Opinion

Our Opinion: Don’t be an idiot

Our Opinion

Joshua Newell is lucky his stupidity cost him only $200, and not an arm.A certain percentage of idiots like Newell, 35, of Gahanna, Ohio, always have been part of the human race. But use of social media to brag about reckless behavior and to encourage others to take risks is a growing ...

Greed

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,I'm not sure if anyone in Warren County has been paying attention to the price of crude oil lately, but today it's $47.00, which should make the price of gas about $1.50 per gallon. However it is $2.80. If you take a short ride away from Warren you will find the price of gas much ...

City council meeting

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,Re: City Council Meeting, 18 May, 2015. In support of business owner Dan Ristau, Mr. Ristau's behavior was a passionate plea for justice, which is perfectly legal and an effective supporting measure in the court room.What Ristau was doing was raising the (his) level of energy to get ...

Speeding

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,My name is Pat Brown, and I live on Madison Avenue in Warren. I've lived here for over 30 years. My complaint lies with the speeders of cars and motorcycles. I've complained many times in the past and they fall on deaf ears.I spoke to a police officer about three weeks ago, and he ...

Our Opinion: Time is running short

Our Opinion

An ongoing environmental disaster has not received appropriate attention from world leaders, including both Republican and Democrat presidents and members of Congress in the United States. It is the slaughter of endangered animals. Once they are gone in the wild, many can never be ...

Our Opinion: Right to be leery

Our Opinion

White House political aides are doing an excellent job of fear-mongering to convince members of Congress to support the proposed nuclear arms deal with Iran. They appear to have swayed the normally skeptical Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.Manchin said Sunday he is "leaning very strongly" toward ...

Readers’ Forum

Letters To Editor

The uniformDear Editor,Defense secretary Ash Carter has ordered military recruiters to not wear their uniform to work, and closed stations in the nearby area of the Chattanooga shooting. This genius who is considered a strategist figures it's something that's in the local air, I guess.I ...

Our Opinion: Ominous preview

Our Opinion

A preview of one potential scenario for a Middle East including a nuclear-armed Iran is being provided just a few time zones away, in North Korea.There, U.S. officials, both Democrat and Republican, for decades did little in reaction to North Korean leaders' combination of saber rattling and ...

Our Opinion: ‘Be careful what you wish for’

Our Opinion

It is likely that soon, thousands of fast-food restaurant workers in New York will have a personal understanding of the warning, "Be careful what you wish for. You may get it."State officials have bowed to pressure and agreed that New York's $8.75 an hour minimum wage is not enough for about ...

Readers’ Forum

Letters To Editor

Local fishingDear Editor,I was born and raised in Warren. I often return home to visit family. While visiting, I always make sure to find time to do some fishing. I always check the fishing reports before I return home and get excited to try my luck. The scenery is breathtaking and it certainly ...

BRAVO

Letters To Editor

Thank youDear Editor,A belated thank you to the unknown couple who found my purse at Wendy's and returned it to my home. It was very thoughtful of you to take the time. I hope I can return the favor someday to you or another.Sincerely,Kitty MorseWarren

Country sociability

Local Commentaries

In the forty plus years that I have lived in the country things have changed a great deal. My life as an early-married farm wife meant that I stayed at home a lot. The men needed all the help they could get with the work that had to be done.I looked forward to days at home. People that I ...

Can you live with that?

Local Commentaries

We lost another great old guy recently. I'd known Harry for, maybe 30 years. He was one of the mentors in our church family. He wasn't quite old enough to be my dad, so I guess he was more like a big brother or uncle.We played together in a couple goofy golf outings. One time, Harry won a dozen ...

Nicknames I have known

Local Commentaries

Marcy is not my real name.No surprise, actually, but I've been Marcy for 55 years and I have no plans for going back to the original. My parents gave me the name Marcia, (pronounced like Marsha) which was a perfectly nice name until I was in my mid-teens.In 1951 Stan Freberg made a record ...

Buggin’: ‘I better get some sort of super powers’

Local Commentaries

I should be getting my welcome letter to the Avengers from Nick Fury any day now.Look, if some atomic bug (I'm blaming spiders because let's be entirely honest-Animal Planet isn't going to convince me to cuddle a spider and I'm still going to continue on in my "go back to the pits whence you ...

Mayor’s pay

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,In the article "City Council boosts next mayor's pay", Mayor Cashman was quoted several times as stating Warren is required to comply with the newly reenacted and amended Third Class City Code. Either the mayor is in error, or the governing body of this municipality has adopted an ...

SitComm: Blazing a trail

Our Opinion

It's been a long journey.Seemingly well worth it for a passionate, purely volunteer group called Pennsylvania Kinzua Pathways.It's taken six years of planning for The Trails at Jakes Rocks, and there hasn't even been a single trail created yet for mountain biking enthusiasts. Numerous agencies ...

Dedicated employees

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,Last week I stopped at the borough office in Youngsville and talked with Kim Hall, borough clerk, to discuss a drain situation with water collecting in front of our home on Davis Street. I requested the borough to install a new drain in order to solve the problem.Kim reported the ...

The New Reality

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,With the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court, same sex couples can wed in all 50 states. It is now a constitutional right that trumps natural law. Those who disagree are called bigots and are told that America has evolved on issues such as abortion and homosexuality. But as one ...

Making Memories in the Hay Field

Local Commentaries

If you watch the machinery that is used now days in the hay field you will notice that things have changed a great deal unless you are in Amish country, that is.My first glimpse of haying done the old way was when my husband and I stopped at an Amish farm where they had the hay loaded on a ...