Tour-Ed Mine II
I commend Jim Russell on his letter "Tour-Ed Mine" (Dec. 31).
As a resident of Fawn, I also find the appearance and condition of Tour-Ed Mine sad. Tour-Ed is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. In addition to the site's overall appearance, the mine's head trustee, Michael Husarik, leases a portion of the property to family and close friends for hunting. The individuals to whom Mr. Husarik leases — with his support — have angrily confronted children and families seen hiking, bike-riding or quad-riding on or near the property.
I would love to donate funds in order to assist in the "revival" of Tour-Ed Mine. However, I fear where the money would go. Mr. Husarik and the board of trustees have already demonstrated their lack of interest in maintaining the site for the community.
I hope more people speak out as Mr. Russell has. The Tour-Ed Mine board should clean up the site for the community to enjoy and not just its families and close friends.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Construction season enters fall phase on region’s roads
- With most starters resting, Steelers turn in lackluster loss at Heinz
- Wolf team hopes to aid laid-off workers
- Changes abound at East Allegheny
- Homework: Spokes pendant offers light in two directions
- Ex-Michigan offensive lineman gets fresh start for West Virginia
- Belle Vernon Area turf ready to go
- Directors to view Southmoreland High upgrades
- Child sex case continued
- Pittsburgh Mayor Peduto: Public has stake in Penguins
- Experts warn Kane’s Haiti trip might jeopardize any case from 2014 wiretap