Opinion

Trustee questions road levy length

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: There is much uncertainty regarding state sources of funding for local roads. For example, the state motor vehicle fuel tax increase will begin this July, possible increases exist in distributions of local government funds and a possible increase for townships through motor ...

207 years in, and we’re just getting started

Editorials

Today’s edition of the Tribune Chronicle is 207 years in the making. Your Tribune Chronicle can trace its roots back to the early 19th century when, on this day, June 9, in 1812, founder and editor Thomas D. Webb published the Western Reserve’s earliest recorded newspaper known as the ...

Returning to higher education is one answer to job loss

Community Columnists

There’s no question our community has taken more than its share of economic hits, most recently with the idling of the General Motors’ Lordstown Assembly Complex. You don’t need to have worked at GM-Lordstown to be reeling from its closure. Suppliers have seen orders drop, while big ...

Warren hiring story was unnecessary

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: What was the purpose and urgency of a Tribune Chronicle front page news story about the Warren auditor’s son getting a job? Were laws broken? Did someone file a complaint claiming favoritism or corruption? Even in this case, there are layers upon layers of separation ...

Lessons from Ohio’s In Demand jobs week

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: There are 236 in-demand occupations in which there are nearly 100,000 openings in Ohio. Many of those careers pay more than $50,000 a year and don’t require a bachelor’s degree. Earlier this month, as part of “In-Demand Jobs Week,” I met employers looking for people ...

Consumers pay for tariffs — not exporters

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: A tariff is a tax on imported goods. Despite what President Trump says, it almost always is paid directly by the importer (usually a domestic firm) and never by the exporting country. That means if a progressive tariff (tax) is placed on all Mexican goods imported to this ...

Removing rights not answer to gun violence

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: There has been another mass shooting in this country. Twelve people killed in the Virginia carnage. I’m sure all the anti-gun people will be beating their war drums to rid society of the evil of guns. Politicians will stand and make speeches. But we, as a nation, must move in ...

Case shows cycle of domestic violence

Brenda J. Linert

At age 20, she stands just 4-foot-11 and weighs less than 130 pounds. Her Trumbull County Jail booking photo shows the Warren woman’s heavily bruised face, including two blackened eyes. The charge filed May 26 against her is listed in the Warren Municipal Court file as obstructing official ...

Orchids and onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To TJX HomeGoods for its $500,000 donation to Lordstown Local Schools to help fund building safety improvements and construct a track athletic building to house a concession stand, restrooms and equipment storage. TJX continues to prove it wants nothing more than to be a good ...

Buyers want to know all about your home

Community Columnists

Sellers in today’s market are looking to make their homes more appealing to buyers. Besides having your home professionally staged, having your home professionally inspected is a benefit to both you and the buyer. A homeowner who has had a pre-home inspection takes the risk out of losing a ...

Hospital deaths show need for better monitoring

Editorials

Someone finally noticed something was wrong at the Mount Carmel Health System hospital near Columbus — but only after 25 people had died, allegedly because a doctor ordered they be given excessively large doses of a painkiller drug. Dr. William Husel has been charged with murder in the ...

Remember not just the day, but the meaning

Editorials

This week’s commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the invasion of France during World War II, is about much more than that single military campaign, important as it was. It is about understanding why it is fitting to view the generation of men and women who won the war and wrote ...

Dynasty only way to describe Flashes softball

Editorials

Dynasty is the only word, really, that can be used to describe what the Champion Golden Flashes softball team has accomplished in recent memory. Putting the crowning touches on that dynasty was winning the team’s third consecutive Division III state championship title Saturday by defeating ...

Looking back on lack of luxuries

Community Columnists

There are times when we go through difficult experiences. This spring has been one of those times for us. I lost a brother and sister within three weeks of each other. As you can guess, it leaves a void in my life. While my brother lived in Arizona, I could still pick up the phone and talk to ...

Make plans now to get students vaccinated by fall

Editorials

Decreasing numbers of children receiving important vaccinations before entering public school have become such a problem that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is trying to get a handle on the numbers. That is proving difficult, as there is no real mechanism for tracking ...

Protect those who report wrongdoing

Editorials

Whistleblowers — people who report wrongdoing in either the public or private sectors to the authorities — deserve protection from retaliation. But in Ohio, a 2013 Franklin County Court of Appeals ruling is viewed by many as having weakened such safeguards. A bill introduced in the state ...

Sex crime cases shouldn’t have time limits

Editorials

If they can escape justice for 20 years after sexually assaulting someone, rapists in Ohio are home free. Their victims are not. A statute of limitations in the Buckeye State bars prosecutions for rape more than 20 years after the offense was committed. Even if police and prosecutors know ...

Immigration immunity for all not logical

Editorials

No nation, especially one as attractive as ours in terms of liberty, safety and prosperity, can survive long without some firm policy on immigration. By definition, the “open borders” crowd refuses to accept that. So do those in favor of mass amnesty for illegal immigrants already in the ...

HB 6 is nothing but bailout bill

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Confusion exists on Substitute House Bill 6, so-called “Clean Air Program” that bails out FirstEnergy Solutions and eliminates Ohio’s truly “clean air” programs of Renewable Portfolio Standards and Energy Efficiency Standards. The problem stems from $2.4 million spent by ...

Need for rail commission questionable

Editorials

Shortcomings came to light when community leaders and owners of a large tract of industrial property last year attempted unsuccessfully to convince the federal Surface Transportation Board to block the abandonment of 14 miles of rail line proposed by CSX. It was May 2018 when CSX filed the ...