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Opinion

New legislation would improve safety of Amish

Editorials

Ohio is home to a substantial number of Amish residents, more than 76,000 of them. All too frequently, we have to report accidents in which motor vehicles have struck horse-draw buggies operated by the Amish. Ohio already has laws on the books intended to safeguard the Amish, but obviously, ...

The contrasting tales of two San Francisco 49ers

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Maybe you could say it’s a tale of two 49ers. On one hand, there is former San Fransisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who in 2016 took a knee during the national anthem to protest social injustice and his action spread across the league. President Trump reacted by ...

Blair should keep seat in 63rd district

Editorials

In his short eight-month stint as representative of Ohio’s 63rd House district, Democrat Gil Blair already has proven his ability to reach across the aisle in a heavily Republican chamber and offers in-depth working knowledge of economic needs for our area. To the contrary, his opponents in ...

Opioid crisis once again is a campaign issue

Brenda J. Linert

Most people can tell it is election season by the sudden uptick in campaign advertising and, of course, all the candidate signs popping up in yards and intersections. I, however, have a different signal. Each spring and fall, our downtown Warren office becomes home to a parade of political ...

Today’s Caesar and Brutus reside in D.C.

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: A flip of the coin may hold our destiny. The Roman Empire lasted 500 years before it crumbled. If we are relying on power of weapons to carry us, then we have become shallower than imagined. At one time, the Roman Empire had the greatest fighting force on earth. The ...

Republican opponents must ‘put up or shut up’

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: “Truth to power” is a phrase that immediately came to mind when Rep. Tim Ryan got up and walked out of Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address. Misinformation, distortion of the truth and out and out lies in the speech would have had me walking out in protest also. Mr. ...

Let the healing begin in a respectful nation

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I feel compelled to write this for members of all political parties to read. To show disrespect to a president, any president, is to show disrespect to the presidential office of this country for which we all profess our love. I would like to add that once elected, a ...

Our country needs to be rid of President Trump

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Mothers, get your sons and daughters ready for battle because it’s pretty much guaranteed that this president is going to start a war. Will it be Iran or will it be North Korea? Look for increased terrorist attacks against the U.S. Republicans who supported Trump during ...

Sound off!

Letters to the Editor

It’s a shame many Howland residents don’t care about the appearance of their homes or property. Look at debris; litter; signs that stay up after elections or garage sales; automobiles parked on streets overnight; trash cans in full sight; and residences that become commercial properties. ...

Orchids and onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To Hubbard Township for announcing recently that glass will again be accepted at the township’s recycling bins. Glass had been prohibited last year. • ORCHID: To the hundreds of baseball fans who turned out this week at Eastwood Mall to participate in a rally to save the ...

More time needed before appointments

Editorials

In their appointment of Gary Steinbeck to the open at-large seat on Warren City Council, Trumbull County Democrats accepted applications up until a deadline that was just about 18 hours before the vote. Steinbeck was selected from among seven applicants seeking the appointment, and he was ...

Will primaries attract voters?

David Skolnick

The presidential race will drive voter turnout in November as it always does every four years. But what about the primary? For Republicans, President Donald Trump was the lone Republican to qualify as a candidate in Ohio. Trump will attract some people who will vote in the primary just to ...

Proposed tax savings could cost us

Editorials

Ohio state legislators may be coming to understand the truth of an old warning: No good deed goes unpunished. Some lawmakers have been considering a proposal that the state constitution be amended to make it more difficult for the General Assembly to increase taxes. On the face of it, that ...

Eliminating school grades is ridiculous

Editorials

Parents who disagree with marks their children receive on school report cards sometimes argue the grading system is not fair and should be altered. Few suggest grades ought to be done away with entirely. That would be crazy. Children’s progress in school has to be measured somehow. That ...

Backup plan a must for first ‘digital’ census

Editorials

The once-a-decade collection of information about Americans may well go down in history as the first digital Census. Let us hope it also is not recorded as an electronic fiasco. Officials at the U.S. Census Bureau will be utilizing tons of state-of-the-art technology in gathering information ...

Consider the source before jumping aboard

Editorials

Political controversy is seen by some people solely as an opportunity for fame and fortune. It seems attorney Michael Avenatti belongs in that category. Avenatti’s big chance came when the California attorney latched onto a prize client: Stephanie Clifford, more commonly known in the porn ...

Iranians’ hatred of US runs deep

Editorials

It turns out that hating the United States, Britain and Israel is not just a matter of ideological leanings for some Iranians. It is good business, too. In case you missed it, The Associated Press recently answered a burning (pun intended) question: Where do all those U.S., British and ...

Niles must repeal annexation plan

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: This is regarding the Trumbull County commissioners’ coordination of an Economic Development Summit recently. The presentations by several representatives from organizations working for the good of the area were well done and very encouraging. It is unfortunate that Niles ...

Stop endless closure of Dana Street

Editorials

Kudos to new Warren Councilman Greg Greathouse for keeping council on its toes by recently pointing out that, once again, council has failed to act on a necessary decision stemming from the more than three-year closure of Dana Street at the request of an area businessman. To be certain, we ...

History behind funding of Law’s campaign

Brenda J. Linert

It might really be true that no good deed goes unpunished. Tribune Chronicle political reporter David Skolnick reported Feb. 1 the answer to a burning question about who funded last fall’s political campaign of Warren mayoral challenger Randy Law. Law ran as an independent candidate against ...