Authorities in Pennsylvania took their good old time before they actually did something about the rollercoaster ride down Route 160 into Wellersburg that has resulted in at least 10 tractor-trailer wrecks over the past decade.

News that the Cumberland Economic Development Corporation recently secured $3.2 million for the Baltimore Street Redevelopment Project from the Maryland Department of Transportation is a big milestone in our city’s revitalization.

Where our local officials are concerned, the winds of change seem to be blowing with regard to the development of a wind farm on Dan’s Mountain.

Being a school bus driver for almost 40 years, the article in the Times-News on Nov. 6 struck a very familiar chord about the violent behavior of students. (See: “ACPS concerned about violent behavior among students,” Nov. 6 Times-News, Page 1A.)

Two men who obviously were born in different eras are embracing in a photograph that tells a story the caption just partly describes.

When we asked some truck drivers what could be done to reduce the number of big-rig accidents that occur on our local stretch of Interstate 68, several said enforcement of speed limits is the answer. (See: “A case of ‘driver error,’” and “Driving instructor,” Sept. 3 Times-News, Page 1A.)

Each week the Times-News editorial page features this Hits and Misses column. It is a look at the positive and negative news or events over the past week. Readers are invited to send their suggestions.

Predictions of what the upcoming winter will be like are already rolling in.

The Letter of the Week from Elise George, “Speeding and poor driving to blame on Interstate 68,” was selected by the Times-News editorial board as the best letter of those that appeared during the week of Oct. 27-Nov. 2. It was published Oct. 30.

If people could accurately predict the future, we would all be millionaires and happily married.

If you live in non-metro or rural America, you’ve been left behind by the economic boom cycle that came after the Great Recession. You also endured a more severe recession than people who live in bigger cities.

Enough attention has been paid to the need for smoke detectors that about 96% of American homes now have them. How many are in working condition? That’s another story.

At a May 2016 campaign rally in Charleston, West Virginia, Donald Trump, the presumed GOP nominee for president, told the faithful: “If I win, we’re going to bring those miners back. You’re going to be so proud of your president. For those miners, get ready, because you’re going to be working your asses off.”

What we know as the First Amendment actually was written to be the third amendment to the Constitution.

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Obituaries

HYNDMAN, Pa. - Mary Ann Topper, 79, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Memorial service Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at 2 p.m. First United Methodist Church, Hyndman. Full obituary in Saturday's newspaper. www.ZeiglerFuneralHome. com.

WILEY FORD, W.Va. - Carter William Chase, beloved son of Ryan and Lyndsie (Lee) Chase, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Nov. 1, 2019. In addition to his parents, he is also survived by his grandparents, Kevin and Christine Chase, Barb Lee and David Winebrenner, and David and Dawn Lee; …