Opinion

Ryan, DePizzo invited to debate sponsored by the Tribune

Editorials

It’s been more than four months since we last published in this space our views about the importance of a candidate debate between longtime Congressman Timothy J. Ryan, D-Howland, and his challenger, Youngstown native Chris DePizzo, a Republican who now lives in Cuyahoga Falls. Since that ...

Issue 1 removes person’s motivation to get clean

Community Columnists

Proponents of Issue 1 believe Ohio can solve substance addiction by essentially decriminalizing the possession of any drug of abuse of less than 20 grams by reducing possession to a misdemeanor and by limiting jail sentences for probation violations. But the truth is a drug offender’s ...

Local steel case important to Kavanaugh

Brenda J. Linert

My memory of that surreal time in recent American history is a little fuzzy now, but for certain, it was ions before Brett Kavanaugh’s U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearings turned into — as Kavanaugh described it — the Twilight Zone. It may have been amid the spectacle of protests and ...

Democratic not the party for working people

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Should we serve the government or should the government serve us? If you want burdensome regulations, higher taxes, redistribution of wealth, bigger government, ever increasing loss of individual freedoms, limiting upward mobility, lower standard of living, ever expanding social ...

Rust City Church chose embarrassing name

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I am a huge advocate of Warren. I love my city, and I love all of the great things that are being done to improve the city and its reputation. Imagine my shock and disbelief as I drove downtown on East Market and looked up to see a sign that says “Rust City” church. Yes, ...

Proper driving can save lives of self and others

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: It is very important for motorists to drive safely. First, drivers must take care of their vehicles. If a vehicle is not properly maintained, it may be dangerous. Drivers should regularly check things like the tires’ condition and inflation and the brakes. Windows should ...

Sound off!

Letters to the Editor

We teach children not to be bullies but to be kind and helpful to others. This would be a great lesson for politicians, especially as they ask us to vote for them! — Fowler Township Why do I get the feeling General Motors is going to screw us over big time? Remember, there is zero ...

Orchids and onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To management at the now operational $900 million, 940-megawatt Lordstown Energy Center for the clear commitment to safety and to serving the community. New plant manager Drew Schneider says he is most proud of his outstanding safety record from his decades working in the ...

Tips for selling a home in winter

Community Columnists

Winter will be here before you know it and it is already cold outside. I am out there daily showing homes with hundreds of other Realtors in the Valley. Don’t tell me homes don’t sell in the winter. If a buyer is willing to trudge out in 10-degree weather and 6 inches of snow, that ...

Adopt a shelter dog that needs a home

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: October may be dominated by falling leaves and Halloween, but it's also Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. Across the country, shelter dogs are looking for warm homes with owners who can provide loving care. It's not only the pups that need help: Many shelters are severely underfunded ...

O’Brien should keep his seat in Ohio statehouse

Editorials

Voters from Warren, northern Trumbull County and southern Ashtabula County will choose from two familiar candidates when they vote for the 64th Ohio House District representative. That’s because the general election ballot will contain the names of the very same two candidates that ...

Opportunity is here, early voting underway

Editorials

Early voting has begun. Get out and do your civic duty at the county boards of elections across the state. This election will determine things like whether a Republican maintains control of the governor’s seat or a Democrat takes it. Voters locally will pick a Trumbull County ...

Work to end tax delinquencies without closures

Editorials

The failure by some property owners to pay their fair share of taxes is not a new problem, nor is it a problem unique to Trumbull County. Regular Tribune Chronicle readers already know this is true because for decades this newspaper annually publishes pages and pages of delinquent property ...

E-cigarette use must be taken very seriously

Editorials

More than 1,100 businesses throughout the country are being warned by the Food and Drug Administration to stop selling e-cigarettes to minors. Working with local law enforcement agencies, the FDA conducted a massive sting operation earlier this year. Juveniles, accompanied by adults, were ...

Other pressure needed to end Iran program

Editorials

Even defenders of the deal former President Barack Obama’s administration negotiated with Iran admitted that it would delay Tehran’s acquisition of nuclear weapons only about 10 years. That was three years ago. Now, some are warning that President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the ...

Cyber threat from North Korea still serious

Editorials

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un insists he is prepared to scrap his nuclear weapons and, presumably, his intercontinental missiles. But he didn’t say anything about cyberwarfare. Whether he will keep his promises about military hardware remains to be seen. Indeed, as President Donald ...

More effective fund distribution must be considered

Editorials

Sometimes “fair” is not smart. A plan for distributing safety and security funds to Ohio public schools is an excellent example of that. State officials plan to distribute $12 million that has been set aside to improve school security. Recently, the state attorney general’s office ...

Kavanaugh hearing confirms swamp

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I watched the dog-and-pony show put on by our senators to establish the credibility of the accusations made against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. It didn’t take long to realize that this hearing was a complete sham. Nothing was going to be determined from this hearing ...

FEMA must re-examine rigid hoops

Editorials

When will the electricity be back on? Is the water safe to drink? Which streets were damaged so badly they need to be closed to the public? Can school buildings be repaired and reopened quickly? Do any municipal employees need time off to ensure their own families are safe? That is just a ...