Letters to the Editor

Consider Lordstown, then and now

DEAR EDITOR: I am a 72-year-old resident of Lordstown, born and raised here. My parents moved to Lordstown 85 years ago, and they rest in Lordstown cemetery now. I have been here through all the changes in our community. I have many friends here; and I hope we are still friends when the dust ...

TJX, a good neighbor for Lordstown?

DEAR EDITOR: Would you be considered a good neighbor if you built a house in the middle of a residential street? That is exactly what TJX is proposing with the zoning change. Lordstown doesn’t need more industrial land, we have hundreds of acres of industrial land available, just hundreds ...

Lordstown has sowed nothing

DEAR EDITOR: I’m dumbfounded, that Lordstown would let TJX slip away because of a handful of whining homeowners who can’t see past their backyards. I’m also disappointed in the mayor for not being more assertive in standing up for the village and for the economic impact that TJX would ...

Despite GM cuts, we will move on

DEAR EDITOR: The will and desire to go on is what really counts in adversity. Recent news of layoffs at the Lordstown General Motors plant wasn’t pleasant to hear. Regardless, the valley shall remain here forever. We have seen industry in the area come and go before. Mineral Ridge was big ...

‘Spare the rod’ is not always the answer

DEAR EDITOR: We continue to hear so-called experts sharply criticize young people today for their poor behavior. These critics believe the old saying, “Spare the rod, spoil the child” should be returned to child-rearing practices. Yes, school killings have been conducted by young ...

Time for the left to tell the truth

DEAR EDITOR: The shady left constantly cites Trump’s failure to condemn. Trump said, “There was blame on both sides.” Recently, a news program showed photos from Charlottesville. One picture showed a group dressed in black. During the scuffle, one individual clad in black had a weapon ...

Trump supporters mean and shallow

DEAR EDITOR: The cover photo on my Facebook page is of my mother and me. It was taken a few months before she died. On the day of that picture, our family was together, and my mother told us she would not take any more transfusion treatments. That is why I kept it. Each of my sisters have a ...

Focus on industrial worker safety

DEAR EDITOR: As an officer in the local chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers, my efforts are focused upon providing the industrial, maritime and construction workers a safe working environment that they are entitled to enjoy. Additionally, our country is at a competitive ...

Future is Lisha Pompili-Baumiller

DEAR EDITOR: On Tuesday the voters of Trumbull County will have a very important decision to make, a decision that could have a lasting impact on the finances and future of Trumbull County citizens for a very long time. On one hand, we have incumbent Frank Fuda, who has been aggressively ...

Bluedorn trivializes Family Court efforts

DEAR EDITOR: I applaud the Tribune Chronicle for the April 27 editorial âPico deserves vote in Family Court election,ã as well as the extensive detail in the article by Renee Fox disclosing the sharp differences of the candidates in the contested Democratic party in the Trumbull County ...

Why I’m voting no on Howland levy

DEAR EDITOR: I will vote No on the Howland schools tax increase, and here is why: School student head count has fallen 9 percent in the last five years and is to fall another 6 percent next year. There are approximately 2,844 students in Howland and approximately 200 teachers. The class size ...

Support small businesses

DEAR EDITOR: Last week was the annual National Small Business Week, giving small businesses everywhere another reason to celebrate, casting aside our old, outdated tax code one more time. Since President Trump signed this historic tax bill into law four months ago, the backbone of the ...

Solve school funding problems in Columbus

DEAR EDITOR: This is in response to a letter from Ed Freisen published last month in the local media about the Boardman school levy. For the first time in 37 years I will vote against a public school levy. While I have no children, I always thought that my support for local public schools ...

Vote yes to end gerrymandering

DEAR EDITOR: Vote yes on Issue 1. It addresses fair redistricting measures to eliminate gerrymandering. Congressional districts are redrawn every 10 years after the census to determine each district’s political representation in Congress. Right now, districts are drawn by the dominant ...

Howland school spending questioned

DEAR EDITOR: In the press release Howland local schools stated how they have made cuts by consolidating bus routes, support staff, building and supplies and other numerous cuts. They also stated they saved $326,000 by implementing all-day kindergarten without hiring four additional teachers. ...

Citizens justified in TJX opposition

DEAR EDITOR: As one of the “narrow-minded” citizens of Lordstown, I think Anthony Cafaro Jr. owes an apology to the mayor and council members of Lordstown, along with the rest of the “narrow-minded” citizens. In reading his letter published April 22, one would think that not wanting ...

Law allows move on open enrollment

DEAR EDITOR: Our district has attracted media attention — much of which contain misrepresentations or misinterpretations — because of the stand we are taking against what we believe is becoming a trend toward segregating students. At my recommendation, the Liberty Board of Education ...

Liberty explains open enrollment action

DEAR EDITOR: Liberty Township and Liberty Local Schools have a rich history of ethnic, racial and religious diversity benefiting the community and education of resident students. Today, enrollment trends and projections show Liberty Schools are facing imbalance of student demographics in ...

Polivka is wrong in his criticism

DEAR EDITOR: Shame on Trumbull County Democratic Party Chairman Dan Polivka. Mr. Polivka is disappointed with U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan for backing Trumbull County Commissioner incumbent candidate Frank Fuda. Well, the Democratic party and Trumbull County is probably disappointed in Mr. ...

Retain incumbent Commissioner Fuda

DEAR EDITOR: Here we are again in the midst of election season. Political signs and campaign slogans are everywhere. As a Trumbull County resident and a registered voter candidates need to earn my vote. I want to hear what they are going to do for Trumbull County. Spending campaign funds on ...