Letters to the Editor

Keep newborns safe in their cribs

DEAR EDITOR: The Ohio Department of Health Board states, “Every week in Ohio, three babies die in an unsafe sleep environment.” To think, new parents leave the hospital and sign a paper stating they understand the safe sleep rules; but babies are still dying. I think this issue needs ...

Make renters pay school levy as well

DEAR EDITOR: You had me again at the word homeowner. Niles has asked for money for the police department, the fire department, park and recreational, etc. Now they actually have the nerve to ask homeowners to pay $19 a month or more for a school levy in Niles. When I worked, I set aside ...

Drug education in schools can help

DEAR EDITOR: I now visualize only one outcome for America, total eclipse of a great nation. I am speaking of the drug epidemic we now face all over the U.S. What will it take to wake up our leaders in this nation? The epidemic is knocking at everyone’s front door, beginning to smash it ...

Find another way to protest inequities

DEAR EDITOR: The NFL has stepped over a very huge line. Kneeling during the national anthem on American soil to protest perceived inequities is one thing, but to kneel in a foreign country and to then stand for that country’s anthem is quite another. The only thing we may have to ...

Take two knees

DEAR EDITOR: “Take down the statues! They make me fearful; Don’t sell raw cotton for decoration it reminds me of my ancestor’s slavery; The police are too militaristic; Stop others from voicing an opinion that is different from mine or supply me with a safe place to hide.” There are ...

Recollection of local steel mills

DEAR EDITOR: I read with much interest the informative “Black Monday” article published Sept. 17. For me, it was taking a walk back into time of years gone by and many of those unforgettable memories. I grew up in Campbell, which was a city linked with the Youngstown Sheet and Tube ...

Historical accounts not always accurate

DEAR EDITOR: In a Sept. 17 letter, a writer said Robert E. Lee was a traitor. Robert E. Lee, the son of Revolutionary War hero, Henry “Light-Horse” Lee, was George Washington’s cavalry officer. Robert E. Lee was a most respected soldier in the 19th century and was asked by Lincoln to ...

Discover bike path

DEAR EDITOR: I returned to Florida from my summer northern swing, just in time to face Irma. I had taken the time to look at the place I was raised. Climbing on my life-long friend’s bicycle, I toured Warren east, west, north and south. Remembering all special places that only living in ...

Good deed blessing for the community

DEAR EDITOR: The Sept. 3 Tribune Chronicle article, “Giving neighbors a helping hand” lifted my spirits and reminded me that, no matter what, there are still good people in our area. Too bad there are not more individuals that are willing to do “what is right and not what is easy.” ...

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 ...