Opinion

Partner public, private for EV growth

Community Columnists

Editor’s note: Editor Brenda J. Linert’s column will return next week. When I worked in Mahoning Valley economic development several years ago, I had a conversation with a local political leader regarding the auto industry. He wanted to propose a state bill to incentivize businesses to ...

Facility would be Warren’s death knell

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I hope all downtown merchants unite and work together to keep a 65-bed drug recovery center from going into the Reeves apartment building. Great things have been going on downtown, including the innovative ideas of Mark Marvin who has chosen to come back to his hometown and put ...

Police body armor well worth expense

Editorials

Body armor capable of stopping a bullet can cost anywhere from a few hundred dollars to a couple of thousand. That makes it tough for small local governments to afford the equipment. Ohio officials have announced an additional $1 million in grants to help localities purchase body armor for ...

Dig deeper to try to understand politics

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: The conservative press puts out pro-Trump propaganda just as surely as the liberal press members often behave as caricaturists. We must dig deeper into stories using alternative resources to verify facts. I prefer print media because I can explore it slowly. Hillary Clinton did ...

Thank a Democrat for things we enjoy

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: What have the Democrats done? Created Social Security; GI Bill of Rights; Civil Rights Act; Fair Labor Standards Act; 40-hour work week / eight-hour work day; public schools; women’s right to vote; Medicare and Medicaid; Safe food, drug, air and water acts; federal Farm Loan ...

Get involved; mental illness can be treated

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: In America today, approximately 45 million to 47 million — or one out of five Americans — is suffering with a mental health issue. Approximately 1 in 25 adults is experiencing a serious mental illness that substantially interferes with one or more major life activities. ...

Workhorse proposal needs put down

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Time for a reality check regarding Workhorse. Although portrayed by Trump as some kind of winning thoroughbred, Workhorse is really more akin to a thoroughly emaciated lame horse ready for a glue factory rather than a grand automobile power house like GM Lordstown. But don’t ...

Sound off!

Letters to the Editor

Once again, a renewal levy was voted down in Niles. This is so sad and embarrassing for our city. It is time to face facts. The people of Niles have no confidence in the leadership of Superintendent Ann Marie Thigpen. Why the board gave her a five-year extension last year is troubling. The way ...

Orchids and onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To local organization “Citizens Uniting Citizens,” espousing a goal of helping recently incarcerated people become productive members of society. Last year, they spoke to 250 inmates and worked with 150. The provide outfits to ex-convicts and reach out to help them bridge the ...

Financing homes and land contracts, part 2

Community Columnists

As we discussed last week, land contracts have one huge difference from cash or bank financed sales — the seller has risk after the sale’s closing. If the buyer defaults (doesn’t pay the mortgage), the seller still has the house and is not getting money. For this risk, most sellers ...

Online post shows failure at teaching

Editorials

Set aside for a moment the absurd concept of “promposals” that has seized the social media generation and driven them to try to outdo each other with outrageous ways to ask their dates to the prom. One “promposal” in central Ohio is not only outrageous, it is demonstrative of the ...

Don’t let this horror happen where we live

Editorials

When California sheriff’s deputies arrived at the home of David and Louise Turpin last year, they found what some have described as “a house of horrors.” First, the deputies had to unshackle the Turpins’ 22-year-old son from the bed to which he had been chained. Then, they had to get ...

Composting humans is going too far

Editorials

Modern Americans have enough environmental concerns without inventing new ones. Someone may want to suggest that to the folks in Washington state, who are considering what many people might consider a strange new law — at least partly on the grounds of protecting the environment. Washington ...

Remind Kim with whom he is dealing

Editorials

If, as U.S. officials insist, last week’s test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile had nothing to do with events elsewhere in the world, it was a fortuitous coincidence. On Thursday, North Korea fired two short-range missiles into the sea off its coast. It appears the rockets ...

Conservation bill should be approved

Editorials

Among the most important federal programs very few people have heard of is the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Ensuring it has enough money is the proverbial no-brainer. Doing so will require action by Congress and approval by President Donald Trump, however. Lawmakers and the president ...

Using data correctly does solve crimes

Editorials

Officially, the crime that took place behind a house in Martins Ferry Sept. 20, 1997, may have been listed as a “cold case.” It’s suspected that isn’t how the victim viewed it for more than two decades. She was 5 years old when she was raped. The harm her assailant caused is virtually ...

Ensure the Holocaust is not forgotten

Editorials

The last men and women who saw the horrors of the Holocaust with their own eyes will pass away within just a few years. No more elderly women will be left to tell about mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters sent to death camps, never to return. No more white-haired veterans who liberated the ...

Alter behavior to preserve all species on earth

Editorials

It is inevitable that some of the 8 million or so species of plant and animals on our Earth will go extinct within the next few decades. Some will die out this year. In many ways, nature is no guardian of biodiversity. Human activity is accelerating the rate of die-offs, scientists warn. They ...

Planned utility increase unfair

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Because of the proposed Trumbull County Water and Sewage increase I feel compelled to tell you how this will affect me and many other senior citizens in Champion who live on a fixed income. We already are paying a minimum monthly amount of $52.57 regardless of how little water we ...

Ban payouts from camera companies

Editorials

Tennessee-based Blue Line solutions collected $786,740 as its percentage of the 15,097 handheld camera speeding tickets issued to people driving too fast through the city of Girard last year. The city collected $1.18 million of the total $1.9 million that motorists coughed up last year. ...