Letters to the Editor

Consider restoration of historic home

DEAR EDITOR: Just imagine what the walls at 410 Mahoning Ave., the house next to the Warren Trumbull County Public Library, has heard. The Boston architect came to Warren about 1840 at the request of Simon Perkins. The house has been visited by well-known names since then. One of the first ...

We shouldn’t limit the use of Narcan

DEAR EDITOR: It is not breaking news that drug addiction has plagued our local areas. In fact, it has been extremely prevalent over the past few years. Many people believe that drug use is a choice, and it is to some degree. The first time someone tries drugs is most likely due to peer ...

Predatory land contracts increasing

DEAR EDITOR: In the aftermath of the foreclosure crisis, another troubling housing issue has become increasingly damaging to our community and its residents. Predatory land contracts, or contract-for-deed housing arrangements that take advantage of reduced access to conventional ...

Say ‘no’ to GOP’s new health care proposal

DEAR EDITOR: Hurry to tell your legislators to vote NO on the Graham-Cassidy version of the latest “Trumpcare” bill. Republicans are rushing to pass this newest debacle of a health care bill by Sept. 30. Before then, the Senate, which votes before the House, can pass it as a reconciliation ...

Mockery provides motivation

DEAR EDITOR: Anyone with a shred of common sense knows that the worst thing you can do to another person you have a disagreement with is to mock them as President Donald Trump did to Kim Jong Un. Kim is known as a very volatile man. He seems to be itching for an excuse to put his finger on ...

Help make America great again

DEAR EDITOR: The Sept. 20 Tribune Chronicle opinion page was spot on in all accounts. From the editorial explaining our need to defend our Constitution from being watered down or eliminated, to Walt Williams’ explanation of how our welfare system has hurt blacks more than slavery or ...

Medicaid students among state’s highest

DEAR EDITOR: They have books, pencils and a backpack. But will Ohio’s public school students continue to have health care? Maybe or maybe not. It depends on what Congress and the president decide to do about Medicaid. About 40 percent of Ohio children receive health coverage from ...

We have a right to Medicare for all

DEAR EDITOR: The Republican pledge to abolish the Affordable Care Act, “Obamacare,” remains an unrealized campaign objective with no place in the build-and-patch democratic process. The Republican replacement package, Mitch McConnell’s Better Care Act, or “Trumpcare,” reduces the ...

Union officers fought Indians

DEAR EDITOR: This letter is to comment on the controversy of the Confederate statues. If we are to take down the statues of the Confederate generals because they fought for slavery, then maybe we ought to take down the statues of some of the Union officers also. After the Civil War many of ...

States are trying to limit Constitution

DEAR EDITOR: There are at least 19 states that have introduced measures to halt the right to protest since Donald Trump took office. So what this means is that when protests are powerful, the powerful punish protesters. I’ve always thought that most Republicans either have not read the ...

Trump has chosen racism by actions

DEAR EDITOR: There is no way that Donald Trump can be fit to be president when he compares, in his primitive thinking process, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson to Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Washington and Jefferson were slave owners; however, that is not why they are honored with ...

ACT, SAT not good gauges for success

DEAR EDITOR: ACT / SAT are not what they seem to be. Many high school students are quite familiar with standardized testing. For the sake of argument, we will focus on college entrance exams, the ACT and the SAT. These tests are supposed to give colleges an idea of how high school students ...

Challenge, defeat hate groups

DEAR EDITOR: The articles in the Aug. 27 Tribune about hate groups in Trumbull County brought back memories of a 1937 event that I was told about when I first came to the area in 1958. This involved a hate group called the Silver Shirt Movement. The Beth Israel Congregation’s 25th ...

Hatred will not be America’s new normal

DEAR EDITOR: Seeing people in Texas pulling together to help one another regardless of race, religion or economic background is exactly how the majority of Americans feel about their fellow Americans. People all over the U.S. give their time and money to help those in need. The media seems ...

Time for change at Mathews schools

DEAR EDITOR: It’s time we come together as a community and do what’s best for our children and residents. We have driven a wedge deep into our community, (I include myself) and it’s time we stop the bleeding. Egos and attitudes are not going to do anything except continue to hurt ...

City, festivals fall short of expectations

DEAR EDITOR: It’s difficult for those of us who live and work in the central district around Courthouse Square when festivals such as the Italian-American Festival come to the square. Most small businesses chose to close their doors, rather than lose money during the time of the festivals. ...

Return one-way signs to Perkins Park

DEAR EDITOR: A very special bonus to living in the Warren area is the exceptional parking system. My dog and I manage to walk in Perkins Park most days. The maintenance staff at the park is top notch, with the facilities and playing fields well-kept, and the Warren Community Amphitheatre ...

Small businesses deserve tax cuts

DEAR EDITOR: Despite a lack of focus from the national media, the people of Ohio are ready to move the conversation back to policy debates. The priority is small business tax cuts. Ohioans are no stranger to the importance of tax cuts. In our state, over $5 billion in taxes have been cut ...

Clandestine issues under Obama

DEAR EDITOR: PBS airs NPR’s “All Sides.” Recently, the host was interviewing Stephen Krupin, an Obama speech writer. The subject was describing how White House leaks didn’t happen during Obama’s tenure because the White House respected Obama. Due to loyalty, private conversations ...

Trees are vital to park setting

DEAR EDITOR: This is in regards to hiring of a new Niles parks director. The larger parks in the city of Niles, Waddell and Stevens, were donated so all residents of the city could enjoy them for years to come. The well-meaning families of Jacob Waddell and Harry Stevens donated the parks ...