Times Observerhttp://www.timesobserver.com/page/category.detail/nav/5054/Local Commentariesen-usMon, 27 Jun 2016 05:21:43 EDTMon, 27 Jun 2016 05:21:43 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssIt's (past) time for Pennsylvania pension reformhttp://www.timesobserver.com/page/content.detail/id/616186.htmlSince the 2009-10 school year, the Warren County School District's annual pension costs have risen from $1.7 million to $7.2 millionand they're still climbing. We're not alon.Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTAssault on Knight Island invadershttp://www.timesobserver.com/page/content.detail/id/616159.htmlEarly Monday morning a platoon of rugged goats made an amphibious landing on Knight island, just above the Glade Bridge. Their goal is the eradication of Japanese knotweed, an invasive plant species, that have overtaken large sections of the island.Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTFather dayshttp://www.timesobserver.com/page/content.detail/id/616084.htmlHe was wiggling his bat. I'd just gotten back from out of town in time to see his second at bat a couple Sundays ago. My nine-year-old son, Chase, is one of my two pride and joys, along with my 13-year-old daughter, Jordan.Mon, 20 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTThe stories of old menhttp://www.timesobserver.com/page/content.detail/id/616023.htmlWhen you buy a house, well, sometimes you find treasure. That's always awesome when that happens but the Hammond street house contained no treasure, just dope paraphernalia, syringes, a pipe and a basement wall full of little pieces of tin foi.Sat, 18 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTHow about some rhubarb?http://www.timesobserver.com/page/content.detail/id/616020.htmlMy whole family likes rhubarb, but some of us like it better than others. I finally made that sauce with orange juice (in my second cookbook). It was as delicious as I remembered. My grandson came to visit so I shared some with him.Sat, 18 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDT