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Ryan and Dems must not forget constituents picked Trump

Editorials

Today we welcome the president of these United States to our Mahoning Valley. President Donald Trump will speak this evening inside a crowded Covelli Centre, a rare event and an honor, to be sure, for our community to host any sitting president. Today’s visit offers Trumbull and Mahoning ...

No visit for Asian relatives

Community Columnists

As some of you dear readers know, I’ve begun my ninth decade as a native of good old Warren with little interruption. (I’m 81.) When I was of working age, good employment was available to me here, and I spent much of my career at Packard Electric. My two sons grew up here, and after their ...

Everyone must recognize Sen. McCain as a true hero

Editorials

Politics in our country has taken a decidedly unpleasant, unproductive turn during recent years. Once, we Americans were able to agree to disagree. We could have sometimes dramatically opposing views on the issues, debating them fiercely, without shattering our sense of being one people with ...

Tighten rental home regulations

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Front porch sitting; the image conjures a Norman Rockwell painting when neighbors knew each other and respected the sanctity of the neighborhood. Unfortunately for many Warren residents, the scenario lamented by Mr. Frederick H. Taddei in his July 16 letter is all too ...

Debate, address concerns over power plant, then move on

Editorials

Concerns raised via legal motions filed by the operator of a business located a stone’s throw from the twin power plants being constructed in Lordstown could have a drastic and lasting effect on the project that is the biggest to come to Trumbull County and the Mahoning Valley in ...

Be sensible when you hit the seven seas

Brenda J. Linert

Syndicated columnist Diane Dimond last week wrote her entire column about crime on the seven seas. Dimond, whose typical columns, published on Thursday’s Tribune Chronicle opinion page, deal with crime and punishment — often sexual assaults — last week was talking about crime on cruise ...

Enough taxes are enough in Niles

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I have a question about the Niles Board of Education wanting to place a levy on the November ballot. How much money are the citizens of Niles supposed to give up in taxes? The school board decided we needed all new schools and a new football field to the tune of several thousand ...

Niles leadership still to blame

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: The city of Niles’ futile attempt to recover from its financial problems has been well publicized. When one looks at the management leadership, it is clear why this recovery is not happening. The current mayor “flip flops” on decisions without any knowledge of either side ...

New policies will grow America

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: During the 1920s, our region was second only to Pittsburgh in the quantity of steel production. We’ve seen good times and hard times, but we’ve always persevered. The Youngstown-Warren area has seen recent economic revitalization and we at the Youngstown-Warren Regional ...

Increased military comes at a cost

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: The Donald Trump administration is pushing for a massive increase in the Pentagon’s budget, but spending on war already takes up more than half of all federal discretionary funds and a fifth of total federal spending. How big is the American military? The Pentagon employs ...

Orchids and Onions

Editorials

ORCHID: To the Hubbard Board of Education and Hubbard Education Association for agreeing on a new three-year contract in which employees will be paying 4 percent more for single health insurance or 9 percent more for a family plan. They also will see no base pay increase. Just months after ...

Judges correct to slow refund of MVSD funds to member cities

Editorials

Two local common pleas judges who sit on the Court of Jurisdiction, a panel that governs financial matters at the Mahoning Valley Sanitary District, were correct to put the brakes on the water district’s plan to return $5 million to the cities of Niles and Youngstown. Before any move is ...

Government spending still remains out of control

Editorials

Talk among the politicians in Washington often seems to focus on why the government needs to spend more. If the justification is not national security, it probably will be health care. There seems to be precious little thought given to a serious, growing threat to both our welfare and ...

Ohio’s caution warranted in submission of voter data

Editorials

Controversy over a federal commission’s request for information on American voters is more than a bit overblown. Claims the panel is asking states to invade the privacy of voters are simply inaccurate, as a matter of fact. Still, Ohio secretary of state Jon Husted in Ohio, and Mac Warner, ...

Avoid repeat mortgage and lending past disasters

Editorials

Interest rates will be allowed to continue rising, but gradually, later this year, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen told members of Congress on Wednesday. The economy is improving, meaning the Fed’s longstanding policy of holding interest rates at basement levels is no longer ...

Stand strong on reduced Music Hall Subsidies

Editorials

JAC Management has done an excellent job showcasing just what can be done at Warren’s Packard Music Hall, but it’s disappointing that the company is questioning whether the undertaking will be profitable enough to keep operating it when taxpayer subsidies decline. Though aging, this ...

Don’t be stupid when using social media

Brenda J. Linert

The Trumbull County Board of Elections last week adopted an employee “Social Media Policy” supporting the “free exchange and camaraderie” that social media brings, but warning workers about serious repercussions of overstepping on the internet — whether on or off duty. (Read it ...

Letters to the editor – Thief stole American flag from yard

Editorials

DEAR EDITOR: Someone who stole our flag from our front yard on May 3. Our neighbor had damage also. We always decorate for the holidays. It’s pretty bad when someone steals a flag. I am a veteran and very proud of this country and flag. I hope the thief enjoys our flag as much as we ...