Opinion

Patriotic pride and respect

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,Yesterday I had the honor and privilege to be part of the Veterans leading the 69th annual Warren parade. From the very start, till the completion of the parade, I witnessed the majority of men and women paying proper respect to " Old Glory" as our group moved thru the parade ...

Thank you

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,We want to say a thank you for the Warren County parade. Once again Warren has shown its support to the veterans. A special thank you to Samantha Dyer, who handed out the veteran wreaths she made.Justin Becklund, Ret. NavyBob Hansen, Ret. ArmyRussell

Our Opinion: Extreme elitism

Our Opinion

Access to affordable electricity can be a matter of life or death. That is true especially in developing countries where millions of people die each year because they live in 19th century conditions.But President Barack Obama has proclaimed, in effect: Let them eat beaches.In an interview for ...

Our Opinion: We mind…

Our Opinion

There are times when basic consideration of the people around you is in question.Don't get us wrong, the Fourth of July parade - as an example - is a wonderful family event.But the word "family" should make it crystal clear that children are involved.Sometimes children are more mature than the ...

Bad news on TV

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,When England voted to exit the European Union, the stock market went down two days in a row, and the lead story on TV network news was how much money everyone had lost from their retirement accounts.When the stock market went up the next three days in a row, almost to where it had ...

Deer disaster

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,I would like to submit the following op-ed article regarding the proposed Pennsylvania House Bill 2083 concerning proposed change in deer managementHB 2083 is a deer disaster that would cost all Pennsylvanians.I am a certified wildlife biologist with 47 years' experience in deer ...

Supporting McGinty and Obama

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,Regarding the July 1st headline about US Senatorial candidate, Katie McGinty, "Candidate put on Spot" and US Senator Pat Toomey's encouragement of a return to 1033 Program where American towns and cities are given free or low cost arms, equipment, munitions and other surplus items ...

Dangerous crossings

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,Many a time while walking in Warren, I've had the to be proactive while crossing the street in a crosswalk. You see, it seems drivers do not realize when we're told its ok to cross, pedestrians have the right of way. The most dangerous crossing I've had to cross so far is Market ...

Our Opinion: ‘Day of Deliverence’

Our Opinion

The Fourth of July - and for Warren, Pa. this year, the 2nd and 3rd as well - is a celebration.We had Clydesdale horses at Betts Park, for goodness sake.There are thousands of people - who must come out of nowhere - lining Pennsylvania Ave. for a Fourth of July parade.There are $14,000 in ...

Show some patriotism on Independence Day

Local Commentaries

I believe in patriotism. I fly the flag. I hope that some of you do as well. We are a nation that has strayed from our roots. If you and I hope to get back to the basics of the Constitution we are going to have to stand up for our rights.One of my favorite poems came to me as a gift in a ...

Take the first step

Local Commentaries

What a difference a year makes.Last year during our trip to Outer Banks, I didn't like going to the beach.I'm not sure many people who weigh over 350 pounds enjoy walking in sand. It's not easy. To experience a similar sensation, tie a cement block to each foot and walk a mile. It's exhausting. ...

Reenactors’ primer 2016

Local Commentaries

'Tis the season.It's summer, which means that historical sites all over the country are getting filled to the brim with people like my boyfriend and I who love history, love to talk about history and, most of all, love to live it for days at a time. Most of us probably wouldn't stop if you ...

I bless the rain (and get out of the way)

Local Commentaries

I read a mother's lament on facebook. . " Both boys have jobs now and that is new... And shocking to me. Adding to the busy-ness, but I suppose that is good for them. Not so much for me - I have to pick them up at night. I can't believe it. I didn't think it would happen all at once - them ...

The first rule of Book Club…

Local Commentaries

The first rule of Book Club? I'm not sure. I think there aren't any real rules. But if there were rules, I'm pretty sure one of them, let alone the first one, would not be "you do not talk about Book Club."I hope that's not a rule, anyway. Because I'm about to get all disclosure-y about Book ...

Prosecuting Nazis?

Local Commentaries

The CNN lead caught my attention: "A German court convicted a former SS guard at the Auschwitz death camp of acting as an accessory to the murder of 170,000 people, Anneli Neumann, spokesperson for Detmold district court, said Friday.The story continued.... "Reinhold Hanning was convicted of ...

Our Opinion: A whole new light

Our Opinion

If elected president, Donald Trump would be a disaster for the U.S. economy, Hillary Clinton claimed during a speech Tuesday in Columbus. Why, Moody's Analytics has reported a Trump presidency would lead to a recession and about 3.5 million lost jobs, she added. Well, there was such a report. ...

It’s (past) time for Pennsylvania pension reform

Local Commentaries

Since the 2009-10 school year, the Warren County School District's annual pension costs have risen from $1.7 million to $7.2 millionand they're still climbing. We're not alone. Pension benefits for teachers and other school staff are controlled by the State, and school districts across ...

Our Opinion: Usually travel in packs

Our Opinion

In Omar Mateen's twisted mind, he was an "Islamic soldier" whose self-professed loyalty to the Islamic State terrorist group was more important than any moral compunctions he might have had about slaughtering 49 innocent people. The FBI says he was "radicalized domestically," not directed by ...

Assault on Knight Island invaders

Local Commentaries

Early Monday morning a platoon of rugged goats made an amphibious landing on Knight island, just above the Glade Bridge. Their goal is the eradication of Japanese knotweed, an invasive plant species, that have overtaken large sections of the island.The goats are owned by Michael Wright, who ...

Our Opinion: Scientific evidence

Our Opinion

Political correctness strikes again: A Florida state legislator, Mike Miller, has complained to the Food and Drug Administration that hundreds of people from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community were told they could not donate blood to help victims of the massacre in Orlando.The ...