Bikers retain cause
k THE JOURNEY OF HOPE team -- a group of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity brothers from colleges and universities across the country -- arrived in Niles on Friday. The group of cyclists is dedicated to bringing about awareness of Americans with disabilities.
Schools sell online
k PENN STATE University's salvage and surplus department raised more than $90,000 last year selling used or unneeded equipment on eBay. As colleges and universities absorb budget cuts, some are turning to the online auction site to get rid of their more unusual, hard-to-price pieces.
Trouble with lakes
k THE MESSAGE this week about the Great Lakes was overwhelmingly clear: There are troubling things happening here, and it will take cooperation on local, state, federal and international levels as well as increased funding to effect any changes.
k THE VINDICATOR recognizes more scholarship recipients from local high schools.
k THE EVANGELICAL Lutheran Church of America is reviving some favorite TV characters from the 1950s. Davey and his wise dog, Goliath, are back at Bible school, in commercials, on T-shirts and, maybe, in a Christmas television special.