Verbatim: A roundup of notable quotes from the week's top stories
“As soon as we crested the last hill on Route 56, I could see the glow in the sky. I knew we were going to have our hands full.”
Joe Iezzi Jr., Homer City assistant fire chief, in describing what firefighters encountered when responding to a fire that destroyed the assembly and distribution plant of the V-King Corp. in a secluded section of Center Township along Route 954 between Indiana and Brush Valley.
“The old one has been vandalized. It’s small, it’s outdated and needs to be separated from the basketball courts so the little kids are away from the bigger kids.”
Kathy Muir, vice president of Saltsburg Borough council, describing conditions at the existing community playground, which Saltsburg officials hope to replace with an updated facility using funds from a state grant they are pursuing.
“All lights are green.”
Cornelius Wooten, Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s vice president for administration and finance, as the White Township planning commission gave the go-ahead to IUP’s proposed hotel next to the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex
“This is a wonderful place to live and learn and work and play. Life is good here, and we want you to know it.”
Michael Driscoll, IUP president, in opening remarks to Pittsburgh-area business leaders attending the Pittsburgh Business Times’ Corridors of Opportunity networking event at the KCAC