Greensburg Tuesday takes
Rough road to training camp: Only PennDOT, in its scheduling wisdom, would opt to mill a section of Route 30 to and from the Steelers' training camp at St. Vincent College and leave it a rutted mess on the first weekend of practice. Or is this PennDOT's way of suggesting that Steelers fans are in for a rough season? With timing like this, it's no wonder PennDOT is the butt of jokes.
Final straw?: Frank Trigona of Jeannette wants the city to pay nearly $267,000 in damages and legal fees awarded in a lawsuit against the city involving his rental properties. The city, which is trying to borrow money just to keep operating, apparently doesn't have it. Even if city fathers dodge this bullet, how much longer can they put off state oversight, which seems to be inevitable? Or, more importantly, at what cost?
Pennant pivot?: The four-day, five-game series that the Pittsburgh Pirates began at home on Monday against the St. Louis Cardinals might not determine this season's outcome — once it ends, the teams still have nine more games against each other — but its implications are clear. With the Bucs and Cards dueling for best National League record, this series — to many, the biggest in PNC Park's history — could be a turning point, setting the tone and direction for the stretch drive. And Wednesday's trade deadline only thickens the plot. Let's go Bucs!
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- The Thursday wrap
- James Foley, 1973-2014: Fighting on
- Recasting the EPA: Devolving power to the states
- Rick Perry’s indictment: The real abuse
- Another carbon credit scheme
- School funding canard: Money isn’t the answer
- Tuesday essay: Sophie