Opinion

Doggy doodoo season

Local Commentaries

The snow has melted, at least for now, and soon it should be replaced with greenery for a while. This time of year isn’t the prettiest as stuff hidden by the white blanket appears. Brown leaves and random bits of garbage are expected. Stuff that wound up in front of a home when the ...

Doggy doodoo season

Local Commentaries

The snow has melted, at least for now, and soon it should be replaced with greenery for a while. This time of year isn’t the prettiest as stuff hidden by the white blanket appears. Brown leaves and random bits of garbage are expected. Stuff that wound up in front of a home when the ...

Scarves, boots, and mittens!

Local Commentaries

Today there all types of scarves. Some of them are decorative only while others are serviceable. I have examples of each of these. Scarves are a very popular fashion accessory these days. I purchased one at a craft fair a few years ago that came with instructions on different ways to wear ...

In response

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Just after reading James Spangler’s letter in Wednesday’s Times Observer, I went online for the latest news, and what should come up but an article headed “Ex-FBI lawyer Lisa Page admitted under oath Obama’s DOJ ordered no charges against Hillary.” This conflicts ...

Our Opinion: Next time, maybe not so lucky

Our Opinion

We Americans have been very lucky in many ways. One of them involves the truly horrific disease Ebola. Few people in this country have given Ebola much thought since the severe outbreak in Africa during 2014-16. It killed more than 11,300 people, primarily in Guinea and Sierra ...

Best voting system

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, This Thursday is a very important day in Warren County. As the Times Observer noted a few weeks back, the County Commissioners’ Elections Office will be demonstrating election systems and wants your input on what the county should invest in (Warren Public Library’s ...

Our Opinion: Have that talk

Our Opinion

His heart felt as if it would pound out of his chest, the 15-year-old boy told a resource officer at a high school in Ohio last Friday. The deputy called for an ambulance to take the student to a hospital. Two other boys, one 14 and the other 15, experienced similar distress. They saw the ...

Beyond reality

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, The greatest threat to this nation is the national debt, which is beyond reality. The next greatest threat is clearly the anti-American socialist racist obstructionist hating lying leaking liberals. To them, a wall is immoral, however, trimester abortions right up to birth are ...

Dessert or salad?

Local Commentaries

When I put together my cookbooks it was hard to decide on the classification for some of my recipes. One recipe that comes to mind is bread pudding. Bread pudding is often served as a dessert. It can also be served as part of the main course. When I serve it as part of the main course, I ...

Toxic friendships

Local Commentaries

The state of your mental health has a lot to do with whom you surround yourself. There are times you cannot control who you around such as at work, however, those people that you call “friends”, those people you choose to spend most of your “fun” moments with or the people you turn to ...

Wise with words

Local Commentaries

Regardless of our job titles, some of us have our own idea of how we would prefer to be identified. When put in a situation where I have to identify myself, I claim to be a reporter. It’s accurate. I report stuff. But I also try to make reporting more interesting for both myself and the ...

Nomo, Momo!

Local Commentaries

By now hopefully, all TO readers are back to their regular sleep schedules since last week’s Thursday edition creeped everyone out. I am referring to the front page story about The Momo challenge featuring the image of a sculpture apparently created by a very talented Japanese artist whose ...

‘E-bikes’

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, A rapidly growing threat to public safety on our hiking trails — particularly for our vulnerable young children and elderly hikers — has emerged. Motorized mountain bikes, or “e-bikes,” have exploded in popularity in recent years. In 2016, Ken Miner, Director of ...

Our Opinion: Our pitch to stop nasty sales pitch

Our Opinion

Many of us have heard the phone ring glanced down at the caller ID and seen the name and number of someone we know, answered the phone — and found ourselves talking to someone with a sales pitch or worse, a scam. It is called “spoofing,” and it enables the unscrupulous to get to us ...

Roundabout

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, No roundabout! A bad idea! Bad for pedestrians, bad for truckers, bad for taxpayers! There is not one person with whom I have spoken who thinks this is a good idea for the intersection of Market Street and Pennsylvania Ave. in Warren. Done deal or not — undo it! Please ...

First responders – health help

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, I highly commend The Warren County Memorial Park “911 Memorial Service.” The field of flags, the upright Twin Towers steel beams, the oratorical tributes to our local first responders: policemen, fire fighting personnel (volunteers), et al, all part of a worthy tribute to ...

Our Opinion: Saying all the right things

Our Opinion

Pope Francis said all the right things during an extraordinary conference to discuss sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests and coverups by their superiors. But what he did not say has some observers, both inside the church and out of it, upset. Francis summoned 190 Catholic bishops and many ...

Ashes and more

Local Commentaries

With a late Easter this year Ash Wednesday is also later than usual. Ash Wednesday is the beginning of the Lenten season of self-denial and preparation to celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus in the Christian faith. It happens on March 6 this year. Why is this season important? It ...

Weather on the lake

Local Commentaries

Global warming has come upon us rather stealthily so that what we have come to accept today as normal is anything but when one looks back into past decades. From the perspective of my age, I can well recall winters past when the cold weather started early and endured for months, and when ...