Opinion

Our Opinion: The wrath of con artists

Our Opinion

Con artists succeed primarily by convincing their victims that riches can be had with little or no investment or risk. So do some politicians. Contenders for the Democratic Party nomination for president next year seem to be engaged in a race to determine which one can offer the most ...

His invitation stands

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, “Fake news” is real and about as true as opinion pieces with false assumptions and quotes taken out of context, whether by design or misunderstanding. The devil is also real, not a red-suited cartoon character with horns, tail, and pitchfork. The one-time son of the ...

National Day of Prayer

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, May 1st and 2nd will be the annual National Day of Prayer! On this day, people of faith will gather around the nation to pray for America. This year’s theme is “Wake up America.” This will be an opportunity for the people of Warren County to pray for concerns for our ...

Spring

Local Commentaries

Spring on the farm is an exciting time. It also involves work from morning until night. There are baby animals to tend to, fields to be prepared, as well as a garden to plant. There is no shortage of jobs to be accomplished. When I lived beside my in-laws when we first got married, I ...

Challenge issued

Local Commentaries

May is Mental Health Month. Really, mental health should be recognized every day, every month. However, the powers that be have designated May as the month to recognize and acknowledge mental health. Why is this important? Mental health needs to be acknowledged in the work place, the ...

Earth Day, shmurf day

Local Commentaries

The first Earth Day was in 1970. The movement began in elementary, high schools and college campuses all over the country. It is now observed internationally in close to 200 countries. I vaguely recall my very first Earth Day at Lander Elementary sometime in the 80’s. The whole school ...

Raising the barn and the bar

Local Commentaries

Even been to a barn raising? I never have, but I caught a sort-of one on “Fixer Upper” the other night. That show is fun to watch. People are looking for a new house and the stars find a run-down, outdated property and fix it up. People might have a budget of, say, $300,000. Chip and Joanna ...

Ending my father’s days as a rod & reel enthusiast

Local Commentaries

Although I am a permanent resident of the Youngstown area, with its high crime rate, and just a seasonal resident of the Warren area, I have probably been subject of as much petty crime in the latter area as in the former. Two recent incidents in the Warren area come to mind: In the more ...

Litterbugs!

Local Commentaries

It’s hard to say how most people react when they witness an act that goes against the norm. I suppose it depends on the severity of the act. If it doesn’t pose an immediate threat, but is absolutely harmful and completely senseless, what would you do? Would you confront the ...

Climate change views

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Arthur Stewart is a good man. As a member of the Warren County School Board, he has dedicated time and expertise for the benefit of Warren County residents for many years. I doubt, however, if Stewart’s recent WTO remarks represent WCSB’s position. Stewart cited his ...

Flood maps

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, This letter concerns the article in the April 11th paper concerning the ANF and USACE agreements. I was absolutely shocked to read that the USACE flood inundation maps, showing the levels of flooding if there was a catastrophic failure of the Kinzua Dam, cannot be disclosed ...

‘Kudos’ to voting no

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Poor Bob Mueller! He’d shown such promise. He could’ve made the cover of Rolling Stone and Been New York Times ‘Man of the Year.’ Alas! He blew it. How? His investigation found no evidence of collusion. Trump haters are furious but still owe Muller some gratitude. ...

Because He Lives!

Local Commentaries

Have you seen the ad with a homeless man singing "Because He Lives"? Although he is a little off-key, he knows the words and sings them right out. In the end, it is an advertisement for a city mission. "Because He Lives" is one of my favorite songs. I love the message as well as the music. ...

April is the cruelest month

Local Commentaries

T.S. Eliot first penned those words, and silly me, I thought he was talking about taxes. The somber poet was linking the awakening of spring to lingering memories of Mother Nature’s failed promises. What a downer. Not me. I’ve always associated April with promises too, but only the ...

Global warming

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, The Today Show on NBC recently aired a series with Al Roker in Alaska discussing global warming and its effect on indigenous populations. I wondered about Mr. Roker’s qualifications to promote this theory. It turns out that Mr. Roker does not have a degree in Meteorology or ...

Our Opinion: Do we have what it takes?

Our Opinion

Committed Christians believe in an all-powerful God whose majesty and beauty cannot be comprehended, much less matched. Yet on rare occasions, humans are moved to incredible feats of creation as testaments of the depth of their faith. More than 850 years ago, on an island in the Seine ...

Climate change analogies

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, You’re walking down the street when you come upon a man lying before you bleeding profusely. You ask what happened and he says, “I’ve had an accident and I’ve cut myself, I fear I’m bleeding out!” Your response as you continue to stare down at the man is, “I see! ...

Dog Bite Prevention Week

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, In April, the United States Postal Service annually promotes National Dog Bite Prevention Week. I am writing to ask our customers to take notice of this annual campaign to help the Postal Service eliminate dangerous and costly dog attacks. Pet owners’ efforts are critical ...

June 24, 1919 — 2019 — 3019

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Congress approved the 19th Amendment on June 24, 1919. The 19th Amendment guarantees to women the right to vote. The proposed Amendment thereafter had to be approved by 36 state legislatures. On August 18, 1920, the Tennessee State Legislature became the 36th state to ...

Our Opinion: FCC should invest in more rural areas

Our Opinion

President Donald Trump revealed two pieces of big news Friday — one of them of enormous importance to millions of Americans who do not yet enjoy technology taken for granted by many of their neighbors. Some of those second-class tech citizens live right here in our state. Trump talked ...