CORY ISENBERG | Three schools from area remain in football
Just three area football teams remain alive in postseason play and all three will play in 7 p.m. contests on Friday night.
Showing that it was no fluke the first time around, Chestnut Ridge (9-3) powered its way past Bedford for the second time this season in the District 5 Class AA championship. The Lions earned a berth in the PIAA playoffs opposite District 9 champ Karns City (11-1), which defeated Kane 49-21 in the title game.
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Keith Rothfus | We should serve our veterans every day
Serving western Pennsylvania veterans is one of my top priorities as a member of Congress, and it is one of the most rewarding parts of my job. Veterans Day is an annual opportunity for us all to engage with those who gave so much to protect our way of life.
CORY ISENBERG| Area fans treated to playoff dramas
Some of the most exciting high school football playoff games over the weekend came courtesy of area squads.
Shade’s hard-fought, dramatic victory over Northern Bedford in the District 5 Class A quarterfinal was a stunner, especially for the Black Panthers faithful, who were already planning for Saturday’s playoff game against Tussey Mountain.
JIM SIEHL | Political David takes on giant
A modern David and Goliath story is unfolding as little known Art Halvorson challenges the Shuster dynasty for a seat in the U. S. House of Representatives.
MICHELE M. BENDER | Not another ‘for sale’ sign
I suspect that goblins fly over Johnstown at night sprinkling “For Sale” sign seeds. Weather doesn’t seem to hamper the growth process; signs are popping out everywhere.
Michael Young and Terry Madonna | Pennsylvania's 'bad' penny
It’s baack! Indeed, it never went away. The “it” here is Pennsylvania’s perpetual debate over property tax reform, a debate in modern times that traces to the early 1970s. Further back, we have been arguing about the property tax since the 19th century. It’s a bad penny that seems to keep turning up.
MIKE MASTOVICH| Shaffer revitalizes Richland's passing game
Two years ago, Brandon Bailey saw potential in a tall, strong-armed quarterback looking to establish himself in the Richland High program.
Matt Shaffer was a sophomore splitting the quarterback duties with classmate Nico Pecora back then.
KEVIN SHIVERS | Veterans possess skills for business
Our veterans, recently home from Iraq and Afghanistan, have worked exceptionally hard, taken big risks and persevered emotionally and physically in a hostile and challenging arena. Tours of duty present split-second decision making, courage and risk of life and limb. But these qualities are the fabric that makes up our warriors. These characteristics are well matched to those an entrepreneur needs to start his own business.
DAVID MASTOVICH | Do not miss out on social media opportunity
“I don’t get (insert social media network, i.e. Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.).
“I’m not sure it’s worth the time and money.
“We’re doing a little bit of (insert social media network).”
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