Editorials

Keep hope, resilience after GM

General Motors Lordstown complex workers desperately want to believe the mettle of United Auto Workers Local 1112 President Dave Green in his steadfast hope for a future to our General Motors plant. “General Motors is going to put a product in that plant,” Green said this week with such ...

Voters are weary; find ways to cut

What good is a five-year fiscal plan if no one in a school district is able to use it to forecast a looming shortfall that can put a district back in fiscal emergency within three years of being declared fiscally sound? Niles voters rightfully are growing weary of bailing out its local ...

Ask questions before agreeing to Space Force

President Donald Trump continues to insist the United States needs an entirely new branch of the military, a Space Force. It is worth asking what on earth — or off it — that would accomplish. Trump seems to have watered his proposal down just a bit. Now, he is willing to have the Space ...

‘Old-fashioned’ skills remain important today

Good news seems rare enough these days that when “an absolute miracle” occurs, it ought to be noticed. That is how Humboldt County, California, Sheriff William Honsal summed up the conclusion of a frantic search during the weekend. It seems that on Friday afternoon, Leia Carrico, 8, and ...

U.S. shows diplomacy, not naivete

It may be time for North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un to try Plan B. His initial strategy in dealing with President Donald Trump — trying to get something for nothing — flopped badly. Trump and Kim held their second face-to-face meeting this week in Hanoi, Vietnam. But Trump departed ...

Find other threats to American liberty

If the Bladensburg cross has to go, what’s next? If U.S. Supreme Court justices rule a cross erected to honor a group of men who gave their lives for our country cannot be on public land, what about similar situations? What about the small crosses in national cemeteries, marking the graves of ...

Howland BOE correct to end pay-to-play

The Howland Board of Education made the right move last week when it voted to eliminate the district’s pay-to-participate policy beginning next school year, and now we hope other school districts will follow suit. The Howland pay-to-participate policy required students who participated in ...

Sound off!

EDITOR’S NOTE: Due to growing popularity of this column, these soundoff submissions are being published in today’s Sunday Tribune Chronicle. We have a president wrapped in scandal. Under investigation right now are Trump himself, Trump campaign, Trump foundation, Trump inaugural committee, ...

Orchids and onions

• ORCHID: To Inspiring Minds, a Warren-based enrichment program for under-represented youth, for raising $970,000 and completing the first of a three-phase capital improvement plan in Warren. A completed 6,000-square-foot first phase houses high school programming space, administrative ...

Speed cameras create Girard spending debate

Girard has generated so much money policing for profit with its hand-held speed camera program that city leaders are arguing over how to spend it all. Some want to put more money into the city’s general fund for operations expenses while reducing the money council allocates to street repairs ...

We all benefit from real estate development

There can be no denying the incredible vision and business prowess possessed by members of the Cafaro family, real estate magnates who own dozens of shopping centers and other real estate nationwide, including the Eastwood Mall complex in Niles. Then last week, Cafaro Company announced its ...

Allegations are serious, disturbing

It seems some of Jussie Smollett’s fellow performers on the “Empire” television series have chosen to give him their unqualified support. Why on earth would they do that? If Chicago police are correct, Smollett committed a despicable crime. They say he paid two men to stage an attack on ...

Americans are forgiving, give second chances

One of the attitudes that differentiates most Americans from the vicious murderers of the Islamic State terrorist group is compassion. IS killers consider it a weakness. We take pride in it. Perhaps we ought to show Hoda Muthana some of that compassion. Muthana once lived in Alabama. A few ...

More than 100 local homeless way too many

The Trumbull County Housing Collaborative counted 101 homeless living in Trumbull County during the annual Point-in-Time count during last month’s extreme cold. Of those, nine were described as “unsheltered” and 92 were in emergency or transitional housing. Of those sheltered, 70 were ...

Court case shows policing for profit is wrong

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously last week the Constitution’s prohibition on excessive fines — policing for profit, that is — applies to state and local governments, limiting their abilities to impose fines and seize property. The ruling dealt with an Indiana criminal drug case ...

Orchids and onions

• ORCHID: To Mathews School District for investing $19,590 from its general fund to upgrade the school’s water system and make its water potable. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency said, for the first time in years, Currie Elementary School water is safe to drink. During those years, ...

Release the investigative report now

The Trumbull County Planning Commission should release the recently completed report on the outcome of an investigation into conflicts between Trumbull County Planning Commission director Trish Nuskievicz and Trumbull County Engineer Randy Smith. Nuskievicz and her spouse made the issue ...

Enforce gun laws already on the books

Local, state and federal advocates of more limits on firearms ownership and use might do well to take aim at another method of curbing the mayhem caused by gun violence — enforcing existing laws. Just a few days ago, five people were killed and six others wounded when Gary Martin pulled out ...

Consider some more sensible protections

While some ultra-liberal members of Congress are advocating crazy, impossible initiatives such as the “New Green Deal,” some of their peers are going quietly about the business of doing something productive about climate change. Last week, U.S. Reps. David McKinley, R-W.Va., and Scott ...

Judges will determine executive limits

Give President Donald Trump credit for being transparent about his plan to exert executive authority in what many view as a challenge to Congress. At least Trump is not engaging in a covert operation. For months, the president has insisted at least $5.7 billion is needed to erect new barriers ...