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Opinion

The Ol’ Ballgame

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It's almost World Series time. I'm not a baseball fan. I doubt I could even name all the major league teams. I did attend a Pirates game one time and saw a couple home runs and a triple play. It was a high-scoring affair so it was great. I also attended a couple of "Dog Day" Jamestown Jammers ...

She is gone

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She was on this earth 98 years, one month and 30 days and except for this past summer, she lived them all to the fullest. I've been lucky enough to be around for the longest part of her century-pushing span.This past weekend we held my mother's memorial service and gave her the sendoff party ...

Afterthoughts

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InstinctA reporter went to a school board meeting and a parade broke out. When a school district administrator knocked the bowl of candy in front of him over, several pieces landed on the floor. The reporter, watching from 20 feet away, had a strong urge to charge over and grab all the loot and ...

Our Opinion: Whose voice is it?

Our Opinion

Too many Americans do not seem to be making an important connection between policies enforced by President Barack Obama and espoused by presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.Many may understand, as Donald Trump, Clinton's opponent, put it, that Clinton is waging "war on energy."But they do not ...

Descendants of Yahoo the Red Squirrel

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Fall has many defining characteristics related to the outdoors world. But something that happened a little over a week ago seems to me uncharacteristic.I was sitting on my porch, really just a front concrete stoop with a roof, reading during one of my frequent, daily work breaks outdoors when a ...

To be proud of

Letters To Editor

Editor:As a person who sees far too much bullying and cruelty in our paper, online and on TV, I witnessed a lady act as I think God Himself would be proud of.One of my jobs leads me to do much observation of people and sometimes animals. I've seen, of course, some negative behavior. I have seen ...

Bricks and mortar

Letters To Editor

Editor:Thank you Joe Colosimo. It is refreshing to see a person on the school who wants to stop the bricks and mortar and pay more attention to the needs of the students and teachers.School board members talked about the five-year plan. What about the ten-year plan? At the rate student ...

Pete Rose

Letters To Editor

Editor:Back in the day, before the drugs - domestic violence in sports that we know of, and without TV coverage that we have today, maybe it was happening, who knows?But who I am writing about is about Pete Rose, who was a very good baseball player. But I never liked him.In the time, he was too ...

VA Clinic

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor:I had my annual physical exam at the Warren Veterans Administration Clinic last week. What a pleasant experience. I was in and out in a little over a half hour. The facility is spotless, the staff professional, personal, friendly and helpful. We Warren County veterans are indeed ...

Memories

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,I read that Youngsville is playing with only 15 football players and may have to cancel later games.Also, in recent years, Sheffield needed Abraxas athletes to fill its roster. Things have changed a lot since I played football for Youngsville from 1958 to 1960. Back then, we had ...

Our Opinion: Fatal fact check

Our Opinion

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's pledge to make America's streets safer is nonsense, opponent Hillary Clinton has insisted. Why, the nation already is safe, she explains.Let us give her the benefit of the doubt. Perhaps she just was not aware of an upsurge in violent crime.FBI ...

Credit for doing a great job

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,We always seem to be reading of bad things that happen in our area, but I'd like to send out my thanks to the guys in our public works department. They all have done an outstanding job this year, what with the storm damage, repaving and all their normal duties. A special thank you ...

Our Opinion: What we’re capable of

Our Opinion

Miami Marlins leadoff hitter Dee Gordon paid tribute to his friend and teammate, Jose Fernandez, on Monday night, stepping into the right-handed batter's box with Fernandez's batting helmet on and taking a pitch.He then stepped back - with his own helmet - into the left-handed batter's box and ...

Lost and found

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It seems that I have lost more things in the car I have now than I have ever lost before. I guess you could question if some of the things were actually lost. Maybe some of it relates to my age. I am just not sure what is going on.My granddaughter and I attended a craft show where I sold my ...

Miss Rum & Coke

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Hi. My name is Stacey Rum and Coke.That's what it says on my name tag. It's the name tag that Youngsville Chief of Police and DUI Task Force Coordinator Todd Mineweaser and Western Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Liaison for the Pennsylvania DUI Association Cathy Tress gives me.Well. Tress gave me ...

Intercountynental Potato Champion

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I am the champion.During the second annual Intercountynental Potato Peeling Championship held Friday on Liberty Street, I was the fastest peeler.It was my second year as part of the United Fund's Torchlight Campaign Kickoff event.As a founding participant, I had an idea how things would ...

Little boys, big surprises

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I remember one Christmas when Dylan was small, maybe four years old or so. The tree was up and wrapped presents from grandmas and grandpas and aunts and uncles had been arriving for weeks and finding their way to the tree. The kids were in a high state of excitement.They were in on some of the ...

Don’t take freedom lightly

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,Recently, friends of mine put a rainbow flag outside their lovely home in downtown Warren. It was taken. Now, they have had Hillary Clinton signs removed from their front lawn and replaced with a Trump sign. Both my sons have served their country, trying to bring the advantages of ...

Phone books

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,Thank you once again for the phone book I can't read. It seems like every few months I find a phone book thrown under my mailbox.Is it asking too much to request, maybe once a year for a phone book that has printing that us "older than dirt" could read, and not have to make another ...

Proud to give back

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,I'm writing this in response to a nasty note written by an unknown person at our Lions Club recycling center in Tidioute. Said note criticized us about harping on a four-year-old statement of our donations to our community. This statement was used to inform the public of what we do ...