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Opinion

Prayer for safety, patience

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, The Warren Area Ministerial Association, an organized fellowship of pastors, priests, and lay leaders in Warren County, would like to publicly express its support of and appreciation for all the staff members, care providers, and administrative personnel of our local long-term ...

Was justice served?

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, “Sometimes” the editor’s column is agreeable. The piece on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the Times Observer (Sept. 22) reads more as an obligatory than a willful effort. Maybe save the space for subject matter the writer genuinely values. Don Hanna, Scandia

Editor’s corner: Rural votes have clout in November

Opinion

Pennsylvania is one of the key battle-ground states when voters across the nation take to the polls in 38 days. According to a new Franklin and Marshall College poll released on Thursday, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump by nine points. Around here, you ...

Escaping division by ‘believing as a way of life’

Local Commentaries

Divisions are often difficult. Factions that fracture families and communities. Rifts that run rampant. Hard on organizations and collections of citizens. Also perplexing when occurring within a person. Not along the lines of being torn between three tempting flavors of ice cream. Rather the ...

It’s the perfect time to tidy the garden

Local Commentaries

We all know in our heart the gardening season is very quickly coming to an end. Our average daily high temperature drops 2 to 4 degrees every week and we are losing about 14 minutes of daylight every seven days. After 5 nights of frost here It is time to cut back those perennials and compost ...

Show urgency with stimulus

Our Opinion

Despite an effort by a bipartsan coalition of dozens of members of Congress in the Problem Solvers Caucus, of which U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, N.Y., is co-chair, agreement on a new COVID-19 relief bill seems no closer than a month ago. More disturbing than the failure of negotiators is ...

A run on canning items

Local Commentaries

It appears that canning supplies are among the things that have been hit by the pandemic. I, personally, have not looked for lids or jars, but I noticed that some are being offered for sale through the classified. That tells me that they are of limited availability. Earlier when I was out ...

Readers Speak

Letters To Editor

An upside down world Dear Editor With President Kennedy, it was his being Catholic and the fear that the Pope would be running our country. Funny, that’s not a concern with Biden! Then, with Obama it was “death squads” that would decide who lives or dies in the Affordable Care Act, ...

Our opinion: Ruling halts Wolf’s big grab

Our Opinion

While many people — perhaps Gov. Tom Wolf most of all — may have been surprised by last week’s ruling from U.S. District Judge William S. Stickman IV, we were not among them. Stickman struck down most of the COVID-19 restrictions Wolf has left in place for several months as ...

What’s with the flags?

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, I see guys driving around with big American flags, political flags and even Confederate flags flapping from the beds of their pickups. I wonder how many of these guys have actually served in the military? I would bet very few. I served in the military — five years in Vietnam ...

Impressive work in drug bust

Our Opinion

Applause to all of the police officers involved in the investigation into a Mexican-based meth cartel operating from a Grand Valley farm. Local police and prosecutors teamed with federal and state law enforcement on an investigation that resulted in indictments charging 16 people with ...

Beware the tyrants

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Twenty-first century tyrants all over the world are more powerful than those notables of antiquity and because those modern tyrants have the use of advanced technologies with which to communicate with and deceive a greater percentage of their people. Deceived people however are ...

Readers Speak

Letters To Editor

‘Ugly’ attitudes in the signs Dear Editor, The purpose of advertising, be it for a product, a service, or political candidate, is to present your cause in the most favorable light. Political advertising has taken a new turn in this election cycle, and I can see that it does promote a ...

Our opinion: Great justice ‘inspired’ many

Our Opinion

The Notorious RBG, as some admirers referred to her, is gone. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday, at 87, of cancer. She was an icon to Americans with certain political positions — a scourge to others. Already, the battle over a successor has become heated, with ideology ...

Readers Speak

Letters To Editor

Biden’s empty promises Dear Editor, I have been reading the editorial section of this newspaper daily for approximately three years. Because this is an election year for the president of the United States, my interest in what has been published here has been elevated as a result. What I ...

Our opinion: Pursue ‘mountain of opportunity’

Our Opinion

It’s been years since the Grunderville landfill and the Girl Scouts’ Camp Birdsall Eady have had much use to the public. Recent discussions between Warren County and the Allegheny National Forest to redevelop both sites may change that unfortunate fact. County Commissioner Jeff Eggleston ...

Overstating death figures

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Much has been written and more has been done about the current pandemic brought to us by the Chinese Communists. The facts as set out by the National Center for Health Statistics and available on every computer demonstrate that actual deaths from COVID-19 from Feb. 1 to Sept. 2 ...

Visiting the home where Pennsylvania’s elk roam

Our Opinion

BENEZETTE — We were not disappointed. Right at 5:45 p.m. Sept. 12 as sub 60-degree temperatures surrounded the open area, they slowly moved out of the wooded areas. Herds of the elk began grazing near one of the eastern trails. Taking their time, one by one, they made their way closer. Then ...

Always adding up

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Donald J. Trump is a very wise and intelligent man. For instance, he disputes the professional advise of medical experts regarding COVID-19. He also has issues with renowned scientists regarding climate change which is melting glaciers at an alarming rate. He loves to call ...

Plan ahead to vote by mail

Our Opinion

Concern over use of mail-in ballots for the November general election is building. Critics of the process fall into two categories: those who worry about voter fraud and those who insist many Americans may be “disenfranchised” by the system. Indeed, fraud is something of a concern — ...