A community torn not soon repaired

Young men and women are returning to Washington & Jefferson College this week, beginning another chapter in their lives just as the tragic tale of a fellow student reached its conclusion.

Drivers, be careful, schools in session

A spate of fiery car crashes this week reminds us that although vehicles are equipped with more safety devices than ever, driving too fast, driving under the influence of alcohol or simply driving safely, but in the wrong place at the wrong time, can be not just dangerous, but fatal.

Serious issues in Greene with animals

Although these two circumstances are not directly related, there are serious animal issues in Greene County.

Wanted: Someone to make the case for infrastructure investment

Our roads and streets are like the weather – something we all have in common, something we can complain about and something we seem unable to fix.

Editorial voices from elsewhere

Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States as compiled by the Associated Press:

Avoid another Ferguson, narrow racial divide

The turmoil that ripped apart the community of Ferguson, Mo., should give us pause to think: Could this happen elsewhere? Could this happen here?

The reality about skills, drugs and unemployment

In a story that appeared in this newspaper Aug. 8 on the long waits many patrons who use the Washington Rides transit system have experienced in recent weeks, we were struck by an observation made by Sheila Gombita, the executive director of Washington Transportation Authority.


Vactor was a star off the field

I want to compliment Bill DiFabio on the excellent article he wrote for the Aug. 17 edition of the newspaper about former Washington High School football star Norris Vactor.

Pennsylvania needs to legalize pot

When I read the the Associated Press article, “More schools mixing beer, football” in the Saturday newspaper, I thought of the Prohibition era. Happily, Americans realized the government cannot legislate the drinking habits of its citizens. Prohibition lasted only 13 years. I wonder...

Respect your Washington neighbors

In the letter about speeding by K. Burdell Brock that appeared in the Sunday newspaper, I completely understand where he is coming from. I was raised in Spraggs, so I know how those roads are – they are narrow, and two cars cannot fit on those roads.

Fine a knee-slapper

A mandatory casino theft was fine tossed out last week by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Help the animals

It’s very sad to hear about how overcrowded the Greene County Humane Society is. I know many of the volunteers and they are great and the animals they care for would make wonderful companions. I also know they don’t close their doors to anyone wanting to dump off unwanted animals, so...

We should prepare for Ebola

I am outraged by the fact that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is telling people in the United States not to fear the Ebola outbreak in Africa. People feel as though we should not fear or prepare for the outbreak to come over to American soil because the CDC says that it most...

Transfixed by something ‘important’

On Sunday, I went to the gym for workout and swim.

How about some smooth roads?

I found the headline, “Transportation plan to impact area,” in Friday’s newspaper to be interesting.

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