Opinion

Our opinion: A culture of corruption

Our Opinion

Oh, will it never end?Legislators in jail, Supreme Court justices tittering and distributing porn-laced emails, another justice and her legislator sister convicted of election law violations, narrowly avoiding prison...and now, the state Treasurer dabbling in extortion.The Commonwealth of ...

Hooktown Holidays

Letters To Editor

Dear editor:We would like to thank and acknowledge this local neighborhood charity group, Hooktown Holidays. St. Joseph's Soup Kitchen was one of the local organizations on the receiving end of their generosity this holiday season.Hooktown's mission is to provide nutritious food, warm clothing ...

Winterfest thanks

Letters To Editor

Dear editor:Congratulations and thank you to everyone who helped make 2015 Warren County Winterfest and the Jim Lobdell Memorial Sled Dog Races great successes and a memorable time for everyone. This was our fifth year attending the event and it gets better each year!We are grateful for the ...

Use up, make do, wear it out, go without

Local Commentaries

The title of this piece says it all! This past week I have been reading about the Great Depression. I personally did not live through the Great Depression, but I am sure that part of my upbringing was the result of lessons learned by the older generation during that time.I remember that my ...

Magic words

Local Commentaries

It is the early 1970s. I am watching television in the living room with my older brother and sister. I am wrapped up comfortably in my sleeping bag, the one covered in a variety of jungle felines, which is pretty nifty to a four year old. As I sit there on the couch, my siblings throw their ...

26.2: The countdown torments me

Local Commentaries

There's a ticker on the front page of the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon site that counts down, to the second, the time remaining until the gun goes off on May 17.It torments me.Sunday will be the end of my fifth week of 20 weeks of training, I'll be a quarter of the way there.I want to be ...

Waste treatment

Letters To Editor

Dear editor:I thought people were allowed to have a choice.There are other ways other than Waste treatment plant hookups.Bio/compost toilets have been around for years and most are certified by the EPA and other government institutions. There are multi whole house systems as well as single ...

Our opinion: A story with no ending

Our Opinion

We'd like to thank Carmen Fedele of Tidioute for a note to us recently.He writes:"I am writing to find the facts about the GRO-Warren scandal/ACA Building. What happened to the Grand Jury decision? Seems like everything suddenly hushed up. What happened to the $500,000? Why wasn't a trial ever ...

Offensive ads

Letters To Editor

Dear editor:Has anyone noticed the new urine protection commercials? Telling women of all ages to recycle their menstrual pads? Showing women everywhere how to make a puppet out of them? Are you as offended as I am? It is hard enough in this society as a women. Let alone the airways bringing ...

Our opinion: Bring back trainers

Our Opinion

Every time a scholastic athlete in the Warren County School District takes the field or the floor, the Warren County School Board rolls the dice.The board is betting none of those athletes will be seriously injured and require medical assistance that should have been available but isn't. The ...

Our opinion: Don’t panic…yet

Our Opinion

It's that time of year again, time for the administration of the Warren County School District to deliver bad news.Once again, the district's preliminary budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year shows more than $2 million in red ink, portending the possibility of more than 2 mills in tax rate ...

Our opinion: Tame asset forfeiture

Our Opinion

When asset forfeiture power was added to the tools law enforcement agencies have several years ago, some people applauded the move.Then they began hearing of what can only be considered abuse of the authority. It has become clear limits are needed.Asset forfeiture allows law enforcement ...

Sports Mailbag…

Letters To Editor

Penn State is back!Sports Editor:Penn State is back! The NCAA has finally decided that the Sandusky scandal was a matter for the criminal justice system, not the NCAA. Penn State never violated a single NCAA rule in this fiasco. NCAA rules are designed to assure the academic and financial ...

Ready, Set, Bake!

Local Commentaries

Yesterday I went on a treasure hunt in my pantry cupboard. I knew that I used to make a pull-apart in a small ring pan. When I took a casual look I could not see it, but when I began to haul things out I found it. I was on a mission to make a pull-apart to have with our supper.The minute I ...

Mr. Fix-it

Local Commentaries

Men are good at fixing things, at least they think they are. I know I think I am, except for electrical, plumbing, carpentry, cars, computers, but other than those and a few other endeavors.This characteristic of men is hard-wired. When any kind of issue comes up, we'll try to come up with a ...

Basic Education Funding and the WCSD

Local Commentaries

Across the commonwealth of Pennsylvania the topic of Basic Education Funding (BEF) is being reviewed. On September 30, 2014 there was a statewide Basic Education Funding Listening tour at 29 host sites to review the funding formula. A team of board members and administrators from Warren ...

All the same…?

Letters To Editor

Dear editor:The Jan. 14th article "On Terror" ended.. to study or not to study. This type of studying was an attempt at gathering just enough information to substantiate a preconceived idea. Indeed study, but fully! Eternity is way too long to go out of this world having loosely believed in a ...

Our opinion: The next couple years

Our Opinion

Let's see how this goes.There is now such a Republican majority in the Pennsylvania General Assembly, that the Democratic party's influence is even less in the House and Senate that is was before.There is now a Democratic governor, who was elected by a wide margin, defeating a Republican ...

Our opinion: Reading; start them young

Our Opinion

Most parents remember the tug on their heart strings when their toddler, angelic upturned face, held out a book ... an innocent yet irrefutable request to be read to, and those perfect moments of snuggling with their preschooler reading together, pointing at pictures, scary voice, old-lady ...

How many toes?

Letters To Editor

Dear editor:How many toes can a county (city) shoot offBefore it can no longer stand? (apology to B.Dylan )Does it seem local leaders are shooting themselves in the foot recently? Toes are important for good balance!They should wear Crocs; no sense putting holes in good shoes! Podiatrists ...