Letters to the Editor

People take sides in divided America

DEAR EDITOR: Remember the woman fired for flipping off Donald Trump’s motorcade? She has been deluged with job offers from liberals, and donations have generated $117,000 for her, and counting. This seems small, but it’s indicative of our society. There was a time when doing something ...

Businesses hire only when needed

DEAR EDITOR: Like so many of Donald Trump’s initiatives, his plan for a new tax overhaul is based on the flawed idea that the more money big business has, the more money it will spend on job creation. People should understand that companies do not hire based on how much money they have. ...

National heroin epidemic’s effects

DEAR EDITOR: According to a national news report, the heroin crisis kills 23 Ohioans each week. Though it strikes all ethnicities, it affects whites disproportionately. Paul Starr, sociologist and professor at Princeton University said, “Contrary to what many Americans believe, drug ...

Justice is needed in Hoerig case

DEAR EDITOR: I would like to compliment you for the excellent editorial Nov. 30th on the Claudia Hoerig case. I’m an avid Tribune Chronicle reader and have been following this case for 10 years! Hopefully President Trump will now get involved and demand the extradition of Claudia to ...

What Democrats really stand for

DEAR EDITOR: It has taken two years to figure out what the Democratic party stands for in America — they are not for life; they stand for murder. Responsible gun owners numbering 100 million did not kill anyone today, but abortion doctors did. Democrats are for sanctuary cities, shielding ...

Not the ‘golden years’ but still optimistic

DEAR EDITOR: Someone said your golden years begin when you reach age 65. I disagree. There is nothing golden in growing old. As we grow older, we gradually lose stuff. My parents and younger brother are deceased, all my aunts and uncles are gone, and all I have left are my first cousins. ...

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

DEAR EDTOR: Dec. 7, 1941 — the attack on Pearl Harbor — was a day that has remained in infamy. Very few service members who personally remember that day are still among us. The American Legion Auxiliary encourages everyone to do what they can to keep Pearl Harbor a part of our national ...

Lesson in kindness in JFK Lower Campus

DEAR EDITOR: In my nearly 40 years of teaching, I have gone to great lengths to prepare lessons, as most teachers do. From time to time, the students turn the tables. Last week I witnessed something in my fifth-grade classroom that involved several of my students that deeply touched me, when ...

Local government plays critical role

DEAR EDITOR: During this season of Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday cheer, I would like to thank the voters, constituents and candidates for their efforts over this past municipal election. City elections do not get the attention they deserve. We tend to be focused on the national scene and ...

Preserve Newton Falls community center

DEAR EDITOR: The Newton Falls community center an integral part of the historic landscape of this community. It has served as a valuable community asset, yet it is in danger of being lost forever. Because of this and its history not only to the community but also to the state and nation, a ...

Bring back compassion in nation

DEAR EDITOR: What has happened to our country? Where is all this hatred and bigotry coming from? I certainly wasn’t raised that way. I was taught to be kind and understanding to all people, race, religion, sex, disability, it didn’t matter. You show kindness and usually you receive ...

Still not winning under Donald Trump

DEAR EDITOR: I guess when you drink the Trump Kool-Aid, you’re brainwashed for life. I’m referring to the article featuring a President Donald Trump supporter that was published in the Nov. 13 Tribune Chronicle. The supporter said Trump’s election hasn’t been a letdown for him, ...

Trump aligned with Vladimir Putin

DEAR EDITOR: President Donald Trump is Putin-izing the presidency. He has seen Putin’s “corporate business model” of running Russia and is copying it as much as he can for his own personal profit motive, also with Putin’s help. That is why Trump refuses to implement the sanctions ...

Letter: Wake from your dreams

LETTER OF FAITH DEAR EDITOR: It is the privilege of every Christian to walk in the light, as God is in the light, and to have that peace that will flow unceasingly as we keep busy about His work. And it is our privilege to be full of the joy of the Lord. God doesn’t ask us to rejoice over ...

Serve constituents, not donors

DEAR EDITOR: Tax reform needs to occur and not in a watered-down version. It should be simple, straightforward and without loophole deductions. And it should be embraced by both parties. The big question is can anything get done that will help the average citizen? The Democrats are the ...

The tax bill is poorly written

DEAR EDITOR: Here we go again. Congress is trying to pass a major piece of legislation. They tried to repeal “Obamacare” but failed mainly because they were replacing it with another big government plan. Now Congress wants to pass a huge tax cut bill. It is so complex it won’t do ...

Still no proof of Russian collusion

DEAR EDITOR: To my dismay, some Americans are disappointed in President Donald Trump for not getting anything accomplished. But he has accomplished quite a bit with both hands tied behind his back by the Democrats and Republicans, while continually taking punches thrown by the main-stream ...

Inject only Ohio waste in local wells

DEAR EDITOR: I am opposed to injection wells because they are not restricted to the Ohio oil well drillers. This opens up the waste water trucks from Pennsylvania, and I understand the drilling companies are also from Pennsylvania. Therefore, any saltwater or brine injected in these wells ...

Windy Lake Erie good power source

DEAR EDITOR: It probably would not be difficult to get a grant to install wired pole lines from Lake Erie to Youngstown. Then, about six miles offshore, small islands where the lake is only about 45 feet deep could be built and windmills mounted on them. Just as power lines are run down ...

‘Out of the Darkness’ Walk successful

DEAR EDITOR: The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s “Out of the Darkness” community walk was held Sept. 30 at the Wick Recreational Area of Mill Creek Park. As my wife Cindy is the chairperson, I must say I could never be prouder of the work we put into the event. Our event ...