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We were just talking yesterday about bringing Amazon to our area. What a win-win ... inexpensive housing, great schools, wonderful entertainment opportunities and nice people! It just doesn’t get better than that! — Warren It’s unbelievable what’s going on in Washington. Each day a ...

Orchids and onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To Mathews School District for investing $19,590 from its general fund to upgrade the school’s water system and make its water potable. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency said, for the first time in years, Currie Elementary School water is safe to drink. During those years, ...

Inspect home before buying

Community Columnists

Now that you have an accepted offer to purchase your dream home, what’s the next step? Ordering a general home inspection is the logical choice. A general home inspection will offer you some assurance and peace of mind that this major purchase is the one you actually “dreamed ...

Release the investigative report now

Editorials

The Trumbull County Planning Commission should release the recently completed report on the outcome of an investigation into conflicts between Trumbull County Planning Commission director Trish Nuskievicz and Trumbull County Engineer Randy Smith. Nuskievicz and her spouse made the issue ...

Enforce gun laws already on the books

Editorials

Local, state and federal advocates of more limits on firearms ownership and use might do well to take aim at another method of curbing the mayhem caused by gun violence — enforcing existing laws. Just a few days ago, five people were killed and six others wounded when Gary Martin pulled out ...

Consider some more sensible protections

Editorials

While some ultra-liberal members of Congress are advocating crazy, impossible initiatives such as the “New Green Deal,” some of their peers are going quietly about the business of doing something productive about climate change. Last week, U.S. Reps. David McKinley, R-W.Va., and Scott ...

Judges will determine executive limits

Editorials

Give President Donald Trump credit for being transparent about his plan to exert executive authority in what many view as a challenge to Congress. At least Trump is not engaging in a covert operation. For months, the president has insisted at least $5.7 billion is needed to erect new barriers ...

Warrants must be served more quickly

Editorials

Too often, we hear of violent crimes committed by people who ought to have been behind bars instead of finding new victims. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine wants to do something about that in the Buckeye State. Last week, DeWine announced he has created a task force to look into how arrest warrants are ...

Why not pitch GM plant to Amazon?

Editorials

New Yorkers have shunned Amazon’s plans to bring tens of thousands of jobs to that city in the form of HQ2. At the same time, General Motors is preparing to idle its automaking plant here, leaving some 5 million square feet of plant vacant. As we see it, this presents a clear opportunity ...

Butler decision ‘unconscionable’

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: This area has thrown countless dollars away on consultants to find new ways to bring revenue to the Valley. We now have the opportunity to bring new revenue to the Valley via the Norman Rockwell collection, and the Butler Institute of American Art wants to throw the new revenue ...

Administrative review needed in ballot issues

Editorials

Environmental activists from seven Ohio community groups are suing several local and state governmental entities, including the Mahoning County Board of Elections, claiming constitutional rights violations because some ballot issues were blocked from appearing on election ballots. The civil ...

The last flight with Maj. Karl Hoerig

Community Columnists

I sat in Judge Andrew Logan’s courtroom as Claudia Hoerig received her sentence of 28 years to life. I was overwhelmed with emotion. That February day meant so much to us all. The outcome so many hoped for now is written in stone. Justice prevailed, but the only ‘life sentence’ I observed ...

Crowded Dem presidential race still growing

Brenda J. Linert

By my count, I see about 16 Democrats who officially have declared runs toward the White House — give or take a few. That’s not including the dozen or so others still testing the water. Among those remaining undecided are a couple close to home — U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan, D-Howland, ...

Commission report must be released

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: On July 5, 2018, Trumbull County Planning Commission Executor Director Trish Nuskievicz authored a letter in which she made serious baseless allegations against me personally and the Trumbull County Engineer’s Office and staff. Thereafter, the letter was read into the ...

Tim Ryan never forgot Karl Hoerig

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: After 12 long years, justice was finally served in Trumbull County. Maj. Karl Hoerig’s murderer has been found guilty. I felt such a sense of relief hearing this news last week. I still remember that moment in 2007 when I heard that Karl had been shot and killed. I was in ...

‘Drive it home’ and buying US vehicles

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I am amazed that with the “Drive It Home” campaign and the daily news coverage on the idling of the Lordstown General Motors plant, in my mail this evening I received a solicitation from a Mahoning County Chevrolet dealership advertising “Happy New Year 2019, Featuring the ...

Do something for the people

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I’m Harvey, a product of Youngstown’s North Side, forged mere blocks from where Cadillac once dwelt on Wick Avenue. The prosperity once seen in the Valley is gone. It has melted just as the snow that used to blanket the ground for large swaths of time in my youth. Our ...

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Letters to the Editor

Every time it rains any great amount, Eagle Creek Road floods. This is a years-old problem. Why don’t the powers that be simply raise the road a couple of feet in that area? That must be less costly in the long run. I don’t understand why the people who live in this area put up with this ...

Orchids and Onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To Brookfield Middle School Student Council members for displaying incredible compassion by showing support for fellow students at nearby Hickory High School in Pennsylvania, where students Alexis Myers and Danielle Nelson were killed Sunday in a collision on Interstate 80. ...

Realtors are advocates

Community Columnists

One of the great things that Realtors assist in is advocacy. The National Association of Realtors, Ohio Realtors and our local Warren Area Board of Realtors constantly monitor matters and issues that may adversely affect homeownership and / or private property rights. It could be local ...