Opinion

No terrorist is really a lone wolf

Editorials

Khalid Masood, the 52-year-old British man who killed four people in a rampage last week in London, was not associated with al-Qaida, ISIS or any other Islamic terrorist group, British authorities say. But, they added, it is possible Masood was influenced by Muslim extremism. Whether that was ...

Voter registration deadline looms

Editorials

If you plan to vote in the May 2 primary election, you have less than a week to get registered. The deadline for voter registration is Monday. If you think your vote doesn’t matter, then you should think again. The Ohio secretary of state pointed out that in the last three years, the ...

Keep trying till you can get it right

Editorials

Liberals who favor government control of the nation’s health care system reacted with glee to last week’s failure of a reform bill in the U.S. House of Representatives. There, an attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare never even came up for a vote. It was obvious that had the yeas and ...

Attack reminds us to always remain vigilant

Editorials

It was a year ago to the day that the attacks by terrorists in Belgium were followed upon by an attack on tourists and the Parliament in London. The attacks have become decidedly low-tech. The terrorist in the United Kingdom used a truck and a knife, mowing down pedestrians and stabbing an ...

Media can share lessons with students

Editorials

Students at some schools in our area benefit from discussions, usually on the spur of the moment in classes on history or civics, about what has come to be referred to as “fake news.” A few school districts understand that helping young people navigate the ever-changing world of “the ...

Public services come at high cost for everyone

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: With Warren firefighter contract fact-finding underway and the recent hike of the city income tax, citizens of Warren deserve to know how their hard-earned money is being spent. In addition to accumulating sick and vacation hours proportionate with service each pay period, ...

Be aware of ‘phony’ jobless stats

Editorials

Don’t be fooled by jobless rates that send messages of improved employment here and elsewhere in the United States. While the local jobless rate is going down, so are the number of jobs and probably the number of people still seeking work. Statistics we reported in the 2017 Almanac, an ...

Kids become innocent victims of opiate epidemic

Brenda J. Linert

For at least the third time since the opiate epidemic began spiraling out of control locally, a Trumbull County baby had to be revived earlier this month after overdosing on opiates. Every day we hear that opiate addiction is a disease. We hear that many people have developed a dependence on ...

Trump proven he can’t see fact from fiction

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: The GOP has lost its mind. Anytime people lose their ability to differentiate fantasy from reality, or fact from fiction, one can say they lost their minds. This GOP president has effectively demonstrated that he has lost his ability to discern truth from fiction. ...

Support drug testing in our school district

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: At a recent Board of Education meeting, we learned the Bloomfield Mespo School District is moving toward adopting a random drug testing policy for students. While the language is not yet finalized, and it has yet to be voted on, as a community member, a parent and as a ...

Failing report card when it comes to work

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: In my last letter, titled “Success I” I wrote about success on an individual level. This is “Success II” about success on a national level. One measure of our success is our willingness and ability to work; unfortunately, our government has decided that welfare is more ...

High school sport tournaments unfair

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: When will the Ohio High School Athletic Association, or OHSAA, and the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association, or PIAA, going to stop athletic teams from non-public schools from playing public school teams in state tournaments? The continued annihilation of many ...

Constitution only should decide cases

Editorials

Not infrequently, state and federal appeals court judges and justices surprise and even disappoint those who supported them when they were nominated. In a way, that is a very good thing — just what Americans ought to want from the ultimate arbiters of our laws and the U.S. Constitution. If ...

Hard work, luck pay off for Hughes Mansion

Editorials

The purchase and planned renovation of the historic and formerly grand Hughes Mansion on Warren’s North Park Avenue can only mean good things for the community. The man who purchased the Queen Anne-style home, Warren native Christopher Alan, has been considering ways to help return his ...

Remove education control from D.C.

Editorials

One reason so many education bureaucrats and liberal politicians do not like new U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is clear: They fear she and her boss, President Donald Trump, will eliminate the control Washington has over schools throughout the nation. Indeed, it may be the best thing ...

Focus confirmation only on nominee

Editorials

Some U.S. senators would do the nation a favor if they pondered who and what they are discussing in this week’s confirmation hearings for federal Judge Neil Gorsuch, who has been nominated for the U.S. Supreme Court. During opening statements Monday by members of the Judiciary Committee, ...

Community Stars will be out tonight

Editorials

Ten Trumbull County residents will be honored this evening as the latest in an elite group of Community Stars being recognized for the incredible level of service and volunteerism they bring to our community. The Tribune Chronicle and Trumbull 100 will again co-sponsor this evening’s ...

Stranded on a cabin cruiser

Community Columnists

I was 12 years old. It was August of 1948. We were on vacation in Delaware. I didn’t like crab cakes. I was awakened after a cold, fitful night of sleep on one of the two bunks in the bow of the little cabin cruiser. There were no blankets. I had heard footsteps on the decking overhead. It ...

Community Stars will be out tonight

Editorials

Ten Trumbull County residents will be honored this evening as the latest in an elite group of Community Stars being recognized for the incredible level of service and volunteerism they bring to our community. The Tribune Chronicle and Trumbull 100 will again co-sponsor this evening’s ...

Great Lakes funding cuts are too large

Editorials

Despite often being a disliked federal agency, much of what the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency does is necessary. The agency’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative falls into that category. Many Ohioans are well aware of problems in the lakes, especially Lake Erie. Toxic algae and ...