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Editorials

Friday, August 28, 2015

It’s fairly unusual for a young, healthy man from a small town to go missing without a trace.

But to have two young, healthy men disappear is really an anomaly.

But that’s the current dilemma in the Tamaqua area.

The first puzzling sequence of events took place on June 2, 2014, on Tuscarora Mountain Road.

A van, believed to have been driven by Seth Muskett, 22, was involved in a crash. The vehicle, a Dodge Caravan, reportedly was owned by his mother, Deanna Muskett-Mease.

When state police arrived, Muskett was nowhere to be found.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Last year the Pennsylvania Supreme Court distributed new rules forbidding judges from hiring family members. This decision was applauded as a much needed curb on nepotism and one which brought Pennsylvania’s judicial guidelines into conformity with much of the nation.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Scammers hoping to trick you into revealing personal information through login IDs, passwords or credit card information are getting better at their trade by posing as legitimate businesses and organizations.

Americans are not all that keen when it comes to protecting their identity.

Compared with 143 countries represented in another survey, the U.S. ranked 27th overall in ability to detect phishing, the tactic used to obtain financial or other confidential information from Internet users.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

‘Ignorance of the law excuses no one” is a legal principle meaning that a person who is unaware of a law may not escape liability for violating it merely for being unfamiliar with its provisions.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Schuylkill County is rich in coal mining heritage.

So it’s only fitting that the two biggest stories in the history of the county are centered on mining.

One is the story of the legendary Molly Maguires, the secret band of immigrant coal miners.

The other, of course, is the Sheppton Mine Disaster.

On Saturday, a state historical marker was erected on Schoolhouse Road in East Union Township.

It marks the August 1963 cave-in that buried three miners 320 feet below ground.

Miraculously, two were rescued.

Friday, August 21, 2015

 

What does Armageddon mean? It means destruction.

Our czar and his henchman John Kerry have made a deal with the devil. Kerry has done a far worse agreement than his gullible mentor, Neville Chamberlain. The consequences of this agreement will be far worse. Iran is the most destructive state in the world.

Iran has not honored past agreements, they have sworn the destruction of Israel and the Great Satan (The USA) and would use nuclear weapons at anytime on those who disagree with their hair triggered radical views.

Friday, August 21, 2015

 

Dear Rich,

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Forgive my use of this electronic medium to express my appreciation for your wonderful article on the written thank-you note.It will expedite receipt of my endorsement of your comments.

As parents, my wife and I took great effort to instill in our children the importance of a written thank-you note — whether it be for a gift (the most obvious of reasons), a favor given, or simply for one of those random acts of kindness that often come our way.

Friday, August 21, 2015

 

I guess Fox News needs the ratings. Did they bait Trump? In my opinion and only my opinion, I think they did.

I think Trump speaks what he believes. He’s not afraid to tell you what he believes.

Everyone knows that when people run for office, they’ll tell you anything to get elected as long as they advance a win. I think it’s a breath of fresh air to hear what someone really thinks.

Friday, August 21, 2015

 

I read your paper faithfully on Saturdays as I live in the community. I’m aware of what’s happening, not only in our community but the world. I’m also a Nazi survivor.

This past week was the 70th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Although we’ve come a long way in 70 years and have all the modern means of communication, we’re either dumb or dead to the world.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane must resign. She has been mortally wounded by a series of allegations including the leaking of grand jury testimony, and she is prolonging the turmoil and chaos by her obstinacy in hanging tough. It seems as if everyone knows the ending of this sordid tale except her.

The Montgomery County District Attorney filed charges against Kane. Last week, Kane claimed that the allegations are politically motivated to try to cover up pornographic emails at some of the top levels of state government. She called on a judge to release these emails.