Letters to the Editor

Presidents aren’t meant to be above the law

DEAR EDITOR: There is a disturbing argument from people on both sides of impeaching Trump. They say it is a political move and not a move for justice. The ridiculous argument that a sitting president can’t be indicted means that there is no equal treatment under the law. And setting the bar ...

Why so much hatred toward Trump?

DEAR EDITOR: This president and his family are being besieged, vilified and mocked 24/7. The hatred runs its course through the Deep State, circulates among political communist-leaning Democrats and is dispersed to the general public, which depends on sound bites from those who hate the ...

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What a sad day when our school board sits back and says a ticket received by a principal isn’t a factor in her job performance. Initially it wasn’t, but then she thought she was above the rules. She is responsible for all that happened. Her job performance, which includes setting an ...

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Here we are in the middle of a polar vortex and it is difficult to find ice melt for our sidewalks, fire starters and wood bricks for the fireplace, and all the necessary items we need to get through the winter. What are we finding in retail stores? Grills for summer picnics, bicycles, summer ...

Snow removal failure about managing assets

DEAR EDITOR: As a former councilman, I became aware 10 years ago why Warren’s snow removal lags all others. During my first heavy snowfall as councilman, I left my house and discovered Crescent Drive was barely passable, but when I got to Perkinswood and Garfield streets, the roads were ...

Trump unknowingly manipulated by others

DEAR EDITOR: Watching the Joe Scarborough show, I heard a very disturbing comment on Jan. 10, 2019. Michael Steele, a former chairman of the Republican party said, “Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus warned us that this president was coming in to destroy institutions, individuals and things ...

Americans drinking the Trump Kool-Aid

DEAR EDITOR: President Trump is now concocting his Kool-Aid as his high rollers are gambling in Washington. America is now being held for ransom over a border wall. Threats are being made by our President — if $5.7 billion to build a wall isn’t approved in the spending bill — to close ...

Government should punish General Motors

DEAR EDITOR: Donald Trump told a lot of people that the American auto industry was coming back. He said there are many companies moving back into the United States. They’re opening up car plants all over the country. As usual, there is no proof to back up his boasts. Soon after GM ...

Sometimes spanking children is necessary

DEAR EDITOR: Is spanking children good or evil? Every child is different. I’ve raised and helped raise many. Some children respond to timeouts and having their toys taken away. Some children respond to lost privileges (grounding), but some only respond to a swift smack on the backside. ...

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As U.S. Rep. Steve King has been removed from serving on several committees in Washington from making remarks that were offensive, I suggest Rep. Ilhan Omar from Minnesota be taken off the Foreign Relations Committee, appointed by Speaker Pelosi, and disciplinary action be taken against her for ...

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The City of Warren should really be ashamed of itself! The streets were terrible even after the half-hearted effort to clean them. Not only were the side streets a mess, the main streets were terrible! SHAME! Just wasting our tax dollars. — Warren Should NFL penalties be reviewable? In a ...

Warren principal is disrespectful

DEAR EDITOR: As a mother and grandmother living in the Warren City School District, I am appalled that our superintendent had a police officer escorted out of Jefferson school when it’s the principal who should have been removed for breaking the law. As Principal Boyer stated, she broke ...

Ohio bill attacks freedom of speech

DEAR EDITOR: I do not agree with the Jan. 6 Tribune Chronicle column by Brenda J. Linert titled “Lawmakers could limit Ohio ballot initiatives.” I see this as a bill to obstruct citizens’ rights to petition their government and move to action through the balloting process. I see this ...

Compromise and re-open government

DEAR EDITOR: I do not understand why the Republican Party has not tried to work with the Democrats to get the government open. People are hurting in this country right now because of the shutdown. Our national parks are overflowing with trash and the Joshua trees have been cut down by ...

Why no tornado warning on Jan. 8?

DEAR EDITOR: Saturday’s article about the shutdown and the weather put me in a state of quandary. On Jan. 8, the weather service from Pittsburgh issued a tornado warning for Mercer County, over the radio. Trumbull County warnings are issued from Cleveland. No warning from under-staffed ...

We can overcome Youngstown violence

DEAR EDITOR: In Youngstown in 2018 there were more homicides than over the past several years. This is unacceptable, and it’s time the people stood up and said enough is enough. But how are we to achieve this? The Youngstown mayor has promised more police presence in problem areas, but ...

Update on finances in the City of Warren

DEAR EDITOR: A financial review of 2018 fourth quarter shows Warren’s general fund collected $7,539,646 while total general fund expenses equaled $6,809,289. Year 2018 saw a monthly revenue average of $2.45 million and a monthly expense average of $2.2 million. Revenue from ...

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Tim Ryan touts that the president and Senate own this shutdown. They may own it, but the Dems’ resistance caused it. Why was it OK five years ago that 34 Democrats were for a wall and now they’re not? These same Dems are still in office. Chuck and Nancy are two of them. If Dems were ...

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Due to the growing popularity of this column, more “Sound off!” submissions will be published in the Sunday Tribune Chronicle. The principal at Jefferson School should have her own designated parking space. She should also pay her fine and strive to be a better role model ...

Stop the blame for government shutdown

DEAR EDITOR: I am insulted daily by the statements made by the elected members of the U. S. Congress and I fervently hope every other American is insulted as well. The members of Congress must believe “we the people” are a bunch of uneducated fools. “We the people” know the ...