TribLIVE

| Opinion/The Review


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Greensburg Laurels & Lances

Daily Photo Galleries

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, 8:53 p.m.
 

On the “Watch List”: Excela Health's planned outpatient medical mall in Unity. Township planners have raised questions about the proposed building's access in an area off Route 30 that's already congested with businesses. There's also talk of wielding the cudgel of eminent domain to connect the proposed medical site with a shopping plaza. This sounds like the proverbial square peg in a round hole.

Laurel: To Catherine Fike. The Southmoreland school director did her homework and pulled no punches at a recent school board meeting: Long term, the district could face bankruptcy if business as usual remains unchanged, she said. That's not a far-fetched conclusion when Southmoreland, along with most other districts, typically sees expenses outpacing revenues. And the employee pension pinch? Heed the warning.

Laurel: To man's best friend. Incessant prodding by Ram, a black Lab, alerted a hearing-impaired man of a fast-moving fire that within minutes engulfed Valley Billiards in Salem Township. Owner Burley Hartin credits Ram for saving his son's life. That's the remarkable bond that distinguishes a companion animal from a “pet.”

Laurel: To promoting employee wellness. Excela Health reports that its own program of preventive screenings and regular checkups saved the local health system more than $1 million in insurance claims for about 5,000 employees last year. To paraphrase Ben Franklin, an ounce of prevention, given today's health care costs, beats a financial pounding for a cure.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Jerome Bettis to be enshrined in hall of fame
  2. Westmoreland museum spotlights artist John Kane’s late-in-life fame
  3. Gulls fleeing frozen Great Lakes fill skies over Pittsburgh’s Point
  4. Familiar Downtown Pittsburgh presence lost arm, leg to train
  5. Patriots play to watch: Gronkowski finds success in seam
  6. Springdale trestle bridge deemed structurally sound
  7. New Kensington woman struck by vehicle, injured
  8. Tennessee quarterback Peterman considers transfer to Pitt
  9. CMU software eases task of mining prostitution ads
  10. Brownsville hopes grant can help launch project
  11. Indiana police arrest Allison Park man in connection with assault on police officer