Opinion

Shocking result from Brit vote

Editorials

BELFAST, Northern Ireland - "Shocked," ''surprised," ''stunned" were some of the words used by broadcasters, columnists, political "experts" and pollsters when a Conservative Party victory was forecast by exit polls on election night.Former Liberal Democrat Party leader Paddy Ashdown was so ...

Odds, ends from national beat

Editorials

Occasionally, I wonder whether I'm alone in some of my wonderings. Look at the claim that conservatives or Republicans have launched a war on women as a part of their overall mean-spirited agenda. In the case of mistreatment of women - or of anyone else - assault, rape and murder are about as ...

Hypocrisy inside Beltway should be no surprise

Editorials

The art of politics never ceases to amaze. It seems there are no traps quick enough nor strong enough to ensnare the astute politicians of today and our own U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan, D-Howland, has proven himself to be highly astute.Ryan has the uncanny ability to say and do the right things ...

Lax well oversight is not acceptable

Editorials

It is being suggested the government should place new restrictions on the natural gas industry, to prevent public safety and pollution problems. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, of wells is a concern.But why should a major gas well pollution problem - the government - be trusted to handle new ...

Safe, permanent storage is needed for waste

Editorials

Radioactive waste will not go away, as much as President Barack Obama tries to ignore the problem. Nearly one-fifth of the electricity generated in the United States comes from nuclear power plants.During the past four decades, the plants have produced nearly 72,000 metric tons of used ...

Letters to the editor

Letters to the Editor

Where have all the mothers gone?DEAR EDITOR:It breaks my heart as I read in the newspaper and watch the news of how children are needlessly being killed. Often at the hands of a parent, a mother often times than not. Children (girls in particular) are running amok due to lack of guidance. The ...

Retire-rehire should be eliminated

Editorials

Changes in law to state pension programs is making it more lucrative for many public employees to retire now, rather than later, and begin collecting their pensions.However, many of those workers simply aren't ready to retire yet.Considering they are on the payroll supported by local taxpayers, ...

Orchids and Onions

Editorials

ORCHID: To Albert Rich, who was honored posthumously with a Bronze Star this week for his service in World War II. An orchid also goes to his family for their pursuit of the honor and to U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan's office for his assistance.ORCHID: To the new inductees into the Warren High Schools ...

Harassment by the IRS needs more attention

Editorials

Just one Internal Revenue Service official lost her job over harassment of non-profit organizations for political reasons, to our knowledge. That was Lois Lerner, who was not fired but instead retired.But the agency has taken "significant actions" to prevent such political use of the tax ...

U.S. credibility failing in foreign lands

Editorials

Officials in President Barack Obama's administration have become worried about military intervention in Yemen by a coalition led by Saudi Arabia, it was reported this week. Secretary of State John Kerry may visit Saudi Arabia to discuss U.S. concerns "and explore new strategies to end the ...

Reducing council size makes sense

Editorials

Warren elected leaders should set an example in cost-cutting by reducing the number of ward council members.Under the argument presented by Councilman John Brown Jr., council's size would be reduced from 10 members to seven. While at-large members would remain at three, Brown proposes cutting ...

Planting season begins; help near

Community Columnists

Hello, Tribune Chronicle readers. So very glad that May is here. Hopefully, our April showers bring May flowers and lots of warmer and drier weather. A lot of progress was made in the fields over the past 10 days. This was a great way to start May.Today, I would like to offer information on a ...

Online checkbook equals fiscal transparency

Editorials

Ohioans have a right to know how government officials are spending their money - and not just at the state and federal levels. State Treasurer Josh Mandel would like to help Buckeye State residents learn more about how municipal councils, county commissions, boards of education and other local ...

Make your voice heard by voting

Editorials

Yet again, Election Day has arrived. And yet again, poll workers and election officials today are expecting a scant turnout.Sadly, the director of the Trumbull County Board of Elections said she believes not even 20 percent of those registered to vote will cast their ballots in this ...

Remembrances for Mother’s Day

Community Columnists

Sometimes we think of the stereotypical mom as that little old lady in the purple dress that wears a tiny purple pillbox hat with a fake daisy on it standing up like a periscope. We're going to celebrate Mother's Day Sunday, and I'd like to put the lie to some of our preconceived notions about ...

Heroin cases need timely, uniform reporting

Editorials

Throughout the Ohio Valley, people are dying after overdosing on heroin or other illegal drugs. Yet, though drug abuse has become a leading public health challenge, it is impossible to get numbers on the devastation it is wreaking.Ohioans can find out how many people in the United States ...

Letters to the editor

Letters to the Editor

CHIP program here to helpDEAR EDITOR:President Obama recently signed legislation reauthorizing funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program, known as CHIP, here in Ohio. This program offers health insurance coverage to children from families with low to moderate incomes.Since 1997, CHIP ...

Commissioners made correct decision on tax

Editorials

Trumbull County residents packed the house at two recent public hearings to address the topic of a county sales tax increase being considered by Trumbull County commissioners.Resident after resident marched to the microphone to voice strong opposition to the possibility of commissioners voting ...

Orchids and Onions

Editorials

ORCHID: To the United Way of Trumbull County for its plans to provide basic financial education and increase access to free income tax preparation for Trumbull County residents as part of its newly announced Partnership for Financial Empowerment.ORCHID: To Marvin Gordon of Warren, who was ...

Background check system dangerously unreliable

Editorials

School systems use Ohio's criminal background check system to ensure they are not hiring someone who may be a danger to children. Police officers rely on it to alert them when they have stopped people who may be a threat to them. Employers utilize it to guard against job applicants who may plan ...