Opinion

Make improved service to veterans a priority

Editorials

Important progress has been made in caring for those who have served our country, President Barack Obama told attendees at the Disabled American Veterans national conference Monday.Obama cited two "milestones." First, homelessness among veterans is down. Second, about 500,000 veterans have ...

Answers, ideas are needed on budget shortfall

Editorials

Warren Mayor Doug Franklin acknowledges carryover money in Warren's general fund has been declining for years.In fact, he admits in 2012, when he took office, the city carried over about $1.2 million. Since then, Warren has eaten into those funds for basic operating expenses until last year ...

Focus on eradication of evil

Editorials

Two Islamic State terrorists invaded a church in France during morning Mass Tuesday. Before they were shot down by police, they forced the 86-year-old priest to his knees and slit his throat.The attack was the most recent in a string of atrocities committed by Islamic terrorists, who seem to be ...

Legislation needed for reprehensible act

Editorials

If you are among the perverted class who engage in "upskirt" photography, Georgia may be the place for you."Upskirting," using small cameras, cellphones or other devices, is the practice of taking photographs of women in skirts from below. The whole idea is a sleazy invasion of privacy.But a ...

Letters to the editor

Letters to the Editor

Teen to represent Warren's 5th WardDEAR EDITOR:Surprising everybody and nobody at the same time, the 5th Ward Democratic Party committee people appointed the 18-year-old daughter of their party chairman to serve out the council seat vacated by Vince Flask.The Trumbull County Democratic Party ...

Letters to the editor

Letters to the Editor

Teen to represent Warren's 5th WardDEAR EDITOR:Surprising everybody and nobody at the same time, the 5th Ward Democratic Party committee people appointed the 18-year-old daughter of their party chairman to serve out the council seat vacated by Vince Flask.The Trumbull County Democratic Party ...

Trumbull County courts

Letters to the Editor

New cased filed in Trumbull County July 16 to 23:COMPLAINTSAM LAMANCUSA TREASURER TRUMBULL COUNTY OHIO vs. PERKINS, WILLIE T. et alSAM LAMANCUSA TREASURER TRUMBULL COUNTY OHIO vs. THOMAS, DONALD E. et alSAM LAMANCUSA TREASURER TRUMBULL COUNTY OHIO vs. JONES, BRIAN K. et alSAM LAMANCUSA ...

Police blotters

Letters to the Editor

WarrenPolice activity reported July 22-29:July 29, 2:53 a.m. - David M. Copes, 18, 217 E. Main St., Girard, was arrested on a warrant charging him with disorderly conduct.1:18 a.m. - A car was reported stolen at 1180 Robert Ave. NW #G1-G12.Midnight - Thomas E. Graham, 23, was arrested on a ...

Responsibility for acquittal of police officers must be shared

Editorials

On April 12, 2015, Baltimore police arrested 25-year-old Freddie Gray on a charge of possessing an illegal switchblade knife.He was placed into the back of a police van, where he fell into a coma. He died in a hospital seven days later of injuries to his spinal cord. Some in the community said ...

Orchids and Onions

Editorials

n ORCHID: To the many volunteers who spent a couple of days this week cleaning and ridding a home on Belvedere Avenue SE of bed bugs. The resident has cancer and has been too sick to maintain the home, and because of its condition, she has been living with a relative. Also, hundreds of dollars ...

Unions right for endorsing Rob Portman

Editorials

For many years, labor unions almost reflexively supported Democrat candidates for office. Republicans need not apply, even if it was clear their policies were better for unions' members.That has changed for officials in some unions, as evidenced by two endorsements received by Sen. Rob Portman, ...

Black eyes must stop in office of Engineer

Editorials

Just about the same time we were learning last week that former Trumbull County Engineer David DeChristofaro's criminal record would be permanently sealed and expunged, we also were hearing that a special prosecutor was being appointed to investigate possible wrongdoing by current Trumbull ...

Don’t jump to criticize NATO statement

Editorials

President Barack Obama and his former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, probably are the last people who should be lecturing Donald Trump about the United States keeping its commitments to other countries.Trump, the Republican candidate for president, has suggested U.S. military aid to its ...

Cleveland RNC planning something to be proud of

Editorials

Cleveland and RNC planners have every reason to be proud.Remember the lead-up to the Republican National Convention? For weeks before it opened, there was speculation about violent demonstrations and confrontations among competing protesters as well as between them and police.Instead, this ...

High cost of staying in Warren

Community Columnists

Sometimes residing in good old Warren, where the cost of living is relatively low, exacts a pretty high price. I'm not talking about dollars and cents, I'm talking about the cost of not seeing those family members and friends who have gone away to other places for greater opportunities or maybe ...

Record may be expunged, not forgotten

Editorials

Retired Stark County Judge Richard Reinbold last week ordered the criminal conviction records of former Trumbull County Engineer David DeChristofaro be sealed and expunged.We are disappointed in that decision and the fact that opposition voiced last year by an attorney in the Ohio Attorney ...

Letters to the editor

Letters to the Editor

Marijuana forums encouragedDEAR EDITOR:As a volunteer member of the Trumbull County Mental Health Board for nearly 17 years, one of my responsibilities is to commit to improve the well being of our community by advocating for an effective, efficient and quality system of alcohol, drug and ...

Don’t promise secrecy in public matters

Editorials

Anytime a public body enters into a settlement agreement, confidentiality should not be a factor.We are, of course, referring to the Western Reserve Port Authority's recent decision to pay a former employee $40,000 in a settlement, and then promising never to talk about it.Lauren Iaderosa, a ...

Don’t promise secrecy in public matters

Editorials

Anytime a public body enters into a settlement agreement, confidentiality should not be a factor.We are, of course, referring to the Western Reserve Port Authority's recent decision to pay a former employee $40,000 in a settlement, and then promising never to talk about it.Lauren Iaderosa, a ...

Letters of faith

Letters to the Editor

One nation under GodDEAR EDITOR:America, a once-great nation, has turned into a divided land, not only physically but spiritually. Lives are contrasted by those who live for God and those who refuse to do so.It is God who defines what constitutes immorality, not culture. God's Word ...