Brenda J. Linert

A good day to visit Trumbull Veterans’ Memorial

It was 10 years ago today that the vision of an area veteran, coupled with an incredible community effort to honor our American heroes, was christened in downtown Warren. The Trumbull County Veterans’ Memorial, erected on the east bank of the Mahoning River, commemorates the sacrifice made ...

November chock full of Tribune events

There is lots going on with the Tribune Chronicle this month, so get ready! CONGRESSIONAL DEBATE: I am thrilled to be involved in the Tribune Chronicle’s sponsorship of this week’s 13th District Congressional debate. U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan, Democratic incumbent, and Christopher ...

Love of people helped drive local columnist

Most readers know Bruce Thomas largely through his stories about people that he relayed in countless columns he’s written for the Tribune Chronicle over the years. But it was his love of people that propelled Bruce to find and share those stories. Tribune Chronicle readers lost the popular ...

Local steel case important to Kavanaugh

My memory of that surreal time in recent American history is a little fuzzy now, but for certain, it was ions before Brett Kavanaugh’s U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearings turned into — as Kavanaugh described it — the Twilight Zone. It may have been amid the spectacle of protests and ...

‘Bug’ soon to be gone, but never forgotten

My older brother and I thought it was the coolest thing ever. The engine in that hump-shaped, tiny white car was not under the hood like any normal car. No, much to our glee, this noisy little creature that Dad surprised us with contained an engine in the trunk! I recall for a very short ...

Join discussion today on making area vibrant

We published on our front page last Sunday a story about the continuing decline in the number of jobs and middle class income — locally and statewide. Certainly, people who live and work here might not have seen that story as a huge revelation. But putting the numbers on paper, comparing ...

Saturday Trib about to get bigger, better

Every Saturday for more than 30 years, the Tribune Chronicle has been published in a tabloid format rather than the broadsheet format we use the other six days of the week. I’ve been told the decision was made back then because many daily newspapers were doing it in an attempt to make the ...

Trump’s help needed now in Valley

The General Motors manufacturing complex has been a critical part of our local economy for more than 50 years. Whether United Auto Workers there were manufacturing the Chevrolet Impala in the late 1960s, the GMC G-series van in the 1980s, the extremely popular Chevy Cruze today or even that ...

Transparency needed for church’s next 75 years

Syndicated columnist Cal Thomas pointed out a few weeks ago in the Tribune Chronicle that sexual scandals and inappropriate behavior are as old as the Bible. True, but these days, it’s just the last 70 years on which all eyes are focused. That’s the time frame included in the scathing ...

Farewell to true patriot and American hero

To read the complete text of Sen. McCain’s farewell letter, click here As an American, I always have admired the great strength and immense patriotism of Sen. John McCain. As a journalist, I found new respect when he spoke clearly on the importance of our free press. “We need a free ...

Toxic opioid mixture growing, killing users

For a moment, I thought we could catch our collective breath. It appeared the number of opioid overdoses and related deaths were on the downturn. That’s not to say Trumbull County residents and others across the state and the nation are no longer using illegal drugs. Certainly, I’m no ...

Football, yellow buses about to take over

If memory serves, it was just last week that we were congratulating our new high school graduates and planning our summer vacation, right? Wrong! It won’t be long until the days are getting shorter, the nights are getting more brisk and it’s time to take down my hanging summer flower ...

Visit ‘Wall’ replica this week to say thanks

I recall learning in my high school social studies class in the early 1980s about the wall that was being built in Washington, D.C., to honor those who perished during their service in the Vietnam War. I still can clearly remember my teacher telling us that the wall would be the largest ...

Letter writer gains national attention

Anytime a national news show airs a story about a letter to the editor published in a local newspaper, my attention focuses quickly. Add to that, a letter written by a 12-year-old girl in neighboring Geauga County to her local newspaper. Then, further add that the topic of the letter was ...

Ballot initiatives can create big problems

Patient advocates this month submitted hundreds of thousands of signatures to Ohio election officials hoping to qualify for the Nov. 6 ballot a proposed Ohio constitutional amendment that will add new regulations to Ohio’s kidney dialysis clinics. The group still has about 10,000 valid ...

Is drone use becoming constitutional issue?

After receiving complaints about drones — remote controlled unmanned aircraft — flying around village neighborhoods, Newton Falls council began considering legislation to limit where drones may fly and take photos. Councilman Tarry Alberini cited three complaints about drone use in the ...

Consider nominee’s qualification, not party

And the race was on. It took just about 30 minutes from the start of Donald Trump’s nationally televised announcement Monday unveiling Brett Kavanaugh as his U.S. Supreme Court nominee until four unsolicited statements from elected Ohio leaders popped into my Tribune Chronicle email. U.S. ...

Event gave heroes deserved recognition

Warren Carah told the crowd of nearly 100 people gathered last week at the Samuel E. Lanza Veterans Resource Center in Warren that he was hoping his story would enlighten and teach today’s youth about the amazing sacrifices made during World War II. While I know I’m not what he meant by ...

Five dead, but Md. newspaper will prevail

It was Thursday evening, just hours after the targeted carnage that unfolded inside the Capital Gazette newsroom, a place where news is reported — not where it’s supposed to be made — and the Annapolis, Md., newspaper tweeted this: “Yes, we’re putting out a damn paper ...

Stop kicking immigration can down road

The ongoing issue of illegal immigration is in the forefront of all Americans’ minds. And by “ongoing issue,” I don’t mean just the hot button topic that has been in the news recently. No, I mean going on and on and on. Last week, Republican congressional candidate Chris DePizzo ...