Some thoughts ranging from dead skunks, O.J. and Crimea
Here are some thoughts from a guy who realizes that sometimes art imitates life:
Longtime rivalry embodies the spirit of 2 tough towns
This is the time of year that harkens memories of Coach Ed McCluskey and Farrell High School basketball playoffs, and of course, the former annual W.U. Hoyle Tournament of Champions.
OUR VIEW: Local crimes cry for residents to tell police what they know
Recent local shootings and other crimes call for residents of Farrell and Sharon to tell police what they know.
- St. Paddy’s Day reveling filled with Irish wannabes
Stories about tests such as SATs, ACTs, make me cringe
Almost nothing gets under my skin more than mentions of SATs, ACTs, and other forms of standardized testing.
OUR VIEW: Hermitage is right wanting to have limits on billboards
We are inclined to agree with the city in this fight. Permitting billboards, whether digital or not, is not a good idea in commercial areas and could actually hurt overall business in the long run.
Dumbing down the SATs won’t be the right answer
Colleges will continue to call it the Scholastic Aptitude Test. Some of us will refer to it as the dumbing down of America.
Down 18 with under 5 left and win, you’re kidding, right?
Even the most ardent of Farrell supporters couldn’t fathom what was to transpire during the last four minutes of the Steelers' District 10 basketball playoff game last week. It was a comeback from the basketball dead for the ages.
OUR VIEW: Be careful – better yet, stay home
If you must be out and snow squalls hamper your vsision, pull off the road when and where it is safe to do so. The life you save may be your own as well as that of another driver.
OUR VIEW: Don’t imperil the students with a nearby injection well
We side with Saxton and the school board on this issue of fighting any well-drilling near the school. While the pros and cons of fracking are still being debated around the country, erring on the side of safety should be No. 1 when it comes to protecting children.
Holy broccoli! Obesity may be dropping among toddlers
I’ll have to admit that I was a bit excited to read a recent story in The Herald that carried the headline: “National drop in obese toddlers, study suggests.”
My wife baby-sits our granddaughter Kara on weekdays and she is definitely not obese. Among her favorite things to eat are cantaloupe, grapes and get this – broccoli.
Soundoff from Sunday, Feb. 23
Why no coverage of the Mercer County Democratic Committee governor’s brunch last Saturday? It was held at the Sharpsville VFW - just down the road from The Herald’s office. Four candidates showed up - some traveling from across the state in bad weather. Zero Herald reporters. I see there was (still) days of Valentine-type romance stories all over the front page ... zzzzz
When we needed a stitch, ‘Millie’ had it all sewed up
A lot of things happen in my life today that take me back to my fond days of growing up on the 1000 block of Emerson Avenue in Farrell.
It can be the simplest of things – which is only appropriate because in retrospect, things were uncomplicated in the 1950s and 1960s.
OUR VIEW: Hoping for best for rail project
We find ourselves dismayed at times when we learn of other interesting economic developments in areas outside of Mercer County. It leaves us and others in the county scratching our heads and asking. “Why not here?”
OUR VIEW: County commissioner’s role requires full-time commitment
Try this at work: Tell your boss you aren’t going to show up during the day because you have another job; you’re going to skip meetings, but you’ll check your e-mails often and catch up on some work on evenings and weekends.
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