Monthly Archives: January 2021

White Township’s whatchamacallit

Opinion By David Loomis INDIANA – Thank goodness White Township Supervisor Gail L. McCauley clarified that whole debate over White’s Woods, the 250-acre recreational forest that straddles the boundary between the township and neighboring Indiana borough. During supervisors’ Wednesday night … Continue reading

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Covid-19 Indiana County updates

By The HawkEye staff INDIANA — Data published today by The New York Times and by the Pennsylvania Department of Health provide up-to-date information on Covid-19 infections, tests, hospitalizations and deaths in every U.S. county. Following is a visualization of … Continue reading

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End of the tunnel: state and local lights

Coronavirus diary: an opinion By David Loomis INDIANA – For the past year, poor leadership plagued the nation’s pandemic response from the White House to the county courthouse. Trump talked too much but had no plan;  Indiana County had a … Continue reading

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Another year in court for Grant Township

By Sara Stewart INDIANA — The latest lawsuit filed against Grant Township wasn’t terribly surprising to the board of supervisors. But it was still exhausting, in a Groundhog Day kind of way. According to the oil and gas company Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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Stone-throwing in county government’s glass house

An opinion By David Loomis INDIANA — If you blink, you might miss a momentous item in the minutes of the Dec. 16 meeting of the Indiana County commissioners — the item about adoption of the county’s 2021 general-fund budget. … Continue reading

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Who’s accountable for Indiana County’s Covid-19 effort?

An opinion By Ron Riley INDIANA — I am a retired accountant with more than 23 years of experience in health-care finance.  I began reviewing Indiana County’s Covid-19 data in early June as we were about to enter the green … Continue reading

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A local faith community condemns political violence

Political violence at the U.S. Capitol and warnings of more of the same nationwide prompted The HawkEye to seek perspectives of local faith and moral leaders. Several were solicited. Today, The HawkEye publishes the perspective of the Rev. Elizabeth Mount, … Continue reading

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IUP climate scientist: join RGGI for jobs

Following are written remarks by IUP climate scientist Jonathan Warnock, Ph.D., a member of the Indiana Borough Council. His remarks were posted Dec. 14 on the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection website for public comments on Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposal to … Continue reading

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Local GOP committeeman on Trump, insurrection, impeachment

Q&A: Jesse Daniel By David Loomis INDIANA – Republicans come in two basic kinds – country-club and country. Donald Trump joined the two factions, urban and rural. But the linkage has crumbled from – where to begin? – his pandemic … Continue reading

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The red hats are coming!

By David Loomis Maybe the mayhem in Washington last week struck state and local elected officials speechless. Or maybe state and local officials are looking for cover behind the notion that the insurrectionist mob was a federal-government concern. After all, … Continue reading

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