Editorials

TJX opponents do not speak for majority

More than half the registered voters in the village of Lordstown turned out on Tuesday to cast ballots on the referendum issues that will allow zoning on seven parcels of land to change and to welcome construction of TJX’s distribution center. Of those who voted, more than 70 percent shouted ...

Safeguarding our children most critical

Pope Francis took precisely the correct attitude in his letter responding to a grand jury investigation of sexual abuse by priests in Pennsylvania. Released Monday, the missive admitted that too many in the Roman Catholic church “showed no care for the little ones; we abandoned ...

Honoring our vets more vital than a parade

After hearing of the estimated cost — $92 million — of a parade he proposed to showcase America’s military, President Donald Trump wisely called the event off. As he noted, that much money could do much good if spent on defense hardware. Trump suggested holding the parade in Washington, ...

German case offers example on open border

An Iraqi woman who left her native land for what she hoped was the safety of Germany has returned home — where she feels safer from Islamic State terrorism. Her decision is one more red flag for German officials who adopted an open-door policy toward refugees from the Middle East. Ashwaq ...

Guilty must not escape punishment

Allegations such as those that some Ohio State University students were sexually abused by those in positions of authority and / or trust invariably spawn many lawsuits. Those harmed understandably want some compensation for their suffering — and they want someone to be punished for ...

Lordstown must say ‘yes’ on Tuesday

Tuesday, voters in Lordstown will cast ballots on seven referendum zoning change issues that, if defeated, will put an end to a promise of more than 1,000 sorely needed new local jobs. Without the necessary zoning change on seven large parcels of land totaling 290 acres in Lordstown, TJX ...

Orchids and Onions

• ORCHID: To Newton Falls VFW Post 3332 for providing transportation, a celebratory dinner and care packages for two busloads of residents of Cleveland’s Wade Park VA Hospital in appreciation of their service and to ensure each understands that we respect and honor them. • ONION: To ...

Our mission is to report fairly, accurately

Hundreds of newspapers nationwide on Thursday lashed out collectively against President Donald Trump’s attacks on the news media, fighting back in editorials and opinion pieces because they believe his criticism of “fake news” is unwarranted and unfair. We at the Tribune Chronicle made ...

Take time to visit wall, pay homage

Hundreds of motorcyclists, many flying large American flags from their bikes, escorted the semi-truck Tuesday that hauled the “The Wall That Heals” into Warren. Hundreds of residents lined the route along East Market Street, also waving American flags and cheering for the arrival of this ...

Need for more air security proven again

Since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, federal officials have devoted an enormous amount of effort and resources to making airline travel safe. In general, they seem to have done a good job. But last Friday, a mentally disturbed ground crew member stole a 76-seat plane from the airport ...

Be aware the return of yellow school buses

Falls classes at area schools are scheduled to begin in coming weeks. That means hundreds of school buses will be carrying our children and grandchildren to and from their school buildings. It also means motorists will have to adjust driving habits. The summer months of not exercising an ...

Growing debt proves federal overspending

With a national debt of $21.3 trillion, keeping the federal government’s spending within the limit of what revenue is taken in has become critical. Yet, after decades of warnings that needs to be done, political leaders have not found the will to make it happen. Last week, it was reported ...

State funding needed to fight drug crisis

It is unlikely county officials will get from Columbus what they asked for in recent weeks. The general increase in funding to local governments being sought, more than $350 million per year, would dent the state budget to an extent legislators probably would not allow. But one specific plea ...

‘Space Force’ needs no new bureaucracy

President Donald Trump is right that the United States needs an effective reaction to the militarization of outer space. He is wrong that we need to create a whole new bureaucracy to do that, however. Trump has said he wants to create a new branch of the military — a Space Force. That is ...

States, not fed should decide pot question

U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan’s proposal to decriminalize marijuana and make it legal in all 50 states is ill-conceived, as is his reasoning behind it. Ryan in recent weeks described the federal ban on pot as “morally wrong and economically nonsensical.” Rather, those words better ...

Orchids and Onions

• ORCHID: To the Trumbull County Combined Health District for its aggressive action in notifying local officials, area schools and the media when two mosquito pools — in Champion and Newton Falls — tested positive for the dangerous West Nile virus. Elected leaders and school ...

All Korean War remains must come home

Thousands of American families are awaiting bittersweet news in the wake of what, for them, was much more than a new chapter in the long history of tension between our country and North Korea. They want to know simply this: Are our loved ones’ remains among those returned recently by the ...

After 15 years, it’s time for 9/11 case trial

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed may die of old age before ever being convicted of the horrific crime he is accused of masterminding nearly 17 years ago. Mohammed, captured in 2003, is accused of being the key planner of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on America. Mohammed, 53, has been in ...

Warren paints unfair picture of judicial system

One popular dictionary defines a bigot as “one who regards or treats members of a group with hatred or intolerance.” U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., fits right in. Warren wants badly to be president of the United States. During the weekend, she was in top form during a speech to a ...

Don’t delay in exploring city parking options

It was a year ago that Warren government leaders decided to enter into an abbreviated parking contract with existing parking manager Warren Parking Systems. The decision to ink a limited 16-month deal — less than half the length of previous three-year pacts — followed months of debate ...