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Today's Opinions

  • Frick needs to tell us about his cases

    A couple of years ago, William Frick defended a man who was charged with shooting and killing a local native who had been a major league athlete. Thanks to Frick’s hard work as a defense attorney, the accused received just 15 years. This killing received a lot of attention in the news from across the country and around the world.

    But while I’ve followed the campaigns and heard Frick throw stones at his opponent’s experience, I haven’t heard Frick talk about this case or any others where he was the defense attorney.

  • Who is in charge of probate court

    Who is in charge of

    probate court

    For years, I never knew who our probate judge was. This is an important office because the probate judge is an elected official who is responsible for wills and mental-health commitments. These are important issues which affect many local families. Shouldn’t we know who is in charge?

    If someone can be in office for a long time and you don’t know who they are, maybe it’s time for a change. If you don’t know who is in charge, maybe someone else needs to be put in charge.

  • Newman will stand up for us

    In November, voters will elect a new solicitor. This person will be the chief prosecutor in Chester, Fairfield and Lancaster counties.

    As the son of a career police officer with more than three decades’ experience, who stood in a courtroom last year to speak at the sentencing of the man charged with killing my brother, the issues at stake in the race for solicitor hit close to home for me and my family.

  • Republicans ready to make a difference

    Next month, Lancaster County voters will cast ballots from U.S. Senate down to county and school board offices.

    Lancaster County Republicans have worked hard to ensure that Lancaster County voters have more choices than ever by helping to recruit local candidates, some for races which long went uncontested on November ballots.

  • I have a vested interest in our community

    You have heard a lot from my opponent(s). I think it’s time to set the record straight.

    My opponent says my experience consists of five trials. Here are the facts. Since 2011, I have been lead prosecutor for the Lancaster Police Department.

  • Brooks has skills needed for county school board

    I am writing in support of James Brooks, candidate for Lancaster County school board, District 1. James lives and practices three major attributes that will be demanded by this job: leadership skills, communication skills and dedication to community.

    James’ leadership is clearly demonstrated by professional activity as vice president of a major construction firm, through his membership and participation in the Indian Land Rotary Club as an officer and board member and his co-chairmanship of the Board of Zoning Appeals for Lancaster County.

  • Measure of good judge based on knowledge, integrity

    In less than two weeks, the voters of Lancaster County will be tasked with the responsibility of choosing the best person to manage a government office that, sooner or later, will affect every family in our area – the probate judge. In this election, the voters are offered two sharply contrasting candidates with regard to their levels of relative preparedness for the challenges that face them.

  • Holt: We need to do something different

    Albert Einstein is often credited with saying that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.

    The voters of Lancaster County have elected the same probate judge over and over again during the past 20 years. They undoubtedly didn’t know the true results they were getting. Our probate court is ranked in the bottom third in the state.