Jersey’s warpath on opioids can show Pa. what to avoid
The opioid epidemic is hardly unique to Pennsylvania. Many states are reeling from the one-two punch of heroin and prescription painkillers like OxyContin and fentanyl. It’s worse in New Jersey.
7/25/2017 Our Opinion 0 comments
Growing concerns: legal questions due to secrecy
It was clear from the moment John Collins, the director of the state Office of Medical Marijuana, refused to answer questions about the state’s application scoring process and a rash of other...
7/24/2017 Our Opinion 0 comments
VA center’s name change is proper honor for a hero
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is the text of the U.S. House resolution that was introduced by U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly of Butler and unanimously passed this week. HR 2210 was sent to the U.S.
7/22/2017 Our Opinion 0 comments
A bittersweet moment of closure in Saxonburg
There are many things that most people cannot hope to truly comprehend unless or until they’ve experienced it firsthand.
7/21/2017 Our Opinion 0 comments
Why 1 mayor was cited for wrongful recycling
It’s hard not to chuckle just a bit over the recent misfortune of Anthony Mastrangelo.
7/20/2017 Our Opinion 0 comments
Frank Brogan’s legacy: a tale of two state systems
Just four short years ago, you could have been forgiven for believing that incoming State System of Higher Education Chancellor Frank T.
7/19/2017 Our Opinion 0 comments
Transparency isn’t easy; but nothing else works
Sooner or later, government will learn that transparency is the best policy when serving the public good. Ultimately it’s the only policy.
7/18/2017 Our Opinion 0 comments
Denied AK Steel tax appeal is nothing to cheer about
Municipal and school officials in Butler appeared to score a victory last week when the state Commonwealth Court upheld a denial of AK Steel’s appeal on a property tax assessment.
7/17/2017 Our Opinion 0 comments
Leadership gap: it’s not just PSSHE that’s suffering here
Have you ever overheard a person delivering a piece of advice so brutal and honest that you’re glad it’s aimed at someone else?
7/14/2017 Our Opinion 0 comments
New 911 technology enables targeted emergency alerts
When two teenaged residents escaped from the Summit Academy reform school last week, residents nearby in Summit Township said they should have been notified immediately.