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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  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. In this article Radell offers more … 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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