Editorials

Orchids and onions

• ORCHID: To Victory Christian Center’s Warren Campus that donated 200 coats to needy kids at Warren City School’s McGuffey PK-8 School. Pastor Mikel and his wife, Pastor Toni Lagaras, both born and raised in Warren, organized the coat drive. This was the first year the church collected ...

Volunteers add holiday cheer to city

Our community experienced a great loss when well-known Warren businessman and community leader Jim Economos died a few years ago. Economos, who owned and operated Saratoga Restaurant, was known as a visionary in the city. He also was known for his love of Christmas, said one of his ...

Bush legacy is decency, goodness

When former President George H.W. Bush passed away last week, he left a legacy with much to be commended. It is of a kinder, gentler nation fully capable of using an iron fist. Bush, our 41st president, was 94 when he joined his beloved wife, Barbara, who died earlier this year. Supreme Court ...

Honored teens among area’s best

Twenty remarkable local young men and women were recognized Tuesday evening for their leadership, community involvement and high academic performance. We urge you to take the time to read the pages of the magazine profiling each of these 20 students that is inserted into today’s Tribune ...

Girard team should hold heads high

It was obvious that Girard Indian Football coach Pat Pearson and members of his varsity team were heartbroken Saturday evening. Who wouldn’t be? Five months after starting to train in the dog days of summer, this team was the only one still standing in Trumbull County, wrapping up its ...

‘Expert’ advice doesn’t always work as planned

A word of warning to those who jump on bandwagons, or make moves based on the advice of “the experts:” Results may vary. Remember, almost a decade ago, when the experts — that is, advocates for casinos in Ohio — predicted that the four locations at the time would generate $1.9 billion ...

Research and outreach keys to traffic plan

The need for new traffic patterns in Howland becomes most obvious this time of year, as holiday shoppers clog roadways heading toward the Eastwood Mall complex. Of course, it isn’t just November and December when we see traffic backing up because of other special events and collisions at ...

Orchids and onions

• ORCHID: To the Girard Indians football team that today will seek the program’s first state title. The 13-1 Indians face Cincinnati Wyoming in the OHSAA Division IV state championship game at 8 p.m. in Canton’s Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. Best of luck to our Indians! Win or lose, ...

Closure deserved in boy’s death

We see a sad irony in the fact that one defendant in the 1985 brutal murder of 12-year-old Raymond Fife — the one who was sentenced to serve a life term — died last week in prison, while the other defendant — the one sentenced to be executed more than 30 years ago — still lives in ...

Closure deserved in Raymond Fife’s death

We see a sad irony in the fact that one defendant in the 1985 brutal murder of 12-year-old Raymond Fife — the one who was sentenced to serve a life term — died last week in prison, while the other defendant — the one sentenced to be executed more than 30 years ago — still lives in ...

Ohio’s voter rolls should be cleaned up

Claims of “voter suppression” have sunk to new, ridiculous lows in many parts of the United States. Good for Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, soon to be lieutenant governor as a result of the Nov. 6 election, for refusing to be cowed by them. Like conscientious chief election officers ...

GM facility, Valley very marketable

The news about the end to local production of the Chevy Cruze, as United Auto Workers Local 1112 President Dave Green put it this week, felt like a “shot in the gut.” The sting was harsh and the recovery will be slow. Every one of our elected leaders from Lordstown Mayor Arno Hill ...

Charter school crisis is not partisan issue

As Ohio legislators and public education officials continue cleaning up years of mistakes regarding charter schools, precisely what went wrong is not known fully. It is clear much of the fiasco involving taxpayer subsidies for private charter schools was because they was very little ...

Shopping local always makes the most sense

Many of us get a little crazy during the holidays. Sometimes we just don’t use our heads. Clearly, the person who wrote a recommendation for one of those national consumer organizations wasn’t using his or hers. In deciding what model of a particular product to buy, shoppers should ...

Smoke alarms more crucial in cold weather

This is the time of the year when home safety experts warn us the danger of fire goes up. Colder weather means heating equipment shut off for months is put back in service. The Christmas season means some of us go all-out in decorating, sometimes overloading circuits and wires with hundreds, ...

Kids need homes always, but especially now

Whether orchestrated or pure luck, the timing of the new box office movie “Instant Family” starring Mark Wahlberg couldn’t have been better. The movie’s release during November’s National Adoption Month draws attention to the need for both adoptive and foster parents this month (and ...

Orchids and onions

• ORCHID: To Althea Sanzenbacher, 91, of Leavittsburg, who was mauled in September by a neighbor’s dog. After months of surgeries and therapy, Sanzenbacher has recovered against all odds. Rather than holding bitterness or anger, she expresses nothing but gratitude for those who visited, ...

Consider local options this holiday season

The “official” holiday shopping season is finally here and with it comes many questions and choices. What color sweater should I buy for Grandma? What size slippers does Dad wear? Cash or credit? And do I venture out to enjoy the sounds and sights of the season in stores or do I ...

Today, recall our freedoms and blessings

It may seem sometimes like there are few things in our lives that can take our minds off the troubles we face in our day-to-day world. But this time of year, let’s reflect not on the harshness or struggles, but on the blessings — both great and small — bestowed on us all. Joining with ...

Congressman right to seek prison reform

U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., was right to be concerned about informational picketing last week by members of a prison guards’ union at the federal correctional center in Preston County, West Virginia. McKinley is aware the union members were not demonstrating in the hope of getting ...