Greensburg Tuesday takes
“Free & clear” — for whom?: To no one's surprise, the debt-laden toxic nightmare that is the decaying Monsour Medical Center failed to attract any bids at a Westmoreland County tax sale. So now Jeannette and county officials anticipate that a so-called “free and clear” sale — which gets around some of those bothersome unpaid taxes and liens against the property — will be the route to its redevelopment. And Monsour's administration gets to walk away free and clear too, eh? If the hospital is razed and the site redeveloped on the public's dime, then the parcel should be appropriately renamed “Travesty Place.”
Referendum no resolution: A referendum on the Nov. 5 ballot will ask Ligonier Township voters whether the Board of Supervisors should be increased from three to five members. This, after an audit nailed a former supervisor and an interim secretary (since fired) for their “unofficial” Internet usage during work hours. The township doesn't need more supervisors, given the work ethic evidenced by the audit. What's needed is better supervision and accountability from those who manage the township.
Nothing “Christian” about it: The religious phrases scrawled on the brick entry at the Arnold Palmer Pavilion cancer center in Unity more than suggest a disturbed mindset. And as these fanatics have done unto others with their handiwork, the same should be done to them: If caught, they should pay every last cent for the graffiti's removal.
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 Wilson Center deal: No more public money
- The Thursday wrap
- An embarrassing legacy: Eric Holder departs
- Alle-Kiski Tuesday takes
- Connellsville’s new hotel: Signs of the times
- Pittsburgh Tuesday takes
- The Ohio stay: Early voting’s ruse
- Bibi’s warning
- Greensburg Laurels & Lances
- The rise of ISIS: Obama’s bus