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Monday, March 11, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

Proper stewardship: The Roaring Run Watershed Association is as valuable as the land it protects. For 30 years, the group has been improving and protecting its namesake's valley, preserving it for future generations. But not just to gaze upon from afar. They've raised money and won grants to make the area accessible to the public — to use and enjoy. That is (or should be) the definition of stewardship.

Port Authority changes?: Pennsylvania Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati says he'll introduce a bill to restructure Allegheny County's mass-transit agency. Joe Scarnati, a Jefferson County Republican, cites the Port Authority's perennial financial woes. Pardon us if we consider his proposal suspect. For there's a move afoot to “regionalize” the Port Authority across county lines. Trading a big mess for an even bigger mess should be a nonstarter.

Congratulations: To Burrell's Dakota DesLauriers and Kittanning's Jason Nolf. Both brought home individual state wrestling championships from Hershey this weekend. DesLauriers won the 182-pound class and Nolf the 132-pound class. They continue a long history of Alle-Kiski Valley wrestling champions.

Where was Luke?: Mr. Ravenstahl had been on the incognito side of things since abandoning his re-election bid two weeks ago. He surfaced Monday but was largely invisible last week. Mum's the word amongst his staff. Heck, they won't even release his official calendar. And that's on top of news that there's not much of a paper trail of his travel expenses. What's next, the hiring of another lawyer as a tacit warning to not seek answers? It's no way to run an administration.

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