Letters to the Editor

Attorney donations to judges wrong

DEAR EDITOR: I was surprised to learn recently in the race for Judge of the Court of Appeals that one candidate has received tens of thousands of dollars in campaign donations from attorneys. Apparently it’s not illegal for lawyers to give money to a judge’s political campaign. But ...

Vote right to save US from liberals

DEAR EDITOR: I guess we should get prepared for more smears and surprises by the desperate liberal Democrats right up and through Election Day. With lies and accusations, the liberal Democrats basically ruined the life of Brett Kavanaugh and were disrespectful to this fine young man. But ...

Niles school levy is unaffordable

DEAR EDITOR: The story keeps changing. First, the Niles Board of Education approved substituting two 4.9-mill levies with one continuous 9.8-mill levy. Then in a correction on July 26 voters were asked to approve an 11.7-mill levy, where no one probably saw this. I have a problem with the ...

Vote Chris DePizzo for Congress

DEAR EDITOR: General Motors lost two shifts and Northside Hospital has closed. It’s time to vote Tim Ryan out of office. The Mahoning Valley needs to wake up and get new blood as our congressman. The job was not meant to be a lifetime appointment. I was surprised recently while ...

Why more people embrace socialism

DEAR EDITOR: In a recent letter, writer Tim Santell said, “History has proven and it’s clear there is no better system than capitalism to lift people from poverty, and yet, so many people want to embrace socialism.” That’s true only if the capitalist doesn’t keep all the profits. ...

Justice lacking for the Fife family

DEAR EDITOR: This is in response to a recent article about Danny Lee Hill. Is there ever going to be justice and / or peace and closure for the Fife family? Your guess is as good as mine. With the way our justice system works and has horribly failed repeatedly, there is a big question about ...

Is this the best Mueller can do?

DEAR EDITOR: The first of the Trump administration criminals has received his sentence. George Papadopoulos will spend 14 days in jail. Hurray for the Mueller investigation. The next to get it should be Gen. Michael Flynn. Being a military man, I suggest he drop and give me 10 pushups, ...

Quarterly review of Warren’s finances

DEAR EDITOR: A 2018 third quarter financial review (July through September) shows Warren’s general fund collected $6,644,960.18 while total general fund expenses equaled $7,465,224.94 in that same time period. Most of the expense exceeding revenue is attributed to an additional pay period in ...

Sound off!

The Tribune published the prison sentences for two men convicted of murder on a recent Saturday. What is wrong with our justice system when a man convicted of beating to death an elderly woman receives a sentence of life without parole and the other man, convicted of beating to death a ...

Division is consequence of ongoing political battle

DEAR EDITOR: Our great nation is falling into a period of division. This division is not simplistically explained nor easily remedied. It is a time of lost knowledge and increased tribal elegance. There are what many would call educated and intellectual people on both sides of this fictional ...

Democratic not the party for working people

DEAR EDITOR: Should we serve the government or should the government serve us? If you want burdensome regulations, higher taxes, redistribution of wealth, bigger government, ever increasing loss of individual freedoms, limiting upward mobility, lower standard of living, ever expanding social ...

Protesters’ screams during vote were ‘disgusting’

DEAR EDITOR: On Oct. 5 it was disgusting to watch protesters screaming insults while Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, was trying to talk about his yes vote in the confirmation of new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. RON BELAK Warren

Rust City Church chose embarrassing name

DEAR EDITOR: I am a huge advocate of Warren. I love my city, and I love all of the great things that are being done to improve the city and its reputation. Imagine my shock and disbelief as I drove downtown on East Market and looked up to see a sign that says “Rust City” church. Yes, ...

Proper driving can save lives of self and others

DEAR EDITOR: It is very important for motorists to drive safely. First, drivers must take care of their vehicles. If a vehicle is not properly maintained, it may be dangerous. Drivers should regularly check things like the tires’ condition and inflation and the brakes. Windows should ...

Sound off!

We teach children not to be bullies but to be kind and helpful to others. This would be a great lesson for politicians, especially as they ask us to vote for them! — Fowler Township Why do I get the feeling General Motors is going to screw us over big time? Remember, there is zero ...

Adopt a shelter dog that needs a home

DEAR EDITOR: October may be dominated by falling leaves and Halloween, but it's also Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. Across the country, shelter dogs are looking for warm homes with owners who can provide loving care. It's not only the pups that need help: Many shelters are severely underfunded ...

Kavanaugh hearing confirms swamp

DEAR EDITOR: I watched the dog-and-pony show put on by our senators to establish the credibility of the accusations made against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. It didn’t take long to realize that this hearing was a complete sham. Nothing was going to be determined from this hearing ...

Our current president lacks needed civility

DEAR EDITOR: Your editorial on the Civility in politics that ended with “Civility has meant something to us, and we need to get back to that,” really hit home. The most influential in that regard are the vile comments made by the current president of the United States as to the ...

Multiple forms of government are good

DEAR EDITOR: Socialist countries do not all end up being dictatorships. We have socialism in our country that works very well. Social Security is one example. So are our highways, roads and bridges; our police and fire departments; and our public education system. These are all forms ...

President Trump’s beliefs are backwards

DEAR EDITOR: To Donald Trump, his presidency is nothing more than a reality game show. To him, this whole government thing is meant to keep the spotlight on him and his ridiculous agenda. The topper in this Trump presidency is Trump’s meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un. Trump ...