Opinion

Support Cordray on Tuesday

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: As Trumbull County commissioners, we work every day to make life better for families in Trumbull county. Over the years, we have worked with many partners in this effort, but there are few who we hold in higher regard than Rich Cordray. Rich has always stood up for working ...

Klammer, Trapp deserve seats on Appeals Court

Editorials

TERM BEGINNING FEB. 10: In our many meetings with political candidates seeking election to judicial benches, we hear many speak about the need to speed up the pace at which courts dispose of cases. That’s why we were surprised to hear attorney and former Eleventh District Court of ...

Vote no on Bazetta levy

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: At the May 22 regular Bazetta township trustees meeting, I asked that trustees revisit the use of traffic cameras. This one-sided conversation can be seen on the Bazetta Township website. The only response from the trustees was thanking me for my concerns. When asked if he ...

Kovoor deserves judge’s post on family court

Editorials

Voters Nov. 6 will choose between attorneys Samuel Bluedorn, 54, of Howland, and Sarah Thomas Kovoor, 57, also of Howland, to take over as Trumbull County Family Court judge beginning next year when longtime Judge Pamela Rintala retires. Each candidate seems sincerely interested in operating ...

Better to anger teens than print their obituaries

Editorials

Two Ohio legislators want to set new limits on young motorists. They would increase the length of time new drivers are required to operate under permits rather than full licenses. Currently, drivers under 18 are required to hold instruction permits for six months. A bill sponsored by state ...

Vote no on Niles school levy

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: The political sign “Vote for Niles School Levy, Taxes won’t be raised” is not giving Niles residents much credit. Someone needs to explain how this can be. Well, the answer is in the Oct. 22 Tribune Chronicle. If the levy passes, we won’t have the right to vote on ...

DeWine gets nod over Cordray for Ohio governor

Editorials

With Ohio Gov. John Kasich banned by term limits from seeking re-election, the race for Ohio governor is heating up among the two major party candidates. Each spent time at the Tribune Chronicle offices in Warren last week meeting with our newspaper’s editorial board. Republican nominee ...

Dems have done little for Valley

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: What has Tim Ryan done for you or this valley in his 16-year tenure in the House of Representatives that has influenced an increase in business in this area? Tim Ryan voted against a tax plan President Trump introduced that has put money in the pockets of the majority of ...

Support Tim Ryan like he supports us

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: It’s election season, so it’s only natural we’re starting to hear far-out claims that aren’t rooted in fact. I am the head of a local union with members working on projects across the region, and I want to be very clear — Tim Ryan delivers for working people, and ...

Marijuana issue a bad decision

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: In addition to State Issue 1, the people of Windham and Garrettsville also are being asked to vote on an issue that, if passed, would lower the penalties for misdemeanor marijuana offenses to the lowest penalties allowed by state law. This proposal is nothing more than ...

Attorney donations to judges wrong

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I was surprised to learn recently in the race for Judge of the Court of Appeals that one candidate has received tens of thousands of dollars in campaign donations from attorneys. Apparently it’s not illegal for lawyers to give money to a judge’s political campaign. But ...

Vote right to save US from liberals

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I guess we should get prepared for more smears and surprises by the desperate liberal Democrats right up and through Election Day. With lies and accusations, the liberal Democrats basically ruined the life of Brett Kavanaugh and were disrespectful to this fine young man. But ...

November chock full of Tribune events

Brenda J. Linert

There is lots going on with the Tribune Chronicle this month, so get ready! CONGRESSIONAL DEBATE: I am thrilled to be involved in the Tribune Chronicle’s sponsorship of this week’s 13th District Congressional debate. U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan, Democratic incumbent, and Christopher ...

Orchids and onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To the Eleventh District Court of Appeals for this week upholding the removal of Mecca Township Fiscal Officer Deborah Drawl. She was removed from office after the township’s books were found to be unauditable and after Drawl failed to correct the problem despite several ...

Is building a new home the right choice?

Community Columnists

So you and your Realtor look diligently at every new home on the market that might fill your needs, and still have found nothing. You scour every website, newspaper, homes magazine, and even drive through neighborhoods you like, and still nothing suits you. Have you asked your Realtor to ...

School zones shouldn’t justify speed cameras

Editorials

Howland Township officials expressed shock that they were able to capture photographic evidence of 1,831 speeders in township school zones since they began using hand-held speed cameras in March. The excessive speed of those drivers ranged from 6 to 24 mph over the 20 mph posted speed limit. ...

Stop caravan of migrants without physical harm

Editorials

Unless they find motorized transport, the at least 7,000 Central Americans trudging on foot through Mexico will not arrive at their destination, the U.S. border, for three to six weeks. Good. U.S. officials will need all the time they can get to prepare for the small army’s arrival. Use of ...

National Guard site is a big gem for area

Editorials

The potential for the newly renamed Camp James A. Garfield to be another big win for our area is very real. The 21,600-acre site once served as the Ravenna Army Ammunition Plant and now is a finalist among three sites under consideration to be a new East Coast Missile Defense site. Camp ...

Quick spending of Ohio drug funds warranted by need

Editorials

Often, the prudent way for a state to spend federal grant money is to disburse it sparingly, for two reasons. First, ensuring the money is being spent effectively is important. Second, not running out of funds before the grant period ends is a consideration. Ohio officials deserve praise for ...

The partisan obstruction needs to end

Editorials

Actions by some Democrats in the U.S. Senate has resembled nothing as much as a temper tantrum during recent weeks. One might have thought that after the vote to confirm the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, they would have decided more mature behavior was appropriate. But ...