Greensburg Tuesday takes
Safety net?: The case of an Indiana County couple charged in the drowning of their 13-month-old son — who was left unattended with two siblings in a tub — is unsettling. But no less disturbing is that for almost a year, Tonya and Wesley Thomas of White were on the radar of Indiana's Children and Youth Services because of caseworkers' “concerns” over the couple's supervision of their children. A closer look into those concerns and how they were handled is warranted.
Meeting lockout: Gov. Tom Corbett's office and officials from other state departments do themselves no favors by barring the public from what should have been an open meeting with state lawmakers and local officials on the June 30 closure of the state prison in Hempfield. Christopher Abruzzo, Mr. Corbett's deputy chief of staff, says the meeting was closed — the state's call — to allow for a “free and open dialogue.” Some of those shut out suggest there's an ulterior motive. Why needlessly add fuel to that fire?
A community's resolve: What started with a senseless arson that gutted a Latrobe playground last year has evolved into a communitywide rebuilding project involving companies, trade schools and colleges along with area residents. That level of public involvement may well cut the playground's initial $200,000 cost estimate in half, officials say. It also signals the community's intolerance for such mindless destruction.
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