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Our Opinion

Our opinion: Get moving with Sheffield expansion

The expansion of the Warren County YMCA into Sheffield’s Ruth Smith Center is a win-win proposition for everyone involved. It’s easier for Sheffield area residents to get physical activity, particularly in the winter months, while the Ruth Smith Center’s gym space has been been ...

Our opinion: Our lands, waters deserve better

Despite conscientious efforts to better our environment, it can be disappointing to see what comes out of the Allegheny River and Conewango Creek. First, however, let’s offer a round of applause for those who took part in the effort that included 1,472 hours of donated labor by 184 ...

Our opinion: A need to take it slow on roads

That’s the message from the state Department of Transportation and the Turnpike Commission.Together, they are partnering with the state’s highway construction industry in calling for a safety “stand down” today to prevent job site accidents. Dubbed “Safer Together,” the agencies ...

Our opinion: A day the U.S. changed

Do you remember where you were exactly six months ago at 8:47 a.m.? Probably not. But if we ask where you were 20 years ago at 8:47 a.m., chances are you will remember the moment as if it were yesterday. Sept. 11, 2001, was, without question, one of the most horrific in the history of ...

Our opinion: One conversation can make difference

It’s extremely hard to talk about mental health. There’s an unfair stigma. But you’re not alone, an estimated 26% of Americans 18 and older suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder. September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. The conversation around mental health and ...

Our opinion: Capitalizing on nature’s beauty

The Allegheny Reservoir is a beautiful area. Most local residents know that, but the reservoir is a secret once one leaves our general area. A $75,000 state grant secured by the Warren County Development Association, the Warren County Commissioner’s office and state Senator Scott ...