Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Image via the Law Office of Richard J. Morrisroe.DUNKIRK – Democratic Chautauqua County Executive candidate Rich Morrisroe has announced he has received a series of endorsements from local labor organizations.“I am honored to have earned the support of my brothers and sisters in the United Auto Workers Local 2231, Laborers’ Local 621, and the Southwestern NY Building and Construction Trades,” said Morrisroe in a statment. “Organized labor is the backbone of a healthy economy and I will fight for a better tomorrow and shared prosperity for all workers every single day when I am elected County Executive.”The Morrisroe campaign has made restructuring the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA) and investing in infrastructure, including working with the State Department of Transportation to make major upgrades to Route 60, top priorities for his campaign.The CCIDA is one of the worst performing IDAs in New York State when it comes to job creation and Morrisroe wants to build an IDA that provides economic incentives that benefit workers and the community, not just corporations, his campaign said. “When taxpayer dollars are used to attract a company, or used to subsidize tax incentives, that investment should be tied to living wages, local hiring provisions, and meaningful claw back clauses for companies that over promise and underdeliver on jobs and wages,” said Morrisroe.
Congratulations to our 3 area winners who will be playing in the basketball regionals this weekend. They are Greensburg, South Ripley, and Connersville.In 2A South Ripley won their own sectional by defeating Milan. They will play in Paoli against South Knox. In 3A, Greenburg also won their own sectional by defeating the Lawrenceburg Tigers. They will play at Washington against Pike Central. The final team to win a sectional is Connersville in the 4A division. They are playing at Southport where they will be facing Brownsburg. To win a regional, you must win 2 games in one day.Good luck to these area teams!
Former USC quarterback Matt Leinart was named to the College Football Hall of Fame Monday, making the three-time All-American the 43rd Trojan to receive the honor. Leinart was a focal point of USC’s early-2000s dynasty under Pete Carroll and led the program to two national championships, winning the 2004 Heisman Trophy in the process.He captained the Trojans for two years and racked up 99 career touchdowns and more than 10,000 passing yards. USC went 37-2 when Leinart started under center, and he was named MVP of the Rose Bowl (2004) and Orange Bowl (2005) during his time at Troy. In his Heisman-winning campaign, Leinart also won the Walter Camp Player of the Year, AP Player of the Year and Manning awards — and he took home the Unitas Golden Arm Award and Pop Warner Award in 2005.As his trophy cabinet reflects, Leinart set numerous records throughout his three years at USC, including 16 program marks and two NCAA records.He was inducted into the USC Hall of Fame in 2007 and named to the Pac-12 All-Century Team in 2015.After his Trojan career, Leinart was drafted in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft and spent seven seasons at the professional level. He now works as a college football analyst for Fox Sports.Leinart was selected alongside 12 other Hall of Fame inductees this year (nine players), including decorated head coach Steve Spurrier, as well as former Tennessee quarterback Peyton Manning, Georgia Southern tailback Adrian Peterson and New Mexico’s Brian Urlacher.Leinart’s entry into the Hall of Fame establishes his legacy in the history of college football. He joins many fellow Trojans in the halls in Atlanta, including current Athletic Director Lynn Swann and Heisman winner O.J. Simpson.Leinart joined the other members of the 2017 Hall of Fame class for an induction ceremony in New York City on Dec. 5. Following the event, he thanked his coaches, fans and teammates for their support and commitment throughout his four years as a Trojan.“Everything I achieved in college was solely because I had the greatest teammates in the world,” Leinart wrote in an Instagram post.