Opinion

Fourth hand?

Local Commentaries

I’m not sure I have this completely figured out but it’s something like this: a friend told me a story that was told to her by a friend about something a friend of the friend had said. So, I think it’s third-hand to me and now fourth-hand to you. Or is it fifth…. And it probably has ...

Our Opinion: Trust but verify

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North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un may have been jubilant about his deal with President Donald Trump, reached earlier this summer during their meeting in Singapore. Kim may have believed that, in exchange for mere promises, he had gained Trump’s unqualified trust. That would have fit ...

In response

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, This is in response to a letter published 9-12-18 in the editorial page, titled NFL players. It is a total fabrication and a falsehood that President Trump is somehow trampling on the Constitution by noting his disdain for kneeling NFL players. This is simply the bile of the ...

Our Opinion: All we can

Our Opinion

The paradises promoters of socialism promise often turn out to be bottomless pits of misery. Even questioning the totalitarian regimes can be dangerous. Central and South America are proving to be incubators of repression and economic want because of socialism. In Venezuela, which should be ...

Put Lake Ontario in your plans soon

Local Commentaries

Fish populations tend to go up and down. Sometimes we tire of fisheries, often fisheries that are so good that it is almost can’t miss. On the Great Lakes, weather can wipe out entire seasons when the bad weather happens on the days you could have fished. I am running out of excuses for ...

Job well done

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, To all who took part in the safety fair at Lowes in Warren today... a job well done! Everyone who took the time to explain what they do and to demonstrate the equipment they use in their jobs. The demonstrations with the Hurst tool and letting the children put out the ...

Why I write how I write

Local Commentaries

Okie doke. Here we go. There’s this philosophical quandary that’s constantly being discussed in regards to my writing and I’ve struggled with how to explain myself - actually, with whether or not I even should explain myself - for a few months. I’ve found myself unable to put my ...

Of all things… a cat

Local Commentaries

I had no connection with any of the 9/11 victims, but my most poignant memory of the 2001 attacks by terrorists that killed almost 3,000 has to do with of all things ... a cat. My wife, Judith, and I had left Youngstown for our Allegheny River cabin in early September before the savage aerial ...

Look at clouds to be transported

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We talk about nature quite a bit at Audubon. But what is included in that broad category? Obviously plants and animals that live on this planet — trees and flowers, insects and birds. It could also include a whole array of non-living materials and systems that support the living flora and ...

Sounds like cricket

Local Commentaries

We’re ready for cricket. I have consulted with my Test cricket expert. What is Test cricket? That’s international cricket for you who are somewhat less informed than I. Around here, regarding cricket, I assume that’s almost everyone. He told me why one or (often several) more people ...

Click & clack

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Remember Car Talk, that quasi-comedic, semi-serious NPR call-in show about car mechanics? “Click and Clack”, the Tappet Brothers, actually Tom and Ray Malgiozzi, were very bright guys, both MIT grads. And they were HILARIOUS! They had a business in Cambridge MA (which they always referred ...

Praise Fellowship launches The Story Series, service time

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Beginning Sunday, Sept. 9, Praise Fellowship will kick off The Story series, a walk through the Bible. The Story is an abridged Bible, made easier to read and arranged chronologically to help people better understand and engage with God’s Word. “Most people don’t know the Bible. In ...

‘Super band’

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, I'm writing in response to your article about the marching band consolidation. My dad, Mark Napolitan, is the band director for Eisenhower's band. I've spent almost my entire life watching the evolution of these four different marching bands, and I, myself, have spent the last ...

Roundabout

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Thank you for informing the reader who missed the Wednesday meeting, as I, about the Pennsylvania and Market Street intersection study and proposals. I have had a sincere interest in the subject of the “roundabout” and want to let my thoughts be known. In my travels ...

Allegheny wild

Local Commentaries

An advantage to outings in the Warren area, with the various state game lands and the Allegheny National Forest close at hand, is that one never knows when some unexpected wildlife sighting will occur. So these trips afield provide a dimension that a walk, say, in New York’s Central Park ...

A list of staycation dreams

Local Commentaries

Things I planned to do on staycation: 1. Finish the living room and dining room 2. Put kids on the bus for the first day of school 3. Naps 4. Bullet journal agenda creation catch-up. 5. Snacks 6. Read for pleasure 7. Coffee 8. Write for pleasure 9. Cook food 10. Not go to ...

Hitting Pymatuning while it’s hot

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The spring trap net survey of Pymatuning Reservoir conducted this spring by Fisheries Management Area 1 indicated a great walleye population and a nice number of quality crappie. So why does it seem that no one really cares? A couple of things have conspired against Pymatuning walleye ...

Caterpillar wrangling

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The neighborhood gang of kids sat in a circle on the grass looking at a huge caterpillar. It was green, with odd bumps coming out of it. The big debate was over whether the caterpillar was good or bad. This debate ended quickly when one boy said, “bad!” and stomped on it. That happened ...

Senator McCain

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, A distinguished United States Senator, statesman, and Viet Nam war Naval fighter pilot, who suffered serious injury and subsequent torture at the hands of North Viet Nam passed into history, but his legacy remains. Donald J. Trump had the insolence to state that Senator ...

Time for a change?

Local Commentaries

“Politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason.” - Mark Twain. “Politicians are a lot like diapers. They should be changed frequently, and for the same reasons.” — Benjamin Franklin I’m stunned. I googled the quote and found attribution to two different ...