Opinion

Butler decision ‘unconscionable’

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: This area has thrown countless dollars away on consultants to find new ways to bring revenue to the Valley. We now have the opportunity to bring new revenue to the Valley via the Norman Rockwell collection, and the Butler Institute of American Art wants to throw the new revenue ...

Administrative review needed in ballot issues

Editorials

Environmental activists from seven Ohio community groups are suing several local and state governmental entities, including the Mahoning County Board of Elections, claiming constitutional rights violations because some ballot issues were blocked from appearing on election ballots. The civil ...

The last flight with Maj. Karl Hoerig

Community Columnists

I sat in Judge Andrew Logan’s courtroom as Claudia Hoerig received her sentence of 28 years to life. I was overwhelmed with emotion. That February day meant so much to us all. The outcome so many hoped for now is written in stone. Justice prevailed, but the only ‘life sentence’ I observed ...

Crowded Dem presidential race still growing

Brenda J. Linert

By my count, I see about 16 Democrats who officially have declared runs toward the White House — give or take a few. That’s not including the dozen or so others still testing the water. Among those remaining undecided are a couple close to home — U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan, D-Howland, ...

Commission report must be released

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: On July 5, 2018, Trumbull County Planning Commission Executor Director Trish Nuskievicz authored a letter in which she made serious baseless allegations against me personally and the Trumbull County Engineer’s Office and staff. Thereafter, the letter was read into the ...

Tim Ryan never forgot Karl Hoerig

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: After 12 long years, justice was finally served in Trumbull County. Maj. Karl Hoerig’s murderer has been found guilty. I felt such a sense of relief hearing this news last week. I still remember that moment in 2007 when I heard that Karl had been shot and killed. I was in ...

‘Drive it home’ and buying US vehicles

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I am amazed that with the “Drive It Home” campaign and the daily news coverage on the idling of the Lordstown General Motors plant, in my mail this evening I received a solicitation from a Mahoning County Chevrolet dealership advertising “Happy New Year 2019, Featuring the ...

Do something for the people

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I’m Harvey, a product of Youngstown’s North Side, forged mere blocks from where Cadillac once dwelt on Wick Avenue. The prosperity once seen in the Valley is gone. It has melted just as the snow that used to blanket the ground for large swaths of time in my youth. Our ...

Sound off!

Letters to the Editor

Every time it rains any great amount, Eagle Creek Road floods. This is a years-old problem. Why don’t the powers that be simply raise the road a couple of feet in that area? That must be less costly in the long run. I don’t understand why the people who live in this area put up with this ...

Orchids and Onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To Brookfield Middle School Student Council members for displaying incredible compassion by showing support for fellow students at nearby Hickory High School in Pennsylvania, where students Alexis Myers and Danielle Nelson were killed Sunday in a collision on Interstate 80. ...

Realtors are advocates

Community Columnists

One of the great things that Realtors assist in is advocacy. The National Association of Realtors, Ohio Realtors and our local Warren Area Board of Realtors constantly monitor matters and issues that may adversely affect homeownership and / or private property rights. It could be local ...

What is the national debt breaking point?

Editorials

We Americans are failing to cope with a serious crisis, and it has little to do with border security. It is the national debt, which topped $22 trillion this week. For most people, it is difficult to become too concerned about mere numbers on paper or expressed digitally. But the debt is more ...

Continue homework on regional plan

Editorials

Creation of a regionalized fire and EMS district for northern Trumbull County, including Greene, Gustavus, Johnston, Kinsman and Vernon townships, appears to be a logical approach to providing needed service, particularly at a time when the number of volunteers is declining and equipment costs ...

Barra response to school kids may offer hope

Editorials

A coalition supporting the “Drive It Home” campaign attempting to convince General Motors to forego announced plans to idle the Lordstown plant next month will travel today to the Columbus statehouse for a presentation of a Joint Resolution supporting the plant and the campaign. There is ...

Leading Dem contenders are too radical left

Editorials

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, continues to explore his potential as a candidate for president. During the weekend, he took his “Dignity of Work” tour to New Hampshire. True to form — and his record — he stuck to issues of interest to working men and women. Higher wages, improved ...

Sadly, race relations still a challenge

Editorials

It is easy to understand why some Virginians may not have paid the same amount of attention as they would in a normal year to the president’s State of the Union address Tuesday. Residents of the Old Dominion had their own political preoccupation last week. Credit Gov. Ralph Northam for ...

Butler decision must be reconsidered

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I’m sure you’ve heard the controversy over the Butler Museum of American Art in Youngstown making the decision to decline the Boy Scouts of America’s fine art collection that includes 66 Norman Rockwell paintings. For over two years I’ve listened to conversations ...

Legal opinion, bid reviews can’t hurt

Editorials

Administrators in the Trumbull County transit system are right to seek new bids for the county’s transportation contract and, for the first time, to set up a “selection committee” comprised of people familiar with transportation issues but with no conflicts of interest. Hopefully, review ...

Modern, urban commuters sure love to scoot

Brenda J. Linert

It was this past Labor Day weekend when my husband and I, along with some longtime friends who now live in Greensboro, N.C., and Atlanta decided, on a whim, to reunite for a weekend getaway. Someone suggested Columbus and quickly we all were in for an Ohio State football game. It was that ...

Walkers forgotten during bad weather

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I’m going to try to reach out for help, once again, for the children that have to walk on snowy main and side roads to school during these winter months. I have written letters and have made calls, but no one will listen. I live on Youngstown Road SE. I have three children I ...