Editorials

Manchin good choice for role on committee

It is a feather in U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin’s cap that he has been named ranking member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. It also is a boon to residents of both Ohio and West Virginia. “Ranking member” is the top position on a committee for a member of the political ...

Drug pushers should face harsh sentences

Approval by the U.S. Senate of what is being called a criminal justice reform bill could have ramifications for Ohio. Need we say more than that the measure, expected to be passed by the House of Representatives and signed into law by President Donald Trump, focuses on those convicted of drug ...

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

Again this year, the Tribune Chronicle Editorial Board offers its readers a Christmas gift in the form of what we believe is the best Christmas editorial ever written. It appeared not in December, but in September 1897, in the New York Sun, after 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon asked her now ...

The Gospel according to Luke

And Joseph also went up from Galilee, which is called Bethlehem (because he was of the house and lineage of David) to be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she ...

Opportunity immense here for businesses

It’s been only a few weeks since General Motors made its announcement to not allocate a new vehicle to the Lordstown complex after it halts Chevy Cruze production here in March, and we already are feeling the effects. This week we learned of just the first trickle of economic setbacks ...

If GM goes, we have everything to lose

DEAR EDITOR: Regarding the General Motors plant closing, money talks and BS walks. We should offer GM a 100 percent tax abatement for 20 years. We have nothing to lose and everything to retain. GEORGE R. HOLKO SR. Warren

Orchids and Onions – Dec. 22, 2018

• ORCHID: To Capt. Chris Williams of the Warren Salvation Army who rang a bell for 15 consecutive hours Thursday, raising donations for the organization’s red kettle fund drive. Orchid also to the anonymous donor who challenged him to do it. The anonymous business man made good on the ...

Sound off

I applaud your coverage and support for the Lordstown UAW employees losing their jobs. However, your publication and all local media outlets seem to forget about salaried employees that have been affected. I believe they also will be in a very bad financial situation. Plus, they do not have ...

Congress must preserve funds for black lung

Of course Congress should safeguard a federal program to help victims of black lung disease. But no amount of money from Washington can do more than ease the suffering of those afflicted by the malady and their families. First things first: For various reasons, including financial struggles ...

Pedestrian safety is paramount

The National Safety Council warns that we rarely are more vulnerable than when walking in urban areas, crossing busy streets and negotiating traffic. And we all are pedestrians from time to time, so it’s important to pay attention to what is going on around us. Those risks also come when ...

Need grows as area job numbers dip

Last week, members of United Auto Workers Local 1112 were busy packaging and loading the food items that will feed some 300 local families their holiday meals. This annual Care and Share giving program that took place at the union hall has been happening without fail for three decades. While ...

Piggyback bill that raises pay should raise ire

Ohioans upset about the swamp that is the federal government may want to clean up Columbus before moving on to Washington. There’s a stink at the Ohio Statehouse, too. Last week, both houses of the General Assembly approved a bill with the ostensible purpose of increasing death benefits for ...

Paper ballot return is a logical choice

Americans always seem to be searching for new technology that can make us more modern and efficient, but sometimes in the process we overlook the fact that simplicity just may be the more logical choice. That’s why we agree with the recent decision of the Trumbull County Board of Elections ...

New contract not answer for city course

Taxpayers have no way of knowing if they are reaping any benefits from the city-owned Avalon South Golf Course because the latest operator — who says he’s giving up operations next month — has not responded to several requests made beginning Oct. 22 to audit the course’s financial ...

Orchids and onions

• ORCHID: To Ohio developer Steve Coon for his persistence in seeking Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit incentives to help renovate, restore and lease the historic Packard Building apartments on North Park Avenue, Warren. If restored to their original beauty, these apartments will help ...

Speed cameras should not pay the bills

We are glad Girard’s elected leaders had the sense to turn down a fire grant they knew they would never be able to sustain according to the grant’s terms in the future. Some, however, have argued they should have kept the grant and planned to utilize traffic camera money to support the ...

An open letter to GM CEO Mary Barra

Dear Mary Barra: Like U.S. Senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown, we remain hopeful and appreciative that you are keeping an open mind about the future of the Lordstown General Motors complex. It is true our area remains very committed to working with you to find a way forward to bring ...

Help make the holiday season merrier for all

Time is short for those of us who have fallen behind on our Christmas shopping. As we cope with the struggles of everyday life while trying to find the perfect gifts for everyone on our lists, let us not neglect to take care of the one task that ought not to require any thought: ensuring Santa ...

Fighting cyber crime critical issue for state

Threats to our security come in many forms, but among the least understood are those that occur in cyberspace. From our personal computers and smartphones all the way up to the server banks keeping hospitals running and those holding the secrets of the federal government, hackers can be as ...

Keep funding help for Black Lung sufferers

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 ...