Opinion

Teach kids dangers of plastic guns

Editorials

Columbus police Officer Peter Casuccio made headlines this week after telling an 11-year-old the boy was lucky to be alive. Good for Casuccio for doing what the lad’s parents should have. Casuccio was on patrol last Saturday when he received a call about two youngsters brandishing a gun. He ...

Khashoggi not only journalist missing or slain

Editorials

Thoughtful Americans ought to be concerned about the killing of a journalist who wrote columns about Saudi Arabia for the Washington Post. But what about the other 44 journalists who have met violent deaths this year? What about the 48 who perished in 2017? Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi Arabian ...

Niles school levy is unaffordable

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: The story keeps changing. First, the Niles Board of Education approved substituting two 4.9-mill levies with one continuous 9.8-mill levy. Then in a correction on July 26 voters were asked to approve an 11.7-mill levy, where no one probably saw this. I have a problem with the ...

Fuda should keep seat as commissioner

Editorials

Incumbent Trumbull County Commissioner Frank Fuda’s strong stance earlier this year opposing the addition of a county administrator position was correct; his involvement in growing countywide infrastructure, including sanitary sewers and waterlines is admirable; and his hands-on approach to ...

Love of people helped drive local columnist

Brenda J. Linert

Most readers know Bruce Thomas largely through his stories about people that he relayed in countless columns he’s written for the Tribune Chronicle over the years. But it was his love of people that propelled Bruce to find and share those stories. Tribune Chronicle readers lost the popular ...

Vote Chris DePizzo for Congress

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: General Motors lost two shifts and Northside Hospital has closed. It’s time to vote Tim Ryan out of office. The Mahoning Valley needs to wake up and get new blood as our congressman. The job was not meant to be a lifetime appointment. I was surprised recently while ...

Why more people embrace socialism

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: In a recent letter, writer Tim Santell said, “History has proven and it’s clear there is no better system than capitalism to lift people from poverty, and yet, so many people want to embrace socialism.” That’s true only if the capitalist doesn’t keep all the profits. ...

Justice lacking for the Fife family

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: This is in response to a recent article about Danny Lee Hill. Is there ever going to be justice and / or peace and closure for the Fife family? Your guess is as good as mine. With the way our justice system works and has horribly failed repeatedly, there is a big question about ...

Is this the best Mueller can do?

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: The first of the Trump administration criminals has received his sentence. George Papadopoulos will spend 14 days in jail. Hurray for the Mueller investigation. The next to get it should be Gen. Michael Flynn. Being a military man, I suggest he drop and give me 10 pushups, ...

Quarterly review of Warren’s finances

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: A 2018 third quarter financial review (July through September) shows Warren’s general fund collected $6,644,960.18 while total general fund expenses equaled $7,465,224.94 in that same time period. Most of the expense exceeding revenue is attributed to an additional pay period in ...

Sound off!

Letters to the Editor

The Tribune published the prison sentences for two men convicted of murder on a recent Saturday. What is wrong with our justice system when a man convicted of beating to death an elderly woman receives a sentence of life without parole and the other man, convicted of beating to death a ...

Orchids and onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To Warren Police rookie patrol officer Andrea Mixon, who was injured when a motorcyclist crashed into her cruiser. Mixon and her training officer were attempting to jump out of the car when the motorcycle slammed into the driver’s side door, injuring her right leg. Mixon still ...

Those aiding illegals face consequences

Editorials

Clearly, officials in some Central and South American countries are capitalizing on U.S. domestic policies to handle some of their own problems. The fact they get to embarrass President Donald Trump’s administration seems to be a bonus for some of them. Rampant violence and poor economies ...

Dedication to local history earns praise

Editorials

Congratulations are in order for the Village of Orangeville that in recent weeks marked its 150th year. And further kudos go to organizers, donors, volunteers and village leaders who marked the momentous occasion with dedication of a newly created historical center there. The new center ...

Agents’ hard work uncovers $60M in fraud

Editorials

Ohio’s Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Special Investigations Department has done some difficult work this year to uncover more than $60 million in workers’ compensation fraud in the state. In fact, there were 298 closed employer fraud cases with a savings of $8.7 million, 54 health ...

Space exploration vital for future growth in US

Editorials

Space exploration is dangerous. No amount of technological advances and expensive safeguards changes the fact that the brave women and men who travel beyond the atmosphere have agreed to be strapped to the tops of massive amounts of explosives. We were reminded of the hazards last week, when ...

Holmes should keep his seat at statehouse

Editorials

The Republican who is challenging Ohio Rep. Glenn W. Holmes for his 63rd district statehouse seat did not respond to our invitation to seek this newspaper’s endorsement. But that’s not the only reason we are endorsing Holmes for re-election. Holmes, 60, of Girard, jumped quickly into ...

We must send help to neighbors in Fla.

Editorials

Florida’s panhandle has been hit by what Gov. Rick Scott described as “an absolute monster” of a hurricane. The full extent of the devastation and loss of life remains to be determined. Our state needs to provide whatever help is within our power. Because Florida is a haven for ...

N. Falls should slow the hiring of city manager

Editorials

Newton Falls council members could vote as early as today to finalize the hiring and four-year employment contract of David M. Lynch, an attorney from Euclid set to become the next village manager. We urge them to slow down the process, however, and not approve the hiring this ...

Division is consequence of ongoing political battle

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Our great nation is falling into a period of division. This division is not simplistically explained nor easily remedied. It is a time of lost knowledge and increased tribal elegance. There are what many would call educated and intellectual people on both sides of this fictional ...