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Bell-ringer, other solicitors win reprieve at airport – Allegheny/Beaver County Times

FINDLAY TWP. — Ring on, Marilyn Darnley. The work of the only year-round Salvation Army bell-ringer in the region was in jeopardy from a new solicitation policy at Pittsburgh International Airport that would have ended her 16-year, five-days-a-week job. But……Continue reading »

Op-ed: Matt Smith / Let’s reform education funding – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The opportunity to come up with a fair formula for schools must be seized.  By state Sen. Matt Smith The back-to-school season is marked by sales of new backpacks and school supplies. As parents ensure that their kids are prepared……Continue reading »

Allegheny County Airport Authority gives more time to longtime Salvation Army worker – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

The Allegheny County Airport Authority softened its stance on Monday on a policy change that would have booted out a longtime Salvation Army worker from Pittsburgh International Airport at the end of the month. Marilyn Darnley, 72, of Scott can……Continue reading »

Get Marty: Airport Salvation Army Fundraiser’s Job Saved – KDKA TV

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Want to smile from ear to ear? Next time you’re at the airport, have a seat and watch Marilyn Darnley for a while. Good afternoon, a big smile and thank you – that’s been Marilyn’s mantra out……Continue reading »

Butler County takes steps to preserve judicial records – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

County Prothonotary Glenna Walters has commissioned an inspection to determine how many government records saved on 35mm film may have to be rescued from the passage of time. “They aren’t going to be lost,” Walters said. “I’m 100 percent sure……Continue reading »

More than 4 months later, still no decision on Open Records Director – WITF FM

(Harrisburg) — The Pennsylvania Office of Open Records is going on 5 months without an official executive director, despite both Democrats and Republicans voicing support to retain current director Terry Mutchler. The 6 year term for the former Associated Press journalist expired April 24th, but……Continue reading »