Opinion

Legislation could help defeat opioid crisis

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: The opioid epidemic is the largest public health crisis America ever has faced, and it’s far from over. Let’s not forget this crisis had origins with prescription medications most commonly written for musculoskeletal conditions like back pain. Sadly, this might have been ...

Liberals want to take away ‘American dream’

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: As many others, I am disgusted with those who stand against this country, who mock our president and disrespect our flag. This country has its flaws; however, it is the most generous, compassionate and charitable country in the world. Those so filled with hatred for America should ...

Accentuating positives makes us all better

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: A popular saying during World War II was “Accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative, and don’t mess with Mr. In-between.” But this saying means as much today as it did then. In today’s world, being positive means to help the hungry, sick and homeless, also to ...

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Letters to the Editor

If the Kinsman Lake is not a flood-control project or a water source for municipal or industrial use, why spend taxpayer dollars to restore it? The government is not about to put a pond on my property to give me waterfront access. — Warren It’s ironic that the man who campaigned for ...

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Letters to the Editor

The LED street light vs. sodium lights saga in Warren that’s been in the newspaper for months has a (pardon the pun) “glaring” problem. They said the sodium lights are rated at 100 watts and the LEDs are 50 watts — thus half the light output, if output is what their referring to. They ...

Orchids and onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To Girl Scout Rayna Lambert, 12, of Bristol, who is showcasing her monarch butterfly 4-H project this week at the Ohio State Fair. Last month Rayna, a member of Girl Scout Troop 80101, addressed the Trumbull County commissioners about the importance of preserving milkweed for ...

City must grant investigators unlimited access

Editorials

All Warren city officials, including members of City Council, must ensure taxpayers that all investigations into any serious allegations of wrongdoing are completed without limits. That’s why Warren City Council’s contemplation of paying outside attorneys to represent city employees ...

Seven repairs to make before selling a house

Community Columnists

As a smart seller, you’ll want your home in tip-top shape, but you don’t want to eat into your profits by overspending on home improvements. You won’t be around to enjoy them anyway. The key is to focus on the most important repairs to make before selling a house to ensure every dollar ...

Veteran bill is just good common sense

Editorials

Sometimes good things can happen in Washington. One did this week when the Senate approved a common-sense bill to help veterans of military service. Among those pushing for the measure, the Veteran STEM Scholarship Improvement Act, S 2011. It was introduced by Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas. ...

It’s time to turn attention back to Congress

Editorials

The presidential bid being carried out by Trumbull County’s own Tim Ryan for the last few months has generated quite a buzz locally. Since traveling to New York City to announce his bid in April on national television, the longtime congressman now has appeared on stage in two national ...

Obama cracked down harder on immigrants

Editorials

Arresting, detaining and deporting illegal immigrants is outrageous, many leading Democrats maintain. Some have called for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency to be eliminated, in effect opening our borders to all comers. But where was the compassion for illegal immigrants during ...

States must keep control of elections

Editorials

U.S. senators last week were told the federal government should have a bigger role in protecting states’ election systems from computer hackers such as those working for Russia. That sounds reasonable. Proposals that Uncle Sam have more power over us almost always do. A report on Russian ...

Measles case reminds us to vaccinate

Editorials

It probably was only a matter of time for Ohioans to become part of the measles outbreak that has hit about half the states. For a few months, it appeared the Buckeye State might be spared involvement. Now, it has been reported that a young adult from Stark County contracted the disease ...

Tenn. tribute to slave owner is misguided

Editorials

What on earth possessed Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee to back declaring each July 13 as “Nathan Bedford Forrest Day” in his state? A satisfactory answer to that probably is not on the horizon. Lee faced controversy earlier this summer in saying he had no problem in signing a proclamation ...

Columnist’s attack on LIRS mean-spirited, inaccurate

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: The vicious attack by Michelle Malkin on the organization Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services, or LIRS, in her opinion column published July 9 in the Tribune Chronicle should not go unchallenged. Her article is full of distortions of fact and egregious untruths. LIRS began ...

Don’t drag feet on LED street lights

Editorials

Warren officials are right to explore switching their city’s street lights from high-priced sodium pressure to lower-cost LED lights, but we are bothered at attempts by some Warren officials to slow the project, as well as the appearance that Ohio Edison is not on board with attempting to ...

Local journalism’s value touted on Senate floor

Brenda J. Linert

Shortly after the recently announced closure of The Vindicator left the Mahoning Valley reeling, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, stood on the U.S. Senate floor to deliver heartfelt words about the importance of community newspapers and local journalism. “When local newspapers close, ...

Enterprise Park issues warrant further review

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency waived wetland protection for the 100-acre habitat along Mosquito Creek in Howland for development by the Cafaro Company. So much for conservation. I oppose this relaxation of oversight. Mosquito Creek is a natural asset to Trumbull ...

Let the resurrection of GM Lordstown begin

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Tribune Chronicle editorial board members are to be applauded for recently awarding an “orchid” to local leaders who remain resolute in their insistence on the allocation of a new product for GM Lordstown, a demand for economic justice certain to be firmly sounded at the ...

Obama never faced Dems’ condemnation

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I read an article written by an immigrant legal group stating children held at the border were fed frozen and spoiled food and became ill, and the only drinkable water came from the toilet tank. That article was written in 2014. Who was sitting pretty in the scandal-free Oval ...