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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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