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Our opinion: Essential v. Nonessential

October 4, 2013 If you were thinking the Rimrock or Jakes Rocks overlooks might be good spots to enjoy the fall colors this weekend, you might want to think of an alternative. As of Thursday, the U.S. more »»

Our opinion: Smoke elsewhere

October 3, 2013 We believe that individuals have every right —as long as they are old enough — to destroy their lungs, their tracheas, teeth and the soft tissue in their mouths with tobacco. Have at it. more »»

Our opinion:?Thompson then and now

October 2, 2013 “That’s never a good thing...I’ve run those numbers. (It) should save money, but you don’t. It costs a significant amount of money to wind down the government and money you haven’t budgeted... more »»

Our opinion: Why weren’t they talking?

October 1, 2013 Aaron Alexis, who slaughtered 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, was a mentally ill man with a grudge against the Navy. more »»

Our opinion: Blue ribbon performance

September 27, 2013 Yesterday, we exhorted those who enjoy a good old-fashioned community festival to visit Tidioute this weekend. more »»

Our opinion: Tidioute, this week

September 26, 2013 There’s one thing you can say about the people of Tidioute: They don’t quit. When their high school was closed, they started their own charter school for K-12. more »»

Our opinion: Tax reform: Again

September 25, 2013 For more than a quarter of a century the Pennsylvania General Assembly has been talking about school tax reform. Mind you, the verb here is “talking,” not enacting. more »»

Our opinion: Talking never hurts

September 24, 2013 It’s unfortunate that the county commissioners and/or their attorney have bowed out of a “summit meeting” hosted by the Warren County School District on the subject of the tax-exempt status of a hal... more »»

Our opinion: Make an example

September 20, 2013 Vandalism is too often thought of as a petty crime, something that just happens when bored people get restless...and stupid. more »»

Our opinion: When bullying is deadly

September 19, 2013 Among the most heart-wrenching, deeply troubling stories in the news last week was that of a 12-year-old Florida girl who committed suicide after being bullied for nearly a year. more »»

Our opinion: No reason not to move

September 18, 2013 The sports program at Eisenhower Middle/High School has been talking about switching from District 10, which stretches as far west as the Ohio state line and as far south as Mercer, to District 9,... more »»

Our opinion:?Speed up or slow down?

September 17, 2013 Most politicians, especially conservative (read that Republican) politicians, like to campaign on the message of limiting the bureaucracy, peeling away layers to speed up and make government more... more »»

Our opinion: No bidders for the dream

September 13, 2013 There are two high-profile properties in downtown Warren whose owners are so far behind in their taxes that they have been offered for public sale in an effort to satisfy the liens. more »»

Our opinion: The sign’s rather nice

September 12, 2013 Beauty, like supreme dominion Is but supported by opinion Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanac, 1741 So it is with the graphic arts as well: Assessing them is far more subjective than... more »»

Our opinion: Mourning our losses

September 11, 2013 Except for the very young, virtually every one of us can remember where they were and what they were doing 12 years ago today. We can remember the shock, the fear, the feeling of helplessness. more »»

Our opinion: A crisis of conscience

September 10, 2013 Forty-six people were killed in Iraq last Sunday, as it becomes clearer and clearer U.S. strategy to pacify that country was a dismal, bloody, expensive failure. more »»

Our opinion: A chicken in every...yard?

September 6, 2013 There was a time in American towns and some cities when some livestock for personal use was not only permitted in the fairly closeted environments of urban living, but widely accepted as the norm. more »»

Our opinion: It’s a step

September 5, 2013 No one contends the drug take-back program that has netted 400 pounds of prescription pharmaceuticals since the program was started has solved Warren County’s drug abuse problem. more »»

Our opinion: Safety first

September 4, 2013 Suppose, for instance, that Pennsylvania changed its motor vehicle code to say that you could either take your vehicle to an authorized inspection station and pay a fee, or you could do the... more »»

Our opinion:?Ready for school

September 3, 2013 Tonight will be devoted to preparation. Mom: “This is what I think you should wear tomorrow.” Daughter’s mind in response: “I wonder what (fill in the blank) will be wearing. I’ll text her. more »»



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