Today's Opinions

  • Proud to be a ‘radical’ Republican

    I am proud to be a Republican because of our past accomplishments and what we are trying to accomplish today.

  • Size of papers reflect sour economy

    I am fortunate to have a subscription to our hometown newspaper. Clicking through the latest edition I ran across comments regarding the online version. One reader was no longer able to subscribe due to financial difficulties and wondered why The Lancaster News doesn’t offer free access like some other area newspapers.

  • Children appreciate Greek Week

    Pan-Hellenic Greek Week was a success. The youth who attended expressed their appreciation by saying how much they enjoyed the programs and activities. They said they had fun and were grateful for the information shared during the week. More than 80 children participated during the weeklong activities.
    On Monday night, the children heard from presenters and speakers – Johnnie Dewese, retired teacher from Lancaster City schools; the Rev. AnThony Pelham of Faith, Hope and Victory Church; and the Rev. DeMarkus Thompson, a military recruiter.

  • Democrats put hypocrisy in practice

    Lately there have been several examples of  blatant display of Democrat hypocrisy. One was when the Massachusetts Democrat Convention started on June 2. On page 14 of the convention program under registration and credentials was a statement that a photo ID was required before entering the Massmutual Center.
    The second example was when Michele Obama’s book, “American Grown,” went on sale in Washington, D.C. On June 12, she held her first book-signing. Again, those attending the book-signing were required to have a photo ID.

  • Democrats’ solution is to spend other people’s money

    I don’t think I would be proud to be a Democrat today.
    In January 2007, when Democrats took over full control of Congress, unemployment was 4.6 percent and the debt just over $6 trillion. Within a year, both numbers started escalating rapidly and have worsened ever since.
    Fifty percent of medical costs today are the result of obesity, smoking and litigation.

  • Don’t let the summer fun lead to ER

    Although school has already been out for a month, summer officially starts today, June 20.
    With that in mind, it’s time to remind everyone – children and adults alike – to put safety first this summer.
    According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), summer is when you are most likely to be injured, with emergency room visits spiking by about 20 percent during June, July and August.

  • Remember Dad on his special day

    Dads, credit Sonora Smart Dodd for that tie you always wanted, hand-drawn, crayon-colored greeting card and all the attention lavished on you today. Why? Because Dodd was an equal opportunist daughter.
    While listening to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909 at Central Methodist Episcopal Church in Spokane, Wash., Dodd got to thinking that fathers deserved special recognition, too.

  • Letter writer praises David Demby

    I saw an article on David Demby, “Passion, love for EMS a career calling,” in The Lancaster News. I want to say I am so very proud of what he has done with his life. He has grown into a great man who cares for others.
    I remember David when he was a child and his mother was so sick. He and his brother would come with their mother to my beauty shop on South Avenue. They were such good boys then. I am so very glad to know he is still a good guy, who loves his fellow man and wants to help people in need.
    May God bless you always, David.