Outside the Box: Gather information and weigh your options — but always go on your guts
Years ago, I was working in my father’s home office. I grabbed a gold Cross pen to sign a letter. Hours later, my dad wanted to know where the pen was. He was insistent. What’s the big deal, I wondered.
Candidates quickly learning that entering race early is pivotal
With the primary election only two months away, candidates are quickly determining whether to stay in the race or support other candidates for various positions.
It’s time to fight against the war on men and boys
A couple of years ago my wife and I were walking toward Boscov’s in the Beaver Valley Mall. As we approached the entrance we were greeted by two women sitting behind a large table. One of them yelled, “Would you like to buy a pink ribbon to fight breast cancer?” I said that I would if I could buy a ribbon to fight prostate cancer.
Most not wild about Game Commission/Fish and Boat merger
Lawmakers are quibbling over how much the state could save by merging two agencies that enforce the commonwealth’s wildlife laws.
Help us help more children at Big Brothers and Sisters
Big Brothers and Sisters is a one-to-one mentoring agency. This means children who come from a disadvantaged home or who may need some extra supervision or guidance receive it from our agency’s volunteers, who are called Bigs. We are in constant need of Bigs, as our unmatched group of Littles continues to grow.
Let’s work to cure problems instead of window dressing
Our school district (Crawford Central) followed the herd mentality and hired an in-school police officer. Why?
Kentucky's imperfect season shows one-and-dones have lots to learn
Despite recruiting the nation's top freshmen class, John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats fell far short of expectations this year. Their under-achieving season proves the importance of cohesion and chemistry - not just talent - in college basketball success.
Viscose’s closing was a nightmare for many that centered around greed
Just outside the city limits of Fifth Ward, Meadville, in Vernon Township is a large complex of brick buildings. This was the American Viscose Corporation, “Viscose,” which later became FMC Corporation and still later, Avtex Fibers Inc.
Gov. Corbett’s budget getting shaky
This week a state lawmaker filed a Right-to-Know request demanding to learn how the Corbett administration determined that expanded drilling activity in the state’s forests could generate $75 million.
Run with us as we tell The Story Next Door
Allegheny College’s artist in residence Steve Prince offered to create an original design and screen-print T-shirts for The Story Next Door, our second annual photojournalism conference, which kicks off Friday.
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