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Opinion

Biden, Democrats want unity in word only

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Recently, I was doing work in a Democratic congressman’s office when an individual walked in and spoke with one of his aides. The office was closed due to COVID-19, and the only reason the aide was there was to let me in to fix an issue. This individual stated they should ...

New law shows more control of big energy

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Protesting the threat of fossil fuel mining and transportation is the correct nonviolent response to the violence the people and the land of Ohio have had inflicted upon us by the oil and gas industry. Ohio Senate Bill 33 intends to modify criminal and civil law for critical ...

Boy Scouts active during pandemic

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I am writing you to tell you about Boy Scouts. During the coronavirus pandemic, the Boy Scouts has allowed me to see friends and go outside of my home. We got to learn things, go camping and do projects on our way to be Eagle Scouts. I think that people would like to know ...

America is in for bumpy ride until 2024

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Never in recorded history, when countries have been run by dictators, have the good guys ended up in power. They rule with an iron fist, and the people have very limited freedoms, at best. The same is very true in countries with leaders elected by fraudulent means. Whether it ...

Biden’s inauguration brought great relief

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Surely it was a stitch in time. The comedian Flip Wilson used to say, “The devil made me do it.” For me, Jan. 20 was a godsend. Some people may relate to this feeling — after confession, exiting the church, you seemed to feel lighter. The swearing in of our new president ...

Sound off!

Letters to the Editor

As we all age, I think it would be nice if some high-rise senior apartment buildings are built on the old General Electric property on Federal Street in Niles. It’s centrally located, within walking distance of everything. There is sewer, water and electric utilities already there. A sidewalk ...

Orchids and onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To Thomas Starr of Howland, who stumbled across a large, decorative marriage certificate dated Feb. 16, 1915, behind a picture frame and turned it over to the Vienna Historical Society. Orchid, also, to the historical society members who helped ensure the certificate was sent to ...

State should limit water surcharges

Editorials

About 1,500 water customers who live or do business in Liberty Township are getting caught in the middle of a legal — and political — issue that is driving up the cost of their drinking water significantly due to laws that allow unlimited surcharges to be tacked onto the utility. The fees ...

Miscount alarming state failure

David Skolnick

Everyone makes mistakes, but some are a lot bigger than others. One of the biggest happened when the Ohio Department of Health recently admitted it failed to report more than 1 in every 4 Ohio COVID-19 deaths. What makes this issue even more alarming is the discovery that the ODH assigned a ...

Uphold trade ruling on electric-vehicle battery plant

Editorials

Last week’s U.S. International Trade Commission decision could have far-reaching benefits for the local battery-cell plant being built in Lordstown because it effectively scales back some of the competition for the electric vehicle batteries that will be manufactured here. Indeed, business ...

Hard work, support led to West Point

Editorials

Bailey Adams has lots to be proud of. Likewise, our country has lots to be proud of in Bailey Adams. Not only does Bailey carry a 4.0 GPA as one of Newton Falls High School’s top students and a class valedictorian, but she is the first young woman from Newton Falls to be accepted into ...

Don’t forget about pets out in cold

Editorials

We all find the snow and icy conditions being forecast for this week hard to bear. But that coupled with the bitter cold is especially hard on our pets. Experts will tell you when the weather outside is too cold for you, it’s probably too cold for your domesticated animals. As temperatures ...

Despite some shortfalls, we’re making progress

COVID-19

The number of COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations have been on the decline in the Mahoning Valley and across Ohio. Vaccinations are being distributed more briskly, pharmaceutical companies are continuing to perfect new vaccine options and, hopefully, the economy will follow with an ...

Passage of American Rescue Plan needed

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Four hundred mayors across the country signed a letter from the U.S. Conference of Mayors to congressional leaders Jan. 29, calling for urgent action to pass President Joe Biden’s proposed American Rescue Plan. Red state governors, like Jim Justice in West Virginia, are ...

Quality board appointments drive growth

Editorials

High levels of competence coupled by the cooperative attitudes of members of the Western Reserve Port Authority board of directors are resulting in good things for area business and our Mahoning Valley in general. The latest appointment to the board, Poland businessman Ed Muransky, came in ...

When country music pride turned to shame

Brenda J. Linert

Pride — in our nation, in our hometown, in our service men and women, or even in our family — has long been the recurring theme in country music. And while love of America and your hometown — not to mention your dog or your pickup truck or your favorite fishing hole — are good and ...

Nation no longer what it once was

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Due to the current coercion, corruption and deception ongoing throughout our country, America ceases to exist as “We the people,” for which we once knew, loved and fought. God only knows how long we will continue to be known as the United States, as we are no longer united, ...

Ohioans warned of relief fraud scheme

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Our neighbors and families have been through so much during the COVID-19 pandemic. I am outraged to learn about an attempt to steal relief funds targeted for our families that leaves them with the bill. This is extremely important information, and I ask that you closely check ...

Why don’t Capitol Police lives matter?

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: This is for all those people still flying their Police Lives Matter flags at their homes across Trumbull County. They can all quit being hypocrites now, as the Trump election is over. It only mattered when it got Trump votes. Blue Lives Matter, except when they don’t, to the ...

President Biden will bring back democracy

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: President Joe Biden will probably get cramps in his fingers from signing all of those executive orders that overturn every stupid thing Donald Trump did in trying to destroy this country. One more item he has to take care of is repeal the tax cuts to people who didn’t need them. ...