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Our Opinion

Our opinion: Public deserves to be heard

There are times we wonder if elected officials actually want the public to engage with them. The latest example comes from last week’s special Warren County School District Board of Education meeting. Ten people signed up to speak during the meeting, which began late after an executive ...

Our opinion: Choose vaccination to end pandemic

There’s an old saying about lies and statistics. But the truth is, measuring by number can be an effective way to determine things. All kinds of things. Say, for example, the logic behind government mandates and restrictions regarding COVID-19. And when you run the numbers, you find two ...

Our opinion: We must value the workforce

It’s hard to remember a year in which the American worker has spent more time in the headlines. We’ve all seen the ‘Now Hiring’ signs posted in business’ windows and yards throughout Chautauqua County this year. We’ve seen the Facebook posts announcing reduced schedules because ...

Our opinion: Attack signals a warning

A closer look at what happened last week in Afghanistan reveals the Taliban knew it was strengthening ISIS's ranks in the country when it swept through earlier this month releasing prisoners we had captured as part of the war there. We must take lessons from Thursday's attack: We cannot trust ...

Our opinion: Attack signals warning

A closer look at what happened last week in Afghanistan reveals the Taliban knew it was strengthening ISIS’s ranks in the country when it swept through earlier this month releasing prisoners we had captured as part of the war there. We must take lessons from Thursday’s attack: We cannot ...

Our opinion: Mask ‘solution’ a likely problem

On Tuesday, Gov. Tom Wolf announced the Pennsylvania Department of Health is mandating face coverings for everyone in the commonwealth’s K-12 schools beginning Sept. 7 — coincidentally the first day of classes for students in the Warren County School District. While one can understand ...