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The officers and membership of the service organizations — the Shearer-Shick Post 454 of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars 7132 — wish to express their sincere thanks to the following for helping make the Memorial Sunday Service and the Memorial Day program in Rimersburg a…

Adam Schiff is now chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. I thought you had to be intelligent to hold that job, not a blooming idiot.

The following are some comments and observations about William Strong’s letter to the editor in the June 5-6 edition of The L-V. His letter is rife with errors and lies — either his own or the ones he parrots from Trump. I’ll only address a few.

Letters to the editor in local newspapers became a part of my life at an early age, but as the world changed I perhaps should have listened to caring friends, neighbors and relatives who kept advising me to go on with my life rather than trying to correct the abuse of authority and power our…

free adjective 1. not under the control or power of another; able to act or be done as one wishes. 2. not or no longer confined or in prison.

Picture yourself lying in the grass, enjoying the young men practice football. Taking advantage of the little bit of shade on the whole field — the school field, in the public, not doing a thing wrong. Then you are approached by a man, telling you that you are harassing a female and you have…

As an active participant in this community, I was appalled at the Facebook comments being issued to those responsible for running our local Peanut Butter Festival (PBF). I, for one, am not on Facebook and behavior like this is the main reason why (go ahead and post your nasty comments as I w…

Robert Mueller with 15 Democratic prosecutors conducted an exhaustive two-year investigation costing $32 million into possible crimes of President Trump. Mueller’s report contained no finding Trump committed any crimes. In particular, Mueller found insufficient evidence Trump conspired (coll…

All this Christianity since 00/00/0001 BC/AD or now BCE/CE — Is this the best we can do in the last 2019 years or so? A priest who is accused of now raping women and not just children, walks free while a non-Christian Uber driver is locked up for “attempting” to lock the car doors to trap wo…

It is hard to believe the American people (voters) are not fed up with the childish Far Left Democrats doing nothing for our country. Their hatred for President Trump has pushed them over the edge. They were voted in to office to work with the President and to work for the people. The amount…

I will start this article about pencil neck shifty Schiff. A report in the Judicial Watch stated that Schiff traveled to New York at least four times to meet with Michael Cohen (for over 10 hours) to coach him before last month’s high-profile public testimony. The sessions covered a slew of …

Do you have cancer? Does someone close to you have cancer? Have you lost someone to cancer? Chances are that you answered yes to at least one of these questions.

The taxpayers should demand that the Dems do something for the people or resign or stop their paychecks and all their perks.

After reviewing most of the qualifications of the candidates running for offices in Clarion County, I came up with the candidate I think is more qualified, more experienced, highly educated and is very interested in working for the citizens of Clarion County. She is a native of Clarion, live…

The New Bethlehem Police Department and New Bethlehem Borough Council thank everyone who helped make the first annual Cops and Bobbers Fishing Derby a great success. The weather couldn’t have been better to spend a beautiful morning along Red Bank Creek, although the water was muddy from the…

Please circle May 21 on your calendar as a reminder to vote. I know for a fact that 350 of you signed a notarized petition to the supervisors, and I quote, “To do their elected duties with an attitude of willingness to work together in the manner for which we elected you to do.” Some of you …

Eighteen months until the next Presidential election, and Democrats are moving at warp speed to negate the many positive accomplishments of Donald Trump. All the while, the Democrats have nothing to run on, so they are reverting back to what works best for them: lies, obstruction, identity p…

I know that I am repeating myself, but it appears that there are some “adults” that were elected, that are being paid and are responsible for the actions and choices of other town employees, specifically the police. If you are tired of reading it, then don’t, but maybe think about it for a l…

In the Rimersburg Rules column in the May 8-9 edition of The L-V, Joe Lewis gives us a clear picture of his regard for the law. In short — he seems to have none.

The Union All Sports Booster Club held its annual 5K/10K/2 mile walk on Sunday, April 28. This event is one of the major fundraisers for our club and all of the funds we collect go directly to the student athletes at Union.

The New Bethlehem Civic Club wants to thank everyone who participated in the AMBA blood screening event on Saturday, May 11. We especially want to thank the many participants who have remained faithful to our program.

The Service flag (also called the Blue Star banner) is an official banner authorized by the Department of Defense for display by families who have members serving in the Armed Forces during any period of war or hostilities the United States may be engaged in for the duration of such hostilities.

[To L-V letter writer Steve Smith]: Do you only wake up every six moths, or is it the one that writes your letters is to blame for getting a letter in the paper, or do you have school lessons to do?

On behalf of the 45 Valley Thrift Shop volunteers, I would like to thank everyone who contributed to the 2019 Capital Campaign of Caring. Whether your donation was in memory of a volunteer or loved one, in honor of a volunteer or loved one, or just because you believe in the mission of the V…

In the April 17-18 edition of the L-V, Fred Shick asks “What have these far left morons done in 2½ years to help the American people?”

Thank you to all who attended the Walter W. Craig American Legion Birthday Dinner. It was a great success and well attended by legion and auxiliary members from the Redbank Valley area.

The annual Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Early Childhood Education Reach and Risk Analysis released through the Office of Child Development and Early Learning shows that statewide only 36.6 percent of children under the age of 5 in Pennsylvania are participating in direct impact qua…

Volunteers collected 42 bags of garbage from the Bostonia Hollow along Route 28/66 on April 11 with the help of the New Bethlehem Lions Club, Seminole Rod and Gun Club, Mahoning Township Supervisors and the Distant Fire Department.

Well, it has been since Feb. 19, and I am still waiting on Sandy Mateer, president of our New Bethlehem Borough Council, to get back in touch with me. More important things must be going on, or she just does not want to do the right moral gesture and apologize for all the wrongdoing that tow…

President Trump came up with the best plan yet — send all the illegal immigrants to the Sanctuary Cities.

On behalf of the Clarion County Fair Association, I would like to thank everyone that helped make the 2019 Gun Raffle on March 30 a great success.

The Clarion Venango Forest County Farm Bureau is celebrating Rural Roads Safety Week April 14-20 by encouraging county motorists to travel safely on roadways this spring and throughout the year.

Here is Democratic hypocrisy at its best: Michael Bloomberg is an anti-gun activist who wants to disarm our country, along with Cuomo, Feinstein, Blumenthal, Pelosi, Nadler, Peduto of Pittsburgh, Gov. Wolf and the moron Dems that want to disarm us (yet they have armed guards) to get control …

I oppose legalization of adult use marijuana as proposed in state House Bill 50. The bill legalizes medical marijuana, recreational marijuana and increases the state revenues through taxation of marijuana.

I have always enjoyed reading letters to the editor from an early age, but today, the obituaries, recent deaths, anniversaries along with deed transactions and articles titled, “Nifty at 90,” are of more concern.

There aren’t enough words or room in this paper to express our gratitude to everyone who participated in the spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Gary Mangiantini on March 23. Its success was far above what we could have hoped for or imagined, but couldn’t and wouldn’t have happened without the h…

The incident I wrote about a couple weeks ago involving the New Bethlehem police happened in August 2018. It takes six to seven months to finally get a meeting with the town council and solicitor. Because it took so long, the police officers that were involved are no longer with the departme…

As I have been walking on the trail and around the community trying to shed some winter extra weight, I noticed quite a bit of trash that has accumulated over the season. It consists of everything from those darn plastic bags (hopefully these are soon outlawed as they are in other countries)…

In reading Chris Henderson’s article, “On Second Thought: What have we come to?” I found it a breath of fresh air. Henderson lays out unabashedly, the alarming absurdity of how our nation has deviated from the established course of commonsense, due to identity politics, lawlessness, ungodlin…

These worthless, far-Left, just-can’t-let-it-go-that-they-lost-the-presidency-to-Mr. Trump, Democrats cost the taxpayers more than $25 million for Mueller and his Democratic panel to come up with no collusion (although they ruined some people’s lives that had nothing to do with Mueller’s inv…

Let me begin by saying I like reading The Leader-Vindicator. I enjoy reading about people I have known a long time getting well deserved recognition for things they have been doing over the course of their lifetimes. Or at other times, reading of local fire departments making good on their e…

Here we go again. New York Gov. Cuomo at his best. He is taking on the NRA and telling the banks of New York not to have any dealings with the NRA or its members.

On Saturday, March 9, the Hawthorn Rod and Gun Club held its semi-annual turkey dinner. The reason for this letter is to thank all of our loyal neighbors for their support.

Did you see where Shifty Schiff had his people spend 10 hours coaching Michael Cohen how to be a better liar like Schiff is? That is a conflict of interest as Schiff is one of the group wanting to get rid of President Trump.

I finally met with the New Bethlehem Borough Council and its solicitor on Feb. 19. This was from the situation that happen last August on the football field, with then-Police Officer Greg Bowser. There was only one other council member there, not on the police committee. Mayor Murray was not…

The reason for this letter is to ask for your support. As you probably have heard by now, the American Legion is in the planning stages for a Veterans Memorial Park in New Bethlehem for all Redbank Valley veterans. It will be located in the vacant lot across from Zack’s restaurant. We have a…