Senate should give local radar bill speedy passage
It was late last year when Senate Bill 535, a bill that would end Pennsylvania’s ridiculous ban on local police departments using radar guns, advanced out of the chamber by an overwhelming 47-3...
9/25/2017 Our Opinion 0 comments
School threats are no joke, need a serious response
Another rash of threats against Butler Intermediate High School has us once again thinking about a better way to deal with hoaxes that disrupt the school day.
9/23/2017 Our Opinion 0 comments
A growing concern: youth obesity’s steady rise in Pa
Pennsylvania isn't alone in the struggle against youth obesity — and a new report on the issue says that the tide may be turning. But more needs to be done.
9/22/2017 Our Opinion 0 comments
A coward’s punishment for PA: downgraded yet again
Are you sick of reading about the incomplete state budget yet? Because we’re sick of writing about it. But the hits just keep coming.
9/21/2017 Our Opinion 0 comments
New report on veteran suicides a grim reminder
Findings revealed Friday by the U.S.
9/20/2017 Our Opinion 0 comments
Sweating the small stuff: substance must come first
Thank goodness. The tie police are here to save the day.
9/19/2017 Our Opinion 0 comments
Money well spent: fund the Route 228 expansion
With money so tight right now, perhaps it strikes some as counterproductive to be advocating for more spending.
9/18/2017 Our Opinion 0 comments
Deputy still has to earn endorsement from sheriff
Read what you will into the hiring of former Butler police Sgt. William Mayhugh as a deputy Butler County sheriff.
9/16/2017 Our Opinion 0 comments
Administrative reshuffle hints at White’s priorities
When Brian White became superintendent of Butler School District last month, we expressed confidence that Butler was getting a valuable administrator, judging from what the people in his former...
9/15/2017 Our Opinion 0 comments
Can redistricting reform solve our budget crises?
If you need evidence of how gerrymandering is harmful to our democracy, look no further than the General Assembly’s latest budget fiasco, which deepened on Tuesday with Republican leaders in...
9/14/2017 Our Opinion 0 comments
PSP renovation reminds us protection comes at a price
You get what you pay for.