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.
School boards association target of pension legislation
Employees of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association don’t work for any of the state’s 500 local school districts – not directly, anyway. They lobby lawmakers on behalf of those districts for things like funding.
Earth Day has evolved into more than Frisbee, volleyball
The annual Earth Day celebration evokes a great deal of memories for me. But as the years have passed, the celebration has taken on new meaning for Baby Boomers like me since the first Earth Day observance in spring of 1970.
OUR VIEW: For the benefit of many, exit by Beader shouldn’t drag out
Mercer County Commissioner Brian Beader should step aside as soon as possible to allow the judges to appoint another Democrat to fill the post for the next 18 months.
Thank the Lord for spring; the colonel’s 75th was a blast
I had to run some errands last week, and the spring in the air at places like Lowes, Home Depot and Hermitage Agway served as a shining example why this is my favorite time of year.
Empty Bowls fundraiser adds focus to scope of area hunger
A large photo on the front page of The Herald Tuesday showed a long table covered with empty bowls that were to be used during a fundraiser for the Community Food Warehouse of Mercer County.
The talking heads tell us little, let’s wait for real news
The trial of Oscar Pistorius, the “Blade Runner,” is taking on all the hoopla of the O.J. Simpson trial so many years ago. It is constantly in the news, even though there have been many worse crimes committed throughout the world during that time.
It’s just that for some reason people get caught up with the lives of celebrities and can’t seem to get enough.
Pandering and getting paid are status quo for state House
A pair of stories on the front page last week demonstrate yet again the complete and utter scam that the Pennsylvania General Assembly is.
It’s always sad to see businesses move away
HERE ARE SOME thoughts from a guy who – like everyone else locally – was saddened to see the announcement that the longtime Cattron business is leaving Sharpsville.
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