Editorials

Police shooting details must be released now

It was Sept. 26 when 25-year-old Cody Dempsey of Vernon was gunned down by police on the side of a Trumbull County highway.Since then, we have been told the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Mahoning County Coroner's Office and possibly a Trumbull County ...

Orchids and Onions

ORCHID: To the Warren G. Harding and Lordstown marching bands for taking time to honor our military veterans by marching Tuesday in the annual Trumbull County Veterans Day parade. ORCHID: To the six volunteers who have donated their time for more than 20 years at Mobile Meals, along with the ...

Trolley project good example of cooperation

Riding an open-air trolley through the city's downtown was almost a thing of the past.That's because the classic red 1986 trolley that had been known to grace the streets of Warren in days gone by was wasting away inside a city garage. It had fallen into disrepair and estimates had put ...

Cleveland replaces cameras with cops

Anyone who thinks traffic cameras are all about safety only needs to see what has happened in Cleveland to realize their thinking is wrong.Voters earlier this month voted to ban unmanned red light and portable traffic cameras from the city limits.Here in Trumbull County, Girard had a rocky ...

No more debating, just do it

It's been five years since the city of Warren funded the $185,000 Poggemeyer Design Group's Revitalization Strategy, and while there seems to be little disagreement that implementation of the plan would move the city in the right direction, there has been little traction in accomplishing it.For ...

China must be viewed realistically

President Barack Obama shares one thing with most of his predecessors, whether Democrat or Republican: All try their best to put a bright face on U.S. relations with China - while worrying in private about Beijing's intentions.During a visit to China this week, Obama expressed optimism and ...

Honor our veterans today

Carroll Hosbrook, a farm boy from Ohio, found himself a Doughboy in a small French village on Nov. 11, 1918. In a letter to his grandmother back in Ohio he described the scene and his excitement at the signing of the armistice."There is a big church here which is partly destroyed, but it has a ...

Stiff penalties for those who took kickbacks

Three men involved in abusing the Ohio public's trust are to be sentenced for their crimes as early as this week. The judge ought to throw the book at them. When the scheme's kingpin is returned from Pakistan, the same fate should befall him.During the administration of a previous Ohio state ...

Dedication to downtown is commendable

It's often difficult for national organizations to comprehend the best interests and needs of individual communities. That was best proven this week when the YMCA announced it was pulling the charter from the Trumbull County YMCA, which has been a YMCA for generations.Its building at the corner ...

Orchids and Onions

ORCHID: To the Warren Altrusa Club that last week hosted its 42nd annual arts and craft show at Packard Music Hall. Coordination of this lovely event requires an untold number of hours to remain one of the area's oldest craft shows. And its sole intent? To generate thousands of dollars to ...

Tell us why you are thankful

It's hard to believe in less than eight weeks the holidays will be over.Yes, we have survived the election season, and now it won't be long before we will be caught up in the frenzy of holiday shopping, wrapping, decorating and baking.Before all that begins consuming our lives, let's take a few ...

Ohio remains vigilant, decisive with Ebola

How to defend the public against the threat of Ebola has been controversial in several states, but in Ohio, a state where concern was merited, controversy has seemed absent.So has Ebola.Why? State and local officials in the Buckeye State moved quietly but decisively after news broke that a ...

Democrats give Kasich four more years

As Gov. John Kasich coasted to victory on Tuesday, Democrats across Ohio should have been disgusted with their party's leadership and its machine mentality. Democrats in the Buckeye State should be angry their party's powers have so little regard for them that they were not afforded the chance ...

Voters deserve truth in political ads

Were you absolutely sick to death of all the snarky campaign ads this election? Yeah, me, too.Nasty cracks, smarmy innuendo, selective editing of opponents' interviews and downright lies. Isn't there something that should be done to a candidate who deliberately tries to deceive the ...

Biggest fraud is the idea there is no fraud

One of the biggest voter frauds may be the idea promoted by Attorney General Eric Holder and others that there is no voter fraud, that laws requiring voters to have a photo identification are just attempts to suppress black voting.Reporter John Fund has written three books on voter fraud and a ...

Filibusters vital to democracy

For generations, the U.S. Senate safeguarded substantial minorities through its rules on filibusters. Providing senators with concerns about proposals could muster support from about 40 percent of their peers, they could block action by the Senate.Early in our history as a nation, senators ...

It’s time for candidates to clean up

Both winners and losers from Tuesday's election should waste no time in pulling up stakes.No, not moving - though some losers may be tempted to do that. Erstwhile candidates and their supporters should get busy pulling up stakes on which the hundreds of campaign signs around our area are ...

Don’t forget to vote today

After nearly a month of early voting opportunities, the official election day is finally here. This is the choice for the tens of thousands of registered local voters to head to the polls, if they haven't already, and fulfill their civic duty.Election officials are predicting a low turnout, ...

Check your smoke detectors

As you make your way around the house today, ensuring that you've changed all your clocks back one hour, remember to check the most important items in the house - smoke detector batteries.Ohio's Division of State Fire Marshal encourages Ohioans to make a habit of changing the batteries in their ...

The coming November wars

As it stands today, Republicans will add seats in the House and recapture the Senate on Tuesday.However, the near-certainty is that those elections will be swiftly eclipsed by issues of war, peace, immigration and race, all of which will be moved front and center this November.Consider. If ...