Letters To Editor

Alarming developments

Dear Editor, So, in recent weeks, the following events (among countless others) have raised some very serious concerns and questions regarding Mr. Trump’s understanding of his responsibilities and duties as President of the United States, as well as his ability and willingness to ...

Displaced workers?

Dear Editor, Anyone who may have read previous posts by me understands which side of the fence (read wall) I am on. To support my claims that legal entry into the US is difficult (read impossible), expensive, and rarely granted, I offer the following news article. To summarize, a legal ...

Unavoidable questions

Dear Editor, In light of the recent and unspeakably horrific events in Las Vegas, as well as the shamefully numerous additional mass shooting events in our great nation’s recent history, the following questions clearly need to be asked of those in power: Do you think everyone should have ...

Thoughts of Las Vegas

Dear Editor, Love to three, Will make one free. Love to twelve, Will assure one’s self. From that time on, One could be on their own. This ditty generally explains life. All are born most normally equal with the possibility of becoming either Jesus Christ (image of God) or Mr. ...

‘Thank you’

Dear Editor, After reading the article about the students of the Tidioute Community Charter School who participated in the Allegheny River Clean-up, I feel a “Thank You” would be appropriate to them and to all the volunteers who helped clean the waterways of our area. Through their ...

United We Stand

Dear Editor, These times have become filled with a disturbing level of heated rhetoric seemingly intended to promote division, conflict, and an “us vs. them” mentality here in our great nation, often causing us to lose sight of the numerous and more significant things which unite us as ...

Gas prices

Dear Editor, During Hurricane Harvey, the news media said that gasoline prices would spike, but no doubt fall back by the middle of September. Well, as of Sunday, Sept. 24, local gas prices have fallen a measly 6 cents. My question is, “are the oil companies using a catastrophic ...

Thank you

Dear Editor, On behalf of Hooktown Holidays Inc. Board of Directors, I would like to thank the patrons, supporters and vendors who made the 4th annual Hooktown Holidays Inc. Garage Sale an overwhelming success. We could not have done it without you. Thank you to David and Cindy Morrison ...

“…a bill of goods”

...but not a good bill. Dear Editor, In their desire to pass anything. Any speck of legislation regarding medical coverage. The sheer act of “doing something” has led the Republicans to play favorites among the 50 States. In their effort to pin a star on their chests, Republicans are ...

Recognition

Dear Editor, My husband and I attended the Warren Dragons football game two weeks ago at War Memorial stadium. It was a beautiful night and the game was well attended. Everyone cheered for the players and the cheerleaders with enthusiasm. Then halftime came. Meadville’s band took ...

Rte. 337

Dear Editor, Rte 337 has had nothing major done to it for many years. The sides of the pavement are broken up, pot holes, etc. Now to add to this deteriorating road, “speed bumps” were added this summer. Having traveled through the Cherry Grove area recently, the same sluice work was ...

CareerLink realities

Dear Editor, I was part of CareerLink as it transitioned to this new “client-friendly” model. I watched as services dwindled, misinformation prevailed, workers left in the dark as to postings, benefits, and rehiring, and a workforce of six dwindle to two and then one. To state that one ...

Real heroes response

Dear Editor, I am writing in response to a letter to you about the ‘Q’creek Mine disaster back in 2003. Mr. Lee Borger wrote about the real heroes of this incident, the drillers who drilled the rescue holes to rescue 9 miners trapped in that mine. Those men and women worked constantly for ...

They’re at it again

Dear Editor, So now the GOP is making a last-ditch effort to “repeal and replace Obamacare” by September 30th (after which doing so would be even harder due to parliamentary rules, as 60 votes would then be required), despite he fact that the number of our nation’s citizens without ...

Commissioners

Dear Editor, As a former Courthouse employee for 25 years, I feel compelled to comment on the current controversy within the Commissioners’ Office. For 17 of the years I worked, my desk faced the entrance to that Office through several different Boards. All three Commissioners attend ...

‘Our Opinion’

Dear Editor, There can be no way that everyone at your newspaper, as in Our Opinion, really believes that clean coal is a great thing. You seem to write it very often blaming Obama and must think we should have lots of coal burning instead of clean natural gas. I would hope that a mighty fine ...

Commissioner Dust-Up

Dear Editor, I read with dismay a comment in today’s paper that one could find an absolute truth via someone’s Facebook page. As a working School Psychologist, I served on many committees that mediated grievances from both students and teachers. Never was a decision made by taking, as ...

Commissioners

$60,000.00 — Really? Vickie Surdyk, Warren

“Highly toxic”

Dear Editor, I am a proponent of sunshine in government. I am also a proponent of censure for unethical action in government. How does one at the local level introduce action for censure, impeachment, or removal of a County Commissioner for sunshine violations and unethical actions? I ...

Protect those who protect the public

Dear Editor, Law enforcement officers on all levels are facing ambushes, assaults, and murders by criminal elements in record numbers across the nation. As state corrections officers, we are part of that law enforcement community, especially in the eyes of the public. We wear uniforms ...