I was wondering:
-- Did automobile manufacturers quit installing turn signals on their new cars or is it a fact that drivers nowadays don’t know where the switch is or they just can’t be bothered using them?
-- If there really is not a death list then is it just a coincidence that people older than 80 are not provided with any meaningful physical therapy to regain helpful movements because they will not be returning to the workforce?
-- Is it really true that our government leaders – from Attorney General Eric Holder along with others on up the line to the president – knew nothing about the IRS targeting specific organizations to harass? If so, some of these subordinates’ heads should roll for not informing their supervisors about such unlawful antics. The higher-ups must be must be blindly trusting or very naive, or maybe they are simply outright lying. They should all be fired and replaced with people who are awake, responsible – and honest.
-- Is it possible that our president really believed, as he said, about the Benghazi debacle: Four of our people died for no reason other than being American, and that it was just a bump in the road? If he did believe it, did our president take note of the accident near Spokane, Wash., where a truck hit a bridge, causing the bridge to collapse and several vehicles to fall into the river? Was that just a bump in the road, too?
Return visit was a shock
For those who don’t know what OBX stands for, it’s the abbreviation for Outer Banks of North Carolina. I just returned after spending a week.
I went there many years ago with my children and grandchildren. What a shock this time. The innkeepers and business people are up in arms because no one wants to return. After the weekends, Monday through Friday is dead.
The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission has closed a lot of beaches for the birds and turtles. For nonresidents, they now want $10 to fish for 10 days and if you want to drive out on the sand it will cost $50, but you can purchase a $140 sticker for the summer. I walked out on the beach and counted 10 cars. There used to be more than a 100.
If you are lucky to own a beachfront house, you have a private beach. Those in the back don’t and you have to travel a distance to find access if you can.
The business people told me not to complain to them, but to my congressman. I know I’ll not return like the others.
I was wondering:
Readers' Forum 3-9 | Lorain council may change police coverage
The Johnstown Police Department has covered Lorain Borough for as long as I can remember. Now, all of a sudden, it is not doing a “good” job?
Help Cambria celebrate a milestone | Events on tap for 210th anniversary
It’s going to have to be a pretty large cake to hold 210 candles.
That is how many fire sticks it will take to mark Cambria County’s birthday.
Laurels and barbs
Laurel: Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center has earned high honors for its patient simulator training facility.
Readers' Forum 3-8 | Homeowner stymied by red tape
I recently became a new homeowner in the city of Johnstown. My family lived in this same house for 26 years. We rented from the same landlords for 251⁄2 years.
Toward a more employable you | JARI, foundation offer workforce initiative
Trying to find a job without having the proper skill sets, or education, can be a very daunting task.
Readers' Forum 3-7 | Letter carriers appreciate kind words
As a retired U.S. Postal Service mail carrier with 34 years of service delivering the mail through all kinds of weather, below zero and above 90 degrees, I am writing on behalf of myself and all letter carriers for the kind letter from James R. McDonald Sr., who wrote on Feb. 25, “Postal service was up to task.”
Readers' Forum 3-6 | Education key to child's development
I have worked with children throughout Johnstown and I have noticed the benefits and sometimes the need for quality education for young children.
Strengthening Windber's stock | Institute, med center, stadium draw attention
Exciting things are happening in the sleepy, northern Somerset County community of Windber.
Readers' Forum 3-5 | Enlist volunteers to spruce up Johnstown
On Feb. 19, nobody enjoyed doing the slip and slide – it’s not a dance craze, it’s a fact of life – in Johnstown.
I have an idea that might work – have volunteers clear the sidewalks.
Money managers | CamTran lauded for cutting construction costs
Credit the leaders of the Cambria County Transit Authority for knowing the value of a dollar.
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