Opinion

Orchids and Onions

Editorials

ORCHID: To all those who volunteered and attended the Fourth Annual Gala at the Kinsman House in Warren. More than 250 people attended the event this week to raise funds for the historic building that also houses the Warren Heritage Center.ORCHID: To Brookfield School officials, who this week ...

Shared services key to quality, efficiency

Editorials

Shared government services is a key to efficiency and quality.That's why we had endorsed the merger of Niles Health Department with that of Trumbull County, and why we now encourage Girard to follow suit.Girard City Council last week took the first step toward merging the city's health ...

Honor value of U.S. Constitution

Editorials

For more than two centuries, the Constitution has been the guarantor of our liberties as Americans. That has been possible only because our leaders, with rare exceptions, have been loyal to it.The late Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia felt very strongly about that. During his storied career, ...

Can Obama be taken seriously?

Editorials

Ho-hum. Another day, another meaningless warning from the American president. That may well have been Russian leader Vladimir Putin's reaction to the most recent complaint from President Barack Obama about Russian involvement in Syria.Moscow is sending new military equipment and troops to ...

We should do our part to protect dwindling wildlife

Editorials

With worry about the futures of some of the world's great animals - tigers, lions and elephants come to mind - fully justified, events in Rwanda during the past few years are more than nice to reflect upon. They also may be a model for conservation.In Rwanda, the mountain gorilla is making a ...

Pay close attention to Issue 3 concerns

Editorials

Ohioans should not, in effect, ignore the stench from Issue 3 on the November ballot, as a national advocate for legalization of marijuana advocates. Is decriminalizing dope really that pressing an issue, that voters should ignore the fact it is no more than a get-rich-quick scheme for a few ...

Pay close attention to Issue 3 concerns

Editorials

Ohioans should not, in effect, ignore the stench from Issue 3 on the November ballot, as a national advocate for legalization of marijuana advocates. Is decriminalizing dope really that pressing an issue, that voters should ignore the fact it is no more than a get-rich-quick scheme for a few ...

EPA rules may cost billions to economy

Editorials

Environmental Protection Agency officials are fond of rationalizing new schemes for draconian regulations by claiming they will save lives and protect millions of people from health problems such as asthma. Seldom are Americans prompted to think about the adverse health effects of EPA rules, ...

Conflict raises question on the ‘right person’

Editorials

An announcement from Secretary of State John Kerry this week was at once startingly cynical and depressingly typical of Washington.Kerry, reportedly in an attempt to deflect criticism of his agency's slow, incomplete responses to requests for public records, appointed a "transparency ...

How could we forget so quickly

Editorials

Fourteen years ago last week, Americans were brutally shocked out of our complacency regarding Islamic terrorism when organized murderers used aircraft in a massive attack on us.We learned quickly the assault had been mounted by al-Qaida terrorists who enjoyed a safe haven in Afghanistan, ...

Letters to the editor

Letters to the Editor

Random acts of kindness valuableDEAR EDITOR:I have lived in Warren for 17 years. I have played baseball at Burbank Park from 9 to 12 years old. The one thing I remember about Burbank Park was the pond at the park.The pond was inhabited by lots of different kinds of fish. Some neighbors and ...

Authority must not stray from the right path

Editorials

We understand and appreciate the importance of good personnel and even better administration.We are impressed by the desire of the Western Reserve Port Authority to utilize the tools it is expressly given by the Ohio Revised Code to help attract or provide financial assistance to business in ...

Columnists sought to share local insights

Editorials

The Tribune Chronicle is seeking four Trumbull County residents to serve as community columnists on the Opinion page.Everyone - young and old, men and women, white collar and blue collar, newcomers and old timers, all ethnic groups, all races, everyone - is encouraged to submit material for ...

Orchids and Onions

Editorials

ORCHID: To all those involved in the smooth transition that merged the Warren 911 dispatch center with that of Trumbull County. There were no major hiccups, all those workers who wanted to transfer jobs were welcomed, and the result will include a significant cost savings for the ...

Keep flags, patriotism flying high

Editorials

In the months immediately following the 9/11 attacks, local residents and, in fact, all Americans banded together to show the world their strength and courage.The pain was fresh and the reminders were relentless. It was a time when we all were adjusting to the constant fears. We learned to deal ...

Hill execution will mean justice served

Editorials

It was 30 years ago today that 12-year-old Raymond Fife was tortured and savagely murdered.The Warren boy had been riding his bike to a Boy Scout meeting in a wooded area near Palmyra Road SW when he was attacked by Danny Lee Hill, then 18, and Timothy Combs, then 17. Raymond was beaten, ...

State must surrender its public records now

Editorials

More and more, government officials at all levels seem to have adopted a new philosophy about laws requiring them to turn over public records when they are requested: Just say no. Then, prodded by promises to take them to court if they continue breaking the law, some officials drag their feet ...

Local columnists needed to express opinions

Editorials

The Tribune Chronicle is seeking four Trumbull County residents to serve as community columnists on the Opinion page.Everyone - young and old, men and women, white collar and blue collar, newcomers and old timers, all ethnic groups, all races, everyone - is encouraged to submit material for ...

State Issue 3 is about making it safe for monopoly

Editorials

Regardless of how much lipstick you put on a pig, it's still a pig. And no matter how loudly a pro-marijuana legalization group in Ohio howls about references to their plan granting a monopoly to a few investors, it's still a monopoly.Issue 3 on the Buckeye State's November election ballot ...

Thoughts from Warren doc

Community Columnists

Some time ago (July 1, 2014) I wrote a community column about a quadriplegic friend of mine, the late Sid Latcham. Almost immediately, Dr. Rolf Nissen wrote me a note that he, too, was a good friend of Sid's. He filled me in on Sid's later life, and I subsequently included that information in a ...