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Opinion

Liberty Township is highway speed trap

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: My wife recently drove through Liberty Township, and we now have memories of it, but unfortunately they are not fond. While she was only in the township for a few minutes, the speed cameras caught her doing 77 mph in a 65 mph zone. Since the speed limit for that highway is ...

Choice most important in all elections

Editorials

We think voters always should have a choice for every elected office. That’s why a few recent unrelated decisions make us hopeful for some upcoming elections in Trumbull County. Often very specific qualifications place great limits on who may run for certain posts. The Trumbull County ...

Officers’ legacies are helping area students

Brenda J. Linert

A dozen or so college students gathered last week for a lovely luncheon in a room inside Kilcawley Center on the campus of Youngstown State University. Most were accompanied by their parents. Also attending were university officials, including President Jim Tressel, along with other special ...

County must intervene in Liberty water issue

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Thank you for your recent article concerning water rates paid to the city of Girard by approximately 1,500 metered users in Liberty Township. Our rate is the second highest in the state of Ohio based on data provided by the Ohio EPA. This rate is a major deterrent to commercial ...

Recalling legacy of Professor Bright

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I am writing to reflect on a powerful yet quiet force lost in the Youngstown community recently. That is the loss of Professor Al Bright. Professor Bright was certainly well known in our community due to his world-acclaimed artistic works. Professor Bright also happened to be ...

Vaping, like smoking, can be silent killer

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Vaping is the new cool thing to do around here, right? Everyone from young adolescents to older adults are doing it. In fact, it is the complete opposite. Vaping is becoming a major issue here in the United States. It is considered the act of inhaling and exhaling the vapor ...

Election result humbles new trustee

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: This is to extend thanks and appreciation to the residents of Bazetta Township who came out Nov. 5 to support and cast their vote for me. I look forward to serving township residents as a new trustee for the next four years. I will work hard to improve the township of Bazetta ...

How energy efficient are electric vehicles?

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: You recently had an article about electric trucks to be built here and how it would restore some of the jobs that have been lost with the closing of the GM Plant in Lordstown, and indeed, some of the lost jobs will be restored. My question is: How long will an electric truck ...

What are Democrats really running on?

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: What are the Democratic presidential candidates really running on? From the last debate, it sounded like impeachment. Is that something to run on? After listening plus some research, they are running on: rebuilding the middle class; tax hikes; VAT tax; free college; ...

‘Medicare for All’ not sustainable

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Medicare: Government pays 80 percent of healthcare; $135.50 comes off our Social Security check every month of this, then people have to buy supplemental insurance to pay for the rest of the 20 percent. Some may include eye and dental, all of which depends on which plan you ...

Sound off!

Letters to the Editor

Niles citizens should be outraged. Administrators should be ashamed of themselves. The city just emerged from fiscal emergency, and they vote themselves raises? The mayor said he wasn’t in it for the money? Council members, for the most part, are the same ones who served with the last ...

Orchids and onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To several Trumbull County Veterans Service Commissioners who recently spent a weekend in Washington, D.C., where they traveled to pay tribute to county residents who died in service to their country by laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National ...

Tax abatements work when used properly

Community Columnists

Debate rages on all sides as to the value and effectiveness of offering companies tax abatements to lure them to build or expand at a given location. From those who claim it is corporate welfare that ultimately cheats the poor and middle class to others touting the benefits of jobs and ...

Islamic terrorism still global threat

Editorials

One cannot blame the Turks for not wanting to be the world’s jailers for some of the most dangerous people on the planet. When Turkish forces invaded northern Syria to push back Kurdish separatists, they captured some facilities in which the Kurds were holding Islamic State terrorist ...

Recognize great heroism from World War II

Editorials

Heroism virtually unimaginable for most of us was commonplace during World War II. Four hundred seventy-two men and women performed deeds so courageous and selfless that they were honored with the Medal of Honor. Just two of those representatives of the Greatest Generation remain among us ...

Tim Ryan poised for key House role

David Skolnick

A recent announcement from a Gary, Ind., congressman that he wouldn’t seek re-election next year could result in a huge benefit to the Mahoning Valley. That Democratic congressman, U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, heads the powerful House Appropriations Committee’s Defense Subcommittee. It’s ...

Enforcement tools needed in Tyler’s Law

Editorials

Ohio lawmakers have taken necessary measures to strengthen safety inspection standards for amusement rides, and the move is important for Buckeye State residents who want to be able to enjoy themselves at our fairs and festivals without the worry of a dangerous malfunction. It should not be the ...

Howland boys soccer deserves much praise

Editorials

A season with 21 wins, one loss and one tie is absolutely nothing to be ashamed of. That’s especially true when the one loss was in the state championship finals. Howland boys varsity soccer team has every reason to be proud of its season that just ended Sunday at the Division II state ...

Reprisal must be swift, harsh

Editorials

Americans who leave our country to reside in another are outside the protection of our government in most ways. But the sheer horror of what happened in Mexico this week — nine women and children massacred, apparently by drug cartel terrorists — cries out for some meaningful reaction by ...

Thank a veteran for dedicated service

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Veterans Day is Monday. Its inception began when fighting ceased on the eleventh hour of Nov. 11, 1918, of World War I, known as the “Great War” and regaled as “the war to end all wars.” Armistice Day was declared by President Woodrow Wilson on Jan. 11, 1919. He stated, ...