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It’s amazing how rumors get started and how gossip spreads in any small community.
I have to admit that I was as mad as a hornet when I heard from several people that both Tyrone’s young people and even adults were getting fined for simply sitting in City Hotel Park.
It’s always important to reach out and dig up the facts. As indicated in my story in the paper the other day, citations for loitering have NEVER been written. The oldest ordinance on the books in Tyrone involves the riding of bicycles on borough sidewalks and that rule also goes for City Hotel Park.
Again, the truth is that the only tickets written at City Hotel Park involved bicycles. Anything else is a false rumor. And I understand the concern of the mayor’s office when it comes to vandalism in the park, and I agree with the security camera that has been installed to assist in curbing any more problems in the park.
The bottom line is that no one should feel like they can’t be in the park. Sit and enjoy it as I have this week. While I started to test the waters on the loitering rumors, by sitting in the park daily, I found after doing my research that I just enjoyed taking a few minutes to relax and enjoy it. You should do the same.
Congratulations to the Tyrone Area School District and its board for putting themselves and the taxpayers in such a good financial situation. How many school districts do you know of, can do an expansion without it turning into a war with the citizens? Not many! But the planned middle expansion will go smoothy because of the foresight of many people.
It’s another big event in Tipton this weekend with the Native American POW WOW taking place at DelGrosso Amusement Park.
My wife and I collect native American and southwestern art and have always enjoyed events like this. The grand entry is to not be missed and takes place both tomorrow and Sunday. Take the kids and grandchildren for a little history lesson that they won’t soon forget.
“I Hear Music! The Life, Music and Legacy” of Tyrone’s Fred Waring is complete. This 16-page special edition will arrive in The Daily Herald, next Saturday, July 26th. And a special radio edition of this tabloid will air on 1340 WTRN radio from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Peter Keifer at Penn State has been incredible on providing content, photographs, music and more. This project was so much fun to put together. Again thanks to Peter and to WTRN’s Cary Simpson for working with us on this project. I truly hope you use the tabloid to follow a long while listening to the radio show.
I’m going out of town on business and even may get to sit in the sun on the beach. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

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Has it sunk in yet? The great news that 170 jobs are coming back to Tyrone with the reopening of the paper mill.
I’ve heard many things over the past couple of days since the announcement and almost all of it was positive. The one concern was the hourly rates employees would receive if they worked at the new American Eagle Paper Mill. That was answered when numbers like $14 a hour was thrown out there. It has been such a great week with this announcement!
Team Ten LLC has one last hurdle before the machinery and employees begin to operate. I feel that things will go well with Tyrone Borough over a sewage issue and everyone will be happy in the end. Again, congratulations to everyone involved in putting this deal together. And I can’t wait to hear the sound of the whistle, because I’ve never heard it before.
With the announcement of the mill and the various groups working on securing the old Citizen’s Social Hall, it has just been so positive. How can anyone in Tyrone not feel that the future is a lot brighter then it was even 30 days ago?
One thing I’ve learned during my stay here the last year is that besides being very nice people, Tyrone people have a lot of pride. They are hard working, determined and follow through on most things they begin. That was certainly proven again this week with the mill deal being finalized. Oh and of course you love your football!
I also enjoyed seeing all the area media converge into Tyrone for the big announcement. I got to see, read and hear all of it. WTRN’s remote was classic hometown radio with the entire press conference broadcast live. I thank all of our readers for their patience as we held the presses to deliver all the details of the announcement. Why wait until the next day when we were able to deliver it to your home on Tuesday evening. I hope that you thought it was worth it.
The Altoona Curve will honor the Bellwood-Antis Blue Devils on July 10th at Blair County Ballpark. Like they did in 1999 with the state champion Golden Eagles football team, this is another class act by the best minor league team and operation in all of baseball. That’s just my opinion of course!
We enjoyed producing our “Salute to America” piece in today’s paper. Projects like this allow us to be creative and use color in many different ways. Thanks again to the local businesses who helped make it possible.
Another large crowd will gather for “Summer Thunder” fireworks extravaganza at DelGrosso Park tomorrow. Remember that you can’t park on Interstate 99.
We’ve taken matters into our own hands, as Daily Herald Editor Kerry Webster has a contest for you.
We will pay you to count the local stories and photos that appear daily in The Herald. On occasion, an anonymous letter is sent to me saying we don’t do local news. Someone must be reading another paper. Look for the contest and participate. You might win $50 or even $100 in cash.
I could write an entire column on my week at Creation in Hershey. It truly was a life-changing experience. It’s like having 75,000 of your closest friends all standing, worshipping God in one place. There were times standing in the sun and heat, that I announced we were leaving. But we survived and had a wonderful time. Let me just say that camping at Creation is truly roughing it.
Have a wonderful Forth of July weekend and thanks for reading! Enjoy the fireworks at DelGrosso Park!