Opinion

Orchids and onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To Kyle Kolat, 11, of Champion, who skated 17.6 miles this week from northern Bristol to Kent State University at Trumbull in Champion, all in an effort to raise money for Adult and Teen Challenge Ohio Valley, a faith-based organization that supports substance abuse recovery ...

Home inspectors soon must have a license

Community Columnists

Forty-plus years ago, professional home inspections didn’t exist. Real estate sales contracts had no references to inspecting the house or what to do if the buyer found something wrong. Today, all that has changed — for the better. Home inspectors have become central to the real estate ...

Find new ways to slow fetal deaths

Editorials

Across the country, one in 167 pregnancies ends in a stillbirth. That translates to a fetal mortality rate in the U.S. of about 3.98 per 1,000 pregnancies. But in Ohio, the rate is 4.39 per 1,000. Ohio’s Department of Health is working to do something about that, and has partnered with ...

Sides must talk before Butler splits

Editorials

It’s a terrible shame that a disagreement over whether to accept a wonderful art collection has now spiraled into a decision to sever a relationship that has worked so well for many years. In recent weeks, the nonprofit foundation that provided the land and most of the funding for the ...

Give back tax money in new state budget

Editorials

Ohio legislators are on the clock this week, as they try to find common ground on a two-year state budget. It must be on Gov. Mike DeWine’s desk by Sunday. Buckeye State residents will get a tax break under the new $69 billion budget. The only question is: How much? State senators have ...

Lordstown must stand strong on bill

Editorials

What would happen if, as a utility user, you suddenly received a bill in the mail for increased rates on the utilities you used and paid for three years ago? Odds are you either would laugh at the absurdity and toss the bill in the trash, or you would go on a rampage, calling on the utility ...

Drone use for illegal building activity

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Our county continues to see erosion of jobs and citizen migration. In an attempt to capture lost revenue from building permit avoidance, the thinking is to use drones to photograph all of Trumbull County’s buildings. That requires spending additional tax dollars on new drones, ...

Law would create even more loopholes

Editorials

It’s not unusual for criminal defendants — especially those facing the death penalty — to claim they were suffering from a mental deficiency when they committed a serious crime. Sadly, we’ve heard it over and over again in different forms of appeal from well-known Trumbull County ...

‘America’s backbone’ needs financial help

Brenda J. Linert

Think about the many times lately that we all have bemoaned the fact that our yards are so flooded or waterlogged that we can’t even cut the grass. Then consider what the deluge of rain this spring has meant for those who rely on the fields for their livelihood. Rightly, these folks often ...

Stop excuses for unlimited gun rights

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: The June 12 Tribune Chronicle editorial has to be the most inane, pro-gun nonsense ever published by a supposedly socially responsible newspaper. Both high-capacity magazines and a noise suppressor were indeed responsible for the sheer number of fatalities in the Virginia Beach ...

Cut Democratic cancers from Washington

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: In the June 5 Tribune Chronicle, Tim Ryan said this: “Power without principle is corrupt. An impeachment inquiry will begin to cut the cancer of corruption of government and prevent it from spreading.” The cancer that needs to be cut is Nancy Pelosi and Chuck ...

City should foot bill for waterline repairs

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: The city of Niles sewer system is 80 to 100 years old and in desperate need of repair. The system was bought and paid for by the taxpayers of Niles. When there is a break in the line in the street, the city wants the homeowner to repair it, costing $6,000 and up. With the ...

Time to read the Mueller Report

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Lately, I am frustrated watching cable television journalists who normally suit my moderate-liberal bent. I want to stay informed, but I feel wearied by moment-by-moment recaps of Donald Trump’s escapades, accompanied by constant updating of those who would vote to impeach ...

How Ohio should focus on results

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Despite best intentions and hard work in our communities, Ohio continues to be ground zero for devastating public health issues. Drug addiction, infant mortality and criminal recidivism are just a few complex problems we face, and we’re spending billions to fight them. Too many ...

Democrats’ philosophy is to take and spend

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: This is in response to the letter titled “Thank a Democrat for things we enjoy.” We can thank both parties for laws that protect Americans. We as people pay into Medicare and Social Security and pay for those on Medicaid as taxpayers to insure the poor of our country. But in ...

Disease infecting all Americans

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: An emotional or mental disease can affect an individual, a group or a society. In the movie “One Flew Over the Coo Coo’s Nest,” there’s a subplot where the doctors running the mental health facility were only managing the patients, not trying to heal them. They did this ...

Sound off!

Letters to the Editor

Thousands of more jobs could be gone from Kraftmaid; $8 per hour labor from Georgia for TJX construction. It doesn’t sound like Making America Great Again. The wealthiest just keep getting wealthier, and others keep falling out of the middle class. Trump should change his campaign to “Make ...

Orchids and onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To the Ohio Supreme Court for its 4-3 decision that PUCO regulators erred in granting FirstEnergy permission to charge customers additional fees, supposedly for electric grid modernization, without imposing restrictions on specific use of the funds. As a regulatory agency, PUCO’s ...

WABOR offers tips for vacationing residents

Community Columnists

It’s vacation season and the Warren Area Board of Realtors reminds residents that planning a trip or vacating your home means more than just pulling out a map and taking off. It also should include a checklist of things to do to protect your home and valuables while you are away. Regardless ...

Transit hire needs more examination

Editorials

Trumbull County commissioners Mauro Cantalamessa and Frank Fuda dropped the ball this week when they rushed to approve the temporary re-hiring of former Trumbull Transit Administrator Mark Hess at $50 per hour. While it’s believed Hess’ assistance will be needed for only about a day, the ...