Letters to the Editor

City of Warren is not a charity

DEAR EDITOR: Given the roller coaster ride that has been Warren City Council’s and the city administration’s dealings with the Community Development Block Grant money, handing over around $100,000 to non-profits, will they be smart enough to not promise any money to groups in 2018? CDBG ...

Bad ideas from Niles officials

DEAR EDITOR: The people of Niles are getting exactly what they keep voting into office. You have a mayor who can’t even feel the knife in his back. He keeps listening to the councilman-at-large who chaired the finance committee for about 20 years. If he had done his job, Niles may not be ...

Organizing to beat injection wells

DEAR EDITOR: It’s unconscionable and unreasonable for the state to expect oil and gas industry class II injection wells could co-exist in urbanized, populated locations. Collateral consequences are earthquakes, lightning strike fires, spills, home devaluers, well-water contamination and ...

Equal justice for equal crimes

DEAR EDITOR: Justice? Are you kidding me? There are two high-profile murder cases in Trumbull County involving teenagers, one got a slap on the wrist and a year in jail, the other they want to try as an adult and throw under a bus. Bresha Meadows killed her father while he slept, she should ...

Let’s make steel great again

DEAR EDITOR: Of course we are proud and excited that President Trump made a return visit to the Valley, and we gave him a great Valley welcome. Before winning the White House, Donald Trump crossed Ohio with a clear message that resonated with voters in the Buckeye State and the nation. ...

Update from Warren’s auditor

DEAR EDITOR: This is a 2017 mid-year Warren finance department update. The City of Warren started 2017 in a stronger operating position than anticipated one year ago. While the first quarter saw a lackluster beginning to the year, strong revenue in the second quarter has kept the city’s ...

Tighten rental home regulations

DEAR EDITOR: Front porch sitting; the image conjures a Norman Rockwell painting when neighbors knew each other and respected the sanctity of the neighborhood. Unfortunately for many Warren residents, the scenario lamented by Mr. Frederick H. Taddei in his July 16 letter is all too ...

Enough taxes are enough in Niles

DEAR EDITOR: I have a question about the Niles Board of Education wanting to place a levy on the November ballot. How much money are the citizens of Niles supposed to give up in taxes? The school board decided we needed all new schools and a new football field to the tune of several thousand ...

Niles leadership still to blame

DEAR EDITOR: The city of Niles’ futile attempt to recover from its financial problems has been well publicized. When one looks at the management leadership, it is clear why this recovery is not happening. The current mayor “flip flops” on decisions without any knowledge of either side ...

New policies will grow America

DEAR EDITOR: During the 1920s, our region was second only to Pittsburgh in the quantity of steel production. We’ve seen good times and hard times, but we’ve always persevered. The Youngstown-Warren area has seen recent economic revitalization and we at the Youngstown-Warren Regional ...

Increased military comes at a cost

DEAR EDITOR: The Donald Trump administration is pushing for a massive increase in the Pentagon’s budget, but spending on war already takes up more than half of all federal discretionary funds and a fifth of total federal spending. How big is the American military? The Pentagon employs ...

Letters to the editor – Warren neighborhood sliding into decline

DEAR EDITOR: We’ve lived on Belmont Avenue NW, Warren, for 30 years and have seen a lot of people come and go. My wife and I have worked hard to raise two boys and to earn what we have today. The problem is slum landlords and people that don’t have a clue. We keep our property up and ...

Letters to the editor – Democrats illogical in support of illegals

DEAR EDITOR: Only in Washington will you find politicians so wrapped up in themselves, their party and crazed ideology that they won’t come together to pass legislation for safety of the American people. Though the House passed two common-sense, safety-focused bills June 29, it’s beyond ...

Letters to the editor – It’s time we support President Trump

Dear Editor: When are the American people going to stand up and say “enough is enough?” Enough of these investigations that have no substance or evidence of wrongdoing; enough of the progressive liberals grandstanding, obstructing, subverting and undermining the agenda of this newly ...

Changes from the heart

DEAR EDITOR: Cal Thomas’s column, “Religious left’s Second Coming” published in the June 17 Tribune Chronicle was spot on. I agree with his comment, “If repairs were to be made, they must come from transformed human hearts, not Washington.” My question to readers is if you ...

Bad time for Medicaid changes

DEAR EDITOR: For many months there has been extensive coverage of the opiate epidemic and of the toll that heroin, fentanyl and other drugs are taking in communities like ours. According to the Columbus Dispatch, at least 4,149 Ohioans died from unintentional drug overdoses in 2016 and, ...

Priorities for Warren’s future

DEAR EDITOR: In coming together to develop a plan for the Fund for Warren’s Future, or FWF, Mayor Doug Franklin and I have two goals to achieve. The first is to increase the city’s economic development activities, but of equal importance is the goal of bringing the entire city ...

TCSO wrong for airport security

DEAR EDITOR: Vienna Township has a reason to be extremely angry with the Western Reserve Port Authority’s decision to transfer its longtime contract for security at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport from Vienna Township Police to the Trumbull County’s Sheriff’s Office. It can ...

Republicans usurp power

DEAR EDITOR: I am sick to death of bipartisan bickering on issues that affect all Americans, and I am placing the blame solidly on the Republicans who now control the House and Senate. Our congressman, Tim Ryan, has assured his constituents that many Republicans have good ideas — but ...

Bi-partisan hypocrisy

DEAR EDITOR: While I agree that it was an awful thing for Kathy Griffin to have done because it’s unacceptable to direct such horrible things at anyone, it leads me to ask questions. This president has leveled attacks, both political and personal, at many, many things. He has ...