Editorials

No Iranian repression is acceptable

Iranians demanding both social and economic reform in their country have taken to the streets again. This time, U.S. leaders should not let them down. Massive demonstrations in Tehran and many other cities have been in progress for several days. In some ways, they appear to be a repeat of ...

Praise planners who will reopen Robins Theater

Warren businessmen Mark Marvin and Ken Haidaris know that entertainment is a key to increasing foot traffic in downtown Warren and to help in the revitalization of the city. Economic development experts agree events showcasing America’s downtowns with music and food play an important role ...

Orchids and Onions

• ORCHID: To all the communities, including Warren, that offer Christmas tree recycling this time of year. It’s a valuable service to both the residents and to the environment. • ONION: To Trumbull County Senior Levy Advisory Council member Niki Frenchko, who chairs the transportation ...

Be cynical of North Korean strategy

There are very few sure bets in international relations. But one is that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has no intention of slowing his headlong drive to become a threat to world peace. In fact, it is highly unlikely Kim will make meaningful changes in any of his domestic or international ...

Guarantees needed with new position

Commissioners should think hard about whether creating the new Trumbull County administrator position is the best way to go in their attempt to “save money.” As Commissioner Frank Fuda has pointed out, the added salary and benefits for this position could be counterproductive to the ...

Nominate a Community Star today

It was 2002 when the Tribune Chronicle began seeking nominations of local people who deserve to be celebrated for volunteering their time, talents and abilities to make this community a better place to live and work. It’s hard to believe we are heading into the 17th season in which we seek ...

Technology could prevent tragedies

It became clear almost immediately after an Amtrak train crashed in Washington recently that excessive speed was to blame. The train was traveling at 80 mph on tracks rated for 30 mph when it derailed, killing three people and injuring many others. National Transportation Safety Board ...

We must turn the tables on the bullies

You may have seen the video posted on social media by the mother of Keaton Jones, 11, who attends a middle school near Knoxville, Tenn. In it, the little boy talks tearfully about being bullied in school. “Why do you find joy in taking innocent people and finding a way to be mean to them? ...

Bid contract and demand open books

City leaders must stand strong in continuing to reduce the public subsidy of Packard Music Hall, despite claims by JAC Management, the private company managing the hall, that $100,000 in city funds is insufficient. And if JAC is unwilling to proceed at that rate, then the city must publicly ...

Orchids and Onions

• ORCHID: To Liberty Board of Education for approving participation in the Ohio Auditor of State shared services feasibility study to find ways school districts can save money by sharing services such as busing, special education programs and teaching staff. You never know what savings might ...

Enforce rules uniformly for Twitter users

Twitter announced last week it has begun to enforce new rules meant to reduce abusive, hateful, violent content. Of course, the intent is good; and Twitter has every right to host whatever content it chooses. It is free to encourage or suppress whatever speech its decision-makers deem meet or ...

Continue the probe into Ohio tech contracts

The constantly advancing technology with which we live is an open invitation to waste and even corruption in government. Think of it this way: Many people have an idea of how much a police cruiser should cost and whether their town has paid too much for one. Likewise, most people have at ...

Slow reliance on others for resources

It is about time U.S. officials began worrying about reliance on other countries for critical resources. For too long, as evidenced by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s State Department approving acquisition of a major amount of U.S. uranium by Russia, there has been a “don’t ...

North Korea threats reach beyond nukes

Analysts have concluded the worldwide “WannaCry” ransomware attack last May originated in North Korea. The news is a reminder that the threat from Pyongyang is more widespread than many people may have thought. “WannaCry” infected hundreds of thousands of computers throughout the ...

Misspending must be found and then fixed

Perhaps the Pentagon’s decision to launch a comprehensive audit demanded for years by Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is progress. We’ll believe it when we see it. If history is any guide, the Defense Department will spend too much on an audit that covers up massive misspending, then will ...

We must turn tables on bullies

You may have seen the video posted on social media by the mother of Keaton Jones, 11, who attends a middle school near Knoxville, Tenn. In it, the little boy talks tearfully about being bullied in school. “Why do you find joy in taking innocent people and finding a way to be mean to them? ...

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

Again this year, the Tribune Chronicle Editorial Board offers its readers a Christmas gift in the form of what we believe is the best Christmas editorial ever written. It appeared not in December, but in September 1897, in the New York Sun, after 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon asked her now ...

The Gospel according to Luke

And Joseph also went up from Galilee, which is called Bethlehem (because he was of the house and lineage of David) to be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she ...

The Gospel according to Luke

And Joseph also went up from Galilee, which is called Bethlehem (because he was of the house and lineage of David) to be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she ...

Orchids and onions

• ORCHID: To Team Sanders, Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership and the many volunteers who prepared and provided an East Market Street, Warren, home as part of the third annual home given away this week to a family in need. That’s truly a dream come true — just in time for the holidays. ...