Opinion

Find other threats to American liberty

Editorials

If the Bladensburg cross has to go, what’s next? If U.S. Supreme Court justices rule a cross erected to honor a group of men who gave their lives for our country cannot be on public land, what about similar situations? What about the small crosses in national cemeteries, marking the graves of ...

Howland BOE correct to end pay-to-play

Editorials

The Howland Board of Education made the right move last week when it voted to eliminate the district’s pay-to-participate policy beginning next school year, and now we hope other school districts will follow suit. The Howland pay-to-participate policy required students who participated in ...

GM-Lordstown ramps down, final Cruze on line

Brenda J. Linert

While it was not unexpected, the Lordstown-built Chevy Cruze still was noticeably absent from the large Chevrolet exhibit at this year’s Cleveland Auto Show that wraps up today at the I-X Center. The final Cruze to come off the Lordstown Assembly line moved from the complex’s stamping ...

Legislators must uphold constitution

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Our Ohio legislators are revisiting the abortion issue again where the taxpayers are going to foot the bill on the ensuing legal battle. Let me remind you these politicians are sworn to uphold the Constitution, but they forgot to mention the Bill of Rights at the swearing ...

Sound off!

Editorials

EDITOR’S NOTE: Due to growing popularity of this column, these soundoff submissions are being published in today’s Sunday Tribune Chronicle. We have a president wrapped in scandal. Under investigation right now are Trump himself, Trump campaign, Trump foundation, Trump inaugural committee, ...

Add Griffin name to Howland airfield

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: With the sad passing of Bill Griffin, a great man and all-around wonderful human being, I feel the Sloas Airfield where Bill put his heart and soul into preserving aviation history, should be renamed the Sloas / Bill Griffin Airfield. This to honor a man that gave freely of ...

Planners erred in releasing personal info

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I am writing in response to the Feb. 22 editorial in the Tribune Chronicle titled, “Release the Investigative Report Now.” It is my belief, because I was there, that Trumbull County Planning Commission director Trish Nuskievicz and her spouse were not the first to make ...

Knowledge is key to understanding

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: “America is Great because of diversity.” My quote of the day: “Anyone who believes in free government cannot prevent someone’s freedom, belief or lifestyle that does not agree with one’s own personal beliefs. “Judgment is reserved for all in matters that try and ...

We need preservation before it’s too late

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: We have heard stories of the giant who destroyed everything in his path. Is the giant back trying to destroy without concern or care what is under his feet? Is he pouring cement into waters full of living creatures or tearing down trees with nests? We should be teaching our ...

Silicon Valley owns the Democratic party

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: The reason Democrats do not want a permanent wall and just want technology (other than they dislike President Donald Trump) is Silicon Valley owns the Democratic party. The millions of dollars donated to elect Hillary Clinton was astounding. Silicon Valley is invested in this ...

Sound off!

Letters to the Editor

Why are the dunces in Columbus searching for a drug to use in executions? Have they not noticed an opioid 50 to 100 times more lethal than heroin causing fatalities daily? Our Chinese friends are producing fentanyl by the ton, and it’s managing to find its way to our shores. Death row inmates ...

Business as usual for Ohio executions

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: The Feb. 27 Tribune Chronicle article about Mike DeWine suspending executions sounds as if DeWine has consulted with Kasich about this, and it just remains business as usual. What a slap in the face to the parents of Raymond Fife. Instead of playing the waiting game, thus ...

Orchids and onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To Inspiring Minds, a Warren-based enrichment program for under-represented youth, for raising $970,000 and completing the first of a three-phase capital improvement plan in Warren. A completed 6,000-square-foot first phase houses high school programming space, administrative ...

Do not forget to ask about the septic system

Community Columnists

The majority of Trumbull County households are on septic systems, believe it or not. Septic systems must be kept in proper working order as they are a functioning system with components. Because they are outside and underground, the majority of the system, and as the old addage says “out of ...

Speed cameras create Girard spending debate

Editorials

Girard has generated so much money policing for profit with its hand-held speed camera program that city leaders are arguing over how to spend it all. Some want to put more money into the city’s general fund for operations expenses while reducing the money council allocates to street repairs ...

We all benefit from real estate development

Editorials

There can be no denying the incredible vision and business prowess possessed by members of the Cafaro family, real estate magnates who own dozens of shopping centers and other real estate nationwide, including the Eastwood Mall complex in Niles. Then last week, Cafaro Company announced its ...

Allegations are serious, disturbing

Editorials

It seems some of Jussie Smollett’s fellow performers on the “Empire” television series have chosen to give him their unqualified support. Why on earth would they do that? If Chicago police are correct, Smollett committed a despicable crime. They say he paid two men to stage an attack on ...

Americans are forgiving, give second chances

Editorials

One of the attitudes that differentiates most Americans from the vicious murderers of the Islamic State terrorist group is compassion. IS killers consider it a weakness. We take pride in it. Perhaps we ought to show Hoda Muthana some of that compassion. Muthana once lived in Alabama. A few ...

More than 100 local homeless way too many

Editorials

The Trumbull County Housing Collaborative counted 101 homeless living in Trumbull County during the annual Point-in-Time count during last month’s extreme cold. Of those, nine were described as “unsheltered” and 92 were in emergency or transitional housing. Of those sheltered, 70 were ...

Facts about the Butler and Rockwell artwork

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Many people who have written letters disapproving of the Butler’s decision not to rush into borrowing the Boy Scouts’ collection of paintings simply do not know the facts. The collection consists of nearly 400 works, only 66 of which are by Norman Rockwell. All of the ...