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Local Commentaries

There’s no balance with Democrats in control

The Eve of Destruction is upon us now and has been inching closer ever since President Barack Obama the Omnificent took office! It is as clear as daylight what Obama and his minions — 17 so-called intelligence agencies, the entire media system except one or two, entertainment clowns, ...

It’s time to act if you’re eyeing a vote by mail

This fall’s presidential election is coming up quickly, and during every day leading up to Nov. 3, Pennsylvania’s county leaders and election officials are hard at work preparing to administer an impartial and accurate election. And what’s top of mind for them? Making sure that voters ...

Ending American labels

What does it mean to be an American? This morning I want to present my views. First of all, I am proud to be an American. I love this country and all it stands for. The Constitution was written more than 200 years ago, but is still pertinent today. Our system of three parts of government ...

Vehicles drive important points

It has recently irritated me to have to be careful when backing out of our driveway not to collide with the car parked in the street opposite from where our driveway ends. It’s not that the car’s owner has parked his or her car in a way that seriously impedes my exiting since there is ...

Good-natured efforts come in threes

An observation. Gratitude. A possible metaphor. I regularly walk the uphill roads that take me to the Warren Area High School. It’s a lovely, challenging climb that I’m grateful to be able to do. I share the air and earth up there with birds, bunnies, chipmunks, a singular cat, and ...

Look how far we’ve come

Last week I talked about the Depression. I complimented the two women in my life who had lived through it and taught me a lot. Today I have other thoughts. I read a piece called “I Like the Depression.” The man had this perspective on how the Depression enhanced his life. How could ...