Opinion

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 ...

‘Hitting the nail’

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, My hat is off to the readers that addressed the proposed round-a-bout in the Wednesday, February 20 edition of the Readers Speak. Talk about hitting the nail on the head. I especially admire Christian Zavinski for having the backbone to swing the hammer. My opinion has long ...

Trump

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Putin today threatened the US with nuclear repercussions; he had to protect his nation’s assets which are Donald Trump! By the way, the roundabout is a joke. Jack Landers, USN, Sheffield

Not so fast

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Whether it be those crazy liberal Blues or them insane conservative Reds, one would hope that where we inhabit, our Earth, would be one thing all could agree on. Seriously, everyone should want to keep it in good shape. Keep it running smoothly. Allowing it to provide us ...

Our Opinion: Approve HR 1166

Our Opinion

While some ultra-liberal members of Congress are advocating crazy, impossible initiatives such as the “New Green Deal,” some of their peers are going quietly about the business of doing something productive about climate change. Last week, U.S. Reps. David McKinley, R-W.Va., and Scott ...

And a-round we go

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Hey, Warren, it looks like another bad command decision has been made for the good residents of the Warren community by a council that listened to our concerns and three concerned ones voted no to having an unneeded roundabout in the middle of town, and three apparently deaf ...

Vote

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, The will of the people has been ignored. Not only was it ignored, it was done so blatantly and arrogantly to our faces. We were told, in a round-about way, that we don’t know what we’re talking about. In typical government fashion, we were told that “they” know what ...

Our Opinion: Shifting back to the people

Our Opinion

Prior to resigning from Congress, 12th Congressional District Rep. Tom Marino introduced a constitutional amendment to institute four-year terms for members of the U.S. House of Representatives. His resignation does not change the common sense wisdom of this proposed amendment. As it stands ...

Roundabout decision

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, It’s more clear now why the Christians were fed to the lions. This is not sour grapes, but wine gone sour. So, to drink or not to drink? Always a choice, John L. Erickson, Warren

In the headlines

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, I wanted to comment on a few issues that have been in the headlines for several weeks. First, I am deeply troubled by the rise of socialism/Marxism in our country. Do we not remember the millions of people enslaved by the various forms of these totalitarian systems? Why ...

Be damned

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Common sense, people’s choice, recommendations of big businesses, aiding the walking population, a financial burden on the people, and just all around in my opinion the right thing to do be damned! The powers that be in this “city” really know how to rake us over the ...

Recreation

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Our highways are dangerous enough with all the distractions and substance abuse behind the wheel. To list a few: texting; dumb/smartphone; putting on make-up; driving while intoxicated; driving while under the influence; eating &/or drinking; speeding; road rage, and the ...

Our Opinion: Minimum wage hike due; not $12

Our Opinion

Pennsylvania's minimum wage has remained at $7.25 an hour since 2009, making it one of 21 states to hold the line since then. It's time for a minimum wage hike. But it's not time to raise it from $7.25 an hour to $12 an hour, as proposed by Gov. Tom Wolf in his state budget plan which is ...

Our Opinion: Just who will be the big loser?

Our Opinion

When winning at all costs becomes the primary objective of politicians, the American people suffer. Important initiatives are not undertaken. Bad things can happen. During much of the so-called “government shutdown,” it appeared that both President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy ...