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Opinion

Economic downturn temporary

Editorials

News about stock market losses due to panic over COVID-19 — as well as an oil price battle involving some foreign nations — certainly has been of concern. But our economy’s engine is not on Wall Street. It is an extraordinarily complex mechanism relying on Americans making or providing, ...

Evil-doers take advantage of COVID-19

Editorials

Evil never allows a good crisis to go to waste. So it is with the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak. Already, U.S. Customs agents have seized a shipment of counterfeit COVID-19 test kits, shipped to Los Angeles International Airport from the United Kingdom. Someone decided to make a killing — ...

Calm down; dumping stocks is irrational

Editorials

If the booming stock market during the past couple of years has prompted you to consider whether your 401(k) will permit early retirement, forget it. Stocks, and thus pension funds on which many Americans rely, have taken a beating during the past month. How bad is it? During the past month, ...

Warren needs to fix broken government

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: As councilman representing people who elected me, I have a duty to protect our citizens by asking questions and holding officials and administrative directors accountable, particularly on health and safety. Raw sewage in basements is a pertinent subject. At Wednesday’s ...

Exciting times coming for ‘Voltage Valley’

Editorials

It’s an exciting time for our area — nicknamed by some as “Voltage Valley.” In recent weeks, Lordstown Mayor Arno Hill traveled to Michigan to take part in an event in which General Motors rolled out plans for 13 new electric vehicles in the next five years. The battery-cell ...

Health concerns trigger virtual reactions

Brenda J. Linert

This isn’t science fiction, folks, although it sure seems like it. Yellow tents are popping up outside hospital entrances. Retailers are sold out of, well, everything. School is canceled; people are quarantined. And much of the general population that does venture out in public is ...

Support Boy Scouts and Medici exhibit

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I was pleased to read in The Vindicator that the Boy Scouts filing for bankruptcy would not prevent the Norman Rockwell’s art collection of Scouting from being on display at the Medici Museum of art in Howland. I was a Boy Scout in Youngstown in the ’60s and my dad before ...

Don’t misjudge Fairhaven School

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: My daughter started kindergarten at Fairhaven School this year, and I feel that the school has a stigma attached to it. I’m here to tell you, if you have never stepped foot into the school, you should. From the time you walk through the front door until you leave, you will ...

Stop dumping toxic waste on roadways

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Every snowfall can you hear it? That eerie sound is the sound of radioactive oil and gas waste fluids being sprayed on our roads. Currently it is legal to spray recycled oil and gas brine and its byproducts on our roadways as a de-icer and dust suppressant, as well as to use ...

There are two sides to impeachment saga

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Clearly the impeachment hearing has two sides to it. Along the same lines, a bronze sculpture by Auguste Rodin “The Thinker,” a symbol symbol of philosophy and knowledge. It was first commissioned to be “The Gates” (of Hell), Dante’s poem, The Divine Comedy, “Abandon ...

Trump’s war on ACA is bad for our health

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Since Donald Trump took office, health coverage in Ohio has gotten considerably worse. Ohio is one of eight states that saw more uninsured people, and nearly 30,000 children have lost their coverage. Trump supports a lawsuit to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, which would put ...

Joe Biden can’t win November election

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: The Democratic Party is setting itself up to lose again in November for the presidency of the U.S. The core principles of the party are social and economic equality, government control of monopolies, affordable tuition, health care and protecting the environment. The party is ...

Transitioning to high-tech lending

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Small business lending went through a transition during the 1990s. At the outset of the decade, lenders were quite comfortable lending against hard assets. There were plenty of hard-asset opportunities to lend against. As the economy transitioned from manufacturing to the ...

Orchids and onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To 16 Lakeview Middle School students and their teachers that took part in a middle school diversity conference this month at John Carroll University. The valuable experience consisted of conversations about religion, race and sexuality in breakout sessions where students were mixed ...

Just like you need a physical, so does your home

Community Columnists

There have been many times I have toured a home before listing it and pointed out a blown light bulb or chip in the paint outside, and the homeowner said “I didn’t see that!” Realtors are very concerned about your home being ready for sale and ready to live in. Every day we are told to ...

Sound off!

Editorials

• Anyone believing removal of the Leavittsead dam removal study states: “Because low-head dams typically function as run-of-river systems do not provide a flood control function, removal of low-head dams on flooding would be minimal.” “In direct effect of low-head dam removal can result ...

Support Polivka for commissioner seat

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I am writing to voice my support for Dan Polivka to be re-elected for Trumbull County commissioner and suggest that Trumbull County voters cast their vote for him. Dan is personally invested in our community and volunteers his time for many organizations and events. We ...

Be cautious, aware but also sensible

Editorials

Five cases of COVID-19, or coronavirus, have now been confirmed in Ohio, including one in Warren. Thursday it came to light that five youngsters in Lakeview School District may have been exposed to the virus. They now are quarantined. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is not taking any risks, and has ...

Group spends big in GOP race

David Skolnick

Advertisements criticizing Louis G. Lyras, a Republican candidate in the 13th Congressional District primary, and praising Christina M. Hagan, who’s also seeking the GOP nomination, are not being funded by Hagan, but by the Ohio Freedom Fund, a group that has spent $75,000 on media buys and ...

Keep Melissa Pope on Central Committee

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Once again, Republicans are presented the opportunity to return Melissa Pope, a passionate conservative leader, to the Republican State Central Committee. As the State Central Committeewoman representing the 32nd Ohio State Senate District for the past 8 years, Melissa Pope ...