Opinion

Keep funding help for Black Lung sufferers

Editorials

After several years in which it appeared instances of coal miners’ pneumoconiosis — black lung — were decreasing, the disease seems to be making a comeback in our region of the country. Now is not the time to phase out a federal program intended to help victims. Long-term exposure to ...

Winning isn’t everything

Editorials

Urban Meyer is one of the most successful college football coaches in history. Yet, at only age 54, he is retiring from his post at Ohio State University. Why? In revealing Meyer’s plan to retire after his team plays in the Rose Bowl, OSU officials gave no reason. There has been much ...

Too much negativity in American society today

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: The U.S. today is caught in a non-stop revolving door; this nation is drinking its own poison daily, mentally enforcing anti-establishment behavior. Look at the headlines: listen to the subjects on the radio that are broadcast daily. Watch it on television programs. The internet ...

Illegal parking changes come to Weathersfield

Brenda J. Linert

Until 2011, Ohio law dictated that any motorist who parked illegally — say, in front of a fire hydrant, in a handicapped parking space or too far into an intersection — would be held criminally responsible for that violation if it occurred in unincorporated areas of the state, not ...

Media continues to spread climate of fear

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I couldn’t help but notice the contrast of the only two articles on a page of Sunday’s edition. One was about the riots and demonstrations in France; the other was about quirky events signaling climate change. The one did have at least a small bit of truth about the French ...

Why regular exercise is important for health

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Exercise is an important contributor to keeping the body healthy. Some people have exercise regimens that they follow to ensure they are staying fit and in good health, and some people never work out whatsoever. There are no negative results from working out properly and according ...

Don’t tell people how to live their lives

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: When the U.S. Constitution was signed, our founders certainly did not create a nanny state. Personal freedoms and personal property rights were paramount. The medical profession seems to believe that health and safety can be used to supersede the Constitution. They have created a ...

Following golden rule makes America best

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: There is a mental problem with people who believe in the “America First” and “Making America Great Again” slogans. Belief in these slogans shows a disregard for others. It shows that a person believes only in winning and losing. It shows selfishness and arrogance. A ...

Truth about haves and have nots

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: For some time now, I have been watching the world’s perception of wealth and riches. In the eyes of many people, money is the gauge by which we determine whether one is considered to be a have or a have not. I have often written about truth, or the lack of it. What we see ...

Orchids and onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To Victory Christian Center’s Warren Campus that donated 200 coats to needy kids at Warren City School’s McGuffey PK-8 School. Pastor Mikel and his wife, Pastor Toni Lagaras, both born and raised in Warren, organized the coat drive. This was the first year the church collected ...

Volunteers add holiday cheer to city

Editorials

Our community experienced a great loss when well-known Warren businessman and community leader Jim Economos died a few years ago. Economos, who owned and operated Saratoga Restaurant, was known as a visionary in the city. He also was known for his love of Christmas, said one of his ...

Bush legacy is decency, goodness

Editorials

When former President George H.W. Bush passed away last week, he left a legacy with much to be commended. It is of a kinder, gentler nation fully capable of using an iron fist. Bush, our 41st president, was 94 when he joined his beloved wife, Barbara, who died earlier this year. Supreme Court ...

Honored teens among area’s best

Editorials

Twenty remarkable local young men and women were recognized Tuesday evening for their leadership, community involvement and high academic performance. We urge you to take the time to read the pages of the magazine profiling each of these 20 students that is inserted into today’s Tribune ...

Girard team should hold heads high

Editorials

It was obvious that Girard Indian Football coach Pat Pearson and members of his varsity team were heartbroken Saturday evening. Who wouldn’t be? Five months after starting to train in the dog days of summer, this team was the only one still standing in Trumbull County, wrapping up its ...

‘Expert’ advice doesn’t always work as planned

Editorials

A word of warning to those who jump on bandwagons, or make moves based on the advice of “the experts:” Results may vary. Remember, almost a decade ago, when the experts — that is, advocates for casinos in Ohio — predicted that the four locations at the time would generate $1.9 billion ...

Mahoning Valley is open for business

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: We received devastating news Monday. It’s not that we didn’t see it coming — with over 3,000 layoffs in the last two years, small car sales dropping and analysts calling for closure of at least two General Motors’ American car plants. But Monday we got news that we ...

Research and outreach keys to traffic plan

Editorials

The need for new traffic patterns in Howland becomes most obvious this time of year, as holiday shoppers clog roadways heading toward the Eastwood Mall complex. Of course, it isn’t just November and December when we see traffic backing up because of other special events and collisions at ...

It’s time to re-explore shale play drilling

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Can it be true that Black Monday has hit the Mahoning Valley again? How many times can we be knocked down? Maybe from this tragedy a Phoenix will rise from the ashes. Maybe it’s time for local and state leaders to rally together to promote a very large asset that is right ...

Electric vehicle could save local GM plant

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: The GM Cruze (2010-2019) was never allowed to reach puberty, but its successor in name, GM Cruise, promises to live and thrive for decades to come. The future clearly is with zero emissions autonomous vehicle, GM Cruise, and by 2023 GM intends to have at least 20 all-electric ...

Wake up and buy American products

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: We can thank all the stupid Americans first for buying foreign automobiles. They’re just hurting themselves, their neighbors and families who work for General Motors. If these people who wanted to buy a small car would have purchased a Chevy Cruze, they might have helped ...