Opinion

With Narcan, when is enough?

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Many have an opinion about whether Narcan serves a useful purpose in society. It’s a life-saving medication that revives opioid abusers after overdoses. Some think the addicted made a choice. It’s their own fault, they say, don’t administer Narcan because they made the ...

Lack of open discussion only raises suspicions

Editorials

Warren City Council’s skirting of Ohio sunshine laws by hosting individual secret meetings to discuss bringing a medical marijuana operation into the city and then passing legislation unanimously in one reading was part of a clear plan to shut out taxpayers on this controversial ...

Niles impound lot is overreach by city

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: When I read in the newspaper that the city of Niles had opened its own impound lot, I knew immediately what was going on. It has always been inconvenient and costly to get a car impounded, but what the city of Niles and private tow companies are doing to tax-paying citizens is ...

Relay, festivals not bad for downtown

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Local businesses can’t be so hurt that they can’t offer one single weekend out of the year for Relay For Life. Relay For Life raises money for cancer research. Survivors are so happy and grateful to participate, and anyone with a heart for others can certainly live ...

Why Trumpcare is a disaster

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Now we know Trumpcare was a disaster because it would have cost some 24 million people their health care, and it would make coverage so expensive for old, low-income people that they would be dropped from the market. Paul Ryan’s bill would cut taxes for rich people ...

Alzheimer’s research funding needed

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: We’ve all known someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia. A parent, a spouse, a friend, a neighbor. I’ve lost my mother, my father-in-law and a sister to this devastating disease, and there is still no prevention, treatment or cure. That’s why I volunteer with the ...

Warren police helpful

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I would like to acknowledge Warren Police Department for the speedy recovery of my auto stolen from my home in Southington. There seems to be a lot of negative comments around the U.S. in the media by folks complaining about their local men and women in blue. I was contacted by ...

Niles Drama Club did excellent job

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: On April 28 and 29, the Niles McKinley High School Drama Club presented the play “Beauty and the Beast.” The kids did an excellent job and received a well-deserved standing ovation both nights. It was very impressive. After the show, the students invited the little kids in ...

Are young people interested in old cars?

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Are young people interested in old cars? That’s the question a lot of car clubs are asking, as well as collector car insurance companies because the future of their business depends on it. In short, the answer is yes, but young people are interested in cars differently than ...

Clarification

Letters to the Editor

Former FBI Director James Comey did not request specifically more funds for his investigation of alleged Russian interference in the presidential election. Rather, he requested more resources in general. A May 21 letter from Leif Damstoft contained incorrect information.

Orchids and Onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To Champion High School for its wise use of student resources. The high school communications class project was to develop a public relations video for the school. That creates both a great learning experience and a product that can be used to the school’s benefit. • ORCHID: To ...

Loss of focus is driving away college-with-no-walls idea

Editorials

When Eastern Gateway Community College launched in 2009 as the area’s first community college, it was billed as “a critical component” of Northeast Ohio’s economic revitalization. “A college without walls,” it was called by the chairman of the task force that pulled EGCC’s ...

Plea deal gives girl new chance at her future

Editorials

A defense attorney for 15-year-old Bresha Meadows admits we may never know the entire story of what happened behind closed doors in the Meadows home, especially considering that the stories have changed over the course of the murder investigation. Bresha pleaded “true” this week to ...

Seek answers in beatings at embassy

Editorials

U.S. relations with Turkey are among the knotty foreign policy challenges President Donald Trump faces. The country is an important ally against both Islamic terrorists and Russia. But even in such a critical relationship, there are lines that U.S. officials cannot allow Turkey to cross. One ...

Message to Saudis received clearly

Editorials

There can be no doubt Saudia Arabia leaders got the message President Donald Trump was sending Saturday. Ironically, it was one former President Barack Obama failed in his attempts to convey. Trump has been accused of, in effect, being unnecessarily blunt and forceful when tact would ...

8-year-old’s suicide demands answers

Editorials

The thought of an 8-year-old child committing suicide is so awful most people probably do not want to even think about it. But it happened earlier this year in Cincinnati, and the circumstances dictate that we do think about it. On Jan. 26, little Gabriel Taye went to the bathroom in his home ...

Clean up rental properties

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Once again I write to urge that we do more to rid our city of Warren of rental property that does not meet the standards of a decent neighborhood. There is a home on Sheridan Avenue where the grass is knee high, the driveway entrance is crumbling to pieces, the garage roof needs ...

Challenges aplenty for new GOP chairman

Editorials

New Trumbull County Republican Party Chairman Kevin Wyndham has his work cut out for him in uniting this divided party. During the past year, the party has seen significant divide under the leadership of former Chairman Randy Law who was removed April 8 by vote of the party’s executive ...

Challenges aplenty for new GOP chairman

Editorials

New Trumbull County Republican Party Chairman Kevin Wyndham has his work cut out for him in uniting this divided party. During the past year, the party has seen significant divide under the leadership of former Chairman Randy Law who was removed April 8 by vote of the party’s executive ...

Analyzing demographics of newspaper readers

Brenda J. Linert

I read an interesting survey this week about newspaper readership. It was the annual analysis conducted by Nielsen Scarborough, and this year it included interviews with more than 204,000 American adults about their media usage habits, consumption patterns and purchasing habits. While the ...