Editorials

It’s time to try something new in 13th District

During his 16 years in Congress, U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan, D-Howland, said he’s won $300 million for local projects, fought issues like unfair trade, globalization that hurts the local economy and has been forward thinking in job creation by helping fund Warren’s Tech Belt Energy ...

Joyce should keep Congressional post

We endorse Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. David Joyce of Bainbridge over his Democratic challenger Betsy Rader of Novelty for 14th Congressional District representative. Joyce has worked well across the aisle, and has prioritized economic growth through corporate tax reduction and combating ...

Orchids and onions

• ORCHID: To the staff, students and administration at LaBrae Local School District for the amazing job they did in accommodating the many needs for the 13th District Congressional debate sponsored by the Tribune Chronicle this week in the LaBrae High School auditorium. Not only was it a ...

Stay healthy during cold, flu season

It’s that time of year again: cold, flu, seasonal allergies — the “crud.” It seems as though there is constantly something going around, whether at school, work, church or even within families. As always during this season, there are a few things a person can do to reduce the chances of ...

Discourse that is civil is key today in politics

After someone tried to send a bomb to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other Democratic political leaders, President Donald Trump’s reaction, as White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders emphasized, was that, “These terrorizing acts are despicable, and anyone responsible ...

Klammer, Trapp deserve seats on Appeals Court

TERM BEGINNING FEB. 10: In our many meetings with political candidates seeking election to judicial benches, we hear many speak about the need to speed up the pace at which courts dispose of cases. That’s why we were surprised to hear attorney and former Eleventh District Court of ...

Kovoor deserves judge’s post on family court

Voters Nov. 6 will choose between attorneys Samuel Bluedorn, 54, of Howland, and Sarah Thomas Kovoor, 57, also of Howland, to take over as Trumbull County Family Court judge beginning next year when longtime Judge Pamela Rintala retires. Each candidate seems sincerely interested in operating ...

Better to anger teens than print their obituaries

Two Ohio legislators want to set new limits on young motorists. They would increase the length of time new drivers are required to operate under permits rather than full licenses. Currently, drivers under 18 are required to hold instruction permits for six months. A bill sponsored by state ...

DeWine gets nod over Cordray for Ohio governor

With Ohio Gov. John Kasich banned by term limits from seeking re-election, the race for Ohio governor is heating up among the two major party candidates. Each spent time at the Tribune Chronicle offices in Warren last week meeting with our newspaper’s editorial board. Republican nominee ...

Orchids and onions

• ORCHID: To the Eleventh District Court of Appeals for this week upholding the removal of Mecca Township Fiscal Officer Deborah Drawl. She was removed from office after the township’s books were found to be unauditable and after Drawl failed to correct the problem despite several ...

School zones shouldn’t justify speed cameras

Howland Township officials expressed shock that they were able to capture photographic evidence of 1,831 speeders in township school zones since they began using hand-held speed cameras in March. The excessive speed of those drivers ranged from 6 to 24 mph over the 20 mph posted speed limit. ...

Stop caravan of migrants without physical harm

Unless they find motorized transport, the at least 7,000 Central Americans trudging on foot through Mexico will not arrive at their destination, the U.S. border, for three to six weeks. Good. U.S. officials will need all the time they can get to prepare for the small army’s arrival. Use of ...

National Guard site is a big gem for area

The potential for the newly renamed Camp James A. Garfield to be another big win for our area is very real. The 21,600-acre site once served as the Ravenna Army Ammunition Plant and now is a finalist among three sites under consideration to be a new East Coast Missile Defense site. Camp ...

Quick spending of Ohio drug funds warranted by need

Often, the prudent way for a state to spend federal grant money is to disburse it sparingly, for two reasons. First, ensuring the money is being spent effectively is important. Second, not running out of funds before the grant period ends is a consideration. Ohio officials deserve praise for ...

The partisan obstruction needs to end

Actions by some Democrats in the U.S. Senate has resembled nothing as much as a temper tantrum during recent weeks. One might have thought that after the vote to confirm the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, they would have decided more mature behavior was appropriate. But ...

Teach kids dangers of plastic guns

Columbus police Officer Peter Casuccio made headlines this week after telling an 11-year-old the boy was lucky to be alive. Good for Casuccio for doing what the lad’s parents should have. Casuccio was on patrol last Saturday when he received a call about two youngsters brandishing a gun. He ...

Khashoggi not only journalist missing or slain

Thoughtful Americans ought to be concerned about the killing of a journalist who wrote columns about Saudi Arabia for the Washington Post. But what about the other 44 journalists who have met violent deaths this year? What about the 48 who perished in 2017? Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi Arabian ...

Fuda should keep seat as commissioner

Incumbent Trumbull County Commissioner Frank Fuda’s strong stance earlier this year opposing the addition of a county administrator position was correct; his involvement in growing countywide infrastructure, including sanitary sewers and waterlines is admirable; and his hands-on approach to ...

Orchids and onions

• ORCHID: To Warren Police rookie patrol officer Andrea Mixon, who was injured when a motorcyclist crashed into her cruiser. Mixon and her training officer were attempting to jump out of the car when the motorcycle slammed into the driver’s side door, injuring her right leg. Mixon still ...

Those aiding illegals face consequences

Clearly, officials in some Central and South American countries are capitalizing on U.S. domestic policies to handle some of their own problems. The fact they get to embarrass President Donald Trump’s administration seems to be a bonus for some of them. Rampant violence and poor economies ...