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Today's Opinions

  • Humane Society grateful for support

    The Humane Society of Lancaster County Inc. would like to give a very heartfelt thank you to all those who helped make our first Fur Ball a huge success.

    There are so many to thank that I won’t be able to list them all. So if you are not mentioned, please know that we know who you are and the omission is one of space only.

  • The outlook is bright for administrative professionals

    What profession should be considered when starting or changing a career? Becoming an administrative professional is a solid choice for the future, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Dept. of Labor.

    More than 4.2 million people were employed as administrative assistants and secretaries in 2006, with another 362,000 jobs expected to be added by 2016, an 8.5 percent increase over the 10-year period.

  • Kids in public schools have right to equal education

    I want to respond to Jeffery Donahue’s letter “Parents who want best for kids not elitists” in the April 18 edition of The Lancaster News.

    No one is being selfish at all. It is just that everyone can’t afford to send their children to private schools. My children have learned perfectly fine for the last five years and are on honor roll. They are not being rushed to learn. That is why they have after-school programs.

  • Be part of Child Safety Day on June 7

    On behalf of Springs Memorial Hospital, we are very proud to be associated with the third annual Child Safety Day, which will be held on June 7.

    As responsible citizens, parents, community leaders and community members, it is the responsibility of all to promote the awareness of safety of our future – our youth.

    On June 7, many agencies and businesses from our community will take time out of their busy schedules to educate local youth and their parents on different ways that safety can be ensured in everyday life.

  • Senior citizens to get help with analog transition

    Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer answers questions about aging issues.

    Question: When I was watching the news the other evening, I saw the reporter talking about the government making a law that would change how television works. They said that if you didn’t have cable television, your TV would not work any more and that you would have to get a new set. Will my television really quit working next year?

  • Washington must choose his office

    We were actually working on a story about something called “dual office holding” in reference to the Great Falls election when we heard that a protest had been filed in the recent election.

    Two unsuccessful candidates in the Great Falls election filed a protest claiming that Darryl Washington, the top vote getter, is holding dual offices.

    Anyone can file a protest on any issue, but this is not an issue for the Great Falls Election Commission because it is not an election issue.

  • Election is not a popularity contest

    I begin this letter by introducing myself once again as a proud wife and mother, as well as a conservative Republican by choice. I recently commented in The Lancaster News editorial section regarding the upcoming Senate District 16 election setting Rep. Mick Mulvaney, a Republican, against Democratic candidate Mandy Powers-Norrell for the vacated seat in November. Apparently, my letter stirred some attention to this race.

  • Citizens face worse issues than threat of vouchers

    When asked what the major issue facing our district, Mandy Powers-Norrell answered, “The threat of school vouchers.” School vouchers?

    Was that really her answer or was it a misprint by The Lancaster News to make her look foolish and out of touch with the citizens of Lancaster?

    With Lancaster County unemployment at 9.9 percent, I doubt the threat of school vouchers is keeping those affected up at night. My guess is they are worried if they will be able to find a job.