Monthly Archives: July 2020

Cookport power-pull fans: beware

An opinion By J. Byron Fleck SAN JOSE, Calif. — I am a lawyer in the San Francisco Bay area.  I grew up in Indiana County, in Commodore, Pa. I have extended family and friends there. On Monday I wrote … Continue reading

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A leak in Indiana County’s Covid-19 ‘planning’

Coronavirus Diary By David Loomis INDIANA – Maybe you missed it. On July 17, the state Department of Health reported that Southwest Pennsylvania recorded the commonwealth’s highest positive rates in testing for Covid-19 infections. Indiana was among the counties in the … Continue reading

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Close the legal loophole for White Township supervisors

An opinion By Tim Fitchett PITTSBURGH – Pennsylvania’s Sunshine Act requires that meetings of elected officials be open to the public. The reason for that is to ensure that issues of public concern are not decided behind closed doors and … Continue reading

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Election ’20: RGGI, Joe, Jim and Tom, et al.

An analysis By David Loomis INDIANA – Gov. Tom Wolf campaigned for election in 2014 on a platform to “reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote clean energy alternatives and invest in green energy technology and infrastructure.” The businessman has not always … Continue reading

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The HawkEye Poll: Readers oppose IUP reopening for fall 2020

Coronavirus Diary By David Loomis INDIANA – Readers oppose Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s plan to reopen next month for mostly face-to-face instruction, according to results of a poll conducted on The HawkEye website. By a margin of more than 2½ … Continue reading

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The HawkEye Poll: Reopen IUP for fall 2020?

Coronavirus Diary By David Loomis INDIANA — Indiana University of Pennsylvania will reopen next month, when its 10,000 students will return to town for in-person classroom instruction mixed with  remote online variations. IUP President Michael Driscoll announced the plan yesterday, … Continue reading

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White’s Woods forestry: Michael Wolf

On July 8 the author, a forestry consultant from Johnstown, made a 10-minute summary presentation before the White Township Board of Supervisors. He evaluated a June 25 plan by Millstone Land Management, of Marion Center, to log White’s Woods and … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to IUP President Driscoll re: Fall 2020

Following is a July 9 open letter to Indiana University of Pennsylvania President Michael Driscoll from IUP philosophy professor Eric M. Rubenstein. University faculty members, coaches, teaching assistants, front-line workers and staff also received the emailed letter. It has been … Continue reading

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The Second Amendment Sanctuary crusade

By David Loomis INDIANA – On Independence Day Eve, a small army of protesters marched through the central business district to the county courthouse. On the front steps, some local Republican officials rallied what the local Fox radio station counted … Continue reading

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The ‘State of the County’

Coronavirus diary  By David Loomis INDIANA – Indiana County’s July 1, first-ever State of the County “address” was billed as a “question-and-answer program,” too.  Kudos to the commissioners and their host, the Chamber of Commerce, for recognizing the moment and … Continue reading

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