Editorials

Dedication to local history earns praise

Congratulations are in order for the Village of Orangeville that in recent weeks marked its 150th year. And further kudos go to organizers, donors, volunteers and village leaders who marked the momentous occasion with dedication of a newly created historical center there. The new center ...

Agents’ hard work uncovers $60M in fraud

Ohio’s Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Special Investigations Department has done some difficult work this year to uncover more than $60 million in workers’ compensation fraud in the state. In fact, there were 298 closed employer fraud cases with a savings of $8.7 million, 54 health ...

Space exploration vital for future growth in US

Space exploration is dangerous. No amount of technological advances and expensive safeguards changes the fact that the brave women and men who travel beyond the atmosphere have agreed to be strapped to the tops of massive amounts of explosives. We were reminded of the hazards last week, when ...

Holmes should keep his seat at statehouse

The Republican who is challenging Ohio Rep. Glenn W. Holmes for his 63rd district statehouse seat did not respond to our invitation to seek this newspaper’s endorsement. But that’s not the only reason we are endorsing Holmes for re-election. Holmes, 60, of Girard, jumped quickly into ...

We must send help to neighbors in Fla.

Florida’s panhandle has been hit by what Gov. Rick Scott described as “an absolute monster” of a hurricane. The full extent of the devastation and loss of life remains to be determined. Our state needs to provide whatever help is within our power. Because Florida is a haven for ...

N. Falls should slow the hiring of city manager

Newton Falls council members could vote as early as today to finalize the hiring and four-year employment contract of David M. Lynch, an attorney from Euclid set to become the next village manager. We urge them to slow down the process, however, and not approve the hiring this ...

Ryan, DePizzo invited to debate sponsored by the Tribune

It’s been more than four months since we last published in this space our views about the importance of a candidate debate between longtime Congressman Timothy J. Ryan, D-Howland, and his challenger, Youngstown native Chris DePizzo, a Republican who now lives in Cuyahoga Falls. Since that ...

Orchids and onions

• ORCHID: To management at the now operational $900 million, 940-megawatt Lordstown Energy Center for the clear commitment to safety and to serving the community. New plant manager Drew Schneider says he is most proud of his outstanding safety record from his decades working in the ...

O’Brien should keep his seat in Ohio statehouse

Voters from Warren, northern Trumbull County and southern Ashtabula County will choose from two familiar candidates when they vote for the 64th Ohio House District representative. That’s because the general election ballot will contain the names of the very same two candidates that ...

Opportunity is here, early voting underway

Early voting has begun. Get out and do your civic duty at the county boards of elections across the state. This election will determine things like whether a Republican maintains control of the governor’s seat or a Democrat takes it. Voters locally will pick a Trumbull County ...

Work to end tax delinquencies without closures

The failure by some property owners to pay their fair share of taxes is not a new problem, nor is it a problem unique to Trumbull County. Regular Tribune Chronicle readers already know this is true because for decades this newspaper annually publishes pages and pages of delinquent property ...

E-cigarette use must be taken very seriously

More than 1,100 businesses throughout the country are being warned by the Food and Drug Administration to stop selling e-cigarettes to minors. Working with local law enforcement agencies, the FDA conducted a massive sting operation earlier this year. Juveniles, accompanied by adults, were ...

Other pressure needed to end Iran program

Even defenders of the deal former President Barack Obama’s administration negotiated with Iran admitted that it would delay Tehran’s acquisition of nuclear weapons only about 10 years. That was three years ago. Now, some are warning that President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the ...

Cyber threat from North Korea still serious

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un insists he is prepared to scrap his nuclear weapons and, presumably, his intercontinental missiles. But he didn’t say anything about cyberwarfare. Whether he will keep his promises about military hardware remains to be seen. Indeed, as President Donald ...

More effective fund distribution must be considered

Sometimes “fair” is not smart. A plan for distributing safety and security funds to Ohio public schools is an excellent example of that. State officials plan to distribute $12 million that has been set aside to improve school security. Recently, the state attorney general’s office ...

FEMA must re-examine rigid hoops

When will the electricity be back on? Is the water safe to drink? Which streets were damaged so badly they need to be closed to the public? Can school buildings be repaired and reopened quickly? Do any municipal employees need time off to ensure their own families are safe? That is just a ...

The time is now to bring Mueller’s probe to an end

As often is the case when special counsel investigations are launched in Washington, the one headed by Robert Mueller has become far more complex and wide-ranging than some observers expected. It was in May 2017 that Mueller was told by the Justice Department to form a team and investigate ...

Orchids and onions

• ORCHID: To Trumbull County commissioners for requesting an Ohio Attorney General review on the legality of using senior levy funds to leverage grant money for the Trumbull County Transit System. The practice has been going on for several years, raising concerns of some members of the ...

Without clear proof, approve Kavanaugh

Unless the FBI has uncovered facts to back up allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, members of the U.S. Senate should vote to confirm him. The situation is that simple. Senate Democrats who oppose Kavanaugh have perfected the art of the moving target. First, they insisted ...

We must work together to end abuse of elderly

The need for everyone to look out for children became apparent many years ago in Ohio. Requirements that many professionals, including teachers, report suspicions of abuse were the result. But the elderly? Somehow they fell through the proverbial cracks. Fortunately, that is changing. The ...