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Opinion

Middle class cannot support everyone

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Medicare is for people who worked 30 and 40 years and paid into it. It is the same as paying for any private health insurance. Medicaid is heath insurance for the elderly and low income families who never paid into it, subsidized by the government. Legal and illegal people ...

How did Ohio voter purge error occur?

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: The New York Times reported Oct. 14 that Frank LaRose, Ohio Secretary of State, was set to purge 235,000 ineligible voters in Ohio. But he was wrong about 20 percent of them. That’s 40,000 mistakes made. According to the New York Times, it was volunteers who looked into this ...

Compare Democrats in 1960 vs. 2020

Letters to the Editor

I have a question for the Trumbull County Democrats. After watching four of the Democrat debates, I wonder which policies do our Trumbull and Mahoning County Democrats support? 1. Abortion up to and including the ninth month? 2. Giving healthcare to illegals — paid for by taxpayers? 3. ...

Election showcases cast of golden oldies

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I’ll say the 2020 presidential election shall have the most senior candidates ever. Make sure you set your snooze alarm. On this event. It will host Mr. Daddy Warbucks the incumbent president versus a Democratic party of one, convincing his party that he alone is the chosen one ...

Orchids and onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To Warren Township trustees for seeking grants totaling about $134,000 that would be used to add sidewalks on the west side of Tod Avenue SW. If approved, the township would pay between $19,000 and $23,000 — about 20 percent of the project. Grants are an excellent way to stretch ...

How deed restrictions and zoning affect homes

Community Columnists

One of the most invisible items in a real estate transaction are the rules governing the use of the home itself. There are “rules” that may be present that can dramatically affect your ability to use it. Those sets of rules may be the zoning, deed restrictions, or if you are looking at a ...

Treat equally all accused lawmakers

Editorials

The resignation of U.S. Rep. Katie Hill, D-Calif., is being questioned by some observers who say she is being held to a higher standard than male members of Congress accused of wrongdoing. It is not dodging the issue to point out the answer to that is no. Hill resigned her position. She was ...

Money plays major role in races

David Skolnick

“Money is the mother’s milk of politics.” While Tuesday’s election is a relatively low-key one — particularly when you consider the presidential election is next year — the amount of money in some of the local elections in the Mahoning Valley is noteworthy. For one candidate, ...

New leader of IS, too, will be US target

Editorials

It is doubtful that ISIS — the Islamic State terrorist organization — was without a leader for more than a few hours after its former head, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, died by his own hand rather than be captured in a raid by U.S. forces in Syria. ISIS already had a succession plan in place ...

Be cautious of our children out tonight

Editorials

No doubt many adults are annoyed by reminders that we need to be on our toes to protect children in our communities. After all, we are adults, are we not? We don’t need to be told to watch out for the kids, do we? Apparently, we do, especially on Halloween. Children are twice as likely to ...

It’s time for a change in Warren

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I am writing to show my support for Randy Law for Mayor. Having lived in Warren for many years, I have seen the loss of jobs, the growing blight in our neighborhoods, crime rising, and murders going unsolved. Maybe the current mayor sees things differently, although I ...

Both mayor choices bring questions

Editorials

Incumbents seeking re-election to office often have an edge at the polls. Some might question whether that’s the case, though, in the race for Warren mayor. Democratic incumbent Doug Franklin is seeking to win his third term in office, but faces a challenge by former Trumbull County ...

Lakeview levy won’t raise taxes

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Voters in the Lakeview Local School District on Tuesday will decide an important issue that will not raise taxes and provide funding for 10 more years. Voters first approved the 3.8-mill emergency operating levy in 2010 to support day-to-day operations, including staffing, ...

Support Law for Warren mayor

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I am writing to express my support for Randy Law in the upcoming election for Warren mayor. I have had many opportunities to talk to Randy and have always found him willing to listen and offer positive direction. Please realize that is not the sole basis for my support, but I ...

Arno Hill deserves re-election

Editorials

Lordstown Mayor Arno Hill has worked hard to secure new business after new business in his community, ranging from an aluminum plant to massive power plants and more. Today, walls are going up on a $140 million HomeGoods Distribution Center expected to employ some 1,000 workers with a $27 ...

Clark right choice for Howland trustee seat

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I am writing to express my support for Rick Clark in his efforts to be re-elected trustee of Howland Township. Rick is a lifelong resident of Howland and has served our community as a trustee for the past 25 years. Rick has an outstanding reputation and his leadership attributes ...

Encryption of emergency calls limits freedoms

Editorials

Few could argue that our founding fathers opposed this nation’s citizenry having a right and responsibility to participate in government. Indeed, citizen involvement is a critical ingredient in democracy. That is true in every aspect of government — including law enforcement. That’s ...

Fall brings thoughts of offering thanks

Brenda J. Linert

Leaves are turning, folks are stocking up on their trick-or-treat candy and the nights are getting more brisk. That has become increasingly clear each night when I take my beagle out for his regular stroll. We go well after dark because, well, my husband would tell you that’s usually when ...

Candidates have city’s interest at heart

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I want to express appreciation to the many voters my wife and I have spoken with as we campaigned in Warren’s 3rd Ward over the past eight months. Their advice, concerns and words of encouragement have provided both direction and inspiration as we have sought their vote on Nov. ...

Retain Pegg as trustee in Vienna

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Why do we support Phil Pegg for Vienna Township trustee? He cares about Vienna. If you have a question or concern, call Phil. He will answer the phone or return your call. He supports the Vienna police and fire departments. He is actively involved in the Vienna Historical ...