Letters to the Editor

Enterprise Park issues warrant further review

DEAR EDITOR: The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency waived wetland protection for the 100-acre habitat along Mosquito Creek in Howland for development by the Cafaro Company. So much for conservation. I oppose this relaxation of oversight. Mosquito Creek is a natural asset to Trumbull ...

Let the resurrection of GM Lordstown begin

DEAR EDITOR: Tribune Chronicle editorial board members are to be applauded for recently awarding an “orchid” to local leaders who remain resolute in their insistence on the allocation of a new product for GM Lordstown, a demand for economic justice certain to be firmly sounded at the ...

Obama never faced Dems’ condemnation

DEAR EDITOR: I read an article written by an immigrant legal group stating children held at the border were fed frozen and spoiled food and became ill, and the only drinkable water came from the toilet tank. That article was written in 2014. Who was sitting pretty in the scandal-free Oval ...

We must secure our southern border

DEAR EDITOR: Drug cartels, gang MS-13, rapists, sex traffickers, drug smugglers and Democrats all oppose a border wall. Quite a fine group, I’d say. Since 9/11, more than 10,000 American citizens have been killed by illegals. Didn’t their lives matter? They all still should be alive. In ...

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Another tax increase is coming to the ballot for Howland Township. My taxes in 2017 were $1,870 per half-year. In 2019 they are $2,350. That’s almost $1,000 more per year. Tell me how a senior citizen can afford another increase. Say no to Howland. — Howland Newton Falls has a 6-inch ...

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Looks like after the union mediation, Warren Safety Service Director Enzo Cantalamessa will have punished his AWOL-while-on-the-job uncle with a 30- to 35-day paid vacation. Must be nice to work in the public sector where you can get away with anything. Bad judgment and overreaction from ...

Niles board misses underlying problem

DEAR EDITOR: Despite an article in the Tribune Chronicle, I reached out to Niles City Schools officials Mrs. Thigpen and Father Lavelle by sending them a copy of my previous letter to the editor along with a memo to share with other board members. Here is part of the memo: Once again they ...

‘New Green Deal Lite’ is dead on arrival

DEAR EDITOR: House Bill 763, called the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019, or the New Green Deal Lite, is sponsored by the progressive liberal Democrats and is just one more example of the attempt to tax and control Americans by using the fear induced by the unfounded ...

Warren auditor reports 2Q financials

DEAR EDITOR: A financial review of the second quarter of 2019 shows Warren’s general fund collected $8.2 million, a decrease of $290,267 from 2018, while total general fund expenses were $7.7 million, an increase of $1.9 million from 2018. The second quarter saw a rounded monthly revenue ...

Mahoning River dam in Girard should stay

DEAR EDITOR: This letter is regarding the removal of dams along the Mahoning River in Trumbull and Mahoning counties. The Pennsylvania and Ohio Canal was constructed the 1830s and served as useful transportation until being supplanted by the opening of the railroad network during the 1850s and ...

No reason for census citizenship question

DEAR EDITOR: “Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of ...

Columbus must secure elections

DEAR EDITOR: Columbus must secure our elections because Congress won’t. Last week, at long last, the U.S. Senate held closed-door briefings on election security. Unfortunately, the prospects for Congress passing any election security updates don’t look any better than they did before the ...

Democrats fight for working class

DEAR EDITOR: We hear news about the president’s policies and look hard at the candidates who want to replace him in November 2020. The choices are wide right now, including a Democratic socialist, progressives, moderates and entrepreneurs. No matter who runs, Trump will call that person a ...

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For too long, mayors of Warren have given out the very important job of safety service director to people based on politics. These mayors choose not the person most capable of running the city, but rather those based on some eastside / westside formula or race-based math. Good for Ken ...

American citizenship must be earned

DEAR EDITOR: To build a wall or not build a wall? This question has been a controversial one ever since President Trump promised to accomplish this very large task back during his 2016 presidential campaign. According to the Customs and Border Patrol website, 396,579 individuals were ...

Valley, northwest side of county never win

DEAR EDITOR: Regarding the news about the new C-130s planned for the Youngstown Air Reserve Station, with so much news about businesses closing in Ohio, anyone think those C-130s will be sent to the base in Colorado? Our local politicians seem to take our money and not do a darn thing for the ...

Niles residents can’t afford increased utilities

DEAR EDITOR: In January 2010, the city of Niles started a project to replace and install new radio transmitters for water meter reading. The new state-of-the-art system was to greatly improve the city’s operational efficiency and level of customer service. How long did the new water ...

Save Social Security before it’s too late

DEAR EDITOR: I have been a Republican for 70 years, but I will not vote for either party. All the people get are promises and very little positive action. I am disgusted with both parties, and I am not alone. During the past 30 years, many promises have been made to the American people, but ...

Tax plan by Trump, GOP was full of lies

DEAR EDITOR: Another tax season has come and gone and American workers have rendered their verdict on how it affected them. Their reviews were not very kind. Polling shows that voters disapprove of Donald Trump’s tax plan, which shows that more workers are writing checks to the IRS instead ...

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Regarding your June 24 editorial, there may be no concentration camps at the U.S. border, but conditions are deplorable and deserve condemnation. It’s disgraceful how people there are treated — especially children. The Trump administration is at fault for non-action. Congress should pass a ...