Opinion

Doug Sollitto is best for Niles’ 1st Ward

Editorials

Niles 1st Ward Democratic challenger Doug Sollitto acknowledges that during his political campaign, he has found many Niles 1st Ward residents saying they will support Sollitto simply because they want to vote against incumbent Councilman PJ Kearney. As we see it, that’s OK. No matter how ...

Warren, Democrats take voters for suckers

Editorials

Con artists succeed primarily by convincing their victims that riches can be had with little or no investment or risk. So do some politicians. Contenders for the Democratic Party nomination for president next year seem to be engaged in a race to determine which one can offer the most ...

Mexico must do more to stop migrant train

Editorials

Give Mexican officials some credit for working with the United States to stem the tide of illegal immigrants flowing through their country and into the U.S. In contrast with past practice, Mexico seems to be more interested in keeping its promises regarding the problem. It is, after all, a ...

Niles incumbents should keep seats in at-Large race

Editorials

Now solvent, the city of Niles emerged last month from nearly five years of state-imposed fiscal emergency. Not unexpectedly, staying that way was among the top priorities touted by each of the four candidates seeking the Democratic nomination to fill three Niles Council at-Large ...

Sherrod Brown’s words full of divisiveness

Editorials

During his visit to the Youngstown Air Reserve Station last week, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, was touting the Democratic talking points by blasting away at President Donald Trump’s attempt to find border wall funding. Brown called the president’s latest proposal to redirect federal ...

Trump’s try to save image did more harm

Editorials

Most of the more than 400-page report special counsel Robert Mueller submitted to the Justice Department falls into the “tell us something we didn’t know” category. From various sources, Americans already had been made aware of nearly all the conclusions Mueller’s team reached in its ...

What word will they understand?

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: When I taught my dog to sit, I said sit. It took two times. When I told my children with a stern voice “No,” it meant no. No that took one time. What word would the Niles Board of Education understand, that 69 percent of voters said no to raising our taxes to pay for ...

Hicks should win Democrats’ nomination

Editorials

Attorney Greg Hicks has served as Warren Law Director since 1992, leading some to argue it is time for a change. While we, too, fear that complacency is always a danger when an elected official has held office for decades, we also know that experience is an asset that is hard to ...

The dangers of being a good Samaritan

Brenda J. Linert

As the cynics say, no good deed goes unpunished. That became abundantly clear in an editorial I read this week published in the Philadelphia Inquirer. The story detailed how the opioid crisis impacted the life of Sharon White of Delaware County, in eastern Pennsylvania, beginning in ...

Politics not part of history committee

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: The Trumbull County History Committee is dedicated to raising money for scholarships. We do not endorse any politicians. Therefore, the picture in the article placed in the April 6 Tribune Chronicle by Mrs. Roz Gadd has no bearing on the ideals of this committee. Mr. Gregory ...

Writer demands impartial journalism

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: The April 8, 2019, Tribune Chronicle’s front page headline “Democrats may need to court white men” certainly did its job. It grabbed my attention. The headlined article by the Associated Press discussed how the Democrats are working to find a candidate who could cut deep ...

Questioning the work of U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: According to U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, the best political move he made was to run against Nancy Pelosi. That is probably the only thing he has done in Congress. Let’s ask him how he feels about a border wall and illegal immigration. Remember, he was the one fighting for the store ...

Confusion reigns about Capitalism

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: It amazes me how so many people who are intelligent in many ways are also ignorant in understanding the types of capitalism, socialism and communism. Many think Socialism is the same as Communism. It is not. Many think Socialism and Democratic Socialism are the same, but they ...

Sound off!

Letters to the Editor

In defense of the staff at the Warren Public Library: According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary of English Usage, “Have will do perfectly well in writing that avoids the natural rhythms of speech. But in speech, or prose that resembles speech, you will probably want have got.” — ...

Orchids and onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To Bill Siderewicz, president of Clean Energy Future, operator of the the Lordstown Energy Center, who donated $50,000 to help fund a field trip to the Republic of Ghana for 12 local high school seniors who participate in the Warren-based youth organization Inspiring Minds. The ...

Awards given to celebrate home ownership

Community Columnists

As Community Home Week comes to a close for 2019 and we celebrate the 51st anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, it is important to recognize the value of home ownership. While a home is the place where you can do a lot of living, it also represents an investment that you can keep on ...

Putin may be playing with N. Korean fire

Editorials

What was North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s game Wednesday, in publicizing the fact his military had test-fired a new type of rocket? That is difficult to discern — but it is clear his intent was not to reassure anyone he is eager to dismantle his arsenal. One interesting aspect of the ...

Have courage to cut spending as necessary

Editorials

Ohio lawmakers have a tough job on their hands, as Gov. Mike DeWine’s budget proposals exceed mandatory spending growth limits and must be cut. Budget advisers also are expecting revenue collection to be lower than DeWine anticipated. There are a lot of good, necessary spending projects in ...

Act quickly to gain funds for broadband

Editorials

President Donald Trump revealed two pieces of big news Friday — one of them of enormous importance to millions of Americans who do not yet enjoy technology taken for granted by many of their neighbors. Some of those second-class tech citizens live right here in our state. Trump talked about ...

Notre Dame loss so much more than timber, stone

Editorials

Committed Christians believe in an all-powerful God whose majesty and beauty cannot be comprehended, much less matched. Yet on rare occasions, humans are moved to incredible feats of creation as testaments of the depth of their faith. More than 850 years ago, on an island in the Seine River ...