Letters to the Editor

Local nurses help keep patients safe

DEAR EDITOR: Patient safety is the hallmark of nursing care. Taking care of patients in the operating room means watching over a population who cannot speak up for themselves while anesthetized or medicated. For a surgical patient, their family members and friends, a wrong patient, wrong ...

Save Point Park, honor veterans

DEAR EDITOR: This is the situation that presents a good news-sad news dilemma. The good news is Mason Lodge 529 wants to honor our veterans. As a mother of two veterans and a friend of many more, I am in no way opposed to the memorial. In fact, I think it would be a terrific addition, a ...

Clearing name in Mecca

DEAR EDITOR: I wish to clear my name. My name is Diane Jurkovic, formerly known as Diane Drawl. I am not the current elected fiscal officer of Mecca Township, Debbie Drawl, under whose direction Mecca Township has been placed on the state auditor’s “unauditable list” due to incomplete ...

Plan needed to combat Warren blight

DEAR EDITOR: There has been much conversation recently concerning blight and strategies to ameliorate it. While a regional council of governments concept may help address some specific larger scale problems, it does not seem to be the right model to address day-to-day blight issues facing ...

Increase sale tax only after cuts

DEAR EDITOR: The Trumbull County Budget Review Committee recommends that the Trumbull County commissioners do not raise the county sales tax unless 18 other recommendations are satisfactorily advanced. There is a high probability that advancing these 18 recommendations will take many years, ...

Theft of urns

DEAR EDITOR: I would like to give an “ONION” to the individuals who stole cemetery urns from Fairview cemetery in Mesopotamia. We take pride in planting those urns every year to line the driveway of our cemetery where our loved ones and veterans lie in rest. The urns were ...

Dems look foolish

DEAR EDITOR: I am sorry to say members of the Democratic Party have lost control of themselves and now have no common sense. The fundamentals of their party have been lost, misplaced or forgotten — jobs, education for our children, better, affordable health care and illegals in our ...

Reversal of fortune

DEAR EDITOR: The clarification on a recent Tribune Chronicle letters page was a good effort, but reality will never reverse the liberal mentality. Reality isn’t a part of liberals’ vocabulary. For weeks, liberals have stated Comey asked for millions of extra tax payer dollars to ...

Keep government honest

DEAR EDITOR: Thank you for attempting to make our local government honest with your editorial of May 28. GEORGE R. HOLKO SR. Warren

Why so fast on marijuana approval?

DEAR EDITOR: I am incensed that Warren’s city council passed unanimously a resolution to a medical facility to grow medical marijuana in the city so quickly. I know the city was told that time was of the essence but I feel the taxpayers should have been allowed to vote on this issue. If ...

Citizens’ welfare the focus of government

DEAR EDITOR: Eastern Gateway College abruptly closed its doors, forcing students enrolled at the Warren site to travel to Youngstown or continue their education online. Trumbull County needs renovation of its jail for additional housing and better screening of the inmates. There are ...

Liberty retire / rehire just makes sense

DEAR EDITOR: Information contained in your “onion” to Liberty Trustees Stan Nudell and myself, while accurate, do not tell the whole story of the circumstances surrounding the retire / rehire of Administrator Pat Ungaro. This action has been under serious discussion for months and deserves ...

Sad state of affairs exists at VA

DEAR EDITOR: If President Donald Trump is as good a business man as he claims to be and has the expertise to change Washington, D.C., into a business model of efficiency, profitability and customer confidence, the first agency he needs to look at and change is the Veterans ...

We are all workers now in the U.S.

DEAR EDITOR: A recent letter said 24 million people will lose health care under “TrumpCare.” Only 11 million signed up for ObamaCare in the first place, making the 24 million claim patently false. ObamaCare’s cost to me was $60,000, as it marched toward its intended goal: FAILURE! ...

Are we missing a story about security?

DEAR EDITOR: Why would a president-elect want a secure link to another country? Sounds a bit shady to me. But then again, the president-elect knows about the NSA data collection, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court warrants and the unmasking of U.S. citizens. But these two ...

Understand why you should buy locally

DEAR EDITOR: Buy locally — we have all read this in our newspaper time and time again. There are some local governments — city, county, townships — which are not buying locally. Why? Why are they not driven to buy General Motors vehicles? It’s probably because they get cheaper ...

With Narcan, when is enough?

DEAR EDITOR: Many have an opinion about whether Narcan serves a useful purpose in society. It’s a life-saving medication that revives opioid abusers after overdoses. Some think the addicted made a choice. It’s their own fault, they say, don’t administer Narcan because they made the ...

Niles impound lot is overreach by city

DEAR EDITOR: When I read in the newspaper that the city of Niles had opened its own impound lot, I knew immediately what was going on. It has always been inconvenient and costly to get a car impounded, but what the city of Niles and private tow companies are doing to tax-paying citizens is ...

Relay, festivals not bad for downtown

DEAR EDITOR: Local businesses can’t be so hurt that they can’t offer one single weekend out of the year for Relay For Life. Relay For Life raises money for cancer research. Survivors are so happy and grateful to participate, and anyone with a heart for others can certainly live ...

Why Trumpcare is a disaster

DEAR EDITOR: Now we know Trumpcare was a disaster because it would have cost some 24 million people their health care, and it would make coverage so expensive for old, low-income people that they would be dropped from the market. Paul Ryan’s bill would cut taxes for rich people ...