Greensburg Laurels & Lances
Lance: To Greensburg Salem's “naming names” game. Supposedly legal issues have held up identification of the district senior administrators who reportedly demanded that staffers inflate six former officials' salaries to boost their retirement benefits. This, according to a state Auditor General Office report, which showed nearly $141,000 in overpayments. Amid all the district's excuses and hemming and hawing, taxpayers are being treated as a third party when, in fact, they're the ones smacked by this public shafting.
Lance: To the lunkhead who stole a 1925 high school basketball championship ring from its display case at Uniontown Public Library. News of the ring's theft spread quickly throughout the city, making unloading it a tad difficult. Hot? This ring is nuclear. It will go easier on the thief if he simply returns it.
Laurel: To Norwin's energy-wise policies. Simply switching off lights and shutting down copying machines on weekends have saved the school district more than $500,000, cutting its energy bill by 22 percent. Such success should provide “illumination” for all school districts.
Laurel: To Excela Health's ambulatory care center plans in Unity. Before the three-story facility is built, Excela will first build two access roads at what's become a Route 30 bottleneck. Keeping construction vehicles out of an already congested corridor will be a big plus.
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