All the world is his stage

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.”

A promising merger

For better or worse, most of the institutions where we deposit our paychecks or get loans are not owned or operated by people within the community.

The stories that count the most

The horrific actions of a few disturbed young people, such as the recent stabbing episode at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, overshadow the accomplishments and goodness of so many others whose focus and goals are on achievement and helping others.

A valuable voice for Greene County

We can think of no one more qualified to ascend up the leadership ladder of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors than Shirl Barnhart, chairman of the Morgan Township supervisors in Greene County.

Keep the currency as it is

During the darkest days of Joseph Stalin’s reign of terror in the Soviet Union, apparatchiks who fell out of favor with the mercurial tyrant – and it didn’t take much to clear that bar – found themselves airbrushed out of photographs, usually after they faced the firing...

Editorial voices from elsewhere

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

Speed limit ignored

The speed limit on Interstates 70 and 79 near Washington is 55 mph, and for good reason. Particularly at the junctions, where entrance and exit ramps were constructed with the low traffic volume of 50 years ago in mind, excessive speed has caused many to lose their lives. Yet, no one observes the...

Our culture’s futureimpossible to predict

A little more than 100 high school students from all over the county assembled a few weeks ago at Washington & Jefferson College for an unusual brain exercise. The youth conference, sponsored by Washington Hospital Teen Outreach, was called, “Exploring Culture: Past (1964), Present and...


Grateful for Jewish friends

How sad to learn of the hate crimes against Jews in our own country. As a Christian, I am so grateful for the blessings they have passed on to us.

Stop fracking waste pits

I am responding to the April 17 article, “DEP, Range Resources confirm leak at Amwell impoundment,” that showed the risks posed by fracking.

Two W&J profs will be missed

If you have ever had a class in Old Main at Washington & Jefferson College, chances are you have probably encountered Robert Dodge or Robert Vande Kappelle. However, students like me will not have the chance to learn from these great professors after this spring, for they both are retiring.

Corporations should be responsible, too

In this era of greater demands for personal responsibility, isn’t it ironic that corporations aren’t held to the same standards?

Give children a chance

Washington was a nice community to live in very long ago. It was a place where our children could feel safe.

The suburbs not the answer?

While it might not be politically correct to ask the following question during this time of healing, but I think it is necessary to avoid further murders and harm to the innocent: How many young people like Alex Hribal, the stabbing suspect in last week’s incident at Franklin Regional High...

No winners or losers among Monongahela Catholics

On March 22, Bishop David Zubik celebrated Mass at Saint Damien of Molokai Parish in Monongahela. At the end of Mass, he informed parishioners of his decision concerning the future of the parish and the reasons for it.

Letter about coal-fired power plants misleading

An April 6 letter to the editor regarding coal-fired power plants contains several assertions and conclusions that are either misleading or inaccurate.

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