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Our opinion: Who’s keeping the checkbook?

September 30, 2014 The news items were fairly small, and to some, simply items of financial and economic esoterica that really didn’t affect them. more »»

Our opinion: Warren Mall deja vu

September 26, 2014 “Warren Mall owner Mike Kohan said Tuesday that he is working on bringing in a national clothing store to replace Big Lots within five to six months.” Times Observer, Dec. 10, 2013. more »»

Our opinion: Library needs attention

September 25, 2014 By rule and by nature, libraries are quiet places, repositories of not only literature and knowledge, but significant collections of local history. more »»

Our opinion: A key piece missing

September 23, 2014 A Senate bill intended to prevent public school systems from hiring pedophiles or drug abusers may be necessary, but it misses an important point:?What if school administrators don’t know they are... more »»

Our opinion: Riparian ripoff

September 23, 2014 Make no mistake, Pennsylvania House Bill 1565 is not legislation designed to strengthen protections for clean water in the Commonwealth. Rather, it is intended to water them down. more »»

Our opinion: Combatting madness

September 22, 2014 What triggers someone to kill wantonly, to cast off any pretense of humanity, any sense of right and wrong? Last week, the nation was gripped by the senseless ambush and murder of a Pennsylvania... more »»

Our opinion: Keep them safe

September 18, 2014 Parents are advised regularly and strongly to monitor their children’s online activities. The Internet is a jungle in which many predators stalk naive youngsters, it is explained. On Aug. more »»

Our opinion: Lone wolves

September 17, 2014 Let us hope Department of Homeland Security officials took note of recent remarks by their boss, Jeh Johnson, on a major terrorism threat. more »»

Our opinion: Acting locally

September 16, 2014 Margaret Mead, America’s most famous cultural anthropologist, expressed a simple, yet eloquent, observation about the nature of activism, and although it’s repeated often, we’re going to do it again... more »»

Our opinion: Terrorism is a Hydra

September 15, 2014 If President Barack Obama manages to destroy the Islamic State terrorist organization through an international coalition, the odds are he will make the same mistake committed by his predecessor,... more »»

Our opinion: What so proudly we hailed

September 12, 2014 It is almost unfathomable to us today to imagine Washington, D.C., sacked and burned by a foreign invader, our president, cabinet and legislature evacuated to Maryland for safety. more »»

Only college grads need apply

September 12, 2014 You’ve heard of grade inflation? Welcome to the world of degree inflation. more »»

Exceptional luck

September 12, 2014 After enduring lavish praise while receiving an award before a big Hollywood dinner crowd, Jack Benny expertly deflected all the fawning with these words: “I don’t deserve this honor, but then I... more »»

Our opinion: Playing it unsafe

September 11, 2014 Let us begin by applauding Warren County School Board member Donna Zariczny for at least broaching the subject of athletic trainers at Monday night’s meeting. more »»

Our opinion: Administration über alles

September 10, 2014 “When making student assignments pursuant to Policy 10102, the Superintendent or his/her designee is authorized to deviate from the attendance area boundaries if the Superintendent or his/her... more »»

Our opinion: Trusting electrons

September 9, 2014 For eight years, Warren County has been among the 49 other counties in Pennsylvania that has employed direct recording electronic, or DRE, machines to record votes in at least 15 voting cycle. more »»

Our opinion: More questions

September 8, 2014 It will come as no surprise to those who watch the government closely that the Department of Veterans Affairs has concluded it was not responsible for the deaths of veterans kept waiting for care at... more »»

Our opinion: Stopping jihadists at home

September 5, 2014 Americans have gone abroad on their own to fight for many causes during our nation’s history. more »»

Our opinion: Roll up your sleeves

September 3, 2014 For ten years, volunteers have been hauling junk out of the Allegheny River stretching from the Kinzua Dam to Buckaloons — tons of junk, from pieces of cars to pieces of houses, from bicycles to... more »»

Our opinion: Celebrating hard work

September 1, 2014 Most Americans have a day off today, a holiday that those in other countries may find curious, since a holiday called Labor Day entails very little labor beyond lighting charcoal. more »»



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