Opinion

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 ...

Does honey grow on trees?

Local Commentaries

Have you ever spent what feels like an eternity scouring every shelf in every aisle of the grocery store for one last ingredient for a meal? If so, what’s your style? Do you just meander calmly until it appears? Do you ask someone who hopefully doesn’t just resemble a store ...

Knowledge is power

Local Commentaries

I received some education this week on a topic that is really the here and now. Social media. I come from a childhood of phones attached to the wall, playing Barbies in the backyard with my best friend Heidi, or Atari at her house; my first “cell” phone was in graduate school, and it was a ...

Auditor General

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, In recent news stories, both in Erie and in the Warren Times Observer, our Elections Department was sighted in reference to a report by the Auditor General in which his office accused numerous elections departments in the state of receiving gifts from election companies and ...

Our Opinion: It won’t do

Our Opinion

One of the attitudes that differentiate most Americans from the vicious murderers of the Islamic State terrorist group is compassion. IS killers consider it a weakness. We take pride in it. Perhaps we ought to show Hoda Muthana some of that compassion. Muthana once lived in Alabama. A ...

Putin

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Marika. Smart. Successful business woman. Successful business owner. DJ’s wife. From Czechoslovakia. As a young girl, she watched the Soviet tanks roll into Prague in 1968. And the family wanted out. They feigned a vacation trip. Split up hoping at least 2 would ...

Roundabout: Ill-advised

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, As a taxpaying citizen of Warren who navigates the intersection in question on a daily basis, I was appalled that the roundabout issue was “settled” by such a close vote. I had every hope that sanity would prevail. This issue most certainly should be submitted before the ...

Identity protected

Local Commentaries

Rarely ever am I the least bit pleased with photos of myself but even my worst photo might outdo the "No Pic" head used to identify me this week. My lack of photogenicness prompted an internet search to see if there is a name for my affliction. That search led me to a couple of statements that ...

Roundabout: Kudos to the Warren City Council

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, I greatly appreciate the leadership and forethought that the Warren City Council put into their roundabout decision. I particularly commend Mayor Cashman for his ability to rise above the misinformation and hysteria surrounding this issue and help guide the community to a ...

Wi-fi when you can rent?

Local Commentaries

If you've lived in Warren your whole life, it might seem like nothing much ever changes. For me, it wasn't until the first time I went away for an extended period was I able to notice when things were a little different when I came back. I first experienced this when the old brick buildings ...

Control over heart disease

Community

You may think that you have little or no control over your health when it comes to heart disease, but the truth is that there are several ways to reduce your risk of developing heart disease and a host of other chronic ailments that often go hand-in-hand. According to the Center for Disease ...

PennDOT speed cameras

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, The safety argument for speed cameras has been debunked. Studies have shown speed camera areas having an increase in crashes or the cameras had no effect. In the UK, a substantial increase in crashes was seen due to panic braking. Act 86 of 2018 puts speed cameras on ...

Calling all cheaters

Local Commentaries

I can see! 2019 and the years going forward are now clearly in focus. Before my cataract surgeries in December and January, I harbored a delusion that I was still seeing reasonably well. Everyday objects including books and the computer seemed fine with my everyday contact lenses in ...

In need of a little TLC

Local Commentaries

When one purchases a "hunting camp" or cabin intended to be the base for more general outdoor activities, one may well be acquiring a structure intended to be something quite less than a serious year-round dwelling. Any remodeling of the structure was apt to have been done by persons who may ...

The old neighborhood

Local Commentaries

Someone posted a photo of the little store that used to be across from the grade school that I attended. I remembered Mrs. Garigali the moment I saw her. I am not sure that all the students respected her as much as I did. That is just the way I was raised. It got me thinking about all of ...

Roundabout

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, With all the excitement circulating around Penna. Ave. and Market Street, I thought one more series of comments wouldn’t hurt a bit. I recently read in the WTO that a poll was conducted and a majority favored a roundabout over a traffic signal. Sorry, but I must have been ...

Our Opinion: Aim for enforcing existing laws

Our Opinion

Local, state and federal advocates of more limits on firearms ownership and use might do well to take aim at another method of curbing the mayhem caused by gun violence — enforcing existing laws. Just a few days ago, five people were killed and six others wounded when Gary Martin pulled ...