Opinion

Thanking Firefighters

Letters To Editor

In times where there is so much negative going on, we felt compelled to write a letter filled with heartfelt gratitude to the men and women who so bravely fought the fire at the Warren Tire Center last week. In the wee hours of the morning, these courageous, unyielding people fought not ...

Second Harvest

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, On June 13, at the VA clinic, food was given out to veterans through the Second Harvest Food Bank. I would like to thank my many friends for helping to do this project for veterans. This wasn’t our first rodeo and all of the volunteers asked when they could help again. Their ...

Energy Policy

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor: Setting aside how closely (or poorly) our president represents the American people and our values, lets us look at his policies, namely his solar energy policy. Trump is apparently quite content ceding America’s lead in solar energy to China. Trump’s 2019 budget proposes ...

Don’t just go at Trump

Opinion

New York’s attorney general has filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump and his charitable foundation, accusing them of using money illegally to help his businesses and political campaign. Whether the action has any merit remains to be seen. But while we are thinking of abuses ...

June is dairy month

Local Commentaries

June is Dairy Month. Just what does that mean. To me it means the time when I remember all of the hard work that was part of our dairying operation. It seemed the men worked from dawn to dusk and sometimes even more than that. My husband used to say, “After the haying is done things will ...

A moral felony

Local Commentaries

On June 3, 2014, I was crying on the floor of my dining room. I’d been a stay-at-home mom for two years, and my brain was slowly liquefying. My daughters had been up at 3 a.m. for at least three days. It was around 10 a.m., and as I sobbed into the carpet the girls took turns trying to ride ...

Why we do it

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Every once in a while someone will ask “why do you guys do funerals?” While at the YMCA, a former student came up to me and thanked me for our participation in her grandfather’s funeral. She was crying and that brought tears to my eyes. We had a hug and she told me how ...

An appropriate farewell

Letters To Editor

The honor farewell to Conewango Township K9 Officer Choper and heartfelt support for his handler/partner Officer Scott Neiswonger have been incredible. My husband and I were at Choper’s funeral and it was amazing to see people of all ages and walks of life celebrating the life of a hero. Like ...

It’s not that simple

Opinion

There have been millions of words spoken, written and posted on the Trump administration’s decision to prosecute men and women who cross the border illegally. Much of the debate – especially from the left – has focused on one consequence of that action – splitting children from their ...

Groundhog Day?

Opinion

It feels like Groundhog Day. With Lycoming County Judge Richard A. Gray retiring at the end of June, the county bench has an interim opening to fill until Gray’s term officially ends next year. Gov. Wolf’s office is in charge of making the interim appointment. Wolf’s office was ...

Prepare yourselves

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Prepare yourselves homeowners!! Higher taxes are coming. Last Wednesday’s article dealing with higher real estate taxes certainly got my attention as I’m sure it must have gotten the attention of most readers around the county. Personally, I, for one. have suspected ...

Our Opinion: Is it a surprise Trump thinks some hate him?

Our Opinion

President Donald Trump has been accused frequently of two things: First, he isn’t a deep thinker, say some critics. Second, he has a persecution complex, they add. Really? Sunday night’s Tony Awards program was supposed to recognize achievements by those who stage Broadway shows. It ...

Four lures for a river boat

Local Commentaries

Few things on Earth are more pleasant than float fishing the Allegheny River in Warren County. This particular stretch of the river has a perfect mix of riffles and pools. Steep, forested hills rise from the valley floor. Wildflowers decorate the river banks. And, oh my, is the fishing ever ...

Preventing medicine error

Local Commentaries

The proper use of medications can help patients manage disease states, live longer, healthier lives and remain independent in their homes. The following tips can aid a patient in preventing medication errors. 1) Ask Questions and Disclose Information: Ask your doctor or pharmacist ...

Hay time

Local Commentaries

It is the season to make hay. I cannot help but notice how much the haying process has changed through the years. When my husband was farming he mowed his own hay. Since the farm was close to a valley the hay was not dry enough to cut until late morning. First, he'd milk the cows, come in ...

H.P. Lovecraft on Quaaludes

Local Commentaries

I love my kids’ drawings. They’re six, so everything they draw is at least vaguely terrifying. It’s so great. June is obsessed with writing and drawing. She has a lot of journals. Just like her mother. She is also a heinous pen snob. Just like her mother. Poor kid. Anyhow, she’s ...

Why?

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Why are participation numbers down in county sports? There are several reasons. #1: there are not as many kids in each attendance area as there used to be. #2: kids think they are entitled to a playing time without putting in quality practice time #3: lack of motivation ...

Our Opinion: Much respect

Our Opinion

It’s been a tough week for the city police and fire departments. To say the least. After saying goodbye to a friend and partner on Tuesday, they were called out early Thursday morning to respond to a fire at a local business. A fire that destroyed a local business that has been a ...

Like it or not

Letters To Editor

Let me start by saying “I’m Old School”, that is, I started my sophomore class at the Warren High School located at the corner of Market St. & Second Avenue. When the Christmas holidays were over, we moved into the new high school on the top of the hill and still its present ...

Our Opinion: Do not hesitate

Our Opinion

It happens too frequently, right here in our communities. We see it in the collection cans at local stores, where we can donate money to help children battling cancer. We see it in newspaper stories about fundraising events to help their families. And we see it in obituaries of children ...