Opinion

Are we really doing better?

Local Commentaries

I remember the first time that a school year began that I was not part of it. At the time I was pregnant with our son. In those days teachers were not allowed to be in a classroom after they were five months along.When opening day arrived I could not help but think about the school year. ...

A ‘Shorts’ Story

Local Commentaries

I don't know how universal this is, but our family referred to underwear as "shorts."I suppose these garments evolved to protect sensitive areas from coarse outer garments.I've seen surveys on whether guys prefer boxers or briefs. When Bob Dole was asked which he prefers, the joke was his ...

David Swanson

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,I want to, but was unable to attend the tribute to the late David Swanson, which was held at the Warren County Courthouse on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015.I, too, have memories of David Swanson being from the same hometown, Ludlow, Pa. The people in Ludlow were very proud that a young man ...

Follett Run-Market St.

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,The Times Observer article on the Follett Run-Market Street intersection finally got me motivated. I have been stuck in no man's land in that intersection more times than I can count. It sure seems like that is a short yellow light. I was curious as to the safety standards and how ...

We’re not usually at a loss for words

Local Commentaries

I try to keep my columns pretty light-hearted with plenty of stupid jokes.Not today.In 2001, I was a sixth-grader at Norwin Middle School West. My friends and I started the morning of Sept. 11 at the bus stop, goofing around like we did every morning, climbing on the little bit of fencing ...

The day the headline read ‘TERROR’

Local Commentaries

It seems like yesterday.Especially as I sit in this office, in this building, and stare at a framed and matted front page with the bold headline in all caps, "TERROR."My goodness, it must be a 200-point "Demi" headline if it's a single point. That's newspaper talk for a life-changing story.I ...

ALL lives matter

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth was shot 15 times in the back of the head while pumping gas. Outside of Chicago Lt. Joe Gliniewicz was shot dead in pursuit of three suspects. This past summer two New York City police officers were shot and killed while sitting in their squad car. ...

Disagree

Letters To Editor

I usually agree somewhat with your editorials and some are very good. However, that being said, your recent editorial slamming president Obama for fear tactics on global warming in Alaska comparing it to the Alaskan pipeline years ago and the concerns of environmists who said the caribo herds ...

Being gouged

Letters To Editor

With crude at near yearly lows, and gasoline falling rapidly at stations outside the Warren area, Warren continues to go down at a snail's pace. You would think with today's communication systems that they could lower prices as fast as they raise them! Why are all the prices in Warren the same ...

Start for poverty

Letters To Editor

"We tried to provide more for the poor and produced more poor instead. We tried to remove the barriers to escape poverty and inadvertently built a trap." - Daniel Patrick MoynihanJohn Kennedy said the following, "An economy hampered by restrictive tax rates will never produce enough revenue to ...

Our Opinion: History in the making

Our Opinion

Times have changed.If you want to know more about how much times have changed, you may find this weekend interesting.There is always more to be said about and learned about everything history, for sure.Even local history.For example, it's the Golden Anniversary of the Kinzua Dam, which was ...

Our Opinion: It’s moving fast

Our Opinion

"In all my time in education, I've never seen something move so fast," an educator once said of a fledgling "Backpack" pilot program that would provide food to free-and-reduced-lunch-eligible students at the former Allegheny Valley Elementary School, and also Youngsville Elementary.That program ...

Positives vs. negatives

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,I have no problem giving credit where credit is due, I for one wish the media would report on more positives than negatives. So here it goes!Kudos for all of the good things the WCSD BOD was able to complete in the meeting where a mockery of children with special needs was made. Oh ...

Senator Toomey

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,I was amazed, but hardly surprised, when I read the paper yesterday and I learned that Senator Toomey was in Warren for a "Town Hall Meeting" to meet with the people he represents to listen to their concerns. This was not publicized in a meaningful way and turnout was poor, ...

Our Opinion: More Obama scare tactics

Our Opinion

Alaska was an excellent selection for President Barack Obama's scare campaign on climate change, during which he has warned entire countries could be submerged by rising oceans if global warming is not halted.Obama has not mentioned, of course, that the draconian plan he has in mind will do ...

Militaristic U.S.

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor:On the 8-26 "Toomey in Town" event, "Our Opinion" stated "more public input would have been welcomed and made these events better."Commissioner Eggleston's comments and questions to Toomey well represent the majority of Warren County. Toomey's response was like that of many ...

Our Opinion: Be patient

Our Opinion

We've heard there were busing delays and/or transportation issues in Warren County School District on day one.Those also included children of employees at the Times Observer."I'm sorry I'm late - I'm stuck at WAEC," texted one news reporter.Remain calm. It was day one.As with anything new, ...

Pete Morrison benefit

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,Thank you for your understanding regarding the correction of (the incorrect phrase) "the motorcycle dice run" for Pete Morrison.The motorcycle run is being sponsored and put on by the Sarah J. Morrison Memorial Colon Cancer Awareness Fund... The motorcycle run being held on ...

Abortion

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor:Future generations will ask, "Where did you stand?" Advancements in technology can be used for good or evil. In the case of the abortion industry, the former holds true as it unveils the wake of its destruction. Just because something is lawful does not conclude that it's moral. We ...

Family problems

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,Tuesday's (Sept. 1) edition of the Times Observer had three headings on the first page: 1. School resource officer considered... 2. Warren man charged after discharging firearm.... 3. Local Poverty: Up Close... and also an editorial on bullying.With very few justifiable exceptions, ...