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I get so angry every time we have to pay our property taxes. Most of the money we pay goes toward schools, and in Warren, the schools still are receiving poor grades. Terrible! — Warren Frequent TV commercials are on Medicare advantage, and we receive five or six Medicare advantage ...

Orchids and onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To all the adoptive parents who have now officially welcomed new children into their lives following last week’s “Adoption Day” in Trumbull County Probate Court. Among the children legally adopted was the Trumbull County foster child previously known as “Jaime,” who gained ...

Tips to make fall easier

Community Columnists

It is hard to imagine a season prettier than the fall. For a brief fleeting time, the rich, bright colors of a burning bush in your yard or a hillside emblazoned with the foliage changing are satisfying and gorgeous — until you have to clean up those leaves. Fall also offers challenges to ...

Carry on the tradition of deceased vet

Editorials

Veterans Day should serve as a reminder of what those who served ensured for us: our freedom. But it should not be the only day we call that to mind. In fact, we Americans should offer thanks to our veterans every day, although especially on Veterans Day. In honor of this solemn day, ...

Crimes by clergy should be prosecuted

Editorials

It is clear to us that although knowledge of “credible” accusations of sexual abuse within the Youngstown Catholic Diocese existed for decades, church leaders decided among themselves that it would be preferable to handle these issues in-house rather than calling for outside criminal ...

Pick up campaign signs now before they turn to litter

Editorials

For weeks, small forests of signs promoting dozens of political candidates have been demonstrations of the vigor of our system of government. Now, they are just litter. Some candidates and their supporters started the process of picking up their signs Tuesday. It is pleasing to note that ...

Pay attention, slow down at school bus stops

Editorials

It really is a question about how much children mean to us. Are they precious enough for us to pay just a little bit of attention while we are driving? Not for some people — and that includes a few right here in our area. We doubt there is a school bus driver in our area who has not ...

It’s Election Day, do your duty and get to the polls

Editorials

For some Ohioans, today’s election is more important in many ways than if Buckeye State voters were helping to elect a president. Both on local candidates and issues and those affecting the entire state, critical decisions need to be made at the polls. It is not difficult these days to ...

An election quiz for people of Niles

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: Who is worse at doing their job for the people of Niles ä the city of Niles or the Niles schools? Start with city hall. The city is still under state control, so why did the city have a mausoleum built at $30,000 without the city council or the cemetery board knowing about ...

Dire effects could come with Issue 1

Editorials

In many ways, the most important decision Ohioans will make in the election Tuesday has nothing to do with candidates for public office. It will be whether to declare defeat in the war against substance abuse. A proposed amendment to the state constitution, Issue 1, is on the ballot. Its ...

Cordray, Brown and Ryan stand for jobs and health care

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: The unemployment rate throughout the country has reached 3.7 percent. Here in Trumbull County, the rate remains at 5.2 percent. We rank 84 out of 88 counties in the state. People believe the jobs that Trump promised will come, but they won't be materializing. Even worse, ...

Support Klammer for Appeals Court

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I am voting for Darya Klammer for Eleventh District Court of Appeals because we need her experience and integrity on our court. In her 20-year career, she has had a clean record as an attorney and magistrate. Her opponent previously has been sanctioned and fined. She has 15 years ...

DePizzo supports life

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: This letter is written with a simple purpose and without intention to change minds. This letter's purpose is to reach out to eligible to voters that believe the rights of unborn children are superior to one's right to choose. Congressional candidate Chris DePizzo has pledged ...

Vote ‘No’ on new Liberty Road Levy

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: The five-year road levy in Liberty Township is about to expire. I know because I helped lead the effort to get the last one passed. My motivation five years ago came due to several observations, chiefly, safety concerns, embarrassment and a hope that our trustees would assertively ...

It’s time to try something new in 13th District

Editorials

During his 16 years in Congress, U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan, D-Howland, said he’s won $300 million for local projects, fought issues like unfair trade, globalization that hurts the local economy and has been forward thinking in job creation by helping fund Warren’s Tech Belt Energy ...

Joyce should keep Congressional post

Editorials

We endorse Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. David Joyce of Bainbridge over his Democratic challenger Betsy Rader of Novelty for 14th Congressional District representative. Joyce has worked well across the aisle, and has prioritized economic growth through corporate tax reduction and combating ...

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Letters to the Editor

Should armed guards be at places of worship? This is the price in dollars, inconvenience and discomfort all pay living in a country that allows all to wield any kind of firearm. This state of affairs sponsored by a billion-dollar gun lobby that has bought and paid for a majority of our elected ...

Orchids and onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To the staff, students and administration at LaBrae Local School District for the amazing job they did in accommodating the many needs for the 13th District Congressional debate sponsored by the Tribune Chronicle this week in the LaBrae High School auditorium. Not only was it a ...

Stay healthy during cold, flu season

Editorials

It’s that time of year again: cold, flu, seasonal allergies — the “crud.” It seems as though there is constantly something going around, whether at school, work, church or even within families. As always during this season, there are a few things a person can do to reduce the chances of ...

Discourse that is civil is key today in politics

Editorials

After someone tried to send a bomb to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other Democratic political leaders, President Donald Trump’s reaction, as White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders emphasized, was that, “These terrorizing acts are despicable, and anyone responsible ...