Editorials

No terrorist is really a lone wolf

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Be aware of ‘phony’ jobless stats

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 ...

Constitution only should decide cases

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

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.

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

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

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 ...

Community Stars will be out tonight

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

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 ...

Niles gasoline policy invites much misuse

For decades, some Niles city employees have been filling up their personal automobile gas tanks with fuel from the city’s pumps without ever reporting how much they used on city business. Workers were permitted to use up to 15 gallons a week, even if they didn’t need it for their jobs. ...

Orchids & Onions

• ORCHID: To North Bloomfield Fiscal Officer Allen Kalsbeek, who not only coordinated the township’s purchase of new shingles with the urgency it deserved after the township garage and administration building suffered serious wind damage last week, but then he joined the contractor on the ...

Football program had wrong priorities

Had two former Penn State University officials done the right thing, some children might have been spared the ongoing pain of having been sexually abused. Apparently, the university’s football program was more important to the two. Former Penn State Vice President Gary Schultz, 67, and ...

Have a safe St. Pat’s Day

It’s St. Patrick’s Day, a holiday marking the importance of the Irish culture for many Irish-Americans in the Mahoning Valley. Many Irish Catholics will start the day out with Mass and spend the day celebrating by partaking in Irish meals and drinks with family and friends. As the day ...

Dishwasher is waste of funds

A City Hall dishwasher? Really? The recent purchase of an automatic dishwasher that allows Warren City Hall workers to avoid handwashing their coffee cups is an unnecessary expense and an illogical misuse of public funds. The $600 pricetag, not including additional plumbing and ...

Terror surveillance failing, wasting money

Republican and Democrat members of Congress seem to agree on one thing: An incompetent attempt to counter Islamic terrorist propaganda is worse than none at all. They are right. Lawmakers are looking into a Defense Department attempt to stymie an Islamic State campaign to recruit terrorists ...

Keep bright light shining on government

For more than two centuries, the bedrock of our liberty and prosperity as Americans has been our right to know what is going on around us and to discuss it freely. Our nation’s founders believed that was so important that when they wrote the Bill or Rights, they made freedom of speech the ...