Opinion

Those quiet golden years?

Local Commentaries

Retirement. I've decided to try it. Since I took my last job a year past the age at which most sensible people retire, I don't have a quarrel with the age factor. I am more than old enough to hang it up. And yes, there have been many days that I thought I stayed way too long. So my ...

Cricket sounds

Local Commentaries

I don’t intend to start playing mid off, silly point, short leg, nor gully any time soon. They just don’t seem like the positions for me. Deep cover and deep midwicket maybe? Historically, I would have been a fit for wicket keeper. All of these position names will become common ...

The renewal of trees

Local Commentaries

I sat at the table as the student while a fellow educator modeled a lesson. We first made observations of different tree leaves. Words poured out. Smooth, zig-zag, oval, pointed, thin, fuzzy, bumpy, green, symmetrical, not symmetrical, dark green, even darker green. She then asked, “Why are ...

Nuclear Security Project

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Thursday, August 9th, is the 73rd anniversary of the Atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan. The world has lived under a threat of nuclear annihilation ever since atomic bombs were detonated over Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Former United States Secretary of Defense William J. ...

Our Opinion: Absurd

Our Opinion

One popular dictionary defines a bigot as “one who regards or treats members of a group with hatred or intolerance.” U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., fits right in. Warren wants badly to be president of the United States. During the weekend, she was in top form during a speech to a ...

August is the time to enjoy the garden

Community

I love August. The list of garden tasks for April and May doesn’t apply anymore. The planting of containers and the installation of new perennials in June and July are over. As the calendar turns, summer perennials are fading and the early fall perennials are taking center stage. My ...

Our Opinion: Pro-roundabout

Our Opinion

We’re pro-roundabout. We’re not afraid... of change. PennDOT has prepared two conceptual designs for improvements to the intersection of Market St. and Pennsylvania Ave. in downtown Warren. Option one would replace the existing traffic signal and improve the turning radii. Option ...

Hiroshima bombing

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Monday mark(ed) the 73rd Anniversary of the detonation of an atomic bomb over Hiroshima, Japan. This was followed 3 days later with an atomic bomb attack on Nagasaki, Japan. This week many governments, church groups, and peace activists will hold memorial services to ...

Our Opinion: What a waste

Our Opinion

Given the waste of time and money evident in the government’s efforts to build a wall along our southern border, it is no wonder Mexican officials want no part of paying for it. Pardon our sarcasm, please. It is difficult to restrain it upon hearing more evidence of how bureaucracy in the ...

The putrid swamp

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, As we all too well recall, my president had/has several catchall phrases. One, in particular, has come back to haunt this Administration over and over again. “Drain the Swamp!..... Drain the Swamp!......” Seems we have one more ‘gator to add to the growing list, ...

‘Battle Over Socialism’ is fake news

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Rich Lowry’s opinion piece in the August 6, 2018 edition of the WTO is, at best, sloppy journalism or, at worst, intentionally misleading (lies!). His claim that proposals of “Medicare-for-All” amounts to socialism is simply untrue. Socialism requires government ...

‘Battle Over Socialism’

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Mr. Rich Lowry’s piece in the 8/6//18 WTO entitled “The Battle Over Socialism Is Joined” presents the idea of “Medicare-for-All” as “a fringy plank of a growing element of the Democratic Party” and “a completely batty, politically unserious idea” which would ...

A trip down memory lane

Local Commentaries

Ah, The Warren County Fair. The sights, the sounds, the smells. You know the smell I mean... Nostalgia. The Fair is a cacophony of odors. Some of them taken by themselves can assault the senses. But when you mix in the fried bread dough, curly fries and Italian sausage, it creates a ...

Grateful (Bravo)

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Words cannot express the gratitude that Autumn and I have for the support, both emotionally and financially, that has been shown to us. We are both still in awe from the benefit. We are so grateful to all those people that helped make it possible. A special thank you is ...

Our Opinion: Confirmed without delay

Our Opinion

Government policy ought to be guided by solid science, not political correctness. That seems obvious, and President Donald Trump appears to agree. On Wednesday, he nominated University of Oklahoma meteorology professor Kelvin Droegemeier to head the White House Office of Science and ...

Good deed (Bravo)

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, This shout-out goes to the person who anonymously paid for lunch at Docksiders at July 20. I can only imagine the sight you saw as the young lady struggled to get the wheelchair to the top of the hill. I wanted to let you know the young lady was deemed lacking character by the ...

Immigration

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, In 2014, PA had 180,000 illegal immigrants living here. By 2016, that number of illegals finding Sanctuary in PA grew to 860,000. Imagine how many more undocumented lawbreakers have entered our state by breaking into our country in the last two years. By the way, that is ...

Robbing Peter to pay Paul

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, As is well documented and agreed upon many rational economic experts, my president’s tariff war with China will promote jobs and farming in China while making it tougher for American farmers to compete in World markets. They need to, as Americans don’t eat much in the ...

Amish

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, I wonder if the people that go on tours of the Amish communities in Ohio are shown their horrible puppy mills; guess not, as they are well hidden. Mary Taylor, Warren

Outdoor burning

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, No smoking or vaping in ALL areas of ALL city-owned parks, at ALL times and in ALL circumstances. “I just think it would be safe and best for everyone,” states council member Phil Gilbert. Let us revisit, once again, the outdoor burning in the city of Warren. Please ...