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Local Commentaries

Can’t decide on candidate? Look to the party

By RALPH KENISTON Midterms are fast approaching and there may be some fence sitters who are undecided about which candidate or party to support in the election. If you are one of those, here are a few suggestions to help you decide: ¯ If you like wondering how high prices can go, how bare ...

Caution urged in state bus decisions

The Pennsylvania Bus Association wants to alert you to a troubling trend we are seeing across the United States regarding a new type of “bus company” primarily marketed to school districts. The problem is that these are not bus companies at all, but artfully created websites that imitate a ...

The impish card sender from down Texas way

His name was Bruce Smith, and by telling you that, I am breaking my personal rule of writing only first names. Bruce and I never met. He lived in Garland, Texas, and yet he became important in my life for 13 years. He died last fall, and with it, a very special voice and heart passed from my ...

Don’t miss out on downtown delights

Warren’s central downtown is glorious. It emits beauty and restfulness. It is welcoming. Who wouldn’t want to stop and linger? It has a “come join me” appeal. It is a far cry from our 1960 introduction to Warren when we had to drive through a winding ...

Dress ‘enforcement’ is often discriminatory

I am writing in response to the article on the “enforcement” of the dress code in Warren County schools. Upon reading this article, I was transported back to high school as if no time had passed. And it forced me to be more honest with myself than ever about the fear, anger, and confusion I ...

Leaving the ego-drama behind

Editor’s note: This is the final article of a two-part series that explores Christian themes seen through Fantasy Football. According to ESPN, roughly 40 million Americans play fantasy football which is approximately 8% of the United States population. Here is the premise behind fantasy ...