Opinion

Liberty explains open enrollment action

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Liberty Township and Liberty Local Schools have a rich history of ethnic, racial and religious diversity benefiting the community and education of resident students. Today, enrollment trends and projections show Liberty Schools are facing imbalance of student demographics in ...

Polivka is wrong in his criticism

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Shame on Trumbull County Democratic Party Chairman Dan Polivka. Mr. Polivka is disappointed with U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan for backing Trumbull County Commissioner incumbent candidate Frank Fuda. Well, the Democratic party and Trumbull County is probably disappointed in Mr. ...

Retain incumbent Commissioner Fuda

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Here we are again in the midst of election season. Political signs and campaign slogans are everywhere. As a Trumbull County resident and a registered voter candidates need to earn my vote. I want to hear what they are going to do for Trumbull County. Spending campaign funds on ...

Niles City Schools problems run deep

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: We are again being asked to pass a school levy in Niles, even though they have lowered the asking price. In the fall, I wrote a letter and sent it to the Board of Education. Niles Schools Superintendent Ann Marie Thigpen called to discuss my problem with this levy. Her first ...

Fuda makes clear-headed decision

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Trumbull County has some county commissioners who don’t understand mathematics. Over the past few decades, our county has had a large population decrease, a loss of much of its manufacturing base and therefore, fewer issues to settle and fewer tax dollars to work with. ...

Weak choices in GOP race for statehouse

Editorials

We are pleased to see the existence of a contested race on the GOP primary ballot for 64th statehouse district, but that’s not to say we are pleased with the choice being offered by these two candidates. Both candidates seeking the Republican nomination, Martha Yoder of West Farmington and ...

Put focus on existing rules, not new ones

Editorials

Big government’s standard answer for any problem is to insist it needs more power, usually in the form of additional burdensome regulations. Time and time again, however, the public sees clearly that the problem is ineffective enforcement of existing rules. The ongoing scandal involving ...

Pico deserves vote in Family Court election

Editorials

Samuel Bluedorn and Jack Pico, opponents in the Democratic primary for Trumbull County Family Court judge, are both fine local attorneys who probably represent well their clients’ best interests. Of course, following and enforcing the letter of the law is critical in the practice of all ...

Best wishes to local NFL draftees

Editorials

Let us be the first to welcome Billy Price and James Daniels to the NFL. These two standout offensive linemen from Austintown and Warren, respectively, are just the latest in a long line of local football players to go pro. By all indications, hopes are strong that both will go high in the ...

Base decision on abilities, not on politics

Editorials

Senators debating whether to confirm President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Department of Veterans Affairs have a legitimate concern: Is Navy Adm. Ronny Jackson, who is the White House physician, up to the job? In his role as the president’s doctor, Jackson manages a staff of about ...

Move forward with rezoning consideration

Editorials

Today was the day Lordstown’s planning commission was supposed to consider a proposed zoning change on a large swath of land where TJX Companies Inc. was considering building a major HomeGoods distribution center. Had the request gone forward and had the village’s planning commission ...

Don’t allow Kim to delay disarmament

Editorials

North Korea’s claim it will suspend testing of nuclear weapons is the show of good faith that absolutely had to precede direct talks between that country’s dictator, Kim Jong Un, and U.S. President Donald Trump. But Trump is right to adopt what, at first glance, may seem to be a ...

Dems’ demand of support from all is improper

Editorials

Members of the Trumbull County Democratic Party are out of line in demanding that everyone in the local party should do as they say. Throughout the years, we have consistently criticized political parties that attempt to create a political playbook with hopes of steering voter decisions. As ...

Letters to the editor – April 22, 2018

Letters to the Editor

TJX pullout costs area millions DEAR EDITOR: As a lifelong resident and business owner in Trumbull County, I am deeply saddened and embarrassed by the lack of leadership and fortitude exhibited by Lordstown elected officials and community leaders. In the face of decades of population ...

Area leaders must drive vision, growth

Editorials

HomeGoods’ decision to withdraw plans that would have brought 1,000 jobs and a new 1.2 million-square-foot construction investment to Trumbull County leaves writing on the wall for all the world to see. The signal we’ve been sending in recent weeks culminated Friday when HomeGoods, a ...

Intentions alone don’t bring jobs to the area

Brenda J. Linert

Does the name Element Electronics mean anything to you? It may not since the company doesn’t manufacture anything here. But the name sure means something to the many workers inside the Element Electronics TV manufacturing facility in Winnsboro, S.C. The company is owned and operated by ...

Trusting Kim, North Korea not an option

Editorials

Are U.S. officials being played like the proverbial violin by North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un? We hope not, but we also must not assume a sincere, humane bone exists in Kim’s body. Mike Pompeo, the CIA chief soon to become secretary of state, met secretly with Kim a few days ago, the ...

Barbara Bush spoke mind, had no false pretense

Editorials

Barbara Bush was more than a beloved first lady. She felt like the first grandmother to many. Bush died this week at age 92, after instructing her doctors to stop treatment that might have prolonged her life. It was typical of a woman who, while in the White House, made it clear she would ...

Let’s hope attack brings desired result

Editorials

Syria was not the only, or even the most important, target in Friday’s attack on chemical weapons facilities in that country. The focus was on deterring use of such fearsome armaments by any nation. Bashar Assad, Syria’s murderous dictator, has used chemical agents on his own people in ...

Drop lawsuits against MVSD and township

Editorials

We are dismayed at lawsuits filed by former public officials that must be defended at a cost to the public, even after evidence shows that the officials lost their jobs — jobs paid by public funds — because of their own actions. Anthony Vigorito, formerly chief engineer and plant ...