There are things happening in North Warren, things of a positive nature.
First, the old Beach Plumbing Building is coming down without having to wind through the county blighted property process. It is being razed by its new owners, who operate a medical center across the street.
The former Quality Market Plaza is up for tax sale next month, offering the potential that property could be filled with a new anchor.
Then, of course, there is the proposed Sheetz that would occupy a significant piece of property near the intersection of Routes 62 and 69.
While we would love to report the pending establishment of a major manufacturer promising dozens of good-paying jobs in the county, we at least can look at some of the positives occuring now and portended in the future.
Rumors of the demise of Warren County as a commercial and industrial venue are premature at best.
It is easy to fall into the trap of pessimism when employers close down or move out of the area, and we're not about to contradict the fact that some have. Those departures have often been sudden and devastating. However, the establishment of new business, even manufacturing enterprises, has been more low key.
We will continue to report on both the successes and failures of economic development in Warren County. We simply hope that people remember the former as well as the latter.