Letters to the Editor

Public services come at high cost for everyone

DEAR EDITOR: With Warren firefighter contract fact-finding underway and the recent hike of the city income tax, citizens of Warren deserve to know how their hard-earned money is being spent. In addition to accumulating sick and vacation hours proportionate with service each pay period, ...

Trump proven he can’t see fact from fiction

DEAR EDITOR: The GOP has lost its mind. Anytime people lose their ability to differentiate fantasy from reality, or fact from fiction, one can say they lost their minds. This GOP president has effectively demonstrated that he has lost his ability to discern truth from fiction. ...

Support drug testing in our school district

DEAR EDITOR: At a recent Board of Education meeting, we learned the Bloomfield Mespo School District is moving toward adopting a random drug testing policy for students. While the language is not yet finalized, and it has yet to be voted on, as a community member, a parent and as a ...

Failing report card when it comes to work

DEAR EDITOR: In my last letter, titled “Success I” I wrote about success on an individual level. This is “Success II” about success on a national level. One measure of our success is our willingness and ability to work; unfortunately, our government has decided that welfare is more ...

High school sport tournaments unfair

DEAR EDITOR: When will the Ohio High School Athletic Association, or OHSAA, and the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association, or PIAA, going to stop athletic teams from non-public schools from playing public school teams in state tournaments? The continued annihilation of many ...

Don’t punish children with ACA reform

DEAR Editor: It is said that a country is measured by how it treats its children and elderly. This statement is now being tested for truth as our government is discussing the fate of the Affordable Care Act. Our elderly in this country are provided health care coverage through the Medicare ...

Leaders must have higher standards

DEAR EDITOR: Last week I saw one of the most disgusting political events with a picture of seven Republican women that circulated widely on Facebook, all giving the party’s local chairman an obscene gesture. What made it even worse were the comments by these women, blaming others and even ...

Ryan surfs two political waves

DEAR EDITOR: You have to ask yourself just how good of a leader is Tim Ryan for Trumbull County. Trumbull County, the main part of this Democratic congressman’s district, just voted heavily for Republican President Donald Trump. This district has not voted Republican for president in ...

School drug testing supported

School drug testing supported DEAR EDITOR: At a board meeting last week we learned the Bloomfield-Mespo School District is moving toward adopting a random drug testing policy for students. The language is not yet finalized and it has yet to be voted on, but as a community member, parent and ...

Township cemetery improvements needed

DEAR EDITOR: Last weekend we turned our clocks ahead. Spring and summer are just ahead. It should be a happy time, but for some it means another summer of watching our loved ones disrespected. In 1985, my mother passed away suddenly. My father spent time picking out a tidy, well-kept ...

Bravo to Niles Drama Club

DEAR EDITOR: Congratulations to Mrs. Chris Walters and the Niles Middle School Drama Club for their fine performance of Folk Tales for Fun Friday evening, March 10. Their hard work paid off for a very entertaining production. This is the second year for the drama club and the program is ...

Support what Americans want

DEAR EDITOR: I love this! Politicians actually working, and for us! Not the liberals and Democrats in Washington, who are still throwing tantrums. I called and told them to vote for the cabinet to run this country as a whole; give this administration the same respect you got. It seems ...

Military veterans deserve a home

DEAR EDITOR: To the neighbors on Washington Avenue who do not want a veterans’ home in their neighborhood, I say shame on you. These men joined the military for your freedom. If you aren’t happy with your neighbors, you have the freedom to move. God bless our military and God bless ...

Rural tax rates are too high for farmers

DEAR EDITOR: Recently a friend and I were comparing real estate tax rates for Fowler Township, where my family has owned a small farm for more than 100 years, with other tax districts in Trumbull County. In 2016, Fowler had a gross tax millage of 85 mills with the highest tax rate in the ...

Children are in need of some guidance

DEAR EDITOR: In the news recently was a story of how a woman named Ellen Zaban was assaulted and shot in her own driveway. A 14- year-old boy has been accused. Last summer, two Warren teens were arrested on murder charges. Jacob LaRosa was charged with killing his 94-year-old neighbor and ...

Trump has not been ‘draining swamp’

DEAR EDITOR: I thought I had heard everything about this presidency. After reading “Trump Must Break Judicial Power,” by Patrick Buchanan, I was pushed to a new level. I am sick to my stomach! The way our government is rounding up undocumented immigrants, splitting up families and ...

Information, not source is important

DEAR EDITOR: A big subject in the news these days seems to be the news “leaks.” I think it is important to differentiate the types of leaks. There is, of course, the military information which is leaked to certain entities that could put our military service members, if not our entire ...

Local Hadassah chapter active

DEAR EDITOR: The Tribune Chronicle’s “In History” column published Feb. 24 included “In 1912, the American Jewish women’s organization Hadassah was founded in New York City.” On behalf of the Tri-County Chapter of Hadassah, we appreciate the recognition of our organization. ...

Thankful in Trumbull County

DEAR EDITOR: In Trumbull County, I am very grateful for two things: First, Trumbull County Prosecutor Dennis Watkins for the amazing things he has done as county prosecutor; and second, for the Tribune Chronicle for its “Opinion” and “Letters to the Editor” pages. They are both ...

Put restrictions on welfare

DEAR EDITOR: I have heard on separate occasions that the State of Ohio wants to attach a photo ID to the EBT Card. I think it should not stop there. Why not have the same rules as unemployment compensation also apply? A person on unemployment is required to seek work, in person, with at ...