Letters To Editor

Don’t apply

Dear Editor, I read with great interest the article, City council opposition to sidewalk ordinance. In particular I refer to Mayor Cashman’s question as to who is liable if he were to trip on a sidewalk. The answer in the City of Warren is no one. To paraphrase a retired Warren County ...

Not from anyone

To the Editor, Speaking as one of a great many around here who were deeply disgusted at the outcome of the November elections, I no longer want to hear, “You lost, get over it,” or other equivalents. This was not a matter of losing an election; in fact we Democrats, living as we do ...

Gold

Dear Editor, So goes a country’s currency so goes a country. United States of American was most great in prosperity and global acclaim when on the gold standard, 1834 to 15 August 1971. Donald Trump, “Make America Great Again”, does not describe to failure, knows a class-act legacy ...

DeVos not what America needs in Public Education

To the Editor, Betsy DeVos, selected by the president-elect for Education Secretary of the USA, is unfit to serve. DeVos has actively tried to dismantle public education in her home state of Michigan. Neither she, nor her children attended public education. The DeVos family heavily funded ...

Putin not a nice guy

Dear Editor, Now we’re being told Putin isn’t such a bad fellow. He would never have any reason or desire to mess with our electoral process. After all George W. Bush looked in his eyes and said, “I looked the man in the eye. I found him to be very straightforward and trustworthy; I ...

Racism

Dear Editor, Many thanks to the letter writers who dared to broach the subject of racism in the Reader’s Speak section last week.  President Obama’s election illustrated that, although we have made much progress, a virulent strain of this disease still infects our nation.  The Church ...

Tracy Ridge

Cheers to the U.S. Forest Service for its plan to promote and designate additional mountain-bike riding miles at Tracy Ridge. “Build it and they will come.” That catchphrase should be embraced by our regional tourism community as it seeks to increase the number of visitors (with money ...

In response

A curiously one-sided letter in the Times Observer of January 11 merits a response. As one who lived in the deep South when it was racially segregated and almost uniformly Democratic, I have a different perspective. I lived in Houston from 1948 to 1952. For you to know what it was like, I ...

Hateful speech hurts

Dear Editor: You saw it at all the gatherings, demonstrations, and conventions. You even saw it, though briefly, at the Republican National Convention when it was unfurled from the upstairs banister. You likely also saw it locally flying from the back of the pick-up trucks or hanging from ...

Presidential election

Dear Editor, I wanted to comment on the recent presidential election. Hillary Clinton’s loss has been attributed to everything from voter fraud, to deceptive polling, to Russian hacking when in reality there were far greater factors at work. After eight long years of corruption and ...

The machine

Dear Editor, This machine consists of Obama administration, Hill-liar-ry Crime Syndicate, federal bureau of Insanity, department of Jokers , central Ignorance agency, majority of the media , black lives matter, and too many celebrities from sports, music, movies, and TV. They all live in ...

UN resolution

Dear Editor, The Obama administration has done a great service for us, in allowing the condemnation of the illegal Israeli settlements to go forward in the UN.  For 50 years we have been financing Israel’s theft of  Palestinian land in violation of international law.  This of course ...

Back to Beaty

Dear Editor, To those who are wondering why the WCSD is considering sending, or are sending, 5th grade students back to Beaty, all you need to do is reverse the reasons we had for sending the Beaty 5th graders to Warren Elementary in the first place. I was on the board then so it sounds ...

Affordable Care Act

Dear Editor: In your 1/4/17 editorial, I was struck by your describing the Affordable Care Act as “the national health care takeover law,” and trying to make sense of this flagrant yet often repeated  mischaracterization once again given that the main thing it does is to provide a ...

Kudos

I have thoroughly enjoyed the historical articles contributed by writer Josh Cotton as I suspect others have also. Of interest to many might be articles related to the diverse industrial base Warren once held (i.e. Piso, Mypenn Furniture, Forest Furniture, Windsor one handed clock, etc.). ...

‘A stich in time…’

Dear Editor, “A stitch in time saves nine!” — Benjamin Franklin Who takes care of our property? Does anyone or any department have the job, the fiduciary responsibility, to be a prudent steward of the community’s physical and financial assets? After the front-page photos of ...

Action

Dear Editor, Time again. A new year, comes resolutions. Yah, they blow in the wind — hot air; thus politicians — more so, Pennsylvania. What’s the complaint? Lacking accountability in government. How can said employees hold head high when their paycheck comes from immoral money? It is ...

Sewage billing

Dear Editor, Mr. Tassone (is)  not alone. I have had nothing but problems with PA Municipal Services since they were contracted to manage the billing for sewage. I am curious to know why a provider three hours away from Warren was selected. It would be nice to have a provider closer so you ...

City sewer billing

Has or is anything being done to address the problems with the (city) sewer billing issues with PA Municipal Services? Are there alternatives to be presented to the city constituents? I am unhappy with our current billing provider and payment system and I would assume there are others that ...

Christmas Spirit

The Christmas Spirit is all around Warren. Whether it was the Christmas Spectacular, performed in our beautiful Struthers Library Theatre or other events, we will all enjoy a very Merry Christmas through the efforts of our community. Because of the selflessness of members of the community, ...