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  • Jim Raykie column photo 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.

    March 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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.

    March 2, 2014

  • 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.

    March 2, 2014

  • saternow, lynn 2010 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.

    March 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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

    February 24, 2014

  • Jim Raykie column photo 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.

    February 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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?”

    February 23, 2014

  • 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.

    February 23, 2014

  • saternow, lynn 2010 PennDOT plan for freeway barriers falls short of mark

    Here are some thoughts from a guy who is very glad to see that PennDOT has finally agreed to put up barriers on part of the Shenango Valley Freeway under the Oakland Avenue Viaduct.

    February 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jim Raykie column photo It was always school work before play around the house

    I was listening to the radio on my way to The Herald one day last week, and caught most of an ad sponsored by the state education association about how its members are trying to forge stronger bonds between students and their parents to help the education of our youth.

    February 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • So-so interest by bar owners, could trim impact of new law

    MAYBE THE recent news that a Pennsylvania law allowing legalized gambling in bars won’t affect private clubs and charities as much as first imagined.

    February 16, 2014

  • saternow, lynn 2010 Beatles’ legacy remembered, along with ‘day the music died’

    Music plays a role in almost everyone’s life growing up. For most of us today, that ranges from doo wop to hip hop, depending on age of course.

    February 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jim Raykie column photo You can tell the size of a winner’s heart by his eyes

    The eyes can tell it all. As they did in the 1978 movie thriller, “The Eyes of Laura Mars,” in which fashion photographer Laura Mars is able to look through the eyes of a serial killer as he commits his crimes.


    February 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • saternow, lynn 2010 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.

    February 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jim Raykie column photo 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.

    February 3, 2014 1 Photo

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