Opinion

Gentrification, banning immigrants not right answers

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: My grandfather Albert Joseph Bialek came to the United States from Poland (Galicia) in 1910. Per the Ellis Island website, he boarded the ship Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse in Bremen, Germany, formerly Prussia. He had just completed his service in the Austrian Army. Poland at ...

Eric Spiegel stays advocate for the Valley

Editorials

All communities should be so lucky to have such a successful businessman call their area home. Despite rising to the top rung of the corporate ladder, Mahoning Valley native Eric Spiegel never forgot his local roots. Spiegel, 59, retired as president / CEO of Siemens USA at the end of 2016, ...

Make our voices heard on what’s important

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: To Ohio elected officials. I am a Vietnam War era vet who did not vote for President Trump. I believe I am fiscally conservative with liberal tendencies. In other words, I am a moderate. 1) I believe your thinking on women's rights regarding health care, abortion and career ...

Cruze is big part of GM’s record year

Editorials

General Motors Corp. recently announced a record year in 2016, with revenue up 9 percent to $166.4 billion from a year ago. That beat analysts’ estimates of $163.5 billion. As a result, workers will be seeing very nice profit-sharing checks upward of $12,000 each. Let’s hope those ...

Pretty g-i-r-l-s sure are perplexing

Community Columnists

I’ll not use real names in some parts of this little epistle to protect the innocent and the not-so-innocent. It was late spring of 1951. I was a sophomore at Harding High. I noticed this very pretty freckle-faced blonde girl named Jill in my study hall. I found out her last name. I was too ...

Trump must inform and respect Pence

Editorials

Several presidents have treated their vice presidents notoriously and sometimes irresponsibly badly. The late President Harry Truman knew all about that. When he took office upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt, he had to be told about the atomic bomb. Roosevelt had kept him in the ...

Another slap to Delphi retirees

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Once again, another slap in the face, to all the Packard Electric and Delphi employees and retirees! Another big profit-sharing check to all employees at GM. Don’t get me wrong, these employees probably deserve this, and I do not say that they should not! Let’s face it ...

Budget group must stay independent

Editorials

We see formation of the new Trumbull County budget committee as a good basic idea, but retain reservations about the motivation for forming the group and the challenges organizing such a large group could present. The size and names of those serving on the newly created panel were announced ...

Details matter — in the news and at the White House

Brenda J. Linert

Details matter. As a journalist in America hearing President Donald Trump’s constant bashing of the media, I know that more than ever. My concern isn’t with Trump’s criticism of specific stories, or even his ongoing jousting with reporters. In fact, I often have conversations with ...

Seeking Warren police memorabilia

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: On Oct. 4, 1936, the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #34 was organized in Warren, and last year, Warren FOP past and present members celebrated our 80th anniversary of service and commitment to our members and the citizens of Warren. On May 6, 1867, the Warren Police ...

Chaos so far in Trump’s term

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: This is in reference to the Feb. 15 editorial. If the purpose of President Donald Trump’s visit was to sign a bill reversing a rule approved by former President Barack Obama’s administration banning coal companies from dumping mining waste into streams, I’m happy he did ...

We are all Americans

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Now is the time for all good citizens to come to the aid of their country. If this is ever to be a government of the people, by the people and for the people, it will take “we the people,” to do our jobs. This means we need to find common ground. I suggest we start by finding ...

List accomplishments, don’t assign blame

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: When Barack Obama said during his first campaign in 2008 that he wanted to fundamentally change America, I had no idea he wanted to blame white, Christian males for all he believed was wrong with America. Let me cite a few observations about what the white, Christian male has ...

Orchids and Onions

Editorials

ORCHID: To Bazetta Township trustees for making the hard decision to toe the line on pay raises for a township employee. It’s difficult to say no to deserving employees, but reacting this way to tight finances is the right answer. ORCHID: To Farmington Township Fire Department for ...

Orchids and Onions

Editorials

ORCHID: To Bazetta Township trustees for making the hard decision to toe the line on pay raises for a township employee. It’s difficult to say no to deserving employees, but reacting this way to tight finances is the right answer. ORCHID: To Farmington Township Fire Department for cutting ...

GOP must find way to unite

Editorials

If it weren’t such a serious issue, some might argue that ongoing antics involving the Trumbull County Republican Party borders on frivolity. The comedy of errors involving the divided party continued this week, this time dealing with the party’s choice for a Trumbull County Board of ...

Keep politics out of military restrictions

Editorials

When U.S. military helicopters were sent to Afghanistan to aid in the battle against terrorists there, many of their mechanics stayed behind in this country. Men and women accustomed to servicing the aircraft and with a very real stake in doing it well — their comrades in arms fly the ...

Don’t diminish value of Trump’s presidential visit

Editorials

President Donald Trump called off his planned trip to Trumbull County this week, where he had been expected to sign a bill advocating for the coal industry. Trump was expected to fly Thursday aboard Air Force One to the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport where he was to sign a bill ...

Focus on Pakistani terrorists

Editorials

It may be that the most critical foreign relations problem facing President Donald J. Trump, at least in the short term, is not Russia or China. It is Pakistan, which for years has been enabling terrorist groups in Afghanistan and thus, the rest of the world. During testimony before the U.S. ...

Just another example of poor Niles management

Editorials

Last week a Niles city employee was accused of allowing his brother — also a former city employee who previously was convicted of stealing nearly $100,000 from a local church — to put city gasoline in his personal vehicle. When the accusations came to light, Mayor Tom Scarnecchia called ...