Let’s put in place policies that create jobs, benefit our country
The United States is in an exceedingly vulnerable position as a nation.
Remembering yesteryear: You might have grown up in Meadville if ...
Growing up in Meadville in the late 1960s/early 1970s was a unique experience. We rode bikes without helmets, drank out of hoses and spent the summer outside.
It’s hard to imagine living in the U.S. before The American’s Creed
I have read The American’s Creed many times lately. I could not imagine living in the timeframe when this was originally penned in 1917. At the time, the nation was nearing the end of World War I, “the War to End All Wars” as it is often referred to.
What’s the logic of turning buildings into refrigerators during the summertime?
History tells the story of Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, grandson of Julius Ceasar and, from A.D. 37 to 41, third emperor of Rome. Usually known as Nero, his nickname was Caligula, meaning “small soldier’s boot” because, as a child, he sometimes accompanied his father on military campaigns.
With summer season under way, expect increased participation from candidates
The Crawford County Democratic Committee has a new chairman: Patrick Donahue, a former Meadville city councilman. Donahue succeeds Diane Adsit, who chose to not seek re-election. Adsit was chosen vice chairman. Donahue won the new office recently when the county party reorganized. He defeated Joel Brown of North Shenango Township.
Pension crisis: Doing nothing is not an option
Pennsylvania law might guarantee state employees a set pension when they retire, but mathematics has its own laws.
No matter who wins state gubernatorial race, his name will be Tom
Now that the primary election is over, all eyes turn toward November when Pennsylvania will elect or re-elect a governor. In any case, unless something drastic happens, his first name will be Tom — either Democrat Tom Wolf or incumbent Republican Tom Corbett.
Lack of respect to local government employees is appalling
Many people have watched the Crawford County Board of Commissioners meeting on Armstrong and on the county website and have heard the opinions and comments spoken by the public attendees during these meetings. Many letters to the editors have been written by county residents expressing their opinions both in favor and against the commissioners and county employees.
Local: I wouldn’t change my life experience as a Marine for anything
Over the years, I have had the opportunity to meet with and get to know many veterans. It is always an honor to hear their stories, those that they can or are willing to share, and to catch a small glimpse of what their time in the service may have been like whether it was during peacetime or a time of conflict.
Whether you’re older than 25 or 50, take advantage of your opportunities
“You can do anything you want to,” her guidance counselor told her. “You’re smart.”
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