A Moral Failure

Written by Eric Kearsely, Willow Street. This piece was first published here, the LancasterSpeaksUp.com blog, on February 11, 2021 with permission from the author. It has been submitted to LancasterOnline/LNP for consideration as a Letter to the Editor.  NOTE: Update from the author added on February 16, 2021. Vaccines are being distributed throughout the countyContinue reading “A Moral Failure”

Judicial Districts Aren’t Logical

Written by Steph Schreyer, New Holland. This piece was first published on January 30, 2021 in LancasterOnline/LNP. Reprinted here with permission from the author. I am really scratching my head when it comes to state House Bill 38, a proposed amendment to the state constitution to organize the state judiciary into geographic districts and furtherContinue reading “Judicial Districts Aren’t Logical”

Investing in Americans Who Want to Get Back to Work

Written by Perry Hazeltine, Lancaster City. This piece was first published here, the LancasterSpeaksUp.com blog, on January 25, 2021 with permission from the author. It has been submitted to LancasterOnline/LNP for consideration as a Letter to the Editor.  In 1932, Americans were desperate. Hoover’s stubborn refusal to stimulate the economy trapped people in poverty.  WorkingContinue reading “Investing in Americans Who Want to Get Back to Work”

A Call For Lloyd Smucker’s Resignation

Written by Laurie Hess, Warwick Township. This piece was first published here, the LancasterSpeaksUp.com blog, on January 10, 2021 with permission from the author. This piece was also published on January 13, 2021 in LancasterOnline/LNP.  This is not my first letter to the editors of this newspaper. Most of my letters have been Kumbaya affairs,Continue reading “A Call For Lloyd Smucker’s Resignation”

In Memory of Richard Thornburgh, a Real Republican

Written by Dr. Mary Theresa (Terry) Webb, West Lampeter. This piece was first published here, the LancasterSpeaksUp.com blog, on January 8,2021 with permission from the author. It has been submitted to LancasterOnline/LNP for consideration as a Letter to the Editor.  The Republican party has historically stood for upholding the Constitution, standing for free elections, integrityContinue reading “In Memory of Richard Thornburgh, a Real Republican”

It’s Time to Move Forward

Written by Dr. Mary Theresa (Terry) Webb, West Lampeter. This piece was first published on December 16, 2020 in LancasterOnline/LNP. Reprinted here with permission from the author. If you are one of the majority of Lancastrians who voted for Donald Trump for another four years as president, you may be feeling sad or angry orContinue reading “It’s Time to Move Forward”

Football, Politics and the Importance of a Handshake

Written by Irma Ilustre, Manheim Township. A shorter version of this piece was first published on November 29, 2020 in LancasterOnline/LNP under the title “What Happened to Good Losers?”. Reprinted here with permission from the author. Fall is a great time of year – not for the leaves or the pumpkin spice lattes, but forContinue reading “Football, Politics and the Importance of a Handshake”

LNP Best Workplaces

Written by Eric Kearsley, Willow Street. This piece was first published here, the LancasterSpeaksUp.com blog, on December 16, 2020 with permission from the author. It has been submitted to LancasterOnline/LNP for consideration as a Letter to the Editor. The LNP should be lauded for sponsoring the idea of a “Best Workplaces” insert.  No doubt itContinue reading “LNP Best Workplaces”

We Must Live Up to the US Motto

Written by Dr. Mary Theresa (Terry) Webb, West Lampeter. This piece was first published on Nov. 16, 2020 in LNP/LanasterOnline. Reprinted here with permission from the author. As we ponder the aftermath of the presidential election, one thing is clear. We are still a divided nation.  Bridging that divide and learning how to communicate with oneContinue reading “We Must Live Up to the US Motto”

COVID-19 Testing in Lancaster County

Written by Eric Kearsley, Willow Street. This piece was first published on June 8, 2020 in LNP/Lancaster Online. Reprinted here with permission from the author. Last week the politically polarized Lancaster County Commissioners came together and unanimously approved a plan to use some of the funds provided by the CARES Act passed by Congress toContinue reading “COVID-19 Testing in Lancaster County”