Opinion

Delayed rollout of med marijuana must come to end

Editorials

Ohio will miss yet another mark in its march toward the sale of medical marijuana — this one an assurance that sales could begin by the end of November. That is not going to happen. According to Mark Hamlin, of the Ohio Department of Commerce, the two testing labs closest to opening are ...

Delayed rollout of med marijuana must come to end

Editorials

Ohio will miss yet another mark in its march toward the sale of medical marijuana — this one an assurance that sales could begin by the end of November. That is not going to happen. According to Mark Hamlin, of the Ohio Department of Commerce, the two testing labs closest to opening are ...

Use research to avoid errors on prescriptions

Editorials

Ohio’s “medicinal marijuana” program is just getting off the ground. Already, it is being suggested state officials should add a new health condition to the list of those for which cannabis can be prescribed as a remedy: opioid addiction. There is evidence the active ingredient derived ...

Negotiations, compromise better than suit

Editorials

Little is resolved when public agencies or political entities sue one another. When that happens, both sides lose because the taxpayers end up footing the bill. The only winners, really, are the attorneys who are paid well to litigate the matter. That’s what is going to happen now that ...

Thank a veteran for serving the country

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Today is Veterans Day. The holiday began when the fighting of World War I, known as the “Great War” and “the war to end all wars” ceased on the eleventh hour of Nov. 11, 1918. Armistice Day was declared by President Woodrow Wilson on Nov. 11, 1919, when he stated, “... ...

Return levies to taxpayers if state does same

Editorials

Newton Falls Board of Education members are considering placing a 1.5 percent or 1.75 percent earned income tax levy on the 2019 ballot. School officials say the money is needed to help “get our general fund healthy.” One day after voters defeated a continuous 11.7-mill substitute levy ...

A good day to visit Trumbull Veterans’ Memorial

Brenda J. Linert

It was 10 years ago today that the vision of an area veteran, coupled with an incredible community effort to honor our American heroes, was christened in downtown Warren. The Trumbull County Veterans’ Memorial, erected on the east bank of the Mahoning River, commemorates the sacrifice made ...

Love is always more powerful than hate

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Recently, the good and decent people of the Mahoning and Shenango Valleys displayed their true colors. A huge crowd, comprised of individuals of all faiths, ethnicities and political persuasions gathered together at Temple El Emeth, as one region, to mourn the deaths of the 11 ...

Newspaper’s photo was misleading

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: The decades-long child abuse perpetrated by Roman Catholic priests is deplorable. The Tribune Chronicle’s decision to post a large picture depicting the interior of St. Mary Church on the front page of Wednesday’s paper adjacent to the article reporting on the priest abuse ...

Immigrants get more than Americans

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: When I went to the welfare office to apply for a Medicaid card, I waited for hours because I really need my medication. They sent me to Social Security, and I waited there for three hours. After I finally talked to a person, they sent me a letter saying I make too much ...

Liberals, take notice of Brazilian election

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: A liberal news network, France 24, on PBS, covered the results of the Brazilian Presidential Election. Conservative Jair Bolsonaro won with 58 percent of the votes. In his acceptance speech, he vowed to defend the Constitution, democracy and freedom. His opponent also ...

Sleep is critical to having good health

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: When it comes to health, most people focus on diet and exercise. Both are very important, but something that often doesn’t get acknowledged for its health benefits is sleep. With our hectic schedules, we kick sleep to the curb, staying up and studying or ...

Sound off!

Letters to the Editor

I get so angry every time we have to pay our property taxes. Most of the money we pay goes toward schools, and in Warren, the schools still are receiving poor grades. Terrible! — Warren Frequent TV commercials are on Medicare advantage, and we receive five or six Medicare advantage ...

Orchids and onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To all the adoptive parents who have now officially welcomed new children into their lives following last week’s “Adoption Day” in Trumbull County Probate Court. Among the children legally adopted was the Trumbull County foster child previously known as “Jaime,” who gained ...

Tips to make fall easier

Community Columnists

It is hard to imagine a season prettier than the fall. For a brief fleeting time, the rich, bright colors of a burning bush in your yard or a hillside emblazoned with the foliage changing are satisfying and gorgeous — until you have to clean up those leaves. Fall also offers challenges to ...

Carry on the tradition of deceased vet

Editorials

Veterans Day should serve as a reminder of what those who served ensured for us: our freedom. But it should not be the only day we call that to mind. In fact, we Americans should offer thanks to our veterans every day, although especially on Veterans Day. In honor of this solemn day, ...

Crimes by clergy should be prosecuted

Editorials

It is clear to us that although knowledge of “credible” accusations of sexual abuse within the Youngstown Catholic Diocese existed for decades, church leaders decided among themselves that it would be preferable to handle these issues in-house rather than calling for outside criminal ...

Pick up campaign signs now before they turn to litter

Editorials

For weeks, small forests of signs promoting dozens of political candidates have been demonstrations of the vigor of our system of government. Now, they are just litter. Some candidates and their supporters started the process of picking up their signs Tuesday. It is pleasing to note that ...

Pay attention, slow down at school bus stops

Editorials

It really is a question about how much children mean to us. Are they precious enough for us to pay just a little bit of attention while we are driving? Not for some people — and that includes a few right here in our area. We doubt there is a school bus driver in our area who has not ...

It’s Election Day, do your duty and get to the polls

Editorials

For some Ohioans, today’s election is more important in many ways than if Buckeye State voters were helping to elect a president. Both on local candidates and issues and those affecting the entire state, critical decisions need to be made at the polls. It is not difficult these days to ...