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Opinion

Electoral college is a legitimate system

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: My question is: Is it ignorance of or contempt for our Constitution that fuels the movement to abolish the Electoral College? Hillary Clinton blamed the Electoral College for her stunning defeat in the 2016 presidential election in her latest memoirs, “What Happened.” Some ...

Senators must recuse themselves from trial

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: We are about to witness the impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump, duly elected 45th president of these United States. Two of the senators who will act as jurors in the case have stated emphatically they will support the defendant, and because of their bias they must recuse ...

Sound off!

Letters to the Editor

Someone commented under the article regarding MetroParks not obtaining land in Braceville about the 1,600 homes’ waste flowing into the river from the Meadowbrook area. We will not have parks nor economic development along the Mahoning River until this area has AFFORDABLE sewer and ...

Orchids and onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To educators at Champion Middle School, including eighth-grade language arts teacher Kathleen Bronson, for participating in the International Shared Reading Project that connects local students with students in Israel to learn and talk about the Holocaust. • ORCHID: To the ...

Seven good reasons to work with a Realtor

Community Columnists

Realtors aren’t just agents. They’re professional members of the National Association of Realtors and subscribe to its strict code of ethics. This is the Realtor difference for home buyers: 1. Ethical treatment. Every Realtor must adhere to a strict code of ethics, which is based on ...

Russian hack likely little to do with US

Editorials

If you doubt that too many Americans have become preoccupied with President Donald Trump, either favorably or unfavorably, consider a news report this week. It involved Russian computer hackers and Burisma, the Ukrainian natural gas company. “A cybersecurity company says Russian military ...

GOP Reps. facing easy primaries

David Skolnick

While U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan doesn’t face a primary election opponent, the two other House members who represent portions of the Mahoning Valley do. Without a challenger, Ryan, D-Howland, is assured of winning his party’s primary. It’s safe to say U.S. Reps. Bill Johnson, R-Marietta, and ...

Senate owes Americans a complete trial

Editorials

With the ball in the U.S. Senate’s court regarding an impeachment trial for President Donald Trump, a rather strange debate is occurring among some senators: Should there even be a trial? What are they thinking? After several days of sitting on articles of impeachment approved by Democrat ...

Healthy folks must consider donating blood

Editorials

Among the good reasons for getting a flu shot is to keep yourself healthy enough to be there for the folks who need you this time of year. That is true in a larger sense when it comes to those in need of donated blood — and there are many more than we may think. According to blood banks, ...

Avoiding death of Soleimani meant more risk

Editorials

At least three times while Bill Clinton was president, he rejected proposals to kill Osama bin Laden. That enabled bin Laden’s al-Qaida network to continue making terrorist attacks leading up to the Sept. 11, 2001, assault on America that killed nearly 3,000 people. Despite knowing bin ...

Extend gesture of conciliation to Iran, for now

Editorials

Iran’s leaders accomplished what they needed to do last week, with a major rocket attack on two areas in Iraq where U.S. troops were housed. They were able to tell their own people they would not allow the “great Satan” — the United States — to push them around. Scores of U.S. ...

Mistake was made; now make amends

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I would like to offer some thoughts regarding the recent wanton destruction of city / public property — cutting down healthy, long-standing oak trees adjacent to the Women’s Park. It is maddening and frustrating to see such disregard for the years of dedication and hard work ...

Robins Theatre lives up to expectations

Editorials

There was not a detail missed in planning for the grand reopening last week of the newly renovated Robins Theatre in downtown Warren. On the 97th anniversary of the historic theater’s original opening, visitors crowded in — many proving it was perfectly normal to dress in black tie ...

Questions remain about Enterprise Park

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Questions remain regarding the proposed Enterprise Park development. In addition to destroying critical flood plains and degrading water quality, concerns should be addressed before a single tree is cut. Is Mercy Health committed? It has been reported Mercy Health has not ...

Robins Theatre too similar to Packard

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: We have Packard Music Hall, so why have two? When the news broke of the Robins Theatre being renovated, I was so excited. Memories of a happier time spent watching countless movies with friends and family had me anticipating its rebirth. But what I got is another Packard Music ...

Followers disregard Trump’s disrespect

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I am an old-fashioned guy when it comes to evaluating people. It’s not hard to know right from wrong. It’s not hard to do right from wrong if you are honest with yourself. When Trump followers disregard President Donald Trump’s lack of respect for the rule of law (Mueller ...

President’s actions justified impeachment

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: How can Republicans and Trump supporters sleep? The NRA has taken millions from Russians, so taking money from the NRA is taking money from Russia. Any Republican who has taken NRA money for their political campaign is guilty in their own political campaign. When you ask a ...

Recognize and honor our police officers

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: In observance of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day Thursday, this is to recognize the bravery, honor and integrity of our nation’s law enforcement officers, on behalf of Trumbull Regional Medical Center. These courageous men, women and K-9s who protect and serve our communities ...

Sound off!

Letters to the Editor

Isn’t it funny how when tax levies are discussed, the first thing they always want to cut are police and fire? You never know how important they are until you’re in a bad situation and needing help. Thank you to all 911 dispatchers, first responders, firefighters and police officers for ...

Orchids and onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To U.S. Rep. Dave Joyce, who recently returned to the U.S. Treasury about $250,000 in unused money previously allocated to run his office, instead directing that the funds be used to reduce the federal debt. Each year Joyce, R-Bainbridge, returns unused funds for this purpose. ...