While cuts are rampant, education system suffers
As concerns rise across the nation for the many sub-par high school graduates we are producing, we continue to see federal and state funding cut for education.
Killer robot report plants seed of our eventual doom
It’s not every day, or ever, that killer robots make international news. One reason is that, as far as we can tell, they don’t exist. Yet.
Early-morning fishing trips were a hook for life
Columnists are a different breed of cat. One never knows when the Muse will move them to write about the darndest and at times oddest of things. That happens to me frequently, when out of the blue, a seed is planted in the creative part of my brain and develops into a personal piece of writing. It's like a thunderbolt from nowhere.
Marks grocery a pioneer for ethnic specialty shops
On a recent trip to Pittsburgh, I strolled through the Strip District, of course. In addition to giving a regular donation at the Rivers Casino, walking the strip is one of my favorite Pittsburgh pastimes.
City becoming large maze of traffic signals
One thing the city of Hermitage doesn’t need is another traffic light. But this week, that’s what Hermitage commissioners agreed to install on Route 18 at LindenPointe.
It’s tough when people kill only for sake of killing
The United States of America is truly the land of opportunity. Immigrants came here and founded this country and built it into the great land it is today.
'Gunsmoke' revisited: Festus, Chester, Dillon
CALL IT SOME BAD luck, but on the nicest two days of the spring last Monday and Tuesday, I was at home nursing a head and chest cold that had been keeping my sleep to an hour or two a night. It seems as though four out of five people one knows have had this viral illness this year, and from talking to many of them, quick cures are out of the question.
OUR VIEW: ‘Distracted’ rep missed a chance to advance policy
We don't often dip our editorial oars into the factually challenged cesspool of the blogosphere, but a couple of recent online posts caught our attention because they concerned Mercer County Congressman Mike Kelly.
Fixing up the old often better than destroying it
I read with interest the story on the front page of a recent edition of The Herald about Mike Lisac, owner of Warehouse Sales in Downtown Sharon, who has bought some historic buildings and is renovating them in an attempt to lure business to the city.
OUR VIEW: Farrell talks on Act 47 must center on realities
Farrell was the first city in Pennsylvania to file as a financially “distressed community” under the state Act 47. If city officials are wise, it would be the last to get out of it.
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