Opinion

Terrorists are little more than cowards

Editorials

Islamic terrorists who slaughtered seven people in London last week probably would have killed more had it not been for several courageous people who fought back. Their stories are illustrative of the extremists’ mindset. One hero in a pub saw all three knife-wielding brutes stabbing a ...

Plan needed to combat Warren blight

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: There has been much conversation recently concerning blight and strategies to ameliorate it. While a regional council of governments concept may help address some specific larger scale problems, it does not seem to be the right model to address day-to-day blight issues facing ...

Commissioners fell short in instructing committee

Editorials

It’s ironic that the prosecutor’s legal opinion last week pointed out that improper action taken by the Trumbull County Citizens Budget Review Committee — created to help the county save money — could end up costing taxpayers forfeiture funds and lawyer fees if someone were to sue for ...

Sharing history of our Star-Spangled Banner

Brenda J. Linert

We published a news item last week about the dedication of a flag retirement pit in Champion’s Clarence Darrow Park. The project had been undertaken by Trumbull County resident and Eagle Scout candidate Blaine Helmuth, 18, to create a place where torn or tattered American flags could be ...

Increase sale tax only after cuts

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: The Trumbull County Budget Review Committee recommends that the Trumbull County commissioners do not raise the county sales tax unless 18 other recommendations are satisfactorily advanced. There is a high probability that advancing these 18 recommendations will take many years, ...

Theft of urns

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I would like to give an “ONION” to the individuals who stole cemetery urns from Fairview cemetery in Mesopotamia. We take pride in planting those urns every year to line the driveway of our cemetery where our loved ones and veterans lie in rest. The urns were ...

Dems look foolish

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I am sorry to say members of the Democratic Party have lost control of themselves and now have no common sense. The fundamentals of their party have been lost, misplaced or forgotten — jobs, education for our children, better, affordable health care and illegals in our ...

Reversal of fortune

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: The clarification on a recent Tribune Chronicle letters page was a good effort, but reality will never reverse the liberal mentality. Reality isn’t a part of liberals’ vocabulary. For weeks, liberals have stated Comey asked for millions of extra tax payer dollars to ...

Orchids and Onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To Blaine Helmuth who created a flag retirement pit, dedicated this week in Champion’s Clarence Darrow Park, as a way to respectfully retire and dispose of tattered American flags. The project was undertaken by Helmuth to earn his Eagle Scout Award. • ONION: To Niles city ...

Poor treatment of U.S. veterans must be fixed

Editorials

Is there no end to the dishonesty and shoddy treatment by bureaucrats at the Department of Veterans Affairs of those who honorably served our country? Apparently not. In late February, members of the Senate Judiciary Committee asked VA officials about how long veterans were kept waiting for ...

Keep record of public servants on the books

Editorials

Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge Peter Kontos recently ordered the criminal conviction records of former Warren police Officer Reuben Shaw to be sealed and expunged. The 2014 misdemeanor conviction on charges of theft and falsification, dereliction of duty and criminal trespass, were ...

All NATO members should pay fair share

Editorials

Last last month, after President Donald Trump suggested European countries should start paying their fair share of the cost of NATO, German Chancellor Angela Merkel lashed out at Americans. Europeans no longer can rely on other nations standing by them in times of military peril, Merkel said ...

Ohio must take next step to defeat increasing ODs

Editorials

Buckeye State residents should, perhaps, take some pride in knowing the American Medical Association calls Ohio the top state in the country, in terms of monitoring prescription drugs. The Board of Pharmacy’s Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System, established in 2006, has processed more than 24 ...

Never forget our allies and help when we can

Editorials

Our government should battle Islamic terrorists wherever they are, of course. But when they assault a people with whom we Americans have had a long friendship, our obligation becomes especially binding. Most terrorist attacks involve individuals or small groups of murderers. But a small army ...

Entertainer took political difference way too far

Editorials

It is one thing to disagree with a president’s policies or to dislike his personality. It is quite another to engage in the hysteria — and that is the appropriate word — that some have directed against President Donald Trump. Led by some entertainers and politicians, a few critics of ...

Why so fast on marijuana approval?

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I am incensed that Warren’s city council passed unanimously a resolution to a medical facility to grow medical marijuana in the city so quickly. I know the city was told that time was of the essence but I feel the taxpayers should have been allowed to vote on this issue. If ...

Secrecy raises questions on group’s purpose

Editorials

Members of the Trumbull County Budget Review Committee on Friday released the results of their toils in a seven-page report outlining where the committee thinks county commissioners can cut costs, generate more revenue and, in some cases, even spend more money. The 19 recommendations include ...

Welcome to summer; don’t travel far for fun

Brenda J. Linert

As I’m writing this, the sun is shining outside, the grass is green and the sky is very blue. For certain, summer has finally arrived. If you’re a regular Tribune Chronicle reader, you probably already have seen the 36-page Guide to Summer 2017 we published May 26. The special section, ...

Citizens’ welfare the focus of government

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Eastern Gateway College abruptly closed its doors, forcing students enrolled at the Warren site to travel to Youngstown or continue their education online. Trumbull County needs renovation of its jail for additional housing and better screening of the inmates. There are ...