Greensburg Tuesday takes
Science experiment gone wrong: Seriously burned when an experiment he was performing exploded, a Derry Area High School chemistry teacher first responded to ensure the safety of his students. That's commendable. But Brian Clawson, an experienced instructor, should have been wearing protective gear. Safety must be the foremost concern. And given the volatility of this chemical reaction, should such experiments be conducted in high school science labs?
Doing something right: North Huntingdon commissioners have an enviable problem. From a proposed $14 million 2013 budget, they hope to not only cut property taxes by 1 mill but also pay down debt and provide for more road paving. This, in a township that hasn't raised property taxes in years. Most locales are content simply to end the year in the black and continue the status quo. North Huntingdon's fiscal flexibility underscores commissioners' commitment to taxpayers and a careful eye on the township's bottom line.
Where's the meter money?: Latrobe's whiz-bang pay-by-phone parking system isn't the hit with the public that officials anticipated. Since June, the system has collected only $1,000 (the city keeps 83 cents of every dollar generated). Convenient? Yes, but it's still a fee. Apparently most folks tend to be “old-fashioned” when nickeled and dimed for parking.
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.
- Starkey: Steelers still knockin’ on Canton’s door
- Heyward-Bey looks to make impact on special teams with Steelers
- Steelers notebook: Spaeth on baby watch
- Pitcher Arrieta, Cubs shut down Pirates in victory at PNC Park
- Philanthropist and one-time GOP powerhouse Elsie Hillman dies at 89
- Former Lower Burrell couple to stand trial for animal cruelty
- Catching on: Jeannette grad Pryor making progress with transition to receiver
- Murrysville oncologist says he had necessary permits to hunt, kill lion
- Man dead in McKees Rocks shooting; he survived gunshot 10 days ago
- Pirates notebook: Liriano shrugs off rain-ruined start
- New Kensington man on trial on charges of molesting girl during 7-year period