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Editorials

Enforcement tools needed in Tyler’s Law

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

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

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 ...

Stay positive as EV future unfolds here

We, like most residents of the Mahoning Valley, had been hopeful that General Motors would return to automaking here in Lordstown after ending production in March of the popular and well-built Chevy Cruze. Sadly, last month it became very clear that wasn’t going to happen when the ...

Orchids and onions

• ORCHID: To Lordstown Village Council for voting 2-4 Monday against a plan that would have established new limits on tax abatements that could be negotiated in the village. If it had passed, it effectively would have bound the hands of economic development officials and surely would have had ...

Racism still plagues US

Just when you think it just may be possible that racism isn’t a problem anymore, the bigots remind us it is. A recent Associated Press story reported two events involving the late Emmett Till. Till was 14 when, in August 1955, he visited relatives in Mississippi. The black boy was born ...

Timing very bad for Niles pay raises

It’s true few residents ever would admit to willingly supporting pay raises for their elected officials. Even given that, the timing of raises approved last week for Niles elected officials truly couldn’t have been any worse. Some of the raises aren’t huge by most standards — but ...

Rape is wrong in all circumstances

Rape is a heinous crime, period. But in some circumstances, it is legal in Ohio. You read that correctly. Though state law makes raping a spouse a crime, there is a loophole: According to The Columbus Dispatch, the law “prevents rape charges from being filed when a spouse was drugged, ...

Do your civic duty and head to polls today

When you head to the polls today, you won’t see a race for president, statewide issues or even countywide seats. But that doesn’t mean this election isn’t important. In fact, it’s critically important in terms of local control and grassroots government. Sadly, elections ...

Past presidents are teachers, elder statesmen

It has been said that the art of politics is compromise. Mention that these days and it is entirely likely you will be accused of being a traitor by those on one of the polls to which political discourse seems to have been relegated. Perhaps both sides will flail away at you. Former President ...

Detailed rules needed with NCAA plan

Especially at major powers in the collegiate sports world, purely amateur athletics has been a myth for many years. Under-the-table gifts by well-to-do boosters have ensured that. Now, however, even the pretense may be about to end. Last week, the NCAA Board of Governors voted to allow ...

Orchids and onions

• ORCHID: To Warren Township trustees for seeking grants totaling about $134,000 that would be used to add sidewalks on the west side of Tod Avenue SW. If approved, the township would pay between $19,000 and $23,000 — about 20 percent of the project. Grants are an excellent way to stretch ...

Treat equally all accused lawmakers

The resignation of U.S. Rep. Katie Hill, D-Calif., is being questioned by some observers who say she is being held to a higher standard than male members of Congress accused of wrongdoing. It is not dodging the issue to point out the answer to that is no. Hill resigned her position. She was ...

New leader of IS, too, will be US target

It is doubtful that ISIS — the Islamic State terrorist organization — was without a leader for more than a few hours after its former head, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, died by his own hand rather than be captured in a raid by U.S. forces in Syria. ISIS already had a succession plan in place ...

Be cautious of our children out tonight

No doubt many adults are annoyed by reminders that we need to be on our toes to protect children in our communities. After all, we are adults, are we not? We don’t need to be told to watch out for the kids, do we? Apparently, we do, especially on Halloween. Children are twice as likely to ...

Both mayor choices bring questions

Incumbents seeking re-election to office often have an edge at the polls. Some might question whether that’s the case, though, in the race for Warren mayor. Democratic incumbent Doug Franklin is seeking to win his third term in office, but faces a challenge by former Trumbull County ...

Arno Hill deserves re-election

Lordstown Mayor Arno Hill has worked hard to secure new business after new business in his community, ranging from an aluminum plant to massive power plants and more. Today, walls are going up on a $140 million HomeGoods Distribution Center expected to employ some 1,000 workers with a $27 ...

Encryption of emergency calls limits freedoms

Few could argue that our founding fathers opposed this nation’s citizenry having a right and responsibility to participate in government. Indeed, citizen involvement is a critical ingredient in democracy. That is true in every aspect of government — including law enforcement. That’s ...

Orchids & onions

• ORCHID: To contractor Jet Excavating of New Middletown and to all the elected officials representing Kinsman, Trumbull County and even on the state and federal level, who were involved in securing grant money, hiring contractors, designing a plan and then building a new road in about three ...

Bigotry has no place in America

We know no one in our area who reacted to the attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue nearly a year ago with anything other than sorrow and anger. But a microscopically tiny number of people viewed the assault, in which 11 worshippers were murdered, as a model, according to the Anti-Defamation ...