Out front on Porch Day
Warren Front Porch Day will begin on Saturday. The concept began as a conversation with several men from Warren over 20 years ago at a retreat.
When I retired this April, Gary Lester said to me maybe it is time to bring the vision and the concept to ...
Proud to believe
I am a Democrat and combat vet. I believe in one country for all races and all religions.
I believe in one flag for this country, as me and my brothers fought for the “Starts and Stripes” not the “Stars and Bars,” which to me is a traitor’s flag. ...
We need some heroes
Here is your chance to be a hero. Who doesn’t want to be a hero?
A hero is someone who takes action to reduce the risk of someone becoming very sick or dying. By following a few simple steps you can be a hero, today!
Step 1: Wear a mask or face ...
Mayhem from the left
Defunding and dismantling the police that protect us cannot be allowed to continue; there are citizens who are caught in the middle of areas of unrest struggling to survive. They have no recourse except to stay where they are and hope that they can stay ...
Are we ‘doomed?’
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen people laying their masks on the table in restaurants. Think about it. If you have or are carrying the virus and do not know it, you have a good chance of infecting someone else. I know that they are supposed to ...
Allowing trees to live
I read a recent letter “Seeing forest from trees” (July 8) with interest. The writer was correct. There are very few 400-year-old trees in the Allegheny National Forest. It is because these magnificent giants were all cut down!
Only 2% of the entire ...
The long and short of it
Regional editor John D’Agostino told readers on July 25 that letters to the Times Observer are important. Here’s how to get people to read them.
Short is smart. A half a column, better yet a third of a column, almost guarantees people will read ...
Pride in Warren
When I read the article “First-ever Pride Day held in Warren” it was clear to me that there are so many caring people in Warren.
We should always treat one another with kindness and understanding. It is true we must not be judgmental, which is ...
Trump in turmoil
Have you heard that Mitt Romney called out President Donald Trump’s commutation of Trump’s old time political ally, Roger Stone, as being “historic, unprecedented corruption.” Stone had been convicted of seven felony crimes relating to the Russia link ...
Reasonable people should be absolutely tired of Donald Trump’s refusal to accept the scientific knowledge of personnel who understand the significance and the deadly nature of COVID-19. He is a hindrance to the efforts of everyone who are trying their very ...
Respect heroes with mask
Sept. 11, 2001. Two hijacked planes crash into the World Trade Center. Firemen rush in, not out, to help rescue survivors. Which put them right at risk. Many died.
How could we help? What can we do? FDNY hats were worn everywhere.
We now ...
Silver lining in support
On behalf of the coaching staff and the Little Eagles Wrestling Booster, I would like to thank those who stopped by our booth this past weekend during YABA days in Youngsville.
Thank you so much to: the Brokenstraw Valley Winery who allowed us to ...
Freedoms at stake
For nearly four years the federal government has been in turmoil because the Democrats lost the 2016 election. Donald Trump ran on the “Drain the Swamp” agenda with many promises to “Make America Great Again.”
He has accomplished some of those ...
Cause and effect
Former officer Derek Chauvin brutally killed George Floyd. He’s in jail and charged with murder. His action was despicable.
Going beyond peaceful protests, rioters committed arson, looting and assaults in numerous cities. Those actions are despicable.
No masking leadership
I hate wearing a mask. Hate it. But I rather like having a governor who does not want to see me bury friends and relatives.
Rather than blaming the governor who is trying to keep us safe. How about putting the blame where it belongs?
If Donald Trump ...
‘Spectacular failure’ in U.S.
The way to effectively deal with a pandemic is actually quite well known: a coordinated nationwide effort including comprehensive testing, tracing, and isolation when needed to nip outbreaks in the bud; consistent physical distancing and ...
No tributes to treason
Confederate monuments that include Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, John Bell Hood, James Longstreet, George Pickett and many more who fought against the United States are tributes to treasonous despots who exacted dominion over African Americans. Their ...
Details are missing
Readers are not getting enough information about COVID-19 cases in Warren. We have a right to know the details. At the beginning, health officials said they wanted information. But once they get it, that information is not getting released to the ...
Getting past privilege
In a recent edition (July 2) a reader writes, “If all lives don’t matter, then no lives matter. Anything less is racist.”
This has become a frequently cited rebuttal to the peaceful protesters who chant “Black lives matter,” and the Black ...
The nearly 67 county suit brought by the Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. campaign with Congressmen Glenn Thompson and Mike Kelly is blatant proof of their disregard for the health and lives of the citizens of our Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and nation.
It is ...