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Letters to the Editor

Ohio legislators fail their constituents

DEAR EDITOR: While the holiday season was underway in November and December, Ohio’s Republican legislators in both the House and the Senate were passing bills, HB 227 and SB 215, allowing gun owners to carry a concealed weapon without a permit and eliminate the required eight-hour training ...

More high rates for 20 more years in Liberty

DEAR EDITOR: How sad that Trumbull County commissioners and Girard officials could not arrive at fair agreements for county water and sewer services provided by the city. This process has carried on for over two years. New contracts will relegate county users to maintenance of the status quo, ...

Layoffs or group health premiums?

DEAR EDITOR: Recently a Valley employer announced a layoff of 3 percent of the workforce in one of its production units. There’s been some public fuming over whether the layoffs compromise the existential mission of the employer. Yet, those employees needn’t be laid off at all and could, ...

How Tim Ryan earned my vote for senator

DEAR EDITOR: Happy 2022 everyone, and so it begins. The 2022 midterm elections are in high gear! Let me explain why Tim Ryan has earned my vote to be our next senator from Ohio. In 20 years of being of voting age, 20 years of writing and calling our elected officials, and roughly 10 ...

Sound off!

So Commissioner Frenchko, in order to enable her compliance with a Civil Protection Order for the commissioners’ clerk issued against her by a visiting judge, wants her colleagues to move their meeting to a separate location. Why? So then she can walk out of yet another meeting without doing ...

LETTER OF FAITH: Jesus soon will return to Earth

DEAR EDITOR: I came to Warren in 1953, moved from a housing project to Niles in 1962. We had five sons to start school. The older boys rode, but I had to drive younger ones to kindergarten. When our fourth son went with the older three, he came home very upset, not wanting to go back again. I ...