Opinion

DeWine’s right; not all wisdom is in Columbus

Editorials

Give Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine credit for recognizing something that all too many officials in state capitals throughout the nation do not. In his words, spoken Tuesday in Belmont County: “All wisdom does not reside in Columbus, Ohio.” DeWine was in Belmont County to talk with local officials ...

Weather economic storm together

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I never thought I would see greed in America at such troubling levels. I never thought I would see truth in America so elusive to so many. Benjamin Franklin warned of the dangers of the welfare state. Dwight Eisenhower warned us of the ever-expanding military establishment. ...

Sunshine week should trigger transparency

Brenda J. Linert

Warren and Trumbull County officials last week unveiled some 67 surveillance cameras they say will improve personal safety and provide evidence helpful in solving crime. But just as we continue to fight for the release of video from police body cameras and cruiser dash cameras, we foresee ...

Speed-camera usage is irresponsible

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Never mind the potential for errors or misidentifications, the lack of accountability or the myriad of constitutional problems. Let’s call camera cops what I believe they are: predatory, lazy, cowardly and grossly irresponsible. Let’s be clear — this isn’t about ...

United Methodists and sexuality

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Last month’s General Conference in St. Louis produced concern among United Methodist Ministers. This conference speaks officially for 12.6 million-member-worldwide denomination, voting to affirm a “long-held policy that the practice of homosexuality conflicts with church ...

Cruelty of corporate greed seen at GM

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: March 6, the day that witnessed the last Cruze manufactured at GM Lordstown, also appropriately marked the beginning of Lent this year. As the scriptures tell us, the founder of Christianity was sent into the wilderness for 40 days during which He directly encountered Satan. ...

Freedom of speech and the press

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I believe the news media — written, televised, all of it — must be held accountable like any other agency for falsely reporting information, commonly called “fake news.” In conversation, those who listen can evaluate the person, respond and dialog the issue in ...

Stopping presidential abuses of power

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: People too busy to stay informed need to learn that we have a sitting president who has committed infractions far more serious than the prejudiced slurs and lies he levied against others during his candidacy. They should know Trump paid $25 million to settle lawsuits against ...

We need a wall on the border with Mexico

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: This is in reference to 76,000 illegal immigrants entering the U.S. last month. Seventy-six thousand in one month — who says we don’t need a border wall? Must be a bunch of Democrats (socialists) who want to get these immigrants on the voter rolls. In his last two ...

Sound off

Letters to the Editor

New to Washington’s swamp is Alexandria Ocasta Cortez, “New Green Deal” leader. That would eliminate fossil fuels, cars, trucks and planes. In NYC she used Uber and cabs 100-plus times instead of subways. When she flew from NYC to Washington, she told a reporter a train takes too long. ...

Orchids and onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To the city of Niles for following state fiscal commission recommendations, enabling the city’s release from state fiscal emergency in a “near-record turnaround from serious debt to financial stability” of less than five years. The city had deficits in seven funds, but the ...

Changing face of ‘working class’

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Leif P. Damstoft wrote recently that he believes it is time for workers to throw off their chains. The first step is letting a worker know he is not in the middle class unless he earns more than $120,000 a year. He is in the working class and he has lots of company. Brothers and ...

Plan now for snow removal

Editorials

In the days after January’s major winter storm dumped about 14 inches of snow on our area, Warren officials defended their city’s snow-clearing efforts. They said the city was using a 1-to-2 combination of salt to ice-control material, or ICM, which is ash-like material. At the time, ...

Dems’ monster may be too far out of control

Editorials

House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi appears to have recognized that the monster she helped create — an ultra-leftist fringe —is a threat to her Democratic Party’s prospects for the presidency in 2020. The question she may be asking herself is whether she retains enough political ...

Why have Senators changed their minds?

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: When President Obama decided to unilaterally change immigration policy after Republicans took control of the Senate in 2014, Republicans said he was defying the Constitution, breaking the rule of law, and behaving like a king. They were right. The Constitution clearly divides the ...

‘Biblegate’ latest attack on president

Editorials

President Donald Trump is not the first politician to be the target of nitpicking by those who just can’t stand him, and he will not be the last. Still, the most recent episode — let us call it “Biblegate” — reaches new heights of desperation to find something, anything, to criticize ...

US should take lead in fight against Ebola

Editorials

We Americans have been very lucky in many ways. One of them involves the truly horrific disease Ebola. Few people in this country have given Ebola much thought since the severe outbreak in Africa during 2014-16. It killed more than 11,300 people, primarily in Guinea and Sierra Leone. Before ...

Reasonable Dems should be upset with extreme left

Editorials

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, established his credentials as a liberal Democrat on most issues long ago. So, his failure to gain traction in an abortive bid for the presidency ought to be viewed by his fellow Ohioans as a disappointment — and by Democrats all over the nation as an alarm ...

Hard work pays off for local speller

Editorials

For the second time in three years, Jeremy Slywczak, a student at Badger Middle School, has earned our congratulations for taking home the trophy for the 28th annual Tribune Chronicle Scripps National Spelling Bee last week. This year, it took 14 rounds for Slywczak, 14, to win by correctly ...

Enemies never should wear same uniform

Editorials

Arizonan Martha McSally spent 26 years in the military, becoming the first female Air Force pilot to fly in combat. She went on to a successful career in politics, leading her to the U.S. Senate. Clearly, she is a strong woman. Yet she was shaken deeply, as she participated in Wednesday’s ...