Sometimes, as they say so often, you can't see the forest for the trees.
Sometimes, the obvious is right in front of you, but since it's been there for so long, you take it for granted.
That's why the Route 6 Heritage planning summary is so important for any long-range, long-term planning to market the Warren area as a destination, not just for transient tourists, but as a place where one might local a business or industry.
The planning summary is not just an inventory of special, often unique attractions in Warren, but the first step to designate the community as a Route 6 Heritage Community.
What's that mean?
It means a new marketing opportunity. It means a way to target resources of interest to a wide variety of people, from history buffs to outdoors people.
And, just as important, it coalesces local diverse local groups in a common goal: promoting Warren as a place to visit, and better yet, a place to plant roots.
Warren County, like many in rural Pennsylvania, has witnessed a population drain that has become almost frightening. Of course, the availability of living-wage employment is a prime factor in that decline.
But, we have to start somewhere, and on a number of different fronts.
This should be one of them.