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Greensburg Tuesday takes

| Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, 9:00 p.m.

Park crackdown: Rangers are stepping up patrols in Laurel Ridge State Park in St. Clair, where, for the fifth time since July, a man has been charged with sexual misconduct. This, after complaints from park patrons. Public parks, where parents bring their children and people come to relax, are not hookup zones for sexual activity. However “rare” these episodes might be, they nevertheless are intolerable.

“Diamond” makeover: A redesign of Ligonier's Diamond, one of the most scenic spots in Westmoreland County, has been approved by the borough's council. Grant money is being sought. But widening the road won't necessarily keep inattentive tractor-trailer drivers or drunken motorists off the green. And for less than the $1 million cost estimate, the borough could install a state-of-the-art traffic surveillance system to identify, 24/7, any wayward truck or car that rolls over the Diamond.

Moms & drugs: Ashley Uncapher, 21, of Jeannette allegedly sold heroin from her car with her two children, ages 2 and 3, in the back seat while parked in a handicapped space in downtown Greensburg. Recovered along with 31 stamp bags of heroin were two handguns and plenty of ammunition, police said. Most troubling is that this pathetic scenario isn't the exception. Locally it's becoming all too familiar for alleged drug dealers, who in their illegal transactions put their own children at risk.

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