Greensburg Tuesday takes
The Monsour legacy: Unable to notify any of the Monsour Medical Center principals, who more than eight years ago abandoned the now-dilapidated hospital in Jeannette, Westmoreland County has been cleared by a judge to post a newspaper notice announcing that the property will be sold. And that moves this towering testament of owner irresponsibility and government inaction another step closer to the wrecking ball — on the public's dime. With all the time and money that's been spent lately to right this wrong, what's being done, if anything, to prevent similar monstrosities from being dumped on taxpayers?
A home run: Pirates manager Clint Hurdle knocked it out of the park in his remarks to Franklin Regional parents and seniors at a baccalaureate service on the eve of the high school's graduation, commending all for how they responded to a student's stabbing spree at the school in April. His message was clear and straightforward: “It was you being strong, it was your kids being strong. It's going to make a difference in everything you do for the rest of your life.” Hear! Hear!
A message sent: A six-month investigation by the Westmoreland County Drug Task Force has led to charges against 16 people who mostly sold heroin and prescription narcotics throughout the county, according to authorities. Here's hoping the arrests send a message to area dope dealers that their “business” of destroying lives is clearly in the cross hairs of law enforcement.
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.
- U.N. Watch: Insulting women
- Sunday pops
- The Export-Import Bank: Yet another crock
- Myopic automakers should embrace today’s high-tech gearheads, not attempt to stifle their innovations
- The gathering storm: An IRS defeat
- Auberle continues to heal
- Armstrong County Laurels & Lances
- Saturday essay: Cruel civilities
- The Box
- Don’t weaken Marine standards for women
- Obama’s problem: He denies reality