Opinion

Good Neighbor letter thanks man in store

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Walking into the Howland Giant Eagle on Dec. 23, my two boys and I held hands through the busy parking lot. As we approached the gentleman ringing the bell for the Salvation Army, I handed each son the change from the bottom of my purse. They popped the coins into the bucket and ...

Orchids and Onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To all the communities, including Warren, that offer Christmas tree recycling this time of year. It’s a valuable service to both the residents and to the environment. • ONION: To Trumbull County Senior Levy Advisory Council member Niki Frenchko, who chairs the transportation ...

Writer grateful for family’s support

Letters to the Editor

LETTER OF FAITH DEAR EDITOR: I’m the same person who wrote the letter regarding Angels. I’d like to add a thing or two concerning families and their care for one another when they are following God’s will and are there for each other. I had surgery on my foot and just wanted to say ...

Be cynical of North Korean strategy

Editorials

There are very few sure bets in international relations. But one is that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has no intention of slowing his headlong drive to become a threat to world peace. In fact, it is highly unlikely Kim will make meaningful changes in any of his domestic or international ...

Guarantees needed with new position

Editorials

Commissioners should think hard about whether creating the new Trumbull County administrator position is the best way to go in their attempt to “save money.” As Commissioner Frank Fuda has pointed out, the added salary and benefits for this position could be counterproductive to the ...

Nominate a Community Star today

Editorials

It was 2002 when the Tribune Chronicle began seeking nominations of local people who deserve to be celebrated for volunteering their time, talents and abilities to make this community a better place to live and work. It’s hard to believe we are heading into the 17th season in which we seek ...

Technology could prevent tragedies

Editorials

It became clear almost immediately after an Amtrak train crashed in Washington recently that excessive speed was to blame. The train was traveling at 80 mph on tracks rated for 30 mph when it derailed, killing three people and injuring many others. National Transportation Safety Board ...

We must turn the tables on the bullies

Editorials

You may have seen the video posted on social media by the mother of Keaton Jones, 11, who attends a middle school near Knoxville, Tenn. In it, the little boy talks tearfully about being bullied in school. “Why do you find joy in taking innocent people and finding a way to be mean to them? ...

Social Security hike not all you think

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: The Social Security Administration made a big issue of the 2 percent increase that all Social Security recipients would get. They even said the average person would receive approximately $20. Well, lo and behold — I received $5 per month and the other $24 went into ...

Bid contract and demand open books

Editorials

City leaders must stand strong in continuing to reduce the public subsidy of Packard Music Hall, despite claims by JAC Management, the private company managing the hall, that $100,000 in city funds is insufficient. And if JAC is unwilling to proceed at that rate, then the city must publicly ...

Ruling could affect more than just betting

Brenda J. Linert

Sports betting is big business, especially at this time of year when dozens of college football teams are competing in bowl games, four of them are vying for a national championship title and NFL playoffs are about to begin. I’d venture to guess there probably is no bigger time of year for ...

Events of 2017 call for refocus

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: With 2017 coming to a fast close, we should review what has happened in the last year — mass shootings in Las Vegas, numerous church shootings and the ever rising death rate due to drug overdoses. It seems that society is going to heck in a hand basket. The solution is complex ...

Man reminded of McDonald of yore

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: The closing out of another year makes me recall how things have changed. I was raised in a small quiet village almost three quarters of a century ago. The story by Charles Dickens, “A Christmas Carol,” comes to mind. Everyone wanted to live in McDonald, a community that ...

America’s war is Left vs. Right

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: My leftist friends ask me if I’m bothered by Donald Trump’s lack of decorum or if his tweets are “beneath the dignity of the office.” I say conservatives have tried dignity. George W. Bush was a man of dignity, and he suffered outrageous lies and politically motivated ...

Senior citizens are losing money

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: The Federal Reserve Bank states that a 2 percent inflation rate is healthy. We seniors have a 2 percent increase in our Social Security. Big deal. (COLA provides increase in Social Security to offset inflation for recipients). All our funds rely on the supplement of our ...

Orchids and Onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To Liberty Board of Education for approving participation in the Ohio Auditor of State shared services feasibility study to find ways school districts can save money by sharing services such as busing, special education programs and teaching staff. You never know what savings might ...

Enforce rules uniformly for Twitter users

Editorials

Twitter announced last week it has begun to enforce new rules meant to reduce abusive, hateful, violent content. Of course, the intent is good; and Twitter has every right to host whatever content it chooses. It is free to encourage or suppress whatever speech its decision-makers deem meet or ...

Continue the probe into Ohio tech contracts

Editorials

The constantly advancing technology with which we live is an open invitation to waste and even corruption in government. Think of it this way: Many people have an idea of how much a police cruiser should cost and whether their town has paid too much for one. Likewise, most people have at ...

Slow reliance on others for resources

Editorials

It is about time U.S. officials began worrying about reliance on other countries for critical resources. For too long, as evidenced by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s State Department approving acquisition of a major amount of U.S. uranium by Russia, there has been a “don’t ...

North Korea threats reach beyond nukes

Editorials

Analysts have concluded the worldwide “WannaCry” ransomware attack last May originated in North Korea. The news is a reminder that the threat from Pyongyang is more widespread than many people may have thought. “WannaCry” infected hundreds of thousands of computers throughout the ...