Editorials

Stop bailout of misdeeds in Congress

When most men are found to have harassed or attacked women, they pay a price. It may be dismissal from a job. It may be a hefty lawsuit judgment or out-of-court settlement. Sometimes, that helps predators escape criminal prosecution. You will not be surprised to learn things are different in ...

Learn lesson from ‘silent killer’ tragedy

It is unlikely we will ever know why a family in rural Jefferson County, W.Va., took the risk they did during the weekend. None of them — a man, woman, teenager and toddler — survived. Their bodies were found Sunday, along with a generator that was being used inside their home. Carbon ...

Stop bailout of misdeeds in Congress

When most men are found to have harassed or attacked women, they pay a price. It may be dismissal from a job. It may be a hefty lawsuit judgment or out-of-court settlement. Sometimes, that helps predators escape criminal prosecution. You will not be surprised to learn things are different in ...

Learn lesson from ‘silent killer’ tragedy

It is unlikely we will ever know why a family in rural Jefferson County, W.Va., took the risk they did during the weekend. None of them — a man, woman, teenager and toddler — survived. Their bodies were found Sunday, along with a generator that was being used inside their home. Carbon ...

Warren must speed up its police hiring

Why is it that the city of Niles is able to find and hire qualified new police officers bringing the department just about up to full strength, but Warren is not? Niles Mayor Thomas Scarnecchia last week swore in new officers Taylor Romain — the department’s first woman officer — and ...

Senate should support tax reform bill

Money does not grow on trees, even if some politicians want you to believe it does. For that reason, tax reform bills in Congress include some “losers.” For some people to get tax relief, someone else has to pay. But the bottom line on both the reform bill approved last week by the House ...

Need should decide substance abuse funding

As incredible as it may seem, federal funds from one program meant to combat substance abuse are doled out based on states’ populations, not the severity of their drug epidemics. That is simply insane. U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va.; Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.; and Maggie Hassan and ...

Opioid lawsuit may help find answers, fault

American taxpayers have been footing the bill for millions — perhaps billions — of dollars in social services that have become necessary due to the nation’s growing opioid crisis. In Trumbull County, costs to taxpayers continue to grow for services like addiction treatment and recovery; ...

Orchids and Onions

• ORCHID: To Trumbull County Central and Eastern District Court Judges Tom Campbell and Robert Platt for allocating $150,000 from the courts’ Indigent Driver Alcohol Treatment funds to local drug treatment programs. The move exhibits a true commitment to recovery and fighting addiction. ...

Face-to-face communication may help turmoil

Suicide rates for teenagers increased substantially from 2010-15, at the same time use of social media by young people shot up. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study hints the two phenomena may be linked. It would be foolish to suggest, based on this one study, that social media ...

Marijuana topic warrants open debate

The controversial topic involving the possible creation of a marijuana dispensary in Warren should have been given multiple readings by Warren City Council, the issue should have started in committee and council should have been more transparent in urging public discussion and possible ...

Delinquent taxes should appear in newspapers

Today, for the second time in two weeks, the Tribune Chronicle is publishing a list of unpaid property taxes in Trumbull County. Law-abiding residents who pay their taxes to support local government operations have every right to know who, in their community, is falling short of their tax ...

With tax reform, some is better than none at all

Keep your eyes on the prize, members of Congress. And remember, politics sometimes has to be the art of compromise. With just days to go before important votes on tax reform packages are planned in both the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, a major difference of opinion has reared its ...

Dems should let voters make the decisions

Turmoil has been the order of the day among leaders of both the Republican and Democratic parties. Listing all the many concerns of millions of voters who have been loyalists of either party would require a book. But a book by Donna Brazile, formerly chairwoman of the Democratic National ...

Do you think country needs a tax cut?

As conservatives in Congress and President Donald Trump move closer to enacting a major tax relief bill, liberal opponents are scrambling to find arguments against it. Their quest has taken them even to the point of disavowing — for now — one of the key tenets of liberal philosophy. Now, ...

Iranian words bring us no reassurance

Iranian Revolutionary Guard officials announced recently that the country’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khameini, has restricted the range of missiles manufactured in Iran to 1,240 miles. Oh. Everything’s all right, then. All that worry over Iran’s missile and nuclear weapons programs ...

Candidate O’Neill must leave court

Ohio Supreme Court Justice William O’Neill, who last month announced his intention to run for Ohio Governor, should resign his post. O’Neill, who served as an Appeals Court Judge for 10 years on the Warren-based 11th District Court of Appeals, says for now he’ll recuse himself from all ...

Orchids and Onions

• ORCHID: To all our U.S. veterans who have served our nation honorably, and who are being recognized for that service on Veterans Day today. • ORCHID: Also to all the groups, organizations and individuals that will honor our veterans by participating in the Trumbull County Veterans Day ...

Natural gas lines important, but so is environment

Many Ohioans oppose construction of the long-distance pipelines needed to carry natural gas from our region to markets elsewhere. Without that infrastructure, our gas has limited value and the rest of the nation would be deprived of its benefits. Profits from selling the gas are not worth the ...

Columbus makes poor use of taxpayer funds

Taxpayers’ money is not always spent wisely, but transparent foolishness simply should not be tolerated. Take what happened last week during a Columbus City Council meeting. There, council members agreed to provide $185,000 to help immigrants facing deportation with their lawyer ...