- Newsroom Noise
Media eats up story about union 'victory'
It was a short story – 241 words. And it was far from the most important story, or most-talked about story, of the past weekend.
But the story of a union dispute and settlement involving Sharpsville Area Schools AFSCME members has gone viral.
Newsroom noise: Monuments, memorials on the Mall
When I heard from Jim Masotto that the Sharon VFW and American Legion wanted to send a veteran to Washington to see the monuments and all the other sights, I was instantly on board.
The TIF that keeps on giving
Nothing makes me happier than walking into the newsroom and finding out that there’s a new development in a big story. A few minutes after I reported for work on Memorial Day, there was a big smile on my face.
I, the jury
I’m a civics nerd.
Well, I’m a nerd in general, but I’ve always been particularly interested in the workings of government, and for as long as I can remember I’ve been jealous of people who get summoned for jury duty.
We're having some fun playing the 'name game' ...
What’s in a name?
We've been putting together lists of local high school graduates the last week or so in the newsroom and it has prompted discussions about the art of naming children.
School lunch story prompts questions
Under pressure from the feds, local school boards likely will be raising school lunch prices for next year.
Sharon City School District currently has the lowest paid lunch prices in the state and the nickel and dime hike will make them tied with New Castle.
The price Sharon’s eyeing is $1.25, which is what lunches cost at Reynolds High School in the mid-1990s.
It's all downhill: Soapbox derby Saturday morning in Sharpsville
The talk is flying as fast and furious as the soapbox derby cars will fly down the hill of Seventh Street in Sharpsville Saturday.
Sure the event is a fundraiser - drivers paid $30 each for a chance to get behind the wheel of a soapbox derby car - and their money will help pay for a race in June so children with special needs can do the same.
But the Greater Pennsylvania Super Kids Adult Fundraiser really is a time for adults to act like kids again.
- Media eats up story about union 'victory'