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Published: Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, 8:55 p.m.

Laurel: To common sense in human service funding. The Republican majority of Westmoreland County commissioners voted to apply for a pilot program under which the state would award a block grant to local officials, who then would divide the money among seven human service programs. Needs are better assessed locally than through Harrisburg's finite wisdom.

On the “Watch List”:

• The Derry pool query. A missing deposit of nearly $1,500 is no mere bag of seashells. Derry's council voted to hire a forensic accountant to look into the finances of the Derry Community Pool. Here's hoping for an outcome, and a resolution, that won't leave the pool's enthusiasts high and dry.

• Police presence. Since May, residents of Uniontown's East End have complained about shootings and other violence that plague their neighborhood. Some blame residents of the Pershing Court housing complex. Whatever's the cause of trouble, a big part of the solution is an increased police presence. That's where city leaders need to focus, preferably before a tragedy unfolds.

Best wishes: To all students, college, high school and elementary, who soon will be returning to their classrooms. There'll be plenty of work and challenges ahead. But those who work hard and push themselves to excel will acquire a discipline that will serve them well for the rest of their lives.



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