Letters to the Editor

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Here we go again in northwest Warren. Imperial another St. Joseph Riverside Hospital? St. Joe’s turned into a rat hole as nothing was allowed to occupy it. Christ Our King church — same. Let’s now add to the list of prohibited occupations of buildings that turn into criminal havens and ...

Niles leaders need to think about residents

DEAR EDITOR: This falls under the category of “You can’t make this stuff up.” Who in their right mind would negotiate a contract that states that the water department doesn’t work weekends? The city let a water main break run for more than 24 hours because it’s against the ...

It’s time for GOP to take stand for gun control

DEAR EDITOR: While Putin sits back and laughs as Americans go about shooting one another, he cannot be blamed for the epidemic of gun violence in America. That honor falls to Republicans, who refuse to control guns even though almost all Americans are demanding some kind of anti-gun ...

Dems must be desperate in decision to use John Dean

DEAR EDITOR: The Judiciary Committee brings as a first witness to testify, at taxpayers’ expense, to impeach President Trump, 80-year-old John Dean, the master manipulator of the Watergate scandal. He served four months in jail, is a felon, disbarred lawyer, did not even read the Mueller ...

Bible says the love of money is the root of evil

DEAR EDITOR: Contrary to popular religious belief, money is not the root of all evil. Read your Bible. It is the “love” of money that is the root of all evil. The sun also does not rise. The sun is not what’s moving. It is the earth that is turning. What I just stated is fact. So think ...

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Fifty-five years ago on Aug. 1, Operation Sea Orbit started. The first nuke-powered surface ships — Bainbridge, Long Beach and Enterprise, Nuclear Task Force One — steamed through the Straits of Gibraltar. On Aug. 6, 4,299 members of the Enterprise crew, including myself, became members of ...

State expungement bill makes sense

DEAR EDITOR: On June 10 state Senators Michael Rulli and Sean O’Brien introduced SB 160. If passed, this bill will make it much easier to expunge records for those once incarcerated for mostly nonviolent offenses. While some see this bill as controversial, it will provide Ohioians with ...

Whose interests does Tim Ryan represent?

DEAR EDITOR: Once again Warren and Trumbull County are in the spotlight in a negative way. Our congressman decided not to honor our flag or national anthem. This is a person that wants to govern all of America. We should have known better when he decided to protect an illegal person in ...

The evolution of killing in America

DEAR EDITOR: At first, mankind killed for food to survive, by using rocks and sticks, since killing something big enough to fight back was extremely difficult. Sadly, killing moved to fellow human beings for all sorts of reasons — jealousy, greed, lust as well as war between groups of ...

Mass shootings now require some action

DEAR EDITOR: Can this really be happening in this country? Two mass shootings in one week — one in El Paso that left 20 dead, and one in Dayton that left nine dead. How can we protect ourselves from this? Stricter gun laws and taking certain guns off the market is not the answer. We ...

Funds transfer will trigger base closure

DEAR EDITOR: I’m tired of local Republicans standing up for this man in the White House. Remember in his tax bill of November 2017, General Motors got tax breaks to move the Cruze to Mexico. GM’s cut was $240 million. President Obama bailed out Chrysler and GM and took trouble from the ...

Reps should help hold Trump to one term

DEAR EDITOR: I feel a response is in order to some writers supporting this president of the United States, or POTUS, espousing they hate haters of him. There are four women in Congress elected by folks they represent — not by the haters or by POTUS. Folks like these haters are the very ...

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It was funny to see Ohio Sen. Sean O’Brien posing for photos in Workhorse’s corporate office the same week that the company posted $6,000 in sales during the second quarter. This does not seem to be an indicator that this company will actually be successful in buying the Lordstown plant. ...

Don’t let ‘Squad’ get away with actions

DEAR EDITOR: I feel sorry the “Squad” has let everyone down. They had a chance like everyone else who works hard and wins the vote of people to join in lawmaking. Just getting there is an honor, and many women have had an up-hill climb to be part of the elected. The problem shows up ...

Ryan increasingly a ‘tax-and-spend’ liberal

DEAR EDITOR: Why has U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan waited till now to unleash his U.S. industrial plan? Look at the thousands of jobs he could have saved like General Motors-Lordstown, Denman Tire Corporation, Lear Seating and many more. Every day Ryan becomes more like a tax-and-spend liberal. I am sure ...

Legislation could help defeat opioid crisis

DEAR EDITOR: The opioid epidemic is the largest public health crisis America ever has faced, and it’s far from over. Let’s not forget this crisis had origins with prescription medications most commonly written for musculoskeletal conditions like back pain. Sadly, this might have been ...

Liberals want to take away ‘American dream’

DEAR EDITOR: As many others, I am disgusted with those who stand against this country, who mock our president and disrespect our flag. This country has its flaws; however, it is the most generous, compassionate and charitable country in the world. Those so filled with hatred for America should ...

Accentuating positives makes us all better

DEAR EDITOR: A popular saying during World War II was “Accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative, and don’t mess with Mr. In-between.” But this saying means as much today as it did then. In today’s world, being positive means to help the hungry, sick and homeless, also to ...

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If the Kinsman Lake is not a flood-control project or a water source for municipal or industrial use, why spend taxpayer dollars to restore it? The government is not about to put a pond on my property to give me waterfront access. — Warren It’s ironic that the man who campaigned for ...

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The LED street light vs. sodium lights saga in Warren that’s been in the newspaper for months has a (pardon the pun) “glaring” problem. They said the sodium lights are rated at 100 watts and the LEDs are 50 watts — thus half the light output, if output is what their referring to. They ...