Letters to the Editor

Letters to the editor – April 22, 2018

TJX pullout costs area millions DEAR EDITOR: As a lifelong resident and business owner in Trumbull County, I am deeply saddened and embarrassed by the lack of leadership and fortitude exhibited by Lordstown elected officials and community leaders. In the face of decades of population ...

Why Taiwan must participate in WHA

DEAR EDITOR: The 71st World Health Assembly, or WHA, will meet May 21-26, and Taiwan, an important partner in the global health network, seeks participation. For many years, Taiwan has participated in WHA and World Health Organization, or WHO, technical meetings, mechanisms and activities. ...

AFSCME sets record straight

DEAR EDITOR: Speaking for the collective body of Trumbull County Department of Job and Family Services, AFSCME Local 458, we have sat by quietly as dozens of articles have been written about us. It’s time we set the record straight. Recently, two articles appeared about us not ...

EPA’s Scott Pruitt must go

DEAR EDITOR: Scott Pruitt runs the president's U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. And yet, Pruitt is so cozy with industry, he thinks he's running the U.S Polluter Protection Agency. Since he was confirmed, Pruitt has slashed environmental safeguards at every turn. He's demonstrated he's ...

Speed cameras can help school finances

DEAR EDITOR: I believe I have a good idea for the speed cameras. Since our mayor insists it’s not about the money but the safety of our citizens, why not give the money collected to our schools? We certainly don’t need to give the money to the state since they’re one of the reasons our ...

Celebrate new tax law

DEAR EDITOR: Tax Day is this week. While millions of Americans scramble to fill out their tax returns, we should also find time to celebrate the new tax law. Because of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, more than 500 U.S. employers have publicly announced wage increases, bonuses and other employee ...

Trump is deepening, not draining swamp

DEAR EDITOR: Just where on God’s green earth did Donald Trump go to find these low-life, self serving, belly-crawling people? I believe you could stand outside the gates of Leavenworth Penitentiary and find a better class of people. Never in my life have I seen such a changeover of people ...

The 50th anniversary of the MLK’s murder

DEAR EDITOR: As the 50th anniversary of the murder of the Rev. Martin Luther King came and passed, the grave social problems of racism, poverty and war tragically remain. But there is renewed hope these vicious social sins also will pass. In late March, thousands of America’s youth ...

Tax cut experiment has failed before

DEAR EDITOR: It is time we realize that giving as much money and power to those who already have the most of both is not the answer to our problems. We have slashed regulations and taxes to the wealthiest corporations and individuals repeatedly, including this past January, on the ...

Republicans must go

DEAR EDITOR: Donald Trump is losing the support of women. The latest poll shows 70 percent of women disapprove of the job he is doing. Gee, I wonder why. Red district voters support Trump, they feel he is doing a good job. They ignore his lies and ignorance and close relationship with a porn ...

Where’s Johnny when you need him?

DEAR EDITOR: Do you remember when late night talk / comedy shows were fun to watch? Great guests, funny monologues and timely subjects. Since Donald Trump was elected president, I have seen most of these shows turn into a disgusting display of hatred and vulgarity toward our ...

Tribune readers Pothole Patrol

The following are some of the posts shared on the Tribune Chronicle Facebook page pointing out significant local potholes. If you see potholes that are worth sharing, visit www.facebook.com/TribuneChronicle and post a photo or the location. • “Greene Township, Dennison Ashtabula Road, ...

Letters to the Editor – April 8, 2018

Editorial painted inaccurate picture DEAR EDITOR: I am director of human resources for the Trumbull County Commissioners. I read The Tribune Chronicle with some frequency and I feel compelled to respond to an April 1 editorial titled “Administrator’s numerous hats bring problems.” ...

Letters to the Editor – April 1, 2018

Be part of Warren’s resurgence DEAR EDITOR: Seeing is believing! Did you know around Warren’s Courthouse Square is a beautifully restored hotel, six restaurants, two bars and now a brewery? There are four parks, the library, the historical society museum, a bicycle shop, comic book ...

Don’t fine taxpayers

DEAR EDITOR: I read with amusement Brian Pearson’s logic as to why we should oppose House Bill 410. Mr. Pearson explained in his letter on March 11 that HB 410 would reduce the monies local government receives from the state in the amount they receive from speed cameras. He went on to ...

Recovery homes not welcome in community

DEAR EDITOR: We’re all painfully aware of the opioid crisis and its toll on society. We have compassion for those caught in its grip, and we commend detox agencies for their efforts to make a difference. The purpose of this letter is not to criticize those good intentions but to question ...

Niles history could affect school levy

DEAR EDITOR: I am a Niles resident. I totally agree with your editorial of March 20 concerning much-needed and unreasonable delayed repairs to the Niles Fire Station roof. However, the problems in Niles run deeper. We have a history of corruption in Niles. The previous Mayor Ralph ...

Ridge Road repairs planned for summer

DEAR EDITOR: I’m responding to Jeff Cline’s letter on March 11, regarding the poor condition of Ridge Road south of King Graves Road. Ridge Road is a county road. The Vienna trustees had been in contact with the Trumbull County Engineer’s office as of last fall when it was determined ...

This week we honor our local physicians

DEAR EDITOR: We celebrate National Doctor’s Day this Friday, March 30. I want to recognize our physicians for their countless contributions to ensure quality care right here in our Valley. We’re committed to improving the overall health of those we serve in addition to providing ...

WYSU-FM worthy of your support

DEAR EDITOR: WYSU radio, which broadcasts from the campus of Youngstown State University at 88.5-FM, will begin its semi-annual, on-air fundraiser April 4. In addition to being an outlet for National Public Radio shows, the station carries a significant amount of local programming which merits ...