Opinion

Our Opinion: Breathing life

Our Opinion

Some things go without saying. We’ve come across many a story in which a person, a family, loses their car in an accident, or loses their home in a fire, but everyone ended up okay; everyone got out of the house. We breathe a sigh of relief. We can replace material possessions, but we ...

Breezing in and out

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, It angers me once again to see a candidate (Scott Wagner) come to Warren, PA — unannounced, speak to his cronies in the Republican committee and breeze out again without any other citizens able to meet and greet him! This has happened with Toomey and Glenn Thompson over the ...

Our Opinion: Political hijinks

Our Opinion

Pennsylvania has the largest full-time Legislature in the nation. That means it’s larger than the ones that serve California, Texas, Florida and New York state. That should be all you need to know about a multi-year effort to shrink the number of state lawmakers in Pennsylvania. The ...

Potato Head

Local Commentaries

When you don’t have the expertise to fall back on, sometimes you have to cheat. No, wait. That was in my younger days and before I had children who might read about me cheating in the newspaper. ... sometimes you have to work harder and/or smarter. Three years ago, Jim Goodling and/or ...

It’s Halloween (month)

Local Commentaries

Happy first weekend of Halloween, y’all! You start talking about Christmas before this month is over I will knock that gingerbread latte right outta your hand, Valerie. You know I’ll do it. This is our time. The weirdos and wackos, the delinquents and devils and droogs. The first day ...

Character counts

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, With these crucial mid-term elections looming, I wanted to take this opportunity to help all candidates running for public office to understand what they must do to earn my vote. First and foremost, you must demonstrate a solid understanding of the fact that if you are ...

Autumn is beautiful

Local Commentaries

Autumn arrived last weekend. I look forward to this beautiful season each year. Actually, I look forward to the change of all of the seasons. We live in a wonderful area. I have talked to a lot of people who have gone through this area commenting on its beauty. When I was working with ...

United Nations

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Today revealed, not only the character but the personality of Donald J. Trump with his remarks to the United Nations. However, an opprobrious and self-delusion aspect, for which he has been noted — prior to his current reality show — shall eventually elevate him to one our ...

Survey me not

Local Commentaries

I am occasionally annoyed at how frequently my inbox contains a survey. No, that’s not completely true. I am often hacked off at these relentless idiots. I know they need marketing feedback to run their business, but daily? Enuf already. Everybody wants my opinion. I never realized ...

Discover YOUR superpowers

Local Commentaries

With superheroes dominating worldwide box offices, I get a kick out of the irony— that as a young comic-book fan growing up in Warren County, I was lucky to have two or three friends with that shared interest. Now, it seems pretty much everyone has seen or at least gets the gist of, many ...

Landscape stories

Local Commentaries

When I drive back and forth to my parent’s house in North East, I pass an old homestead on the ridge. Now, all that remains are old trees, roughly in the shape of a square. When I was growing up there, a house and barn were part of the footprint. Now the trees stand stoically, alone, no ...

Our Opinion: The sooner the better

Our Opinion

As often is the case when special counsel investigations are launched in Washington, the one headed by Robert Mueller has become far more complex and wide-ranging than some observers expected. It was in May 2017 that Mueller was told by the Justice Department to form a team and investigate ...

Our Opinion: Understanding — not a bad thing

Our Opinion

When will the electricity be back on? Is the water safe to drink? Which streets were damaged so badly they need to be closed to the public? Can school buildings be repaired and reopened quickly? Do any municipal employees need time off to ensure their own families are safe? That ...

Hard to believe we’re into fall

Local Commentaries

October is getting almost too close to avoid this September being one of the warmest on record for Northwest Pennsylvania. Yet we did have a fall cool-off. Unfortunately, it was a cool-off from the 90s. The temperature did dip into the low 50s one night while sitting in the backyard by the ...

Sheffield Rod & Gun Club

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, The Board of the Sheffield Rod and Gun Club held their monthly meeting on September 25th and chose to revoke the memberships of The Well-Armed Women. This decision may have been made solely by the President, but it became a collective decision of the board when other board ...

Our Opinion: Unless… If… And… Or but

Our Opinion

Unless the FBI uncovers facts to back up allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, members of the U.S. Senate should vote to confirm him. The situation is that simple. Senate Democrats who oppose Kavanaugh have perfected the art of the moving target. First, they insisted ...

Tax ‘choice’

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, “There is a choice of supporting public education, but it comes with the cost of the taxes and the possibility of losing a home for some.” — Governor Tom Wolf, Press Conference, May 2015 Tax “choice.” We the taxpayers can now choose! Invest in public education or ...

Fear and money

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, My anger is making it very difficult to construct a coherent opening paragraph. I’m quite sure that after the letter is sent I will imagine the perfect way to express my plea to remove fear and money from the Catholic Church. The machine of the Catholic Church has been ...

Our Opinion: Get the message

Our Opinion

Forget the paper trail once relied upon by investigators. As the near-continual parade of politicians, celebrities and athletes accused of misbehavior — often long ago — reminds us, it’s the electronic trail that matters these days. And, in contrast to paper documents that can be ...