Monthly Archives: April 2021

Indiana County’s Covid direction

Coronavirus diary: an opinion By Ron Riley INDIANA — The Covid-19 message at Wednesday’s meeting of the Indiana County commissioners was a mix of some important information and a misleading message. It was important to hear county Commissioner Sherene Hess … Continue reading

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White’s Woods report: commendations, recommendations

An opinion By David Loomis INDIANA – It was a happy Earth Day for Friends of White’s Woods, the local advocacy group founded to preserve and protect the 245-acre community forest straddling White Township and Indiana Borough. A state agency … Continue reading

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Indiana County job prospects: ‘bubble up,’ trickle-down

Economic development By David Loomis INDIANA – There go another 43 union jobs in Indiana County. The half-century-old, coal-fueled power plant in Homer City, majority-owned by multinational conglomerate General Electric Co., on Thursday announced it will lay off 16.5% of … Continue reading

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The rise and retrenchment of IUP (II) Editor’s note: In a December article in The HawkEye, Dr. Radell documented why Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s gradual cutbacks during the 2010s should have made unnecessary the radical retrenchment announced on Oct. 30. … Continue reading

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County commissioners, Covid-19: a year in review

An analysis By Ron Riley INDIANA – March 25 marked a year since Indiana County recorded its first Covid-19 case. Three weeks later, the county’s first Covid death had been confirmed. How did the county manage the pandemic’s first year? … Continue reading

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