Opinion

Internet access should receive bi-partisan focus

Editorials

Expanding high-speed internet access to rural areas is critical in our region. Too many Ohioans, including some in Trumbull and Mahoning counties, lack what has become a virtual necessity. One obstacle to that is knowing precisely what areas already have broadband service. The system relied ...

Good work helps to keep memory alive

Editorials

Cindy Michael has never stopped fighting for the memory of her daughter, Lena Cross, and her two grandsons, Mason Cross, 5, and Christian Pizzulo, 1, who were murdered inside their Girard home nearly 13 years ago. The murders remain unsolved, and while Michael remains hopeful of resolution, ...

We owe our law enforcement the best equipment

Editorials

For months before their union in May filed a formal grievance over the issue, Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation agents had complained about body armor older than the manufacturer’s expiration date. One BCI supervisor declared in an email that, “I will not allow my folks to go through a ...

Negotiate trade pacts good for US

Editorials

The key question being raised over President Donald Trump’s agreement with Mexican officials on a new trade pact points straight to the reason why so many Americans are unhappy with the current system of regulating trade between our country and others. Trump said last week Mexican officials ...

Hard-working Americans grow economy

Editorials

We hear a lot about unemployment rates, the gross domestic product, business inventories and a variety of other economic indicators. But among the most interesting are productivity reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In essence, productivity data compares the value of goods and ...

Light sentence in daycare crime is just appalling

Editorials

A New Jersey woman who used a knife to intimidate two 4-year-olds pleaded guilty several days ago — and was placed on probation. Incredible. Adetokunbo Akinnaso, 64, directed a child care center. When the two children were taken to her office for disciplinary reasons, she brandished a ...

Ohio voters should say no on Issue 1

Editorials

Ohioans going to the polls on Nov. 6 will have the opportunity to pass judgment on an idea suggested for many years — virtual decriminalization of most illegal drug offenses. If approved, Issue 1 would reduce sentences drastically for purchase, possession or use of illicit drugs, including ...

Trump must use ‘trust-but-verify’ strategy with Kim

Editorials

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un may have been jubilant about his deal with President Donald Trump, reached earlier this summer during their meeting in Singapore. Kim may have believed that, in exchange for mere promises, he had gained Trump’s unqualified trust. That would have fit ...

Arts deserve as much funding as sports

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: It is encouraging to see the interest and enthusiasm in support of the arts as evidenced by the thousands who attended the Aug. 13 concert featuring Yo Yo Ma. Hopefully, the concert will indeed stimulate continued interest and support for the arts including music. Research ...

Outcome proves we must rethink administrator job

Editorials

It was less than five months ago that Trumbull County Commissioners Dan Polivka and Mauro Cantalamessa voted to create a three-faceted county administrative management position to fill management roles that we have argued should be done by the commissioners themselves. Their fellow ...

The wall helped heal a community

Community Columnists

The healing made possible by the visit of The Wall That Heals to Warren was much greater and further-reaching than we ever could have imagined. From the initial idea through fruition, this project has had amazing support from our veterans and local community. The reverent feeling that one gets ...

Farewell to true patriot and American hero

Brenda J. Linert

To read the complete text of Sen. McCain’s farewell letter, click here As an American, I always have admired the great strength and immense patriotism of Sen. John McCain. As a journalist, I found new respect when he spoke clearly on the importance of our free press. “We need a free ...

Improper jokes can be viewed as bullying

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I am writing about the “onion” you gave to Warren Safety Service Director Enzo Cantalamessa August 18 about his characterization of a fight that broke out during the Italian-American Heritage Festival as “kids will be kids.” You criticized his statement by saying ...

We the people still hold majority

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: This is in response to Tribune Chronicle Editor Brenda J. Linert’s July 29 column regarding saving us Ohioans from ballot initiatives. Her comments truly reflect the Tribune’s conservative bias that we need to save us from ourselves. She quotes Dale Butland, a Democratic ...

Government-run health care is answer

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: In a recent syndicated column, conservative George Will berated the North Carolina government for not allowing a doctor to get an MRI machine for his practice. Will seems to believe markets are a better way to judge society’s needs than bureaucrats (government officials). As ...

National media must report just the facts

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Do you remember when journalism was written with honesty, integrity and only the truth was reported? For the last 25 years, starting when Bill Clinton was president, journalism on a national level has become somewhat of a joke. For those too young to remember, a pair of ...

Orchids and Onions – Sept. 1, 2018

Editorials

• ORCHID: To Second Harvest Food Bank, Girard / Liberty Rotary Club and W.S. Guy Middle School in Liberty for setting up a food pantry inside the school building for needy students, along with a weekend food backpack program. This is a wonderful program. How can children be expected to ...

Appreciate investment in mill site

Editorials

It’s unfortunate that BDM Warren Steel Holdings, owners of the former RG Steel mill site in Warren, likely will be remembered largely as the people who razed the last fully integrated steel mill in Warren and the Mahoning Valley. What often is forgotten by residents and former steelworkers ...

Patriot, hero John McCain’s words remain

Editorials

During 60 years in public service, first in the Navy and more recently as a United States senator, John McCain made many sacrifices and did enormous good for us, his fellow Americans. Before passing on to his reward, he rendered one more very great service. He reminded us who we ...

Consider results before closing polling places

Editorials

Shutting down seven of a Georgia county’s nine election polling places was bound to raise a stink. Perhaps the outside consultant who recommended it ought to take a refresher course in American history. Election officials in Randolph County, Ga., are between a rock and a hard place. They ...