Alle-Kiski Tuesday takes
Facebook “friends”: A Tarentum man learned the hard way about TMI — “too much information” — on Facebook. After posting about his vacation to Paris, the man returned home to find two burglars running from his house. Repeat after us: There is no privacy — none-zip-zero — on the Internet.
Now what?: Highmark Inc. has cut a deal with bondholders of the struggling West Penn Allegheny Health System to pay off its strangling $726 million debt for a cash payment of about $635 million. It's considered key to the insurance giant's takeover of West Penn Allegheny. Officials say this will protect the pensions of the health system's employees, which includes those from Allegheny Valley Hospital in Harrison. Unfortunately, nobody's saying how this can happen. Details?
Apathy wins: The Kiski Area School Board last week wanted to hear from residents regarding the closing of Washington Township Elementary, but only 10 people attended. Either nobody cares or people realize this decision is a done deal, so why bother.
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