Letters to the Editor

Hypocritical left

DEAR EDITOR: The liberals have their calculators on overdrive, adding up the expense to taxpayers for Pence’s “stunt.” Where was the “scripted” outrage when the Obamas flew to the West Coast, and appeared on the Jay Leno Show 19 times? No outrage when they flew to do a dance or ...

Bad guy wins again

DEAR EDITOR: I have been thinking about this for a couple of weeks now. The more I think about it, the madder I get. It’s about the two Trumbull County Jail corrections officers that were fired last month for use of excessive force involving an inmate, and several others that were ...

Bus kids to Willard

DEAR EDITOR: My grandchildren live about a mile from their school, Willard Elementary, on the block of Woodhill SE, Warren. Ever since school started, there have been shootings close to the school that have required the school to be put on lockdown. At a store on Youngstown Road there ...

Puerto Rico needs our help now

DEAR EDITOR: We need immediate help in getting the 910th Airlift Wing Base C-130 aircraft tasked to take supplies to Puerto Rico. Other bases in other states are doing these tasks. Individuals at the base are sympathetic and say everyone there wants to help, but they need orders. It’s in ...

Contributors to high unemployment

DEAR EDITOR: I saw a report in the news recently that Trumbull County has the “highest” unemployment rate in the state at 7.9 percent in September. I have my opinion as to why. Could it be that this county relies on manufacturing? Could it be soaring health care benefit cost? Could it ...

Consider volunteering at nursing home

DEAR EDITOR: October has been Residents’ Rights Month, a time designated by the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care to honor residents living in long-term care facilities. This is an opportunity to focus on and celebrate the dignity, respect and rights of each resident. As ...

Opioid emergency action plan needed

DEAR EDITOR: According to Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, fentanyl from China is being brought into our country. The current situation appears comparable to the early stages of the drug epidemic forced on the Chinese during the Opium Wars of the 1840s. Some claim that over a quarter of the Chinese ...

Take bullying seriously

DEAR EDITOR: Recently my son got punched in the face at school. He is 7 years old and attends Austintown Elementary School. I was shocked when the nurse called me. She informed me, “The principal is involved and taking care of the situation.” That eased my mind until my child came home ...

Combat bullying with family time

DEAR EDITOR: Suicide rates involving American children ages 10-14 year have doubled since 2007, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2016 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Much research has been done to uncover the reason a child might want to take his or her ...

Politicians should walk in our shoes

DEAR EDITOR: Why is it that all our state and federal representatives, as well as other officials who we do elect or are appointed to positions, don’t have to worry about health care? Let’s get together and put our focus on them. Put them in our shoes and see how they vote. We are all ...

CPR should be police requirement

DEAR EDITOR: In today’s society, time could mean life or death, especially pertaining to cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR. The most important part of CPR is compressions. The faster they are started, the chance of survival increases. A CPR certification lasts up to two years before ...

Strong schools are community foundation

DEAR EDITOR: On Nov. 7 residents of the Niles City School District will decide an important issue that will greatly enhance student achievement and support the daily needs of the district. The 10-year, 9.25-mill emergency operating levy on the ballot would raise $2 million annually and help ...

People may protest no matter your opinion

DEAR EDITOR: The ignorance of people on the NFL players kneeling is astounding. We are not Nazi Germany with forced allegiance. We are, I believe, the first country in history where you can either stand or protest when the national anthem and flag are used. It is not disrespectful to the ...

Budget solution needed now

DEAR EDITOR: I was a member of the Trumbull County Budget Review Committee, “charged with developing a process that would enable the county to formulate a strategic budgetary plan looking forward three, five and 10 years including both revenues and expenditures.” Our committee completed ...

Keep public funds in public schools

DEAR EDITOR: Parents rightfully lament costs of classroom supplies, educational fees and extracurricular charges. But does the public understand that local and state tax dollars designated for our public schools are siphoned off to support charter schools? And if the secretary of education ...

Prosecute mothers of drug-addicted infants

DEAR EDITOR: As a future health care provider, I feel that a huge issue in our area is babies born addicted to drugs, also referred to as NAS, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, babies . According to the CDC, Ohio is ranked in the top five states with the highest number of drug overdoses. As a ...

Every drug call deserves to be heard

DEAR EDITOR: Last Sunday’s paper yet again solidified that there is an opiate crisis in the Valley. Articles ranged from topics of statistics, solutions to jailhouse overdoses. Staying on trend was a letter to the editor from a nursing student expressing her view of the growing cost a ...

NFL is not a platform for social issues

DEAR EDITOR: I’m somewhat confused as to why several NFL players are still protesting against the American establishment (flag). I have spoken to many people and we can’t agree why the protest is ongoing. Reasons varied from police brutality, racial inequality, lack of jobs and the ...

Sharing an update on Warren fiscal status

DEAR EDITOR: Warren’s administration and city council have remained diligent in not allowing its expenses to exceed its revenue with year-to-date collections exceeding expense by $724,566. While the first half of 2017 saw a monthly average of $2.15 million in revenue, the third quarter ...

Recognition due Warren City Schools

DEAR EDITOR: Earlier this month, the Ohio Department of Education released the state report card measuring the success and challenges of each school district across the State of Ohio. The report card for the Warren City Schools reflects the success of our students and staff in the areas that ...