City snow cleanup falls short again


It’s not unusual this time of year for our region to be walloped by a large snowstorm dumping a foot or more of snow here. Yet, somehow each time this happens it seems we still become overwhelmed and roads, particularly in Warren, remain unplowed or at least snow-covered days after the storm ...

Keep the Valley united in new Congress maps


As mapmakers return to the drawing board after the Ohio Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional the redrawn congressional and state legislative district lines, we again urge legislators not to forget the importance of keeping our Mahoning Valley united in one congressional ...

Set priorities now for possible federal funding


As members of Ohio’s congressional delegation discussed the amount of money headed to the Buckeye State from the Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act, there was agreement: Priorities should be set for the money. U.S. Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Columbus, said the funding will be $1.4 billion for ...

Prison system right to use body cameras


Soon, Ohio officers wearing body cameras won’t just be on street patrol. According to Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Director Annette Chambers-Smith, that agency is in the process of purchasing and equipping all of Ohio’s prison and parole staff with body-worn ...

Ohio legislators fail their constituents

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Officeholders should take oaths to heart


January is the time of year when we see many aspiring and newly elected officials taking office, either as a returning incumbent or as a first-time elected official. No matter which is the case, these officials have been duly elected — or in some cases appointed — to serve to the best of ...