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Our Opinion

Our opinion: Reassessment is long overdue

It’s understandable that the idea of a property reassessment makes county residents nervous. While county residents know there are some properties that are overassessed and some that are underassessed, they don’t know until after the reassessment is complete which camp they fall into. ...

Our opinion: Partnership makes screening reality

A national study released earlier this year found an estimated 9.4 million cancer screening tests that normally would have taken place in the United States in 2020 didn’t happen. There are many reasons for that decrease — limited testing site availability due to COVID-19, people’s fear ...

Our opinion: Taking action on many ‘junk calls’

If you are tired of receiving spam phone calls — or, worse, worried a vulnerable friend or relative may fall victim to such predatory practices — perhaps a lawsuit filed by Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost can make a difference. The lawsuit, filed in the Southern District of Ohio, accuses ...

Our opinion: 5G is here, city needs to move

The city should move quickly on rules to govern deployment of 5G cell phone technology in Warren. Without logical standards that can stand up to legal scrutiny, the city could find itself dealing with eyesores littering neighborhoods and downtown. At the same point, it’s important the city ...

Our opinion: Taking on housing in the region

A strategic housing plan for the Warren, Forest, McKean, Elk and Venango county region is a good step for area governments to take. Our area isn’t growing. Yet the housing stock largely is the same size it was during our region’s biggest boom times. To make matters worse, the types of ...

Our opinion: A good investment in state universities

A few weeks ago, Lock Haven, Bloomsburg and Mansfield universities came together under the name Commonwealth University, while California (Pa.), Edinboro and Clarion became Pennsylvania Western University, becoming a single institutions that share administrative functions and other ...