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Recently I wrote an article about water problems in the Belle Vernon area. After doing more research, the results are indicting that the problem may be worse than first thought. My latest information is quite frightening.

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In past articles, I have talked about ethane gas and the role it plays in plastics. I have also mentioned the moving of “cracker” plants from the Gulf Coast inland into the Ohio Valley.

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We all know that drilling for gas has a big influence in our area. Time and time again we hear about the jobs the industry provides for our residents. To some extent this is true, but these jobs will soon diminish as the area’s gas fields are depleted.

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Over the past several months, there has been a lot of talk about a Petro-Chemical plant in Beaver County. I wanted to know more about what this plant was, how it would benefit our area and what the consequences of such a plant would be? It was time to do some investigating and decide for mys…

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Over the past several years, I have been researching, chemically testing, attending meetings, working with other conservation groups, trying to work with the DEP, etc.

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The following article is actually a two-part article. First, I will talk about the recent deer season and, second, give a special thank you given to the area..

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As most of us know, we take our water for granted. We turn on our faucet and the water comes out. A few days ago, the water was off in the Clarksville area due to a waterline break. For a short period of time there was no water, and the complaints began.

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As I stated in the past, as more water quality information becomes available, I will relay it to you. I like to use data that is peer reviewed. This week I will relay information on what is being found in our rivers.

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Over the last few years, I have been writing and informing the readers about what is going on with our water. In many cases, I feel it has been falling on deaf ears. Time and time again, new evidence has shown that we are digressing when it comes to water quality. I too feel that Harrisburg …

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Over the last few years I have been writing and informing the readers about what is going on with our water. In many cases, I feel it has been falling on deaf ears. Time and time again new evidence has shown that we are digressing when it comes to water quality. I too feel that Harrisburg ha…

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Over the past several weeks a lot of improvements to our area concerning recreational opportunities are being considered. These improvements are in the early stages but, if they come to fruition, will help the economy of the area. We all know that the area could use the economic boost. In th…

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Over the past several weeks a lot of improvements to our area concerning recreational opportunities are being considered. These improvements are in the early stages but, if they come to fruition, will help the economy of the area. We all know that the area could use the economic boost. In th…

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While I was in a local post office, I noticed an interesting flyer. As I read the notice, I was awakened to some interesting facts. This spurred me to do some research as to what was happening in our area. The notice reads as follows:

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I recently came across some very interesting facts about our drinking water. The information came from the Environmental Works Group (EWG) and can be found at ewg.org. Just enter the name of your drinking water supplier and follow the online directions. In this column I will try to condense …

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Well if you are like me, I am not real fond of this high heat and humidly. The warmer weather has slowed the fishing down, but don’t get discouraged. There are places you can fish that will produce some good catches. It really depends on what type of fish you plan to catch.

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Over the past several years, there has been a push by the Harry Enstrom Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America (IWLA), Greene County, to clean our waters and develop recreation in the county.

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If you have been reading my articles over the years, you will note that scientific data has been presented dealing with our water problems. Most of the people I talk to complain about our water quality and many say that they buy water because of the poor quality of the drinking water. As I h…

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The weather is getting warmer and fishing season is in full swing. Turkey season is over and walleye season is coming on strong, and let’s not forget the garden.

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The area has experienced a first-time event. As the water quality gets better, it provides more opportunity to develop our recreation. To my knowledge, this year was the first time trout were stocked in the South Branch of Ten Mile Creek.

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If Democrats want to nominate someone for president who knows the ins and outs of government and is adept at political maneuver, they might very well choose, not former vice president Joe Biden, the Mr. Put-It-Together of the Obama administration, but Elizabeth Warren, the liberal fire-brand whose mantra is, "I've got a plan for that."

Death Notices

BABYAK - Carole E., 83, of Crucible, October 2.

CALVERT - Bettie M. Wagener, 100, of Waynesburg, October 5.

GARRETT - Diane, 57, of Clarksville (Pitt Gas), September 24.

KEYS - Barbara J. Tennant, 68, of Waynesburg, October 1.

RICE - Margaret T., 79 of Clarksville (Williamstown), October 6.

RULONG - Donna J., 65, of Crucible, September 28.

SHINE - Victor "Vic," 82, of Greensboro, October 7.

STAGGERS - Stormie Grace, the infant daughter of Skyler Staggers of Nemacolin and Isaiah Rex of Crucible, October 5.

STEPHANIK - Anna Julia, 24, of Waynesburg, October 7.

Full obituaries can be purchased and placed through the Regional Obit Center, 800-222-6397.

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