Opinion

Keep pushing China to react to North Korea

Editorials

China’s announcement Saturday that it will limit petroleum exports to North Korea is good news. It is not a breakthrough. For months, U.S. officials have sought more cooperation from Beijing in pressuring North Korea to pull back on its development of missiles and nuclear weapons. Such ...

America must come first when facing N. Korea

Editorials

Some world leaders have made their disdain for U.S. President Donald Trump very clear, very publicly. On Tuesday, he heard another round of lectures, after delivering one himself, at the United Nations. Trump reiterated the philosophy that helped get him elected president. While embracing ...

Consider restoration of historic home

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Just imagine what the walls at 410 Mahoning Ave., the house next to the Warren Trumbull County Public Library, has heard. The Boston architect came to Warren about 1840 at the request of Simon Perkins. The house has been visited by well-known names since then. One of the first ...

Celebrate our city’s offerings every day of year

Editorials

The second annual Warren Homecoming going on this weekend is bigger and better than last year’s event and brings higher expectations for wonderful weather, a bigger turnout and a better opportunity to reunite with old friends. Thousands were expected to celebrate their enduring connection ...

Railroad crossing safety always important

Brenda J. Linert

The railroad crossing arm drops and waiting motorists can feel the rumble of the approaching locomotive that hasn’t yet come into sight. Impatient drivers inch closer, peering in both directions as if they are approaching a four-way stop sign. Then the driver of the first vehicle in line ...

We shouldn’t limit the use of Narcan

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: It is not breaking news that drug addiction has plagued our local areas. In fact, it has been extremely prevalent over the past few years. Many people believe that drug use is a choice, and it is to some degree. The first time someone tries drugs is most likely due to peer ...

Venezuela’s dilemma needs worldwide help

Editorials

President Donald Trump has been accused of using hyperbole too freely. But his speech to the United Nations Tuesday did not fall into that category. Sadly, he merely presented the facts. “The Venezuelan people are starving and their country is collapsing,” Trump told U.N. delegates. That ...

Predatory land contracts increasing

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: In the aftermath of the foreclosure crisis, another troubling housing issue has become increasingly damaging to our community and its residents. Predatory land contracts, or contract-for-deed housing arrangements that take advantage of reduced access to conventional ...

Say ‘no’ to GOP’s new health care proposal

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Hurry to tell your legislators to vote NO on the Graham-Cassidy version of the latest “Trumpcare” bill. Republicans are rushing to pass this newest debacle of a health care bill by Sept. 30. Before then, the Senate, which votes before the House, can pass it as a reconciliation ...

Mockery provides motivation

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Anyone with a shred of common sense knows that the worst thing you can do to another person you have a disagreement with is to mock them as President Donald Trump did to Kim Jong Un. Kim is known as a very volatile man. He seems to be itching for an excuse to put his finger on ...

Help make America great again

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: The Sept. 20 Tribune Chronicle opinion page was spot on in all accounts. From the editorial explaining our need to defend our Constitution from being watered down or eliminated, to Walt Williams’ explanation of how our welfare system has hurt blacks more than slavery or ...

Orchids and Onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To Trumbull Common Pleas Judge W. Wyatt McKay for his proactive approach to the ongoing opioid epidemic. After a state alert of numerous drug overdoses in Trumbull County this week, McKay ordered drug tests on five defendants before their scheduled hearings on drug-related charges. ...

Enforce laws and generate public’s trust

Editorials

In many towns and cities, some members of minority communities do not trust police officers. Many in law enforcement work to build trust among those they serve. Clearly, however, enforcing the law is the department’s overriding priority. We pay police officers and sheriff’s deputies to ...

Workers must adapt to needs that employers have nowadays

Editorials

Adults in the local labor market can find it challenging to find the right employment fit today. Most of us have grown up with a backdrop of rusted steel mills from an industry that long was considered to be the economic backbone of the Youngstown-Warren area. But even after the demise of ...

Celebrate, defend the Constitution as it was intended

Editorials

So free and, in general, prosperous are we Americans that we sometimes take our blessings as a nation for granted. We should not. They are based on something of a miracle — our Constitution. Each year on Sept. 17, we celebrate Constitution Day. It is both a time for us to marvel at what ...

Be cautious of discouraging use of village park for all

Editorials

We understand McDonald officials are working hard to keep the public safe and put a stop to bad behavior occurring in its village park, but we worry that punishing everyone for the crimes of few may not be the best solution. Council members have determined that basketball courts at Woodland ...

Don’t pass blame on campaign statements

Editorials

Her infamous “we’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business” moment is the comment she regrets most from her failed campaign for president, Hillary Clinton writes in her new book, “What Happened.” But as usual with Clinton, she refuses to admit it was ...

Medicaid students among state’s highest

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: They have books, pencils and a backpack. But will Ohio’s public school students continue to have health care? Maybe or maybe not. It depends on what Congress and the president decide to do about Medicaid. About 40 percent of Ohio children receive health coverage from ...

Public debate is crucial to democratic process

Editorials

After tensions rose among Trumbull County commissioners and other members of the Trumbull County planning commission during a public meeting last week, the group ended their open meeting and headed into a closed-door executive session. Why they believed it would be appropriate or legal to ...