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Today's Opinions

  • Guest Column: Recognizing journalists who gave their all

    WASHINGTON – World War II correspondent Ernie Pyle died during the invasion of Okinawa in 1945. 
    In his pocket was a draft of his last column, “On Victory in Europe.” He wrote, “...the companionship of two and a half years of death and misery is a spouse that tolerates no divorce. Such companionship finally becomes a part of one’s soul, and it cannot be obliterated.”

  • Letter: Saddened by lack of Christ-like love

    As I read the opinion about how the lady at Starbucks was treated because she was wearing a gay-pride pin and was in fact gay herself, I was deeply saddened.
    As a Christian myself, I want to tell this lady how sorry I am she was treated this way. Please don’t judge the goodness and mercy of the God we serve by the way many of us, his followers, live out our Christian faith. We are to show Christ-like love to the world so that others might come to know him.

  • Letter: Public online school a welcome alternative

    My grandsons Clayland and Brayden were always high-achievers in school. Unfortunately, the distractions of a brick-and-mortar classroom became too much, and they couldn’t focus.
    Their teachers were great, but struggled to balance lessons and class discipline. The boys begged to be home-schooled. Since I don’t have a teaching background, I was hesitant to agree. Thankfully, we’ve found the perfect solution with online public school.

  • Guest Column: Video prompts ethics question in Berkeley senator’s ’17 DUI arrest

    A newly released police video is raising questions about whether S.C. Sen. Paul Campbell tried to use his official position to avoid charges of driving under the influence and lying to police in 2017 – which, if true, would violate state ethics law.

  • Letter to the Editor: In marking July 4th, principles more important than partying

    As I write this, the Fourth of July is approaching and the parties are about to begin.
    Sadly, the masses often celebrate this near-sacred day with little or no thought of the principles this once-great nation was founded on. It seems most partiers conveniently forget the sacrifices of the multitudes that came before us, those who shed their blood to establish a special land where freedom and justice would be key, with certain inalienable rights for the citizens of our nation bound together by a common goal.

  • Letter to the Editor: Thanks to anonymous giver who paid for my medication

    Through the years I have read many thank-you letters in The Lancaster News, never dreaming that I would be sending in one myself.
    The odd thing is that I do not know who I am thanking. This is because the very kind person or persons I am thanking wish to remain anonymous. I’m praying that the person or persons read The Lancaster News and will see my letter.

  • Letter to the Editor: Main Library to be closed during July for relocation

    Here’s a quick update on the changes happening at your Main Library as part of our expansion/renovation project.
    During the month of July, we are closed to public service, as we pack up nearly 50 years of memories. Some of our staff members remember coming here as little children, while others started working here when they were in high school, and are now grandmothers.  

  • Guest Column: Why your census participation is crucial for Lancaster County

    The 2020 U.S. census is nine months away, but I want to let all Lancastrians know why it is so important.
    The census is far more than just a head count of how many people we have living in the United States. It determines political power and where government funds are disbursed, and it provides important information for businesses looking at opening in our area.