Letters to the Editor

What is more vital than our youth?

DEAR EDITOR: How many have to die to protect your Second Amendment rights? Does owning an AR-15 make you more important? How much time and money is spent on those illegal immigrants when the majority of the murders are done by our own citizens? If the NRA was in any other country, ...

How to protect our children at school

DEAR EDITOR: It is terrible that students are being murdered when their school buildings can be safeguarded for under $10,000 per building. The buildings would need to have steel doors with heavy screens over the windows. The old schools had these doors. The doors can be locked ...

Sheriff’s road crew program beneficial

DEAR EDITOR: I would like to recommend an “orchid” to the Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office Road Crew program. Over the years, this program has been successful in cutting thousands of vacant lots and maintaining the grass areas of the Trumbull County Metro Parks Bike trail. ...

Save the US flag

Save the US flag DEAR EDITOR: While visiting a barber shop recently I noticed what was supposed to be the American flag hanging on the wall, but there was no red on it. There was green, blue, black and white, no red. Red designates the spilled blood of those who gave their all for the rest ...

Ways to improve U.S.

DEAR EDITOR: I am a political conservative reasonably satisfied with this president. I feel, however, one of his weaknesses is that often his appointments do not match their job descriptions, leading to failure, misdirection, false media coverage and even chaos in the White ...

Midterms are chance to vote Democrat

DEAR EDITOR: In a recent poll, voters were asked, “Which party would you vote for in the mid-term elections?” Fifty-six percent said they would vote Democrat and 35 percent said Republican. Even with those numbers on their side, Democrats can’t sit back and enjoy their advantage. ...

Letters to the editor – March 11, 2018

County should tighten purse strings DEAR EDITOR: I have some concerns about the recent article regarding programs to make Trumbull County more efficient. Trumbull County commissioners are paying $18,000 for 13 employees to go to the Lean Ohio Boost Camp Program. I think it would be money well ...

Letters to the editor – March 4, 2018

Parents answer to gun violence — not laws DEAR EDITOR: I do not understand why people are always talking about gun control. When I was growing up, my father, grandfathers and uncles all had guns in the house. I grew up knowing how to use those guns. I was also taught that if I touched ...

Making schools like prison is no answer

DEAR EDITOR: Even by the reliably regressive standards of Tribune editorials, the Sunday Feb. 18 editorial “Sadly, schools must become mini-fortresses,” exhibited a stunning lack of intellectual rigor. You advocate turning every classroom in America into an armed camp, without ...

Chief Wahoo removal is just ridiculous

DEAR EDITOR: The removal of Chief Wahoo from the Cleveland Indians is absolutely ridiculous. If the team logo makes them racist, perhaps we should look at a few other things. What about a Chinese or Italian restaurant? Is that racist? Sounds like it to me. Why can’t it just be a ...

Public employee unions bad for US

DEAR EDITOR: Brian Pearson’s Jan. 28 letter “Right-to-work law still wrong” must be answered because it contains numerous errors and omissions, and because he’s wrong. Mr. Pearson falsely states that Ohio “decided on right-to-work” in a 2011 referendum. Ohio did not decide on ...

Legislation gives mothers, kids chance

DEAR EDITOR: As a home visitor working with pregnant women and parents of children aged 3 and younger, I strive to improve the opportunities available to the kids in our community. We are incredibly fortunate to live in a country that provides support and resources to help children thrive, ...

Local government should buy GM

DEAR EDITOR: “Buy locally.” We have all read this in our local newspaper. But there are some local governments — cities, counties and townships — not buying locally and supporting their local businesses. Why? The city of Warren recently bought new Ford vehicles. What was their reason ...

State Dems won’t endorse for governor

DEAR EDITOR: As chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party, I couldn’t agree more with the headline of your Feb. 16 editorial: “Allow voters, not political parties, to pick nominees.” Unfortunately, the rest of the piece did a real disservice to your readers by distorting the truth and ...

Thomas Jefferson and gun control

DEAR EDITOR: Thomas Jefferson on July 12, 1816, wrote, “I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions, but laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new ...

Make health coverage easier, not harder

DEAR EDITOR: Three million Ohioans like me rely on Medicaid to get the health care we need. Some of us are elderly, children, or people with disabilities. But most of those of us who can, work. I own the Sew Cute boutique and classroom in downtown Warren. I also struggle with my health and ...

Communicate despite differences

DEAR EDITOR: Tribune Chronicle articles written by Andy Gray and published Jan. 21 titled “When to take a stand” and “Nonprofits should use caution on social media” touch upon perhaps the most essential factor in a successful democracy — informed citizen participation in government. ...

Trump administration is an embarrassment

DEAR EDITOR: I certainly hope this is not a preview of things to come. Obviously, I speak of the way the White House administration is clown-car steering our once admired government. Certain things can be chalked up to being gullible, but that day is long past. It’s as if nobody in ...

Socialism is suicide for the United States

DEAR EDITOR: The so-called Democrats won the popular vote in the 2016 Presidential election and feel this gives them the right to delay, obstruct and attempt to derail our president’s agenda. This is unfortunate because Democrats are voting for a false ideology that no longer exists in the ...

Dems care more about illegals than citizens

DEAR EDITOR: Let’s get the story straight. Our politicians spend $136 billion of taxpayer money each year on illegals in this country. President Trump is seeking $36 billion to build a permanent wall, for border security, to end chain migration into this country and to end the visa lottery ...