Don’t fret Phil’s forecast. He’s wrong 61% of the time
When Punxsutawney Phil crawled out of his lair and saw his shadow, meaning that there will be six more weeks of winter, I was happy to hear that forecast.
When is it adult bullying, or just dishing out discipline?
I fully understand the horrific situation when a child is bullied by other kids – especially when that badgering takes the form of cyber bullying, which is nearly impossible to resolve.
It’s different than a case of physical bullying, which is a great deal easier to control. The sad consequences of children being bullied by others are well-documented, which have included emotional breakdowns that have at times led to suicides, and to a lesser degree, poor performance at school.
Farrell’s negative response to co-op could be far-reaching
It never fails to amaze me the overemphasis that is put on sports throughout the country. It’s no different right here in Mercer County.
Cover your eyes. Be careful when playing peek-a-boo today
It's a shame that the moral decay in some elements of society makes it tough on most everyone. Even people with the most well-intended actions are looked at suspiciously. You can hardly blame others for being skeptical.
If prayer helped in football, the Browns might not stink
Here are some thoughts from a guy who like most Americans hates the two-week layoff before the Super Bowl.
Stocking grocery shelves was a matter of ‘purple ink’
It’s amazing how technology has a way of reminding you how far we’ve come in such a relatively short period of time. The progress seems to have no boundaries. Sure we all know about the Internet, smartphones, advances in photography and music recording, and electronic tablets and other gizmos.
Turning 50 isn’t the big deal it used to be – it’s the new 30
A lot has been made this past week about Michelle Obama turning 50 years of age. Big deal!
Even after changing code, it’s still ‘family court’ in Pa.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has updated the state’s judicial code of conduct to bar judges from hiring relatives, among other things.
Letting winter faucets trickle was just a drop in the bucket
I LEARNED a good lesson from my grandfather as a kid growing up in a rowhouse on Emerson Avenue in Farrell during the cold of winters, but I didn’t put it to very good use last week.
Potential of drilling industry providing tough act to balance
ON FRIDAY MORNING as the news broke about the chemical contamination of the water system in West Virginia, I couldn’t help but think immediately of the front page headline in Thursday’s paper:
Oil, gas industries hold key to future
Letters for Jan. 11, 2014
Letters to the Editor from Herald readers
Some holiday magic ... ‘Santa’ drops long-lost ball in my lap
Funny how some things happen. It’s a little late, but I think this is a good Christmas story.
Letter for Dec. 28, 2013
Today's letter to the editor.
Look for better times in 2014; politicians will need our votes
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Well, at least we can hope it’s a happy 2014.
This season, family will celebrate a ‘wonderful life’
One of my favorite movies every Christmas season is “It’s a Wonderful Life.” In it, actor Jimmy Stewart plays the role of George Bailey, who makes a wish that he had never been born. Thanks to the guidance of his guardian angel, George learns how much he actually meant to the lives of other people.
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