Urban League upholds the spirit of Angelou’s tribute
A few years ago I had an opportunity to see the late Dr. Maya Angelou in person at the 100th anniversary of the National Urban League when she shared the stage with rapper/actor Common.
OUR VIEW: State should launch full-scale probe into thawed-meat fiasco
How many times did you think you had a case of the flu this past year? Did you know that many times flu-like symptoms come from food poisoning and are mistaken for the flu virus?
Unlike social media, press needs to document its stories
We convened the first meeting of The Herald’s Reader Advisory Panel Thursday morning. One of the discussions centered on the question: “Why can something be reported on social media or be a part of discussion in a community but never reported in The Herald?”
It’s just a guy thing – many cringed as Sam puckered up
Here are some thoughts from a guy who like many others cringed when he saw Michael Sam share a passionate kiss with his boyfriend when he was drafted into the NFL recently.
Rekindling gardening try may be ‘a tough row to hoe'
It's that time of year when garden enthusiasts turn their attention to their tomato and pepper plants and other vegetables that they hope will provide a bounty near summer’s end.
OUR VIEW: Showing up at the polls is just as important in primaries
Voters need to realize the impact of voting in primaries can have. It is important when you consider that just a small number of voters can control your life.
Maybe plan could have been devised to keep Ships floating
The “Small Ships Review” is dead. Long live the “Yachts of Fun Family Festival.”
I couldn’t help but laugh when I saw a huge sign on the side of the Quaker, Steak & Lube complex’s office building in Sharon that touted the new “Festival” on June 27, pointing out it was formerly called the “Small Ships Review.”
OUR VIEW: Corbett makes right decision not to appeal Voter ID ruling
Whether it's for political gain or for good conscience, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett made the right decision. He won’t appeal the controversial Voter ID law ruling.
1970 Kent State shootings, Herald history stir memories
Someone asked me why I didn’t write about the May 4, 1970, shootings at Kent State University last Saturday, considering the next day was the anniversary of the event.
Spring mowing’s fun, but not scooping a winter of doo-doo
I never have started my snowblower for the first time in the winter and eagerly said to myself:
“Geez, I have it started now so I may as well go blow some snow from the driveway.”
In contrast was the recent startup of my lawn mower after digging it out of the shed and pulling its rope to inaugurate the 2014 season.
OUR VIEW: Groves has been a driving force in area’s choral scene
Feb. 3, 1959 is widely known as “The Day the Music Died” – the date that a plane carrying music legends Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson went down.
Here in Mercer County, “The Day the Music Died” could aptly be billed as today – May 4, 2014.
Sterling, Bundy show their true colors in recent events
Let me make this perfectly clear. Donald Sterling is a racist scumbag. But if he wants to give me $3 million, I’ll take it!
Days and nights at ‘Hoyles’ was a great tradition of spring
One of my most fond memories of growing up a basketball junkie were all of the countless hours I spent in Sharon High’s gym during the week of the Hoyles.
OUR VIEW: If we had county home rule, we wouldn’t be in this mess
The controversy about Mercer County Commissioner Brian Beader continues to heat up as he apparently may have misled the public about the reason he was still maintaining the job.
We’re not No. 1, but No. 5 is a nice feather in our caps
Why do we still live in western Pennsylvania? Well, Forbes magazine ranks the Youngstown Metropolitan Statistical Area – which includes Mercer County – as No. 5 on the list of “Best Cities for Raising a Family.”
And get this, this locale ranks No. 1 in housing affordabilty.
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