Opinion

Calling all cell phones

Local Commentaries

I’ve been trying to decide if the cell phone is more of an asset or a curse and I’ve decided it’s both. It’s sorta like living with a man – some days you can’t live with him while most days you can’t imagine life without him. There are even days you’d trade your man for a ...

Up to The Mountain

Local Commentaries

This is the moment you’ve waited for. Yes, I’m talking to you, Sheffield Wolverines. I won’t rehash over my connection to the school and football team over the years, but let’s just chalk it up to almost two decades of play or coverage. However, this past year has certainly been ...

In response

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, I read with interest Gary Widell’s well-written letter of August 21 on the subject of free media. I agree that deciding what to believe nowadays is sometimes far from easy. We all need to set standards for what is believable. Mr. Widell’s first point is indisputable: We ...

Our Opinion: Problems persist

Our Opinion

The arrest of an illegal immigrant for the murder of an Iowa college student is adding fuel to the fire of calls for a revamped immigration policy. Perhaps Americans should look first at enforcement of existing rules. Cristhian Behena Rivera, 24, is charged with murdering Mollie Tibbetts ...

Roundabout

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, I attended the PA DOT public forum Wednesday evening regarding the 2 proposed options for the intersection of Market Street/PA Ave. and Market Street/Water Street: replacing the traffic signal and increasing the turning radii or the installation of a roundabout. There were ...

Politics at play?

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, After reading the article regarding the proposed tax increase for the Hampton Inn in Conewango Township, one cannot help but wonder if perhaps the local politicians are beginning to mirror our national politicians in behavior. The City of Warren has for some time now been ...

Our Opinion: They save lives

Our Opinion

World health officials are worried that measles may be making a comeback. During the first six months of this year, Europe alone reported more than 41,000 cases of the disease. Thirty-seven victims died. Contrast that with U.S. statistics: This year, there have been just 107 instances of ...

Our Opinion: Where there’s smoke…

Our Opinion

“It is now illegal to use tobacco products in any city park — even if you’ve reserved a pavilion.” The opening sentence to Tuesday’s front page article, “City Council: Tobacco use illegal in city parks.” Judging by a few comments on social media, or specifically, our posted ...

Separation at the border

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, I am a little confused as to what the issue is with children being separated from their “families” at the border when crossing into this country illegally. A couple of weeks ago I saw a group of people picketing outside the courthouse and it made me wonder. So, I have ...

Our Opinion: A dangerous lesson

Our Opinion

An Iraqi woman who left her native land for what she hoped was the safety of Germany has returned home — where she feels safer from Islamic State terrorism. Her decision is one more red flag for German officials who adopted an open-door policy toward refugees from the Middle East. Ashwaq ...

Media freedom

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Free media are essential, but with freedom comes the obligation to be responsible and objective in reporting news. Yet today we find prominent “journalists” who openly state that their primary responsibility is to bring down President Trump. What an affront to the American ...

Thank You, WTO

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, I must take a moment to offer my deepest thanks and to laud you for standing up so courageously for journalism in your editorial of August 16 entitled “Abridging the Freedom” in the face of Donald Trump’s relentless attacks on the priceless work all journalists do for ...

Our Opinion: Aiding predators

Our Opinion

Allegations such as those that some Ohio State University students were sexually abused by those in positions of authority and/or trust invariably spawn many lawsuits. Those harmed understandably want some compensation for their suffering — and they want someone to be punished for ...

Thank you

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, ‘Dear Draft Horse Club Members, Thank you very much for your kindness in inviting me to show in the obstacle course in your Fun Show at the Warren Fair. It felt great to be invited, and my handler and I had a great time. If you think about inviting me next year, she says ...

Kafkaesque

Local Commentaries

You know what’s a great word? “Kafkaesque.” Kafkaesque is such a great, great word. It really is too bad that so many hipster dbags think they know what it means and use it at fancy dinner parties where they’re pretty sure that, even though they don’t actually know for sure what ...

Summer’s winding down

Local Commentaries

There is no doubt about it summer is winding down. Once the fair is finished the teams begin to practice for fall sports. College students pack up their things and leave for college. This year two of my grandchildren will take off for college. The other grandson will be playing soccer on ...

Why you should definitely have an ‘Advance Directive’

Local Commentaries

People are concerned these days with self-improvement, desiring the best vitamins, self-help books, healthy diets, and activities; striving each day to make their life the best it can be at every age. People aren’t so ambitious about making sure they have an “Advance Directive,” which ...

A poetic transition

Local Commentaries

“I was a boy who liked to write long before I was a man who liked to hit people.” Those poignant words were spoken by Cleveland Browns’ defensive end Myles Garrett on this past Tuesday’s episode of HBO’s Hard Knocks. For those who are not familiar, Hard Knocks is a sports ...

An environmental leap

Local Commentaries

Since I am not a hunter and gave up fishing some years ago, people occasionally ask me why I spend so much of my retirement time up along the Allegheny River. If I wanted, I could paraphrase that old political phrase which stressed the importance of jobs and business health to a campaign and ...

Afterthoughts

Local Commentaries

An occasional collection of vignettes from events and public meetings in Warren County that never make it into news stories because...well, you’ll see. Not half-full During a discussion of population in Warren County School District, experts were talking about the bell curve. While the ...