Opinion

Guilty must not escape punishment

Editorials

Allegations such as those that some Ohio State University students were sexually abused by those in positions of authority and / or trust invariably spawn many lawsuits. Those harmed understandably want some compensation for their suffering — and they want someone to be punished for ...

A yes vote Tuesday will create good jobs

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: For almost 60 years I have had the good fortune of having my business headquartered here in the Mahoning Valley. My company started back then, owning and operating McDonald’s restaurants. Then in the late 1990s, our company changed and began opening Panera Bread restaurants. ...

Lordstown must say ‘yes’ on Tuesday

Editorials

Tuesday, voters in Lordstown will cast ballots on seven referendum zoning change issues that, if defeated, will put an end to a promise of more than 1,000 sorely needed new local jobs. Without the necessary zoning change on seven large parcels of land totaling 290 acres in Lordstown, TJX ...

Football, yellow buses about to take over

Brenda J. Linert

If memory serves, it was just last week that we were congratulating our new high school graduates and planning our summer vacation, right? Wrong! It won’t be long until the days are getting shorter, the nights are getting more brisk and it’s time to take down my hanging summer flower ...

Vote yes for zoning change in Lordstown

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: A yes vote on Tuesday for the Lordstown zoning change is for our schools, our kids and our future. Opponents have cited numerous problems with the zoning change from water runoff to too many vehicles on the road and other negative factors. It’s time we looked at the positive ...

Comment by safety director unacceptable

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: This is in response to the August 14 article concerning the juveniles fighting at the Warren Italian-American Heritage Festival. I am deeply concerned with the comments of Warren’s Director of Safety and Service, Enzo Cantalamessa, “Kids will be kids. Kids fight.” ...

Unions should reject Tim Ryan for House

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I have just one question about your article on Rep. Tim Ryan wanting backing from the unions. Where was Ryan when Republic Steel was in trouble way before it closed down? The closure meant many people in the Valley lost their jobs and saw their pensions reduced or lost. ...

Writer shows disdain for Donald Trump

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: This is in response to a writer whose name, out of courtesy, I will withhold. Several weeks ago, I wrote an informative letter to the editor, but obviously it was contrary to her liberal opinions. I am of the belief that everyone should read these letters at least a couple of ...

Orchids and Onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To Newton Falls VFW Post 3332 for providing transportation, a celebratory dinner and care packages for two busloads of residents of Cleveland’s Wade Park VA Hospital in appreciation of their service and to ensure each understands that we respect and honor them. • ONION: To ...

Our mission is to report fairly, accurately

Editorials

Hundreds of newspapers nationwide on Thursday lashed out collectively against President Donald Trump’s attacks on the news media, fighting back in editorials and opinion pieces because they believe his criticism of “fake news” is unwarranted and unfair. We at the Tribune Chronicle made ...

Take time to visit wall, pay homage

Editorials

Hundreds of motorcyclists, many flying large American flags from their bikes, escorted the semi-truck Tuesday that hauled the “The Wall That Heals” into Warren. Hundreds of residents lined the route along East Market Street, also waving American flags and cheering for the arrival of this ...

Need for more air security proven again

Editorials

Since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, federal officials have devoted an enormous amount of effort and resources to making airline travel safe. In general, they seem to have done a good job. But last Friday, a mentally disturbed ground crew member stole a 76-seat plane from the airport ...

Be aware the return of yellow school buses

Editorials

Falls classes at area schools are scheduled to begin in coming weeks. That means hundreds of school buses will be carrying our children and grandchildren to and from their school buildings. It also means motorists will have to adjust driving habits. The summer months of not exercising an ...

Growing debt proves federal overspending

Editorials

With a national debt of $21.3 trillion, keeping the federal government’s spending within the limit of what revenue is taken in has become critical. Yet, after decades of warnings that needs to be done, political leaders have not found the will to make it happen. Last week, it was reported ...

State funding needed to fight drug crisis

Editorials

It is unlikely county officials will get from Columbus what they asked for in recent weeks. The general increase in funding to local governments being sought, more than $350 million per year, would dent the state budget to an extent legislators probably would not allow. But one specific plea ...

‘Space Force’ needs no new bureaucracy

Editorials

President Donald Trump is right that the United States needs an effective reaction to the militarization of outer space. He is wrong that we need to create a whole new bureaucracy to do that, however. Trump has said he wants to create a new branch of the military — a Space Force. That is ...

Teachers unions must stay strong

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Recently, there have been a number of attacks on labor unions across this country. Right-to-work supporters would love to see labor unions disbanded. Those who support unions must band together to protect the efforts of these organizations. Recently, the Tribune Chronicle ...

States, not fed should decide pot question

Editorials

U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan’s proposal to decriminalize marijuana and make it legal in all 50 states is ill-conceived, as is his reasoning behind it. Ryan in recent weeks described the federal ban on pot as “morally wrong and economically nonsensical.” Rather, those words better ...

Visit ‘Wall’ replica this week to say thanks

Brenda J. Linert

I recall learning in my high school social studies class in the early 1980s about the wall that was being built in Washington, D.C., to honor those who perished during their service in the Vietnam War. I still can clearly remember my teacher telling us that the wall would be the largest ...

Med-assisted treatment red flag

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: It’s wonderful to read that Warren Municipal Court Judge Thomas Gysegem has advocated for a new probation officer to lead a proposed medication-assistance treatment program, or MAT, through the court. But there is a red flag in reading Dr. Martina Moore’s statement that MAT ...