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Workforce to shrink as baby boomers retire, birth rates fall

It's a national dilemma: Birth rates rose slightly in 2014 but are not high enough to sustain population levels, just as employers brace for the largest generation ever to retire in droves.

The oldest of 75 million baby boomers -- born between 1946 and 1964 -- turn 69 this year.

The challenge is heightened in Western Pennsylvania, home to some...Read more

Historic Preservation Commission members hold unpublicized meeting

Some of the members of the Historic Preservation Commission held a meeting that was closed to the public Sunday afternoon.

Typically, the commission holds public hearings on the second Tuesday of every month and administrative meetings on the fourth Thursday of every month.

But a meeting was held at 4 p.m. Sunday at 145 Gorman St., and The...Read more

BRIEF: AARP offering class for senior drivers

AARP has scheduled a driving safety class from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Northside Senior Center, 1225 N. Adams Ave.

The course is designed for adults age 50 and older to help them adjust and familiarize themselves with new changes in vehicles, highways and traffic laws.

The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members.

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Analysts expecting higher bond default rates for U.S. coal sector

The oracles of Wall Street are foretelling the coal industry's bond default rate could surpass 50 percent if the country's two largest coal companies file for bankruptcy soon.

The crashing waves of coal companies filing for bankruptcy has caused the broader mining sector default rate to rise to double digits, according to a number of ...Read more

BRIEF: Street Talk: Oct. 26, 2015

"In college, I was a beer pong ball and my friend was the cup. We made the costumes ourselves, too." -- Steve Schaefer, Oneonta, lumber.

"My favorite was probably when I was a taco when I was 7 years old." -- Skyler Reak, Unadilla, high school senior.

"Pippi Long-stocking. My sister and I took wire hangers and twisted them into our braids ...Read more

Organ donation "the most comforting part" of WVU student's death, father says

It's been nearly a year since his son died, but TJ Burch said it hasn't set in yet.

"I know that in all likelihood, it never will," TJ Burch told a room full of people at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences Sunday morning.

Burch, father of Nolan Burch, was among the many who attended the fourth-annual "A Special Place" ceremony, ...Read more

Ten Commandments monument finds new home in Connellsville

The Connellsville Church of God and city residents on Sunday dedicated the Ten Commandments monument that was moved from Connellsville Junior High to church property.

The monument had been the subject of a lawsuit by those who opposed its presence on school district property.

Between verses of "Amazing Grace" and "How Great Thou Art," a ...Read more

Why some on Medicare, but not all, will be hit so hard

For those considering retirement, the advice has always been: Hold off applying for Social Security as long as possible because your monthly benefit will grow every year, perhaps by 8 percent, until age 70.

Such advice could be turned upside down this year for some Medicare beneficiaries.

Starting next year, premium increases for Medicare ...Read more

Concealed carry laws will not make campuses safer

Just eight days after a gunman massacred nine people at a community college in Oregon, two more students were killed in separate shootings on college campuses in Texas and Arizona. In many parts of the country, the shootings prompted a call to arm students and faculty.

Only in America do we respond to shootings by claiming a need for more ...Read more

Colleges Amp Up Sexual Assault Prevention Strategies

STORRS -- On a recent morning, UConn freshmen watched as two students improvised their way through a skit, with one trying to pressure the other to go out for ice cream at the university's dairy bar.

"But I take all of the freshmen down to the dairy bar, so we can kind of understand each other," said Nitasha George, an older student, trying...Read more

Grown Ups At Play Bowling

Whenever Leroy Wheatley ran into the school superintendent of his youth as an adult, he said the man would always ask him what his trick was to look so young. He wondered how Wheatley never seemed to age.

Every Thursday from 10 a.m. until the early afternoon at The Alley, people still sing that same song to Wheatley.

Wheatley is 98 years ...Read more

Post-Tribune, Merrillville, Ind., Jerry Davich column

If you're a new parent in need of a birth certificate from the Porter County Health Department, you may want to visit the office in person rather than mailing in your payment.

Nicole Pollock wishes she would have done that.

Last month, the Valparaiso mother mailed a money order to the health department to issue her daughter's birth ...Read more

Heroes: Red Cross to honor several with ties to Hanover-Adams area

One saved a sick pony. Another tackled a suspected arsonist. A third traveled across the world when he heard a massive earthquake had hit his homeland.

The American Red Cross South Central Pennsylvania Chapter will honor these people, along with a dozen others, Nov. 19 at their annual Spirit of the Hero Breakfast.

The event honors people ...Read more

Q&A with Joseph Golden, organist and professor at CSU

When I first met Joseph Golden almost ten years ago, I was immediately struck by his intelligent humor and musical genius. As a performer, he is respected beyond measure for his moving performances and his impeccable sense of musical style. As an educator, he has touched countless lives by sharing his wide-array of experiences in multiple ...Read more

Orange is the new giving back

Cynics often question how much of a difference one person can make in the world. They might try taking a look at Wyeth Coulter.

Every Halloween since he was 8, Coulter, now a high school senior, has hosted a pumpkin patch in the backyard of his family's home in Presidio Heights. The point wasn't just to sell decorative gourds. His initial ...Read more

Detroit Free Press Susan Tompor column

Just in time for the gift-card season, another kind of plastic is rolling onto store kiosks. No, it's not an iTunes card, a card for a dinner out or a gift card to let your nephew buy another PlayStation game.

It's a new gift card that allows you to hand someone a little action on Wall Street.

Yep, just go to a checkout aisle or kiosk at ...Read more

Crowdfunding site to host Veterans Day charity drive

A major crowdfunding site is trying to add to American Veterans Day traditions, launching a one-day nationwide fundraising drive for charities focused on people who have served.

Razoo, which specializes in online fundraising for nonprofit companies, is hosting Day For The Brave, an online event that will include more than 100 veteran-...Read more

Business looking for others to be 'Santa to a Senior'

Although Christmas is more than two months away, the ball is rolling now with Home Instead Senior Care's annual "Be a Santa to a Senior" campaign.

Tim Case, a registered nurse and community service representative with Home Instead, said the business collects names of seniors in need from various organizations for those without money or ...Read more

When to book holiday flights for best price and options

Holiday turkey and jingle bells may seem far off, but several holiday airfare forecasts are out, with many predicting lower prices this year and one claiming that Tuesday is the best day to buy a plane ticket for Thanksgiving.

Fare experts say there is really no one best day to buy for everybody because it depends on your destination and ...Read more

Transition to chip-embedded credit cards is a bumpy one

At Hudson Bagel & Coffee Co. in Hudson, Wis., some things will never change.

Its 18 varieties of bagels are still baked fresh daily. It still fires up the fireplace to keep its customers warm during the cold months. And management will object, in a friendly but firm way, if you compare the shop to a certain national bagel chain that has a ...Read more


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