Opinion

‘I love this place so much’

Local Commentaries

Have you ever had a place that you haven't visited in a long time so built up in your head that every time you think about it, it's "I love this place so much" and "Wow, as soon as I get there, things will be perfect" and then...you get there. And it's not. It's not the place you remembered. ...

Twenty-two legs in the house

Local Commentaries

Twenty-two legs was the count over the Fourth of July weekend, but in our case it didn't calculate out to eleven adult humans. The heavier house traffic was created by a dynamic mixture: two senior citizens, three middle-aged homo sapiens specimens, a girl child, a boy child, a canine and a ...

Diabetes Talk With Debbie

Local Commentaries

In June, I had the opportunity to travel to New York City for a two-day diabetes education course. This was my first trip to "The Big Apple." I did not have a lot of time to sightsee, but, what I did see, smell, and hear is imprinted to memory. I could not hear the birds sing in the morning, ...

Our Opinion: Not in the real world

Our Opinion

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has made his bid for college student support in his campaign for president - and as so often is the case with claims by politicians of all ideological persuasions, it collapses under scrutiny.O'Malley, a Democrat, laid out his plan during a visit to New ...

Our Opinion: A rule is a rule

Our Opinion

Federal officials are required by law to use government email accounts and servers for their official correspondence. It has been known for months that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton broke that law. She used a private account and her personal email server for much of her work.This ...

Our Opinion: Power by executive order

Our Opinion

Situations in which the Environmental Protection Agency harasses Americans, often individuals and small business owners, are numerous. But too often for the agency's liking, the "little people" fight back.Michigan developer John Rapanos did in 1989. He wanted to build a shopping center on 54 ...

Our Opinion: Connecting the dots

Our Opinion

If preventing a terrorist attack in the United States is a matter of connecting the dots, Americans have plenty to fear with the Independence Day holiday just days away. Deadly "dots" have appeared in at least six other countries during the past few days.Dozens were killed in bomb attacks in ...

Our Opinion: Scare tactics

Our Opinion

Scare tactics have been an integral part of the liberal strategy for attempting to foist the deeply flawed Obamacare scheme on the American people. So it was last week after the Supreme Court ruled a part of the health care takeover affecting about 8.7 million new Medicaid clients is ...

Our Opinion: What’s worse?

Our Opinion

No wonder it took government officials so long to admit the gravity of a computer security breach a few weeks ago. It may be the most significant intelligence failure of all time.Though hackers gained access to personal information about hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of federal ...

Pot-holes

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,I have never written a letter to the editor, but maybe my writing this will catch someone's attention; seriously, how many times are "they" going to fill the crater-sized pot-hole at 5th and Market streets before they realize it didn't work or "hold" again? Same question for the ...

An adventure in the Land of the Cavs

Local Commentaries

We traveled to the land of the Cavs on the day of the final basketball game of their season. The slogan around the area seemed to be "All In". The logo was visible everywhere. The people of Cleveland were very proud of the accomplishments of their team.A bus load of seniors and guests left ...

My computer really, really bugs me

Local Commentaries

Readers of this column will remember that last December my computer died. All the warning signs had surfaced and sensing disaster on the horizon, we were able to download everything. It was Dear Richard who saved my sanity by buying my new computer and completing my Christmas. And it was ...

Plan ahead for successful recovery

Local Commentaries

Everyone looks forward to summertime get togethers, long holiday weekends, and vacations. It is enjoyable to spend time with special people in our lives, participate in the abundant outdoor activities of the season, and devote a few hours (or days) for leisure and rejuvenation. We all need ...

Our Opinion: Our history

Our Opinion

Our history is in the details.An artist may look at the reproduction of the mural installed on the side of the WestPA.net building at the corner of Pennsylvania Ave. and Market St. and notice a few wrinkles or creases. The resolution may be a bit different than the original as well, which was ...

Our Opinion: A mess to clean up

Our Opinion

It turns out that more than $54 million worth of prosthetic arms and legs purchased one at a time by Department of Veterans Affairs employees - charged on purchasing cards at $24,999 apiece - may be just the tip of a very dirty, expensive iceberg.Earlier this month, it was reported employees of ...

Sharing the road

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor:What do you do when you, with a car, truck/trailer, with loud rattles or a motorcycle driver comes upon a horse and rider? People do not understand how you affect us by the way most motorists drive by us, either passing or meeting us head-on when we are riding.When you fly past us, ...

Our Opinion: Pound foolish

Our Opinion

Penny-wise and pound-foolish is an apt description of too many government policies. They save a few dollars in the short run, but at the cost of much more in the longer term.One of those may be the Medicare policy on paying for rehabilitation services for senior citizens after they have been ...

Service and donation

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,I would like to share how a local business, Warren Bus Lines, and bus driver, helped a local organization in an emergency situation.On Friday, June 12, I received a call that one of the buses that was going to pick up registered hikers for the Allegheny 100 Hiking Challenge on the ...

Getting the idea

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor:Wonders never cease! Jamestown, N.Y. 14701 is about to introduce (build) a site (old railroad station, etc.): National Comedy Center. Its projected that when operational, such will generate $23 million/year from tourists nationwide.Warren (Worn), PA 16365 could easily top that if it ...

Our Opinion: Evil kills people

Our Opinion

There's a Facebook slogan floating around, "If we make guns illegal, then nobody will get shot anymore. That's how we stopped everybody from doing drugs."There's another, "A gun is a tool, no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the ...