Letters to the Editor

ACT, SAT not good gauges for success

DEAR EDITOR: ACT / SAT are not what they seem to be. Many high school students are quite familiar with standardized testing. For the sake of argument, we will focus on college entrance exams, the ACT and the SAT. These tests are supposed to give colleges an idea of how high school students ...

Challenge, defeat hate groups

DEAR EDITOR: The articles in the Aug. 27 Tribune about hate groups in Trumbull County brought back memories of a 1937 event that I was told about when I first came to the area in 1958. This involved a hate group called the Silver Shirt Movement. The Beth Israel Congregation’s 25th ...

Hatred will not be America’s new normal

DEAR EDITOR: Seeing people in Texas pulling together to help one another regardless of race, religion or economic background is exactly how the majority of Americans feel about their fellow Americans. People all over the U.S. give their time and money to help those in need. The media seems ...

Time for change at Mathews schools

DEAR EDITOR: It’s time we come together as a community and do what’s best for our children and residents. We have driven a wedge deep into our community, (I include myself) and it’s time we stop the bleeding. Egos and attitudes are not going to do anything except continue to hurt ...

City, festivals fall short of expectations

DEAR EDITOR: It’s difficult for those of us who live and work in the central district around Courthouse Square when festivals such as the Italian-American Festival come to the square. Most small businesses chose to close their doors, rather than lose money during the time of the festivals. ...

Return one-way signs to Perkins Park

DEAR EDITOR: A very special bonus to living in the Warren area is the exceptional parking system. My dog and I manage to walk in Perkins Park most days. The maintenance staff at the park is top notch, with the facilities and playing fields well-kept, and the Warren Community Amphitheatre ...

Small businesses deserve tax cuts

DEAR EDITOR: Despite a lack of focus from the national media, the people of Ohio are ready to move the conversation back to policy debates. The priority is small business tax cuts. Ohioans are no stranger to the importance of tax cuts. In our state, over $5 billion in taxes have been cut ...

Clandestine issues under Obama

DEAR EDITOR: PBS airs NPR’s “All Sides.” Recently, the host was interviewing Stephen Krupin, an Obama speech writer. The subject was describing how White House leaks didn’t happen during Obama’s tenure because the White House respected Obama. Due to loyalty, private conversations ...

Trees are vital to park setting

DEAR EDITOR: This is in regards to hiring of a new Niles parks director. The larger parks in the city of Niles, Waddell and Stevens, were donated so all residents of the city could enjoy them for years to come. The well-meaning families of Jacob Waddell and Harry Stevens donated the parks ...

Conversations on race encouraged

DEAR EDITOR: Recently Americans watched horrific news videos of a car plowing into demonstrators in Charlottesville, Va. Our hearts go out to friends and colleagues in Charlottesville. Ohio Humanities condemns all efforts to discriminate, intimidate or marginalize our residents. The ...

Don’t honor rebellion leaders with statues

DEAR EDITOR: The justification for removing Confederate statues has some simple reasoning behind it. George Washington was in rebellion against England and became the first U.S. President. There are no statues of Washington in England. Jefferson Davis was in rebellion against ...

Here’s a tale of two presidents

DEAR EDITOR: In 2015, Dylan Roof killed people in a black church in Charleston, S.C. President Obama never called this man out for being a white supremacist. He mentioned gun rights, he did this every time there was a shooting and race, but did NOT call him out for what he was. He said, ...

I thought they were just incompetent

DEAR EDITOR: We hear from every major news outlet how President Trump is a name caller. The latest targets are Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. The media laments, sarcastically I believe, “How will Trump get his initiatives passed if he ...

Railroad history in the area told

DEAR EDITOR: The recent Tribune Chronicle photo of the railroad crossing repair on Tod Avenue SW near West Market Street, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, is along a very historic transportation corridor. The B&O Railroad, Warren’s last railroad line, was constructed in 1882 and was ...

Shame on the Cleveland Browns

DEAR EDITOR: This is to voice my thoughts on the Cleveland Kneelers, aka Cleveland Browns, and what a disgrace the Browns made of themselves when a few chumps made a spectacle of the team and disgraced the Cleveland franchise by their actions. How dare they disrespect this country? They spit ...

Cut the head off the serpent

DEAR EDITOR: Why is it seniors can’t afford their needed medications, but drug addicts receive unlimited doses of Narcan? Narcan should be limited to two doses, and they that receive it should be charged for it. Instead of wasting millions of taxpayer dollars on treatment centers, the ...

Warren bond action was done well

DEAR EDITOR: As a member of the Citizens for a Better Government committee and after meeting with the City of Warren administration each month this year, I would like to offer an orchid to Auditor Vince Flask of the City of Warren. I offer this accolade based on his recent bond refunding ...

Reject hate and embrace progress

DEAR EDITOR: This past week 67 former state attorneys general released a letter denouncing hatred unequivocally. Their statement also encouraged members of the public to do the same. This letter is written in response to that request. It appears to have become all the rage as of late ...

Questions about statue removal

DEAR EDITOR: I see where statues that have anything to do with the Confederacy are being removed in many places all over the country. The Confederacy promoted slavery, therefore liberal America thinks they must come down. John Blake, an author at CNN and a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ...

Re-examine facts of forgotten war

DEAR EDITOR: As important as the Korean War was, not much media attention was given to it. In 1950, the world was too busy regrouping from the devastation of World War II. Because the war lasted only three years, some historians called it a conflict. Many referred to it as the ...