Editorials

Be vigilant to protect all our neighbors

Anti-Semitism is not welcome in our community. As a people, we in the this area value our Jewish neighbors and have for generations. Anti-Semitism, or any other form of bigotry, is just wrong. You will have noticed that we italicized the words “community” and “people” above. That is ...

Celebrate the life of hero Riley Howell

Let us hope the name of the man who shot two people to death and wounded two others at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte fades quickly from the public’s consciousness. If notoriety was part of his goal, it ought to be denied. Riley Howell, however, should be remembered. When ...

Move all but secures former rep’s future

Glenn Holmes’ attempt at secrecy in his move to better himself while refusing to be open and honest with the constituents who voted him into office is a clear example of why voters so often are soured with government. It’s clear the Democrat elected to serve Ohio’s 63rd House district ...

Orchids and onions

• ORCHID: To Howland Board of Education for implementing staff cuts needed to save taxpayer funds. The board cut nine non-teaching positions and will leave open positions of three retiring teachers in order to save some $500,000, in conjunction with the planned closing of North Road ...

Legal opinion raises speed camera issue

Funds collected by ticketing motorists via mail after their speed was caught by hidden police officers using hand-held cameras now will be used to help give elected officials in Girard handsome pay raises. Girard city council this week approved raises for officeholders ranging between 6.5 ...

It’s time for release of OSU’s report

It is easy to understand why Ohio State University officials have not yet released a report on their investigation of the late Dr. Richard Strauss, despite the fact it has been a year since his misdeeds came to light. Strauss, who had been a doctor working with some of OSU’s athletic teams, ...

Tim O’Hara better choice for Hubbard

Residents of Hubbard should be proud to have two solidly entrenched candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for mayor. Both Hubbard Councilman-at Large Benjamin Kyle and Hubbard 2nd Ward Councilman Tim O’Hara for years have served their city in their official elected capacity, in ...

Make Valley, state appealing to big business

Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof, R-Medina, is excited about the record number of new businesses being established in the Buckeye State — more than 13,700 new filings in March alone. That is part of a long trend of increases in new business filings, for which Obhof hopes to give credit to ...

Mount war on terrorism in earnest

Only about 7.5 percent of Sri Lankans are Christians, but even that tiny number apparently is intolerable to Muslim extremists. On Easter Sunday morning, as many of the country’s Christians were celebrating Easter, the terrorists slaughtered nearly 300 of them in a series of church bombings. ...

Police reacted correctly when threat surfaced

A friend of Sol Pais, the 18-year-old Floridian who set off a hunt for her because of concern she might intend to do harm to others, says law enforcement authorities overreacted. “She never threatened anyone. There are no credible threats and only assumptions that she was (a threat) just ...

Don’t place nuclear bailout on all Ohioans

Supporters claim House Bill 6 incentivizes clean energy development, but at the end of the day, a new pot of money created by tacking assessments on to the monthly power bills of all Ohioans will be used to bail out FirstEnergy’s bankrupt nuclear power plants. The aging Davis-Besse plant ...

Orchids and onions

• ORCHID: To the local and state officials involved in securing and releasing $1.4 million in state funds for road improvements at Hallock Young Road at Ellsworth Bailey Road to support the $140 million TJX distribution center construction project coming to Lordstown. This was just another ...

School income tax creates a slippery slope

Newton Falls School officials believe an earned-income tax levy, if it passes, will create a more equitable tax by assessing the earned income of anyone who lives or works within the boundaries of the school district rather than taxing properties. But what about those who don’t work, yet ...

Doug Sollitto is best for Niles’ 1st Ward

Niles 1st Ward Democratic challenger Doug Sollitto acknowledges that during his political campaign, he has found many Niles 1st Ward residents saying they will support Sollitto simply because they want to vote against incumbent Councilman PJ Kearney. As we see it, that’s OK. No matter how ...

Warren, Democrats take voters for suckers

Con artists succeed primarily by convincing their victims that riches can be had with little or no investment or risk. So do some politicians. Contenders for the Democratic Party nomination for president next year seem to be engaged in a race to determine which one can offer the most ...

Mexico must do more to stop migrant train

Give Mexican officials some credit for working with the United States to stem the tide of illegal immigrants flowing through their country and into the U.S. In contrast with past practice, Mexico seems to be more interested in keeping its promises regarding the problem. It is, after all, a ...

Niles incumbents should keep seats in at-Large race

Now solvent, the city of Niles emerged last month from nearly five years of state-imposed fiscal emergency. Not unexpectedly, staying that way was among the top priorities touted by each of the four candidates seeking the Democratic nomination to fill three Niles Council at-Large ...

Sherrod Brown’s words full of divisiveness

During his visit to the Youngstown Air Reserve Station last week, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, was touting the Democratic talking points by blasting away at President Donald Trump’s attempt to find border wall funding. Brown called the president’s latest proposal to redirect federal ...

Trump’s try to save image did more harm

Most of the more than 400-page report special counsel Robert Mueller submitted to the Justice Department falls into the “tell us something we didn’t know” category. From various sources, Americans already had been made aware of nearly all the conclusions Mueller’s team reached in its ...

Hicks should win Democrats’ nomination

Attorney Greg Hicks has served as Warren Law Director since 1992, leading some to argue it is time for a change. While we, too, fear that complacency is always a danger when an elected official has held office for decades, we also know that experience is an asset that is hard to ...