Doctor’s orders: A ‘clean’ bill of health for needy Pa. kids
The General Assembly’s chronic ailments — an addiction to gambling (expansions); procrastination; and obesity (the 250-member body is the second-largest in the country) — have been...
11/24/2017 Our Opinion 0 comments
We can’t tolerate any more erosion of respect for police
Take a close look at the reactions to the weekend shooting of rookie New Kensington police patrolman Brian Shaw.
11/21/2017 Our Opinion 0 comments
Warm handoff program making inroads in Erie
There is precious little good news to report in the unrelenting opioid addiction crisis. So victories, when they occur, must be celebrated.
11/20/2017 Our Opinion 0 comments
Experts don’t know more about fatal ODs than you do
Let’s blow straight past a few of the givens in the ongoing drug overdose epidemic. Some truths are too obvious to continue ignoring or denying.
11/18/2017 Our Opinion 0 comments
Save McKeever? Absolutely. But stop skewering SRU
It’s been months since Slippery Rock University announced its decision to step away from administrative duties at McKeever Environmental Learning Center in Mercer County.
11/17/2017 Our Opinion 0 comments
Conversion to CNG takes busloads of time and cash
Retooling takes time and money. We appreciate this fact. However, when public funds are involved in the retooling, it behooves us to consider the returns on such investments.
11/16/2017 Our Opinion 0 comments
Strengthening PFA law is common sense, overdue
It’s time for the Pennsylvania state Senate to step up and take action that would improve Pennsylvania’s protections for victims of domestic violence.
11/15/2017 Our Opinion 0 comments
Speed bumps: FCC should guarantee broadband grant
Butler County is not the worst place in Pennsylvania to live, if your main concern is access to high speed Internet service.
11/14/2017 Our Opinion 0 comments
Ohio senator’s pension bill lines up with re-election bid
The gentleman from Ohio is making an interesting fanfare lately — one that might hit remarkably close to political sentiments in Western Pennsylvania.