Opinion

Sometimes spanking children is necessary

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Is spanking children good or evil? Every child is different. I’ve raised and helped raise many. Some children respond to timeouts and having their toys taken away. Some children respond to lost privileges (grounding), but some only respond to a swift smack on the backside. ...

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Letters to the Editor

As U.S. Rep. Steve King has been removed from serving on several committees in Washington from making remarks that were offensive, I suggest Rep. Ilhan Omar from Minnesota be taken off the Foreign Relations Committee, appointed by Speaker Pelosi, and disciplinary action be taken against her for ...

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Letters to the Editor

The City of Warren should really be ashamed of itself! The streets were terrible even after the half-hearted effort to clean them. Not only were the side streets a mess, the main streets were terrible! SHAME! Just wasting our tax dollars. — Warren Should NFL penalties be reviewable? In a ...

Orchids and Onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To all the outdoorsmen who jumped into action with little concern for their own safety to save the lives of seven people, including four children, who fell through the ice last Sunday while fishing on Mosquito Lake. They all have recovered, thanks in large part to the swift response ...

Promises also bring pricetags

Editorials

Promise-them-anything Democrat candidate for president Julian Castro was under fire this week from fellow liberals — for not promising Americans enough. Castro, who served as secretary of Housing and Urban Development under former President Barack Obama, announced last weekend that he is ...

Infant mortality rates unacceptable

Editorials

Among new Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s top priorities is ensuring more children live past infancy. Too many in the Buckeye State don’t make it. On average each year, six non-Hispanic white children out of every 1,000 live births in Ohio die before their first birthdays. That is the ninth-worst ...

Warren must do better on snow removal

Editorials

It was Tuesday — more than two days after Saturday’s storm had dumped about a foot of snow on Northeast Ohio — and yet Warren’s streets remained snow-caked and slippery. Many motorists reported struggling through uncleared city roadways. Yet streets in adjacent communities — at ...

Compromise needed to end shutdown

Editorials

Once again, Democratic leaders in Congress have made it plain their chief goal is to attack President Donald Trump, not to deal with illegal immigration. Unless reasonable Democrats retake control of their party, that attitude will continue to block progress. During the weekend, President ...

Thom Duma’s downtown growth very noteworthy

Editorials

Thomas Duma, owner of Thom Duma Fine Jewelers, has cast anchor and is here to stay, he said recently. His dedication to Trumbull County and specifically to Warren is worthy of praise, especially at a time when many brick-and-mortar stores are downsizing. Thomas Duma, who took over the ...

Dialogue key in school parking issue

Editorials

The handling of a situation created when Warren school resource officer Adam Chinchic issued a parking ticket to the principal at Warren Jefferson PK-8 School where he worked was unfortunate for all involved. Hasty decision making and a lack of open communication are largely to blame, and now ...

The amazing light of MLK

Community Columnists

This past summer, my wife and I were blessed to visit Atlanta, Georgia. It was our goal to see the sights referring to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We were blessed to go to his birth house where we heard stories of how he did not like to take his piano lessons. We visited his eternal flame and ...

More scandal at the UN is not a surprise

Editorials

The World Health Organization is riddled with corruption, racism and sexism, say some United Nations officials. After decades in which it was obvious some key arms of the UN are rotten to the core, some cynicism is fully warranted. So is the outlook that the current scandal will be covered up ...

Warren principal is disrespectful

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: As a mother and grandmother living in the Warren City School District, I am appalled that our superintendent had a police officer escorted out of Jefferson school when it’s the principal who should have been removed for breaking the law. As Principal Boyer stated, she broke ...

Gov. DeWine’s early actions speak loudly

Editorials

That it was just two days after his gubernatorial inauguration when Mike DeWine made an overnight trek to Detroit in the name of saving the Lordstown General Motors plant speaks volumes about what we can expect from our state’s new CEO. The message he delivered to GM President and CEO Mary ...

Parents should ‘cool it’

Community Columnists

If you are the mother or father of a high school athlete here in Ohio, this message is primarily for you. When you attend an athletic event that involves your son or daughter, cheer to your heart’s content, enjoy the camaraderie that high school sports offer and have fun. But when it comes ...

Solutions that come with a little discussion

Brenda J. Linert

A lack of communication on the two sides triggered massive debate and many hard feelings. The public, especially, reacted with visceral anger. Given the events of last week, I could be commenting on the ongoing federal government shutdown that, after 30 days, is affecting all of us one way ...

Ohio bill attacks freedom of speech

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I do not agree with the Jan. 6 Tribune Chronicle column by Brenda J. Linert titled “Lawmakers could limit Ohio ballot initiatives.” I see this as a bill to obstruct citizens’ rights to petition their government and move to action through the balloting process. I see this ...

Compromise and re-open government

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I do not understand why the Republican Party has not tried to work with the Democrats to get the government open. People are hurting in this country right now because of the shutdown. Our national parks are overflowing with trash and the Joshua trees have been cut down by ...

Why no tornado warning on Jan. 8?

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Saturday’s article about the shutdown and the weather put me in a state of quandary. On Jan. 8, the weather service from Pittsburgh issued a tornado warning for Mercer County, over the radio. Trumbull County warnings are issued from Cleveland. No warning from under-staffed ...

We can overcome Youngstown violence

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: In Youngstown in 2018 there were more homicides than over the past several years. This is unacceptable, and it’s time the people stood up and said enough is enough. But how are we to achieve this? The Youngstown mayor has promised more police presence in problem areas, but ...