Opinion

Move all but secures former rep’s future

Editorials

Glenn Holmes’ attempt at secrecy in his move to better himself while refusing to be open and honest with the constituents who voted him into office is a clear example of why voters so often are soured with government. It’s clear the Democrat elected to serve Ohio’s 63rd House district ...

Planning is key in high school education

Brenda J. Linert

I can’t count how many times I’ve lectured my sons on the troubles that come with school work procrastination. Sure, my boys still would put off until tomorrow school work that they could have done today. But then again, they were in high school! So what’s the excuse for the ...

Article misleading about endorsement

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I feel the article appearing in Thursday’s Tribune Chronicle about the endorsement for Warren law director by AFSCME Local #74 is very misleading. As a retired member of AFSCME Local 74, I feel the endorsement of Enzo Cantalamessa for Warren city law director stands because ...

Hold Bazetta elected officials accountable

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Bazetta Township trustees have made promises to correct certain issues, which, in my opinion, still exist. As elected officials, they need to prove themselves to the residents of Bazetta that they are making good, sound judgments concerning the financial operations of Bazetta ...

Nursing plays important role

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Nurses play an instrumental role in delivering health care to the community. As frontline care providers, they also carry more than just the title of nurse — they are caregivers, communicators, friends, superheroes and so much more. I know the days can be exhausting and ...

Boy’s killer still lives on death row

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I went to a court proceeding for Danny Lee Hill and Timothy Combs. They sat there without a care in the world. That I can’t forget. There has been no closure in this case of a child killer. They have not used the death penalty, nor have they put Hill into the population for ...

Public officeholders should be leaders

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: When I was young, I heard about people cleaning by lifting the corner of a rug and sweeping dirt underneath to hide it from view. It didn’t solve the problem because the dirt worked its way out from under the rug and ultimately some good soul dealt with it by sweeping it into a ...

Republicans only fight for the wealthy

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Every time a caring politician proposes a popular idea that would help ordinary people, the politician is called a socialist. If you propose to reduce college debt, help sick families or make the super rich pay their fair share of taxes, you are a walking nightmare to the ...

Sound off!

Letters to the Editor

USW 1375 members helped propel Tim Ryan into Congress. Where was Ryan when RG Steel closed, when its 100-year steel operation ended here? Ryan had moved on; he was at a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Youngstown Incubator. He forgot the people who needed him. Steel workers feel bad for GM ...

Orchids and onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To Howland Board of Education for implementing staff cuts needed to save taxpayer funds. The board cut nine non-teaching positions and will leave open positions of three retiring teachers in order to save some $500,000, in conjunction with the planned closing of North Road ...

Elect people to stand up to monopoly

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Money is being needlessly removed from your wallet daily, and it is being done under a legal contract filed with the state of Ohio. It is being done through street lighting. Over the last 30 years, radical changes in lighting have resulted in new LED lights that use 70 percent ...

Legal opinion raises speed camera issue

Editorials

Funds collected by ticketing motorists via mail after their speed was caught by hidden police officers using hand-held cameras now will be used to help give elected officials in Girard handsome pay raises. Girard city council this week approved raises for officeholders ranging between 6.5 ...

Making do with what you had

Community Columnists

Sometimes I have been called a saver. Other times I have been known as a pack rat. I do have a habit of saving things, of not being able to throw things away. I can’t throw that away because I might need it sometime, even if I haven’t used it for several years. Yes, I grew up in a ...

Keep Greg Hicks as Warren law director

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I have been following the race for Warren Law Director. It seems today's politics is full of half-truths and misrepresentations, and this year is worse than ever. Enzo Cantalamessa is spending an excessive amount of money to try to get the job, even though he has no municipal ...

Elect Enzo Cantalamessa as Warren law director

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I have known Enzo Cantalamessa and his family for more than 25 years. In that time, I have found him to be one of the hardest workers I've ever known. He is an excellent father to his children, devoted husband to his wife and deeply committed to the city of Warren and its ...

It’s time for release of OSU’s report

Editorials

It is easy to understand why Ohio State University officials have not yet released a report on their investigation of the late Dr. Richard Strauss, despite the fact it has been a year since his misdeeds came to light. Strauss, who had been a doctor working with some of OSU’s athletic teams, ...

Workers disjointed

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Bud McKelvey writes what a tough time it is for American workers. What should we do? Buy wood for picket signs or guns for revolutions? Neither is effective for us nonviolent people. There must be a better way. D.J. NEYHART Berkeley, Calif.

Nuclear bailout bill will cost Warren, region

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: On behalf of Warren Mayor Doug Franklin, his administration and citizens, I write to voice opposition to House Bill 6. Warren, a middle-class community of about 41,000, is located approximately 50 minutes south of the Perry nuclear plant. Warren has been hit hard by loss of ...

Tim O’Hara better choice for Hubbard

Editorials

Residents of Hubbard should be proud to have two solidly entrenched candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for mayor. Both Hubbard Councilman-at Large Benjamin Kyle and Hubbard 2nd Ward Councilman Tim O’Hara for years have served their city in their official elected capacity, in ...

Make Valley, state appealing to big business

Editorials

Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof, R-Medina, is excited about the record number of new businesses being established in the Buckeye State — more than 13,700 new filings in March alone. That is part of a long trend of increases in new business filings, for which Obhof hopes to give credit to ...