Monthly Archives: June 2020

Friends of White’s Woods responds to Mike Lawer

An opinion By Jessica Jopp, Sara King, and Norma Tarnoff INDIANA — We have reviewed the claims made by Millstone Land Management owner Mike Lawer in his interview published June 14 in The HawkEye. Our critique of that Q&A is … Continue reading

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The Dush-Pyle impeachment proposal

Coronavirus Diary By David Loomis INDIANA – The door is not yet closed on Indiana County’s Great Reopening Debate of 2020. Since May Day, three local rallies organized by small-business people have drawn attention to the governor’s orders to, among … Continue reading

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Defunding the police in Indiana, Pa.

An opinion By Jesse J. Brown INDIANA — Defunding the police is making national headlines now. The discourse surrounding the role of a police officer and its alternatives must reach every city, town and borough. Indiana, Pa., is no exception. … Continue reading

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Juneteenth 2020, Indiana, Pa.

By David Loomis INDIANA – In 1503, Amerigo Vespucci, of Florence, Italy, crossed the ocean and reported his discovery — a new world, a utopia, a Garden of Eden. Columbus’ 1492 discovery, by contrast, was billed as a new route … Continue reading

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White’s Woods forestry: Mike Lawer

By Sara Stewart INDIANA — Michael “Mike” Lawer, 30, is the owner of Millstone Land Management in Marion Center. A native of Indiana borough, he is a graduate of Duquesne University and Penn State, from which he received an associate’s … Continue reading

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White’s Woods forestry: Dave Babyak

 By David Loomis WHITE TOWNSHIP – David J. “Dave” Babyak, 71, is not even thinking of retiring from forestry, his calling for 48 years. “Retire?” asked the Babyak Forestry Services owner during a June 9 interview on the screen porch … Continue reading

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George Floyd and racism: a to-do list

Addressing race By Carolyn Princes INDIANA — I can empathize with George Floyd’s mother.  Mine told me no one knows how it is to lose a child unless it has happened to you.  It is also unimaginable to know what it … Continue reading

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Changing policing in Indiana, Pa.

Addressing Race III By Gerald E. Smith INDIANA — I come here today like many of you — sad, angry, frustrated and looking for solutions to what we are witnessing today in America as the embodiment of systemic racism in our … Continue reading

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End this 400-year-old public-health problem. Now.

Addressing Race II By Sherene Hess INDIANA – My friends, we are here today to mourn the death of George Floyd and all of the black lives who before him who have been killed by hands of those who did not … Continue reading

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The meaning of ‘black lives matter’

Addressing Race I By Katrina Laude INDIANA — On July 4, 1776, fifty-six white men signed a document declaring this nation’s independence from Britain. In the Preamble to this Declaration are these famous words: We hold these truths to be … Continue reading

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