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Opinion

Memorable birthdays

Local Commentaries

It was just a couple years ago that I learned that Don’s birthday was just a couple days after mine. Our first “date” was a dinner to celebrate my birthday. I recall that I was surprised when he invited me to go, but I accepted his invitation. Why do I remember this? I guess because we ...

Readers Speak

Letters To Editor

Risking our futures Dear Editor, I appreciated a recent letter that brought up the promise of President Trump ande the Republican National Committee to end this payroll tax, which is the funding stream for Social Security. I would like to highlight what this would mean to people in this ...

Our opinion: Take high road with signs

Our Opinion

Call it a sign of the times. Political placards in the city of Warren — as well as other portions of Pennsylvania — have begun to use some words that do not sit well with some. Many of these signs have something to do with the upcoming presidential election. As far as city Manager Nancy ...

So much for ‘civil discussion’

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, It is difficult to know how to respond to the commentary (Sept. 7), when the ranting, exaggerated, emotional claims by the author are scarcely able to be responded to with intelligent, well reasoned arguments. That is, the writer clearly prefers hysterical terms such as ...

Area restaurants need your support

Our Opinion

In what we would call welcome news, Gov. Tom Wolf announced Tuesday that beginning Sept. 21, restaurants will be permitted to increase how many indoor dine-in customers may permissibly be served at one time — moving back to 50% of “normal” capacity or exactly what it was when the ...

‘Clean Slate Act’ is giving many a second chance

Local Commentaries

A little over a year ago, Pennsylvania became the first state to automatically clear some criminal records as part of a new “Clean Slate” Initiative. The effects of this law have been nothing short of staggering: more than a million Pennsylvanians have had cases sealed or removed from the ...

Circling the issues

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, So after reading the latest article about how safe a roundabout can make an area, I couldn’t help but remember that the Warren Times Observer has already stated when all of this hoopla began that there were only I think three accidents at that particular intersection in 10 ...

Readers Speak

Letters To Editor

How we are voting Dear Editor, We did not write this in its entirety, but we might as well have as it encapsulates my thinking very well, although I did edit and add a couple original points. We cannot credit the original author, but this was sent to us by a friend in Illinois. In less ...

Participation a problem for council

Our Opinion

It’s disappointing to see such lackluster participation in Council of Governments meetings. Roughly 20 municipalities weren’t represented at all at the most recent meeting while seven municipalities were recently represented by staff instead of council members. If the council is to ...

God help us unite

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Having read a few hundred articles to the “Reader Speaks” over the last several years, it has come to my attention that our Grand Old Country is nearing a total collapse or about to enter into a civil war. We have seen our cities burning and nobody being held accountable. ...

‘Tenuous time’ for all campuses

Our Opinion

Centre County has become an unfortunate example of how higher education has recently been contributing to spikes in COVID-19. According to the Centre Daily Times in State College, the number of infections from March until the middle of August was 392 cases. Then came Penn State University. ...

‘Cruise’ turns into plank walk

Local Commentaries

If I learned any lesson on human nature from my “cruise” on the brig Niagara some years ago, it was just how arbitrary and wayward the actions of an inside clique can be within a loosely structured organization. In a social body with established norms, such as the military, the manner ...

Virus relief can do without politics

Coronavirus

Partisan politics continues to delay enactment of a new coronavirus relief measure in Congress. Regardless of your political leanings, that is hurting millions of Americans. Even emergency action taken by the White House has been affected. After negotiators in Congress deadlocked over a new ...

Beauty is all around us

Local Commentaries

I have a book illustrated by Thomas Kinkade with poems, scriptures, and other writings. The pictures are beautiful. One picture is like the very last Christmas gift that I received from my husband – a picture of a barn. The poems and other writings are often familiar. Some of these poems I ...

Leading by fear

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, With President John F. Kennedy, it was his being Catholic and the fear that the pope would be running our country. Funny, that’s not a concern with Joe Biden. With Barack Obama is was “death squads” that would decide who lives or dies in “The Affordable Care Act,” the ...

Our opinion: Attending as good sports

Our Opinion

There is normally one thing that takes away from the disappointment of summer’s end: that is the fall athletic season. While some programs are already underway, others begin this week. One of the biggest questions these events have brought, comes from some of the biggest fans — the ...

Nation shaped by 9/11

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, This one’s personal about Sept. 11, 2001. My first memory is actually about one week before. Our after-dinner discussion was about how as Americans we live under this delusion that ...

Our opinion: A testament to workers

Our Opinion

Too many of our family members, friends, neighbors and in some cases, former co-workers are in trouble this Labor Day for the holiday to be a time of carefree celebration. Plenty of room remains for pride in what working men and women accomplish, however. Reflecting upon it gives us reason ...

There’s no balance with Democrats in control

Local Commentaries

The Eve of Destruction is upon us now and has been inching closer ever since President Barack Obama the Omnificent took office! It is as clear as daylight what Obama and his minions — 17 so-called intelligence agencies, the entire media system except one or two, entertainment clowns, ...

Social Security in trouble

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, The coronavirus has exposed an economy that is deeply flawed, structurally unsound, and in need of serious reform. The majority of the wealth created in the last decade has been seized by the affluent who have used this power to make sure this system works for them. When ...