Opinion

For the love of family

Life

There’s nothing greater than family. And you’re never too high or too low to be reminded of that. I guess he was 12 or 13 years old when we met Mickey Moniak and his grandfather, Bill, at the Sugar Grove Rod & Gun Club. Not sure if anyone ate that night as a stream of family and ...

The art of communication

Local Commentaries

The average American aged 70 years of age has spent: 6 years eating, 11 years working, 8 years amusing himself, 24 years sleeping, 5-1/2 years dressing, 3 years talking, and 6 months in church! When I heard these facts on the nightly news, they certainly made me think. I guess the one that ...

In defense of mental health

Local Commentaries

With the recent conversations surrounding mental illness in the news, it is not difficult to understand why the concept of defending it might offend some. After all, when the actions of a mentally unstable person hurt people, forgiveness can be a bridge too far. But the stigmas surrounding ...

Keeping you on your feet

Local Commentaries

Fall has many connotations. For us, in northwest Pennsylvania, Fall is a beautiful time of year when ordinarily green landscapes transform into an array of stunning colors. Fall can also be a verb used to describe when you fall in and out of love! It can even be used as an adjective ... I ...

Our Opinion: Smart farming a no-brainer

Opinion

Got a problem? Blame climate change. Sometimes, it seems that is the knee-jerk reaction to many of the challenges facing humankind. Now, feeding the world’s 7.5 billion people is being linked to climate change. A new United Nations report maintains, in the words of one of its co-authors, ...

Our Opinion: Watch out for our neighbors

Opinion

A comment about hate crime that is both disturbing and in a way encouraging was made a few days ago by a woman who apparently was a victim of it. Police in Sterling, Ohio, are investigating an explosion that reduced a home to rubble. Fortunately, no one was injured — because no one was ...

Trump was right

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor Trump was right when he said, “the system is rigged.” The United States citizen who resides in a state with a small population compared to a citizen residing in a state with a large population is basically overrepresented in the United States Senate, e.g. South Dakota ...

Our Opinion: Digging deeper on mass murderers

Our Opinion

Really thinking about what we read so often in the wake of mass killings is the only way we Americans can find a way to curb them. Taking the easy way out by concluding, as presidential candidate Joe Biden apparently has, that outlawing so-called “assault rifles” will do the trick, is ...

In appreciation

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, This one goes out for the kind soul who found my cell phone floating in the Allegheny River on Sunday, August 4th. My wallet was also in the floatation pouch and I wanted to thank the person for turning it into the Sheriff’s office. I asked for a name to give a proper thanks ...

For the betterment

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, In response to a particular letter to the editor in last Saturday’s Review-Journal, the writer compares our President to leaders in both the military and civilian milieu. I have had the opportunity and privilege to serve this country for 25 years in 2 different branches of ...

Hail, comrades!

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Let me start out by bragging about my credentials: I am a fundamentalist Christian, I am not a vet, and I am very pro-life (sorry, the murder of children doesn’t really fit my idea of ‘virtue,’ that sounds more like something the ancient Canaanites did, not a ...

Our Opinion: If we do learn the answers…

Our Opinion

Exactly why the pitiful, sick weaklings who murdered 31 people in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, committed their horrific deeds may never be known. But, as always, the reaction has been calls that the government does more to prevent mass killings. Stricter gun control laws already have ...

Again!

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, El Paso, TX, and Dayton, OH, are the latest gun-related tragedies for our society. Not only is it a national tragedy, it’s a national disgrace. Innocent people who were enjoying their lives were KILLED and injured. Their families and loved ones are suffering, not only today ...

Come together

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, I keep pondering the senseless shootings of this past weekend. I know there are strong reasons among our friends as to why our nation does not deserve gun control. But, I cannot help but feel there are overwhelming similarities among one another — not just the way we look or ...

‘Look in the mirror of God’s word’

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Jesus Christ came into His world — He had spoken it into existence — and His own knew Him not. Many people have been tripping over their opinion about the reality of our former reality star president. Why? “He doesn’t sound presidential.” Do you forget? We ...

What does the Fair offer?

Local Commentaries

Years ago, I did the publicity for the county fair. I was busy all summer long working with radio and television stations as well as newspapers. Everything you heard about the fair originated from my home. Now, thankfully, I just have to consult the schedule and show up. I am looking ...

What do you stand for?

Local Commentaries

Paula P. Brownlee said, “To do good things in the world, first you must know who you are and what gives meaning in your life.” Sounds simple? It should be, but it isn’t always. In our teen and adolescent years, we tend to try to figure out what makes sense to us in the world, what we ...

A good leader

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, In both the military and the workplace, a good leader will bring people together to achieve a common objective. He will instill confidence in his subordinates and encourage them to pull together. He will listen to advice and make an informed decision. He will earn their ...

What’s your currency?

Local Commentaries

... and here we are... Words and phrases seem to come into popularity out of nowhere. Recent ones are “It’s a thing.” and “... and here we are.” The most recent one that caught my ear after whizzing by it several times, I suspect, is “...your currency...” This last one suggests ...

‘Enjoy your feast’

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Trump is absolutely correct about his criticism of these cities. After using 2 different search venues, each proved everything he said about the liberals ownership of these disastrous cities. Governors, members of Congress, Mayors, & local politicians are all Democratic ...