Monthly Archives: May 2021

And now, Indiana County’s vaccine hesitance

Coronavirus diary By David Loomis INDIANA – Cathy Scribe arrived midday Thursday to receive her second Covid-19 vaccination. The Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex and its parking lot were empty. Covid-19 masking and distancing rules were posted on the building’s … Continue reading

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The disastrous disaster-declaration changes

An opinion By David Loomis INDIANA – In Pennsylvania’s May 18 municipal primary elections, only registered partisans can cast ballots for candidates.  But every voter – Democrat, Republican, No Affiliation, Other – can vote on four statewide ballot questions.  Two … Continue reading

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Burrell’s bike-path roadblock

An opinion By David Loomis INDIANA — What’s it take to get a grown-up back on a bicycle? For millions, it takes a pandemic. Since its spread a year ago, Covid-19 has spawned a boom in bicycling. The pandemic has … Continue reading

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IUP ‘shell game’: lives upended, speech curtailed

An opinion The following letter by Indiana University of Pennsylvania English professor John L. Marsden, Ph.D., was addressed to top administrators and faculty union leaders and emailed to faculty members at IUP on May 5. By John L. Marsden INDIANA … Continue reading

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The campaign for county court judge

An opinion By David Loomis INDIANA – Warning! writes the head of the local Republican Party: One of the candidates in this month’s primary election to fill a vacancy on the county court bench is — a Democrat! That may … Continue reading

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