Letters to the Editor

Self-driving highway tech misuse of money

DEAR EDITOR: I’m curious, where did Gov. John Kasich get $15 million for advanced self-driving highway technology? Is that the money he’s been pilfering from state municipalities all this time? I think that’s wrong. Cities like Warren and Youngstown are hanging by their ...

Happy to see tainted reign of Obama end

DEAR EDITOR: As I see the man’s reign coming to an end, to me he seemed a tormented man with anger and disdain with anyone who disagreed with him. At times, he acted in a spiteful way to have power and control over people, and we became his subjects. He thrived on tearing down the ...

Diocese should reconsider refugees

DEAR EDITOR: On Christmas Day, I saw Bishop George Murry of the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown announce they were still planning to bring Syrian refugees to the Youngstown area. Are you for real, Bishop Murry? Are you not aware that a clear and present danger to the security of this ...

Obama handling Aleppo correctly

DEAR EDITOR: The recent tragedy in Aleppo is being compared to the Holocaust. To understand what is happening in Aleppo, we must know the difference between a holocaust and a revolution. Both involve the tragic loss of life, but the Jews never took up arms against the German government. ...

Nuclear Trump card

DEAR EDITOR: Soon-to-be President Trump recently released a statement with a disturbingly flippant attitude toward a nuclear arms race. In spite of the fact that the United States already has well over 5,000 nuclear weapons in its arsenal, President-elect Trump has stated we should expand ...

Addiction is a disease

DEAR EDITOR: Ohio’s opiate epidemic continues to devastate families and communities throughout the state. A new report was published recently by the Kaiser Family Foundation showing that Ohio led the nation in opioid overdose deaths. The report is based on 2014 numbers, when one in nine ...

Farewell from outgoing senator

DEAR EDITOR: It is with a heavy heart that I reach out to the residents of the 32nd Ohio Senate District, as my time in the Ohio Senate has come to an end due to term limits. Over the last 10 years, they have opened their homes, businesses, meetings, minds and hearts to me. They allowed ...

Christmas wishes

DEAR EDITOR: My children every year ask me the same question about what I want for Christmas. After thinking about it, I decided I’d give them the real answer of what parents and grandparents really want for Christmas. We want them. We want them to bring their kids around and to ask ...

Compromise needed in election tallies

DEAR EDITOR: The debate has started again as to whether the U.S. Constitution should be amended in order to change the Presidential election process. Some promote eliminating the Electoral College in favor of a direct popular vote for President, while others believe the Electoral ...

Warren Citizen Committee update

DEAR EDITOR: It is the Warren Citizen Committee’s desire to be a valuable asset to both the Franklin Administration and Warren City Council by keeping the public informed of the accomplishments and actions of these bodies and to provide a voice for the people of Warren. This is an ...

Men’s request helped shape Niles’ future

DEAR EDITOR: I’d like to share what I stated publicly at the Nov. 16 Niles City Council meeting. Two gentlemen are owed a large thank you. I admire their leadership, courage and noble qualities. I believe in 2012 council President Robert Marino and Councilman-at-large Steve ...

Poll workers made election successful

DEAR EDITOR: As we reflect on one of the smoothest presidential elections in recent memory, I want to recognize everyone who was involved in this success, beginning with the poll workers who answered the call to work on the frontlines of our democracy. We also owe a debt of ...

Salvation Army kettles below goal

DEAR EDITOR: As thousands of people in Warren prepare for a joyful holiday season, thousands more are turning to The Salvation Army for help and assistance with food, clothing and other basic needs. However, to provide these services, we rely heavily on donations received during our ...

Americans dodged bullet with Hillary

DEAR EDITOR: This is regarding disputes about whether Hillary Clinton’s apparent lead in the popular vote is only because of voter fraud by Democrats. Let me educate the Clinton whiners. A quick online review reveals that Democrat election officials routinely ...

Vote recount is hypocritical

DEAR EDITOR: May I make a comment or two here about the need for a recount, according to the Green Party candidate? It seems when President-elect Trump made a comment about something going on with the accuracy of the election, the far left-leaning Dems snickered and laughed at how stupid ...

Defend the right to bear arms

DEAR EDITOR: Regarding a Nov. 27 letter to the editor, the Supreme Court ruled that law-abiding people are free to own firearms. Hillary Clinton said, “The Supreme Court got it wrong.” Her quotes were not taken out of context. Hillary and a lot of Democratic politicians want lawful ...

Thanks to Obama

DEAR EDITOR: We cannot thank Obama enough for “waking up” the American people after his eight-year administration. The election was a complete repudiation of Barack Obama: his fantasy world of political correctness, politicization of the Justice Department and IRS, out-of-control ...

Liberal media plague spreads worldwide

DEAR EDITOR: Stirring from his post-election fetal position, Robert Reich wrote an article on Trump, “Berates the media.” He and his colleagues think the pompous liberal media is seemingly virtuous  and should never be questioned or chastised. Within the next several months, ...

Pass Alzheimer’s legislation

DEAR EDITOR: Regardless of gender, race, age or political party, 82 percent of voters nationwide are concerned about Alzheimer’s disease, according to a nationwide survey by the Alzheimer’s Association. That’s not surprising, when 73 million American voters know someone with ...

Reach out during the holidays

DEAR EDITOR: Christmas is upon us once again. Bells will be ringing, Christmas music will be playing as people rush around from store to store to get gifts for those whom they love. Cash registers will be cha-chinging in profit.  Decorations of the season are put up on homes galore. Cooking ...