×

Opinion

Education committees must plan virus policy

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: ORC 3313.48 mandates that a school district “... shall provide for the free education of the youth within the district under its jurisdiction. ...” As school districts open this fall, the issues pertaining to COVID-19 will impact school finances of districts with additional ...

Vienna officer’s portrayal off base

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: This is regarding the article written on Christopher Zadroski. Chris is a wonderful son, father and brother to his family. He is kind, polite and a good and decent man. He has moved on and deserves to have a chance to do what he loves. I applaud Vienna police Chief Ludt for ...

Discussion on racism needed with Dems

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: The Democrats cry racism every time they don’t get their way. They do not want to have a real conversation on racism. Everyone knows what happened to George Floyd was out-and-out murder. Whites and blacks all feel this way. But to have people take over Seattle and let the ...

Some Masury mailboxes may need to be moved

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Letter carriers take pride in delivering mail promptly, efficiently and in the safest manner possible. Backing is the most dangerous maneuver a postal vehicle can make. An effort has been made nationally to eliminate as many backing instances as possible on each and every postal ...

Police must have a positive influence

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Times have changed. When you meet a police officer today, your greeting should be, “I mean you no harm. Please don’t kill me.” It may save your life. This is a disturbing trend in our normal lives that has come about since the rise in terrorist activities. The police act ...

Sound off!

Letters to the Editor

Warren City Council kowtows to the owner of Auto Parkit and every 90 days re-approves closure of Dana Street because that owner “fears vandalism.” Would city leaders close Market Street or Park Avenue because a business owner there feared vandalism? No! It’s unbelievable that council ...

Orchids and onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To three Valley foundations for collaborating on grant-making efforts to help support organizations working toward the region’s re-emergence from the COVID-19 health crisis. The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, Raymond John Wean Foundation and Youngstown Foundation ...

It is time to pray

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: What is happening to America? Our country began with these words 240 years ago: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit ...

Today brings more needed focus to racism

Editorials

Today we mark a day that has come to be known as “Juneteenth,” a commemoration of liberation from American slavery. Although President Abraham Lincoln had issued the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863, essentially ordering the freeing of slaves, the Civil War did not officially end ...

Backlash, pressure led to Acton’s exit

David Skolnick

Shortly after COVID-19 hit Ohio, part of my work routine was to cover then-daily news conferences of Gov. Mike DeWine and Dr. Amy Acton on the number of cases and related deaths. It’s been difficult at times as the pandemic has killed thousands of people and greatly impacted daily routines ...

Fed must drive economy forward

Editorials

Millions of Americans remain unemployed as the nation struggles to get an economy stalled by COVID-19 back in gear. Some success has been seen; by June 13, the U.S. unemployment rate was 13.3 percent, still high, yet much better than the 14.7 percent a month before. We have a long way to go. ...

Better planning will help voters maintain belief

Editorials

Complaints about voter disenfranchisement often have more to do with incompetence than partisan scheming, we suspect. This year’s primary election in Georgia appears to be a case in point. Voters reported lengthy delays and other problems in many of the state’s 159 counties last Tuesday. ...

Dana Street inconvenience must end now

Editorials

We still are scratching our heads at why a public thoroughfare on Warren’s northeast side has remained closed to traffic since 2016, reportedly so a business owner in the neighborhood can continue renovations on an industrial building there. Last week, council approved another request by the ...

Ohio lawmakers should consider police reform plan

Editorials

People like Derek Chauvin need to be kept out of law enforcement. When they manage to elude safeguards with that as a goal, they need to be identified and booted out of the profession. And when law enforcement brutality does occur, it simply must be punished swiftly and severely. All that ...

Weeding out bad police will aid public trust

Editorials

Use of excessive force by law enforcement personnel is a problem that transcends race, as a video shot recently in Buffalo, New York, makes clear. Taken by a television news crew, the video shows Buffalo police responding to a demonstration in the city’s Niagara Square. Like so many ...

Taking a knee can send many messages

Letters to the Editor

It seems to me that in the late history of this country there is a lot of power in taking a knee. From Tim Tebow in the end zone after scoring a touchdown; to countless men proposing to their soulmates with a wedding band in hand; to Colin Kaepernick taking a knee during the national anthem ...

It’s time for libraries to go back to full use

Editorials

We are disappointed that, despite the reopening of bars, hair salons, tattoo parlors and other locations where customers may visit, sit and spend time, many of our tax-supported public libraries are choosing not to allow visitors or library users to come inside. Yes, we realize many libraries ...

Police complaint openness big part of reform

Brenda J. Linert

In Ohio, like most states, residents may easily access a public database of disciplinary records involving any educator licensed to teach our youth in the state of Ohio. Same goes for medical doctors, psychologists, dentists and even lawyers who practice here. Easy public access to this ...

Stop bringing back bad police officers

Letters to the Editor

I watch the news, and I want to cry. I am a white American, and I am ashamed of what some people do. That white cop represents all white people who stand by and allow this to happen time and time again. Of course, there are bad people in every segment of society, but to inflict capital ...

Raise and salute Old Glory today

Editorials

Today, Flag Day, is a day when thoughtful Americans pay homage to what Old Glory represents. This year, for many reasons, our nation has felt divided. There have been racial protests in recent weeks from coast to coast. There has been division among Americans over the issue of closing or ...