Opinion

Bias never should have place in health

Editorials

We may never know whether a drink a day keeps the doctor away. That is unfortunate, especially considering that the number of people who enjoy moderate consumption of alcohol is substantial and learning whether that has health benefits is desirable. The reason we may not get that information ...

Brave, loving grandparents react to crisis

Editorials

The ongoing opioid crisis has garnered much public and private reaction and debate, yet finding answers and solutions that could bring an end to it will take much more time, research and even experimentation on what works best. Sadly, children left orphaned by the crisis don’t have that ...

Local bank stocks mixed

Editorials

Cortland Bancorp gained 5 cents to close trading Monday at $23.55. First Niles Financial remained unchanged at $9.75 per share.

Continue probe to find problems and answers

Editorials

The Ohio State University’s investigation of a sports doctor alleged to have sexually abused athletes at several institutions of higher learning has turned over a commendable number of stones. What has come creeping out from under some of them is disturbing. Scores of people, including ...

Japanese soccer team proves sports build character

Editorials

Some of the best stories in sports happen off the playing fields and courts. Consider the aftermath of a World Cup soccer match in Russia this week. Japan’s team had been leading Belgium, 2-0, during much of the game. Then, in the closing minutes, Belgium came back to win, 3-2. It was a ...

Don’t give up yet on unused Trumbull rail line

Editorials

The Surface Transportation Board wasted little time in releasing its unfortunate ruling last week that CSX may abandon 14 miles of rail line formerly used for industrial transportation in Trumbull County. The ruling came based on CSX’s request and despite objections from a property owner ...

Consider nominee’s qualification, not party

Brenda J. Linert

And the race was on. It took just about 30 minutes from the start of Donald Trump’s nationally televised announcement Monday unveiling Brett Kavanaugh as his U.S. Supreme Court nominee until four unsolicited statements from elected Ohio leaders popped into my Tribune Chronicle email. U.S. ...

HomeGoods is big opportunity

Community Columnists

As a leader, I’ve always encouraged patience with regard for the big picture, despite any immediate set-backs. And I’d say the same today as I look at the economic outlook for Trumbull County, even with our latest challenges. Last month, more than a thousand people lost their jobs at ...

Issues raise blood pressure

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: When I read the June 24 Tribune Chronicle story “Trumbull Women Revisit Trump,” my blood pressure was elevated. What fantasy world are these women are living in? “Trump is protecting the children by keeping them with their families,” one woman said. Wake up lady ...

Plastic waste is big problem

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I applaud Warren for beginning to address problems of plastic waste in our environment and brainstorming some possible solutions. Plastic bags were addressed, but our problems are much larger. I use my grocery bags in the waste can so as to not buy more plastic for liners. ...

Letters change nothing

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I wrote my first Letter to the Editor in 1984. It was in response to a story this newspaper printed about the new technology the local phone company was rolling out. It was a story written by the phone company and reprinted. There was no investigation of what the new technology ...

Trumbull County Fair observations

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: It was my first time to a fair in 17 years. Loved the exhibition with all the animals. Did not enjoy anything else because of all the people smoking and the congestion. They put all the big rides into one corner of the fairgrounds — ridiculous. While the fair was smaller in ...

Orchids and Onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To Trumbull County commissioners for voting to seek sealed proposals for the Trumbull County Jail medical program. Dr. Phillip Malvasi has held the contract since 2000, which has continually renewed monthly since 2012. In order to ensure the program is being run at an appropriate ...

Publicity stunt doesn’t help area Democrats

Editorials

We’re not exactly sure why Mahoning County Democratic Party Chairman David Betras thinks it’s a “big get” to have lined up attorney Michael Avenatti as keynote speaker for the party’s upcoming annual fundraising dinner. Given that Avenatti is the attorney recently best known for ...

NATO members must commit fair share to defense

Editorials

No doubt President Donald Trump, visiting four countries in Europe this week, expected a frosty reception from some leaders. Those whose nations are members of NATO are upset with Trump for demanding they pay a fairer share of the alliance’s defense costs. Some already do bear reasonable ...

Don’t miss 2018 Trumbull County Fair

Editorials

It’s Trumbull County Fair week and (perhaps surprisingly) the weather is superb! What a great opportunity to show your support for some of this county’s brightest and hardest working youth who have raised and are showcasing their livestock and other projects. All through the year, ...

Volunteer right to point out mowing issue

Editorials

We can understand liability concerns that Niles officials raised over residents cutting grass on city-owned property. But what we don’t understand is why the city is raising that issue now — after three years — and even more important, why the grass isn’t being cut by the city workers ...

Rescues of baby and Thai team truly miracles

Editorials

Good news this week started in Thailand, where international rescuers pulled off the rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped inside a flooded cave. But it doesn’t stop there. We had a miracle right here in the United States, too. A clearly disturbed man told Montana authorities ...

Realistic Ohio education reform needed

Editorials

Give Ohio Gov. John Kasich credit for not having a dog in the fight he waged over public education for several months. By the time House Bill 512 could have gone into effect, Kasich would have been out of office. But though his motives appeared pure, Kasich’s idea was a bad one. He wanted ...

City should not delay action on accused worker

Editorials

AFSCME Local 74, the union that represents many Warren city workers, is asking Warren Safety Service Director Enzo Cantalamessa to delay making a decision on any disciplinary action of a city worker already convicted once of theft and now accused again, this time of taking for his personal use ...