Opinion

How wrong was vote for Niles mayor?

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: How wrong was the vote taken last week by Niles precinct committee members to pick the new Niles mayor? It was run by the head of the Trumbull County Democratic Party. Here are a few questions. Why was the vote for Niles mayor held about a month later than it should have ...

Fellow writer spreads unproven theories

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: This is in response to a Letter to the Editor titled ‘Deep State goes after Trump’ from Elizabeth Balson. The letter is full of conspiracy theories and is misleading. The writer ranted about Hillary Clinton, corruption in the FBI and a theory that the “Washington ...

Trouble finding help for struggling couple

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Some time ago, a woman came in to my place of business and explained that she and her husband are homeless. She offered to work to pay for a one-night stay. I provided the couple with water and coffee and began making contacts. I was shocked at how difficult it would be to find a ...

Clean up dangerous grass clippings

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I have lived here many years and don’t understand why there isn’t something done about homeowners leaving their grass in the street? Case in point, the motorcyclist who injured himself after going over wet grass on the highway. Also, the grass has a way of getting in the ...

Orchids and Onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To Warren Police Department for coordinating “Street Watch,” a new voluntary program creating a database of where private surveillance cameras are located on homes and businesses in the city that police may use in crime solving. The collaborative effort sounds promising, and if ...

Confirm Kim is backing away from nukes

Editorials

It would be nice to believe news from North Korea this week is evidence that country’s regime is serious about the “denuclearization” deal with President Donald Trump. Indeed, the report sounded very, very good: “North Korea appears to have started dismantling key facilities at its ...

Compromise may help to end Afghan bloodshed

Editorials

News the Taliban have agreed to their first direct talks with a U.S. official, regarding peace in Afghanistan, is highly significant for a number of reasons. During the months following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on America, U.S. forces, working with our allies, deposed the Taliban from ...

Aid may help curb illegal immigration

Editorials

Most illegal immigrants come to the United States for economic opportunity. A few make the journey to escape political repression or crime. In many ways, what they do is entirely understandable — though, of course, immigration laws need to be enforced. Making their own homelands more ...

Aid may help curb illegal immigration

Editorials

Most illegal immigrants come to the United States for economic opportunity. A few make the journey to escape political repression or crime. In many ways, what they do is entirely understandable — though, of course, immigration laws need to be enforced. Making their own homelands more ...

Release data about opioid distribution

Editorials

Other than the obviously profitable knowledge of where large pockets of vulnerable drug addicts exist, we fail to see what critical trade secrets need to be protected by withholding information about pharmaceutical companies dumping pain pills in communities such as ours in Ohio. Yet a ...

US FDA should safeguard, not create issues

Editorials

Apparently the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has nothing better to do than launch a crackdown on producers of soy, almond and similar beverages labeled as “milk.” FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb tells reporters his agency may begin enforcing a federal regulation that stipulates milk ...

Waterline showcases teamwork

Editorials

Residents in several parts of western Trumbull County are thrilled to see the long-awaited waterline project get underway. They should be! This $15 million improvement was a long time in the making, and we, too, are excited to see the project finally moving forward, thanks to persistency ...

Not all employers may welcome marijuana majors

Editorials

The times, they are a-changin’ in the Buckeye State. Now, it’s possible to go to college and major in dope. Really. Hocking College in Nelsonville plans to offer new courses in marijuana. The goal is to offer an associated of applied science in laboratory sciences with a major in ...

New resource for kids with cancer merited

Editorials

It happens too frequently, right here in our communities. We see it in the collection cans at local stores, where we can donate money to help children battling cancer. We see it in newspaper stories about fundraising events to help their families. And we see it in obituaries of children whose ...

‘Deep State’ is going after Donald Trump

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: For those who are not up to date with the laborious work of Judicial Watch, a conservative activist group, it has been successful in exposing the Deep State’s and the Washington, D.C., establishment’s very deceptive and egregious actions taken against President Donald Trump. ...

Strengthen laws on Warren’s adult business

Editorials

To read the Niles ordinance regulating sexually oriented businesses, click here. It wasn’t that long ago that Warren was the place to go for visits to massage parlors and sex-related businesses. Multiple Warren-based massage parlors even regularly advertised their questionable business ...

Ballot initiatives can create big problems

Brenda J. Linert

Patient advocates this month submitted hundreds of thousands of signatures to Ohio election officials hoping to qualify for the Nov. 6 ballot a proposed Ohio constitutional amendment that will add new regulations to Ohio’s kidney dialysis clinics. The group still has about 10,000 valid ...

An apology needed from Trump voters

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: We are all Americans, and differences of opinions whether right or wrong should not divide us. The key to correcting our mistakes and repairing the damage is to admit to having made them and to work together to correct them and to make sure we don’t make them again. In this era ...

Trump has shown treason against US

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: As far as I am concerned, President Donald Trump already showed treason against America. When you stand before the world and say you believe Russia more than America’s intelligence agencies, that is treason against your own country if you are the leader of that country. Our ...

Democrats using kids as political pawns

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Former President Barack Obama and other previous presidents used the same immigration policy dealing with illegals crossing the border as President Donald Trump was using. It was not his policy, but one put in place in 1997. Previous presidents put children in cages and in ...