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Today's Opinions

  • Thomas a saint among us

    There was a twist of irony to the weekend following the death of Sam Thomas.
    Sam, who died late Thursday afternoon at Springs Memorial Hospital, would have had quite a time Saturday and Sunday.
    An avid sports fan, Sam likely would have been glued to the television following South Carolina’s solid 35-7 win over SEC rival Georgia in what many hailed as the biggest game in USC football history.

  • Scott Case is the change we need

    Ms. Beverly Lynch recently submitted an article where she says that this is the first time anyone can remember where we have a choice for Lancaster County sheriff.

  • Vote yes to Sunday alcohol sales

    On Nov. 6, you can change Lancaster County by saying yes to more business, yes to more jobs and yes to a better quality of life for all Lancaster residents. A referendum to allow restaurants to serve alcoholic beverages on Sunday will be on the Nov. 6 general election ballot. This effort is being organized by the Citizens and Business for Lancaster County committee.
    This month, you will notice campaign signs around the county, which will simply say “Vote Yes – Citizens & Business for Lancaster County.” A yes vote can help Lancaster County in many ways:

  • Sheriff Faile is always ‘square with you’

    Sheriff Barry Faile has brought the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office into the 21st century with hard work and creative ideas.
    Faile came into office in 2009 in the midst of a dismal economy with unemployment at a record high. Idleness and financial needs greatly increased the crime rate, but he and his staff have been quick to solve crimes and bring the offenders to justice in record time.
    Faile is well qualified to be our sheriff. When I spoke with him recently we talked about his accomplishments and his goals.

  • Garris ‘exemplifies excellence’

    I am happy to recommend Tamara Garris for re-election to City Council in District 4. I have had the pleasure of knowing her for 20 years. She is a hard worker and gets the job done.
    Tamara has proven her leadership skills over the past four years. I have enjoyed reading about her online in The Lancaster News. It makes me feel good to read about someone doing something to make a difference in her community, instead of all of the killings going on in my hometown.

  • Will America flourish or perish?

    Americans are being forced to make a critical decision of survival on our precious nation. Will Americans humble themselves and become more self-sufficient, while separating themselves from government’s demands and privileges, thus allowing and endorsing our nation to again flourish within a free and open constitutionally-supported economy?
    As legislated primarily by Capitol Hill Democrats, our nation’s out-of-control government spending is nearing the brink of a total fiscal disaster.

  • As news disseminators, we newspapers still do deliver

    As a teenager in Pennsylvania, I delivered The Morning Call and The Evening Chronicle to customers in a suburb of Allentown. On rainy days, I’d try to make sure the paper stayed dry inside the screen door. Now, I get The State and the New York Times delivered to my driveway in plastic bags, though the Times delivery is erratic. I can, of course, also read the Times on my iPhone, iPad and desktop computer.
    As disseminators of news, we still deliver. True, some choose to call us “content providers,” as though news were an anachronistic four-letter word.

  • Visitors praise center and residents

    Dear Mayor Joe Shaw,
    I was ecstatic to learn of the new Native American Studies Center in your town. On Thursday evening, Oct. 4, my family and I made the more than 100-mile trip to Lancaster for the grand opening.
    It was all that we could have asked for and more. It is second to none and everyone involved should feel proud.  Thank you and your fellow City Council members for investing in this endeavor.