Larry McCullough, a new member of County Council, says we can’t become a top-tier county without charging (taxing) small businesses a business license fee.

  • Honor dad on his day

    Sunday is Dad’s big day. Honor him and give him a warm hug and special smile. It’s that one day annually set aside to honor those men who have played a major role in our lives.

    That special guy goes by several names – Father, Daddy, Dad, Pop just to name a few, and wears a host of hats.

    Father’s Day, celebrated the third Sunday in June, traces its early observance to July 5, 1908 in a church located in Fairmont, West Va., by Dr. Robert Webb at the Central United Methodist Church of Fairmont.

  • People should not mistreat animals

    This letter is in reference to B.J. Mishoe’s letter, “If you love your pets, don’t let them roam,” in the May 27 edition of  The Lancaster News. I want to thank her for bringing that to everyone’s attention.

  • Call center jobs allow unemployed to harass the unemployed

    Seems a bit ironic that Lancaster County, with its high unemployment rate, may be blessed with a call center.

    Ain’t America great? An opportunity for unemployed Lancasterians to get a job that will entail calling those still unemployed Lancasterians and blessing them out over past due credit cards.

    Of course, that’s better than getting a call from India, I guess.

    W.B. Evans

    Lancaster

     

  • Have fun, stay safe this summer

    Summer doesn’t officially start until June 21, but now that school is over for the year, most folks probably consider it summertime already. And considering the number of hot, humid days we’ve had over the past few weeks, there’s really not much reason to try to hold onto spring, is it?

    Summer has long been considering the season of fun. The time of the year when kids get a long break from school, and families take their annual vacations.

  • School grateful for Pleasant Hill Fire Department

    We would like to publicly thank the Pleasant Hill Fire Department for their many years of service to Heath Springs Elementary School and the surrounding community.

    For the past 13 years, the members of the fire department have given of their time and energy to help make our annual Heath Springs Rodeo a success. This was a very difficult year to raise money for our annual fund raiser. Due to the economy and bad weather, we were unable to raise the funds we normally do.

  • We should not bring terrorists to U.S. soil

    I am writing in reference to Larry Rollings’ letter, “Of course we can house Guantanamo prisoners,” in the May 31 edition of The Lancaster News. Mr. Rollings, why should we bring these terrorists to American soil?

  • Woman confined to wheelchair asks for tolerance

    I would like to take a minute to introduce myself to you. You were looking at me so intently that I thought maybe you’d like to know more about me. I am the large woman in the electric wheelchair you stared at recently in Walmart.

    Some of you have been doing this for a year or so, but that day it was worse than ever before. I really can’t expect more from children since they learn from you – their parents.