We own Meadville Medical Center — let’s try to keep it that way
A couple of weeks ago I was chatting with a customer I’ve had for many years. He’s a custodian at a church in Erie and he mentioned that his daughter had to go to an emergency room in Erie with a badly infected gums. She’s one of the working poor who hasn’t had the best dental care because she couldn’t afford it. Coincidentally, I was at the Incorporator’s meeting of Meadville Medical Center and Health Systems (MMC) that very night.
WALK TALK: Forget starting, Weeden's lucky to still be in the NFL
The question in Cleveland is no longer “Why is Brandon Weeden the starting quarterback?” What I’m wondering is why is Weeden still in the NFL?
Pope Francis’ reformation will bring rebirth to Christians
If you happen to be one of the millions of Catholics who no longer attend Mass, or one of the millions of Protestants who no longer attend Sunday services, stand by. A revolution is about to take place within Christianity that you will not want to miss.
The United Sports of America: What should your state's official sport be?
If every state in the union had to choose an official sport, what would they pick?
WALK TALK: Underdog role suits Pirates well
Tthe Cardinals have everything in their favor in their NLDS Game 5 against Pittsburgh on Wednesday. Adam Wainwright is on the mound, the game is in St. Louis and the Cards have more experience. Pittsburgh will once again be the underdog — but do the Pirates and their fans want it any other way? Pittsburgh has thrived in the underdog role all season — what’s to stop it now?
WALK TALK: Red hot Indians continue to shock baseball world
A 10-game winning streak to conclude the season. Their best September (21-6) since 1920. A 19-5 record since a chicken graced Progressive Field during pre-game warmups. There are plenty more reasons why Cleveland is in the playoffs this year, but the No. 1 reason is it plays as a team that continued to believe the postseason was in its destiny — even if it took all 162 games to clinch.
Guns are only the problem because conservative owners allow them to be
To conservative gun owners: You believe that Americans are entitled to own guns, that the government should not regulate guns and that any laws that encourage the control of guns is anti-American. You believe this not because you think guns are inherently American, but because you are selfish. Before I point out the problems with your beliefs, let me acknowledge that, as a gun control advocate, there are things that you and I would agree on.
WALK TALK: Steelers’ defense to blame for 0-3 start
You know something’s wrong in Pittsburgh when the Steelers’ offense nearly erases a 24-3 deficit only for the defense to allow a nine-play, 74-yard touchdown drive in the fourth quarter at home.
Corbett’s Medicaid expansion is corporate welfare in medical scrubs
Gov. Tom Corbett stepped to the podium earlier this week in a dimly-lit pavilion outside a Harrisburg hospital. Behind the governor was a carefully-selected phalanx of human props.
Ride for Freedom helps you give voice to the voiceless
Each year, at this time, I write a column about the upcoming Ride For Freedom, a motorcycle run for prisoners of war and those missing in action from all wars hosted by the Veterans of the Vietnam War Post 52 and the Welcome Home Association of Meadville.
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