Opinion

Why are two rifle ranges necessary?

Editorials

It was announced recently that $7.4 million has been included in the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2019 that will be used to expand training capabilities at the Ohio National Guard’s Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center with a new ...

Hard work shouldn’t cause discrimination

Editorials

As we celebrate Independence Day this week, some Americans will reflect not just on the political significance, but also on our ideals as a people. One of them is that individual initiative is rewarded. Not really, as Asian Americans in some places have learned. Hard work and dedication by ...

Drug crisis data should be accessible

Editorials

West Virginia is ground zero for the drug abuse epidemic, with an overdose death rate far beyond any other state. No. 3 in the nation is Ohio, however (New Hampshire is second), and Buckeye State residents deserve to know how the situation got so dire. A recent study restricted to deaths from ...

Dangerous fracking waste bills considered

Community Columnists

By Ted Auch and Teresa Mills Guest columnists This is an open letter aimed at all advocates for House Bill 578 whose title indicates it would establish 300- foot setbacks for new injection wells and require that municipal corporations or townships where waste is disposed to be paid 37.5 ...

GM should rethink plans for Mexico

Editorials

General Motors’ decision to build the new Chevy Blazer SUV in Mexico, announced the same time that hundreds of permanently laid-off workers were walking out of the Lordstown plant for the last time, is no less than appalling. GM last week announced its plans to bring back the Chevrolet ...

Five dead, but Md. newspaper will prevail

Brenda J. Linert

It was Thursday evening, just hours after the targeted carnage that unfolded inside the Capital Gazette newsroom, a place where news is reported — not where it’s supposed to be made — and the Annapolis, Md., newspaper tweeted this: “Yes, we’re putting out a damn paper ...

Trump dividing the nation

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: This is in response to an article that was in Sunday, June 24, Tribune, “Trumbull women revisit Trump.” Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but let’s talk fact vs. fiction, “fake news” as Trump says. Fact: Trump and his administration separated children from ...

Defend health coverage

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: During the entirety of 2017, the GOP Congress sought to repeal the Affordable Care Act, ACA, at every turn. Throughout, even as they introduced and voted on proposals that would spike premiums and leave millions uninsured, there has been almost universal agreement on one thing ...

Trump runs US as business

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Former President Barack Obama took lying about the Iran deal to new heights. First he went through Congress telling them about it when he finished the deal. This is why it was never set in stone as law. He told them this so-called treaty would not allow Iran to access U.S. ...

Orchids and Onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To Hubbard area Girl Scouts from Service Unit 811, who created a memorial garden at Harding Park. Scouts from Hubbard, Liberty and Brookfield will use the garden to grow vegetables and herbs for the St. Patrick Church food pantry. What a wonderful project! • ONION: To Anthony P. ...

Disagreement is OK, if done with civility

Editorials

Florists and bakers who decide their religious beliefs are not compatible with selling their wares to gay couples planning weddings are derided roundly by liberals. That, the liberals insist, is intolerable discrimination. Refusing to serve a restaurant customer because she happens to work ...

Exploring sharing is sensible

Editorials

Sometimes we hear of instances where one governmental entity is eager to find ways to save money by merging or sharing resources with neighboring communities or school districts only to find out the neighbors or workers and unions strongly oppose the idea. Such was the case when Liberty ...

Bureaucracy contributes to absurdities

Editorials

How nice it would be to believe President Donald Trump’s plan to reorganize the federal government will result in more efficiency and less bureaucratic stupidity. Most Americans have had enough exposure to federal agencies to believe an improvement has occurred when they see it, ...

Universities wrong to stay silent on probe

Editorials

Give The Ohio State University officials credit for handling a sex abuse scandal the way it ought to be done — openly, with apparent concern for victims, and an intensive effort to get the whole truth. One wonders why that approach does not seem to appeal to everyone. A few months ago, it ...

Immigration issue affects all Americans

Editorials

Last week’s workplace raid by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, that netted dozens of arrests in Salem in Columbiana County should serve as a strong reminder that this hotly debated topic is not just an issue facing states like Florida and Texas. As was proven last week, ...

The effects of bias in FBI must be probed

Editorials

Among the more intriguing and disturbing bits of information uncovered by the U.S. Justice Department inspector general looking into questions about political bias was a revelation — to the public, at least — regarding an FBI attorney. Much of the attention focused on the IG’s report ...

Recycling may be about to get more costly

Editorials

The time for Americans to be honest about “recycling” may have arrived. Thank the Chinese for forcing us into a discussion we should have had years ago. Millions of Americans separate materials such as paper and plastic from their garbage, placing the items in recycling bins. Then, ...

The workplace is no place for improper jokes

Editorials

If claims made by former Trumbull County Engineer’s Office employee Ken Kubala in a sexual harassment lawsuit against his former employer are true, county Engineer Randy Smith has some serious answers to provide. While we suspect there may be political motivation behind the suit filed by ...

Stop kicking immigration can down road

Brenda J. Linert

The ongoing issue of illegal immigration is in the forefront of all Americans’ minds. And by “ongoing issue,” I don’t mean just the hot button topic that has been in the news recently. No, I mean going on and on and on. Last week, Republican congressional candidate Chris DePizzo ...

All nations must improve goals for environment

Editorials

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s timing in lambasting President Donald Trump for pulling the United States out of the Paris climate accords could have been better. On Tuesday, Merkel, saying climate change is “a fact,” called Trump’s decision “very regettable.” Just days ...