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Opinion

A double-date back at school

Local Commentaries

I don’t think I’ve double-dated since high school but I recently got an offer I couldn’t refuse. The invitation had come in the mail earlier this summer and I’d put it aside – who needs to go to their 60th high school reunion when you made it to the 50th and 55th? I thought it ...

Readers Speak

Letters To Editor

Gnats Dear Editor, This letter has no political intentions and is addressed to the citizens of Warren County and those that serve them. This year has been the worst for gnats; those little black bugs that get in your eyes, ears, hair and legs, drawing blood everywhere! We can’t have a ...

Our Opinion: Better have a good game plan

News

Especially at major powers in the collegiate sports world, purely amateur athletics has been a myth for many years. Under-the-table gifts by well-to-do boosters have ensured that. Now, however, even the pretense may be about to end. This week, the NCAA Board of Governors voted to allow ...

Why Vote on Nov. 5

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Yes, the political news is disconcerting, depressing and demoralizing but don’t let it get you to give up and not go to the polls from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 5th. 1) The local election and selection of people for City Council, County Commissioner, Township ...

Change your perspective

Local Commentaries

How many times have you described someone as an "attention seeker"? How many times have you heard someone describe someone making suicidal statements as "only wanting attention"? How many times have you heard people say about a child, "we ignore such behaviors because he/she only wants our ...

Warren Generating Station

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, The Thursday, October 24 paper had two front-page articles about our Warren County environment. The column on the Trails at Jakes Rocks (TAJR) noted the trail is now rated the number one mountain bike trail in Pennsylvania. Warren County Visitors Bureau Executive Director Dave ...

First snow?

Local Commentaries

When will we get the first snow? I know for some that are a dirty word but it will come anyway. I do not mean flurries in the air. I mean real snow that stays on the ground. During the recent full moon, I woke one morning and was sure that it snowed. There was a white cast over ...

‘Let the board do what it must’

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, I attended the school board committee meeting on Monday, October 21 and the majority of the meeting was spent on sports and whether to consolidate or not. This issue arises each year, sometimes each season and it is always the same story. The district does not have enough ...

Our Opinion: Good ol’ American skepticism

Our Opinion

Russian trolls who have been successful, probably beyond their wildest dreams, in sowing discord among Americans may be getting a good chuckle out of an announcement by Facebook. Officials at the widely used social media company said this week they will increase efforts to keep Facebook ...

‘A virus’

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Aside from the current political discourse on divergent subjects, it’s evident that, for the past few years, a new virulent and insidious virus has permeated the oval office in Washington, DC. It’s described as untruthfulness and a certain degree of incompetence with ...

Our Opinion: Losing the war on drugs

Our Opinion

The standard measuring stick for determining the human cost of the drug abuse crisis tends to be the number of lives claimed by it — more than 70,000 annually in the United States. As we have pointed out, that exceeds the total number of U.S. deaths in the Vietnam War (58,220). But an ...

Our Opinion: Common sense solutions

Opinion

Conventional wisdom — even its more intuitive cousin, common sense — sometimes needs to be tested scientifically. This year’s winners of the Nobel Prize in economics are living proof of that. Michael Kremer of Harvard University and Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo of the ...

Generating station

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, The comment period for the Warren Generating Station power discharge into the Allegheny River in Starbrick has been extended from October 14th to the 29th. I oppose permitting Warren Generating Station power plant on Route 6 in Conewango Township in Warren County the ...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Local Commentaries

I never thought much about getting a mammogram - that is until a routine mammogram revealed an abnormality. At first, I was mad! Not this again was my thought pattern. Ten years before this happened, I underwent a test, followed by surgery and nothing was wrong. I still have the scar to ...

Redheads have staying power

Local Commentaries

I recently read that redheads will not exist by the end of this century. Holy Clairol! The story went on to say that between one and two percent of the world’s population is redheaded. Well, if the current world population is approximately 7.7 billion, let’s say that 1.5% of that ...

A Tionesta Creek ‘swim’

Local Commentaries

Warren area residents are fortunate to live in a region where avenues for outdoor recreation are so readily at hand and certainly go well beyond the traditional outdoor pursuits of hunting and fishing. The region is also lucky to have an organization that helps the public to enjoy its local ...

Only a stone’s throw away

Local Commentaries

So, there I was, sitting at my desk, minding my own business (for once, I usually mind other people’s business when I’m at work) when I got an email from an unexpected source. The stone skipping World Record Holder reached out to me. I’ve heard from some pretty esteemed personages ...

A note…

Local Commentaries

...to the air of October 12 in the mid-afternoon. You are here. Finally. I forget that I miss you, that you fill me with gratitude. Carrying the scent of fading leaves, low sunshine, and the inaugural biting night of autumn, you wrap the season I’ve been waiting for into one inhalation. You ...

Our Opinion: Too many real victims

Our Opinion

It has been just two years since the #MeToo movement came on the national stage. Its founder and others concerned about sexual assault and harassment worry that the issue has been sidetracked by candidates for president next year. #MeToo founder Tarana Burke is doing something about that. ...

‘Hallucinatory Economics’

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, The September 4th editorial clearly identified the dangers of Bernie Sanders energy policies, if he won the presidency. The weakened economy would impose hardships on American households. It’d also weaken our ability to fund a strong military. That invites aggression from ...