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Opinion

Accurate census is instrumental for planning

Editorials

Census Bureau officials’ claim that the agency was able to collect information from 99.9 percent of the households in America strains credibility. It would during normal times, not to mention the middle of a deadly epidemic. If officials in several states, cities and organizations are ...

Senior athletes react to pandemic seasons

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: This is about stress and uncertainty high school student-athletes feel during this pandemic. As Lakeview High School volleyball assistant coach, I have witnessed it first hand. Every day brings uncertainty of being shut down and unable to finish the season. Athletes’ minds are ...

Safeguards should instill faith in results

Editorials

Ballot counting that remains meaningful continues not only in the presidential race, but in local political races as well. As we write this, local ballots remain outstanding that could affect projected outcome of the 64th statehouse race between incumbent Democrat Michael J. O’Brien of Warren ...

Everybody knows it’s not over until it’s over

Brenda J. Linert

There’s a vast difference between the 5 million popular votes that separate Donald Trump and Joe Biden in the race to the White House and the small margin of 370 votes separating Trumbull County candidates Michael O’Brien and Martha Yoder in the race to the Ohio statehouse. But the two ...

Prosecute man who struck, killed woman

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: On April 8, 2019, William F. Dally of Phalanx Mills Herner Road in Southington got into his truck and drove down Helsey-Fusselman Road, where, according to Ohio State Highway Patrol reports, he struck and killed Kathleen Westenfelder as she walked along the berm of the road. ...

America has become a house divided

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I wanted to convey my dismay regarding the current political climate in view of how America has become so polarized. It seems that no matter who won this election, we all have lost. We seem to have lost our ability to be tolerant and considerate of others, to be able to disagree ...

We must find peace after divisive election

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: We all want peace. While I detest some of Donald Trump’s behavior, I support his policies, so I voted for him. I had to admit, however, that Joe Biden was a more mature figure to lead us to calmer waters. I believed getting another Christian conservative on the Supreme Court ...

OSU response omitted things about scandal

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: This is in response to the recent misleading letter from Ohio State University’s public relations director Ben Johnson. The letter included all the stuff that OSU is doing in response to the biggest sexual abuse scandal in the University’s history (titled Ohio State ...

Some perspective on COVID-19 numbers

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Ohio’s citizens were and are constantly bombarded with terrible news about the coronavirus. People are dying. Cases are increasing. Freedoms are suspended. Here is some perspective with data from the Ohio COVID-19 Dashboard, Ohio Public Health and Data Warehouse, Worldometer ...

People should evaluate recycling habits today

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Today is America Recycles Day. It provides a great opportunity to re-evaluate your families’ recycling habits. Every day, recyclable items are turned into a host of new products, including shoes, clothing and new bottles or cans, giving “single-use” items multiple lives ...

Sound off!

Letters to the Editor

Kudos to Councilwoman Saffold and residents she met with to cut neighborhood crime. In today’s climate of demands to defund police, this group met to address the problems of increased crime and murder in Warren. Asking for a larger presence of police in the neighborhood to reduce crime and ...

Orchids and onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To communities, volunteers and organizations who went out of their way to make Veterans Day special for men and women who have served, despite challenges and limitations created by the COVID-19 pandemic. While many parades and events were canceled out of caution for public safety, ...

Local student athletes excel despite crisis

Editorials

COVID-19 has presented difficulties for all of us in one way or another. All local students have endured a very challenging school year so far. To be sure, obstacles have been especially great for student-athletes, beginning months ago with athletic training camps when no one was even ...

Examining key Valley races

David Skolnick

Many of the races in the Mahoning Valley went under the radar this election because the presidency, as it does every four years, took center stage. But there are two races — one each in Mahoning and Trumbull counties — that I want to dive deeper here. The Trumbull County race had ...

Impending virus vaccine big part of life-saving plan

Editorials

President-elect Joe Biden is correct in making the COVID-19 epidemic a top priority. His strategy likely will be much different than that of incumbent President Donald Trump. Limiting the coronavirus’ spread and treating those infected by it have had to be the Trump administration’s ...

Divided nation must unite and salute veterans

Editorials

How fortuitous it is that this week, while the attention of millions of Americans seems focused on controversy, we take time to honor those about whom we are in complete agreement: veterans of military service. No matter how we view politics, we are united in revering the men and women who ...

Today, also salute ‘citizen soldiers’

Editorials

We call them “citizen soldiers” because for most of the year, they are not in uniform but instead, among us at our workplaces, schools and elsewhere in our society. But this year, many are on the front lines of a war being fought not with firearms and other implements of combat, but with ...

Consider global coalition to stop serious cybercrime

Editorials

Federal officials recently warned of an evolving dangerous class of hackers — freelancers willing to kill for money. The warning came about a new wave of online extortion attempts directed at hospitals and other health care facilities. Their technique is simplicity itself: Hack into a ...

Order would ensure WWII medal holder is honored correctly

Editorials

Before long, the last American military veteran of World War II will be gone from among us. We try to pay them homage by telling the stories of our World War II veterans, and all veterans, each Monday between Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Today is the final day of this year’s Monday ...

Thank US veterans for their service

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Veterans Day is Wednesday. Its inception began when fighting ceased on the eleventh hour of Nov. 11, 1918, of World War I, known as the “Great War,” and regaled as the war to end all wars. Armistice Day was declared by President Woodrow Wilson on Nov. 11, 1919. He stated, ...