Letters to the Editor

Sex, single parents are the new normal

DEAR EDITOR: Too many influences. It’s always about jobs rather than family. The man is the protector and provider; the woman is the homemaker, bottom line. But government and community services have put men on the streets. Sexual revolution, sex and single parents are the new normal. ...

Australian liberals in frustrated disbelief

DEAR EDITOR: Disbelief struck again when the conservatives scored a victory in Australia. The liberal national media opined for weeks for a liberal win. The liberals fear for their children and grandchildren with the global leaning towards the right. Why fret? According to the Democratic ...

Republicans oppose helping the needy

DEAR EDITOR: Donald Trump hates you, but don’t take it personally. He hates me too — and all of us who use publicly provided services, such as schools, parks, health care, collective bargaining, libraries and environmental protections. From his billionaire perspective, everything ...

Preserve trees for public enjoyment

DEAR EDITOR: As some of you may know, I and local environmentalists have been on a quest to save 42 acres of primeval trees located beside the Newton Falls School District from being cut down for a mere pittance. A hastily thought-out plan that was brought to attention by a worker who was ...

Eagle-eye camera can cost you $100

DEAR EDITOR: I’m thinking that happy times on the highway have run their course. “Car 54, where are you?” That’s what today’s driver contemplates while driving through town. You better not let your mind wander because two weeks later, you might get mail from the police ...

Composting and pine boxes preferable

DEAR EDITOR: Your May 16 editorial titled “Composting humans is going too far” made me think of my grandmother. She used to tell us to bury her in a pine box, but give her flowers while she was alive. We wanted her to have the best, and so a typical funeral with the embalming fluid and ...

One way to avoid telephone scam

DEAR EDITOR: It is very easy not to become the victim of a telephone scam when someone claims to be a grandson. Ask the caller what his number was on the football team. Don’t ask if he played football, but what his number was. If they don’t hang up, they may try to guess. Thing is — ...

Country’s homeless in need of our help

DEAR EDITOR: Homelessness isn’t something to be tolerated any longer in our country. It has occurred for far too many senseless years with very little being done by the government leaders or anybody for that matter. Some people say that the homeless choose to live like that. No, they are ...

Be cautious of kids waiting at bus stops

DEAR EDITOR: The school year will end soon, but until then, many students still will be riding school buses to and from school. The weather is getting warmer, and children may be getting to the bus stops early to spend time with their friends before heading to school. Drivers must be aware and ...

Sound off!

To those who don’t remember when we were thriving and steel mills started to decline, Republic Steel became LTV, then WCI, then gone. Delphi started moving to Mexico in the late 1970s or 80s. We watched it disappear to cheaper labor and more profit for companies. Politicians before Tim Ryan ...

Democratic nominee welcomes feedback

DEAR EDITOR: Thank you to all the citizens of Warren who took the time to vote in last Tuesday’s primary election. In particular, thank you to the 665 voters in the 3rd Ward who voted for me. A special thank you goes to the supporters who put out my yard signs and those who talked with me ...

Facility would be Warren’s death knell

DEAR EDITOR: I hope all downtown merchants unite and work together to keep a 65-bed drug recovery center from going into the Reeves apartment building. Great things have been going on downtown, including the innovative ideas of Mark Marvin who has chosen to come back to his hometown and put ...

Dig deeper to try to understand politics

DEAR EDITOR: The conservative press puts out pro-Trump propaganda just as surely as the liberal press members often behave as caricaturists. We must dig deeper into stories using alternative resources to verify facts. I prefer print media because I can explore it slowly. Hillary Clinton did ...

Thank a Democrat for things we enjoy

DEAR EDITOR: What have the Democrats done? Created Social Security; GI Bill of Rights; Civil Rights Act; Fair Labor Standards Act; 40-hour work week / eight-hour work day; public schools; women’s right to vote; Medicare and Medicaid; Safe food, drug, air and water acts; federal Farm Loan ...

Get involved; mental illness can be treated

DEAR EDITOR: In America today, approximately 45 million to 47 million — or one out of five Americans — is suffering with a mental health issue. Approximately 1 in 25 adults is experiencing a serious mental illness that substantially interferes with one or more major life activities. ...

Workhorse proposal needs put down

DEAR EDITOR: Time for a reality check regarding Workhorse. Although portrayed by Trump as some kind of winning thoroughbred, Workhorse is really more akin to a thoroughly emaciated lame horse ready for a glue factory rather than a grand automobile power house like GM Lordstown. But don’t ...

Sound off!

Once again, a renewal levy was voted down in Niles. This is so sad and embarrassing for our city. It is time to face facts. The people of Niles have no confidence in the leadership of Superintendent Ann Marie Thigpen. Why the board gave her a five-year extension last year is troubling. The way ...

Planned utility increase unfair

DEAR EDITOR: Because of the proposed Trumbull County Water and Sewage increase I feel compelled to tell you how this will affect me and many other senior citizens in Champion who live on a fixed income. We already are paying a minimum monthly amount of $52.57 regardless of how little water we ...

Concerns about transit are documented

DEAR EDITOR: While attending Transit Board meetings, I’ve been yelled at for recording meetings and told not to interfere with meetings upon suggesting the board begin when they wanted to delay to have four board members present to vote the same. I was told I was, “horrible to the ...

Coverage of Holmes’ resignation slanted

DEAR EDITOR: Over the past several years, I have had a front row seat to both praises and onslaught of criticisms directed towards my father, Glenn Holmes. It has been quite a roller coaster ride for not only my father, but for his family as well. Criticism, even that which is created with ...