Letters To Editor

Enough is enough

Dear Editor, Enough of the Warren County School District ideology. Administrators and Board Members complain of running into a negative budget but yet on the same page in the newspaper they are placing out bids for work on the district buildings? If you don't have the fund you stop ...

In response

Dear Editor, I read a recent letter to the Readers Speak column (June 28: Jeremy M. Wyman) and was reminded of when I served on the board of the Warren County School District. From my seat on the school board I learned that what Mr. Wyman says in his letter is exactly true: That there ...

My question

Dear Editor, According to the Times Observer, dated June 22, 2018, there is a proposed revision of a section in the city's code dealing with smoking and vaping in the public parks and recreation areas. The proposal states that smoking and vaping will be prohibited in ALL areas of ALL ...

Migrant children and parents

Dear Editor, Every single person in this country should be outraged at what the current administration has done by separating children from their parents - no matter what nationality or where they come from - this shouldn’t be done to anyone - especially here in America! I cannot believe ...

Magical beans

Dear Editor, The uninformed electorate believes in my President’s tariffs, hoping in error, that they will MAGA. However, economic experts and a recent report prove what the informed American people know. Tariffs will hurt American producers and consumers by either making goods more ...

What have we become?

Dear Editor, So, now the President of the United States admires, praises and cozies up to brutal world dictators, while insulting and alienating our allies, and relentlessly attacking any here at home who dare to criticize or question him. We forcibly separate families fleeing horrific ...

Redistricting

Dear Editor, Thank you for your editorial earlier this spring supporting a constitutional amendment to improve the way Pennsylvania’s legislative and Congressional districts are drawn. This amendment suffered a confusing array of legislative tricks in the waning days of the most recent ...

Auto Sports Club

I was recently given a 6” x 16” painted sign and a 1958 membership card for Ronald Murray, signed Thos. Sheels(?) for the “Auto Sports Club, Inc. Warren, Pa.” Am interested in learning more about this group as have been involved with sports car racing and sports car history over 45+ ...

Property taxes

Dear Editor, I want to comment on the proposal to increase property taxes. This is one thing that should not be permitted. Property owners are taxed to death now and cannot take any more. The school district and the city should eliminate the words “tax increase” from their vocabulary ...

Relay For Life

Dear Editor, On behalf of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Warren, I would like to sincerely thank our community for its generosity and support. 11 teams and 117 people participated in this year’s event on June 23 and 24. More than $47,000 was raised to support the ...

Eliminate divisiveness

Dear Editor, For those of you who cringe when you hear the word consolidate and want to keep your mascots, bands, sports teams, colors, etc., here’s a proposal that would rid the county of regional divisiveness and eliminate the need to consolidate. Dissolve the Warren County School ...

Our GOP ‘friends’

Dear Editor, Our GOP “friends” intend to attempt to balance the budget, by making large cuts to entitlement programs, including Medicare and Social Security, even though the nation’s growing indebtedness has been exacerbated by the GOP’s own policy decisions — including the new ...

Summer

Dear Editor, Summer is just starting, and already we are smashing heat records. In May 2018, every state in the U.S. experienced above-average temperatures, and eight set records. Last year was the third hottest year on record, with many parts of the country experiencing oppressively ...

Autocracy 101

Dear Editor, How is it that even robust and well-established democracies based on the rule of law can begin sliding down that dark and slippery slope leading toward authoritarian rule? The common features marking the early stages of this insidious path are actually rather well known, as ...

Senior recognition

Dear Editor, I would like to start by congratulating all the Warren County students in the Class of 2018. I was very disappointed when looking through the Pomp and Circumstance tabloid in the June 9, 2018 issue of the Times Observer, to notice that the Top 3 Seniors at Eisenhower Middle ...

Thanking Firefighters

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

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

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 ...

Why we do it

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

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 ...