Opinion

Letters to the Editor – April 1, 2018

Letters to the Editor

Be part of Warren’s resurgence DEAR EDITOR: Seeing is believing! Did you know around Warren’s Courthouse Square is a beautifully restored hotel, six restaurants, two bars and now a brewery? There are four parks, the library, the historical society museum, a bicycle shop, comic book ...

Administrator’s numerous hats bring problems

Editorials

After their previous hire for the newly created position of Trumbull County administrator / purchasing director backed out last month, two Trumbull County commissioners now have made good on their plans by hiring a new candidate, and this time adding even more responsibilities to the job ...

‘Fake News’ chants are causing undue harm

Brenda J. Linert

Twitter loves lies, the Associated Press reported in a recent story about a new Massachusetts Institute of Technology study that found false information traveled via social media six times faster than the truth and reached far more people. Specifically, an average false story takes about 10 ...

Orchids and Onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To the members of team “Just Weight” who won this year’s Tribune Chronicle / Mercy Health Fitness Challenge by losing 16.93 percent of their starting weight in the competition that benefits area charities. In fact, orchid to all the participants on this year’s teams for ...

Sometimes an outsider is needed

Editorials

For years, the essential task of reforming the Department of Veterans Affairs has been entrusted to career bureaucrats, most recently David Shulkin. Now, President Donald Trump has fired Shulkin and replaced him with an outsider, and the concern among some in Washington seems to be whether the ...

Trump must not be naive about Kim’s intentions

Editorials

Diplomacy often is the art of saying things you don’t mean, in order to put an opponent off guard or ingratiate him to you personally. Let us hope President Donald Trump was engaged in such a manipulative technique in a tweet he issued Wednesday. It appears Trump and North Korean dictator ...

Use part-time workers most effectively

Editorials

In recent weeks, elected leaders in two Trumbull County communities voted to add several new part-time positions to complement their full-time staffing levels. Girard council voted to hire seven part-time first responders — five for police and two for fire and ambulance. Liberty Township ...

Conservation plan vital for African animals’ survival

Editorials

President Donald Trump is under fire over a board created to advise him on how to protect certain African animals that are in decline, in part because of hunting. Critics say too many of the panel’s members are trophy hunters. At issue are rules for importing the heads and hides of African ...

Keep faith in developing technologies

Editorials

One of those “self-driving” cars struck and killed a woman in Tempe, Ariz., last week. She was crossing the street when she was struck by the vehicle, which was traveling at about 40 mph. Police said the vehicle, with a human in the driver’s seat but not operating the controls, did not ...

Use existing laws before creating new legislation

Editorials

High school students demanding that Congress enact laws to protect them against mass murder may want to reconsider. Instead of seeking new legislation, they may want to demand that existing safeguards be used, not ignored. Since Feb. 14, when Nikolas Cruz massacred 17 people in a Parkland, ...

Ohio’s Internet law contradicts US Constitution

Editorials

It is easy to understand why Ohio’s Internet harassment law was challenged by a liberal group, a conservative organization and a freelance political reporter. Huh? What on earth would bring such a diverse coalition together? Concern about freedom of speech. It is not at all difficult to ...

Ohio’s Internet law contradicts US Constitution

Editorials

It is easy to understand why Ohio’s Internet harassment law was challenged by a liberal group, a conservative organization and a freelance political reporter. Huh? What on earth would bring such a diverse coalition together? Concern about freedom of speech. It is not at all difficult to ...

Don’t fine taxpayers

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I read with amusement Brian Pearson’s logic as to why we should oppose House Bill 410. Mr. Pearson explained in his letter on March 11 that HB 410 would reduce the monies local government receives from the state in the amount they receive from speed cameras. He went on to ...

Pass bill that would offset camera profits

Editorials

If passed, Ohio House Bill 410 will put a serious crimp in the revenue being enjoyed by Ohio communities using handheld traffic cameras to generate millions of dollars from speeders who often don’t even know they were caught on camera until the ticket shows up in their mail weeks later. ...

Two Warren women helped shape history

Brenda J. Linert

As I stood in the small office inside the 178-year-old former home of Harriet Taylor Upton last week, I had actual goosebumps — and not just figuratively. It wasn’t the home’s beautiful Victorian design, the enormously high ceiling, nor its elegant, yet sparce, furniture that left me ...

Recovery homes not welcome in community

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: We’re all painfully aware of the opioid crisis and its toll on society. We have compassion for those caught in its grip, and we commend detox agencies for their efforts to make a difference. The purpose of this letter is not to criticize those good intentions but to question ...

Niles history could affect school levy

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I am a Niles resident. I totally agree with your editorial of March 20 concerning much-needed and unreasonable delayed repairs to the Niles Fire Station roof. However, the problems in Niles run deeper. We have a history of corruption in Niles. The previous Mayor Ralph ...

Ridge Road repairs planned for summer

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I’m responding to Jeff Cline’s letter on March 11, regarding the poor condition of Ridge Road south of King Graves Road. Ridge Road is a county road. The Vienna trustees had been in contact with the Trumbull County Engineer’s office as of last fall when it was determined ...

This week we honor our local physicians

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: We celebrate National Doctor’s Day this Friday, March 30. I want to recognize our physicians for their countless contributions to ensure quality care right here in our Valley. We’re committed to improving the overall health of those we serve in addition to providing ...

WYSU-FM worthy of your support

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: WYSU radio, which broadcasts from the campus of Youngstown State University at 88.5-FM, will begin its semi-annual, on-air fundraiser April 4. In addition to being an outlet for National Public Radio shows, the station carries a significant amount of local programming which merits ...