Opinion

Using data correctly does solve crimes

Editorials

Officially, the crime that took place behind a house in Martins Ferry Sept. 20, 1997, may have been listed as a “cold case.” It’s suspected that isn’t how the victim viewed it for more than two decades. She was 5 years old when she was raped. The harm her assailant caused is virtually ...

Ensure the Holocaust is not forgotten

Editorials

The last men and women who saw the horrors of the Holocaust with their own eyes will pass away within just a few years. No more elderly women will be left to tell about mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters sent to death camps, never to return. No more white-haired veterans who liberated the ...

Alter behavior to preserve all species on earth

Editorials

It is inevitable that some of the 8 million or so species of plant and animals on our Earth will go extinct within the next few decades. Some will die out this year. In many ways, nature is no guardian of biodiversity. Human activity is accelerating the rate of die-offs, scientists warn. They ...

Planned utility increase unfair

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Ban payouts from camera companies

Editorials

Tennessee-based Blue Line solutions collected $786,740 as its percentage of the 15,097 handheld camera speeding tickets issued to people driving too fast through the city of Girard last year. The city collected $1.18 million of the total $1.9 million that motorists coughed up last year. ...

With more information comes growth

Brenda J. Linert

Criticism comes frequently my business, sometimes from people accusing journalists of going too far in reporting details that they believe border on sensationalism or cross the line of what should be considered public information. Nowadays some critics simply take to social media to share ...

Concerns about transit are documented

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Hillside nurses seek fair new contract

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: National Nurses Week is a time of celebration for nurses where we are recognized for our unrivaled commitment to patients. Unfortunately, Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital nurses are feeling more unappreciated than ever. Our nurse’s union began contract negotiations in ...

Red flag is choosing money over God

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: History will record the great experiment in capitalism and democracy was brought down not by an aggressive foe or force of arms or superior technology. None of these things were the culprit. As President John Adams put it long ago, “There never has been a democracy that didn’t ...

Warren’s first-quarter finances outlined

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: A 2019 first quarter financial review, January through March, shows that Warren’s general fund collected $6,789,213, an increase of $513,820 above 2018, while total general fund expenses equaled $7,062,666, an increase of $493,709 above 2018. The first quarter saw a monthly ...

Orchids and onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To Newton Falls village council for entering into a contract with the YSU Office of External Affairs, Government Affairs and Economic development to receive assistance for economic and community development projects. The $30,000 cost includes services like grant writing that could ...

Opioid study must examine evolution

Editorials

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 39.2 of every 100,000 deaths in Ohio in 2017 were opioid-related overdoses. That rate is second only to West Virginia’s. To combat the problem, Ohio State University will lead a group of experts and six universities in spending a ...

Sound off!

Editorials

• Just a little more than 3,000 Warren voters cast ballots in Tuesday’s election out of 40,000 residents. What a sad statement about their citizenship. No interest and obviously no interest in the city. — Warren • Grace Fellowship Church bought McMenamy’s but is going to LaBrae ...

Keep cautious optimism on plant’s future

Editorials

Without a doubt, we all would have rather heard news this week that General Motors is reallocating a vehicle to the Lordstown plant and that it would be operating again soon. That, of course, was not the case, and instead it became abundantly clear that GM is not contemplating reopening the ...

Give no one a free pass on terrorism

Editorials

Juveniles who support terrorist groups actively can escape serious prosecution under federal law because of a 2018 U.S. Supreme Court ruling, The Associated Press reported recently. That has prompted federal prosecutors to skip proceedings against some minors, allowing state courts to handle ...

New district maps must be nonpartisan

Editorials

Preparing by June 14 a plan to redraw Ohio congressional district boundary lines would invite all sorts of mistakes, not to mention mischief by politicians seeking advantages. Yet a three-judge federal court opinion mandates state officials do just that. Issued last week in Cincinnati, the ...

Get out and vote; today is Election Day

Editorials

It’s always important to get out and vote on Election Day, but today’s election may be especially important in some local municipalities. That’s because for some races, the outcome of today’s primary election will determine who will take over the elected office. That’s because some ...

Delaying teen driving could save lives

Editorials

It has been said that really good moms and dads work hard to be excellent parents — not their children’s best friends. In other words, they do what is best for the youngsters, even if that does not please them. Those who make our laws should adopt the same approach. A bill pending in ...

Be vigilant to protect all our neighbors

Editorials

Anti-Semitism is not welcome in our community. As a people, we in the this area value our Jewish neighbors and have for generations. Anti-Semitism, or any other form of bigotry, is just wrong. You will have noticed that we italicized the words “community” and “people” above. That is ...