Opinion

True colors

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,We see in many different venues that Mr. Trump is being harassed by violent protesters. The other day these people surrounded and attacked a police car during the course of their antics. Convention centers are illegally blocked. There is little doubt in my mind that these are not ...

Our Opinion: When typos happen…

Our Opinion

When typos happen.It's never good... But, please understand, they have a way of biting you in the backside, and they typically do.Or typocally do.For example, we did not type in a story last week entitled, "Tree coming down," that a large tree on the Warren County Courthouse lawn will be coming ...

Run Rev: Twin Lakes has a bit of everything

Community

The Allegheny National Forest is working with Running Revolutions on a series of articles about healthy activities, connecting with nature and learning about some of the wonderful recreational opportunities of our region. This article was written by Ruth Sutton, Public Affairs Officer.I have ...

Good idea?

Letters To Editor

There seems to be an opportunity in Warren for someone to start a window washing business. In some towns, the volunteer fire departments wash windows as a fundraiser. They have the ladders and buckets! Good idea?!Mary GrishaverWarren

Our Opinion: Clearly a threat

Our Opinion

North Korea clearly is working feverishly to increase its military capability and to heighten worry about it among other world leaders. To what end?Last week, it was reported North Korea test-fired a missile from a submarine. If true, that is an incredibly provocative move. Pyongyang already ...

Future parents…

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,The news has been liberal in recent days and months, as it should be, with articles about programs offering relief to our immediate social problems.April as a month against child abuse, SADD, CASA, ALICE, MADD, DARE, SafeNet, Stranger Danger, security, Breaking Ranks II, Treatment ...

Our Opinion : Your votes (plural) count

Our Opinion

"Pennsylvania has never had as great of an opportunity as it is going to have now."-Ash Khare of WarrenHe would know. He's on the ballot to become one of the three delegates representing the 5th Congressional District. And those three delegates will be among 54 unbound delegates - which means ...

Kousa Dogwood

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,After reading the article in the Times Observer about the possibility of cutting down the Kousa Dogwood tree next to the Spirdon and McKissock building downtown Warren, I thought I'd better comment.I owned Cady's Hallmark Shop which was next to this tree. During the years, hundreds ...

Big thank you

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,I wanna say a big Thank You to the kind gentleman who proved that there is still good in this world. My children and I were playing at Betts Park on Sunday, April 17, 2016, at approximately 4:30 p.m. My children saw an unattended basketball on the court. I told my children they ...

Learning to lighten things up

Local Commentaries

Everyone in my family has an interest in lightening up the food we eat. When I read a recipe or see something made I think about how I could make it lighter. Although we work we do not keep the pace that they did years ago when most of these recipes were conceived. Even those of us who ...

‘Nice knowin’ ya’

Local Commentaries

If you never see my byline again after this, it's because my mother has given up on her usually kind, loving, and peaceful (unless we're watching hockey or football) ways, and has actually taken me out. Whether that's through forcing me to go live with pack of wolves or exiling me to some sort ...

‘Not even close’

Local Commentaries

Warren County Treatment Court is not even close to what I think of when I think of court.I've been to many different types of court proceedings.I'd heard this was different, but court is court. How different can it be? Defendants go up and stand before the judge one at a time.I attended ...

AFTERTHOUGHTS

Local Commentaries

Economic principlesThere are only two things we remember from introduction to microeconomics. The rule of 72 and the law of diminishing returns. The latter we recall under these terms: the first cheeseburger is worth more to me than the fifth. After three or so, the price has to be right or ...

Liberal in America

Local Commentaries

I am not sure when it happened, but it seems to have become a crime to be poor. Well. Maybe 'crime' is an overstatement, but it has certainly become fashionable to blame them for their own misfortune.If you talk about the fact that $7.35 is not a livable wage, the reply comes fast and furious. ...

Our Opinion: ‘Opportunities to improve’

Our Opinion

When the tables are turned, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency does not respond well to reports that conclude it does a worse job of keeping its own house in order than many of the companies it persecutes.A report from the EPA's Office of Inspector General - charged with receiving and ...

Our Opinion: Bee careful

Our Opinion

A major producer of products used to control garden pests and weeds, the Ortho company, announced this week it will stop using a category of chemicals believed to be harmful to bees.Good for Ortho! For several years, it has been apparent something is reducing bee populations.That is a serious ...

Our Opinion: Kicking the curb

Our Opinion

Many people think of "entitlement" programs as federal government responsibilities. While it is true most of the money for Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid comes from Washington, billions of dollars a year come from state coffers for some payments, including Medicaid and unemployment ...

Our Opinion: Very red tape

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On Wednesday, it was announced the Martinsburg, W,Va., veterans hospital would be closing its inpatient psychiatric facility. Military veterans who need help with psychiatric challenges would not be getting it from the government for as long as nine months. Why? Because the hospital is run by ...

Unhappy fisherman

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,Well I guess there will be fishing this year at Chapman Dam Lake. I know repairs have to be made at times to everything. They have fixed up the park in many ways, including the campground.Wouldn't it be nice if they put some small cut-down pine trees, drainage tiles and blocks in ...

Thank you

Letters To Editor

The Barner Family would like to thank all those that supported the Jack & Judy Barner Memorial Bowling Tournament. The outpouring of love and support that we received in honor and celebration of our parents and grandparents was appreciated more than words can say.The tournament was a ...