Greensburg Laurels & Lances
Laurel: To sending a message. A record $15 million fine against a German manufacturer that helped LeNature's CEO pocket $118 million by inflating the cost of bottling equipment is a wake-up call: Whether out of ignorance or complicity, companies that get into these greedy get-rich schemes will take a hit, or worse, when these dealings inevitably explode. The one hatched by LeNature's Gregory Podlucky, serving a 20-year prison sentence, blew up and shut down his company. Along with Mr. Podlucky, his wife, son, brother and some of LeNature's executives also are serving time for their roles in what grew into a $861 million scheme.
Laurel: To Greensburg's commercial land value. The bids are in for a city-owned South Pennsylvania Avenue business property and they're encouraging. The five bids received by the city, which wants to get out of the landlord business, range from $475,000 (the city-set minimum) to $575,000 for a property appraised at $535,000. Despite a sluggish real-estate market, Greensburg still has investment value.
Lance: To a hit-and-run miscreant. Leaving the scene of an accident is bad enough. Driving into a wheelchair-bound man outside his Rostraver gun shop and fleeing the scene is despicable. Byron White, 74, owner of The Gun Rack, suffered a crushed pelvis and broken ribs. Police have a suspect. Some people deserve no license to drive — ever.
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