Opinion

Voting machines again?

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Regarding the article about new voting machines for Pennsylvania (12/3/18), I was surprised to read that it took a lawsuit for the Wolf administration to concede that elections are important enough to be verifiable. I thought that, as elections are the beating heart of a ...

Our Opinion: Not the time

Our Opinion

After several years in which it appeared instances of coal miners’ pneumoconiosis — black lung — were decreasing, the disease seems to be making a comeback in our region of the country. Now is not the time to phase out a federal program intended to help victims. Long-term exposure to ...

Respect

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, George Bush (#41) sadly passed away. Does not matter your party... he was a great president. He tried to unite our country instead of dividing it. He could have, I am sure, found a way like someone else to not enter the military, but volunteered to serve our country and did so ...

City council approves roundabout

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, I was not surprised the roundabout was chosen. Mayor Cashman states everyone he talked to is in favor of the roundabout — it’s time to move into the 22nd Century, says the mayor. Who is the everyone who wants the roundabout? The trucking industry in Warren was for the ...

Our Opinion: A good man

Our Opinion

When former President George H.W. Bush passed away Friday, he left a legacy with much to recommend it. It is of a kinder, gentler nation fully capable of using an iron fist. Bush, our 41st president, was 94 when he joined his beloved wife, Barbara, who died earlier this year. Supreme Court ...

Something for every reader

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, After reading this Saturday’s Forum articles, I wanted to express appreciation to those writers who contribute every week from light-hearted to serious to reminiscent. This week’s columns had something to please every reader. A special accolade to Ms. An Swanson, whom ...

Allegheny Valley school

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, The school district has given away several schools for not much money. This is taxpayers’ money. If you want a facility for Clarendon VFW, start a fundraiser and donate. Be the chairman. Warren County people would donate. As for giving the school away, no. Jim Bailey, Warren

Brett Kavanaugh

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, I wondered why the Democrats were so violently opposed to Brett Kavanaugh during his Senate hearings. It seemed, at least to me, that their opposition went well beyond the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford. Whether you do, or do not, support him or believe her, the story ...

Clarendon VFW

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, There was a small fire in the HVAC unit at the Clarendon Veterans Club at 9:30 this morning (Thursday, Nov. 30), filling the club with smoke and soot. After the fire department gave the all-clear by 10:30, there was a large contingent of employees, members, veterans and not, ...

Give yourself a gift

Local Commentaries

Forgiveness is one of those things that has always been “easier said than done.” Until I realized that forgiveness really has nothing to do about the other person and everything to do with myself. When we are angry with others for hurting us, we tend to harbor resentment and that ...

Assemblyman!

Local Commentaries

With the holiday season upon us, you may find yourself in need of a new piece of furniture or you may even find an unassembled gift under your Christmas tree. If that’s the case, take it from this recent three-time purchaser and assembler, you are in for hours of exhilaration. Actually, ...

Getting comfortable with uncomfortable

Local Commentaries

This past Thanksgiving is the first Thanksgiving I have been home with family in over 14 years. I tried a number of times in the past, but it never worked out. I have been looking forward to it ever since starting work here in June and I had a really nice time. A lot has changed over the ...

I remember…

Local Commentaries

Let me begin this series of articles with a prayer I found in a book I just read titled "Fame" by Karen Kingsbury. "God, please now my future see, make it clear where I should be. Open windows, close doors, not my will, my God, but yours." Amen. I pray that my memories of Christmas will ...

Pasta pangs

Local Commentaries

When I was a kid we called it spaghetti. I don’t think I even heard the word pasta until I was into my 20’s and it sounded upscale – fancier than spaghetti. Who knew about fettuccine, rigatoni, fusilli, orzo, and penne? I’m sure my Italian friends did, but back in the dark ages, my ...

Should have been walleye fishing

Local Commentaries

Nowhere that I know about is it written in stone that we must go deer hunting on the opening day of the regular firearms season. To be bluntly honest, I would rather have a limit of walleye than any deer other than a huge buck. Eating the walleye would be much more enjoyable and more healthy. ...

God’s prophet? Really?

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, On Oct. 9, 1998, Rep. John Peterson voted to impeach President William Jefferson Clinton. He did have sexual relations with that woman, Miz Lewinski, and he lied about it. Looks like the congressman (and others) have changed their positions. He seems to think a lot about ...

Roundabout

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Blue Goose II. Warren (Worn) already is a roundabout. Everybody goes around it about his enterprise. Only business done here is in the toilet. The town square is a peg trying to fit into a round hole, whittling away far short of a well-rounded mark. To square the circle, not ...

Local ‘old growth’

Community

A common misconception about trees is that the bigger they are, the older they are. This is not always true. Using size to gauge tree age is very similar to comparing people’s age to their size. Humans start small, hit a growth spurt, and remain mostly the same in size as they age; very hard ...

Economic prosperity

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, I found the op-ed by Mr. Nace in the November 21, 2018 edition of the TMO both intriguing and disingenuous — aka. a partial truth. Without a doubt, there is much good economic news across America, especially for the top 10% of holders of wealth. Clearly, unemployment levels ...