Opinion

Safety first

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,On safety lights for road flaggers: I am concerned for the safety of all road flag persons on the roads. At times, on bright, sunny days, it is difficult to see them in shady areas.I want to see flashing lights on the stop/slow signs.Flashing lights would make it much safer for ...

Our Opinion: We need athletic trainers

Our Opinion

The need is there.We've heard these words many times over several years as it relates to athletic trainers in the Warren County School District.We heard these words again on Monday after school board committees met to discuss a potential school resource officer pilot program at Youngsville High ...

‘Best explanation’

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,Post Turtle - When you're driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that's a Post Turtle - You know he didn't get up there by himself, he doesn't belong up there, he doesn't know what to do while up there. He is elevated beyond his ...

Athletic trainers

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,Once again the Warren County School District Board of Directors has decided not to provide athletic trainers for any student-athlete events during the 2015-2016 school year. So how is the Board showing their concern for safety to the hundreds of students in the district ...

Our Opinion: Urge them to be leaders

Our Opinion

We've seen it firsthand ... right here in safe, quiet Warren County.On the ball field, on the school bus, at the lunch table, in the classroom, on the playground, on social media.Bullying.We've heard about teachers or administrators or parents or friends or peers turning a blind eye.It's most ...

Our Opinion: Kudos for ‘ambitious goal’

Our Opinion

The Times Observer headline read, "United Fund sets 'ambitious goal.'"Kudos.Kudos to the board of the United Fund of Warren County.And kudos, in advance, to the Warren County community.Because, if there's one thing we've learned over the years, the Warren County Community pulls together when ...

Shame on Obama

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,Every year the French have a 4-day celebration in Normandy, complete with American uniforms, tanks, jeeps, and guns. They still honor the Americans who died there.June 6, 2013, the 69th anniversary of D-Day, the largest invasion ever attempted, where 200,000 Americans stormed the ...

Paint to yellow

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,A petition to "Write it in the newspaper, OK?", given, cycling by sopme young children who yelled, "Paint the stop signs yellow!"Three reasons for said letter:1. Pays to speak up (out);2. Respect for people's thoughts, especially kids;3. It's a good idea.In the color of law, yellow ...

‘Your Thoughts Count’

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,I suspect many readers, including me, wonder at times to what degree do the daily respondents to "Your Thoughts Count" reflect the attitudes of the County as a whole.When considering that the 20 individual agencies comprising the United Fund are supported by, and/or beneficially ...

Thank you

Letters To Editor

To the kind and honest person who found my wallet at Aldi's on Wednesday, August 26th, thank you very much.Elaine OlneyWarren

Our Opinion: A lot at stake

Our Opinion

The enormous harm bullying can do to the children who are targets is bad enough. But the "collateral damage" can be much, much worse.On Tuesday, a 14-year-old student at Philip Barbour High School in Philippi, W.Va., walked into class with a gun. For about 45 minutes, he held a teacher and ...

Write or wrong

Local Commentaries

When Cara moved to Afghanistan, something that was personally difficult for me was that I could not send her things. There was no mail delivery in Afghanistan. People argue with that right away, because they have service members in Afghanistan that they can write to every day. Expats, as the ...

Do you know who Abner Doubleday is?

Local Commentaries

I remembered reading in a college physical education handbook about the origin of baseball. It seemed that Abner Doubleday was the "father of baseball". Now I find that this is a myth. Doubleday never claimed to have invented the sport. At the time it was becoming popular, Doubleday was a ...

LFS, the secret affliction

Local Commentaries

Counseling is no joking matter so jokes about counseling tend to be of the "inside" variety and on the lame side. An example? If you insist. A guy comes to my office and says: "You gotta help me! I've got CDO!" He starts talking non-stop while I try to figure out what he's talking about. ...

Growing kids (part 1)

Local Commentaries

There is an old joke that goes There was once a man who didn't have any kids but had six different theories about nurturing children. A few years later the man had six kids and no theories whatsoever Reading books and listening to lectures are certainly valuable preparations, but many skills ...

Our Opinion: Call us ‘crazies’

Our Opinion

Reasonable people considering President Barack Obama's energy and environmental policies might conclude he is attempting to force us to turn away from sources of reasonably priced electricity on which we have relied for years - coal and natural gas. Obama's hope is that government can engineer ...

Our Opinion: A big hit

Our Opinion

One of the biggest beneficiaries of the 2015 Terry F. Ristau Industrial Softball Tournament was ... the City of Warren.We haven't questioned it the past couple of years, but it's about time.No one's really complaining, and maybe they won't; but maybe they will after hearing close to $1,300 was ...

Learning support

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,Kathy Rapp's support of special education students is wonderful. Thank you, Kathy.When you are in learning support, it doesn't mean you're dumb or stupid; you need a little extra help and, thank God, it's there on a personal level, my husband and I know special ed teachers Miss ...

Our Opinion: Not on full display

Our Opinion

In the past couple of weeks, Warren County has held a number of public events; events that put our community, our leaders on full display.We have hosted the Warren County Fair, a Sheffield Fireman's Festival, Youngsville's A'Maiz'ing Corn Festival, the Kinzua Heritage Festival in Russell, the ...

Elk Township roads

Letters To Editor

The Elk Township road crew, Mitch Dinger and John Ferrie, did an excellent job of preparing the roads for shoot and chip. It's too bad all the roads could not be done. And I question that. The supervisors should be getting that money together starting right now for next year. Maintenance of ...