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.
Happy 75th: Col. Don Jones plans celebration in Orlando
ONE OF MY childhood heroes was Farrell High basketball standout Don Jones.
Officials shouldn’t let politics put police study behind bars
MUNICIPAL studies can reveal quite at bit about pros and cons of operations as the recent study of the Southwest Mercer County Regional Police Commission indicated. But to what end?
OUR VIEW: Forced-pooling hearings should include those affected
Maintaining personal autonomy and property rights may be cold comfort, as one sees their neighbors cashing in and wells going up across the road, but at least it’s something.
It sounds corny, but I like scrapbooks vs. thumb drives
I REALIZE THAT I’m old-school, but there’s something to be said for having hard copies of anything.
Buhl legacy needs your donation to keep thriving
You don't need to wait until Buhl Day each September to celebrate the generosity of the late area benefactors Frank and Julia Buhl.
Some thoughts ranging from dead skunks, O.J. and Crimea
Here are some thoughts from a guy who realizes that sometimes art imitates life:
Longtime rivalry embodies the spirit of 2 tough towns
This is the time of year that harkens memories of Coach Ed McCluskey and Farrell High School basketball playoffs, and of course, the former annual W.U. Hoyle Tournament of Champions.
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