Opinion

Orchids and Onions

Editorials

ORCHID: To Howland High School seniors Ryan Jones and Leah Pollifrone, who coordinated the idea, and to all the other Howland students who volunteer in the "You've Got a Friend in Me" club. The organization matches athletes and honor students to students with special needs in an effort to ...

Missiles and nuclear deal

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It seems like only yesterday - and in diplomatic terms it was - that the Obama administration and Democrats in Congress were assuring us the nuclear deal with Iran was something to celebrate, as one might laud the winning of a Nobel Peace Prize.More sober thinkers, fearing Tehran would never ...

Creativity needed to stop bleeding

Editorials

No one ever hopes to see fees go up for users of a public facility, but frankly Niles $176,000 annual subsidy to operate the Mayor Ralph A. Infante Wellness Center needs to end, and it seems a rate increase was inevitable.The municipality has approved increasing the fees by 25 percent as part ...

Hope dwindles for energy independence

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There will be no drilling for oil or gas anywhere off the 2,069 miles of the U.S. Atlantic coastline, President Barack Obama has decreed.In one fell swoop, Obama has closed a major avenue Americans might have followed toward energy independence. He did it to protect the environment, he ...

Preparedness for North Korea remains a concern

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U.S. officials cannot say - or at least, will not - whether North Korea has managed to miniaturize nuclear weapons enough to use them as missile warheads. If that has occurred, it is an extraordinarily serious threat to world peace.North Korean officials claim they have built a nuclear device ...

Packard board should have been involved

Editorials

The Packard Board should have been involved in negotiating the contract between the city of Warren and JAC Management Group to operate Packard Music Hall, according to court documents filed last week in Trumbull County Probate Court.Because members of the board were not included, they should ...

Do your part on important Election Day

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Election officials in Trumbull County have been calling the early voter turnout "sluggish" so far, and we are hopeful that is no reflection of what is to come today.Across Trumbull County, more than 8,600 voters so far have cast their ballots for today's primary, along with more than 11,000 in ...

State testing methods need closer look

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Many Ohio students who took the last round of state standardized tests online, with computers, may have been operating at a handicap.An administrator at the Amherst school district in northern Ohio used information from more than 420 systems throughout the state to determine that. He found that ...

Iran must be taken seriously

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On Wednesday, Iran test-fired two missiles. Painted on both, in Hebrew, was the phrase, "Israel must be wiped out."Iranian leaders have said they will proceed developing medium- and long-range missiles capable of hitting Israel, as well as other U.S. allies in the region.Such development does ...

Letters to the editor

Letters to the Editor

Look at first-lady candidate alsoDEAR EDITOR:Melania Trump has posed nude in GQ Britain, and that merits no mention from you or "the press" in general.Why is she getting a pass? Why is there not a word about this potential first lady of the United States?Michelle Obama was excoriated by the ...

Needle swap programs not the answer

Editorials

When injection drug users share needles to support their illegal habit, it promotes the spread of HIV, and Hepatitis B and C.Blamed in part on the growing heroin epidemic and needle sharing, Hepatitis C infection rates, in particular, have seen drastic increases in Trumbull County. Hepatitis C, ...

Orchids and Onions

Editorials

ORCHID: To Riki Kaiser, the Bloomfield Middle School student who this week won the Tribune Chronicle Spelling Bee and who will go on to represent the area in May in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. Orchid, also, to all local spellers in Monday's event. They all are ...

Letters to the editor

Letters to the Editor

Hlaudy best GOP candidate for state repDEAR EDITOR:I am writing to share with Republican voters my endorsement of Richard Hlaudy for 64th District State Representative. As Trumbull County GOP Chairman, I have had the unique opportunity to work closely with both Richard Hlaudy and his opponent, ...

Polivka should get nod for commissioner

Editorials

Longtime Trumbull County Commissioner Dan Polivka has earned the Democratic nomination to keep his seat in next week's primary.Polivka, of Warren, has served the county in his current post since 2004.Among his most recent accomplishments is his work to make Trumbull County more business ...

No decision in Joyce-Lynch race

Editorials

U.S. Rep. David Joyce, the Republican who represents the northern tier of Trumbull County and other parts of northeastern Ohio in the state's 14th Congressional District, has proven little to us about his ability as a mover and shaker on projects to benefit our area.But arguments made by his ...

Letters to the editor

Letters to the Editor

Holmes not right for state repDEAR EDITOR:I'm not sure Glenn Holmes is the right candidate for Ohio's 63rd state representative. I have been a resident of McDonald for many years and the overall appearance of the community has steadily declined. Houses are not being maintained, ordinances are ...

Cleveland PD is correct to be prepared

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Perhaps it is a reflection of the rough-and-tumble process Republicans are enduring as they attempt to pick a nominee for president, but for whatever reason, Cleveland police are expecting trouble when the GOP holds its national convention in that city this summer.City officials plan to buy ...

Worry about cyber-security, not decoding it

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If you have used the Internal Revenue Service's computerized program to obtain copies of your old tax returns, there is an excellent chance criminals have personal information about you. It has happened to more than 700,000 taxpayers, the IRS admitted recently.It was known about a year ago that ...

Ryan deserves Democratic nomination

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Democratic voters should back incumbent U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan, D-Howland, in Tuesday's primary over his challenger, John Stephen Luchansky.Ryan has served his constituents in the 13th Congressional District well. His seat on the powerful House Appropriations Committee, which controls ...

Niles tax endorsed with a hitch

Editorials

It's a hard pill to swallow when a community like Niles is forced to resort to the taxpayers to cover financial shortfalls triggered largely by poor management.It's even harder when plans laid out to cut spending are passed over by the city's administration. In this case, Niles Mayor Tom ...