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Opinion

Falls should drop speed camera idea

Editorials

Newton Falls was correct to table discussions about adding a speed camera program to village law enforcement, and now should permanently toss the idea out. Attributing the idea in part to the coronavirus pandemic that heightened awareness of social distancing to help protect law enforcement ...

Study highlights bipartisanship

David Skolnick

Bipartisanship is such a rarity in national politics that when it occurs, it’s news. We live in an era when many people see things as black and white, even though most things are shades of gray. It’s common to criticize the mainstream media, yet plenty of people believe the most ...

Demand Taliban must steer clear of terrorism

Editorials

While we Americans were paying tribute to our fallen heroes during Memorial Day weekend, Muslims here and abroad were marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Even in Afghanistan, there was a pause in hostilities between government and Taliban forces. It came as U.S. and Taliban ...

Trust Ohioans to self-police as state reopens

Editorials

As operations at Ohio businesses, including restaurants, bars, retailers and now gyms, salons and others are permitted to resume amid a “flattening curve” of the COVID-19 pandemic, many residents are eager to get out of the house, albeit with new restrictions. The guidelines spelled out ...

Postal service owes LaRose, voters answers

Editorials

Don’t you just love bureaucratese, the language used so often by government officials in attempts to put lipstick on the proverbial pig? Ohioans may have a new candidate for the government-speak hall of fame. It is a statement by U.S. Postal Service Chief Operating Officer and Executive ...

Remember fallen in a new way, and look toward future

Editorials

Today we mark Memorial Day, the national observance in which we to pay homage to those who’ve died in military service to our country. As we honor our fallen service men and women, many of us also use the opportunity to remember our deceased loved ones. This year, many of us will be ...

Hospitals for rural areas deserve funding

COVID-19

DEAR EDITOR: The COVID-19 crisis has had serious repercussions on all areas of industry, and despite being a health care pandemic, our hospitals are at the forefront of the impact. Hospitals and medical providers all halted nonemergency procedures in order to preserve personal protective ...

County must be prudent in hiring process

Editorials

Trumbull County Commissioner Frank Fuda remains adamant that some hires need to be made immediately in the Sanitary Engineer’s office, despite the possibility of some revenue loss in that department due to lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fellow commissioner Dan Polivka is not ...

Community learning centers offer hope to Valley schools

Community Columnists

We’re in a difficult time for public education. Spending at the state level has been cut, and with a slow economy we can expect more funding struggles statewide and locally. At the same time, our students’ academic, emotional and physical needs are greater than ever due to the challenges of ...

Despite past outcomes, keep planning

Brenda J. Linert

Little did we know when my eldest son, a senior at Youngstown State University, headed off in March to Fort Lauderdale for a last hurrah during spring break with his college friends that it REALLY would be a last hurrah for college. I recall my mother asking in the early days of the ...

Dark money must be kept out of politics

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: One person, one vote is a thing of the past. Dark money has changed that. While major players that changed things managed to keep their names out of the news, the only thing we now see is the re-election of President Donald Trump, who has pushed back government policies as we ...

WRTA’s good service lifts spirits of rider

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I’m writing with a much deserved shout-out to the Western Reserve Transit Authority for its compassionate community service by offering continued bus transportation throughout these difficult times. Although WRTA’s fixed-route service had to be temporarily discontinued, it ...

Viewers should seek balanced news report

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Ever wonder which of the different national television networks present the fairest news? Well, I have. The definition of fairest is “in accordance with the rules or standards; legitimate.” Periodically, I watch all major networks for several days to see how I think they are ...

Difficult to show respect to president

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: The premature opening of the states is kind of like throwing the covers back on a cold morning and hoping to make it to the bathroom before something bad happens. Donald Trump once again claimed to have absolute power. He decided to relinquish some of that power to the governor ...

Defeat Trump in the general election

COVID-19

DEAR EDITOR: The failures of the Trump administration responding to this COVID-19 crisis are too numerous to list. The vast majority of American people know this fact. Testing is the most basic failure. Trump continues to say, “If you want a test, you can get a test.” My doctor’s ...

Sound off!

Letters to the Editor

Danny Lee Hill wins again. Miriam Fife and her family lose again. What a travesty of so-called justice. Hill should have been executed 30 years ago. I have the highest regard for Prosecutor Dennis Watkins, who has tried his best to have this case closed time and again, only to have the ...

Orchids and onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To Brookfield and Liberty boards of education for agreeing to share services as an attempt to cut spending. The school districts will share a bus mechanic. The co-op will cut costs by tens of thousands of dollars for each district. • ORCHID: To nonprofit group Rock4Reason for ...

Annie Glenn soared as well

Editorials

Annie Glenn was far more than just the wife of a hero. Her own courage and determination shown brightly, too. Glenn, 100, died Tuesday of complications from COVID-19. Upon learning of her passing, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine summed her up well: “She represented all that is good about our ...

Elections board correct to seek outside probe

Editorials

Whether intentional or not, it appears a violation occurred when the head of the local Republican Party circulated petitions for an independent candidate hoping to challenge Trumbull County Commissioner Mauro Cantalamessa. Even now, the candidacy of Dennis Malloy of Bazetta remains in ...

Ohio capital budget in jeopardy

David Skolnick

The state’s capital budget, which provides money for numerous projects, is in jeopardy of not being approved this year. The $2.6 billion biennial capital budget was expected to be introduced in March, with about $150 million in it for community projects, and passed well before now. But ...