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Greensburg Laurels & Lances

| Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, 8:55 p.m.

On the “Watch List”: Seton Hill University's proposed Dance and Visual Arts Center. For all the positives offered about this Greensburg plan, there's one significant negative: up to $6 million in state funding from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, which must be matched by the university, city officials say. Soliciting public support for the building plan and private contributions is one thing. But no matter how one tap dances around the issue, taxpayers shouldn't be tapped for a project advanced by a private university.

Laurel: To remembering firefighters who saved St. Vincent College. Five decades haven't dimmed the memories of a bitterly cold day when 400 firefighters and other emergency personnel battled a daylong blaze that threatened the Unity campus. The college's salute on the anniversary of the fire included fitting tributes to retired Latrobe fire Chief Earl Dalton and Greensburg fire Chief Ed Hutchinson. Such outstanding efforts by firefighters, then as well as today, deserve the public's appreciation and continued support.

Laurel: To digitizing the past. A three-year project by Westmoreland County to transfer 55,000 naturalization records (dating back to 1906) from antiquated record books will allow residents to access their family roots from their home computers. But more than the added convenience, this worthwhile endeavor preserves these vital records for future generations.

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