Honor guards deserve praise for their service

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the men and women who serve in the honor guard. The honor guard includes current service members from all branches and veterans who participate in funeral services at the funeral home, church and /or the gravesite for any ...

Mr. Magoo should stay off the roads

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Can the Beach Boys song, “Good Vibrations” help today’s motorist? It appears our highways are overrun with Mr. Magoo, as you can plainly see on just about any given day. Pull up to a four-way intersection, most likely there are painted markings on the pavement, the first ...

Sound off!

Letters to the Editor

I’m disappointed at how our Warren parks have changed. What was a decent play area remains a few swings. There are a couple of ball fields, shallow pond and signs of wildlife, with trash here and there. Ruts and tire tracks were left by ATVs. As I attempted to avoid this mess, down I fell. Is ...

Orchids and onions


• ORCHID: To Danella and Christopher Monsman of Warren, parents of 9-year-old Krista Monsman, who has spinal muscular atrophy type 2 and must travel frequently in her wheelchair to Cleveland for treatment. Her parents have launched a clever Easter-themed community fundraising campaign to ...

All meetings must happen in public eye


Happy Sunshine Week. The week was launched in 2005 by journalists hoping to drive home the importance of open government. Most Americans fully understand that their government should operate in the open — whether it’s public access in the form of public meetings or public records and ...

Trump State Park idea divisive

David Skolnick

Mosquito Lake State Park isn’t the most inviting name for the 7,000-acre area that is one of my favorite places in the Mahoning Valley. But for numerous people, a proposal from state Rep. Mike Loychik, R-Bazetta, to rename it Donald J. Trump State Park is even worse. Loychik hasn’t ...