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Opinion

Filling the ‘gaps’ with education

Our Opinion

It is no secret that school closures brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, followed by extended periods of online learning have wrought a great deal of educational damage for most students. While some were able to adapt, many were not so fortunate. There are those kids who really need ...

Minimum still too small

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, There are several good reasons to raise the minimum wage to $16 per hour! It would decrease the number of people living in poverty. It would increase the number of people employed and decrease the number relying on Government assistance. It would improve the economy, giving ...

Bitter displays

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, It is with great sadness that I drive around town and view the remnants of our last election. No matter which side of the isle you supported, it’s time to move on and accept the results of what was determined in November of last year. The signs from those who supported the ...

A worthy recipient

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, First, let me say that I’m a firm believer that people have the right to spend their money any way they want. Having said that, I looked over the “Warren Gives” data, online for 2020. There were (18) Volunteer Fire Departments listed among the recipients. In total, those ...

Minimum still too small

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, There are several good reasons to raise the minimum wage to $16 per hour! It would decrease the number of people living in poverty. It would increase the number of people employed and decrease the number relying on Government assistance. It would improve the economy, giving ...

Bitter displays

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, It is with great sadness that I drive around town and view the remnants of our last election. No matter which side of the isle you supported, it’s time to move on and accept the results of what was determined in November of last year. The signs from those who supported the ...

A worthy recipient

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, First, let me say that I’m a firm believer that people have the right to spend their money any way they want. Having said that, I looked over the “Warren Gives” data, online for 2020. There were (18) Volunteer Fire Departments listed among the recipients. In total, those ...

We must end risks of unilateral rule Tuesday

Local Commentaries

A colleague of mine recently said “A benevolent dictator is still a dictator.” No matter what your political affiliation, it is important to remember that the Founding Founders never envisioned our Republic to be ruled by a single Executive for long stretches of time. Both nationally ...

Easy to vote, but harder to cheat

Local Commentaries

Since late November, the House State Government Committee has been actively providing sorely needed oversight of the Commonwealth’s election law and election administration. Pennsylvania is the only state in the country to take a comprehensive review of its entire election process from ...

Our opinion: Raising flags on Stefanik’s rise

Our Opinion

Liz Cheney has been ousted as House Republican conference chair, likely soon to be replaced by Elise Stefanik of New York. The reason is that Cheney has called Trump out on the election lie and is trying to get the GOP to be honest. She’s losing that fight. The party’s federal lawmakers ...

Perfect time to get in tune with nature

Local Commentaries

Now I wake up listening to the birds sing. I really like that. When I was alone, I used to take my coffee outside and watch the birds. Now that I am married, we sit by the table and watch the birds as we eat breakfast. I have relocated my birdfeeders so they are easy to see from the table. We ...

Unshackling the commonwealth

Our Opinion

So his majesty King Tom is letting us have a little more freedom — well, in a month. Because, of course, so much is likely to change between now and then. The lifting of restrictions — most of them, anyway — is long overdue, and while we support this move by Gov. Wolf, we continue to ...

Treasured memories of the lunch bunch

Local Commentaries

Just recently, I’ve noticed I’m slowing down in the kitchen. It has started me thinking about the “well-seasoned” family members who preceded me. My mom didn’t slow down until her mid-80s, but my late mother-in-law started to slip right around the age I am now. Our Dorothy was ...

Park program facing dilemma

Our Opinion

Alright, Warren parents, where are you? Hundreds of you signed a petition asking the City Council to revisit the decision not to hold its summer recreation program. Some parents addressed the council. Children were pictured outside City Hall holding up signs to keep the program running this ...

By August, we’ll be ready for fair

Our Opinion

Thumbs up to the Warren County Fair Board for moving forward with the 2021 Warren County Fair. Contracts have been set with the carnival company and with entertainment. That doesn’t mean the 90th Warren County Fair will be the same as previous fairs. Dale Bliss, fair board vice ...

Sense of urgency to EMS model

Our Opinion

It appears push has come to shove concerning EMS responses by Warren firefighters outside the city’s limits. The City Council will meet later this month to discuss sending a letter to the state asking permission for the Warren Fire Department to no longer be required to respond to EMS ...

Boosting business will be big job

Our Opinion

Just how much has COVID-19 impacted the private sector over the last 14 months? A recent Report on the Economic Recovery Business Survey, released last month by the state House Republicans, finds a spectrum of challenges for all companies and shops. Unsurprisingly, one of the sectors to be ...

Taking a stand for seats downtown

Local Commentaries

I was surprised and disappointed to read the opinion of our paper that the Redevelopment Authority (RDA) is the wrong entity for spending RDA money to purchase tables/chairs etc. to help downtown businesses expand business opportunities based on input from our city planner. The reason given ...

Return trip to cabin wasn’t all easy street

Local Commentaries

My recent trip to our river cabin, last visited in the fall, was notable on two counts. One was the signage I encountered in the “Trump Country” south of Titusville where numerous colorful signs supporting our 45th president remain standing along the highways despite Donald Trump’s ...

Editor’s corner: Boosting business will be big job

Our Opinion

Just how much has COVID-19 impacted the private sector over the last 14 months? A recent Report on the Economic Recovery Business Survey, released last month by the state House Republicans, finds a spectrum of challenges for all companies and shops. Unsurprisingly, one of the sectors to be ...