Opinion

Our Opinion: Good for Casuccio

Our Opinion

Columbus, Ohio, police Officer Peter Casuccio made headlines this week after telling an 11-year-old the boy was lucky to be alive. Good for Casuccio for doing what the lad’s parents should have. Casuccio was on patrol last Saturday when he received a call about two youngsters brandishing ...

Socialism, really?

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Reading Mr. Gustafson’s letter published on October 17 about socialism, I really have to agree with his statement “All socialistic programs are paid for with tax dollars and are inherently unfair”. I am, however, offended and appalled at his examples of socialism in our ...

Midterm elections

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, I have been watching and listening to the political ads and commentary on TV and I am becoming increasingly disappointed in the political discourse of both the democrat and republican views. It seems that trying to find any candidate who wants to bring people together is a ...

Socialism?

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, I liked Dr. Karen Black’s very intelligent response in Friday’s Readers Speak, but being a Jeff Foxworthy fan, I’d like to add my two cents! If you are a veteran receiving VA benefits, you may already be a ‘Socialist!’ If you are on Medicare or Medicaid, you may ...

Far from home

Local Commentaries

You know, I have a pretty interesting job here at the Times Observer. As night editor, I get to observe the goings-on quietly from behind a computer screen. Although my name may not appear as often as the journalistic powerhouses of Brian Ferry, Stacey Gross, Josh Cotton or ...

National Cheese Month

Local Commentaries

Nearly everyone I know loves cheese! Often, we have cheese and crackers at church for our snack along with some fruit. It is also something that I frequently serve to guests as well. I remember my husband’s aunt and uncle who visited at his parents’ home. They would always spend at ...

Time to hit the road

Local Commentaries

This new life status called retirement has its perks. Oh boy, the freedom – who knew? Aside from not setting the alarm or scrambling for dinner after a day at the office, it’s the weekday availability that I am discovering – the ability to go anywhere in the middle of the week. Wow. ...

By the time I returned…

Local Commentaries

In a strict sense of the word, our cabin on the river is not “inhabited” for much of the year ... basically from the time the leaves are clear of the trees and the woods start to ring with gunshots until the early spring when the trees are again green with leaves. But in a looser sense of ...

Too much can kill; the scourge of antibiotic excess

Local Commentaries

The discovery of antibiotics in the 20th century represents a pivotal moment in human history. Prior to this, the doctor could only sit at the bedside, with a look of concern, prescribe a malodorous poultice, and dab something on the forehead to “break” the fever. None of this did any ...

Our Opinion: There will be consequences

Our Opinion

Clearly, officials in some Central and South American countries are capitalizing on U.S. domestic policies to handle some of their own problems. The fact they get to embarrass President Donald Trump’s administration seems to be a bonus for some of them. Rampant violence and poor economies ...

Our Opinion: Every stunt they could

Our Opinion

Actions by some Democrats in the U.S. Senate has resembled nothing as much as a temper tantrum during recent weeks. One might have thought that after the vote to confirm the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, they would have decided more mature behavior was ...

Pray for our church

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, I grew up in another religion and, at eighteen, I chose my life’s religion. Many objections from people and family – but I had the freedom to choose at eighteen-years-old. At nine-years-old, I visited the Roman Catholic church with a friend. I absolutely loved the ...

Our Opinion: ‘We was robbed!’

Our Opinion

Behavior by some Democrat leaders in the wake of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation as a Supreme Court justice reminds one of some sports fans who just can’t believe their team lost. You know the refrain: We was robbed! But Democrats who engaged in character assassination against ...

Free range chickens

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Yes, the baby chick that appeared in the Saturday, Oct. 6, paper was cute, and that’s great for people wanting eggs, but our experience as a neighbor is very negative! They aren’t confined to their yard and are always in our yard. They have destroyed our landscape, flowers ...

Immigration

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Syndicated columnist Dr. Walter Williams is an economics professor and distinguished affiliated scholar at George Mason University. In his column, “Immigrants and Disease,” he cited more facts opposing ‘open border’ advocacy. A few follow: The Immigration & ...

South Pacific

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, The Warren Players presentation of South Pacific brings back wonderful memories. My wife and I met as cast members of the Players’ staging of South Pacific in 1967. Though our lives have taken us far from Warren and the Beaty School stage, our year with Warren Players ...

Our Opinion: Someone like Nikki Haley

Our Opinion

Some in the White House are not especially fond of Nikki Haley, the former South Carolina governor who became this country’s ambassador to the United Nations under President Donald Trump. Still, there is evidence Trump himself understood her great value to Americans. Haley revealed this ...

Volunteer instructors needed

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, We know that NWPA residents believe in the importance of investing in the community, and they are generous with their time and efforts. We’d like to share information about volunteer instructor opportunities. Across Pennsylvania, there are organizations that help adults ...

Silver lining

Local Commentaries

As the baseball season was ending for this Yankees fan, I found myself accepting that 2018 wasn’t going to bring New York its 28th World Series championship. Down 4-1 at the seventh-inning stretch, I was bumming pretty hard. The previous night, the Yankees were smoked 16-1, and this was ...