Monthly Archives: August 2020

Truth, Trump and Biden

Appalachian Fact Check By David Loomis INDIANA – A cartoonish campaign mailer arrived during last week’s Republican National Convention, well before Joe Biden’s visit to Pittsburgh today. With fewer than 100 words and two photographs printed in full-color, double-sided on … Continue reading

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Rep. Thompson’s Trump toadyism

An opinion By David Loomis INDIANA – Huge majorities of Democrats and Republicans agree: They share a favorable view of the U.S. Postal Service, recently the target of another fib-filled, White House election-year distraction. Despite the efforts of the superspreader … Continue reading

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The HawkEye Poll: Readers support mask ordinance, etc.

Coronavirus Diary By David Loomis INDIANA – Local residents and workers overwhelmingly support a draft ordinance to enforce state orders to wear a mask, to keep a safe distance from others and to enforce these provisions more assertively during the … Continue reading

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Saving Indian Springs Golf & Country Club

An opinion By Maria Kaminski INDIANA — The VFW Country Club Golf course is for sale and listed on Loopnet.com. The listing is for the golf course, 109 acres, the pro-shop, maintenance buildings, equipment and the golf business, all for $1 … Continue reading

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The HawkEye Poll: to mask or not to mask, etc.

Coronavirus Diary By David Loomis INDIANA – Anti-mask protesters went first. They converged on the county courthouse just after quitting time on Tuesday. Judging by the front-page photo in The Indiana Gazette, they ignored weeks-old orders from the governor and … Continue reading

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Masks and guns, rights and responsibilities

Coronavirus Diary By David Loomis INDIANA – Some of the same conservatives who earlier this summer were proposing an extraneous Second Amendment Sanctuary ordinance for Indiana County now are opposing an extraneous pandemic-mitigation ordinance in Indiana Borough. The two conservative … Continue reading

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More illumination from the infodemic

Coronavirus Diary By David Loomis INDIANA – Indiana County’s Covid-19 illuminati apparently allowed a little more light last week when an Indiana Regional Medical Center pathologist reported that the community hospital now is “able to get test results completed in … Continue reading

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Covid-19 and IUP’s campus housing

Coronavirus Diary By David Loomis  “Lives are at stake and IUP’s financial stability does not justify risking them.” — August 4 reader comment on August 2 story about reopening IUP for the fall 2020 semester INDIANA – Swank college dorms … Continue reading

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Of black swans and boiled frogs

An opinion By David Loomis INDIANA – Election year 2020 has produced black-swan events by the flock following the black-swan event of the 2016 election. Donald Trump’s Peter Principle reply to the spreading Covid-19 pandemic has been mostly reaction and distraction. … Continue reading

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Reopen IUP? Faculty and family speak

Coronavirus Diary By David Loomis INDIANA – Readers last month reacted to IUP’s July 15 decision to reopen for business-mostly-as-usual when the fall semester starts on August 24. By a margin of 2½  to 1, anonymous respondents to a July … Continue reading

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