Letters to the Editor

Problems exist with local transit

DEAR EDITOR: Diane Siskowic-Jurkovic’s job as administrator of the Trumbull County Senior Levy funds is to ensure they are being spent efficiently and effectively. She is not trying to shut down transportation services and Terry Thomas of Community Bus Service, or CBS, should be ashamed for ...

JFS bonuses are not reckless

DEAR EDITOR: I would like to address some comments made in the Jan. 7 Tribune Chronicle article “County leaders spar over bonuses.” Trumbull County Job and Family Services, or JFS, Director John Gargano was quoted that he was “still reviewing the department’s budget and may need ...

Cartoonist Muccio captured spirit

DEAR EDITOR: Everyone should visit the Warren-Trumbull County Library. They will enjoy the mural in the entranceway painted by local artist Rick Muccio. All county educators should make it a target for field trips to downtown Warren. Mr. Muccio, who also is the editorial cartoonist for the ...

Public should not fund opioid fight

DEAR EDITOR: Why are we going to provide billions of dollars for opioid addiction? This is a self-inflicted problem with those taking them. They care more about getting high than they do their own kids. Why not help those who paid their dues who are on Social Security and Medicare? Those on ...

Office of president deserves respect

DEAR EDITOR: America has never been so polarized or divided since the Civil War. As history has recorded, then-President Abraham Lincoln lost his life trying to keep the Union together. Whether you voted for President Donald Trump or candidate Hillary Clinton, the democratic system has ...

Warren year-end fiscal review

DEAR EDITOR: A 2017 financial year-end review shows that Warren’s general fund collected $26,609,948.10 in 2017, up from $24,823,795.88 in 2016. Total general fund expenses equaled $25,670,827.31, up from $24,726,934.35 in 2016. The first six months of the fiscal year saw a monthly revenue ...

Commentary by the commander of Youngstown Air Reserve Station

As a resident of the Mahoning Valley for nearly 30 years and commander of the 910th Airlift Wing and installation commander of Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, or YARS, for nearly one year, I wanted to take this opportunity to write to everyone who holds a stake in the future of our ...

Recognize law enforcement officers

DEAR EDITOR: This Tuesday, people across the nation will recognize National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. These brave men and women in blue who protect and serve our communities should be celebrated every day with the respect they so greatly deserve. The sacrifices made by law ...

Let commissioners do administrator job

DEAR EDITOR: Let’s get this right. We have three Trumbull County commissioners paid about $80,000 each per year. Trumbull County is running low on money. Now they want to hire an administrator to do the job that we pay the commissioners $240,000 a year to do. Just maybe, if the three ...

Brace yourselves for the future

DEAR EDITOR: I am extremely shocked at some of the letters you print and the uninformed people who send them to your paper. I’m quite sure they get the better part of their information from Breitbart, Fox News or some other right-wing source. They seem so unassuming or underinformed ...

Good Neighbor letter thanks man in store

DEAR EDITOR: Walking into the Howland Giant Eagle on Dec. 23, my two boys and I held hands through the busy parking lot. As we approached the gentleman ringing the bell for the Salvation Army, I handed each son the change from the bottom of my purse. They popped the coins into the bucket and ...

Writer grateful for family’s support

LETTER OF FAITH DEAR EDITOR: I’m the same person who wrote the letter regarding Angels. I’d like to add a thing or two concerning families and their care for one another when they are following God’s will and are there for each other. I had surgery on my foot and just wanted to say ...

Social Security hike not all you think

DEAR EDITOR: The Social Security Administration made a big issue of the 2 percent increase that all Social Security recipients would get. They even said the average person would receive approximately $20. Well, lo and behold — I received $5 per month and the other $24 went into ...

Events of 2017 call for refocus

DEAR EDITOR: With 2017 coming to a fast close, we should review what has happened in the last year — mass shootings in Las Vegas, numerous church shootings and the ever rising death rate due to drug overdoses. It seems that society is going to heck in a hand basket. The solution is complex ...

Man reminded of McDonald of yore

DEAR EDITOR: The closing out of another year makes me recall how things have changed. I was raised in a small quiet village almost three quarters of a century ago. The story by Charles Dickens, “A Christmas Carol,” comes to mind. Everyone wanted to live in McDonald, a community that ...

America’s war is Left vs. Right

DEAR EDITOR: My leftist friends ask me if I’m bothered by Donald Trump’s lack of decorum or if his tweets are “beneath the dignity of the office.” I say conservatives have tried dignity. George W. Bush was a man of dignity, and he suffered outrageous lies and politically motivated ...

Senior citizens are losing money

DEAR EDITOR: The Federal Reserve Bank states that a 2 percent inflation rate is healthy. We seniors have a 2 percent increase in our Social Security. Big deal. (COLA provides increase in Social Security to offset inflation for recipients). All our funds rely on the supplement of our ...

Think for yourself

DEAR EDITOR: Anyone who is paying attention should be angry. We have a president and a chief of staff “lying” about what President Trump said and or how he said it, confirmed by the widow of a fallen U.S. soldier and the chief of staff. They also are lying about how that was received. ...

Cut salaries in Niles schools before levy

DEAR EDITOR: In regards to the School System of Niles and its 9.5 percent school levy. Niles Superintendent Ann Marie Thigpen makes more than $100,000 a year, and the senior citizens in Niles make a third of that amount. Should we all sell our homes and go homeless because we can’t pay ...

Build the wall

DEAR EDITOR: Someone has to write this letter. Let it be me. As a society we have become soft in our justice system. Used to be for rape, kidnapping or murder, you were executed by hanging, electrocution or a single bullet. In today’s society, you plea bargain; the judges are under ...