Opinion

Hard work pays off for local speller

Editorials

For the second time in three years, Jeremy Slywczak, a student at Badger Middle School, has earned our congratulations for taking home the trophy for the 28th annual Tribune Chronicle Scripps National Spelling Bee last week. This year, it took 14 rounds for Slywczak, 14, to win by correctly ...

Enemies never should wear same uniform

Editorials

Arizonan Martha McSally spent 26 years in the military, becoming the first female Air Force pilot to fly in combat. She went on to a successful career in politics, leading her to the U.S. Senate. Clearly, she is a strong woman. Yet she was shaken deeply, as she participated in Wednesday’s ...

Gas tax hike shows DeWine is a RINO

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Gov. Mike Dewine is in office a few weeks and already he wants to raise taxes — 65 percent in gas taxes, no less. I am a solid Republican voter, but I have to hold my nose and vote at times. Kasich had his own issues and continues to be a thorn in the side of conservatives, and ...

Use rainy day fund for roads, not gas tax hike

Editorials

New Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine wants legislators to increase fuel taxes by 18 cents per gallon, up from the current 28 cents. He also suggests linking the tax to the consumer price index, so when the cost of living goes up, so will the gas tax — indefinitely and with no cap. Representatives in ...

Take steps to adjust to daylight saving time

Community Columnists

Daylight saving time began at 2 a.m. today when it was once again time to “spring forward” by setting clocks ahead one hour. The time change, which costs you an hour of sleep, can impact your circadian rhythm, causing you to be sleepier on your Monday morning commute, and thus, affect road ...

Do we really need a House vote to get along?

Brenda J. Linert

Much national media coverage in recent weeks has focused on the splintering of the Democratic Party in Washington and the challenges Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi faces in controlling her new younger generation of lawmakers, mostly women and minorities, who have demonstrated they are ...

Support all people who are losing their jobs

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: The support from the surrounding communities and local and state politicians for the laid-off General Motors employees was wonderful But I haven’t seen the same support and concern for countless other people losing their jobs. Businesses such as Sears, Dillards, Toys R Us and ...

Suggestions for safety on state Route 82

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I believe there are several ways to cut traffic accidents at the intersection of Howland-Wilson Road and state Route 82, other than making a cul de sac on two sides of Howland-Wilson Road. These ways would be less expensive, could be implemented quicker and seems to me to be ...

Cohen allegations serious, disturbing

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: This is in reference to your editorial titled “Allegations are serious, disturbing.” I have changed the name in the editorial from Jussie Smollett to Donald Trump. It seems some of Donald Trump’s fellow Republicans in Congress have chosen to give him their unqualified ...

Sound off!

Letters to the Editor

Approximately 50 years ago during turbulent times there was a saying “America, love it or leave it.” All want-to-be socialists, communists, fascists, etc., should consider doing this. All the people who promised to leave if Trump was elected would then make room for those people trying to ...

Sound off!

Letters to the Editor

Henry Ford had a great idea: Build a car almost everyone could afford. His sales pitches were, “You can order the Model T in any color you want, as long as it’s black.” Apparently AOC has taken Henry’s philosophy to a new level. Her pitch is “You can buy any car you want as long as ...

Orchids and onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To the mystery person who realized the symbolic significance of the last Lordstown-built Chevrolet Cruze and made arrangements to keep the car here in the Mahoning Valley. The car is important, and the quick thinking will be appreciated by the membership of United Auto Workers Local ...

Understanding title terms

Community Columnists

What is a title search? What is title insurance? The custom in our market area, the Mahoning Valley, and the counties it encompasses, is that a seller will guarantee his/ her respective title to the real estate he / she will be conveying to a new buyer is free and clear of liens and ...

Talk to your children about vaping risks

Editorials

His heart felt as if it would pound out of his chest, the 15-year-old boy told a resource officer at a high school in Ohio last week. The deputy called for an ambulance to take the student to a hospital. Two other boys, one 14 and the other 15, experienced similar distress. They saw the ...

Hold ‘spoofers,’ robocallers accountable

Editorials

Many of us have heard the phone ring, glanced down at the caller ID and seen the name and number of someone we know, answered the phone — and found ourselves talking to someone with a sales pitch or worse, a scam. It is called “spoofing,” and it enables the unscrupulous to get to us ...

Keep hope, resilience after GM

Editorials

General Motors Lordstown complex workers desperately want to believe the mettle of United Auto Workers Local 1112 President Dave Green in his steadfast hope for a future to our General Motors plant. “General Motors is going to put a product in that plant,” Green said this week with such ...

Voters are weary; find ways to cut

Editorials

What good is a five-year fiscal plan if no one in a school district is able to use it to forecast a looming shortfall that can put a district back in fiscal emergency within three years of being declared fiscally sound? Niles voters rightfully are growing weary of bailing out its local ...

Ask questions before agreeing to Space Force

Editorials

President Donald Trump continues to insist the United States needs an entirely new branch of the military, a Space Force. It is worth asking what on earth — or off it — that would accomplish. Trump seems to have watered his proposal down just a bit. Now, he is willing to have the Space ...

‘Old-fashioned’ skills remain important today

Editorials

Good news seems rare enough these days that when “an absolute miracle” occurs, it ought to be noticed. That is how Humboldt County, California, Sheriff William Honsal summed up the conclusion of a frantic search during the weekend. It seems that on Friday afternoon, Leia Carrico, 8, and ...

U.S. shows diplomacy, not naivete

Editorials

It may be time for North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un to try Plan B. His initial strategy in dealing with President Donald Trump — trying to get something for nothing — flopped badly. Trump and Kim held their second face-to-face meeting this week in Hanoi, Vietnam. But Trump departed ...