Opinion

Representatives are misguided

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: How misguided can our government get? Instead of funding $5 billion to build a wall to keep migrants out, they send $10 billion to Central America / Mexico to persuade them to stay put — like that is going to work. And on top of that, by not working in good faith to reach a ...

Ideological gridlock on Capitol Hill

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Trump is doing his best to fulfill his campaign promise, but he is facing opposition from both sides. The government shutdown looks like his last attempt for obtaining border security funding. Many people are saying that walls don’t work. If this is really true, why do people ...

Unfair onion to Weathersfield board

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: The only vote ever taken at a 7 a.m. Weathersfield Township trustees caucus meeting was to support the GM workers in their struggle to keep Lordstown manufacturing vehicles. The early morning meetings are scheduled to meet with department heads to keep our township running ...

Realtor column well-written

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Each week I read the Tribune Chronicle and on Saturday I appreciated the article written in the Real Estate section by the President of the Warren Area Board of Realtors, Darlene Mink-Crouse (with probable contribution by Dan Crouse). The article in Dec. 29 was so well-written, ...

Letter writer places ‘tall order’ for US

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: In his letter to the editor published in the Dec. 30 Tribune Chronicle, William J. Finnigan sees that our institutions are broken, that nothing works as it should, that people are corrupt. He hopes that his Bearded Magician in the Sky will inspire people to love each other ...

Sound off!

Letters to the Editor

The solution to pay for border security to fix the government shutdown is a no-brainer. There are two simple options: Take back $5 billion from the $1.3 trillion given to corporations last year in tax cuts, or send Mexico an invoice for $5 billion. Isn’t that who was supposed to pay for it in ...

Orchids and Onions – Jan. 5, 2019

Editorials

• ORCHID: To nurses and other medical personnel who reacted swiftly and appropriately when high winds and storms had the power flickering New Year’s Eve in Warren’s two hospitals. • ORCHID: To Cortland for its successful attempt to obtain a $25,000 state grant to erect the new ...

Pros and cons come with new police video bill

Editorials

New legislation spelling out when Ohio police body camera and cruiser dash camera footage may or may not be released to the public should bring mixed reaction from the public. We do not deny there is a critical need for Ohio law to uniformly clarify the question of when police body camera ...

Demand high child care standards

Editorials

Buckeye State child care providers are being asked to meet certain standards in order to receive state funding. Seems fair enough, right? But some, particularly small providers, and those operated out of private homes, may be at risk if they are unable to receive at least one star in the ...

Clamp down on process to award bids

Editorials

Many people probably believe that when government needs to buy something big, officials are required to accept the lowest bid. That is not true, and the fact is a gift to those out to swindle taxpayers. Low-bid requirements sometimes can be circumvented, when there are special requirements ...

Remember those we lost in 2018

Editorials

We were reminded during the second half of this year of the importance of public service and had the opportunity to look back at a time when governing represented the art of compromise, a period when opinions were valued and decisions were reached only after thought and deliberation. Sadly, ...

Keep holiday season happy by staying safe

Editorials

‘Tis the season for holiday parties, and it is a good time to think about parties and drinking and driving. Alcohol will be available at some of those parties. People will gather in living rooms and barrooms to toast, enjoy each other’s company and gaze at the holiday lights. One set of ...

Leave the county’s green spaces alone

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: As a Trumbull County resident, I wish to express my concern over the proposed plan to build a medical complex in what is considered by many to be a sensitive wetland area in Howland. I am also a board member of Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership. We have been working very hard ...

Think twice before inking new PMH deal

Editorials

One step forward and two steps back. That’s what Warren taxpayers are about to experience with the anticipated approval of the new management contract for Packard Music Hall. Just when the city of Warren was making headway in reducing some of the subsidy it has provided for years in the ...

It’s up to us to protect future

Community Columnists

In what has become commonplace in corporate America, General Motors once again, undeniably, demonstrated it will always put corporate interests and executive bonuses over the stability of our community and the families who have served it for decades. Shortly before Christmas, GM CEO Mary ...

Unpredictability of 2019 is a certainty

Brenda J. Linert

About this time every year, most of us marvel that another year has come and gone. We reminisce as we try to predict what the new year might bring. Of course, we all know there really is no predicting news, and perhaps that’s why we spend so much time reflecting on those unpredictable big ...

Build walls for all kinds of protection

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: The pros and cons of the border “wall” controversy have many applications to our broken society. I’m unquestionably for protecting the borders of our country, whether north or south; whether a literal, solid wall, barbed fence, or military presence. To have open borders ...

Real economy isn’t about the averages

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: There has been a problem with our economy for a long time. It started in the 1980s and is now reaching its maturity in effect. The general numbers do not reflect the reality. This is achieved by understanding that an average is not always a reflection of the truth. I learned ...

American workers right to fear job loss

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: U.S. workers are nervous and they fear that they will be losing their jobs to China, and rightly so. A new study shows that the growth in the U.S. trade deficit with China has cost 3.4 million American workers their jobs. The trade deficit is what kills jobs; as the deficit ...

Sound off!

Letters to the Editor

It is sad to see decline in our neighborhoods. Is there not a law or zoning that prohibits vehicles from being parked in front lawns? Many of us work very hard to keep our properties up and take pride in what we do. It is very disappointing to see neighbors using their lawns as a parking lot. ...