Letters to the Editor

We need preservation before it’s too late

DEAR EDITOR: We have heard stories of the giant who destroyed everything in his path. Is the giant back trying to destroy without concern or care what is under his feet? Is he pouring cement into waters full of living creatures or tearing down trees with nests? We should be teaching our ...

Silicon Valley owns the Democratic party

DEAR EDITOR: The reason Democrats do not want a permanent wall and just want technology (other than they dislike President Donald Trump) is Silicon Valley owns the Democratic party. The millions of dollars donated to elect Hillary Clinton was astounding. Silicon Valley is invested in this ...

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Why are the dunces in Columbus searching for a drug to use in executions? Have they not noticed an opioid 50 to 100 times more lethal than heroin causing fatalities daily? Our Chinese friends are producing fentanyl by the ton, and it’s managing to find its way to our shores. Death row inmates ...

Business as usual for Ohio executions

DEAR EDITOR: The Feb. 27 Tribune Chronicle article about Mike DeWine suspending executions sounds as if DeWine has consulted with Kasich about this, and it just remains business as usual. What a slap in the face to the parents of Raymond Fife. Instead of playing the waiting game, thus ...

Facts about the Butler and Rockwell artwork

DEAR EDITOR: Many people who have written letters disapproving of the Butler’s decision not to rush into borrowing the Boy Scouts’ collection of paintings simply do not know the facts. The collection consists of nearly 400 works, only 66 of which are by Norman Rockwell. All of the ...

The math behind Trump’s tax law

DEAR EDITOR: In the Feb. 15 “sound off” section of the Tribune Chronicle, it was asserted that people are going to be deeply disappointed when they file their income taxes as a result of President Trump’s tax law. They say people will get little or no return and may have to write the IRS ...

Most maligned leader in American history

DEAR EDITOR: Never in the history of our republic have we had a president maligned, slandered and disrespected as Donald J. Trump — all because he is an outsider and was not supposed to win. We the people chose him to lead this great nation. The national news media (MSNBC,CNN, etc.) and ...

Stop administration from MATS rollback

DEAR EDITOR: Recently, the Trump administration took steps to rollback MATS. MATS is the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards that were put in place by the Obama administration to protect our air from mercury pollution. As an intern for the climate action group Defend Our Future, I have ...

Why should we reward lawbreakers?

DEAR EDITOR: President Trump’s State of the Union address was outstanding. He stressed the importance of working together and compromising to work toward the common good. We should all want our elected representatives to work for the good of all Americans, not just for the political parties ...

Get informed about heart valve disease

DEAR EDITOR: Feb. 22 marked the third annual National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day. A common but little-known condition, heart valve disease, HVD, occurs when one or more of the heart’s four valves is damaged. This can result in major complications, possibly death. HVD impacts as many ...

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There has to be a better way than up to add 14 cents per gallon on gas as Gov. DeWine proposes. Isn’t there a road tax placed on our license plates every year? Where is that money going? — Leavittsburg We lay to rest former Brookfield fire Chief Keith Barrett, a special man who ...

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We were just talking yesterday about bringing Amazon to our area. What a win-win ... inexpensive housing, great schools, wonderful entertainment opportunities and nice people! It just doesn’t get better than that! — Warren It’s unbelievable what’s going on in Washington. Each day a ...

Butler decision ‘unconscionable’

DEAR EDITOR: This area has thrown countless dollars away on consultants to find new ways to bring revenue to the Valley. We now have the opportunity to bring new revenue to the Valley via the Norman Rockwell collection, and the Butler Institute of American Art wants to throw the new revenue ...

Commission report must be released

DEAR EDITOR: On July 5, 2018, Trumbull County Planning Commission Executor Director Trish Nuskievicz authored a letter in which she made serious baseless allegations against me personally and the Trumbull County Engineer’s Office and staff. Thereafter, the letter was read into the ...

Tim Ryan never forgot Karl Hoerig

DEAR EDITOR: After 12 long years, justice was finally served in Trumbull County. Maj. Karl Hoerig’s murderer has been found guilty. I felt such a sense of relief hearing this news last week. I still remember that moment in 2007 when I heard that Karl had been shot and killed. I was in ...

‘Drive it home’ and buying US vehicles

DEAR EDITOR: I am amazed that with the “Drive It Home” campaign and the daily news coverage on the idling of the Lordstown General Motors plant, in my mail this evening I received a solicitation from a Mahoning County Chevrolet dealership advertising “Happy New Year 2019, Featuring the ...

Do something for the people

DEAR EDITOR: I’m Harvey, a product of Youngstown’s North Side, forged mere blocks from where Cadillac once dwelt on Wick Avenue. The prosperity once seen in the Valley is gone. It has melted just as the snow that used to blanket the ground for large swaths of time in my youth. Our ...

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Every time it rains any great amount, Eagle Creek Road floods. This is a years-old problem. Why don’t the powers that be simply raise the road a couple of feet in that area? That must be less costly in the long run. I don’t understand why the people who live in this area put up with this ...

Butler decision must be reconsidered

DEAR EDITOR: I’m sure you’ve heard the controversy over the Butler Museum of American Art in Youngstown making the decision to decline the Boy Scouts of America’s fine art collection that includes 66 Norman Rockwell paintings. For over two years I’ve listened to conversations ...

Walkers forgotten during bad weather

DEAR EDITOR: I’m going to try to reach out for help, once again, for the children that have to walk on snowy main and side roads to school during these winter months. I have written letters and have made calls, but no one will listen. I live on Youngstown Road SE. I have three children I ...