Opinion

Be aware the return of yellow school buses

Editorials

Falls classes at area schools are scheduled to begin in coming weeks. That means hundreds of school buses will be carrying our children and grandchildren to and from their school buildings. It also means motorists will have to adjust driving habits. The summer months of not exercising an ...

Growing debt proves federal overspending

Editorials

With a national debt of $21.3 trillion, keeping the federal government’s spending within the limit of what revenue is taken in has become critical. Yet, after decades of warnings that needs to be done, political leaders have not found the will to make it happen. Last week, it was reported ...

State funding needed to fight drug crisis

Editorials

It is unlikely county officials will get from Columbus what they asked for in recent weeks. The general increase in funding to local governments being sought, more than $350 million per year, would dent the state budget to an extent legislators probably would not allow. But one specific plea ...

‘Space Force’ needs no new bureaucracy

Editorials

President Donald Trump is right that the United States needs an effective reaction to the militarization of outer space. He is wrong that we need to create a whole new bureaucracy to do that, however. Trump has said he wants to create a new branch of the military — a Space Force. That is ...

Teachers unions must stay strong

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Recently, there have been a number of attacks on labor unions across this country. Right-to-work supporters would love to see labor unions disbanded. Those who support unions must band together to protect the efforts of these organizations. Recently, the Tribune Chronicle ...

States, not fed should decide pot question

Editorials

U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan’s proposal to decriminalize marijuana and make it legal in all 50 states is ill-conceived, as is his reasoning behind it. Ryan in recent weeks described the federal ban on pot as “morally wrong and economically nonsensical.” Rather, those words better ...

Visit ‘Wall’ replica this week to say thanks

Brenda J. Linert

I recall learning in my high school social studies class in the early 1980s about the wall that was being built in Washington, D.C., to honor those who perished during their service in the Vietnam War. I still can clearly remember my teacher telling us that the wall would be the largest ...

Med-assisted treatment red flag

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: It’s wonderful to read that Warren Municipal Court Judge Thomas Gysegem has advocated for a new probation officer to lead a proposed medication-assistance treatment program, or MAT, through the court. But there is a red flag in reading Dr. Martina Moore’s statement that MAT ...

Make Americans great again

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: During his campaign and after his election, President Trump has built a platform on making America great again. Rather than making America great, we should focus on making the American people great again. Our society has suffered from mistrust, declining family values, ...

Letter of faith

Letters to the Editor

Editor’s note: This letter, originally published Aug. 4, is being rerun because a sentence was inadvertently omitted. The Tribune Chronicle regrets the error. DEAR EDITOR: In the Star Trek movie, Captain Kirk of the Starship Enterprise, said, “Space is the final frontier.” In ...

Orchids and Onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To the Trumbull County Combined Health District for its aggressive action in notifying local officials, area schools and the media when two mosquito pools — in Champion and Newton Falls — tested positive for the dangerous West Nile virus. Elected leaders and school ...

All Korean War remains must come home

Editorials

Thousands of American families are awaiting bittersweet news in the wake of what, for them, was much more than a new chapter in the long history of tension between our country and North Korea. They want to know simply this: Are our loved ones’ remains among those returned recently by the ...

After 15 years, it’s time for 9/11 case trial

Editorials

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed may die of old age before ever being convicted of the horrific crime he is accused of masterminding nearly 17 years ago. Mohammed, captured in 2003, is accused of being the key planner of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on America. Mohammed, 53, has been in ...

Warren paints unfair picture of judicial system

Editorials

One popular dictionary defines a bigot as “one who regards or treats members of a group with hatred or intolerance.” U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., fits right in. Warren wants badly to be president of the United States. During the weekend, she was in top form during a speech to a ...

Don’t delay in exploring city parking options

Editorials

It was a year ago that Warren government leaders decided to enter into an abbreviated parking contract with existing parking manager Warren Parking Systems. The decision to ink a limited 16-month deal — less than half the length of previous three-year pacts — followed months of debate ...

School board earns trust with pay move

Editorials

The Howland Board of Education made a good decision last month when it voted to eliminate routine pay increases known as “step increases” for 10 of its schools administrators. School officials said the decision to eliminate the step increases will save the district and taxpayers some ...

US must add new pressure on N. Korea

Editorials

New long-range missiles are being built in North Korea, despite assurances by that country’s dictator, Kim Jong Un, that he desires peaceful co-existence, it was reported last week. Just weeks ago, Kim told President Donald Trump he is willing to pursue disarmament talks. They have been ...

Outgoing Liberty chief’s openness deserves praise

Editorials

Longtime Liberty police Chief Richard Tisone is about to retire after serving well the residents of his township for 32 years, including 10 years as police chief. Tisone has worked hard to manage his department and has operated with transparency and quick response when called upon by the ...

Fight against legalizing marijuana

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: On July 20 the Tribune Chronicle carried a story about Congressman Timothy Ryan saying marijuana should be legal in all 50 states. Marijuana is recognized as a gateway to addiction. According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, marijuana is a Schedule I drug. It has serious ...

Maintain ODOT order to remove camera signs

Editorials

We are glad to see the Ohio Department of Transportation is taking an interest in how local communities are using state highways to police for profit. Even though ODOT’s directive ordering local communities like Girard, Howland and Youngstown to remove their traffic camera warning signs ...