Opinion

Liberty voters: Consider Cizmar

Editorials

No one can argue that incumbent Liberty Township Trustee Jodi Stoyak doesn't care about her community.Clearly, she has nothing but the best intentions at heart, evidenced by more than a decade of elected service and her long list of community service and memberships.Stoyak said among her main ...

JobsOhio must be transparent to residents

Editorials

JobsOhio bills itself as a "private, non-profit economic development organization that helps businesses relocate, expand, and prosper in Ohio." It is the publicly funded restructuring of the Ohio Department of Development, and, while it has had some successes, it may be in need of another ...

It’s time for a change in Warren

Editorials

If you, as a Warren resident, are satisfied with the status quo on Warren's spending, economic development, operations and the overall direction of the city, then clearly Mayor Doug Franklin should get your vote this election.But if you see this as an opportunity for change and growth - and we ...

West Farmington revisited

Community Columnists

I had read a prepublication draft of the column (Oct. 6) I had written about the West Farmington farm experience to my sister, who had been there with me back then. We both wondered how that place would look after 70 years, although I had seen many changes when I had driven by about ten years ...

Dadisman should get nod in Niles Ward 3

Editorials

Niles 3rd Ward candidate Douglas Dadisman's background in business management, his attitude toward problem solving and demand for follow-thru on promises make him the best choice for the post currently held by councilman Edward Stredney.Also running for the post is Linda Marchese. Stredney is ...

Letters to the editor

Letters to the Editor

Limit candidates, let voters decideDEAR EDITOR:Donald Trump is the front runner. So what?Why are the Republicans so worried about this? They want their party favorite in - play along to get along. I came down on it this way, let Americans speak for themselves in the preelection year, and we ...

More reasons voters should say ‘no’ on state Issue 3

Editorials

When Ohioans head to the polls for the Nov. 3 election, they will be casting their votes not only on local candidates and issues, but also on three very important statewide issues, including whether Ohio should be the first state in the union to pass a Constitutional amendment to legalize ...

Orchids and Onions

Editorials

ORCHID: To Warren native and Harding graduate Amy Novelli, whose design was selected this week from among 22 submissions for a planned mural project on Scott Street NE. Orchid also to Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership for organizing the mural project and competition as part of its ongoing plans ...

$71 million for charter schools needs scrutiny

Editorials

Apparently, federal officials who hand states millions of dollars for charter schools do not pay much attention to what is going on with charter schools in those states. Otherwise, someone in Washington might have asked a question - "Hey, isn't that the same guy who ...?" - before approving a ...

House must pass defense bill handily

Editorials

When President Barack Obama can blame a "government shutdown" on conservatives in Congress, he spares no demagoguery in portraying them as arch-villains. But when it comes to funding for national defense, that's different.An appropriations bill for the Department of Defense was approved a few ...

ODOT’s dim bulb actually a bright idea

Editorials

A change made by the Ohio Department of Transportation may seem like a small thing - unless you've ever been driving at night on an ice-covered road and been blinded temporarily by flashing lights on a highways department truck being used to salt or cinder the pavement.ODOT is equipping its ...

Retain Pegg in Vienna Township

Editorials

Residents in Vienna Township would not go wrong with either candidate running for township trustee, but it is the experience and professionalism of incumbent Phil Pegg that earns him our endorsement over challenger Mary Swift.Both candidates expressed concern at the number of salt water ...

Consider expanding fatherhood program

Editorials

When a woman becomes pregnant, she has just three options: abortion, adoption or bearing and raising her child. Too often, those who decide, in effect, to have and hold on to their babies do so on their own. The children's fathers want no part of fatherhood.Some men - and boys - who leave the ...

Retaining Hill is a must for Lordstown

Editorials

Desires for expanded retail and grocery options, senior citizen housing and completion of sanitary sewers are common goals expressed by all four mayoral candidates in Lordstown. However, the candidate who most understands the challenges that come with attempting to achieve these goals is ...

Be selective with tougher sentencing laws

Editorials

Rejecting all "get tough on crime" initiatives makes no more sense than locking up everyone who breaks the law, no matter how minor their offense. Some people ought to be locked up for a long, long time, if for no other reason than to protect the public from them.Overcrowding in Ohio prisons is ...

Schools reform bill step in right direction

Editorials

For a few years, Ohio was something of a wild, wild West of charter schools. Lack of accountability meant serious problems at some of the privately run but publicly funded facilities.But there are new sheriffs in town, in the form of legislators who realize mistakes were made in giving charter ...

Letters to the editor

Letters to the Editor

Is Warren out of control?DEAR EDITOR:Are Warren and its city government out of control?1. Our auditor-elect is under FBI investigation for "terrorist type threats," which was publicly known before his primary win.2. Councilman Novak welcomed a new grocery store into the city and then union ...

Vote against monopolies, marijuana

Editorials

When more than 90 Ohio delegates gathered in 1851 for a constitutional convention to update and create a new state constitution - the document that was to be held as the fundamental law for Ohio - it is doubtful they intended for this important document ever to be used to promote and legalize ...

Impeach the IRS director

Editorials

WASHINGTON - "Look," wrote Lois Lerner, echoing Horace Greeley, "my view is that Lincoln was our worst president not our best. He should [have] let the [S]outh go. We really do seem to have two totally different mindsets." Greeley, editor of the New York Tribune, was referring to Southern ...

Political war all the time

Editorials

There is a time for war and a time for peace, according to the book of Ecclesiastes and The Byrds. In the contest to replace John Boehner as speaker of the House, the Republican candidates chose to sell themselves as full-time political warriors. Forget about the national interest. Their job, ...