Alle-Kiski Tuesday Takes
School of hard “Knochs”: The South Butler high school has seen its share of athlete-related tragedies in the past five years. Tim McNerny, one of the school's all-time great football players, was murdered in Washington, Pa., last week; cheerleader Alexis Summers died last year in a car accident and in 2008, former football player Curtis Howard was shot to death in street violence in Lancaster, Pa.
Cheswick police: The borough should continue to investigate contracting out its police service and/or merging with one or more neighboring departments. If there are savings to be had, why not? Some residents seem to believe the borough should have its own department, simply because they want it, but don't articulate as to why. We're a little confused on that one.
Say what?: A number of local school districts are considering selling advertising on school property to defray costs. But University of Colorado researcher Alex Molnar says the practices could harm the students' critical thinking skills by allowing them to accept without question advertising messages. Perhaps that wouldn't be a problem if our schools actually taught critical thinking skills.
Congrats: Ned Laubacher, CEO of the Allegheny Valley Hospital in Harrison, has been kicked up the corporate ladder of the West Penn Allegheny Health System. Laubacher is becoming an executive vice president and will oversee AVH and Forbes Regional Hospital in Monroeville.
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