Month: May 2018

The power we could have … if we had unity

I have always prided myself on being a realist. I look at the situation as it is and try to make the best of it. Sometimes it is hard. Some of those hard times, I do allow myself to dream. And, oh, when I do, what I envision for the Mid-Mon Valley and its people!…


BVA makes up for lost time by hiring Salvino

(Author’s note: Salvino was hired by a vote of 8-0 at a BVA School Board meeting this evening.) Fifteen years ago, Joe Salvino was a finalist for the Belle Vernon Area boys basketball job. He didn’t get it. So, he remained at Monessen and continued a coaching career that has made him the most successful…


Saying “goodbye” to a legend

I had not talked to Chuck Abramski in over 12 or 14 years. Still, if you knew the outspoken football coach at all, then you didn’t need to speak to him often to recall him. Chuck was a guy, whether you liked him or not, you could never forget. That was simply impossible. So, needless…


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