Letters To Editor

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 ...

Tax ‘reform?’

Dear Editor, So the next major legislative “push” by President Trump and the GOP looks likely to be what they are calling “tax reform.” And they will undoubtedly attempt to present and sell it as benefitting most if not all Americans, particularly middle and working-class ...

‘He doth protest’

Dear Editor, “When good men stand idle....” and don’t remind those still in denial, then they shan’t be good men. My President is a liar. This may still surprise a few, however the learned may have become so jaded to this truth that it bears reminding, and even more importantly, ...

Boiling early

Dear Editor, Water boils for my oatmeal in the morning, but I do not usually boil personally until the world news arrives later. However this morning had me boiling early with a page of nonsense in the Times Observer and almost another whole page of Family Services Trauma studies. The best ...

Wise use of tax dollars

Dear Editor: With an initial estimated clean-up cost near $40 billion for Hurricane Harvey, the American tax payer should expect our President and his Congress to earmark money immediately for the help needed. My suggestion would be to take it from monies slated for a wall. As in money ...

Diapers for Daisy

Dear Editor, Thank you so much for opening your hearts to our little girl, Daisy. The donations of nighties and diapers as well as money have been overwhelming. On behalf of her owner, we would like to extend our gratitude to the good people of Warren for their kindness. Amy Gealy, ...

Much-needed recess

Hey, Warren County School District board of directors, after your recent decision regarding playing sports at the school where most classes are taken, let’s keep the ball rolling in the right direction. What direction? Whichever way is the quickest, easiest route for the new fifth ...

Charlottesville

Dear Editor, The League of Women Voters of Warren County condemns the racial and religious hatred that convulsed Charlottesville, VA last weekend. As an organization dedicated to democracy based on full participation of all citizens, regardless of gender, race, or creed, we are appalled when ...

Why Liberal?

I find it a continual puzzle that those not so minded use the term “liberal” as an insult, as if we should slink away in shame. People may differ on the general directions government should take; that’s normal, and ideally the source of fruitful discussions. But in choosing the ...

A national disgrace

Dear Editor, To say that recent events in our nation have left many of us stunned and saddened would be an extraordinary understatement. We recently watched in horror as the white supremacist movement with its neo-Nazi and KKK base once again raised its ugly head and began re-emerging ...