Greensburg Laurels & Lances
On the “Watch List”: The Westmoreland County Courthouse computer mess. A county controller's audit found that data and court records could have been lost during the installation of a new $47,000 computer system last year in the Register of Wills office. Register of Wills Michael Ginsburg blamed any lingering problems on the county's computer information systems department. Dave Ridilla of the latter denied his office dropped the ball. Finger-pointing aside, we trust someone stepped up to ensure that this new, expensive system does what it's supposed to do.
Laurel: To A.J. Meyers and Sons. The Derry Township school bus depot for the Greater Latrobe School District had buses up and running on Monday despite vandalism to 20 vehicle ignitions and the theft of 9,000 gallons of diesel fuel last weekend. That's more than $27,000 in fuel. Here's hoping this back to school escapade will land the culprits in jail.
Laurel: To upholding freedom of religion: The Diocese of Greensburg joins the Pittsburgh and Erie dioceses in winning injunctions against contraception mandates under the Affordable Care Act. As drafted, ObamaCare would “cause (plaintiffs) to violate their sincerely held religious beliefs; or their ... disregard of (it) will cause them to potentially incur large monetary fines and/or other penalties,” wrote U.S. District Judge Arthur J. Schwab. Simply put, ObamaCare is constitutionally defective.
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