Opinion

Our Opinion: The world is watching

Opinion

Trust that Roman Catholic Church officials will do the right thing about allegations of sexual misconduct by members of the clergy is in question in many countries, not just the United States. What Pope Francis and others in the Catholic hierarchy do about the matter is watched closely ...

Readers Speak

Letters To Editor

Humanitarian emergency Celebrating freedom on Independence Day seems like an affront to the deplorable detention happening on our southern U.S. border! If it were a natural disaster like a forest fire or hurricane approaching we would establish safe and secure locations for ...

Readers Speak

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, I am writing to provide clarification for your July 6th front page article titled “Gold Rush”. The gold colored polyurethane track pads pictured on the excavator were indeed produced locally. They were designed and manufactured by many of our 280 expert teammates at Superior ...

Our Opinion: It’s a tough issue

Opinion

It’s easy to understand why opponents of Sunday hunting in Pennsylvania are wary regarding the apparent “compromise” legislation that passed the state Senate on June 26, sending it to the House of Representatives for consideration. The obvious basis for concern is that Sunday hunting, ...

Our Opinion: Something isn’t right

Opinion

Still think we haven’t painted ourselves into a corner in this country with the taxpayer-funded public assistance programs that now keep so many families afloat? A study by the Ohio Chamber of Commerce Research Foundation shows 20% of Buckeye State businesses have had problems with ...

Readers Speak

Letters To Editor

Fake news and now stupid news President Trump has stated, actually read, or if you accept his account misread, that the Continental Army ‘took over the airports’ from the British Army during the American Revolutionary War. This statement should keep cartoonists, comedians and letter ...

Two cents a quart!

Local Commentaries

A friend posted a picture of some strawberries she picked that evoked many memories for me. She said she paid $3.72 to pick them. Someone commented, "Well, they ought to look good for that price!" On the contrary, I thought of the "good old days" when picking berries was the only job I was ...

Antennas and Peace

Life

Bugs have antennas. Do you know what they are used for? Antennas are the feelers on a bug’s head-a sensory wand the insect waves around to check out its surroundings. Another definition of antennas are the wires that receive and conduct electromagnetic waves, typically to transmit ...

Out of my comfort zone

Local Commentaries

According to trustworthy information found on the internet, the white matter in your brain is called myelin and it helps improve the performance of all sorts of tasks. The more you practice a new skill, the denser the myelin becomes. Learning a new skill helps you learn things faster over ...

Sometimes more wild than scenic

Local Commentaries

The move by Allegheny Outfitters from its canoe and kayak rental site near the Glade Bridge down to the shore of the Allegheny River near downtown Warren appears auspicious for the business since the new site is more convenient to patrons and is roomier with parking handy. It is also ...

Our Opinion: It’s a public health issue

Opinion

Substance abuse is both a personal crisis and a public health challenge. Resources to battle it need to be viewed in that light. If a new study of how people purporting to be heroin users are treated by some health care providers is any guide, relatively minor federal policy changes could ...

Philharmonic

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, We would like to thank the Philharmonic of Warren for the wonderful evening on June 27 that we attended. The performances were wonderful. Never were so lucky to hear such beautiful voices singing with male and female singers that were amazing. Their voices echoing downtown ...

Our Opinion: Today, we celebrate

Our Opinion

What comes after the phrase, “and the pursuit of happiness ...”? Today, we Americans celebrate the Declaration of Independence. Our focus is what the document meant — the creation of a new nation. But what the document itself says about the Founders and about what they intended ...

June 20 flooding

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, On June 20, during the major flooding on Second Street, three guys from the Youngsville Fire Department showed up in time to save my structure and totally-flooded basement. Those guys were a life-saver for us and it moved me so much that I donated my brand-new Honda powered ...

Winning

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Are we tired of “winning” yet? My president hopes not, however the one “win” he might claim is slowly fading. Not divisive issues like borders, Russia, missiles, size of crowds, or what the heck is Ivana doing? But the economy, estupido. Despite an upward, but ...

Our Opinion: More help, not less

Our Opinion

One popular housing program for low-income Americans has a provision that, at first glance, makes a lot of sense. It stipulates that people living in certain housing units meant for low-income tenants cannot be full-time students. If they switch to part-time status to keep their low-cost ...

Our Opinion: The thought is staggering

Our Opinion

Ebola sometimes seems like a nightmare that will not go away. It is a truly horrible disease, killing about half of those who contract it. Here in the United States, where the very few people who have contracted Ebola receive the very best of care, the illness can be less serious. But in ...

Bullies

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, (A blustering, quarrelsome, overbearing person who habitually badgers and intimidates smaller or weaker humans.) “I’m agnostic, pro-choice and not a vet.” I’m told that we’re not born with racism, so that must mean bullies aren’t born bullies. Does that mean we ...

Our Opinion: Swim with common sense

Our Opinion

The pleasant days of June are behind us, with the hotter temperatures of July and August just ahead. With the mercury and, often, humidity high, a cool dip in the pool sounds really good. Notice we did not write about diving into the river, a local creek or a farm pond. The risks there are ...