Letters to the Editor

National media must report just the facts

DEAR EDITOR: Do you remember when journalism was written with honesty, integrity and only the truth was reported? For the last 25 years, starting when Bill Clinton was president, journalism on a national level has become somewhat of a joke. For those too young to remember, a pair of ...

Animal cruelty bizarre, amoral

DEAR EDITOR: Once again another case of extreme animal cruelty has surfaced. Victoria Young did not receive enough punishment to fit her cruelty. It was not a misdemeanor offense and should not have been stated as such. After reading the description of the dog’s death, I believe the ...

Veteran coverage overwhelming

DEAR EDITOR: I just don’t know where to begin to thank the Tribune Chronicle and its staff for all the ongoing coverage for our local veterans and especially the recent coverage of The Wall That Heals in Warren. The heartwarming news stories and pictures this past week at Packard Park ...

Warren citizens committee reports

DEAR EDITOR: The Warren Citizens Committee was formed to provide independent oversight of the financial condition of the city of Warren and to report to the community the administration’s progress towards accomplishing the goals they set for using the proceeds of the income tax increase ...

Mueller probe is just a witch hunt

DEAR EDITOR: I’ll bet liberals are thrilled to hear Mueller got two more of President Trump’s pencil pushers. That makes a total of five of these desperate criminals who committed crimes such as running a red light, speeding and not paying their child support. Mueller should be proud ...

Reality is distorted under Trump

DEAR EDITOR: Your views can be broken and changed, as a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Your mind is the most important part of your body. Your thought processes makes decisions with your actions, good or bad, right or wrong. I recall a television program, “Life is Worth ...

A yes vote Tuesday will create good jobs

DEAR EDITOR: For almost 60 years I have had the good fortune of having my business headquartered here in the Mahoning Valley. My company started back then, owning and operating McDonald’s restaurants. Then in the late 1990s, our company changed and began opening Panera Bread restaurants. ...

Vote yes for zoning change in Lordstown

DEAR EDITOR: A yes vote on Tuesday for the Lordstown zoning change is for our schools, our kids and our future. Opponents have cited numerous problems with the zoning change from water runoff to too many vehicles on the road and other negative factors. It’s time we looked at the positive ...

Comment by safety director unacceptable

DEAR EDITOR: This is in response to the August 14 article concerning the juveniles fighting at the Warren Italian-American Heritage Festival. I am deeply concerned with the comments of Warren’s Director of Safety and Service, Enzo Cantalamessa, “Kids will be kids. Kids fight.” ...

Unions should reject Tim Ryan for House

DEAR EDITOR: I have just one question about your article on Rep. Tim Ryan wanting backing from the unions. Where was Ryan when Republic Steel was in trouble way before it closed down? The closure meant many people in the Valley lost their jobs and saw their pensions reduced or lost. ...

Writer shows disdain for Donald Trump

DEAR EDITOR: This is in response to a writer whose name, out of courtesy, I will withhold. Several weeks ago, I wrote an informative letter to the editor, but obviously it was contrary to her liberal opinions. I am of the belief that everyone should read these letters at least a couple of ...

Teachers unions must stay strong

DEAR EDITOR: Recently, there have been a number of attacks on labor unions across this country. Right-to-work supporters would love to see labor unions disbanded. Those who support unions must band together to protect the efforts of these organizations. Recently, the Tribune Chronicle ...

Med-assisted treatment red flag

DEAR EDITOR: It’s wonderful to read that Warren Municipal Court Judge Thomas Gysegem has advocated for a new probation officer to lead a proposed medication-assistance treatment program, or MAT, through the court. But there is a red flag in reading Dr. Martina Moore’s statement that MAT ...

Make Americans great again

DEAR EDITOR: During his campaign and after his election, President Trump has built a platform on making America great again. Rather than making America great, we should focus on making the American people great again. Our society has suffered from mistrust, declining family values, ...

Letter of faith

Editor’s note: This letter, originally published Aug. 4, is being rerun because a sentence was inadvertently omitted. The Tribune Chronicle regrets the error. DEAR EDITOR: In the Star Trek movie, Captain Kirk of the Starship Enterprise, said, “Space is the final frontier.” In ...

Fight against legalizing marijuana

DEAR EDITOR: On July 20 the Tribune Chronicle carried a story about Congressman Timothy Ryan saying marijuana should be legal in all 50 states. Marijuana is recognized as a gateway to addiction. According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, marijuana is a Schedule I drug. It has serious ...

How wrong was vote for Niles mayor?

DEAR EDITOR: How wrong was the vote taken last week by Niles precinct committee members to pick the new Niles mayor? It was run by the head of the Trumbull County Democratic Party. Here are a few questions. Why was the vote for Niles mayor held about a month later than it should have ...

Fellow writer spreads unproven theories

DEAR EDITOR: This is in response to a Letter to the Editor titled ‘Deep State goes after Trump’ from Elizabeth Balson. The letter is full of conspiracy theories and is misleading. The writer ranted about Hillary Clinton, corruption in the FBI and a theory that the “Washington ...

Trouble finding help for struggling couple

DEAR EDITOR: Some time ago, a woman came in to my place of business and explained that she and her husband are homeless. She offered to work to pay for a one-night stay. I provided the couple with water and coffee and began making contacts. I was shocked at how difficult it would be to find a ...

Clean up dangerous grass clippings

DEAR EDITOR: I have lived here many years and don’t understand why there isn’t something done about homeowners leaving their grass in the street? Case in point, the motorcyclist who injured himself after going over wet grass on the highway. Also, the grass has a way of getting in the ...