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The numbers don’t lie. So far, and these numbers will go up over time, there are five guilty pleas, one person sentenced and in prison now, 75 criminal charges brought so far, two criminal cases ongoing now, 19 people and three Russian corporations charged concerning Putin involvement in Ame…

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On Sunday, we held our Relay for Life fundraiser, “Cuts for the Cure,” at the Oakland Church of God in Distant. What a great event. Not only did we raise a lot of money for cancer victims and research, but we had a great day of fun, fellowship and fundraising.

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Memorial Day — for some it is the time of celebrating the unofficial start of summer. For others, Memorial Day has a much deeper meaning. However you choose to observe the holiday, I believe it to be important to remember the reason for this holiday.

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Last Wednesday, the Rimersburg Elementary School fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders, in my opinion, gave a world class performance of the Young Performers Edition of “The Wizard of Oz” at Union High School.

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I was intrigued by Union School District’s proposal to move to Mass Customized Learning (MCL). Since I’m very interested in learning how to help students be more successful, I wanted to offer my perspective from working over 25 years in education.

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The New Bethlehem Civic Club wants to thank everyone who participated in the AMBA blood screening event on Saturday, May 12. We especially want to thank the many participants who have remained faithful to our program.

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On Saturday, May 12, members from local fire departments completed the 140-hour Essentials of Firefighting class. The class consists of four different modules: Introduction to the Fire Service, Fire Ground Support, Exterior Firefighter and Interior Firefighter, and ends with a structure burn…

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The Rimersburg Veterans Memorial Park and Museum board would like to thank you for your generous support of our park and museum. It’s quite an undertaking to keep everything running smoothly, and we more than appreciate the support this community has given us.

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I am writing in response to the March 28 article in The Leader-Vindicator, titled “Man released after sentence for 1986 double murder.” Brian Mitchell, according to the article, was released after almost 31 years of incarceration. He is currently living in a halfway house in Pittsburgh, and …

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• He stirred up the biggest racial division our country has ever gone through so far. He, Eric Holder and Rev. Al Sharpton are the biggest group of racist people this country ever faced. Sharpton owed millions in back taxes and still had an invite to the White House. I don’t think a real rev…

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Hillary Clinton, the queen of feminists, recently unwittingly disclosed the real objective of feminists: female chauvinism (control and domination). Feminists achieved this objective quietly in steps until now.

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The Clarion Venango Forest County Farm Bureau is celebrating Rural Roads Safety Week April 8-15 by encouraging county motorists to travel safely on roadways this spring and throughout the year.

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I am writing this letter to express my sincere gratitude for all of you wonderful people who came together on March 10 at the Strattanville Fire Hall to make a cancer benefit dinner in my honor a success.

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We are writing to you to make you aware of specific items regarding the Rimersburg Area Chamber of Commerce and Cookie Daze. Please note the following:

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I’m writing this letter in response to Jeff Shaffer’s comments in last week’s Leader-Vindicator about Pennsylvania’s troubled dairy industry.

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This winter has sure been a roller coaster ride. Hopefully we are going to be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel soon. Spring is always the best time of year, when the white disappears, everything starts to green up and all of a sudden we have all these blossoms filled with beautiful …

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Based on the outcome of three elections, I am beginning to think I am not of this world or, narrowed down, not of America and certainly not of Pennsylvania. There wasn’t anything enhancing about President Obama’s first term yet he was re-elected in 2012! Regardless of Gov. Wolf’s campaign vo…

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It has been three weeks since the horrible event in Parkland, Fla. that cost 17 innocent people their lives. There has been much talk about the solution to such heinous crimes, but more than that, the solutions have been knee-jerk, feel good proposals, especially from Liberals concerning gun…

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March is National Nutrition Month. It is sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and started in 1973 as National Nutrition Week. It became a month-long awareness campaign in 1980 as Americans started becoming more interested in healthy eating.

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Ungodly feminists have struck again. The feminist-controlled League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania and the liberal Democratic-controlled Pennsylvania Supreme Court have stooped to an all-time low in corruption. Both, in concert, committed blatant unconstitutional acts for the purpose of sto…

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After the Parkland, Fla. shooting, the anti-gun people are once again calling for comprehensive gun legislation, which in the minds of liberals is confiscation of all weapons. This is always the only answer liberals have when such horrific events like this happen; however, this is another ex…

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President T-Rump is really fascinated by his apparently huge number of Twitter followers. If you, like T-Rump, are just as amazed, you might want to consider a few things about Twitter followers: they can be bought and can be fake. There are more than a dozen companies that sell fake followe…

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First of all, I would like to thank the good Samaritan who has been clearing blocks of walkways this winter, saving residents plenty of shoveling as the white stuff has been coming hard and heavy lately. I’m not sure who you are, but thanks for the great job!

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I am burdened with and tired of relentless solicitations by mail and phone for contributions to remedy many causes that common-sensed legislators should not find too difficult to muster a vote on.

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The East Brady Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank everyone who helped out with the Jan. 12 ice and flood emergency.

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Due to the decrease in economical advances in Clarion County, it’s about time for educators to help the community. Yet again we are talking about raising school taxes, but what concessions have our school district made.

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This is a letter to give a special thanks to state Rep. Donna Oberlander for all her time and effort for helping our townships and boroughs in Clarion County.

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As I write this, our American government is shut down. The Greedy Old Propagandists are in charge of the presidency, the Senate and the House. They are actively attacking our government. Steve Bannon said they want to disassemble government. It’s happening.

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This is not normal. When I learned that Vladamir Putin chose to support Trump, I was dismayed but I had no idea things would get this bad so quickly.

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In the Jan. 3-4 edition of The Leader-Vindicator, columnist Chris Henderson gets one sentence in before he makes a mistaken and ill-informed gaffe. He writes, “It is hard to believe that it has been this long since the big Y2K scare which, of course, turned out to be nonsense.” What has, of …

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On Dec. 22, Redbank Valley High School hosted its first ever “Student EdCamp.” A team of teachers and I took the lead on organizing a student-centered and student-focused event, the day before Christmas break. We are proud to say that it was a rousing success and there are numerous individua…

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Recent letters from Sheri Hamilton and Lynn Ramsey present an opportunity to expose the truth about feminism. Both women are feminists. They attacked my previous letter against godless liberals by claiming I have false Christian values, am outrageous and a threat to America. Feminists are th…

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This holiday season I believe Tom T. Andrews Jr., my father, is smiling in heaven as a result of the Redbank Valley Historical Society’s recent publication of “Business Center Recollections” featuring his 1989 columns about New Bethlehem. On behalf of the Andrews family, I extend a heartfelt…

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Sadly, I just lost another good, long-time friend, Melvin Stark. For many years, he did a lot of work helping me with maintenance and repairs on my rental properties. He always did a good job and was fun to be around.

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In his Rimersburg Rules column in the Dec. 13-14 edition of The L-V, Joe Lewis bemoans the possibility that the will of the voters in Alabama would be thwarted by various evil forces. I’m sure that now he is overjoyed at the results of the election there this past Tuesday — the will of the v…

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I would like to share a brief story of serendipity, an event that happens by chance, that has resulted in a wonderful benefit for Union High School students.

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The latest lawsuit brought against the Armstrong County Commissioners and we the taxpayers is hard to swallow. The Armstrong County Tax Collectors Association decided we need to be responsible for fattening their paychecks.

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The most important trait of my friend Blondie was he never talked behind your back. If he had something to say, he said it to your face. He was honest, caring and a fighter for what he believed in. I give him a lot of credit for standing up for what he believed in.

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The board of the Hawthorn-Redbank-Redbank Municipal Authority (HRRMA) would like to thank the employees from the Redbank Valley Municipal Authority (RVMA) for all their help last week when we had a major water line break.

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The genie is out of the bottle and will never return to it. The genie represents white males, workers, producers, savers and Christians. The bottle represents the prison built by godless liberals when they controlled the entire federal government for over 10 years. Liberals rammed down peopl…

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We would like to thank everyone who participated in any way with our Military Salute at S&T Bank in New Bethlehem on Nov. 9. This was our third year of presenting this honor, and each and every year we get a little better at it — but only because of everyone who visits our branch to help…

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Every month, the Redbank Valley Church Association Food Pantry supplies food for families in need. Tom’s Riverside has assisted in many ways. One very helpful example is that Les Aaron orders Thanksgiving turkeys for the food pantry during the summer, so they are available for the Thanksgivi…

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I’ve lived the American Dream. I asked our single mom’s welfare caseworker to eliminate my share of the food stamps when I was a teenager. He would not. I was sad to see his obituary in the newspaper years later. He had said our single mom with four kids would starve without my share of food…

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On Nov. 2, it was my good fortune to attend a Turkey Town Veterans Recognition Breakfast sponsored by state Rep. Justin Walsh (R-Westmoreland County) that provided good chow and fellowship, and featured keynote speaker state Rep. Dr. Rick Saccone (R-Allegheny County).

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Thank you to everyone who helped, donated and came out to support Brock Roy at Redbank Valley Volleyball’s last game of the season. It was truly a team effort!

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Armstrong County District Attorney Scott Andreassi and I have worked together as colleagues and friends for the last 18 years. We have each been District Attorney of our respective counties since before Columbine, 9/11, and before the plague of heroin struck Western Pennsylvania. Each of the…