Opinion

AFTERTHOUGHTS

Local Commentaries

Making the cutAt a recent meeting between newly-seated politicians and a group of their constituents, it was pointed out by one in attendance that one of the politicians had been seeing his fair share of mentions-although not by name-in this very column. His colleague aired his frustration in ...

What if…

Local Commentaries

I know a fellow who is one of the smartest people I know.He is a whiz at local history and he is a key player on most of the local online websites, where he is always posting interesting historical pictures and bits of information. That's where I first 'met' him actually, on line. I like ...

Diabetes Talk With Debbie

Local Commentaries

According to the National Retail Federation, 54.8 % of consumers will celebrate Valentine's Day. These consumers on average will spend $146.84 on flowers, candy, jewelry, apparel and more. Total retail income is estimated to reach a survey high of $19.7 billion dollars.Valentine's Day is the ...

Make up your mind — ice or open water

Local Commentaries

Is it time to put the ice fishing gear away for the season, or will we be using the ice fishing gear again?Who knows with the wacky weather this winter, but I am leaving my options open. At times like this, any time in fact, all we can do is go with the flow. This is exactly the way I have ...

TO DO

Local Commentaries

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Needs rather than taxes

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,After reading the comments about Gov. Wolf's budget in today's T-O, I read this quote from Reweaving Our Human Fabric by Miki Kahtan: "It is through understanding the needs that we move from opposing others or giving up to engaging in dialogue towards creating mutually beneficial ...

Our Opinion: With our support

Our Opinion

It can't be easy.We read all the time about the "thin blue line" - the divide between law enforcement and regular citizens.There are negative examples every day; the constant battle between the need to protect people and preserving individual rights.We're here to talk about the positive - ...

Our Opinion: Candidacy in trouble

Our Opinion

After Democrat voters caucused in Iowa Monday night, Hillary Clinton told reporters she breathed "a sigh of relief" at the results. She won, the Democrat contender for president noted.But not by much. With final results in, Clinton had received 49.86 percent of votes in the Democrat caucuses. ...

‘Fake’

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,Recently in the "Readers Speak" section there was an article written by a true veteran and retired Army First Sergeant. I don't feel that any more truthful words could have been spoken. I also feel that the First Sergeant held in check some of the thoughts he really wanted to ...

Our Opinion: Emergency diseases, too

Our Opinion

President Barack Obama wants to commit $1 billion to what he calls a "moonshot" initiative against cancer.Meanwhile, another disease few Americans had ever heard of, the Zika virus, has developed as a public health concern. That comes on the heels of last year's Ebola scare.Mass killers such as ...

It took years to put my river boat together

Local Commentaries

Of course it would be nice to have a jet boat. Just about anyone who is serious about fishing the Allegheny River between the Kinzua Dam and Kennerdell would like to have a jet boat. A jet boat is the only way to motor upstream on normal summer flows.I love fishing the river. Been doing it for ...

As part of its Core Values & Beliefs program, the Williams Company recently donated $2,400 to the Pennsylvania Game Commission to be used for camera-aided enforcement to protect bat caves from intrusions. The funds will go toward adding six new cameras in

Local Commentaries

As part of its Core Values & Beliefs program, the Williams Company recently donated $2,400 to the Pennsylvania Game Commission to be used for camera-aided enforcement to protect bat caves from intrusions. The funds will go toward adding six new cameras in two new sites. Currently, the ...

Our Opinion: What happened?

Our Opinion

What happened to Hillary Clinton?As the results sat on Tuesday afternoon, the Iowa Caucus was a dead-heat, 50% to 50%."We won Iowa! Thank you," Clinton wrote to supporters in a fundraising email on Tuesday.Her opponent Senator Bernie Sanders is calling for all the raw voting data to be ...

Hillary Clinton’s defense against overwhelming evidence she broke the law requiring her to keep national security information secret amounts to what a teenager might say after getting a parking ticket. It just isn’t fair, Clinton says. After another rel

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Hillary Clinton's defense against overwhelming evidence she broke the law requiring her to keep national security information secret amounts to what a teenager might say after getting a parking ticket. It just isn't fair, Clinton says.After another release last week of evidence Clinton used her ...

Our Opinion: The old workhorse

Our Opinion

Millions of military veterans remember the famous Jeep, which made its mark as a light military vehicle that never seemed to meet terrain it could not conquer. Then in the mid-1980s, the Pentagon decided it needed something more technologically advanced. The bigger Humvee became the standard ...

Bravo

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,Bravo to the men, women, youth and children from Warren and the surrounding areas who spent precious time, money and energy January 22nd attending the March for Life in Washington, D.C. Travel was risky with a terrible storm threatening them and a long cold walk in D.C. awaiting ...

Child’s play

Local Commentaries

William and I have a tradition. We call it 'MugWump Adventure Day' and it happens every other Tuesday. The only rule to 'MugWump Adventure Day' is that it has to be something that we do, an experience of some sort, an adventure. We have to pack this adventure into the three hour block of time ...

Afterthoughts

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Ligaments attachedWhile talking about possible funding streams, a group of elected officials mentioned grants from the USDA. Not knowing what requirements that agency might have for its dollars, one of the officials asked, "Would we need a meat processing plant in the basement?"Parking ...

Yo-yo weather not good for anyone

Local Commentaries

Think back one month ago today. Our idyllic snow covered trees were nowhere to be found. Currier and Ives was the only thing that reminded us of the white Christmas that we usually have. The weather was in the 60s and very near 70 degrees in some areas. The family and I recalled another ...