Opinion

Poppy symbolizes remembrance

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: The American Legion adopted the memorial poppy as a national emblem of remembrance in 1920. Afterward, the red poppy became a symbol of remembrance used around the world by veterans’ organizations. Following World War I, much of the land of Europe was in total devastation. ...

Orchids and Onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To Niles legislators who voted this week to remove the name of former Mayor Ralph Infante from the city’s wellness center in an attempt to find a business partner to purchase naming rights for the center as a potential revenue producer. • ORCHID: To Girard High School’s Team ...

Taxes being spent on Florida weekends

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Here we are at another weekend with our president not in Washington. Another weekend with President Trump at his weekend retreat in Florida. Another so-called working weekend (wink, wink). And another $3 million spent on security for our part-time president and his family, ...

Some lessons about presidency

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: “What? Obama wiretapped Donald in 2016? You serious? That’s a felony. He and Hillary both should be in jail. This country is falling apart.” This is dialogue I heard while in line at the grocery store. Here we go again, I thought. Even though the Obama presidency has ...

Workers will struggle under Trump

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I hope everyone understands that Donald Trump conned voters. Now working people are in for a hard time. In 2015 Trump insisted that American workers’ wages are too high. Now he and his billionaire buddies are geared up to do something about that. The first anti-worker, ...

Sadly, history just keeps repeating

Editorials

Terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, concern about Russia and strife in the Middle East are nothing new. Our grandparents and great-grandparents were all too familiar with them, starting 100 years ago this week. It was on April 6, 1917, that the United States declared war on Germany. Our ...

Focus cameras on the areas of high crime

Editorials

A $200,000 state grant will enable Warren and Trumbull County officials to make the downtown Warren area safer by paying for installation of 39 new cameras and call boxes in the 24-block area. But while Warren council members and downtown business owners already seem to know the majority of ...

National parks are America’s crown jewels

Editorials

Americans do not have crown jewels such as those displayed in England and a few other countries. We have something much more valuable and much more beautiful: our national parks. No other nation has such a park system. Ours is so envied that it sometimes is described as “America’s ...

Stop filibuster attempt with ‘nuclear option’

Editorials

Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and other Democrats in the U.S. Senate appear to have declared the equivalent of political war on the nomination of federal Judge Neil Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court. They have vowed to mount a filibuster to block a vote on Gorsuch. Schumer, D-N.Y., suggested ...

Piecemeal replacement more palatable

Editorials

Though the intent was good in the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, the proposal itself was full of flaws. That very thing is what killed it. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, with President Donald Trump’s backing, proposed a bill that would have addressed just ...

Preserve the Falls Community Center

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: For over a year, the historic Newton Falls Community Center has been arbitrarily closed for no good reason, denying vital services to area residents. Now it is faced with the imminent prospect of razing, a dire threat which is raising the righteous anger of all who value our ...

City should get out of the golf business

Editorials

Warren should sell Old Avalon Golf Course. In fact, the city should have done it years ago. Last week’s news that Warren City Council is revisiting the idea of selling the city-owned course is long overdue. The discussion was renewed by members of the city’s citizens committee that ...

Childish disagreements, stall tactics must end

Brenda J. Linert

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK We teach our kids in preschool to cooperate with one another. All through middle and high school sports, we teach our student-athletes about the importance of teamwork. Successful private businesses — like Google or Disney, for instance — hammer the premise of ...

Commissioners good stewards of funds

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: This is on behalf of the Trumbull County Tourism Board and the membership of the Trumbull County Tourism Bureau regarding Trumbull County Commissioners’ adjustment of last year’s hotel lodging tax reallocation by returning the 0.5 percent funding the bureau. When ...

Niles residents should be wary of officials

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Niles Mayor Tom Scarnecchia recently fired his service director for a “backdoor deal” with a city worker. Well, if the service director gave out this big deal, why did the mayor and city council turn around and appoint this same city worker to a job they eliminated (grant ...

Less ‘blame game,’ more responsibility

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Many years ago, the United States had a president who had a sign on his desk that read “The buck stops here.” The president was Harry S. Truman. It was good then, and it is good now. Congressional representatives once understood that the real art of the deal was working ...

Seek answers to health care costs

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: You would think that after eight years, the Republicans would have a health care plan ready to go on the first day that was affordable, allowing choice of health providers, allowing competition in the market and doing away with the penalty. After years of blowhard blustering ...

Washington must build on Obamacare

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Health care only works if it’s affordable and available to every American regardless of their pay grade. The Affordable Care Act was the GOP’s plan, but they opposed Obama. We should all be entitled to basic health care that doesn’t bankrupt us. It would be easier to ...

Everyone wins when we improve ACA

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Everyone can be a winner if President Donald Trump, the senate and congress would only work together and repair and improve the ACA-Obamacare instead of repealing and replacing the law. This would be in the best interest for all Americans. This can be done if they would only do ...

Congressman Renacci has been effective

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci certainly is not a typical career politician. Instead, he is a man of action who responds to those who seek his assistance in maneuvering through the governmental maze. Our son and daughter-in-law were working through an application process involving the ...