Letters To Editor

WGH pediatrics unit

I am disturbed by the decision to close the pediatric unit at Warren General Hospital. Both of my children were born at WGH and my eldest daughter was hospitalized in the pediatric unit on December 28, 2015 at 1.5 years old for croup. She woke from her morning nap, unable to draw a full ...

Disservice to the community

On Thursday, June 22, I opened Facebook on my phone as I gave my eight-month-old daughter her bottle. Little did I know that the first thing I would see would upset me enough to keep me up for much of the night. I tossed and turned, drafting angry letters in my head, knowing full well I had ...

John Childe

Dear Editor, Word from Dick Martin of the Pennsylvania Forest Coalition is that John Childe’s lawsuit was successful. Dick once wrote an editorial that appeared in the Times Observer several years ago. When Pennsylvania’s state legislators diverted $478 million from the Department of ...

Federal funds for public TV

Public television is in funding trouble! In my opinion, public TV accomplishes its mission — “to ensure universal access to high-quality, non-commercial programming that educates, informs, enlightens and enriches.” CPB focuses on the needs of under-served audiences many in rural ...

Danny Reynolds article

It was wonderful to read the article in the Saturday edition about Danny Reynolds and his success at the Chautauqua County Humane Society in Jamestown. I met Danny when he worked at a local shelter where I learned firsthand of his compassionate, hard working nature. To see him thriving in a ...

Family values

They hung their heads and with great emotion they voted: Impeach. President Clinton did have relations with that woman Mizz Lewinski. And he lied about it to boot. Our Judeo-Christian values were at risk. A constitutional crisis of the greatest magnitude. To the rescue came these noble ...

GOP Healthcare Plan Secrecy

Apparently the GOP-controlled Senate is now working to revise the House’s version of the American Health Care Act so it is not as “mean” (reportedly at the request of President ...

Questions

Just a few questions I wish I could get intelligent answers for from my Republican friends. One: Why is it a bad thing for Trump to release his taxes? Two: Why is it a bad thing to provide twenty million plus uninsured Americans with some form of health coverage? Three: Why is it a bad ...

Money in politics

Dear Editor, We need to fight to pass strong laws to get big money out of our government. Money should not be allowed to buy or persuade important decisions that have an effect on the people of this country. We need strong laws that will stop big money from being inserted into the decision ...

Creating Fair Voting Districts

To the Editor, I love the way this newspaper provides great print and picture coverage of local events. I’m counting on similar coverage for two side-by-side local events this week that relate to an issue of state and national importance: Creating fair voting districts. The first ...

Harrowing times

Reportedly the “American Health Care Act” being pushed by Mr. Trump and the GOP to replace “Obamacare” would, among other things, result in tens of millions of Americans losing their health insurance, protections for those with pre-existing conditions being undermined, essential ...

Russell Trestle Bridge

Dear Editor, On May 16, this bridge was closed. It’s being replaced and not expected to reopened until October of this year as told to me by Pine Grove Township office. Detour signs have been put up, but the signs are wrong. Going from Priest Hollow Rd over Cider Mill Hill Rd to Liberty ...

To the left

Dear Editor, We are witnessing the transition from a steady movement toward socialism to a more violent fascism of the left. Democratic Socialism is not only unachievable, but efforts to achieve that goal have produced something so utterly different that few who now wish it would be prepared ...

PA redistricting

Dear Editor, A critically important matter looms in Pennsylvania’s near future: the State redistricting that occurs every ten years in the wake of the regular US Census. The redistricting process is fraught with possibilities for political manipulation, since under present rules the shapes ...

‘Why?’

Dear Editor, As I read the front page of Friday’s WTO, I could not hold back the tears. The words “…Lauren Honhart is dead…” leapt off the page and pierced my heart. My beloved daughter, gone. In fact, I knew that she was alive and well, sitting in the next room. Still, the idea ...

Looking back

Dear Edtor, So, looking back at his first 104 days in office (this letter is being written on 5/4/17), how have President Trump and his administration been doing in terms of “making America great again” and standing up for the working class Americans he promised to champion? Let’s take ...

Beware Trump

Dear Editor, With regard to our current relationship with Russia and the Oval Office, I would strongly suggest that Donald Trump take some time to read “Defeat in Victory” by Jan Ciechanowski. The Allies had defeated Japan and Germany and World War 2 was history. President Roosevelt and ...

A couple things

Dear Editor, This is about common sense and logic. First I would like to say that I do know that seatbelts can protect you from some injuries and death and I use my seatbelts. Anyone with common sense and the desire to live should also wear them. The logic part is the enforcement of the seat ...

Warren County Welcome to the Swamp

I have to say it is worth the .75 cents a day to purchase your publication so I can stay informed with our local drama of “Keeping Up With The Commissioners.” This is absolutely amazing stuff to read, you could make serious money by publishing these YouTube videos and the articles they are ...

Trump vs. Catholic social teaching

Dear Editor, I’ve been reading lately that the Institutional Church is experiencing a serious decline in membership. Young people are not joining the church. When asked, many young folks respond that they see the church as hypocritical. Where could they be getting this idea? As I ...