Alle-Kiski Tuesday takes
Colorful first step: The Kafa Buna Coffee and Tea Shop mural along Fifth Avenue in New Kensington certainly is an eye-catcher. The blast of colors — keeping with the coffee shop's Ethiopian theme — is much needed in an area struggling to reinvent itself. Artist Tim Engelhart's painting is a bright reminder that efforts on several levels are being put forth to bring back a downtown to New Kensington that folks will be happy to visit. We hope this colorful virus is contagious.
Enjoy it while you can: Gasoline price wars apparently are raging in several local areas, including Allegheny Township, Harrison, Harmar and Vandergrift, with nearby stations all trying to have the lowest prices. It's the only good kind of war. So take advantage while it lasts because, at some point, suppliers will raise prices and the savings will be over.
A long time coming: Donald Eugene Webb finally has been found — in a shallow grave in his wife's backyard. At least it gives the family of former Saxonburg police Chief Greg Adams some closure, if little comfort. Webb is thought to have killed Adams in 1980. After the fight in Saxonburg, police never saw Webb again until his remains were found. He had one of the longest tenures of any fugitive on the FBI's Most Wanted list, from 1981 until 2007. Too bad Webb's wife, who apparently knew of his whereabouts for years and kept quiet about his death, was granted immunity from prosecution. Good riddance to Webb and prayers for Adams' family.