Greensburg Tuesday takes
Central Catholic's conundrum: The firing of Greensburg Central Catholic Principal Denise Myers over “financial irregularities” has further fueled a firestorm among some parents since she was removed from her duties on Sept. 23. An independent audit confirms the findings of an internal audit, according to the Diocese of Greensburg, although no charges have been filed against Ms. Myers. Obviously there are legal considerations in play, and the suggestion by some of her supporters that she's being “bullied” out is without basis. By the same token, parents who sacrifice to send their children to the junior-senior high school deserve a full explanation of the nature and extent of the so-called “irregularities.”
A troubling “foothold”: Testimony before the state House Subcommittee on Crime and Corrections that Mexican drug cartels are targeting Western Pennsylvania is troubling news for Westmoreland County, where overdose deaths set a record last year. And with the heroin epidemic comes an increase in other crimes by addicts, including thefts and robberies, said District Attorney John Peck. Think this trend won't affect you? When dope dealers find a new “market” (or neighborhood), they infest it like cockroaches.
A call for help: A person doesn't have to climb ladders to volunteer at a fire company. Business skills are also needed. Consider the West Newton Volunteer Fire Co. A bank is suing the volunteers for selling a fire truck supposedly for about $25,000 less than what the fire company owed on it. What's alleged is a different kind of shortage: It's a deficit of financial management.
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