A defendant became confused when asked by a judge if he had any comments in regards to sentencing. Trying to be helpful, his attorney said, "If you want probation, tell her that. If you want to go to jail, tell her that."
Web sites like to see the number of people who cross paths with their virtual locations. It seems a charitable organization in Warren County likes to increase the literal foot traffic coming through its door. To make an appointment to apply for programs, those interested are asked to stop in to pick up an application. We wonder if the application has to be dropped off in person prior to the appointment, too.
I do NOT pledge
allegiance to the hat
Before any municipal meeting, a simple pledge to the flag is recited. However, during a Warren County meeting, a lack of a flag meant one group was almost forced to pledge to an American flag on a hat. That was deemed a little too undignified and a board member borrowed a flag from another room in time for the pledge.
At the peak of the Warren County fall foliage season, a reporter made a call to a fall foliage hotline seeking some specifics. He pressed the correct number and listened to conditions in Wisconsin, Illinois and some other places. Nothing about northwestern Pennsylvania. So, here's the not-so-official report from the TO - There are still leaves on the trees. Colors are muted, but pleasing. Enjoy them while you can.
How many Donnas?
When the school board's committees were short some people due to a candidates forum, some substitutions had to be made. At the opening of one meeting, a member took over the chair of the committee and recognized a board member who was sitting in. "I'm chairing for Donna who isn't here and Jeff is sitting in for Donna who isn't here."
The members of the Warren County School District's finance committee have been drawing the short straw for months. The school board holds all four of its primary committee meetings on the same night each month. Some of those sessions have been marathons, with deliberations going on into the early morning hours. While most of the board members stay through all of the meetings, even the ones of which they are not members, there is the option to leave. Three of the committees rotate from the 6 p.m. start to second to third. Finance doesn't. It's always last. Some of the other committees will make decisions that involve spending. The finance committee needs to take a look at those steps, too. "It always rolls downhill to finance," one member explained.
A school administrator was explaining a proposed upgrade to the district's technology equipment. "A lot bigger, a lot better, a lot faster..." We think he would have been better served by changing the words just a bit to match some 70s pop culture. "We can rebuild it. We have the technology. We can make it better than it was. Better... stronger... faster."