Letters To Editor

… a healthy fear…

Dear Editor, As if anyone really needed to be awakened to the abuse of U.S. drug companies and their desire to put their profits ahead of everyday peoples’ needs to try to balance medications, groceries, gas, and other essentials, here is one more stark reality. Novartis paid a lawyer ...

PennDOT

In the WTO May 4th edition, it was reported the upcoming schedule for Penndot road repairs. ( Pg 1, Pg 7) This is all well and good and I will not comment on projects I don’t know. But, the project on Pleasant Dr. that “might” get done this year, I will comment on. Last year, ...

Free press

Dear Editor, The freedom of the Press is absolutely vital to our Democracy! Donald J. Trump seems to refute that important concept. Rather, the free Press shall prevail, and Trump will eventually become obscure, and relegated to Trump Tower with Putin as his servant, or perhaps, vice ...

Band merging

Dear Editor, I have learned that the school board is talking about merging bands. I want to tell you a little bit about our band. Because we are a small band, it has helped us to grow closer as a group and to perform our best. Yes, we mess up and make mistakes but the greatest people in ...

Don’t consolidate bands

Dear Editor, So basically from what I’ve heard... you are possibly cutting some of our marching band program people (more than half of our band) to join us with some other band?! Seriously?! Some kids have no way of transportation and you are basically not saving the $20,000 you wanted ...

In response to consolidation

Dear Editor, I am writing in response to April 25th’s “Consolidation...,” May 1st’s “Sports...,” and May 2nd’s “Bands...,” to Superintendent Amy Stewart, and to board member Arthur Stewart, as one. The source of this attrition does not necessarily have anything to do ...

On Barbara Bush

Dear Editor, Barbara Bush was a tough first lady. I enjoyed everything about her. She called it like it is. She had character, and much of it rubbed off on George. Down to Earth, something we don’t have in the White House today. Semper Fi, Carl A. Rozzelle Russell

Seriously?

Dear Editor, I saw on the news that the “March for Our Lives” folks had another school walk-out/march last week. So they are against violence and the murder of innocent people, huh? I could not agree with them more. They have vowed to use their up-and-coming voting power to unseat any ...

Wonderful effort

Dear Editor, I am writing this letter to recognize a wonderful fundraising effort made by Eisenhower Middle High School. One of our families recently experienced a devastating fire that destroyed their home in Sugar Grove. Our EMHS students expressed a desire to help this family in some ...

State of the Streets

“State of the Streets” article in the WTO dated April 26th, 2018: Dear Editor, I was disappointed that Mr. Holtz joked that the city has “always done a good job not talking too much about brick and concrete (streets)” because of the cost. He admitted to having concerns about ...

VFW benefits

Dear Editor, A friend of mine, a decorated Vietnam War Veteran, had a Doctor’s appointment near Sharon, Pa. His family called the DAV to ask for transportation to and from the appointment and were denied due to jurisdictional issues. I offered to take him to his appointment. I told Tom ...

DNC ‘usually causes strife’

Dear Editor, The DNC stands on all fronts for dividing the nation by ethnic groups, false narratives and re-writing history. There is no evidence whatsoever that a nation can be strong and successful while embracing globalism, multiculturalism and multilingualism. In fact it usually causes ...

Readers Speak

Better students of our motives Dear Editor, I am grateful for this forum where readers can openly and freely share opinions, and find the variety interesting. There is also opportunity to respond in the paper or, if one knows the party, in person. Debating the points can be ...

Meritocracy-Not

Dear Editor, Talent is distributed evenly but opportunities are not. If an American inherited wealth, was Caucasian, was the product of generations of stable family life, and was male, he would — in the game of life — be born on base or perhaps have runs already on the scoreboard. Can ...

Readers Speak

Opportunities not even Dear Editor, Talent is distributed evenly but opportunities are not. If an American inherited wealth, was Caucasian, was the product of generations of stable family life, and was male, he would — in the game of life — be born or perhaps have runs already on the ...

Readers Speak

Entitled or rudeness? Dear Editor, Neither. On 3/21/18, I walked in to a local BBQ restaurant and paid for an order that I had called in earlier for pick up. I was a little early so I had to wait for my food when 3 vehicles pulled up with men from the Refinery that are here to work ...

In response

Dear Editor, First, I agree with Lou Dussia about another hotel in Warren. Another hotel is most likely not needed. And Warren County should not pay for another hotel; let the owners pay for their hotel! Also, about the prostitute who has been in the news lately. We should investigate how ...

Gettysburg

Dear Editor, I greatly appreciated Josh Cotton’s moving description of the historical sentiment that engulfs Gettysburg (Diversions, March 3). Though I don’t do detailed research, I have read Stars In Their Courses and wept profoundly at the movie, Gettysburg, both gifts from my son’s ...

Tracy Ridge

Dear Editor, In the 513,000 acres of the Allegheny National Forest (ANF), nearly 10,000 on Tracy Ridge are among the most suitable for wilderness designation by the U.S. Congress. A 2006 U.S. Forest Service study was completed confirming this. The proposed bicycle use for the Tracy Ridge ...

Priorities

Dear Editor, My President recently touted his desire to take care of our military...”Most importantly, got $700 Billion to rebuild our Military, $716 Billion next year...most ever. Had to waste money on Dem giveaways in order to take care of military pay increase and new equipment.” ...