Letters to the Editor

Warren principal is disrespectful

DEAR EDITOR: As a mother and grandmother living in the Warren City School District, I am appalled that our superintendent had a police officer escorted out of Jefferson school when it’s the principal who should have been removed for breaking the law. As Principal Boyer stated, she broke ...

Ohio bill attacks freedom of speech

DEAR EDITOR: I do not agree with the Jan. 6 Tribune Chronicle column by Brenda J. Linert titled “Lawmakers could limit Ohio ballot initiatives.” I see this as a bill to obstruct citizens’ rights to petition their government and move to action through the balloting process. I see this ...

Compromise and re-open government

DEAR EDITOR: I do not understand why the Republican Party has not tried to work with the Democrats to get the government open. People are hurting in this country right now because of the shutdown. Our national parks are overflowing with trash and the Joshua trees have been cut down by ...

Why no tornado warning on Jan. 8?

DEAR EDITOR: Saturday’s article about the shutdown and the weather put me in a state of quandary. On Jan. 8, the weather service from Pittsburgh issued a tornado warning for Mercer County, over the radio. Trumbull County warnings are issued from Cleveland. No warning from under-staffed ...

We can overcome Youngstown violence

DEAR EDITOR: In Youngstown in 2018 there were more homicides than over the past several years. This is unacceptable, and it’s time the people stood up and said enough is enough. But how are we to achieve this? The Youngstown mayor has promised more police presence in problem areas, but ...

Update on finances in the City of Warren

DEAR EDITOR: A financial review of 2018 fourth quarter shows Warren’s general fund collected $7,539,646 while total general fund expenses equaled $6,809,289. Year 2018 saw a monthly revenue average of $2.45 million and a monthly expense average of $2.2 million. Revenue from ...

Sound off!

Tim Ryan touts that the president and Senate own this shutdown. They may own it, but the Dems’ resistance caused it. Why was it OK five years ago that 34 Democrats were for a wall and now they’re not? These same Dems are still in office. Chuck and Nancy are two of them. If Dems were ...

Sound off!

EDITOR’S NOTE: Due to the growing popularity of this column, more “Sound off!” submissions will be published in the Sunday Tribune Chronicle. The principal at Jefferson School should have her own designated parking space. She should also pay her fine and strive to be a better role model ...

Stop the blame for government shutdown

DEAR EDITOR: I am insulted daily by the statements made by the elected members of the U. S. Congress and I fervently hope every other American is insulted as well. The members of Congress must believe “we the people” are a bunch of uneducated fools. “We the people” know the ...

How we should treat least of our brethren

DEAR EDITOR: History is replete with polities building walls to keep out perceived “riff raff” — Hadrian’s Wall, the Great Wall of China, the Berlin Wall (to keep in), Maginot Line, Palestinian Wall. Each one was easily climbed over, dug under or circumvented. Why not invest in the ...

Politicians don’t bring in jobs

DEAR EDITOR: They all wanted it at one time — Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, and even Governor Jerry Brown. I’m talking about the wall on the southern U.S. border to keep illegals out and drugs from coming in. How many American citizens must die? ...

Honor school boards during January

DEAR EDITOR: Boards of education are mature and tested institutions in Ohio. School board members make policy, approve contracts with employees, choose curriculum, adopt budgets and select a treasurer and superintendent to administer the district. They do all these tasks with the emphasis on ...

City of Warren should lend a hand

DEAR EDITOR: So I was late. Dec. 28 was the second garbage collection day on which Warren city had left behind my five leaf bags at the curb. I know leaf pickup season is over, yet what’s the big deal here? So, we older folks don’t always get our lawn chores done as promptly as we’d ...

Socialist versus capitalist economies

DEAR EDITOR: If you watch television or read the newspaper on a regular basis, you are witnessing a struggle for the soul of America. This political battle is between those who believe ownership and production of goods and services should be distributed by the state or central government and ...

GM loss will devastate area

DEAR EDITOR: First and foremost, I would like to acknowledge Warren City Council members, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, Sen. Rob Portman and Sen. Sherrod Brown for their continued support and for backing the General Motors cause. Their advocacy has not gone unnoticed. We, the citizens of Trumbull ...

Representatives are misguided

DEAR EDITOR: How misguided can our government get? Instead of funding $5 billion to build a wall to keep migrants out, they send $10 billion to Central America / Mexico to persuade them to stay put — like that is going to work. And on top of that, by not working in good faith to reach a ...

Ideological gridlock on Capitol Hill

DEAR EDITOR: Trump is doing his best to fulfill his campaign promise, but he is facing opposition from both sides. The government shutdown looks like his last attempt for obtaining border security funding. Many people are saying that walls don’t work. If this is really true, why do people ...

Unfair onion to Weathersfield board

DEAR EDITOR: The only vote ever taken at a 7 a.m. Weathersfield Township trustees caucus meeting was to support the GM workers in their struggle to keep Lordstown manufacturing vehicles. The early morning meetings are scheduled to meet with department heads to keep our township running ...

Realtor column well-written

DEAR EDITOR: Each week I read the Tribune Chronicle and on Saturday I appreciated the article written in the Real Estate section by the President of the Warren Area Board of Realtors, Darlene Mink-Crouse (with probable contribution by Dan Crouse). The article in Dec. 29 was so well-written, ...

Letter writer places ‘tall order’ for US

DEAR EDITOR: In his letter to the editor published in the Dec. 30 Tribune Chronicle, William J. Finnigan sees that our institutions are broken, that nothing works as it should, that people are corrupt. He hopes that his Bearded Magician in the Sky will inspire people to love each other ...