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Today's Opinions

  • Support Relay for Life Friday

    Lancaster County is known as a place where caring and giving people live. Those with even a slight hint of doubt about the citizens of Lancaster County need to be at Lancaster Memorial Stadium on Friday night.

    Your doubt will fade as the sun sinks and droves of people file in to continue to battle cancer.

    That’s when the annual Relay for Life unfolds. The stadium is spacious and that’s good because Relay draws a packed field as people from all walks of life gather to continue the fight to defeat cancer.

  • Heath Springs streets look like landfills

    Something needs to be done about littering in the southern end of our town. I live in this part of town near the projects.

    Ride down these streets any time of day or night and you will see liquor bottles, beer bottles, diapers, marijuana bags, couches and mattresses strewn in ditches.

    After I got home from work Tuesday, someone had discarded a headboard in the ditch behind my home. A little way down the street are piles of trash and mattresses that have been there for months.

  • Founders’ commitment is evident

    More than 50 years ago, a man known as a philanthropist, textile magnate and World War II ace pilot wanted to help his employees come out from under the throes of finance companies high interest rates.

    Springs Mills owner Col. Elliott White Springs knew that many of his employees were borrowing money from finance companies that were “very prevalent and unregulated.”

    At that time, banks were not into consumer lending.

  • Defining animal ordinance difficult

    What is a dangerous dog? Is it fair to categorize certain breeds as dangerous? Can you spot a dangerous dog just by looking at him? Can anybody?

    These are some of the questions that County Council members have been grappling with since they began looking at adopting an animal-control ordinance that primarily targets man’s best friend.

  • Rep. Mulvaney ‘cares about education’

    I would like to express a few concerns that I’ve had regarding the recent public education attacks on my friend Mick Mulvaney.

    Mick is one of the most honest and straightforward people I have ever met. What you see is what you get. Our friendship has grown even fonder over the past couple of years while working for the citizens of Lancaster and York counties in Columbia.

  • Family Promise has Web site

    Family Promise is moving along quite nicely in its seventh month of this journey. eeMuch progress in all areas has been achieved and the latest accomplishment is the Family Promise of Lancaster County Web site.

    Most people in America are able to connect to the Web and I’m sure the same is true for Lancaster County citizens.

    Family Promise wants to make it easy for people to learn about and  understand what Family Promise is and what it will mean for Lancaster County.

  • Sexual assault impacts community

    Sexual assault is a social problem that affects every community in our nation. It affects children, women and men. It does not matter the age, religion, socioeconomic status. Rape is the most under -reported crime in America.

    Rape requires more than pointing out the problem. Rape requires a communitywide partnership and focusing on the victims.

  • Grumble or learn to live with it

    Years ago when I was a youngster, I heard older folks grumbling about all kinds of stuff. Seems like back then our politicians took time to listen and some wrongs were corrected or made a little easier for us.