Opinion

Everyone wins with twin power plants

Editorials

Lordstown and Trumbull County stand to lose hundreds of high-paid construction jobs as well as dozens of permanent plant jobs, along with millions of dollars in revenue to the local school district and other tax revenue if a second local power plant project is lost. A dispute between the ...

The printed page can never be replaced

Brenda J. Linert

Tucked in the northwestern corner of the Tribune Chronicle’s second-floor newsroom in our downtown Warren headquarters is a small room that we in the news business affectionately call our “morgue.” Lining one wall are rows of wooden cubbies designated 1 through 31, corresponding with ...

JFS bonuses are not reckless

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I would like to address some comments made in the Jan. 7 Tribune Chronicle article “County leaders spar over bonuses.” Trumbull County Job and Family Services, or JFS, Director John Gargano was quoted that he was “still reviewing the department’s budget and may need ...

Cartoonist Muccio captured spirit

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Everyone should visit the Warren-Trumbull County Library. They will enjoy the mural in the entranceway painted by local artist Rick Muccio. All county educators should make it a target for field trips to downtown Warren. Mr. Muccio, who also is the editorial cartoonist for the ...

Public should not fund opioid fight

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Why are we going to provide billions of dollars for opioid addiction? This is a self-inflicted problem with those taking them. They care more about getting high than they do their own kids. Why not help those who paid their dues who are on Social Security and Medicare? Those on ...

Office of president deserves respect

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: America has never been so polarized or divided since the Civil War. As history has recorded, then-President Abraham Lincoln lost his life trying to keep the Union together. Whether you voted for President Donald Trump or candidate Hillary Clinton, the democratic system has ...

Warren year-end fiscal review

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: A 2017 financial year-end review shows that Warren’s general fund collected $26,609,948.10 in 2017, up from $24,823,795.88 in 2016. Total general fund expenses equaled $25,670,827.31, up from $24,726,934.35 in 2016. The first six months of the fiscal year saw a monthly revenue ...

Orchids and Onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To political newcomer Liberty Trustee Arnie Clebone for being aggressive in already broaching the subject of coordinating a forum among neighboring communities to explore collaboration and sharing services. • ONION: To Jessica DeMarco of Newton Township who this week pleaded ...

Cut all fat before going to voters

Editorials

If only the Niles Board of Education and Superintendent Ann Marie Thigpen had considered implementing the spending cuts they now are discussing before asking the public to consider an illogical and unrealistic 9.25-mill emergency operating levy in November, they might have saved the district, ...

Let’s hope real reform is on horizon

Editorials

Oprah Winfrey must have been pleased at the talk after her speech at the Golden Globes awards ceremony the other night. Who wouldn’t be flattered at widespread suggestions she ought to run for president? But if Winfrey is smart — and she is — she will wonder whether the message she ...

Protests are triggered only by Iran leaders

Editorials

Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad may have enjoyed a good chuckle over an Iranian official’s warning on Monday. Others familiar with the situation may have thought it less humorous. Iran has been wracked by anti-government demonstrations during recent weeks. On Monday, Foreign Minister Mohammad ...

Med device tax reason to repeal ‘Obamacare’

Editorials

If you happen to need an X-ray during a trip to the hospital, you may pay more than necessary for it because of the misnamed “Affordable Care Act.” The same goes for treatment utilizing many other types of health care equipment. Blame the on-again, off-again tax on medical devices. The ...

Congressman just got more distant

Editorials

The already distant congressman who represents our residents in northern Trumbull County just moved even farther away. Republican U.S. Rep. David Joyce, who represents the 14th Congressional District, announced last week he moved what was his closest office for his constituents here even ...

No Iranian repression is acceptable

Editorials

Iranians demanding both social and economic reform in their country have taken to the streets again. This time, U.S. leaders should not let them down. Massive demonstrations in Tehran and many other cities have been in progress for several days. In some ways, they appear to be a repeat of ...

Recognize law enforcement officers

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: This Tuesday, people across the nation will recognize National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. These brave men and women in blue who protect and serve our communities should be celebrated every day with the respect they so greatly deserve. The sacrifices made by law ...

Praise planners who will reopen Robins Theater

Editorials

Warren businessmen Mark Marvin and Ken Haidaris know that entertainment is a key to increasing foot traffic in downtown Warren and to help in the revitalization of the city. Economic development experts agree events showcasing America’s downtowns with music and food play an important role ...

Visions of arctic weather dance in our heads

Brenda J. Linert

Does anyone else wonder if meteorologists go out of their way to scare the pants off Americans with their forecasts? Arctic blast! Polar vortex! As if those terms aren’t already painting horrible enough images in our heads, now there’s Bomb Cyclone! Really? This week, for the first ...

Let commissioners do administrator job

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Let’s get this right. We have three Trumbull County commissioners paid about $80,000 each per year. Trumbull County is running low on money. Now they want to hire an administrator to do the job that we pay the commissioners $240,000 a year to do. Just maybe, if the three ...

Brace yourselves for the future

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I am extremely shocked at some of the letters you print and the uninformed people who send them to your paper. I’m quite sure they get the better part of their information from Breitbart, Fox News or some other right-wing source. They seem so unassuming or underinformed ...