Editorials

Warrants must be served more quickly

Too often, we hear of violent crimes committed by people who ought to have been behind bars instead of finding new victims. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine wants to do something about that in the Buckeye State. Last week, DeWine announced he has created a task force to look into how arrest warrants are ...

Why not pitch GM plant to Amazon?

New Yorkers have shunned Amazon’s plans to bring tens of thousands of jobs to that city in the form of HQ2. At the same time, General Motors is preparing to idle its automaking plant here, leaving some 5 million square feet of plant vacant. As we see it, this presents a clear opportunity ...

Administrative review needed in ballot issues

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 ...

Orchids and Onions

• 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. ...

What is the national debt breaking point?

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Legal opinion, bid reviews can’t hurt

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 ...

Orchids and Onions – Feb. 9 2019

• ORCHID: To township leaders in Kinsman, Greene, Gustavus, Vernon and Johnston townships for doing their due diligence in considering the creation of an emergency medical service and ambulance district. If successful, the creation could create new efficiencies and aid in staffing issues. It ...

Sound off

Federal employees earning good money for years miss one pay check and need food pantries? This is for all, including GM workers: Live within your means! Use self control. Before you buy huge homes and toys, build your savings. I have medical issues and am unable to work — waiting months for ...

Lashing out does not help working class

Liberal leaders are so angry about any potential challenges to the Democratic Party’s new far-left orthodoxy that some are beginning to sound like positively vicious. Take the reaction to former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz’s decision to consider running for president as an independent. ...

Medicare for all is way too costly

Perhaps Democratic candidate for president Sen. Kamala Harris wasn’t thinking when she cut loose with a sound bite she hoped would gain traction among voters. More likely, she was hoping listeners would not stop and think about what she said. Harris, a Californian, is making ...

Focus only on Kim’s actions, not promises

President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un are planning a second summit meeting. The date and place have not yet been arranged. But the question the two will discuss is clear: Is Kim keeping his pledge to dial back on North Korea’s runaway militarism? North Korea already ...

Focus only on Kim’s actions, not promises

President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un are planning a second summit meeting. The date and place have not yet been arranged. But the question the two will discuss is clear: Is Kim keeping his pledge to dial back on North Korea’s runaway militarism? North Korea already ...

Checks, balances must exist for all health providers

We go to hospitals to get well, not to be killed by incompetence or worse. State and federal governments have a critical role in protecting us in that regard. Federal officials have notified Mount Carmel Health, of Columbus, that Medicare will cease paying for patients at two of the firm’s ...

Checks, balances must exist for all health providers

We go to hospitals to get well, not to be killed by incompetence or worse. State and federal governments have a critical role in protecting us in that regard. Federal officials have notified Mount Carmel Health, of Columbus, that Medicare will cease paying for patients at two of the firm’s ...

Teach teens the dangers of vaping

Vaping is becoming accepted as a reasonable replacement for traditional cigarettes, with some users believing the product serves as an aid for kicking the smoking habit. Other smokers are making the switch simply because they believe it is an option that could be permitted in areas where ...

Loophole could lead to big raise

Ohio legislators inadvertantly created a mess when, in a bill they passed last year, they created a new agency. Designed to improve use of technology in state government, education and job placement, it is called InnovateOhio. New Gov. Mike DeWine has said he plans to name Lt. Gov. Jon ...