Opinion

Big events can trigger spread of ‘fake news’

Brenda J. Linert

We all read and watched in horror as news of the grisly massacre in Las Vegas unfolded last week. Firing from a 32nd-floor hotel suite one week ago, mass murderer Stephen Paddock killed 59 people and wounded more than 500 others. Paddock had multiple fully automatic weapons, and he was firing ...

Taxes spent to revive overdose victims

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: For the past eight years, my uncle has been fighting for his life due to a diagnosis of leukemia. Believe it or not, one of the hardest fights is with the insurance companies that refuse to help pay for treatments. My uncle is roughly over $90,000 in debt with a growing bill. The ...

A missed opportunity to recognize alumni

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: The Tribune missed a great opportunity to highlight a group of Warren city alumni who recently returned to be inducted into the Warren Sports Hall of Fame. While not all the inductees have left, it was gratifying to see those who did leave return for the ceremony. It was a ...

A missed opportunity to recognize alumni

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: The Tribune missed a great opportunity to highlight a group of Warren city alumni who recently returned to be inducted into the Warren Sports Hall of Fame. While not all the inductees have left, it was gratifying to see those who did leave return for the ceremony. It was a ...

Athletes cannot be above the law

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Kneeling during the playing of our National Anthem violates federal law. Title 36 United States Code Section 301 clearly states: “During a rendition of the national anthem- (1) when the flag is displayed- (A) individuals in uniform should give the military salute at the ...

Kneeling NFL players violate policy

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Several points related to the recent national anthem at sporting events issue have not been publicized. First, there is a clause in the NFL’s union contract / rule book stating all players and coaches are required to be on the field for the playing of the national anthem and ...

Stop watching Cleveland Browns

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Cleveland Browns stink! Players that did not stand for the flag do not deserve even the $2.4 million minimum salary. The rest of the team should be ashamed to allow that in front of the public. They should be banned from all sports. I am calling for a boycott on all Browns ...

Keep newborns safe in their cribs

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: The Ohio Department of Health Board states, “Every week in Ohio, three babies die in an unsafe sleep environment.” To think, new parents leave the hospital and sign a paper stating they understand the safe sleep rules; but babies are still dying. I think this issue needs ...

Orchids and onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To Trumbull Family Fitness for its continued transformation. The latest phase includes plans for a $7 million to $9 million investment in the building to renovate the wellness center and develop apartments on the top two floors. What a great addition to downtown Warren! • ONION: ...

Hold charter schools, ECOT to standards of public schools

Editorials

With all the issues over which Democrats and Republicans should be doing battle in Ohio, it is a puzzle why some have chosen to focus on the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow. There is no good reason for any disagreement about ECOT. ECOT is an entirely online institution which is among charter ...

Don’t block release of public records with scare tactics

Editorials

Government officials and employees are notorious for trying to keep documents secret from the public. That is why, in both West Virginia and Ohio, we have open records laws requiring release of such information, except in certain circumstances such as ongoing criminal ...

Abused children must count on schools for help

Editorials

Sometimes, the only rescuers abused children can rely on are teachers, principals and other school personnel. Many cases of child abuse and/or neglect come to light only because educators go to the police. In Ohio, they are required by law to report suspected abuse. They do so almost every ...

Seek answers in massacre before jumping to conclusions

Editorials

The only conclusion shocked Americans should draw in the immediate aftermath of the horrifying massacre in Las Vegas is that no conclusions should be drawn until investigators have had more time to learn exactly what happened and why. Page one of today’s newspaper tells the story: At least ...

An eMOTIONal ruling from mom

Community Columnists

Mom couldn’t stand any sort of motion. As a 3 or 4 year old, I would try to sit next to her on the front porch glider on York Avenue. I had to sit stock still because the slightest motion of that glider would bother her immensely. Maybe it was an inner ear problem. Now, let’s zoom ahead ...

Don’t allow evil to discourage or intimidate

Editorials

If “our security cannot be assured, the French team will stay at home,” declared French Sports Minister Laura Flessel, regarding the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Way to show the terrorists and bullies of the world they have not achieved their goals. Certainly the French ...

Make piecemeal changes, fixes to Obamacare

Editorials

The most recent attempt by members of Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare failed dismally last week, when a vote on the Graham-Cassidy health insurance overhaul bill was delayed indefinitely. That happened when it became clear the measure had no chance of being approved in the U.S. ...

Make renters pay school levy as well

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: You had me again at the word homeowner. Niles has asked for money for the police department, the fire department, park and recreational, etc. Now they actually have the nerve to ask homeowners to pay $19 a month or more for a school levy in Niles. When I worked, I set aside ...

Heroin kills

Editorials

Heroin kills. This simple statement is irrefutable, but given the shocking number of accidental overdoses and deaths from heroin and other opioid-based drugs, it’s clear the message isn’t getting through. At least five Trumbull County residents died in 49 accidental overdoses in a ...

Trib turns attention to two health crises

Brenda J. Linert

As it is the first day of October, readers likely will notice that — as in past years — the Tribune Chronicle logo has gone “pink” today in honor of breast cancer awareness month. We also have devoted the main story on our front page today — along with a six-page special section ...

Drug education in schools can help

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I now visualize only one outcome for America, total eclipse of a great nation. I am speaking of the drug epidemic we now face all over the U.S. What will it take to wake up our leaders in this nation? The epidemic is knocking at everyone’s front door, beginning to smash it ...