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Mitchel Olszak: Americans fail to demand better of politicians
Who guards the guardians? It’s a question that dates back at least to ancient Rome. It refers to the notion that someone ought to be keeping an eye on the folks who wield power in society.
Mitchel Olszak: Predatory animals expand their ranges
Lions and coyotes and bears! Oh my! It’s no secret that once-exotic animals are making a comeback in many parts of America. Even here in Lawrence County, we have our share of black bears and coyotes.
Mitchel Olszak: The greening of New Castle gets under way
Efforts to improve the appearance of New Castle in multiple ways are beginning to take shape. The second meeting of the clean and green committee, established by New Visions for Lawrence County, was held last week to discuss the group’s direction.
Mitchel Olszak: Voter ID rules fail Republican test
It’s a common Republican Party theme: Government has too many regulations. The rules it establishes and hoops it sets up for businesses to jump through impede growth and progress in our society.
Mitchel Olszak: Web turns up heat on minor story
The Internet has changed dramatically the way we access and spread information. If you want to do research, the Internet offers seemingly endless options. Just be careful of your sources. E-commerce has revolutionized the business world. Buying, selling and trading are done in ways that were unthinkable a couple of generations ago.
Mitchel Olszak: Some convention claims ring hollow when put to test
So are you still feeling that post-convention euphoria? Are you able to contain your excitment, your sense of exhilaration? If not, join the club. As expected, this year’s Republican and Democratic national conventions were long on rhetoric, while short on substance.
Mitchel Olzak: Photo inside polling place runs afoul of election law
It was primary election morning and I desperately needed a photo. Here at the New Castle News, we’ve made an effort, historically, to snap a quick photo at a polling place on election morning and run it in that day’s paper, to remind readers of their civic responsibility.
Mitchel Olszak: Pittsburgh Pirates of earlier era received stamp of approval
After a seemingly endless drought, the Pittsburgh Pirates are poised to have a winning season. It’s been a long time coming, and this summer has been one more reminder of how fortunate I was growing up.
Mitchel Olszak: Making sense of the cost of cents
Suppose, for the moment, that you are in the business of making widgets. You manufacture high-quality widgets, among the most desirable in the world. Everyone wants your widgets. But to produce your widgets, you must spend two and a half times what you can get for them.
Mitchel Olszak: Research reveals ugly truth about tomatoes
The best thing about summer isn’t the heat or humidity. It’s the tomatoes. Every year, I look forward to the day I can begin harvesting my own crop. It means I can enjoy real tomatoes, not those picked-green, artificially ripened monstrosities stores foist upon us.
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