Opinion

Trump’s 2020 platform?

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, So let’s take a look at just a few issues which Mr. Trump probably won’t be focusing on in his efforts to rally enough voters to win re-election in 2020. A relentless disregard for truth and facts, with over 10,000 documented and demonstrably false statements over the ...

‘Pet Peeve’

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Hello, after reading your recent article about the Warren County Humane Society, I have some questions. I feel like the article was more fluff than anything. The humane society needs to start being more transparent like other shelters in the area. First of all, I understand ...

Our Opinion: High on the agenda

Our Opinion

No federal program protecting natural areas and assisting local and state recreation projects has had the reach and the importance of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Thousands of individual initiatives– some possibly affecting you and your family directly — have been assisted by ...

Farmers’ Market season

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, It’s Farmers’ Market season in Warren, PA, and there are definitely many advantages to buying food at our farmers’ market. I have been encouraged to shop locally and support small local business. One way is supporting local farmers and small business owners. Local ...

‘Thank You’

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, It is with great pleasure that we, the Board of Directors of the Tidioute Area Health & Dental Center, say “Thank You” to Robert E. Schwab, former President of the Board. Bob has stepped down from his position as President due to illness and we want him to know that ...

Our Opinion: Advantage, Trump

Our Opinion

The past week has provided plenty of proof that beating Donald Trump in 2020 is going to be a lot harder than the Democrats (and their cheerleaders in the media and Hollywood) would like to believe. Let’s start with his rally in Orlando last Tuesday. That was the official announcement of ...

Our Opinion: Don’t trivialize concentration camps

Opinion

Give U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez credit for one thing: She is highly intelligent — enough so to understand entirely how most people interpret the term, “concentration camp.” Ocasio-Cortez, a frequent critic of U.S. immigration policy, posted this on Twitter a few days ago: ...

Iran

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, “I want to know what it takes to remember when you know that you’ve heard it before, when a government lies to its people, and a country is drifting to war... I want to know who the men in the shadows are, I want to hear somebody asking them why, they can be counted on to ...

Going to summer camp

Local Commentaries

Going to summer camp was a good experience. My friends went to camp long before I did. Some of them went to Girl Scout camp while others went to Camp in the Woods, a primitive camp where they slept in tents. My mother did not choose either of these options for my camping experience. I was ...

Tweeting is the new honking

Local Commentaries

We've all been there. You're waiting patiently at a stop light when someone lets out a toot or two. Maybe you're the honker, maybe you're the honkee, but chances are pretty good depending on how long you've been driving that you've either been one or the other. Whether or not anyone would ...

Who’s to judge?

Local Commentaries

I want you to think of someone from your past, who could still be a part of your life today but doesn't necessarily have to be. This person could be someone from your childhood, middle school years, high school years, college years, but someone from a while ago. How would you describe ...

Pastor Jeff and Pastor Hill

Local Commentaries

Pastor Jeff had a great sermon the other day. it was about the classic "turn the other cheek" passage from Luke's gospel, plus forgiveness, and community. Later in the day, I checked the Turner Classic Movie channel and there it was, one of my very favorites, "The Music Man." That's the story ...

Our Opinion: Not a disqualification

Our Opinion

When could anyone have expected that being a champion in the battle against cancer would be a political liability? It will be if some of his opponents for the Democratic Party nomination for president have their way. While vice president, Biden had called for more research into cancer. That ...

Our Opinion: ‘The least we can do’

Our Opinion

There is plenty of bad news and there are plenty of truly bad people for those of us in journalism to tell you about. Occasionally, really good people surface, however. You ought to know about them, too. You may never have heard of Rodney Smith Jr., of Huntsville, Alabama. Lots of other people ...

Our Opinion: A day worth celebrating

Our Opinion

New holidays and special observances are a dime a dozen. Sometimes, it seems we have too many. But one gaining popularity is well worth noting — and celebrated by each and every American. It is Juneteenth, to be observed on Wednesday (June 19). It is a celebration of the end of slavery ...

Back in the saddle again

Local Commentaries

There are no more cowboys in our lives. No, I’m not talking about the Dallas football team. Real cowboys, the he-men of my childhood, have gone the way of buggy whips and Burma Shave signs. When I was a kid, Gene Autry, the Singing Cowboy, was one of my heroes. I don’t know why he was ...

Graduation

Local Commentaries

This day and age there are graduates from everything from nursery school to college. Recently I saw a post for a kindergarten graduate. Now I know this same little boy graduated from preschool as well. What does he have to look forward to? In my day we had elementary school graduation, ...

Our Opinion: Finding answers to the questions

Our Opinion

Leaders of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States are gathered in Baltimore this week, with a discussion of sex abuse scandals on the agenda. They should be asking questions — assuming they do not already know the answers — about a related skeleton that came out of the church’s ...

World Wide Web

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, In today’s Times Observer, there is a front-page article on the state of Internet Service. Our area ranks the lowest in the region. We all know that Warren, PA is a quaint city that is difficult at times for visitors to come to. That is part of the charm of our city. We ...