Opinion

Justice finally will be served in Hoerig case

Editorials

It was Trumbull County Prosecutor Dennis Watkins whom Paul Hoerig praised first when we contacted him after learning of murder defendant Claudia Hoerig’s return to Trumbull County to face charges in the murder of Paul’s brother, Karl. Certainly, Watkins’ name came to mind first because ...

Violent acts must be taken seriously

Editorials

In the aftermath of violent sprees students seem to launch with some regularity in schools, the question asked often is why no one saw it coming. Profiling children as potential killers is such a difficult task it does not even fall into the category of “inexact science.” Deciding ...

Parties must work together on immigration

Editorials

Perhaps some liberal voters will be fooled by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s “coup” on Monday. Thoughtful Americans will not. After a weekend “government shutdown” provoked by Schumer, D-N.Y., and fellow Democrat hardliners, the Senate voted Monday to approve a spending bill ...

Shutdown just a political ploy by Democrats

Editorials

Some have attempted to blame the government “shutdown” on “dysfunction” in the U.S. Senate, but that really is not the case. The Senate is functioning just fine — but many of its Democrats had decided to use the shutdown for political purposes. Liberal Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown was ...

All schools must be held accountable

Editorials

There should be no such thing as “too big to fail” when it comes to educating our children. Yet that seems to be the only argument left to the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow in Ohio. ECOT officials say that without some financial relief, they will have to shut down within days, perhaps ...

Move to remove O’Neill should send a message

Editorials

Ohio Supreme Court Justice William O’Neill should have stepped down from the bench when he announced he was running for governor. But he did not. Instead, he continued campaigning, expressing opinions on various issues. We Americans have a tradition of discouraging such behavior, simply ...

Justice finally will be served

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: After 11 years, Claudia Hoerig finally has been extradited from her native Brazil to stand trial for the murder of her husband way back in 2007. I would like to compliment Trumbull County Prosecutor Dennis Watkins, Congressman Tim Ryan and others who worked hard and ...

Beware of effects from traffic cameras

Editorials

We’ve heard it all before. Adoption of speed camera usage by communities always is said to be for safety reasons — not for the significant financial gain camera use brings to the local government entity. Howland Township is the latest to jump on board, with trustees approving Jan. 10 ...

Beware of effects from traffic cameras

Editorials

We’ve heard it all before. Adoption of speed camera usage by communities always is said to be for safety reasons — not for the significant financial gain camera use brings to the local government entity. Howland Township is the latest to jump on board, with trustees approving Jan. 10 ...

Interior Dept. moves on drilling regulation

Community Columnists

Last fall, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke began formally unraveling an Obama-era regulation that would raise the cost of drilling for energy on federal lands. Environmental groups are already claiming the Interior Department’s moves are unlawful and environmentally disastrous. They’re ...

It’s a new year, so let’s shape up our health

Brenda J. Linert

Trumbull County is among the most smoker-heavy counties in the country, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In fact, the county has well more than twice the national average of the population puffing on cigarettes, the Tribune Chronicle reported last week. It’s a dubious ...

Second Amendment guarantees gun rights

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Have you noticed that after every mass terrorist attack in this country, the progressive politicians pound the table and demand more gun control? What is wrong with these people? If they had their way, they would abolish the Second Amendment and have the government confiscate ...

Don’t glorify illegal immigration

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: You have a column in the Tribune called “Onions and Orchids.” Why haven’t you given an onion to Congressman Tim Ryan? He took an oath of office to uphold the Constitution and the laws of the United States. Should he be glorifying an illegal immigrant? Should he be opposing ...

Speed cameras are just for the cash

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Howland, Gird thy loins, and thy pocketbook! Howland Trustee Rick Clark and police Chief Nick Roberts are trumpeting their altruism to make Howland a safer place by implementing mobile speed cameras — oh, and they’re going to make a pile of money doing it. Speed cameras ...

Recreational pot would bring chaos

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: With the new year comes new adventure for the people of California — the legalization of marijuana. Is this a blessing or a curse? If you don’t want the devil at the dinner table, don’t open the front door. And I’m afraid that is exactly what the people of California ...

Do right thing in D.C. to avoid a shutdown

Editorials

That rattling sound you hear, coming from Washington, D.C., is the noise of politicians busy kicking cans down the road. Seemingly unable to do the right, smart thing on scores of issues, they compromise frequently by merely postponing action. Part of the complex battle over avoiding a ...

Orchids and Onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To the five strangers traveling near Girard Lake Tuesday who stopped and sprang into action to assist in rescuing Michelle Campo of Hartford and her five small children after her van crashed into the lake on a frigid morning. The quick response from passersby helped avert what could ...

Ignoring the issue helped it continue

Editorials

Let us be crystal clear about the stampede of entertainers distancing themselves from stars who are accused of sexual misdeeds: For at least some of those expressing outrage, it’s all an act. Many of them have known for years that the sexual harassment was rampant in their industry. Many ...

Proactive plan on marijuana merits praise

Editorials

Cortland officials are taking an important proactive step in dealing with medical marijuana businesses that may want to locate in the city. An amendment to Cortland’s zoning regulations that will be considered by City Council will require potential dispensaries and cultivators of newly ...

Seizure should come only after a conviction

Editorials

Few people have any argument with the government seizing property owned by a drug trafficker. Often, houses, cars, boats, etc., not to mention the pusher’s cash, were obtained by breaking the law. But what about someone merely accused of a crime? We Americans are innocent until proven ...