Opinion

Vote recount is hypocritical

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Open meeting laws must be strengthened

Editorials

The Trumbull County Board of Commissioners, a body that should be well-versed in Ohio’s open meetings laws, failed in recent weeks to inform the media and the public about a two-day series of hearings with department heads to discuss next year’s budget. The officials, who already had ...

20 students worthy of praise; more to come

Brenda J. Linert

As in past years, I had the opportunity last week to attend the Twenty Under 20 banquet, a wonderful event honoring 20 of our area’s best and brightest — all under the age of 20. If you ever worried you might lose faith in our area’s youth or in our future, you should take some time to ...

Defend the right to bear arms

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Orchids and Onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To Bristol resident and Pearl Harbor attack survivor James Werner, 95, who shared his memories of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack during an event Wednesday at Kent State University at Trumbull, and to all service men and women who came under attack 75 years ago this week, while stationed ...

Honored youth prove future will be bright

Editorials

Twenty service-minded local young people recognized Thursday evening for their leadership, community involvement and high academic performance provide a prime example of what is right about our nation’s youth today. So often we report stories about young people who have taken the wrong ...

Pearl Harbor remembrance special this year

Editorials

Bands had begun saluting the flag as Old Glory was raised. Men were rolling out of bunks, ready for a new day. It was Sunday, so some men of the cloth were polishing sermons to be delivered later that day. It was a Sunday morning just like most others in the tropical paradise that was the ...

Stein attempts come with false pretenses

Editorials

Green Party candidate for president Jill Stein apparently believes all’s fair in politics. Her blatant attempt to pave her way to office in the future ought to be remembered by voters. It is the very old-style politics so many voters are rejecting. Stein, who garnered fewer than 1.5 million ...

Treat public trust violations more severely

Editorials

In the past decade or so, residents in Trumbull and Mahoning counties have witnessed a parade of public officials caught up in criminal acts. The list of names is long; here are just a few: Tsagaris, Traficant, Cronin, McNally, Sciortino, Antonini, Philomena and more. The cost to the public ...

Awareness, preparedness keys to safety

Editorials

Precisely what motivated Abdul Razak Ali Artan to injure 11 people in an attack on the campus of Ohio State University a week ago may never be known. Fortunately, a campus police officer at the scene for another reason shot Artan dead. It is a reasonable supposition that Artan, a legal ...

Tim Ryan’s challenge of Pelosi was meaningful

Editorials

Despite last week’s disappointing loss, Tim Ryan’s challenge of House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was the right thing to do. While Pelosi may be patting herself on the back on her victory, she also should be looking over her shoulder. Wednesday’s vote, 134-63, was ...

Brick and mortar stores aren’t going away

Brenda J. Linert

As I chopped celery, diced onions and otherwise transformed clumps of bread into stuffing for a 20-pound turkey early Thanksgiving morning, I was entertained by the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade flashing on a large screen across the room. Just like those Thanksgivings when I was a ...

Letters to the editor

Letters to the Editor

Area lags behind America DEAR EDITOR: I have lived and worked in Warren my whole life and have seen many businesses, of which I have been a part, close. I now run a business in Warren and am treasurer of my church. When is everyone going to wake up? We have lost thousands of jobs, ...

Orchids and onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To volunteers rehabilitating a Warren home to give to a needy family in time for Christmas. The Palmyra Road SW home was donated by Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership. It is being upgraded by volunteers at Team Sanders Inc., Warren Family Mission and others. • ORCHID: To ...

JFK Eagles earned their grid success

Editorials

The 13-1 John F. Kennedy football team will depart today from Warren, heading for Columbus where they will play this weekend for the Division VII state football championship in the iconic Ohio Stadium. Described by Kennedy Head Coach Jeff Bayuk as the “best team we will have seen this ...

Don’t ignore voters who have said ‘no’

Editorials

Why do elected officials always seem to think that “no” means “maybe,” when it comes to tax increases? It was less than a month ago when voters soundly defeated levy attempts of 7.1 mills for 10 years in Hubbard Exempted Village School District and of 1.5 mills for five years in ...