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Brenda J. Linert

Don’t take local military value for granted

Michael Dustman, director of constituent services for U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, was adamant last week that the Mahoning Valley should not “give up the fight” on the possibility that a local military installation still could be chosen as home for a proposed East Coast Missile Defense site. If ...

Canfield Fair, newspapers are long tradition

Of course the Canfield Fair has been my family’s late-summer tradition every single year for all the decades I’ve lived in the Mahoning Valley. But this year, as I strolled past the grandstand, it felt different. That’s probably because this time I had come alone. And I wasn’t ...