Opinion

Global warming

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, The Today Show on NBC recently aired a series with Al Roker in Alaska discussing global warming and its effect on indigenous populations. I wondered about Mr. Roker’s qualifications to promote this theory. It turns out that Mr. Roker does not have a degree in Meteorology or ...

Our Opinion: Do we have what it takes?

Our Opinion

Committed Christians believe in an all-powerful God whose majesty and beauty cannot be comprehended, much less matched. Yet on rare occasions, humans are moved to incredible feats of creation as testaments of the depth of their faith. More than 850 years ago, on an island in the Seine ...

Climate change analogies

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, You’re walking down the street when you come upon a man lying before you bleeding profusely. You ask what happened and he says, “I’ve had an accident and I’ve cut myself, I fear I’m bleeding out!” Your response as you continue to stare down at the man is, “I see! ...

Dog Bite Prevention Week

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, In April, the United States Postal Service annually promotes National Dog Bite Prevention Week. I am writing to ask our customers to take notice of this annual campaign to help the Postal Service eliminate dangerous and costly dog attacks. Pet owners’ efforts are critical ...

June 24, 1919 — 2019 — 3019

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Congress approved the 19th Amendment on June 24, 1919. The 19th Amendment guarantees to women the right to vote. The proposed Amendment thereafter had to be approved by 36 state legislatures. On August 18, 1920, the Tennessee State Legislature became the 36th state to ...

Our Opinion: FCC should invest in more rural areas

Our Opinion

President Donald Trump revealed two pieces of big news Friday — one of them of enormous importance to millions of Americans who do not yet enjoy technology taken for granted by many of their neighbors. Some of those second-class tech citizens live right here in our state. Trump talked ...

Child abuse prevention

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, During National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, CASA of Warren and Forest counties challenges our local residents to stand against child abuse and take action to support children who have been abused or neglected. From July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018, 10 local children ...

Child abuse prevention

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, During National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, CASA of Warren and Forest counties challenges our local residents to stand against child abuse and take action to support children who have been abused or neglected. From July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018, 10 local children ...

Our Opinion: Something of a bombshell

Our Opinion

Attorney General William Barr dropped something of a bombshell during testimony in Congress last week. But what he said should have come as no surprise. Though Barr was supposed to be testifying to a Senate committee considering the budget, questions turned to special counsel Robert ...

Our Opinion: Something of a bombshell

Our Opinion

Attorney General William Barr dropped something of a bombshell during testimony in Congress last week. But what he said should have come as no surprise. Though Barr was supposed to be testifying to a Senate committee considering the budget, questions turned to special counsel Robert ...

The bunny terror tradition

Local Commentaries

As Easter approaches the traditional scramble for hidden eggs, wearing of bonnets and the opportunity to sit on the lap of an over-sized holiday character will provide memories for years to come. When I think back to my childhood, I can still picture a grassy area dotted with a few trees ...

Advertising — barn-style

Local Commentaries

Do you remember seeing barns with the Mail Pouch logo painted on them? They were once quite popular. Several years ago, I connected up with Harley Warrick, a Mail Pouch painter, in fact, the last Mail Pouch painter. We were going out to see our son who lived in Columbus, OH at the time. I ...

The ‘S’ word

Local Commentaries

Suicide. Does just the word itself make you uncomfortable? We have to get better, as a community, as a society in talking about this word as comfortably as we are in talking about our physical health crises such as cancer or diabetes. Physical health and mental health should not have a ...

Afterthoughts

Local Commentaries

An occasional collection of vignettes from events and public meetings in Warren County that never make it into news stories because…well, you’ll see. Couldn’t hurt At a recent municipal meeting, a council member was giving the invocation. After the usual prayer for good decisions and ...

Everything you ever wondered about Observation Status

Local Commentaries

Imagine you are sick and come to a hospital for care. The doctor decides to have you admitted to the hospital, but puts you in “Observation Status”. You have heard some things about Observation that makes you nervous but aren’t sure exactly what being in that status will mean for you. ...

Our Opinion: Money grab

Our Opinion

New York politicians have given Americans one more reason to be leery of so-called “environmental” initiatives. Too often, they are grabs for money and power. A new state budget about to be adopted by the Empire State’s legislature includes a ban on the use of plastic bags. Liberal ...

Religious intolerance

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Knowing full well that the first Muslim representative was being sworn into the PA House, Rep. Stephanie Borowicz (clearly not a “representative”) went off on an Evangelical Christian tirade during an opening prayer. She was immediately condemned by her colleagues for her ...

Our Opinion: A get-out-of-jail-free card

Our Opinion

Television actor Jussie Smollett lied when he claimed he was the victim of a racist, anti-gay attack in Chicago, police there maintain. They say he used two accomplices to stage the assault, in a bid for publicity he may have hoped would help his career. Yet, other than a few days in jail ...

Presidential ‘pardon’

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Special Prosecutor Muellers’ report did not charge Donald J. Trump with collusion or conspiracy with a foreign government — thank God — nor did it exonerate him. The full report will be interesting to read. I’ve followed Trumps’ presidency with a laser focus. It ...

‘Anti-female votes’

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, As Women’s History Month 2019 ends, I find it appalling that the final week of March saw Congresspersons Glenn Thompson and Mike Kelly voted against HR 7, which would expand federal laws from barring employers from paying women less than their male colleagues for the same ...