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Opinion

April 26 ‘Our Opinion’

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Anybody who has read the Warren Times Observer very long, as I have, understands that the local editorial opinions reflect a right-wing bias when it comes to national/state politics. That is, of course , its right under the First Amendment. There are times, however, when that ...

School Officers

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, SRO’s Locked schools Clearances for volunteers Hidden camera’s Court house entry patrol Drug testing Violence Social media abuse Promiscuity/adultery/divorce Non traditional relationships A 21st century partial list of needs and problems: all existing and ...

Our Opinion: Eyes open

Our Opinion

Former CIA and National Security Agency head Gen. Michael Hayden’s presentation last week in Steubenville, Ohio, may have been a sobering one for some of those in attendance. It was quite an education in threats facing both our security as a nation and our safety as individual ...

Our Opinion: Butt out

Our Opinion

Members of Congress expected to begin debating a new plan to repeal and replace the Obamacare health insurance fiasco are being warned that may violate international law. Seriously. A United Nations functionary said so, in a letter to the U.S. State Department. Dainius Puras, who is ...

Diving right in

Local Commentaries

We talk a lot, we humans. The world fails or flourishes, it seems, based on human interaction. There's a lot of pressure to interact, and to be good at it. For those of us who struggle with social exchange, it can be a lot of pressure. Funny, that I love to scuba dive so much. Or maybe ...

Pomp and stuff

Local Commentaries

Graduation season is upon us. Colleges will start wrapping up spring semesters as early as April. High schools will wrap up in late May and early June. Other programs often have some kind of graduation and take summers off. I’ve attended a lot of graduations. I was in the band in high ...

Reaching out to pet owners

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor: In April, the United States Postal Service promoted National Dog Bite Prevention Week. I am writing to ask our customers to extend their efforts and help make this “National Dog Bite Prevention Year.” Pet owners’ efforts are critical when you consider the number of ...

Kitchen history

Local Commentaries

Often I look around my kitchen and see history. As I use utensils and recipes they remind me of someone who was near and dear to me. My recipe box is filled with recipes from loved ones. Now that I have two cookbooks I have to search to see what version I put a particular recipe in since I ...

Illegal is uncomfortable

Local Commentaries

Last week a merchant needed to see my driver’s license for verification. No problem, As I slid my finger under the card to slip it out of its window, I noticed the photo looked odd - my hair looked longer than I’ve been wearing it recently. Huh? I couldn’t believe my eyes – it ...

Our Opinion: Right thing

Our Opinion

U.S. senators will go along with a plan to assure more than 22,000 retired miners and their families their health insurance will not be cut off in a few days, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., told reporters Wednesday. He added that President Donald Trump supports the action. That leaves just one ...

Our Opinion: We’re listening

Opinion

Here’s the gist (and we realize this is going to come off a bit snarky, but bare with us): Kudos to the Warren County School Board (and this isn’t the snarky part)... Kudos to the Warren County School Board for advance planning. And kudos to the Warren County School Board for addressing ...

Courage

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, I recently returned from a trip to the Middle East with my wife, nine-year-old son, and a group of close friends. It was an amazing immersion in culture, sensation and joyful human contact. I am constantly encouraging people to go and experience it for themselves, but I keep ...

Our Opinion: On the defensive

Our Opinion

President Donald Trump’s critics insist he does not understand Washington politics and insists on getting his own way too often for the country’s good. Oh, really? Trump had been requesting that Congress approve funding to start work on a barrier to illegal immigrants crossing our ...

Our Opinion: Don’t sleep on education

Opinion

Studies by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine should serve as a wake-up call for both parents and school officials. They echo calls by some parents in our area for public education officials to rethink school scheduling. In more than a few schools, teenagers and even younger children ...

School District

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, I have recently become aware of the conversation about cutting Honors and AP courses from outlying high schools in Warren County, and the potential plan to offer these courses at a central location. I wanted to bring to your attention the way that the Honors and AP courses that I ...

Our Opinion: Point well taken

Our Opinion

Some government officials are being condemned by millions of Americans for a strange reason: They are enforcing the law. That makes no sense except to those who have forgotten our very freedom is based on rule by law, not by the whims of powerful individuals or whatever happens to be the ...

‘Illogical indeed’

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor: To begin to refute the sentiments of a recent letter regarding Trump’s immigration policy will be an exercise in futility, but I’m not busy right now. In citing a source such as Gatestone Institute, one must begin with their “leanings,” their agenda that is. Gatestone ...

I live for my daughters

Local Commentaries

On Easter Sunday I watched that new Casey Anthony three part special on Investigation Discovery. I tend to like old lady television because I may be 33 physically but cognitively I’m approximately 72. Every memory of my maternal grandmother I have involves either David Attenborough or the ...

No man is an island

Local Commentaries

Have you ever heard the song “No Man Is an Island”? The words remind us that no matter where we live, where we work, where we go to school we are never alone. Recently I heard a story on the radio that made me sit up and take notice. The story went like this. A pastor was seated at a ...

The tornado

Local Commentaries

When it comes to ‘grandma-ing’, I’m fairly laid back. I’m all about imagination and learning. Clutter takes a back seat to creativity. Translated this means that William dismantles the livingroom on a fairly regular basis. His latest hobby is building ‘haunted houses’. He uses ...