Opinion

The meat shall inherit the Earth?

Local Commentaries

With my wife living out of town on her extended internship I have been indulging in some refined and cultured cuisine at dinnertime. And by "refined and cultured cuisine" I mean of course, TEXAS HOTS, the delicacy of our neighbors to the north in Jamestown. Show me another town in America where ...

Our Opinion: A choice idea

Our Opinion

Tidioute Community Charter School celebrated National School Choice Week with an assembly on Tuesday.Whatever one thinks of a charter school as a choice for their child, the fact that there is that choice is worthy of celebration.The conversation comes up all the time about choice within the ...

Reaching out there

Letters To Editor

Dear editor,I've heard enough pseudo-intellectual claims about the constitution providing the President the power to completely control immigration by his powers of amnesty and pardon for crimes.No way the founding Fathers who slaughtered Mexicans and Indians, didn't think Africans were human, ...

Prohibition Party

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,Both major parties in PA support the liquor industry, just with differing approaches. The PA GOP even supports legalized gambling.None of the two major party candidates for president will call for the prohibition of alcohol as the solution to America's number one drug problem. In ...

Our Opinion: A sustainable model?

Our Opinion

"We have a good plan in place."The words of Warren County School District Executive Director Amy Stewart are music to our ears.That plan is what is essentially a full-time athletic trainer position in Warren County School District, and also additional volunteer efforts from Warren General ...

ISIS

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,Isn't it fascinating that Hillary Clinton accuses Donald Trump of being Isis' best recruiting tool?After all, concerning the Middle East and North Africa, it was Clinton and Obama who shook the bottle and popped the cork.As a reminder, Christians are obligated to vote, speak up and ...

Our Opinion: Always something ‘To Do’ in Warren County

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The Times Observer has a "To Do" list of coming events around Warren County.It's really a great way to remind readers there is actually things "to do" in Warren County.And a great way to advertise an event, a "happening," so to speak.Just perusing the web, the Warren County Visitor's Bureau ...

Our Opinion: We’re supposed to trust these people?

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President Barack Obama wants us to believe anti-American Iranian officials are our friends, now. They can be trusted, he insists.Iran has released four Americans held captive for years, in exchange for the United States turning over seven Iranians accused of various misdeeds.Robert Levinson was ...

‘Get out shovels’

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor:Thank you for the informative article, "It's that time - Winter means it's time to get out the shovels" in today's newspaper. Aren't those two white front properties beside Christie's owned by the city?Respectfully,Pauline SteinmeyerWarren

Our Opinion: Paying the price

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Like shady used-car salespeople who need to meet quotas, federal officials in charge of the Obamacare program are far more concerned with numbers than quality care for customers. That attitude has created nightmares for many Americans and sometimes, their companies.Billing errors, missing ...

Celebrate equality

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,Commendations to Ms. Megan Wilson on her eloquent and passionate letter requesting that the Warren County School District reinstate the observance of Martin Luther King Day as a day off to honor and celebrate America's commitment to equality and non-discrimination.It does indeed ...

Gas prices

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,I saw on the news today that the price of gas in an Erie Country Fair is $1.88 a gallon. Right before Christmas, gas in Erie was $1.94 a gallon at Country Fair.Why doesn't the Warren area have gas below $2 a gallon. I was in Daytona during the holidays and our area has the highest ...

Our Opinion: Don’t slight our friends

Our Opinion

Leaders of the Kurdish people in Iraq, who have battled Islamic State terrorists more courageously and effectively than the Iraqi army, say they are in desperate need of money.Without assistance, they may have to abandon their fight, the Kurds say.That ought to be all U.S. leaders need to hear. ...

Observing Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Letters To Editor

As a member of the African American community here in Warren County, I humbly request that we reinstate observing Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a day off in our schools. I believe this day should be celebrated because it's not just another holiday. This is a day to celebrate not only the black ...

Our Opinion: Their own argument

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Labor union leaders may have had their fingers crossed, hoping no one would spot the Achilles heel in the self-preservation argument they have used so successfully for many years.Now it has been called to the attention of U.S. Supreme Court justices.Government employees have been one of the few ...

Scout’s honor: ‘Committing to the Atticus Method’

Local Commentaries

"Sometimes we have to make the best of things, and the way we conduct ourselves when the chips are down - well, all I can say is, when you and Jem are grown, maybe you'll look back on this with some compassion and some feeling that I didn't let you down."Atticus Finch. Near the end of chapter ...

The gift

Local Commentaries

The day that Cara left was, predictably, a tearful one for me. I had some concerns about her return. I read the daily news from Kabul and it just seems like there is an increase of violence there. I read an article about ISIS actually attempting to recruit people on a bus in Kabul.Yeah, yeah, ...

Diabetes Talk With Debbie

Local Commentaries

"Self-love," "self-care," "self-nurture" all refers to a person taking care of oneself physically, emotionally, and even spiritually. Modern medicine and preventative medicine have stated that self-care is a necessity and a priority. But, why do so many of us place our own health and wellbeing ...

Looking back

Local Commentaries

I always loved history; in fact, I began college with a history major hoping to teach middle school history. That all ended when I ran into a couple professors that I just could not crack. My ideology was different from theirs and I could do nothing to please them so I opted to major in ...

Yes…, ‘We are the Felicity generation’

Local Commentaries

Raise your hand if you know about American Girl dolls.Keep it raised if you remember Felicity.I never really realized just how much that doll influenced...well, it seems like a good chunk of my life. Especially for a doll I never personally owend-and, since they've retired her, I never will.As ...