As many of you know, one of the biggest controversies right now in Indiana County is whether a new distillery should be allowed to open in Homer City. Many support the plan due to the economic benefits that it could bring to the Homer City area, while others oppose it because the location of the distillery is next to a church. The issue has brought out dozens of people to meetings in Homer City, including a planning commission meeting last month. Another planning commission meeting is scheduled for April 23rd at 5:30 p.m. at the Homer City Fire Hall.
The following is an edited version of a recent debate we aired on "Hometown Magazine." I spoke with both Rev. Joe Stains of the Homer City United Methodist Church and developer and IUP professor Dr. Bob Sechrist. It will be featured on this weekend's "A Closer Look" program on AM 1160 WCCS.