Letters to the Editor

Niles impound lot is overreach by city

DEAR EDITOR: When I read in the newspaper that the city of Niles had opened its own impound lot, I knew immediately what was going on. It has always been inconvenient and costly to get a car impounded, but what the city of Niles and private tow companies are doing to tax-paying citizens is ...

Relay, festivals not bad for downtown

DEAR EDITOR: Local businesses can’t be so hurt that they can’t offer one single weekend out of the year for Relay For Life. Relay For Life raises money for cancer research. Survivors are so happy and grateful to participate, and anyone with a heart for others can certainly live ...

Why Trumpcare is a disaster

DEAR EDITOR: Now we know Trumpcare was a disaster because it would have cost some 24 million people their health care, and it would make coverage so expensive for old, low-income people that they would be dropped from the market. Paul Ryan’s bill would cut taxes for rich people ...

Alzheimer’s research funding needed

DEAR EDITOR: We’ve all known someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia. A parent, a spouse, a friend, a neighbor. I’ve lost my mother, my father-in-law and a sister to this devastating disease, and there is still no prevention, treatment or cure. That’s why I volunteer with the ...

Warren police helpful

DEAR EDITOR: I would like to acknowledge Warren Police Department for the speedy recovery of my auto stolen from my home in Southington. There seems to be a lot of negative comments around the U.S. in the media by folks complaining about their local men and women in blue. I was contacted by ...

Niles Drama Club did excellent job

DEAR EDITOR: On April 28 and 29, the Niles McKinley High School Drama Club presented the play “Beauty and the Beast.” The kids did an excellent job and received a well-deserved standing ovation both nights. It was very impressive. After the show, the students invited the little kids in ...

Are young people interested in old cars?

DEAR EDITOR: Are young people interested in old cars? That’s the question a lot of car clubs are asking, as well as collector car insurance companies because the future of their business depends on it. In short, the answer is yes, but young people are interested in cars differently than ...

Clarification

Former FBI Director James Comey did not request specifically more funds for his investigation of alleged Russian interference in the presidential election. Rather, he requested more resources in general. A May 21 letter from Leif Damstoft contained incorrect information.

Clean up rental properties

DEAR EDITOR: Once again I write to urge that we do more to rid our city of Warren of rental property that does not meet the standards of a decent neighborhood. There is a home on Sheridan Avenue where the grass is knee high, the driveway entrance is crumbling to pieces, the garage roof needs ...

Be prepared by storing energy

DEAR EDITOR: A letter published April 19 titled “Consider all issues in nuclear bailout” from Mr. Kleese told of the heavy price Ohioans will pay through increased electricity rates if Ohio Senate Bill 128 passes. And he agreed with your editorial conclusion on the bill that, “SB 128 is ...

Baseball logo not as important as humans

DEAR EDITOR: By far the most objectionable thing about that inane cartoon duck, making a daily mockery of your paper’s comics page by its utter failure to be funny, is when you hear Mallard Fillmore’s backward logic coming from a real, thinking person. Michael Popadak didn’t happen to ...

DEAR EDITOR: It would seem all the evidence that we know, as of now, shows Trump is guilty of collusion with Russia. Many give him a pass far beyond reason, especially those who support him and were opposed to Obama. Here are the facts. Several of Trump’s campaign people had regular ...

Social Security not an entitlement

DEAR EDITOR: The recent Tribune Chronicle editorial titled “Entitlements are already too expensive” contained information that is not correct. Like all media, you place Social Security in the entitlement column. I am sure you are aware that tax dollars are not used for Social Security. ...

Donald Trump is a dangerous leader

DEAR EDITOR: I fear for our country. Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey for no reason beyond Comey’s investigation of the coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia during last fall’s campaign. Trump claims he fired Comey for his handling of Hillary Clinton’s email ...

Drain Trumbull County’s swamp

DEAR EDITOR: At a time when Trumbull County flipped and voted for a crass Republican for president over a Democrat legend, you would think the local GOP could unify and become a competitive party for the first time in decades, but apparently not. Randy Law, who is or was the party chairman, ...

Let’s keep our students in Mathews

DEAR EDITOR: On May 2 Mathews School levy failed again. Times have been tough for our area, but however tough, times aren’t a reason to say “no” to our children. Many of our children were saddened by the loss of the levy. They see the people of this community as not caring. Besides ...

Health problems not always preventable

DEAR EDITOR: “It will allow insurance companies to require people who have higher health care costs to contribute more to the insurance pool that helps offset all these costs, thereby reducing the cost to those people who lead good lives, they’re healthy, they’ve done the things to ...

Let’s work together for our nation

DEAR EDITOR: What a great country America was at its inception. We wanted to be free from the chains of colonial oppression, free to express ourselves without fear of reprisal, free to roam the great country we had claimed as our own and free to honor and worship the one, true God, our ...

Social Security increase is a pittance

DEAR EDITOR: Where has Tim Ryan been? I haven’t seen him in the news showing all these people on Social Security what the $1 raise per month will do for us for food at the grocery store. Social Security took $31 of the $32 for part B. That’s where that $1 raise came from. You know where ...

Can North and South Korea reunify?

DEAR EDITOR: Have you ever contemplated the reason why some countries in our modern era are divided into two geographical regions? Each region becomes different politically, socially and economically. Do you remember East and West Germany? If you were around in the 1960s, you should remember ...