Letters to the Editor

Don’t fine taxpayers

DEAR EDITOR: I read with amusement Brian Pearson’s logic as to why we should oppose House Bill 410. Mr. Pearson explained in his letter on March 11 that HB 410 would reduce the monies local government receives from the state in the amount they receive from speed cameras. He went on to ...

Recovery homes not welcome in community

DEAR EDITOR: We’re all painfully aware of the opioid crisis and its toll on society. We have compassion for those caught in its grip, and we commend detox agencies for their efforts to make a difference. The purpose of this letter is not to criticize those good intentions but to question ...

Niles history could affect school levy

DEAR EDITOR: I am a Niles resident. I totally agree with your editorial of March 20 concerning much-needed and unreasonable delayed repairs to the Niles Fire Station roof. However, the problems in Niles run deeper. We have a history of corruption in Niles. The previous Mayor Ralph ...

Ridge Road repairs planned for summer

DEAR EDITOR: I’m responding to Jeff Cline’s letter on March 11, regarding the poor condition of Ridge Road south of King Graves Road. Ridge Road is a county road. The Vienna trustees had been in contact with the Trumbull County Engineer’s office as of last fall when it was determined ...

This week we honor our local physicians

DEAR EDITOR: We celebrate National Doctor’s Day this Friday, March 30. I want to recognize our physicians for their countless contributions to ensure quality care right here in our Valley. We’re committed to improving the overall health of those we serve in addition to providing ...

WYSU-FM worthy of your support

DEAR EDITOR: WYSU radio, which broadcasts from the campus of Youngstown State University at 88.5-FM, will begin its semi-annual, on-air fundraiser April 4. In addition to being an outlet for National Public Radio shows, the station carries a significant amount of local programming which merits ...

Protect our children

DEAR EDITOR: This is in response to the recent letter from Dennis Blank in which he voiced opposition to increased security in the form of weapons in our schools to protect our children. He cited enhanced background checks, closing gun show loopholes and banning assault weapons as an ...

Put new rules on gun purchases

Put new rules on gun purchases DEAR EDITOR: I don’t understand the unwillingness from our local, state and federal elected officials that a comprehensive background check is essential when purchasing a gun. Every reputable company in the state, as well as the rest of the country, insists ...

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, ...