Greensburg Tuesday takes
Prison detox: The scope of the area's worsening drug problem is underscored at Westmoreland County Prison, where authorities say 42 percent of new inmates in March required drug detoxification. That's up from 29 percent in January. “That's way over the top,” says Dirk Matson, who heads Westmoreland County's Human Services Department. For anyone who still doesn't think drug abuse is the region's No. 1 public health problem, consider this a wake-up call.
More Jeannette woes: A flood-control project that flunked an Army Corps of Engineers inspection — Jeannette hasn't kept up with the work done through the project's first phase, officials say — joins a list of growing headaches for the cash-strapped city. Grim news also is expected from an ongoing 2013 audit and the city needs $1.3 million to pay this year's mandatory contribution to the police pension fund. Yet city fathers are worried about Jeannette being declared a financially distressed municipality and the state obligations thereof? It's time for a reality check.
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.
- American contrasts: Post-Ferguson
- Thanksgiving briefing ...
- Alle-Kiski Tuesday takes
- The Hagel ‘resignation’: Toadies need apply