Opinion

Our Opinion: Many blessings

Our Opinion

Most of us had good reason to pause and give thanks. Our families top the list of blessings bestowed upon us, of course. Something that happened last Friday in Wheeling, W.Va., is a reminder of one blessing we often overlook, take for granted, or even insist does not exist. That day, 18 ...

Calling all parents

Local Commentaries

This past Monday and Tuesday, I had the pleasure of escorting a young man from Philadelphia to all the community schools — where he spoke to the 9th-12th-grade students. He also spoke at a community event for parents and community members. These presentations were made possible by the ...

Surprise! NOT!

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Well, the (powers that be) have done it again! (Not as though we all didn’t know that was going to happen!) Unbelievable that even though it’s not needed, and the truckers don’t want it, and the general population that I have spoken to sees no need for it. Guess what? ...

‘To celebrate in song’

Local Commentaries

I have decided to do some trolling. “To antagonize online (or in this case, in print) by deliberately posting inflammatory, irrelevant, or offensive comments or other disruptive content.” (Merriam-Webster) I’m going to troll with regard to some Yuletide carols. “To sing loudly. To ...

Better nation?

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, From my view, the foolishness of Democrats is killing our country. The first 5 socialist items on your list have a major indisputable math problem. They take more money to function than is available. Who is going to pay for those items? You decide someone has more than they ...

The thrill of the hunt

Local Commentaries

These days you might say I am an armchair hunter. Actually, I never had a hunting license. I ate my breakfast with three deer watching. They watched me move about the kitchen preparing my breakfast, taking my vitamins, then eating. They stood grazing in the yard and did not move except to ...

The Final Five

Local Commentaries

Have you ever said something and then regretted it? I sure have. Some of those things were said years, even decades ago and I still regret them. Some other of those things were said more recently than that. But for the most part, I’ve learned not to say them in the first place. That took a ...

Our Opinion: Maybe they should go to jail themselves

Our Opinion

Five million dollars is a lot of money. It is not nearly enough to compensate three men for being imprisoned wrongly — for 20 years. At least they ought to have some assurance that true justice will prevail in their cases. In 1995, three Cleveland, Ohio, men, Laurese Glover, Eugene ...

Congrats

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, In this era of division from government, it took a group of young ladies from Warren to unite this small portion of our country. Thank you, Lady Dragons, for what you’ve accomplished — Without question, you had the support of the county, and I'm super proud of you ...

Our champions

Local Commentaries

The other day, I had to be reminded that volleyball is my thing. I was at an assignment, totally unrelated to sports. The person I was interviewing asked if I was going to the state volleyball championship. I said no. He looked at me and said, incredulously, “But that’s your ...

Puritanism

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, H. L. Mencken’s words, “Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy,” can easily be turned on its head to disparage another group such as people of a different political persuasion than you foster. This leads me to firstly say we need to ...

Bravo

Letters To Editor

Thank you Dear Editor, As board members of the Friends of the Warren Public Library, we thank the people who recently supported our Annual Book Sale. We sold many hardback, paperback, fiction, nonfiction, vintage, and children’s books. The money we earned from the sale goes directly to ...

Winter blues?

Local Commentaries

Do the fall leaves and the first chilly days make you want to crawl under a quilt and stay there until spring? Do you tend to feel down, irritable and tired during the winter months? Do projects you started in August slow to a halt if you haven’t finished them by October? Nodding ...

Toe the line

Local Commentaries

It’s not every Sunday that I work at trying to cut off my big toe.  Just last Sunday.  I hope it’s not a new trend in my weekend activities. I’ve never really thought of myself as clumsy.  I might have to revisit that opinion – maybe I can settle for klutzy.  Whatever we call it, ...

Creating a healthy diabetes diet

Local Commentaries

Diabetes is a disease which affects the body’s ability to produce or respond normally to a hormone called insulin. This results in an abnormal metabolism of carbohydrates and elevated levels of glucose in the blood. Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to health complications like blindness, ...

History of Thanksgiving

Local Commentaries

What do you suppose the first Thanksgiving was actually like? I am sure it was nothing like the pictures that have surfaced through drawings and paintings. Remember probably everything was cooked over on an open fire. That meant there would be no pies and the turkey and venison were most ...

Our Opinion: We are so very proud of you

Our Opinion

“It takes an Army to raise a child” is an often-used proverb to describe the maturation of our youth. Take some recent events — happening right before our eyes — and our “Army” has plenty to be proud of. Academics and athletics, notwithstanding, Warren County’s youth has its ...

Our Opinion: We honor them

Our Opinion

One hundred years ago yesterday, the conflict many hoped was “the war to end wars” drew to a close. For decades, Nov. 11 each year was observed as Armistice Day. Now, we know it as Veterans Day, honoring those among us who have served at any time in the armed forces. Though the last ...

Caravan

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, The United States is being invaded. Think that 7,000 individuals of unknown history crossing our border uninvited is not an “Invasion”? My good old Websters Dictionary reads, “to invade is 1. To enter forcibly or hostilely. 2. To crowd into. 3. To intrude upon; infringe ...