Letters to the Editor

Stop administration from MATS rollback

DEAR EDITOR: Recently, the Trump administration took steps to rollback MATS. MATS is the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards that were put in place by the Obama administration to protect our air from mercury pollution. As an intern for the climate action group Defend Our Future, I have ...

Why should we reward lawbreakers?

DEAR EDITOR: President Trump’s State of the Union address was outstanding. He stressed the importance of working together and compromising to work toward the common good. We should all want our elected representatives to work for the good of all Americans, not just for the political parties ...

Get informed about heart valve disease

DEAR EDITOR: Feb. 22 marked the third annual National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day. A common but little-known condition, heart valve disease, HVD, occurs when one or more of the heart’s four valves is damaged. This can result in major complications, possibly death. HVD impacts as many ...

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There has to be a better way than up to add 14 cents per gallon on gas as Gov. DeWine proposes. Isn’t there a road tax placed on our license plates every year? Where is that money going? — Leavittsburg We lay to rest former Brookfield fire Chief Keith Barrett, a special man who ...

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We were just talking yesterday about bringing Amazon to our area. What a win-win ... inexpensive housing, great schools, wonderful entertainment opportunities and nice people! It just doesn’t get better than that! — Warren It’s unbelievable what’s going on in Washington. Each day a ...

Butler decision ‘unconscionable’

DEAR EDITOR: This area has thrown countless dollars away on consultants to find new ways to bring revenue to the Valley. We now have the opportunity to bring new revenue to the Valley via the Norman Rockwell collection, and the Butler Institute of American Art wants to throw the new revenue ...

Commission report must be released

DEAR EDITOR: On July 5, 2018, Trumbull County Planning Commission Executor Director Trish Nuskievicz authored a letter in which she made serious baseless allegations against me personally and the Trumbull County Engineer’s Office and staff. Thereafter, the letter was read into the ...

Tim Ryan never forgot Karl Hoerig

DEAR EDITOR: After 12 long years, justice was finally served in Trumbull County. Maj. Karl Hoerig’s murderer has been found guilty. I felt such a sense of relief hearing this news last week. I still remember that moment in 2007 when I heard that Karl had been shot and killed. I was in ...

‘Drive it home’ and buying US vehicles

DEAR EDITOR: I am amazed that with the “Drive It Home” campaign and the daily news coverage on the idling of the Lordstown General Motors plant, in my mail this evening I received a solicitation from a Mahoning County Chevrolet dealership advertising “Happy New Year 2019, Featuring the ...

Do something for the people

DEAR EDITOR: I’m Harvey, a product of Youngstown’s North Side, forged mere blocks from where Cadillac once dwelt on Wick Avenue. The prosperity once seen in the Valley is gone. It has melted just as the snow that used to blanket the ground for large swaths of time in my youth. Our ...

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Every time it rains any great amount, Eagle Creek Road floods. This is a years-old problem. Why don’t the powers that be simply raise the road a couple of feet in that area? That must be less costly in the long run. I don’t understand why the people who live in this area put up with this ...

Butler decision must be reconsidered

DEAR EDITOR: I’m sure you’ve heard the controversy over the Butler Museum of American Art in Youngstown making the decision to decline the Boy Scouts of America’s fine art collection that includes 66 Norman Rockwell paintings. For over two years I’ve listened to conversations ...

Walkers forgotten during bad weather

DEAR EDITOR: I’m going to try to reach out for help, once again, for the children that have to walk on snowy main and side roads to school during these winter months. I have written letters and have made calls, but no one will listen. I live on Youngstown Road SE. I have three children I ...

Many marijuana questions linger

DEAR EDITOR: As the new year begins, a new industry rises in Ohio — the medical Marijuana industry with dispensaries opening across Ohio. Hundreds, if not thousands, will benefit from the bi-products of this plant, but some lingering questions really never were addressed. How long after ...

Arrest of Roger Stone was all for show

DEAR EDITOR: We had the arrest of the year last Friday. Twenty-nine FBI agents in body armor with automatic weapons arrested Roger Stone at his home in Florida in a pre-dawn raid. He was shackled, hand and foot, and taken off to jail. Can you believe CNN was there with lights and camera ...

Ending distribution of Narcan not answer

DEAR EDITOR: The Ohio daily death toll from opioid overdose ranks us as second-highest in the nation. Despite efforts to throw money at the problem, the death toll has increased to three times the amount reported a decade ago. Many lawmakers have made efforts to shape policy around health ...

Political correctness run amok at Butler

DEAR EDITOR: A Jan. 25 front page article in the Tribune Chronicle detailed the decision by the Board of Trustees of the Butler Institute of American Art to table a decision to accept an offer to house 66 original pieces of Norman Rockwell art. Their actions were supposedly taken because they ...

Appreciate Boy Scouts and Norman Rockwell

DEAR EDITOR: Beam me up, Scotty. There’s someone who doesn’t like Norman Rockwell, and I don’t want to be here anymore. Apparently, they don’t know that when you point a finger, there are three more pointing back toward you. How many thousands of Boy Scouts have there been? Give it ...

Who’s driving ‘Drive It Home’ campaign?

DEAR EDITOR: The recently announced closing of the Lordstown plant and the “Drive It Home” campaign response is yet another example of the Valley’s loss of the will to fight. For years, the United Auto Workers Local has been used as the public relations pimp and spokesperson by GM for ...

Ryan’s performance evaluation: mediocre

DEAR EDITOR: I believe politics is a lot like professional football — you have winners and losers, all skilled and talented. With the right game plan and execution, they all succeed. In football, we hope the Browns will succeed with a new coach and quarterback in the future. In politics, ...